7 Days Ngorongoro Highlands Active Tour

7 Days


Discover  some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes in Tanzania, one of the best ways to do this is to take a trekking safari in Ngorongoro Highlands. Whether you want a gentle walking safari or a more strenuous hiking lasting several days, we can organize for you. Whatever you decide, one thing is for sure you can expect to have plenty of interaction with the local area and people and seemingly endless and unspoilt wilderness.

With its natural beauty and undulating landscape, the great beauty of a trekking safari in Ngorongoro Highlands is that you get to enjoy the fresh air and the outstanding wildlife and beauty of Tanzania close up. At Smart African Travel,  trekking safaris of varying length are catered for to ensure that the tour matches not only fitness but exactly what you wants to see. And at the end of a day of hard walking there is simply nothing more rewarding than hanging up your boots and sitting around a camp fire, enjoying a few drinks and some entertainment, whilst reflecting upon the days wonderful experiences.


  • Ngorongoro Highlands Trekking Safari: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Tanzania by embarking on a trekking safari in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Whether you prefer a leisurely walk or a more challenging hike, Smart African Travel caters to your preferences, ensuring an unforgettable experience.
  • Cultural Encounter at Maasai Village: Experience the rich Maasai culture during your trekking adventure. Explore the Maasai village of Nainokanoka, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals, witness traditional practices, and enjoy a warm-up trek in the surrounding areas.
  • Empakai Crater Exploration: Embark on the longest day of the challenge with a 25km trek from Nainokanoka to the Empakaai Crater rim. Traverse Maasai grazing lands, encounter wildlife, and marvel at the vast, untouched landscapes. Spend the night on the crater's lip, surrounded by the sounds of the African night.
  • Enayobi Maasai Village Experience: Trek through the Empakaai Crater, visit the lake shores, and witness the stunning sight of pink flamingos. Head to the Maasai village of Enayobi, where you can engage with the community, visit the village school, and enjoy a BBQ of Maasai meats. Immerse yourself in the unique lifestyle of the Maasai people.
  • Lengai Volcano Descent and Lake Natron Finale: Descend through beautiful Acacia forests to the base of Lengai volcano, taking in the stunning scenery. Conclude your trekking adventure at the shores of Lake Natron, where you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Oldoinyo Lengai volcano and the rift valley. Celebrate the end of the challenge with a feast, Maasai style, before heading back to Arusha for a well-deserved celebration dinner.


Arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport , after airport formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel in Arusha for overnight.

After breakfast in your lodge drive to Laker Manyara National Park where you will explore the magical tiny forested Park, with thousands of pink-hued flamingos lining its shore and some 400 species of birds spotted here. Your safari guide will diligently seek out the park's unusual tree-climbing Manyara lions and blue monkeys to round out your photo gallery. Continue on to your beautiful lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today you have to prepare yourself fully as you will have the longest day of the challenge as you trek 25km from Nainokanoka down into the Embulbul Depression and then up again to the Empakaai crater rim. You trek across the vast grazing lands of the Maasai livestock, that live side by side with wild African game. Our trek is an incredible opportunity to see African life that on the face of it has been barely touched by modernisation, until the sound of a mobile phone goes off under our Maasai Guides colourful robes. we end the day climbing up the rim of the Empakaai Crater where we finally reach our camp which is based on the lip of the Empakaai crater. Tonight we fall asleep to the sounds of the African night. (28KM TREKKING)

Thismorning we trek into the Empakaai Crater through the forest and to the lake shores. here at the right time of year it is possible to see thousands of pink flamingos. From here we make our way back out of the crater and have an early lunch at camp before we continue on our way to one of the highlights of the challenge, the Maasai village of Enayobi. We should reach here mid afternoon giving us enough time to visit the village school and see a little of how the Maasai live. Tonight we have a bbq of Maasai meats and enjoy a great evening amongst these amazing people. (14KM TREKKING )

Our trek today is all downhill through mostly beautiful Acacia forests that eventually bring us to the base of Lengai volcano. Here, we take in the stunning scenery for before having dinner together and retiring for the night. (16KM TREKKING)

Today is our final day of trekking and we head north to the shores of Lake Natron. En route we are treated to awesome views of Oldoinyo Lengai volcano to the east and of the rift valley up ahead. After some 20km we are greeted by the welcome sight of our support vehicles and the trekking portion of our challenge officially comes to a close. A short transfer then takes us to our accommodation at Lake Natron where we have the opportunity to unwind and rest our weary legs. Tonight we are treated to a feast for dinner, Maasai style! (20KM TREKKING)

Day 7 :

After breakfast we start the long transfer from Lake Natron back towards Arusha. We stop for lunch in a traditional village and this afternoon on arrival in to Arusha we have some free time to explore the town. This evening we enjoy our celebration dinner to mark the end of an incredible challenge!

Today transfer to the airport for our flights back home


Trip Includes

  • All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Full board accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Birds and animal field guide book
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Government taxes
  • Transfers

Trip Excludes

  • Personal items (e.g., cameras, visa, and travel insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation (booking is available upon request).
  • Tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendations are $20 a day to the cook and $40 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle.
  • International Flights
  • Travel documents like Insurances, Visas and Passport

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the Safari Tour Package?

The package includes transportation, accommodation, meals, park fees, and guided tours in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It may also include additional activities or services depending on the specific package.

What type of accommodations can we expect during the safari?

Accommodations range from comfortable tented camps to lodges, offering various levels of luxury and amenities. The specific accommodations will depend on the package you choose.

Is airfare included in the package?

No, airfare is typically not included in the package. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Tanzania.

Is the Safari Tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Safari Tour can be enjoyed by children, but it’s important to consider their age and ability to handle long drives and wildlife encounters. Some lodges may have age restrictions or offer specific activities for children.

What should we pack for the safari?

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a good camera. It’s also advisable to bring any necessary medications, binoculars, and a reusable water bottle.

Is the safari tour safe?

Yes, the safari tour is generally safe. The tour operators and guides prioritize the safety and well-being of their guests. It is important to follow their instructions, respect the wildlife, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the cancellation policy for the safari tour?

The cancellation policy may vary depending on the tour operator and package. It is advisable to review the terms and conditions before booking to understand the cancellation and refund policies.


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7 Days Ngorongoro Highlands Active Tour
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From $ 3,500
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