Ngorongoro Highlands

Itinerary Code:           STTNH1
Itinerary:                     Ngorongoro Highlands
Days:                            6 (including Ol Doinyo Lengai trek)

 

Itinerary Code:          STTNH2
Itinerary:                    Ngorongoro Highlands
Days:                           7 (including: hike through Naoyobi Village and Acacia Forest with the donkeys!)

 

Itinerary Code:         STTNH3
Itinerary:                   Ngorongoro Highlands
Days:                          7 (including hike towards Kumina Saba area)

 

Get the best of both worlds, enjoy a short wildlife safari followed by an experience of Tanzania on foot in some of the most untouched and remote areas, where very few numbers of travellers venture out to including Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Olmoti and Empakai Craters, and continue through to Lake Natron region, the “Mountain of God” Ol Doinyo Lengai and other parts of the rift valley.

Ngorongoro Highland: 6 days, 5 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

For today, choose one option below:
a.After early breakfast proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a Crater game drive.
Overnight:- Nainokanoka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
b.Game drive in Tarangire National Park. Later proceed to Karatu.
Overnight:- Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
c.Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Later drive to Karatu.
Overnight:- Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]

3

Drive to Nainokanoka ranger post and hike to the rim of Olmoti Crater. Continue to Empakai Crater for trekking. Drive to Karatu, your destination for today.
Trekking time: 1-1.5 hours (Olmoti Crater), 2-3 hours (Empakai Crater)
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]

4

Drive from Karatu to Lake Natron, visit an authentic Maasai village and later to the shores of Lake Natron and hominid footprints. At approximately 11:00pm you will start your hike up Ol Doinyo Lengai, the “Mountain of God”.
Overnight: Riverside Campsite [B,L,D]

5

Continue hiking to the top of the mountain, a very physically demanding climb and descend back down again.Drive back to Moshi (approx. 7-8 hours’ drive).
Trekking time: 9-11 hours
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

6

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | other trek | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

Ngorongoro Highland: 7 days, 6 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:- Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

For today, choose one option below:
a. After early breakfast proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a Crater game drive.
Overnight: Nainokanoka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
b. Game drive in Tarangire National Park. Later proceed to Karatu.
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
c. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Later drive to Karatu.
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]

3

Drive to Nainokanoka ranger post and hike to the rim of Olmoti Crater. Continue to Empakai Crater for trekking. Drive to Karatu, your destination for today.
Trekking time: 1-1.5 hours (Olmoti Crater), 2-3 hours (Empakai Crater)
Overnight: Empakai Campsite [B,L,D]

4

After breakfast trek from Empakai through the grassland to Naoyobi Village for lunch. After the short break, continue walking to Acacia Forest, your destination for today.
Trekking time: 6-8 hours
Overnight:Acacia Campsite [B,L,D]

5

Start by hiking to the base of Ol Doinyo Lengai the “Mountain of God”. Later proceed to Engaresero area to relax and explore the area by hiking to the waterfalls and enjoying a swim.
Trekking time: 4-5 hours (Acacia Campsite – Ol Doinyo Lengai base)
Overnight: Riverside Campsite [B,L,D]

6

Proceed to the shores of Lake Natron, and hominid footprints. Head back to Moshi (approx. 7-8 hours drive).
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

7

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | other trek | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]

Ngorongoro Highland: 7 days, 6 nights

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing and final preparations.
Overnight:- Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

2

For today, choose one option below:
a. After early breakfast proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a Crater game drive.
Overnight: Nainokanoka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
b. Game drive in Tarangire National Park. Later proceed to Karatu.
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]
 
c. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Later drive to Karatu.
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]

3

Drive to Nainokanoka ranger post and hike to the rim of Olmoti Crater. Continue to Empakai Crater for trekking. Drive to Karatu, your destination for today.
Trekking time: 1-1.5 hours (Olmoti Crater), 2-3 hours (Empakai Crater)
Overnight: Fanaka Campsite [B,L,D]

4

Drive from Karatu to Lake Natron, visit an authentic Maasai village and later to the shores of Lake Natron and hominid footprints.
Overnight: Riverside Campsite [B,L,D]

5

After breakfast proceed for a day’s hike passed Engaressero area and the waterfalls, through to Kumina Saba, a winding journey.
Trekking time: 6-7 hours
Overnight: Riverside Campsite [B,L,D]

6

After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Moshi (approx. 7-8 hours’ drive).
Overnight: Mountain Inn [B,L,D]

7

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | other trek | Zanzibar | airport |end of our services [B]
Bronze package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn on half board (sharing)
  • National park / conservation fees applicable to the itinerary
  • Crater fees
  • Campsite fees
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser vehicle (with pop-up roof)
  • Experienced English speaking safari driver-guide
  • Personal chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • All meals indicated in the itineraries [B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  • Vaude / Hilleberg tents per 2 pax sharing
  • Camping chairs, tables
  • Public washroom facilities
  • Armed ranger/s
  • Local guide/s
  • Authentic Maasai Village fees (for STTNH1 & STTNH3)
  • Donkey/s to transport luggage (for STTNH2)
  • Portable toilet including toilet tent, porter, cleaning chemicals, air freshener, toilet roll (for STTNH2)
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on tour
  • Boiled drinking water on trek
  • Basic first aid kit per group

Silver package includes:

  • Bronze package
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Head torch
  • Trekking poles (for STTNH1)

Gold package includes:

  • Bronze + Silver package
  • Foldable bed
  • Portable toilet including toilet tent, porter, cleaning chemicals, air freshener, toilet roll (for STTNH2)
  • Flying Doctor’s Society Evacuation Service
  • Gold food menu items

Tour excludes:

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Single room / single tent supplement (please request prices)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, trekking poles, head torch etc. for bronze package (please request prices)
  • Specialized trekking equipment such as portable toilet (please request prices)
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Water bottles, water bladders etc.
  • Airport or road transfers
  • International or domestic flights
  • Items of personal nature
Accommodation: overnight stays at campsites in Hilleberg | Vaude, 4 season, 2 person tents.We highly recommend trekkers to have warm sleeping bags* and a sleeping mattress* for the tour.
*these equipment can be hired on request: please check our equipment rental list
 
Price: Please contact us for price quote.

 
Level: beginners – intermediate for STTNH1 & STTNH3, intermediate – high for STTNH2 (Ol Doinyo Lengai trek)
 
People traffic: very low