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8 Days Ngorongoro Crater Highlands Walking

Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

  • Depart Arusha for Ngorongoro Crater
  • Descend the Crater walls for Crater tour, game drive with lunch -boxes.
  • Ascend for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Rim and Nainokanoka Masai Village

  • After an Early breakfast, proceed to Nainokanoka Masai village. รก Set up camp and walk to the rim of the Olmoti Crater.
  • Visit the spectacular Munge waterfalls. Water collecting in the crater flows down the falls and eventually runs into Lake Magadi in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. (3-4 hours walking)

Day 3: Nainokanoka Masai Village and Kamnana Village

  • After breakfast, depart for Kamnana village.
  • Walking through Embulmbul depression following the Masai cattle trails, which pass through forests and grasslands.
  • Your overnight camp is set in the bush some distance from the village. (4 hours walking)

Day 4: Kamnana Village and Empakai Crater Rim

  • Early departure after breakfast, following the path that leads through an open grassland area, a bush land area, and forests, gradually increasing altitude, arriving at the rim of the Empakai Crater.
  • Camp is set on the rim before descending into the crater floor covered with dense equatorial forests, grass, and a volcanic lake.
  • Dinner and Overnight on the crater rim. (2 hours walking)

Day 5: Empakai Crater Rim and Naiyobi Village

  • After breakfast, depart for Naiyobi village circling the crater rim.
  • Descending on the northwestern side. The evening is spent relaxing or visiting the village school.
  • Dinner and Overnight at the acacia trees forest near the village. (6 hours walking)

Day 6: Naiyobi Village and Mwongoni Masai Village

  • Depart in the morning after breakfast, following the dusty paths downhill and off the crater highlands to Mwongoni Masai village
  • Dinner and Overnight at the edge of the village. (6-7 hours walking)

Day 7: Mwongoni Masai Village and Oldonyo Lengai

  • After breakfast, leave in the morning to follow the winding path across bare volcanic rocks and dusty lava soil.
  • Camp is set near the Ngare-Sero River where a swim in the clear running water is very refreshing.
  • Early morning between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. begin the trek to the Mt. Ol-Donyo Lengai summit (2878 m / 9440 ft). (8 hours walking)

Day 8: Oldonyo Lengai (Lake Natron) and Arusha

  • Descend from the peak, back to the camp.
  • Either brunch is served or with picnic lunches a tour of Lake Natron in a 4 wheele drive.
  • Driving back to Arusha for overnight.