Welcome to Lake Natron


The base for visits is the small oasis of Engaresero (also spelled Ngare Sero; ‘impermanent water’ in Maasai) on the lake's southwestern shore.


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$4318.75 Outdoor Activities

Camp or Lodge Safari 8 Days

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National ParkWe will pick up you up from your hotel in Moshi at 8:30am to head to Tarangire National Park. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox, arriving at the park late morning before enjoying a game drive for the rest of the day. After your fill of wildlife you will head to your campsite.  Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Lake Eyasi:Rise early to enjoy a morning game drive in this beautiful park.  Late morning you will leave the park to drive to Lake Eyasi (approximately 3 hour drive).  This afternoon you can meet the Datoga tribe, famous for being the ‘blacksmiths of Tanzania’. Later afternoon your guide can talk you for a walking safari around the edge of the lake.  You will have dinner prepared by your safari chef and overnight at Lake Eyasi campsite. Day 3: Track the Hadzabe bushmen – Ngorongoro Conservation Areai: Following an early breakfast at the campsite you will take a walk through the scattered bush to the Bushmen’s home. After spending the morning with the Hadzabe you will head back to the campsite for lunch before heading off to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  Arrive on the edge of the crater rim to set up camp at Simba Campsite.  Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater  - Serengeti NPAnother early start this morning to descend into the Crater floor for a game drive when the wildlife are most active.  Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater. Mid-afternoon you will ascend the crater to drive through to Serengeti National Park, setting up camp in the central Seronera region.Day 5: Central SerengetiThe Serengeti’s name means ‘endless plains’ – there is definitely plenty to explore.  The central region is well known for being a great place to spot big cats as well as plenty of other wildlife.  Enjoy a full day game drive in this region, with a lunchbox provided.  Return to camp for dinner and overnight. Day 6: Serengeti – Lake Natron Today is a long drive but heading through some wonderfully scenic and remote areas.  You will arrive at Lake Natron campsite in the late evening for dinner before heading to bed.Day 7: Lake Natron – Oldoinyo Lengai ClimbHead down to the lake to witness this site famous for flamingo breeding or head off on a hike to the waterfalls or surrounding village areas.  Rest up in the afternoon for your evening trek of the still active volcano Oldoinyo – Lengai Day 8: Lake Natron - MoshiFollowing breakfast at the camp you will commence your drive back to Arusha/Moshi (arrive late evening).

$2910 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tanzania Walking Safari in Ngorongoro Highlands - 7 Days

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro AirportMet ipon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, soon after you will be transferred to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Karama  Lodge in Arusha.Day 2: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater Tour:In the morning at 0830hrs drive 190km from Arusha to Ngorongoro, descend into crater floor with packed lunch for a day game drives, picnic lunch will be served in the Crater on the picnic site. After lunch at 1430 hrs ascend the crater and drive out to Olmot crater rim for dinner and overnight, Nainokanoka Campsite. GBDay 3: Nainokanoka - Empakai: Breakfast in your camp, there after climb thru forest and descend into the shallow grass Olmoti crater with lunch box for a half day walking in the Crater. Later ascend the crater on walking for lunch in Nainokanoka Camp, after lunch proceed to Empakai Crater rim for dinner and overnight in the campsite.  Day 4: Empakai - Naiyobi: Breakfast, soon after walk to the crater floor. Take an easy walk to the lake where sometimes-huge flocks of flamingo birds can be seen. Lunch on Empakai crater rim, after lunch walk along the rim to Naiyobi village. Donkeys are one of the crew accompanied with you, dinner and overnight, Naiyobi village. Camping. Day 5: Naiyobi - Oldonyo Lengai: Breakfast, then proceed walking with lunch en route to the base of the Mountain of God, Dinner and overnight. At night hours start ascending the Mountain of God, an active volcanic mountain, its hot, arduous ascend to its menacing crater. Feel strength, you can make it. The guides will advice time to leave from the peak and descend to the base for breakfast. Day 6: Ol-Lengai - Lake Natron: Breakfast followed by walking along the rift valley to Lake Natron the Soda Lake. Lunch at midday. Walking around the lake,  visit the waterfalls just near the lake. Dinner and overnight at Natron campsite. FBDay 7: Natron - Arusha:-After breakfast, relax at leisure in the camp until 1100jhrs the time you will be picked with your packed lunch for Arusha via Mto-wa Mbu Village. End of Services.The above Itinerary Includes:-- Arrival and departure Airport Transfers- All entrance fees.- Full board accommodation on tour s per itinerary- Service of an English speaking driver guide (on request we can provide a guide of your language)- Transport based on an excellent 4WD Safari Vehicle- Driver's Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver- Game drives as per the Itinerary- Complementary bottle of water - Government taxes Package Excludes: - Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.- International flight- Departure tax- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)- Visa, Travel Insurance

