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5 days/ 4 nights walking ngorongoro highlands

 

We start this walk in the Highlands of Ngorongoro where the mountains collect moisture year round and keep the grass green and the wildlife resident. The Highlands have extraordinary views of the surrounding plains and offer ample opportunity for cultural interaction with the Maasai. In this itinerary we explore the highlands then move down the slope of the mountain towards the Serengeti. We end on the edge of the mountain ecosystem where we can hopefully stalk plains game. Our "Wilderness Camp" is supported by pick-up trucks.

Day 1: Lemagrut Mountain Camp 1.
Move into the walking camp on the slopes of Lemagrut mountain in the Ngorongoro Highlands after your Ngorongoro game drive. This camp, about 30 min from the Ngorongoro Crater rim, has spectacular views of the highlands and plenty of wildlife and Maasai.

Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 2: Lemagrut Mountain Camp 2.
Today we will climb Lemagrut Mountain with our local Maasai guides. The mountain reaches over 10,000 ft above the Serengeti Plains and has 360 degree views. In the afternoon you can visit the local maasai homesteads or continue hiking in the highlands.

Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 3: El'wai Camp 3. 
Hike over the pass near Lemagrut mountain and begin the long gradual descent eastward toward Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti Plains. Have a picnic lunch on the trail and then meet your camp on the slopes of the Crater Highlands.

Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 4: "Kobe Kopje" Camp 4.
Continue hiking down the gentle slopes of the highlands until you just reach the edge of the Serengeti Plains. Wildlife should be plentiful and your camp will be ready for your afternoon arrival.

Dinner and overnight at Campsite

Day 5: 
Hike toward Olduvai Gorge and meet the vehicles. You can then continue on to explore Olduvai Gorge, and then drive back to Arusha.

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