Ngorogoro Highland Trek Itinerary

Kilimanjaro Tours typical itinerary for the Ngorongoro Highland Trek safari can be seen below.


Day 1
Arrive at accommodation for pre-trek brief, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Game viewing Lake Manyara National Park.

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park, via Arusha, with picnic lunch.

Overnight stay at Twiga Campsite.

Day 3
Crater game viewing- Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast proceed to Ngorongoro for crater game drive with picnic lunch.

Overnight stay at Simba Campsite.

Day 4
Nainokanoka Post to Embulbul Depression

After breakfast start trekking around 8.00am to Olmoti CraterZebra at Ngorongoro

Visit Munge Falls at southern extreme.

Trekking to Embulbul Depression campsite. The depression is well marked practical level hollow ground, with short grass species such as Cynodon, Dactylon and Thimeda Triandra.

There is also the potential on the trek to see zebra, gazelles, ostrich and many more animals.

Day 5
Trekking to Empakaai Crater Rim

After breakfast, you will be slowly climbing towards the rim of Empakaai Crater.

Day 6
Descend to Naiyobi Lerai Forest

Descend from the camp with a magnificent view of Mount Oldoinyo Lengai. Cross several bushes in narrow trail to Naiyobi village where people are mostly agriculturists rather than pastoralists.

In this village, there are schools (primary), water supplied through pipes and shops. From this point follow the canopy back to the Lerai Forest.

The Campsite is located under the acacia trees along the trail.

Day 7
Lerai Forest Mongoilei Ngaresero

Descend through the same canopy to the rift valley escarpment where it is steep going down. This point is known as Mongoile meaning “Antelopes Horns” in Masai language.

From Naiyobi descend to rift valley floor. It is hot and there is no shade on the way down to Ngaresero Base, where your driver will be waiting for you. You will driven to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8
Ngaesero Mount Oldoinyo Lengai

After breakfast you will visit Lake Natron shore to view the flamingos breeding centre. Return for lunch at the campsite. In the afternoon you will visit the waterfalls. Rest of the day is for your own pleasure.

At midnight you will be driven to the base of Mount Oldoinyo Lengai to start the climb. You will reach the summit in around 3-4 hours.

Day 9
Descending from Mount Oldoinyo Lengai

Descend mid morning from Mount Oldoinyo Lengai. Walk down to where the driver will be waiting for you to take you to the campsite for lunch.

After lunch you will head back to the accommodation via Mto Wa Mbu.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10
Breakfast- End of Tour


Optional Safari Tours with Kilimanjaro Tours

These are available, or a trip to Zanzibar can be added on.


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