Depart Arusha at 0800 and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a short tour of the Crater and game viewing. After your Crater tour, transfer by vehicle to Empakai Crater where you will have dinner and overnight at the campsite there.
After exploring the crater for a few hours, trek from Empakai Crater to Acacia Camp, (7.5 hrs, 15 Km), stopping at Naiyobi to rest and take on water. This shortens the last day of trekking. All gear, food and water will be carried by donkeys and driven by a Maasai warrior.
Trek from Acacia Camp to Lake Natron, viewing Oldoinyo Lengai on the way. The vehicle will meet you at the base of Lengai and drive you the restof the way to Lake Natron Camp You will have dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Campsite. Be sure to visit Engare Sero gorge and the waterfall while at Lake Natron. Bring a swimsuit as there is a pool at the camp in Lake Natron and also you can swim safely in the waterfalls.
(12.5 hrs, 25 Km)
If you want to climb Oldoinyo Lengai, you will drive to the base of the volcano during the night to begin your climb with a guide. It is a 7- hour/ 15 KM strenuous climb. You must complete the climb and descend before the heat becomes too intense
If you don’t climb Lengai, you may tour the waterfalls at Engare Sero Gorge or visit the Lake until about noon, when you will depart for your return trip to Arusha, arriving about 6 PM.