$1800 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 days Great Walking Safari Ngorongoro Highlands

Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater Tour: In the morning at 0800hrs drive 190km from Arusha to Ngorongoro, descend into crater floor with packed lunch for a day game drives, picnic lunch will be served in the Crater on the picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp a hippo pool. After lunch at 1430 hrs ascend the crater and drive out to Olmot crater rim for dinner and overnight, Nainokanoka Campsite. GB Day 2: Nainokanoka - Empakai:  Breakfast in your camp, there after climb thru forest and descend into the shallow grass Olmoti crater with lunch box for a half day walking in the Crater. At 12hrs ascend the crater on walking for lunch in Nainokanoka Camp, after lunch drive in your 4wd vehicle to Empakai Crater rim for dinner and overnight in the campsite. GB  Day 3: Empakai - Naiyobi:  Breakfast in the camp, walk down from the east rim to the crater floor. It is a pristine forested crater with no roads; take an easy walk to the lake where sometimes-huge flocks of flamingo birds can be seen. Lunch on Empakai crater rim, after lunch walk along the rim to Naiyobi village. Donkeys are one of the crew accompanied with you, dinner and overnight, Naiyobi village. Camping. FB Day 4: Naiyobi - Oldonyo Lengai:  Breakfast in the camp, then proceed with your walking with lunch en route to the base of the Mountain of God hence the name to the Maasai for dinner and overnight. At night hours start ascending the Mountain of God, an active volcanic mountain, its hot, arduous ascend to its menacing crater. Feel strength, you can make it. The guides will advise time to leave from the peak and descend to the base for breakfast.  Day 5: Ol-Lengai - Lake Natron:  Breakfast followed by walking along the rift valley to Lake Natron the Soda Lake where many water birds can be seen including Flamingo birds which breed and produce their own food on the lake-this is very interesting. You will have lunch on the way and dinner and overnight Lake Natron campsite. FB Day 6: Lake Natron:  Breakfast followed by walking around the lake exploring the area, experience both the natural environment, people of the Maasai tribe and the residency game wild. Hot lunch at the camp, there after walk to the beautiful waterfalls just near the lake. It is a very nice place that you can even take bath without fear. You will have dinner and overnight Natron in the campsite. FB Day 7: Natron - Arusha: After breakfast, relax at leisure in the camp until 1100jhrs the time you will be picked with your packed lunch for Arusha.

