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12-Day Maasai Land Trekking & Safari to the National Park

Walking with Masai in Longido, Oldonyo lengai and Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara game drives and stay in budget accommodations.

Tour description:

This walking holiday with Maasai warriors and donkeys to take your drinking water and day back pack with lunch, takes place through the Maasai bush land, home several Maasai communities, trek up to the viewpoint on Mt. Longido, then continue mostly on foot on a wonderful walking trip across Great Rift Valley, finish with 3 days game drive in Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara, Each day back up 4WD Land cruiser or Land rover will be on standby to transport any walker, who feels tired.

Day 1: Arrival

Pickup from Kilimanjaro airport upon arrival with our driver and transfer to booked hotel Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. Arusha City is a major international diplomatic hub. You will be given a briefing about your safari and hotel at Green Mountain hotel

Breakfast is included

Day 2: Mt Longido Trekking and Maasai Cultural Tour

Pick up from Arusha Center Inn hotel at 9.00am and drive 2 hours to Longido Maasai village. Then guided with Maasai warriors walk 5hours with lunch packets to the refuge of birds like weavers, sun birds, barbets, turacos, buffalo weavers etc, walk through the foothills of Mount Longido to see deference traditional medicine plants species, on the clear days you can see more than 200kms and view all the northern Tanzania mountains. This trek will take more than 7 hours.

At night Maasai warriors slaughter a goat and show you how they make the traditional barbecue at the same time enjoy the Maasai traditional dance and eat the barbecue Dinner and overnight at Longido campsite, campfire available, enjoy the stories telling with Maasai elders.

Lunch and dinner and overnight at the Longido campsite.

Day 3: Muriatata Maasai Village (Big Rocks) to Kitumbeine Trekking

After early breakfast drive half the way to Muriatata Maasai village ( Big Rocks) guided with Maasai warriors and Maasai Old man, trek through Maasai plains, 4-5 hours with lunch packets to Kitumbeine Maasai village.

In this area clients expected to see Giraffe, gerenuk, Antelopes, small bucks and different species of birds. Pass to Maasai Bomas (families), enjoy nice view of Northern mountains e.g. Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Mt Meru, Mt Oldonyo lengai Maasai Mountain of God.

In the evening see how the Maasai women’s milking a cattle. Dinner and overnight at Maasai Boma campsite campfire available. Story telling with Maasai elders and Maasai warriors -20 Kilometers

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Kitumbeine Maasai village campsite.

Day 4: Kitumbeine Maasai Village- Naikara Maasai Village Trekking

After early breakfast guided with Maasai warriors and Maasai Old man trek 5-6 hours to Naikara Maasai Village- 20 Kilometers. Also in this Maasai land you will see many wild animals like, Giraffes, dik – dik, lizards and small bucks grazing together with the domestic animals, dinner and overnight at Maasai village.

Campfire available, story telling with Maasai elders and Maasai warriors.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Naikara village Bush camp.

Day 5: Naikara Maasai Village to Gilai Bomba Maasai Village Trekking.

After breakfast guided with Maasai warriors and Maasai Old man trek 5-6 hours from Naikara Maasai village to Gilai Bomba Maasai Village- 20 kilometers

Have a magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Mt oldonyo lengai and Mt Longido. And birds species and small bucks, dinner and overnight at Maasai Boma camp under Big tree. Campfire available. Story telling by Maasai elders and Maasai warriors.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Gilai Bomba campsite.

Day 6:  Gilai Bomba Maasai village to Lake Natron Trekking.

After early breakfast guided with Maasai warrior trek 3.30 hours (10 Kilometers) with your lunch packets, after lunch drive to Natron campsite, under Oldonyo lengai maasai mountain of God, rest for few hours.

At 3.00pm walk to Lake Natron to view the large flocks of Flamingoes and other species of water birds, visit Munge thundering water falls, then walk back to Kamakia campsite for dinner and overnight. Campfire available. Story telling with Maasai elders and Maasai warriors. Dinner and overnight at Natron campsite.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7:  Mt Oldonyo lengai Volcanic Active.

Wake up at 1.30am midnight hours, have a cup of coffee, pick your picnic lunch boxes, get to the car and drive to the starting point of climbing Mt Oldonyo lengai – Maasai Mountain of God

Arrive to the summit at 5.30am enjoy the sunset and the beautifully views of the Serengeti plains, Maasai plains, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Longido and enjoy the active volcanic eruption, then walk 2 hours down to your car and drive to the campsite for lunch.

After lunch drive to Kleins campsite for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park game drive.

After breakfast have a game drive en-route with picnic lunch to Serengeti National Park, The vast Serengeti Plains, home to a huge variety of animals and birds, Search among the trees and kopjes for the elusive Leopards and cheetah as well as Wildebeest. Dinner and overnight at Pimbi campsite.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9: Serengeti game drive.

After breakfast from the camp with picnic lunch leave for game drive. Descend into the heart of wild Africa the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see, drive kopjes where lion, cheetahs, leopards like to rest, enjoy game drive inside the park search for more animals,  Dinner and overnight at Pimbi campsite.

Day 10: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

After breakfast have a Game viewing en-route with picnic lunches and visit to the small but very interesting Dr. Leakey Museum at Olduvai Gorge. Ascend from the plains to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at Simba campsite (Crater rim).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater game drive.

After early breakfast drive to Ngorongoro, Descend 610 meters into Ngorongoro Crater floor for 6 hours game viewing with picnic lunch. Spot the endangered black Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Buffaloes and wildebeest and other wild animals.

Also in Ngorongoro Crater Soda Lake you will see many species of birds including Flamingos. All these animals in turn support large predators such as Lions and Leopards, and scavengers such as Hyenas and Jackals. Dinner and overnight at Migombani campsite/Heaven nature campsite.

Day 12: Lake Manyara game drive

Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment it is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees & grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands & distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Animals such as buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik-dik & zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions & tusked elephants. In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha or airport for the drop off.

Price for 2 adults private is $5400

Price for 1 Solo is $4500

covers

  • Private safari
  • Park fees
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Budget accommodations
  • Government taxes.
  • Walking safari.
  • 3 meals per day
  • Hotel accommodation before and safari
  • 4×4 pop roof land cruiser vehicle for game drive
  • Mineral bottled drinking water
  • covid-19 Measures

The price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Personal items
  • Tips