Step by Step Around Ngorongoro
Break up your Northern Tanzania safari by spending a few days journeying from A to B on foot, rather than by vehicle. You’ll see parts of the country, landscapes and people that other travellers never do, slowing down and really immersing yourself in this vibrant Maasai landscape. There are no roads where you are travelling, and you will have the chance to spend some time visiting one of the small Maasai villages that other safari-goers don’t reach. This genuine experience is increasingly hard to find in this region of Tanzania, where so many cultural villages are highly commercialised. The walk will take several days, passing around the lush forested slopes of the Olmoti Crater and the northern side of the Ngorongoro Crater, reaching the Seneto road that descends toward the Serengeti. Due to the timings of this adventure, we recommend spending a couple of nights in the area beforehand, to allow you to game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy other activities so you can simply continue onward to the Serengeti on Day 4.
Arrive at The Highlands today (or earlier if you wish to visit the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy other activities in the region), located on the side of the Olmoti Crater in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Enjoy an afternoon relaxing and enjoying views over the rolling Maasai land from the balcony of your unique geodesic dome tent. Your Wayo walking safari guide will meet you this evening to discuss the next days of walking and enjoy a delicious dinner and a good night’s sleep before your adventure begins the next day.
Good to Know
What Is Included In This Adventure?
All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4, all house drinks (soft drinks and selected alcohol) throughout, transfer from Manyara Airstrip to The Highlands at the start of the itinerary, park fees and camping fees, expert walking guide (with rifle) throughout, back-up four-wheel drive safari vehicle, all logistics for fly camp set up, Asilia conservation charge and Medevac cover.
Fly Camp Accommodation Facilities
Lightweight nylon mountain tents with mattresses on the floor, pillows, bed linens or good quality sleeping bags if cold. Outdoor long-drop toilet a few metres from sleeping tent. Dining is mostly outdoors when the weather permits, but there is a mess tent when shelter or shade is needed. Bucket showers are also available to freshen up. Due to the altitude around the Ngorongoro region, the nights can be cold, so we recommend packing some warm clothes, thick socks and a woolly hat.