$5615 Outdoor Activities

21 Days: Tanzania Safari

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Serengeti National ParkArusha - Tarangire - Serengeti National Parks and Ngorongoro TRIP NARATION: This is a Wildlife safari that will take you to visit the Northern parks of Tanzania. All the parks are home to small and large animals including birds and reptiles; accommodation can be inside or outside the parks at budget camp sites. You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora on the natural areas.Day by day Detail:Day 1: Arrival day: Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Mc. Elly’s hotel in Arusha based on bed and breakfast.Day 2: Arusha – Arusha National Park.- In the morning pick up from your hotel in Arusha town and drive 30km with packed lunch to Arusha National park for game drives and walking in the park. This park is a home to Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Black and white Colobus Monkey, Baboon and many birds include Turraco and flamingos. Lunch picnic then proceed with afternoon game drives before you drive back to Town in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Mc. Elly’s Hotel Full board.Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire National Park.- In the morning at 0830hrs pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive on tarmac road 120km to Tarangire National Park for game drives. Lunch picnic there after lunch continue with afternoon game viewing in the park, a home to Lion, Leopard, Elephant, buffalo, Python, Zebra, Oryx, Impala and more… Over 450 species of birds have been observed. Lunch picnic and there after proceed with afternoon game viewing before the drive takes you for dinner and overnight campsite. Full board.Day 4: Tarangire– EngarukaIn the morning after breakfast at your campsite and drive to Engaruka ruins North of Manyara on the Great Rift Valley escapement where you will arrive in time for lunch. Do some walking and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Rift Valley corridor visit local Maasai Boma Maasai herbalist. Dinner and overnight in Engaruka Campsite. FBDay 5: Engaruka – Lake NatronAfter breakfast continue with walking in Engaruka and visit to see old irrigation system which were used in the 14th century. Engaruka is the only place in East Africa where Maasai have adapted agriculture at 1300 hrs back to the Camp for hot lunch. After lunch travel along the base of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Natron arriving there in the evening. Walk to the wonderful waterfall a very nice place where many visitors do even take bath in this fall. Dinner and overnight in Lake Natron Camp or budget Camping FBDay 6: Full day in Natron.- Breakfast then walk around this beautiful lake where most of time it is covered with pinkish colour of Flamingos. These birds have the habit of producing their own good and breed in this lake thorough explanation about this event. Evening walk again to the waterfall for shower it is very interesting dinner and overnight in your Camp. FBDay 7: Lake Natron – Lobo/ North Serengeti N.P- After breakfast travel to Lobo North of Serengeti Park crossing the Cliff of the Rift Valley with game drives and lunch on the way. Lobo is where the trails of the Serengeti Wildebeest migration has passed on their coming back to Serengeti from Maasai Mara in Kenya. Dinner and overnight at campsite. FB.Day 8: Full day at Lobo North Serengeti N.P- Today you will have a full day game viewing and explore the Lobo North of Serengeti Park to see more animals at this side. Dinner and overnight at campsite. FB.Day 9: Lobo –Serengeti national park – Lake Victoria.Early morning game drive, then drive back to your camp for breakfast and soon after breakfast collect your lunch boxes and proceed to the Ndabaka Gate main gate of Serengeti National park which is at the western corridor of the park to stopover campsite situated to the shore of Lake Victoria which is close from the gate. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Full board.Day 10: Lake Victoria excursion. Today after breakfast you will have a free day for excursion and choose any activities to do. There are many options to do at the lake, canoeing, and fishing with local people, bike hiking and bird watching around the Camp. Note that only two activities are included on the program that you have to choose.Day 11 -12: Serengeti National Park.Soon after breakfast collect your lunch boxes and depart for two full days game drives in the Serengeti. This is the land of most peoples’ safari dreams. Serengeti has an amazing abundance of animals. June – Aug is the season of the Great Wildebeest Migration – a sight to be seen! Apr – May, be prepared for the babies. Spending the day completely off the beaten path, you will likely not see another truck. But we guarantee you will see much more game than those whose vehicles never leave the road! Dinner and overnight at Seronera campsite. Full Board. Day 13: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater Rim- Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning game drives in Serengeti at 0845hrs back to the Camp for breakfast. Then pack your camping equipment and lunchbox and drive to Olduvai Gorge and stop at the museum which overlooks the spectacular gorge. Drive through the gorge. If you would like to take an hour or two to trek through the gorge, please let our driver guide know! Dinner and overnight at Simba campsite. FB Day14: Trekking at Ngorongoro Crater HighlandThe Crater Highlands are