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Arusha National Park - Lake Manyara National Park - Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park - Rubondo Island National Park

From the rim of Empakaai crater you can enjoy the superb view of the still intermittently active 'Mountain of God' Ol Doinyo Lengai
Empakaai Crater
Empakaai Crater
Day 1: Lake Manyara
Morning breakfast and then drive to Lake Manyara Park for game viewing with picnic lunch in the bush. Dinner and overnight at  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, cross the crater floor  for a 4 hour game drive before driving out and up to the Maasai village of Nainokanoka. Late afternoon short walk to the Olmoti Crater rim, dinner and overnight at the Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Walking to Embulmbul
Drive to Nainokanoka Village, load the luggage onto Maasai donkeys and walk to across the grassy expanse of the Embulmbul Depression to Bulati Campsite on the rim of Empakaai Crater. (5 hours). Lunch and then short walk around the crater
Day 4: Empakai Crater Floor
Descend to Empakai Crater for sight seeing and lunch; the area is rich in bird life where many flamingos can be seen. ascend back out of the crater rim then on to Empakaai Camp. (3 hours direct walk; 7 hours if the descent and walk round lake are included).
Day 5:  Naiyobi Maasai village
Continue round the rim then drop down the gentle northern slopes of Empakaai to Naiyobi Maasai village (3 hours). After a short visit to this remote Maasai community we continue north to leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and continue along airy ridges to Acacia Camp (4-5 hours).
Day 6: Lake Natron /Oldoinyo Lengai
Descend down to rift valley floor near Chini Ya Miti.  meet the driver  and transfer to the Lake Natron Camp. - This camp is located amongst acacia trees by the Ngare Sero River not far from where it flows into Lake Natron. Visit Lake Natron with its resident flocks of flamingoes. dinner and overnight at Kamakia Campsite
Day 7: Oldoinyo Lengai Trekking
Early morning (00:30) drive to base of Mt. Lengai. Much of the steep 5-hour ascent is then carried out in the relative cool of the night to reach the crater rim soon after sunrise. A few hours can be spent exploring the crater - conditions here vary from year to year depending on the degree of activity. Descend later in the afternoon and drive back to Arusha via Lake Manyara.

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Bird in Ngorongoro Crater
Birdlife in Ngorongoro Crater
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