Ngorongoro Crater Highlands Trekking Tour
A Warrior Expeditions Representative will be at the Kilimanjaro International Airport to welcome you and transfer you to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge.
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drive, lunch at hippo pool picnic site. Ascend to the rim to overnight at Simba camp site.
After breakfast, depart to Nainokanoka Village (50km from the Simba) where you will walk up to Olmoti Crater and view the Munge River waterfalls and the crater. The crater is the source of Munge River which drains its water into the Ngorongoro Crater, and is a 45-60 minute walk from the camp.
Nainokanoka to Empakaai Crater trek (5-6 hours walking). After breakfast you pack your luggage on donkeys, also called "Maasai Land Rovers". Accompanied with Maasai escorts you start your trek through the beautiful Maasai landscape with indigenous villages. Here your guide will explain about the culture of the Maasai people and Tanzania in general. You will pass the Elbulbul depression where the Maasai livestock mix-graze with herds of Zebras and wildebeests.
Empakaai Crater to Nayobi Village (4-5 hours walking). It’s worth getting up very early so you don`t miss the beautiful panoramic sunrise above the lake in Empakaai Crater. After breakfast and loading the donkeys we start our 7 km trek on the rim of the crater, heading for Nayobi Village. Here we fill our water bottles and have lunch. After this break, trek to our Special Campsite under the acacia trees.
Nayobi Village to Lake Natron (3-4 hours walking). After breakfast we discover another beautiful landscape while walking down to the floor of the Rift Valley. From here we will be able to see Lake Natron, Ol Doinyo Lengai and the vast Serengeti plains. The car will pick us up and take us to Lake Natron camp where you can refresh yourself at the camp site.
Full day to explore the area: Lake Natron (Flamingoes!), you will see the vast shallow soda lake and a white carpet of soda and salt crystals cracked in to a polygonal patchwork, hike to a waterfall in a deep gorge, visit a Maassai village etc.
If you are up to the challenge and a very strenuous climb, you can opt for a climb to Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (ca. 100-200 USD).
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive, picnic lunch and in the afternoon a short game drive.
After breakfast, spend a full day in Serengeti National Park (early morning, mid and afternoon game drives).
Early in the morning, you will go on a game drive in Serengeti National Park, brunch and depart to Arusha.
After breakfast leave for Arusha city tour. After lunch transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight back home.
A 30% deposit of the total tour cost is required at the time of booking your tour. The balance of the tour is due 45 days prior to the commencement of the tour. Warrior Expeditions reserves the right to cancel the reservation due to failure of receiving the final payment by the due date with full loss of deposit.
If a reservation is made within 45 days of departure, the tour must be paid in full.
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Cancellations by Warrior Expeditions
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Cancellations by Customer
If the customer chooses to cancel the tour reservation, the effective date of the cancellation is the date Warrior Expeditions receives written notification.
The cancellation penalties are as follows:
>45 days from departure – deposit will be refunded
Between 30 and 45 days from departure – deposit is forfeited
<30 days from departure - no refund.
All cancellations that are refunded will be refunded the above amount lessany expenses incurred (administration fees, bank charges, booking fees, etc)
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