part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is a reserve where the local communities live alongside the wildlife. The highlands consist of volcanoes, not all of which are extinct, rising steeply from the side of the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania. They are more than just the Ngorongoro Crater, with a number of impressive peaks of steep escarpments, crater lakes, dense forest, grassy ridges, streams and waterfalls. One volcano, the Ol-Doinyo-Lengai (2878m), is active to this day. It is also home to many Maassai people who have grazed cattle on the grasslands here for hundreds of years.This trek is one of the most beautiful there are in Tanzania. You will meet many Maassai along the way and in their villages. Deep and lush extinct craters will offer you stunning views. After breakfast collect your lunch box and depart for a full day trek at the Ngorongoro highland. Drive to Nainokanoka Village at the Ranger post where trekking starts with armed ranger. You go through the Olmoti crater for the Munge river waterfalls and crater viewing. The crater is the source of Munge River which drains its water into the Ngorngoro crater, passing through the Elbulbul depression where the Maasai livestock mix-graze with herds of Zebras and Wildebeests. This is also a bird-rich area. Lunch will be saved there and later on drive back to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight, Full Board.Day15: Full day Crater Tour- You will have a full day to explore the Crater as you will descend into the Crater floor for both morning game drives each day after a relaxed breakfast. All the BIG FIVE; Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more…Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake Geese Storks, Vultures and more. After lunch, proceed with game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive on back to Arusha for overnight at the Mc.Elly’s Hotel.End of the proposal.3nights Arusha Mc.Elly’s Hotel, 1night Tarangire kigongoni Camp, 1night Engaruka camp, 2nights Lake Natron campsite, 2nights Serengeti at Lobo campsite, 2nights Lake Victoria at Stop over campsite, 2nights Serengeti at Seronera Campsite, 2nights Ngorongoro samba campsite.Each person will pay US$3,075.00 What's Included:  Destinations transfers (airport transfer) Private 4x4 custom built vehicle  All meals during safari (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary described above. Drinking water one bottle of 1.5ltr a day while on safari Accommodations as mentioned  Knowledgeable driver/guide  Entrance fees to National Parks and Taxes on fees. Ngorongoro Crater service fee and walking fees FuelNot Included:  International flight  Insurance Visa for Tanzania Beverages Maasai Boma entrance fee and Olduvai Gorge fees Personal things like sleeping bags, rucksack, foot wear and other things like clothing Tips for guide and personal expenses such as laundry and communications.Zanzibar section:Day 16: Airport/Stone Town15h00 Pick up from Zanzibar airport. Transfer to Stone TownOvernight at TEMBO HOTEL (BB)Day 17: Stone Town07h00 Breakfast at the hotel 09h00 Morning guided tour of Stone Town Visits to the fish market, former Slave market site, Sultan Palace, House of Wonders, narrow streets, ancient doors etc 12h00 Lunch at Freddy Mercury restaurant. Afternoon at leisure 16h30 Depart from the hotel to experience a one hour dhow cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Sundowner cocktail Overnight at TEMBO HOTEL (BB)Day 18: Stone Town/ Beach07h00 Breakfast at the hotel 08h00 Transferred to Mangapwani village. Scenery of farming activities. Visit to the Slave chambers and caves 12h30 Barbecue lunch at Mangapwani restaurant. Afternoon at leisure on the beach for optional swimming and sailing. After lunch transfer back to Stone Overnight at TEMBO HOTEL (BB)Day 19 & 20 Beach stayFull days at leisure on the beach. Optional water sports activities Dinners and overnights at TEMBO HOTEL (BB)21 Departure08h00 After breakfast transfer to Zanzibar airport for onward flightEach person will pay US$1,600.00What's Included:  Destinations transfers (airport and excursion transfer) Local air flight Arusha to Zanzibar and Zanzibar to Dar es slaam. Accommodations as mentioned Not Included:  International flight  Insurance Visa for Tanzania Beverages Personal things like sleeping bags, rucksack, foot wear and other things like clothing Tips for guide and personal expenses such as laundry and communications.Please advise back if we can check for room availabilities at the lodges you can opt to use while on safari.ThanksWith kind regards, HamisDuration: 21 days

$5600 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Days-wildlife & Culture

Tanzania wildlife & Cultural Safari – 7days Day 1:  Arusha to Ngorongoro – Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater with a safari on route, before setting up camp in Nainokanoka VillageDay 2:  Nainokanoka to Kamnana – Hike through the Embulimbuli Depression to the Kamnana CampsiteDay 3:  Kamnana to Empakaai – Hike to the crater rim before descending to the floorDay 4:  Empakaai to Naiyobi – Hike around the crater rim and towards Naiyobi VillageDay 5:  Naiyobi to Mwongoni – Hike into the highlands arriving at an authentic Masai VillageDay 6:  Mwongoni to Ngaresero – Hike to the foot of Mount Lengai and spend the day relaxing beneath a waterfallDay 7:  Ngaresero to Arusha – Summit Mount Lengai in time for sunrise, and unwind on the alkaline shores of Lake Natron

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