6 Days Camping Safari Ol Doinyo Lengai Trek
Safari into the Continent of Africa is always of a great experience, this Tanzania camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek is the best safari package which include game viewing, cultural encounters & trekking. During this 6 days safari you will visit Lake Manyara National park, bushman at Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater & “The wild Africa” Serengeti National Park before heading to Lake Natron the breeding site for flamingos where you will have more cultural tours & Ol Doinyo Lengai trekking.
The highlights of camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek
Experience beautiful landscapes while spotting incredible wildlife that you have never thought possible
Enjoy the cultural authentic as you visit Bushman at Lake Eyasi & trek with Masai the Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain
Witness the Greatest animal assembly, The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti during the months of December up to middle August before they cross Mara River on their way to Masai Mara in Kenya
Spot the big cats & the Tanzanian Big 5 which includes lion,leopard, buffalo, African elephant & the rare black rhino
Private & comfort – We provide a private safari jeep with photographic roof thatch, window seat guaranteed to everybody, you will have an experienced, professional safari driver guide and a well-trained private chef who will prepare all meals for you including setting your tents. This makes it a stress free safari where you don’t have to think on what to eat & where to sleep. We will provide tents, mattresses, pillows chairs & table, please come with your own sleeping bags but still you can rent them in Arusha town at reasonable prices, you will overnight at the public campsite where bathrooms are shared with other campers.
Tanzania camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek starts when we meet you at Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport and transfer to Planet Lodge in Arusha. Then we brief you on this camping safari and hiking trip before leaving you to spend the rest of the day enjoying the perfect weather of Arusha City.
Destination: Northern Tanzania (Arusha)
Location: Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti & Lake Natron
Time: Yearly around
Physicality: Comfortable drive
Camping Safari Ol Doinyo Lengai Trek itinerary
Tanzania Camping Safaris
Day 0: Arrive in Arusha
Distance: 30/50 km
On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport our representative will meet you and transfer to Planet lodge in Arusha. Later our safari manager will come for detailed safari briefing & leave you to enjoy the nice weather of Arusha city & lodge facilities.
Overnight at Planet lodge in Arusha. Breakfast included.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi
Distance: 120 km
Non game driving time: 2 to 3 hrs
After breakfast at your lodge, Back to Africa Safaris drive guide & your chef will pick you up and depart for Lake Manyara National park via Arusha town just in case of any last minutes purchasing otherwise you can go straight for game drive at Lake Manyara. This ever green Manyara Park is placed at the base of East African Great Rift Valley.
The park is endowed with massive but shallow alkaline Lake covering almost two third of the entire park. The park’s rich habitats attracts variety of animals which include larger concentration of elephants, the famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions as well as countless flamingos along the Lake attracted by green algae flourished in salt water. you may also expect to spot herds of buffalo, giraffe, hippos, wildebeest, warthog, zebra & many antelopes.
In the afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi via The Great East African Rift Valley wher you can stop for washroom & some nice pictures of Lake Manyara & its forest. After, driver to Lake Eyasi & visit the Datoga tribe who will take you around the village & in their houses. Later you will visit the black smith before going for sunset walk along the Lake shore, then drive to Bushmen Campsite for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Lake Eyasi Bush Campsite. All meals included
Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater
Distance: 60 km
Non game driving time: 1 to 2 hrs
On this second day of your camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek you will go for early morning hunting with Bushmen which will include tuition on survival skills. Bushman is an indigenous tribe inhabit the area around Lake Eyasi, this tribe is divided into three clans of Hadzabe, Tindiga & Datoga “The black smith”. Bushmen at Lake Eyasi leaves in hunting and gathering of eggs, fruits & root tubers pretty much the same as people who lived during the Stone Age.
After the hunting you will go back to the camp for full breakfast before drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, drop the cook at Simba Public Campsite and descend over 600 m into the crater floor for game viewing, (packed lunch will be served at the Crater floor).
Yearly around water supply and fodder enable Ngorongoro Crater to support larger number of wildlife which include herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, eland, warthog, hippos, African elephant & the rare black rhino.
