11 Day Tanzania Hiking and Safari Tour

  • 11 Day Tour
  • Tanzania
  • If you are looking for a more energetic safari experience, that gives you the chance to trek some of the most picturesque and dramatic landscapes in East Africa then this may be the trip for you. It offers a fantastic mixture of culture, hiking and traditional game drives in some of Tanzania's best spots.

Tour Details

Tour Includes

  • Support vehicle
  • WFR Trained guide
  • NCAA entry fees
  • NCAA Empakai private campsite fees
  • Ranger fees
  • Meals as described
  • Limited stock of red wine / beers / sodas
  • Tea / coffee / hot chocolate
  • Donkeys to carry guest luggage 
  • Expedition ‘Fly-camping’
  • Activity fees Ngare Sero
  • Village fees Ngare Sero
  • Wildlife Department fees
  • Gate fees Longido
  • Gate fees Engaruka
  • Gate fees Ngorongoro District



Tour Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Ngorongoro game drive fees ($200 per car if needed)
  • Any changes to the itinerary requiring change of route or accommodation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal evacuation insurance / travel insurance
  • Lengai climb fees (payable direct to village at $100 for 1 climber, $140 for 2 climbers)

Accommodation

  • Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Lodge
  • Empakai Crater Expedition Camp
  • Leonotis Expedition Camp
  • Lake Natron Camp
  • Primitive fly camp at Sanjan Gorge
  • Piyaya fly camp
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge



Price Guide

  • From £3545 based on 2 people sharing

 

Full tour details can be found here:

11 Day Tanzania Hiking Safari




Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Kilimanjaro (D)+

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge for Dinner & Overnight.

Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater (B,L,D)+

Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive & picnic lunch in the Crater. Head to Ngorongoro lodge on the Crater rim for dinner & overnight.

Day 3 - Empakai Camp (B,L,D)+

A 4km Hike taking around 2 Hours. On arrival at Empakai crater there is the option to descend into the crater. This is around 40 minutes down and depending on season can be quite slippery but certainly a great hike with stunning views. Flamingos are often seen flying into the crater or feeding in the lake at the base.

Day 4 - Leonotis Camp (B,L,D)+

A 16Km Hike taking 4-6hours Dawn rises and your lofty position affords a great sunrise. As you take breakfast your camp crew break camp and depart to send the camp ahead with donkeys. You then set off hiking with Maasai guides following a route that takes you through picturesque Maasai villages and rolling hills. Lunch can be taken on route as a picnic or if guests are very fit a late lunch can be had in camp. In the late afternoon a hike up to a nearby viewpoint is highly recommended and a great place for sundowners

Day 5 - Lake Natron Camp (B,L,D)+

A 14km Hike taking 4-6hrs The final section of hiking has two options of a shorter hike or a longer more strenuous option right along the rift wall. The views are spectacular with the active volcano Oldoinyo Lengai dominating the foreground. This volcano affects almost everything from hydrology to lifestyle, as will become apparent. Once down on the rift valley floor you are picked up and transfer to Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero and here have the chance to jump in the natural pools to cool down. Sundowners are served at any number of beautiful points close to camp.

Day 6 - Lake Natron Camp (B,L,D)+

Lake Natron has a number of activities that are very easily combined with dawn walks and sundowners and in the middle of the day there is the nearby Ngare Sero gorge that you can walk to. There are options of long hikes to the source or shorter hikes to waterfalls. The staff are on hand to make you stay as adventurous or relaxing as you want.

Day 7 - Sanjan (B,L,D)+

A 10km Hike taking 4-6 hrs Wake early and transfer over to the edge of the rift valley. Here you hike up following trails used by the Maasaito to herd their cattle to the rich pastures above. Dawn rises and you are afforded a stunning sunrise over the expansive rift valley. Your safari vehicle meets you at the top and you transfer across the Salei plains to Sanjan gorge to a basic camp for the evening.

Day 8 - Piyaya (B,L,D)+

A 10km Hike taking 4 Hours You have breakfast as our team breaks camp and prepares to trek. The hike today is through the Sanjan Gorge -a stunning fault line that over time has eroded to create a stunning gorge. Continue on to the basic camp at Piyaya and take sundowners around the fire.

Day 9 - Olduvai Gorge (B,L,D)+

Visit to Olduvai Gorge (Cradle of Mankind). Afternoon game drives into Ndutu, Serengeti. Dinner & Overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Day 10 - Serengeti (B,L,D)+

Game drives in the Serengeti with overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Day 11 - Home (B)+

Schedule charter flight to Arusha then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departures home.

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