Duration

7 Days

Country

Tanzania

Best Time

All year

Price From

US $1250

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Overview

When it comes to adventure this is more than classical adventure. The real walk to remember and priceless experience while in Ngorongoro Crater and Oldonyo Lengai. And what about lake Natron still being part of the tour, enjoying limitless coverage, and dive through nature and semi-arid land. Challenge the recent active volcanic mountain in Tanzania. Explore the only habitat for lesser flamingos! Lake Natron. Discover your world, socialize and take great photos, remember missed moments are lost forever. Talking about meals and where to stay, our best team has a surprise for you. Why not ask how we can plan together!

Scope

  • Duration: 7 Days Walking Safari
  • Price: From US $1,250 per person sharing
  • Destination: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron and Oldonyo Lengai
  • Enjoy charming and warmly team soon after arrival at the Airport and drop off at the hotel
  • Enjoy the short ride from the airport to the hotel depending on arrival time, you can experience the semi-arid environment before reaching the beautiful city of Arusha.
  • Expect to meet Blessing safaris Team for tour briefing and other arrangements
  • A beautiful start of the day with a heavy breakfast and a hot shower at the hotel
  • Expect to travel with not only a travel guide but also a friendly and knowledgeable mountain and safari expert
  • Climb Oldonyo-Lengai the only active volcanic mount in Tanzania
  • Expect the welcoming groups of big elephants near the gate of Ngorongoro Crater one of the best attraction in this park
  • Stunning view of Lesser Flamingo and Maasai steppe while in transit to Oldonyo Lengai
  • Experience the Maasai guided tour for Oldonyo Lengai
  • What a feeling? Transfer toward Lake Natron enjoy the semi-arid land with endless view
  • Delicious and healthy meals served on time, depending on the type of accommodation option you have chosen ( lodge, hotel, camping)…
  • Also, you will have an option to visit cultural villages for an authentic Africa experience
  • Sleep in a safe and neatly adventurous environment safe from wild animals and mosquitos.
  • Expect direct communication with the ground team for tour monitoring but also in-case of any emergency. Your safety is our priority.
  • Return to Arusha for airport transfer or other arrangements with the Blessing Safaris team.

Itinerary

Our driver will pick you at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) transfer to Tulia Hotel & SPA in Arusha. In the evening you will meet your safari-guide for a short briefing about the safari.

Accommodation: Tulia Hotel 

In the morning meet your driver-guide, drive from your hotel in Arusha to Ngorongoro, on arrival descend into the crater floor with packed lunch for a day game drives. Enjoy your lunch in the Crater on the picnic site. After lunch, ascend the crater and drive out to Olmoti crater rim for dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka Campsite.

Accommodation: Nainokanoka Campsite

The morning after breakfast you will enjoy a walking tour of the lake where you can see a huge flock of flamingos. Lunch will be served at Empakai crater rim, after lunch, you will walk along the rim to Naiyobi village which is located a few kilometers north of the Empakai crater. You will experience  Donkey’s adventure as one of the crew accompanied you. After the tour, you will stay at Naiyobi village.

The morning after breakfast in the camp, your walking tour proceeds with a picnic lunch en route to the base of Oldonyo Lengai ( the Maasai Mountain of God) for dinner and overnight. Enjoy your dinner and get earlier rest because at night you will start ascending to the Mountain of God. This is the only active volcanic mountain in Tanzania. Just follow your local guide advice, they will arrange the time to leave in the night. Soon after reaching the peak, spend a few minutes and descend back to the base for breakfast.

After breakfast, start walking along the rift valley to Lake Natron, a mineral-rich soda lake in northern Tanzania where many water birds like Flamingo can be seen. Afternoon you will have your lunch on the way before reaching Lake Natron campsite for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, start your day by walking around the lake exploring the area.  Experience both the natural environment and the local people. Maasai is one of the famous tribes in Tanzania. Today you will have a hot lunch at the camp. After lunch, you will walk to the beautiful waterfalls just near the lake. The waterfall is a very nice place to complete your day by swimming. Evening return to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Today you wake up late in the morning, after breakfast you may take a few hours of relaxing before the drive back to Arusha for airport departure.