Another big surprise in this picturesque Crater is the denser population of predators which includes lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the mysterious leopard which sometimes needs a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi where hyenas spend most of their day time, flocks of flamingos, hippos and other aquatic birds can be seen here. It is very much possible to spot the big 5 in the crater in one day of game drive, late afternoon drive to Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim for sunset, dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Simba Public Campsite in the Crater rim. All meals included.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
Distance: 145 km
Non game driving time: 2 to 3 hrs
After breakfast, Tanzania camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek takes you to the world rich “Serengeti National Park”. You will drive around the Crater rim and down to the plains of Serengeti. (Option) on the way you can visit one of the Masai village where some Masai warrior invites you and take you in and around their houses, you will meet some kids & other family members, you can ask as many questions as you can.
Later they will sing & dance their high jumping song, if you wish you can join the dancing. From there you will drive to Naabi Hills gate & check into Serengeti, you may decide to have your packed lunch here before proceeding to Central Serengeti searching for big cats & herds of Wildebeest Migration (depending on traveling dates). Reach Seronera Public Campsite during or before sunset for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Seronera Public campsite in Central Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 4: Full Day of Game Drive in Serengeti
This day of your 6 days camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek we recommend an early morning game drive starting at 06:30 where you can leave with breakfast box and lunch box and come back late afternoon. In this early morning you will witness the sunrise in the Serengeti and see some predators coming back from hunting or a morning killing. It is in this time where most of cats are playing along the road avoiding the morning mist.
If your safari driver guide got information on where the Wildebeest Migration are packed, this morning you will drive straight to where they are and spend much time with the herds but with or without wildebeest Migration, Serengeti is still a good place for game viewing just as much as always. Drive back to the campsite during or before the sunset.
Overnight at Soronera Campsite in Central Serengeti. All meals included
Day 5: Serengeti – Lake Natron
Distance: about 159 km
Non game driving time: 3 to 4 hours
After breakfast or if you wish another early morning game drive depart the campsite with packed breakfast box & lunch box. Late morning leave for Lake Natron or you may straight leave for Lake Natron with en route game drive. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate and drive to Lake Natron for early dinner and overnight as you will have a night trekking on Ol Doinyo Lengai. On Arrival at Lake Natron you may go for sunset walk at the lake shore if time permits.
Overnight at Lake Natron Campsite. All meals included.
Day 6: Lake Natron – Arusha
Distance: 250 km
Non game driving time: 3 to 4 hours
Night climb & down summit bid, Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain (depending on weather condition), your diver will wake you up at 22:30 hrs & take you to the starting point you will spend the whole night hiking with a Masai guide through caves & big rocks. You will anticipate to get to the summit during the sun rise for nice pictures & view of the area around.
After, start going down & back to the campsite around 8:30 to 09:00 am. Have breakfast & some rest before driving back to Arusha for overnight or drop off at the airport. Option waterfalls hike and swim or drive to the Lake to see the flamingos (all these will depend on your flight time). Accommodation in Arusha on this day is upon request at extra cost.
Our exciting Tanzania camping safari Ol Doinyo Lengai trek departs any time yearly around. Zanzibar beach vacation can be combined with this camping safari Oldoinyo Lengai Trek upon request.
The package includes:-
- All airport transfers/pick up & drop off
- 5 days private camping safari from 1 to 5 person
- 1 night accommodation in Arusha at Planet lodge or similar on B/B
- Transport during the safari is a modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
- Service of experienced, professional English speaking safari driver guide and chef
- All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- 1.5 Mineral water per person during game drive
- Overnight stays in tents during the safari
- Ol Doinyo Lengai trekking with Masai guide
- Tents, mattresses & pillow chairs & table, please bring your own sleeping bag
- All park fees, entry fees as per itinerary
- Government value added tax VAT
The package excludes:-
- Accommodation in Arusha after safari
- Sleeping bag
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Tips/gratitude for safari driver & chef
- Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
- International/domestic flights
- Travel insurance
- Join us again for another 5 days Serengeti Ngorongoro safari.
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