5 Day Walking and Cultural Tour in the Rift valley Escarpment


About Manyara National Park

Located on the way to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park is worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti derived from native Masai tribe word Siringet which mean that “Endless plain”. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest, largest and most popular national park, the Serengeti Plain is famed for its great wildebeests annual migration which is among the largest mammal migration in the world.


NCA was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/151
  • Duration:  5 Days
  • Category:   Safari,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations:  Oldonyo Lengai
  • Attraction: The Maasai culture, Oldonyo Lengai
  • 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: Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

  • Picked up by a guide upon your arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel booked.
  • Get a briefing for your safari.
  • Have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 2: Transfer to Engaresero via Mto wa mbu

  • Early morning leave for Mto wa mbu from Arusha.
  • Drive from the town of Mto Wa Mbu through the Rift valley escarpment while viewing The mountain of God and other volcanic features .
  • Walk down the valley through a walking trail exploring various medicinal plants found on the rift valley wall.
  • Continue descending to Engaresero village.
  • Later evening drive to the booked hotel for accommodations.

Day 3: Hot Spring Tour and Oldonyo Lengai Trekking

  • Leave in the morning to the baboon caves spending time before heading to the lake shore for bird watching.
  • Drive further down on the rift valley escarpment to the final point on a major hot spring through other several small hot springs.
  • Return to the hotel in the afternoon for lunch
  • Take the rest of the day off resting and sleeping for the trekking to be done later
  • Wake up around 23:00 to prepare for climbing
  • Start climbing Oldonyo Lengai (5 -6 hours of walking) at 00:00 to enjoy the volcanic cone where you expect to reach the summit at sunrise.

Day 4: Descending down the mountain and visiting Maasai steppe

  • At the summit when its sunrise take some pictures and rest a little before descending
  • Start going down the mountain about 5 hours walking as to reach the bottom before noon. (Descending is done a bit fast before it gets hot and so reflective)
  • You can enjoy the view over the Maasai steppe where you will have your lunch.
  • Return to the hotel for resting and overnight stay.

Day 5: Transfer to Arusha through Lake Natron

  • After breakfast take a visit to the Lake Natron, the soda lake covered with flamingos and other bird species.
  • Also visit the local Maasai village to see their cultural practices.
  • Have an early lunch and Start the journey back to Arusha.



  • 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
  • Complementary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes


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



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