NB: Before returning to Arusha/ Airport we can arrange optional tours depending on your budget. Below are the two options which we think you could be interested in.
Tour option: Cultural experience activities around Mto Wa Mbu. Here you can take a leisurely walk to visit some different tribes in the area and some of the schools and projects supported by tourism activities.

Tour option: Game viewing after breakfast around Lake Manyara National. Return to Arusha in the late afternoon to one of the dayrooms so we can shower and arrange our luggage for the flight home tonight, flight departure timing is ideal.

Costs & Inclusions

7 days walking safari price
PAX 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax+
Price $2,450 $1,550 $1,280 $1,250
  • Airport Transfers (upon Arrival and Departure)
  • 1 nights hotel accommodation in Arusha
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • All entrance fees and Government taxes.
  • Services of Professional multilingual driver-guide and cook.
  • Enough litters of mineral water per person per day.
  • Safari jeep 4×4 with pop up roof suitable for game viewing
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • International and local airfare.
  • Personal expenses example Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccinations
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance.
  • Tips for driver-guide
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Booking Process

If you’re satisfied enough with the information, you can book this tour directly, remember to confirm your booking by a deposit of 10% of the total cost per person. This is needed to secure accommodation and other services which belong to third parties. At that point, we will issue you with an invoice that includes a balance due date. We must receive the full payment not less than thirty (30) days before the departure date. In the case of holidays booked within less than thirty (30) days of the departure date, we must receive the full cost within seven (7) working days of our sending written confirmation and invoice. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit, as well as any other cancellation charges. Before you do any payment don’t hesitate to discuss with your tour planner the best option. Your satisfaction is our happiness.

Meet Elibariki,

Your Tanzania Safari Specialist.

(Call or WhatsApp)
+255 742 696 430

Meet Elibariki,

Your Tanzania Safari Specialist.

(Call or WhatsApp)
+255 742 696 430

General Travel Information

Tanzania is situated directly south of the Equator and covers 938,000 sq. km with an estimated population of 40 million people. The country is densely populated in the northern, eastern and coastal areas while the southern part is not densely populated.

Climate. Tanzania climate is tropical and there are two rain seasons the longer being March through May and the shorter between October and November. The dry season lasts from July through October with clear sky and sunshine the whole day. The weather is suitable for beach vacations. The coastal area is normally hot and humid.

Visa: Coming to Tanzania has been made easy for visitors. It is easy to obtain a Tanzanian visa and there are three ways to obtain it: You can get a visa from a Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission from your country or upon arrival at the port of entry or you can apply online via Tanzania Immigration site, that is, the airport or at the border port. The above procedure applies to North American and European citizens. For more details about visas please contact the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission in your area.

Tanzania’s International Airports: Tanzania has two international airports, one outside the commercial capital Dar es Salaam (airport code: DAR) and the other near Arusha (and Mount Kilimanjaro) called Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code: JRO). Charter flights and some international operators fly directly to Zanzibar Island (airport code: ZNZ)

Getting to Tanzania: If you’re planning to visit Northern Tanzania, the best airport to arrive at is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). KLM has daily flights from Amsterdam. Ethiopian and Kenya Airways / Precision Air also fly into KIA.

If you’re planning to visit Zanzibar, southern and western Tanzania, it is ideal to fly to the capital city of Dar es Salaam. European carriers that fly into Dar es Salaam include British Airways, KLM and Swissair(which share codes with Delta). There are long-distance bus services between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.

Attractions: The country has a lot to offer educationally, historically, for leisure and adventures. These adventures are safaris (game) driving in the National Parks like Serengeti, Manyara, and Tarangire to see wildlife, historical sites such as museums, landscapes, mountains, beaches, lakes, rivers, and culture.

Social life: The country has more than 120 tribes. Each tribe has its own vernacular. Although there are many languages “Swahili” was adopted as the national language in 1961 right after independence. The language has spread and is being used in the neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Central Africa. English is the second official language of the nation. You will find that Tanzanians are very welcoming and friendly.

