The walking Safari

The real Maasai walking adventures  takes place in the wild African bush, home to several Maasai communities. Perhaps the most revered of the great African nomadic tribes, the Maasai originated in the Nile basin and migrated south through Ethiopia to Kenya and Tanzania in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They were then known as the fiercest of warriors. Now they struggle to retain their modest lifestyle.

Trek  highlights

  • Trekking across the game filled African plains
  • Interacting with the Maasai warriors and experiencing their way of life
  • Opportunity to visit Maasai villages and witness their daily life.
  • Views of the foothills and volcanic Rift Valley
  • Visit  the only Ngorongoro crater in the world and enjoy  game drive of your life time.
  • Engage in community projects in the areas  we trek across.

How  we do it:

Sleeping in light mobile 2-man tents, twin room accommodation. Trekking with a day pack to a different camp every day, Main luggage is portaged. All meals provided whilst on trek by our expedition cook. Trek led by qualified leader who speaks English fluently, Great opportunity to trek with Maasai warrior(s).

Day 00: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha City.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport then transfer you to Arusha city at the low slope of Mt. Meru where your hotel is allocated for bed and breakfast. The drive is 1hour slowly and safe drive.

Day 1: Arusha to Longido.

After your breakfast then transfer to the junction point of Longido meet with our staff and Maasai people at this point for a welcome song from Maasai people then walk for 8km to the camp for lunch. After your lunch, you will have a little walk around the area then back to the camp for dinner and overnight. Today includes Full Board.

The area is dominated by acacia plants some wildlife animals can also be seen such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipspringer, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, etc. You will still experience to see Maasai grazing their livestock around the area.

Day 2: Longodo to Kitumbeine camp.

Today after breakfast then trek to Longido big rock 1800m a climb which took 4hours then back to the camp for bush hot lunch then board the vehicle for two hours drive then drop off from the vehicle and trek for 10km to Kitumbeine camp via Kitumbeine maasai village. During the Climb to Longodo bigh rock, driving and last 10km walk you will able spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle. You will still experience to see Maasai grazing their livestock and their settlement around the village area. In the evening you will reach to Kitumbeine campsite included with Full Board means Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kitumbeine camp to Nagarirat camp.

After breakfast drive for 10min then drop off for 10km walk to Kitumbeine viewing point. At this point you will get the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru as well as the other volcanic parasites and plans around the area. After this walk then you will again start drive to Nagarirat swamp for hot bush lunch then have 1hour walking around the swamp where animal also be seen such as Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk, Ostrich then walk straight to the Nagarirat camp the camp which is allocated on the elevated place for a great sunset in the evening. Today Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner are all included so it is Full Board.

Day 4: Nagarirat camp to Gelai Bomba camp.

After breakfast then you will have 25min walk to a really Maasai boma where you will stop for 2hours then learn how Maasai live in their boma and the way they use their area. Today you will have a trek in strong sun and dust for (10km) from Nagarirat camp to Gelai Bomba camp. Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast will be provided at this camp and it is included. This camp is allocated close to Gelai bomba village where different tribe of Tanzanian are settled but populated more with Maasai. A trek today will allow you to see Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk and maasai grazing their livestock. The area is dominated with acacia plants. Oldoinyo Lengai mountain will also be viewed from the distance.

Day 5: Gelai Bomba camp to Sunken Crater camp.

Trek in strong sun and dust for 18km through the Lava Plains with scattered acacia trees to Sunken Crater camp from Gelai Bomba camp. This is a great day because the plan influences to spot same animals such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Grant Gazelle, Ostrich, Goshawk, Kori Bustard as well as maasai grazing lam.  Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included and they will be all available at the camp after arriving. The view of Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain will be seen very close today. Few maasai leave at this area.

Day 6: Sunken Crater camp to Engaruka camp.

