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Crater Highlands

Tanzania Crater Highlands
Oldonyo Lengai, 2,870 (9,650 ft) is an active volcano on the southern shore of Lake Natron, nested In the Great Rift valley. It is locally regarded by Maasai as a sacred mountain ” mountain of God”. A nearly perfect cone, it still erupts occasionally and you may have the opportunity to walk on still-steaming new ground.


Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro, Driving Distance 2h75

A first day of a life time adventure start early in the morning from Arusha town, towards the crater floor of the Ngorongoro for a rewarded game drive, the crater occupied by many species of wild animals among them elephant, hippo, buffalo, eland, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle as well as predatory includes lion and hyena. Lunch will be served at the crater floor. By then you will continue on game viewing before heading to the basement of the mount Olmoti for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at Olmoti Camp

Day 2: Olimoti Camp – Blat Camp, Walking Duration 5-6hr

You will leave the camp before sunrise for a hiking, and will take 45-minutes to summit on 3,700m above sea level, where stand stunning views of the Munge water fall and the Olmoti crater floor, a home to bushbuck, elands , buffalo, as well as species of birds and flowers, after enjoying its inspiring scenery and wildlife, it will take you another half on hour to returning to the camp for a breakfast, afterwards set out for more walking towards the Lolmalasin village, your walking boots will pound the awesome setting of the Embulibuli depression and to arrive at the camp as the evening set in.

overnight stay at Blat Camp

Day 3: Blati Camp – Embakai Camp, Walking Duration 5-6hr

After a breakfast you will setoff heading to an awesome rim of the Embakai Crater, nestled on 2,300m at the eastern atmosphere of the Ngororongoro highlands, the glorious region consist varieties of dry and evergreen trees, includes nuxia congesta and high land shrubs, in lucky and clear day as striking more eastern highland one can see the snow cape of the Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and the still active volcano of the Oldonyo Lengai, upon your arrival at the rim of the crater your eyes will be captured by a stunning nature dominated by an 85m deep and alkaline lake covering about 75% of its floor, you will spend the rest of a day relaxing at the camp and enjoying its spectacular scenery.
Overnight stay at the Rim of the Embakai Camp.

Day 4: Embakai Crater – Acacia Camp Walking Duration 6 – 7hr

Descent 300m towards the crater basement after an early breakfast, its floor covering 6km in diameter, is a home to abundant waterfowl and numbers of pink flamingo. Forest support waterbuck, bushbuck, leopard, turacos, variable sun bird, beautiful sun birds and so many others, thereafter learning and understanding its beauty it will take you 30 mts to ascent its wall, by then heading Mungoni plain, via some awesome landscapes of the Naiyobi depressions fame as a home to the Maasai tribe,
overnight stay at Acacia camp. Behind Oldonyo Lengai Mountain

Day 5: Acacia Camp – Lake Natron, Walking Duration: 4 -5 hr

Another day of stretching legs along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, a walk will take you to the spectacular and un-fenced view of the lake Natron, the Oldoyo Lengai mountain and its surrounding, upon your arrival at the foot of the valley you will be met by a driver and drive to the camp for a hot lunch and siesta, before setout for a swimming at the water fall nestled few yards from the camp and return to your home for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight stay at Oldonyo Lengai World view Camp

Day 6: Lake Natron – Arusha Driving Distance 5 h 30

Safari start after a breakfast, heading to Arusha city via a shore of the Lake Natron, where the most east African flamingos breeding, it’s shallow alkaline water encrusted by algae and zooplankton of which flamingos feed on. after learning and understanding its natural nature, the drive will continue following a road meandering along the floor of the Great Rift Valley and to arrive at the hotel for overstay as the late afternoon set in or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport and fly out of the country or to Zanzibar if more excursion extension will be selected

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