Political system: Tanzania is perhaps the leading country on the continent of Africa for its political stability, peace, and tranquility. The political system is multi-party and the government is democratic. Political and religious conflicts are resolved through dialogue. In short, religious and tribal conflicts are very rare in this country because every citizen is free to worship as he/she pleases provided that one does not violate the law of the land

Currency: The national currency of Tanzania is the “shilling” (Tshs). Exchange rates vary and are subject to change anytime. Credit cards such as Euro-card, American Express, Master Card, Access, and Visa are accepted by most tourists’ hotels, carving shops, bureau de change, and banks. Also, Traveler’s Cheques in sterling pounds and US dollars are acceptable.

Religions: Because of its historical diversity Tanzania is a land of various religions. Nevertheless, the major religions are Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and African Traditional Religions. On the east coast – Dar es salaam, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, and Tanga – the dominant religions are Islam and Hindu. This is due to the advent of Arabs and Eastern Indians which led to the spread of the two religions. The mainland is dominantly Christian and this is since European colonists, like Arabs, spread the Christian religion to the indigenous people.

Infrastructure & Accessibility: Major roads are paved and accessible throughout the year. Side roads and those around and within the National Parks are muddy and rough. For this reason, a 4WD car is required for safaris. Four-wheel cars include Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rovers, and Toyota Hiace 4WD. These are the cars commonly used. The railway is also used in the eastern, southern, central, and western parts of the country.

Time: The time zone is GMT + 3 and the electricity is 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz.

This comes not actually from the company side but has something to do with yourself, you may wish to support locals by buying souvenirs or you may arrange some extra tours around the city or tipping to your team. Is the best way to acknowledge others as one of the best practices in life. Feel comfortable to discuss with your tour planner anytime

As any other endeavor challenges are part of the journey, you may experience congestion while arriving or you may experience network outage in most of the areas while on safari. Bear in mind that there are challenges which we can control as human beings but in case of natural disasters that we do not wish to happen if we are supposed to stop your tour, immediate actions are necessary to save a life.

Packing for a Tanzania safari is vastly different from packing for just about any other trip, and it offers a different challenge depending on whether you’re a solo traveler, family or couples. Not only do most safari-goers have weight restrictions on bush flights (a typical weight restriction is 15 kilograms or 33 pounds total per person, including camera equipment and carry-ons), but you also have the challenge of knowing which types of clothes to wear on safari are appropriate. We’ve been leading tours for years in Tanzania, and have put together our tips for what to pack for an African safari.
Duffel or soft-sided bag, TSA approved clear toiletry case,2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones,1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones,3 layering tanks or T-shirts, Utility jacket, Light scarf, Sports bra, Wide brim hat with chin strap, Closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction, Waterproof dry bag, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Insect repellent with Deet, conditioner, Lip balm, Plug adapters/converters, USB flash drive, Memory cards for your camera and First aid kit

Travel insurance is very crucial once it comes to travel around the world, for any traveler. Getting travel insurance in Tanzania made easy through third parties companies which are dealing specifically with evacuation in case of any emergency during your tour, we do not sale it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of possibility illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance guarantees peace of mind while traveling, safety comes first.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are determined to ensure that you experience the luxury of genuinely memorable travel. On every trip, we aim to create a ‘charmed space’ within which you can relax, absorb fresh insights, be stimulated and charmed by new encounters – and have fun!

We are determined to ensure that you experience the luxury of genuinely memorable travel. On every trip, we aim to create a ‘charmed space’ within which you can relax, absorb fresh insights, be stimulated and charmed by new encounters – and have fun!

The dry season is from the beginning of December through the beginning of March, and from late June through the end of October, June to December.

The peak season is from August to September

The best month to climb Oldonyo Lengai is from January-March and June-October.

The best season to climb Oldonyo Lengai is during the dry season.

Yes, it is possible, but you might not enjoy nature and view, carefully pack proper gear for rain because it can rain the whole day and night.

It takes about six to seven hours to summit Oldoinyo le Ngai. It is possible to walk across the crater floor and the tour will be guided by local Maasai guides.