After breakfast then trek in strong sun and dust for 15km through the Lengai Plains with scattered acacia trees then stop for bush lunch then drive for 20km to Engaruka camp for dinner and overnight. This is another great day because the plan influences to spot same animals such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Grant Gazelle, Ostrich, Goshawk, Kori Bustard as well as maasai grazing lam and few maasai boma.

Day 7: Engaruka camp to Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast, you will then have 2hours drive from Engaruka to Lake Manyara National Park then a game drive to Lake Manyara for a full day where different species of wildlife will be observed.

Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Dik-dik, Gazelles, Hippos, Giraffes, Impalas, Bushbucks, Buffalos, Wildebeests, Zebras and more, inhabit Lake Manyara National Park.

The park is also home to more than 400 bird species and is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they populate the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands, however they are not so present during the dry season.

After game drive in this small park then dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge if luxury lodges accommodation or Farm House if Luxury Tented camp accommodation or Heaven Nature camp if budget camping accommodation. Includes is Full Board.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Full Day  

After an early breakfast, descend into this extraordinary volcanic crater for a spectacular full day game drive (packed lunch included).

Had it not become the world’s sixth-largest unbroken caldera, then what is now known as the Ngorongoro Crater could have been a towering volcanic mountain as high as Kilimanjaro.

The Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. The Ngorongoro Crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with its floor covering 260 square kilometres; estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500m to 5,800m.

Animal populations in the Crater include almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa (with an estimated 25,000 animals within the Crater), including the “big five” of Rhinoceros, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, and Buffalo.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), measuring 8,300 square kilometres, is the only place on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony. The NCA became a Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1971 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.  After game drive in this unique park then dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge if luxury lodges accommodation or Farm House if Luxury Tented camp accommodation or Heaven Nature camp if budget camping accommodation. Includes is Full Board.

 

Day 00: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha city for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.

Day 00: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha City.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport then transfer you to Arusha city at the low slope of Mt. Meru where your hotel is allocated for bed and breakfast. The drive is 1hour slowly and safe drive overnight at Planet Lodge B/B.

 

Day 1: Arusha to Kitumbeine.

After your breakfast then board the vehicle for 4 hours drive then drop off from the vehicle and trek for 10km to Kitumbeine camp via Kitumbeine maasai village. During the walk you will able spot some wildlife such as Hyaena, Elephants, Klipsinger, Hare, Rock Hyrax, Lion, Gerenuk, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle. You will still experience to see Maasai grazing their livestock and their settlement around the village area. In the evening you will reach to Kitumbeine campsite included with Full Board means Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Kitumbeine camp to Gelai Bomba

After breakfast drive for 10min then drop off for 10km walk to Kitumbeine viewing point. At this point you will get the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru as well as the other volcanic parasites and plans around the area. After this walk then you will again start drive to Nagarirat swamp for hot bush lunch then continue drive to Gelai bomba for overnight around the swamp there are animal you will be seen such as Giraffe, Grant Gazelle, Gerenuk, Ostrich. Today Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner are all included so it is Full Board.

 

Day 3: Gelai Bomba camp to Sunken Crater camp to Engaruka Ruins.

Trek in strong sun and dust for 10km through the Lava Plains with scattered acacia trees then after 10km you will board the vehicle then start drive to Engaruka Ruins campsite via Sunken Crater camp. This is a great day because the plan influences to spot same animals such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Grant Gazelle, Ostrich, Goshawk, Kori Bustard as well as maasai grazing lam.  Camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included and they will be all available at the camp after arriving. The view of Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain will be seen very close today. Few maasai leave at this area.Dinner and overnight at Engaruka Ruins F/B

 

Day 4. Engaruka Ruins to Arusha.

Today your breakfast then you will all board the vehicles and start transfer back to your hotel in Arusha via Mto wa mbu the area which is very close to Lake Manyara National Park. In this hotel you will have dinner and overnight while waiting for your next day Shabbat. Kosher food will be provided to you.

Day 00: Hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha city for night flight Breakfast and lunch only included.

 

 

 

 

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