Tanzania Active Safari:
Tanzania Active Safari: Tanzania is a rewarding country that offers walking safari in most of the National park which is suitable for all age levels. A walking safari is usually planned to suit your trip timetable. It will be either early in the morning or late afternoon when temperatures are cool. During the walking safaris, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger with a gun, See our reviews online. You will be off the car during the walking safari.
14 Days Tanzania Walking Safaris
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
You will be met at the Airport of Kilimanjaro or Arusha by your Driver / Guide and our representative. We will take you to the Serena lodge situated outside of Arusha Town at the slopes of majestic Mount Meru. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.
Day 2: Walking along the Villages & Coffee plantation
Full-day walking safaris in Tanzania with an excursion to the village, local fair-trade coffee growers’ cooperative. It is made up of a group of small-farm coffee growers working together to build a sustainable, naturally grown, fair trade coffee business. Visit the Coffee plantations and see the different steps of coffee growing. Also learn about how coffee beans are collected, processed, roasted, ground, and carefully packed. All proceeds from coffee sales return to the local farmers for reinvestment in the project, and to build their growing organic farming project – with the first organic bean harvest scheduled within the next two years. You will also visit the local school or orphanage and go for a walk in the village to have some insights into the all-day life of local farmers. Lunch is taken in the village before you return to your hotel.
Day 3: Arusha National Park
After breakfast drive to Arusha National Park for your Walking safaris in Tanzania passing by herds of zebra, buffalo, and giraffe on the savannah. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Momella Lake famous for huge flocks of colorful flamingos and its views at majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. game drive around the different habitats in this truly beautiful Park. There are black and white colobus monkeys (unique to this Park in northern Tanzania), Sykes and vervet monkeys, shy forest duikers, leopards, and substantial herds of antelope. Guided by an armed ranger you will hike at the slopes of Mt Meru first across the buffalo meadow and then in the dense forest up to some hidden waterfalls.
Day 4: Tarangire National park
After breakfast, you start your way towards Tarangire, Tanzania’s third-largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephants. After game driving, you go on a Ranger or Maasai Guided for a Tanzania Active Safari/Walking safaris in Tanzania at the park’s boundaries’.
Day 5: Tarangire – Ngorongoro
Early morning game drive in Tarangire to also see nocturnal animals. After a late breakfast, you pack up and leave from Tarangire. You drive via MtowaMbu to Karatu Town, located at the outer rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here, you visit the local farmer’s market to do so some shopping for your upcoming days out of civilization.
Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. After pitching your tent you go on an afternoon a Nature Walk (depending on weather conditions) at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys, and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Masai Guide you follow animal paths through the bush.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Overnight at Campsite at Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Olmoti
After breakfast, you start your five-day Tanzania Active Safari excursion to the Northern Highlands. You will be guided throughout by a local guide and an armed ranger (until Naiyobi, where the armed ranger will leave you). First, you drive to Lemala Gate where you start your walk to Olmoti. You reach your camp around noon. After pitching your tent and enjoying lunch you explore Olmoti Crater. This shallow grassy crater is the source of the Munge River, which pours through a gorge in the rim in a spectacular waterfall on its way to the Ngorongoro crater. Walk up the Crater Rim and descent to the Crater Floor. Driving time without game viewing approx 1,5 hours. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 8: Olmoti-Bulati
From Olmoti you descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley and walk across the open plains of the Embulbul Depression where antelopes, wildebeests, and zebras are often seen. Late afternoon you reach Bulati a typical Masai Village where you overnight at Bulati Campsite.
Day 9: Bulati to Empakaai
After leaving Bulati Campsite you will have a Tanzania Active Safari walk through Bulati Village and up the Bulati Ranges to reach Empakai Crater at around midday. You follow the crater rim, viewing Kerimasi Mountain and OldonyoLengai in a distance.
In the afternoon you reach your campsite, perched high above Empakai Crater. The surrounding thicket is home to buffalos and hyenas. After pitching your tent and taking a cup of tea you can descend the forested crater slopes to reach the crater floor, the majority of which is covered by a salt lake. Lots of water birds and flamingos can be seen as they migrate between the crater lakes of Ngorongoro and Lake Natron. It is also a joy to walk around the lakeshore. Overnight at a campsite at Empakaai Crater.
Day 10: Empakai to Naiyobi
From Empakaai your trail leads you around Empakaai Crater Rim with constant great views towards the Crater Bottom and Lake. Around midday, you reach Naiyobi village, a picturesque Masai Village at the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will bid farewell to your armed ranger. Together with your Masai Guide, you will proceed to the Acacia Forest behind Naiyobi Village overnight at Acacia Campsite.
Day 11: Naiyobi to Lake Natron
The last part of your trek is a longer hike down towards the edge of the Rift Valley Escarpment. You hike along with volcanic landscapes formed by the latest eruption of OldonyoLengai in 2008 until you reach PembeyaSwala, a distinctive landmark that leads you on a steep descent down to the plains surrounding Lake Natron. During your last trek, you enjoy splendid views of the Lengai volcano (OldonyLengai for the Masai) and Mount Kerimasi until you finally reach Lake Natron for overnight at NgareSero Campsite at Lake Natron.
Day 13: Lake Natron to Arusha
After breakfast you will have a short walking safari tour/ Tanzania Active Safari within the lake Natron, Our driver will start to drive you back to Arusha, you will reach Arusha late evening dinner is included at the lodge.
Day 14: Departure transfer to Airport (Arusha/Kilimanjaro
After breakfast in the lodge, we will transfer you to take a flight back home this will be the end of your tour and safari holidays with us.
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day by day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- A day room at the end of the tour
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What To Bring
- A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
- Comfortable shoes
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