No, skiing is prohibited on Oldnyo Lengai

No, it is not recommended to smoke and drink alcohol, also avoid depressant drugs on Oldonyo Lengai.

Yes, there are no flush toilets in Oldonyo Lengai but only available in the lodge except at the base camp.

Yes, Oldonyo Lengai is an active volcano erupted recently in 2007-2008

Our guides will immediately provide first aid depending on the patient’s situation. You can proceed with the trek or descend to the low altitude depending on the nature of the sickness. In case of serious issues, our staff will take you out of the mountain by using wheel stretchers, or sometimes we can arrange for the emergency helicopter evacuation service.

You are supposed to carry your daypack to put your staff for the day use. It can be a camera, snacks, gloves, a hat, sunscreen, etc. Other staff will be carried by the porters not more than 20kg per porter.

Trekking Shoes, Walking Poles, Trekking pants and t-shirts, Windproof & waterproof jacket Poncho, Balaclava, Mask, Gaiters, First aid, Water Bottle, Head Torch, Backpack with Raincover.

Yes, you will have a signal at almost every camp but not everywhere.

No, you will get a laundry service when you go back to your hotel.

Whether traveling alone or with friends, Blessing Safaris guests often mention how particularly agreeable they find their traveling companions. our groups are deliberately small, comprising 2 to 7 guests especially for safari.

Our team carefully researched and focused on trips which attract people with the same interest and naturally get on well with each other through their shared interests.

What kind of information should I get before the tour starts?

Once you confirm your booking on a tour you will be sent further practical information – packing tips, detailed itineraries, including advice on health, passport and visa requirements, and minimum and maximum numbers of guests on tours.

We wish you to experience the cultural and natural surroundings in style and comfort. Hotels, lodge, and Camps are researched personally, with the emphasis on character, location, and good service. Despite we offer the window for discussion with our clients to choose for themselves what they want and sometimes change the accommodation before starting their safari

Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of an excellent holiday. With the support of the best cooks, the quality of food and drink service is guaranteed. Depending on the service level or type of tour you have chosen, pre-discussion with your tour planner is a win-win situation for an enjoyable diet. Other tours are accompanied by our cook and others are inclusive service from our accommodation partners include hotels, private camps, and luxury lodges.

Help us to help you by organizing even better tours, and save money. If you contact us in advance you will save a big deal in terms of price as you have the best time for negotiation and customization of the tour with safari planner and save more.

Why not? , We offer private tours whether you’re alone or with family and friends celebrating a special anniversary or planning a reunion of family and friends you can discuss with us. We can create a special itinerary away from traffic, travel in style with the itinerary specifically shaped to your requirements.

Our Professional Safari Guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and they have enough experience to lead our clients in the wilderness. Our vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rovers with a hutched roof to give maximum visibility of a game.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.

This aspect is much overstated. You will rarely see a snake, but if you do, it will most likely be from the safety of your safari vehicle. Tents and lodges all have bug screens fitted to windows and doors. In most areas where bugs or mosquitoes are prevalent, rooms and tents are also equipped with mosquito nets, adding to the idealistic ambiance. Bear in mind that malaria is a threat in most wildlife areas, and it is necessary to consult your doctor for advice before embarking on your safari.

Tanzania destinations are accessible throughout the year but we advise you to take your tours during the dry session for the safari so as you can enjoy the best sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense. July to October and December through February. The green session includes March through June. Discuss with us for the best option if you have also a plan to coincides with Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park

Around the turn of the century (until the ’30s and ’40s), mobile tenting was the only option, and “camp as you go” was the standard practice. Over the years the luxury connected with the traditional mobile tenting safari has increased. By the same token, one can understand that the cost of having a “luxury hotel” following one around in Africa is expensive. However, most people settle for permanent tented camps. Because they are “permanent” they can be equipped with flush toilets and traditional bathroom fixtures and conveniences. Don’t be misled by terminology – a permanent tented camp offers the comfort of a 5-star hotel but with the romance and adventure of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa.

Although more than 2000 languages and dialects are spoken throughout Africa, this presents no problem as English is spoken throughout East and Southern Africa. Apart from English, all our professional guides are multilingual so we get you covered