6 Day Camping and Walking Safari in Natron Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano

Itinerary Summary

6 Day Camping and Walking Safari is a unique opportunity to reach at the top of volcanic dusts ashes which are very steep and the only active volcano in Tanzania and few of them in East and Central Africa.

Trip Details

Day 1: Transfer to Arusha

Transfer from airport to Arusha for dinner and overnight at the booked hotel plus safari briefing.

Day 2: Camp through Mto wa Mbu.

Our safari in this day will start early in the morning and we will drive from the town of Mto Wa Mbu, then follow the Rift Valley escarpment north to the village of Engaresero where we will camp there for a moment before take the next steps for our walking safari.

Day 3:Visit Volcano.

Today we start early in order to gain as much altitude up the volcano as possible in the cool of the morning. Our hike follows narrow ridges of scree and volcanic dust and ash which run between steep gullies. We’ll set up camp in the south crater, a safe distance from the active north crater. The north crater itself offers a unique opportunity to view an active volcano with recent streams of molten lava, steaming vents and open lava pools…The lava on this mountain has the distinction of being black during the day and a dull orange at night due to its relatively cool temperature.

Day 4: Masai Steppe.

We trek to the summit this morning and enjoy the sunrise over the Maasai Steppe…From the top our vista will included Mount Meru, the extinct volcano Kerimasi, Lake Natron and even Mount Kilimanjaro.After lunch we will descend the mountain and return to our camp at Engare Sero village by early evening.

Day 5: Lake Natron.

Today we’ll visit Lake Natron and the local Masai village who make this area with its harsh environment their home.

Day 6: Mto wa Mbu.

After breakfast we will drive back to Mto Wa Mbu and drive back to Arusha. Late evening fly back home or fly to Zanzibar.

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