This will enabled the visitors to walk to the top through volcanic dusts and ashes which is very steep, but an extraordinary experience for those who wish to view the inside of an active volcano. The summit reaches the height of about 9,000 feet. The climb and descent take an entire day. The view from the top includes the Crater Highlands, Lake Natron and a glimpse into Kenya. A visit to this area isn’t complete without seeing Lake Natron. A soda lake on the border with Kenya, it’s seldom visited, but well-remembered for its pink ribbons of Lesser and Greater flamingos by those who have made the trip…The area around the lake is inhabited by ostriches, zebra, giraffe and the occasional Thompson gazelle.
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Tanzania. You will meet us at the airport and pick up with private transfer to hotel in Moshi. We will gather in the evening for a safari briefing and an equipment check. Day 2: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5’ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. Our dinner and overnight stay is at the rustic on top of Ngorongoro Crater rim Campsite. Day 3: Olmoti and Empakai Crater
After breakfast depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the crater. At afternoon we proceed to our base camp at Empakaai Crater (Special Campsite). Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingoes. Overnight at the special Campsite, Empakaai. Day 4: Empakaai to Lake Natron
Today we start walking from Empakaai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai. Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage. Afterward we proceed to the Acacia Campsite for dinner and overnight stay. Day 5: Walking to Odonyo Lengai
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy mountain of the Maasai). The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring mountain. Here you can decide if you want to camp at the Chini Ya Mlima campsite, or want to proceed to the Engaresero campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up by our car at the mountain, and drive back to the Engaresero Campsite.
Day 6: Lake Natron to Arusha
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you the Maasai Boma and explain the way Maasai live; after a short visit in the maasai boma we will drive back to Moshi at hotel. Day 7: Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)