“It was so exiting watching thousands of wildebeest crossing the serengeti, it was an experience of its own, never seen such a thing before, just in Tanzania, just with Ipam Safaris.”
--- Colms Coleman---
CEO Ceba Company
6. Flamingo walking safari package (10 Days Tarangire/ Ngorongoro/ Natron Walking Safari)
♣ Northern circuit
• Nearest Airport
♣ Kilimanjaro international airport
• Trip Description
Flamingo walking safari package is a 10 day walking safari to eexplore Tanzania's wilderness on this cultural walking Safari off the beaten track. Highlights are Tarangire National Park, the Empakai and Olmoti Craters, the sole active volcano of Tanzania Oldonyo Lengai and the Lake Natron with its huge populations of flamingos and a beautiful waterfall. While exploring the wilderness on game drives by car and by foot, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet different ethnical groups, and you will be fascinated by their knowledge of the nature and traditional way of life.
♣ Mountain trekking
♣ Walking/ nature safari
♣ Bird watching
• Day to day Itinerary
Explore Tanzania's wilderness on this cultural walking Safari off the beaten track. Highlights are Tarangire National Park, the Empakai and Olmoti Craters, the sole active volcano of Tanzania Oldonyo Lengai and the Lake Natron with its huge populations of flamingos and a beautiful waterfall. While exploring the wilderness on game drives by car and by foot, you will have plenty of opportunities to meet different ethnical groups, and you will be fascinated by their knowledge of the nature and traditional way of life.
Arrive at Mt Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be meet by office representative and transferred to Arusha, Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Tourist inn hotel.
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
After the breakfast you head to Tarangire National Park, where you reach around noon. Pitch the tents at a campsite in a remote area of the park. First impressions of an African landscape you get on an afternoon walk close to the park border
Day 3 Tarangire National Park
full days Walking Safaris guided by an armed ranger or game drives in the park. The park owns a rich bird life, depending on season you can see elephants, zebras, wildebeest and even lions. A visit to Tarangire, whatever the season, is full of experience. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at base camp
Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater
Today we leave for Ngorongoro Crater, where we reach for lunch time. After a picnic lunch we descend to the crater floor by car, for an afternoon game drive. A game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater is one the most impressing Safari tours you can do in Africa. At evening you camp at a campsite at the crater rim.
Day 5 Olmoti and Empakai walking tour
Early morning departure to Olmoti and Empakai Crater for a full day walk, often you meet Maasai herders on your trek to the water falls of the crater.
The views along the trail downwards to the crater lake of Empakaai are spectacular at every point. You might see the buffaloes or bushbucks, blue monkeys and many birds. It is a joy to walk around the lake shore, experiencing the serenity and quite beauty of this wild spot. Overnight at the base camp
Day 6 Lake Natron
From Empakaai we are starting the Walking Safari to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, until we reach our campsite at the village Naiobi, where you have the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai.
Day 7 Lake Natron
We proceed to Oldonyo Lengai the sole active volcano of Tanzania, the "holy mountain" of the Maasai. After 4 hours of walking we reach the foot of the impressive mountain, and pitch the tents at Lake Natron Moivaro Campsite.
Day 8 Ol Doinyo Lengai Trek
Around midnight you start to climb the mountain (to avoid the heat of the sun). After the steep climb you reach the top at sunrise at 2450 m height. From here you have great views of the surrounding landscape, Lake Natron, Mount Meru and even Mount Kilimanjaro.
The crater itself offers a unique spectacle. You can descend in the crater floor, everywhere it is bubbling and steaming, small volcanoes inside the crater produce streams of molten lava. Camping at Lake Natron Moivaro Campsite
Day 9 Ngare Sero River tour
Trek to the Ngare Sero River, who flows in the Lake Natron. In contrast to the surrounding dry landscape, here you can find a small paradise. After a strenuous walk up the stream, we reach the source of the river, in cascading waterfalls the river gushes out of the mountain. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at the Moivaro Campsite.
Day 10 Return
At 0530hrs drive to Lake Natron to experience the Sun rise and watch the flamingoes.
After breakfast we depart to Arusha, after lunch drive to the airport for your flight either back home or to other supplement destination (Zanzibar, Mafia Island, Bagamoyo or Southern Parks)