Ol Donyo lengai

Day 1; Arusha – Lake Natron (Engaresero).

After breakfast, leave Arusha with a picnic lunch and drive to Mto wa Mbu town, you will drive north along the bottom of the Great Rift Valley wall, passing via Engaruka basin and into a semi-desert area hot wild and dusty with extinct volcanoes, Kitumbaine and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God “Ol’doinyo Lengai” always in front. Around midday we arrive at to Lake Natron and the Engaresero village close to the base of Ol’doinyo Lengai. Overnight at the lodge. Rest prior to our trek tonight which will commence just before midnight. Estimated driving time: 6-8 hrs. Activities: Game drives Accommodation & Meals: Lengai Safari Lodge B, L, D.

Day 2; Ol’doinyo Lengai summit and back to Lake Natron campsite

Today very early in the morning at drive to the base of the Ol’doinyo Lengai mountain to start the climb so as to gain as much height as possible in the cool of the morning reach at the summit during sunrise and spend some time there before coming down to the base of the mountain. From there clients will be transferred by jeep to the camp for shower and rest. Sun hats and a large water intake are essential. Descend by the same route. Great care should be taken on the way down: loose volcanic gravel on bare rock makes it perilous going in places. Bringing trekking poles are very helpful. Overnight at Lengai Safari lodge. Estimated Trekking time: 8-11 hrs. Activities: Trekking Accommodation & Meals: Lengai Safari Lodge B, L, D. Day

3; Full day tour at Lake Natron/Engaresero Village Walking Tour around Lake Natron

After a delicious breakfast drive to Lake Natron, with your local guide. Lake Natron an alkaline lake that serves as the principal breeding site for three-quarters of the world’s population of Lesser Flamingos. Leave for an on-route visit a Maasai “Boma” village. You will have time to interact with Maasai people and learn about their culture and day to day activities. After a tour and activities at Lake Natron we will return to camp for hot lunch and preparation to drive back to overnight at Karatu Town. Estimated driving time: 6-8 hrs. Activities: Game drives Accommodation & Meals: Ngorongoro Farm House B, L, D

Day 4: Ngorongoro/Tarangire

After breakfast, leave with a picnic lunch and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater exploring the short-grass plains of the largest intact caldera in the world. The crater enjoys its enduring charm stems from the overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lions, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many games, then later in the late afternoon leaves the crater and drive to the lodge on at Tarangire for dinner and overnight. Estimated driving distance: 3hrs drive Activities: Game drives Accommodation & Meals; Maramboi Tented lodge, B, L, D.

Day 5: Tarangire/Arusha

After breakfast, leave for a full day tour in Tarangire National Park; the park is most spectacular during the dry season when thousands of animals migrate into the park from the surrounding dry Maasai steppe, to use the permanent water supply of the Tarangire River. Tarangire is well renowned for its tree pythons, giant baobab trees as well as its large herds of Elephant population, spend the day exploring the park. Lunch at the lodge or as picnic in the park. Later in the late afternoon leave and drive back to Arusha.

Activities: Game drives

Accommodation & Meals: B, L.

Price includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Activities as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees, including mountain rescue fees, government taxes, and all applicable fees and taxes.
  • Services of a Professional Leading Guide who is licensed
  • Services of Professional English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Game drives in Land Cruiser with pop up rooftops and guarantee window seat!
  • Bottled water while on safari -Unlimited mileage on the safari Price excludes
  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance.
  • Tips
  • Any new imposed tax/fee that is out of our jurisdiction

5 Days Safari with Lengai Trek