5 Day Walking and Cultural Tour: Lake Natron and Oldoinyo Lengai

Cultural Tours, NORTHERN CIRCUIT, Walking Safaris

Cultural Tourism

Cultural Tourism is another major program to do after either a wildlife safari or mountain trekking. It involves visiting local villages in Tanzania to learn, see and practice their culture, norms and traditions. Most ethnic groups are involved in the cultural prices though the major ones are Maasai, Bantu, Hadzabe, Sukuma, Chagga and Cushites.

Cultural Activities:

Walking Safaris

Local Dances and cooking Local food like ugali, vegetables and local drinks like mbege and togwa

Making handicrafts like ornaments,

Daily home chores like preparing coffee, knitting, grinding flour and weaving

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/39
  • Duration:  5 Days
  • Category:   Safari,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations:  Northern Tanzania, Lake Natron, Oldoinyo Lengai, Mto wa Mbu
  • Attraction: Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain, Culture of Maasai, Masaai Steppe
  • Budget Level:  Budget
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Arusha
  • End in: Arusha
  • Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc.
  • Extra info:  Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas

Day 1: Safari To The Camp

  • Start a safari early in the morning
  • We will drive from the town of Mto Wa Mbu, then follow the Rift Valley escarpment north to the village of Engaresero
  • We will camp  here at Engaresero for a moment before take the next steps for our walking safari.

Day 2: Safari To Visit Volcano.

  • Today we start early in order to gain as much altitude up the volcano as possible in the cool of the morning
  • Our hike follows narrow ridges of scree and volcanic dust and ash which run between steep gullies.
  • We’ll set up camp in the south crater, a safe distance from the active north crater
  • The north crater itself offers a unique opportunity to view an active volcano with recent streams of molten lava, steaming vents and open lava pools
  • The lava on this mountain has the distinction of being black during the day and a dull orange at night due to its relatively cool temperature.

Day 3: Safari To Masai Steppe

  • We trek to the summit this morning and enjoy the sunrise over the Maasai Steppe
  • From the top our vista will included Mount Meru, the extinct volcano Kerimasi, Lake Natron and even Mount Kilimanjaro
  • After lunch we will descend the mountain and return to our camp at Engare Sero village by early evening.

Day 4: Safari To Lake Natron

  • Today we’ll visit Lake Natron and the local Masai village who make this area with its harsh environment their home
  • Have a full day tour at Lake Natron to view its beautiful scenario

Day 5: Safari To Mto Wa Mbu

  • After breakfast we will drive back to Mto Wa Mbu and continue with other safari program if there is any

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PRICE INCLUDES

  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips for drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange for them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.

 

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We use more than 10 years experienced, English speaking drivers and guides.

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