This walking across Maasai land gives you an opportunity to meet with the Maasai people, the only people residing in this area. Learn their traditions, culture and lifestyle. The Maasai are perhaps the best known of the African ethnic groups. Their distinctive customs, dressing and co-existance among wildlife are well documented.
Day 1: From hotel in Moshi to Tingatinga village campsite
After an early breakfast we leave the hotel to Tingatinga Village,which is situated on the elevation of 1600m. This trip will take about 1.5 hours. We will spend the rest of day here at Tingatingaenjoying traditional dances and walking around the village. Dinner here and overnight will be at this camp.
Day 2: Tingatinga campsite to Longido village campsite
Early in the morning we will start our 15km walk from Tingatinga to Mto Simba which will take 4 hours. We will then be picked up by jeep to Longido Village. The walk today is through a sandy and dusty path and we will have the chance to see a variety of wild animals such as elephant, giraffe, zebras and gazelles. The drive from Mto Simba to Longido Village will take 30 minutes. We will also enjoy traditional dances after our dinner.
Day 3: Longido campsite to Kitumbeine campsite
The walk today will start very early in the morning and head towards Kitumbeine village. We will walk the first 15 kms before being driven an additional 7 kms to Kitumbeine Village where we will have our dinner and overnight. The walk today is very sunny and hot, making an early departure a good idea. The route is sandy and rocky at some parts on the way to Kitumbeine village, and we will have the first view of Oldoinyo Lengai, the only active volcano in East Africa.
Day 4: Kitumbeine campsite to Strawbane campsite
After our breakfast, we trek towards Kitumbeine mountain. We will walk through a dusty and rocky trail that will take us to Strawbane camp where we will camp and overnight. Tthe day's trek will be 9 km to the camp.
Day 5: Strawbane camp to the foothills of Kitumbeine mountain
Today we will have a great trek up Kitumbeine mountain that covers approximately 17km from Strawbane camp. We will enjoy the amazing mountain scenery and have the chance of mingling with the local people at the market. The trek today is mainly rocky and temperatures reduce as you gain altitude up Kitumbeine. We will camp and overnight on the foothills of Kitumbeine Mountain where we will enjoy the scenery of Oldonyo Lengai and surrounding areas as well as perhaps a great sunset.
Day 6: Kitumbeine village campsite to Gelai campsite
The trek today is very challenging with the hot weather and several hills that brings us to the foothills of Gelai. The route is dominated by a rocky terrain. The trek today gives us the chance to see zebra, giraffe and gazelle. We will walk about 12km before having a jeep take us to Gelai campsite where we will have our dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Gelai campsite to Sunken Crater Rim camp
Gelai village to Sunken Crater 22km. After an early breakfast, the trek starts towards the sunken crater crossing gorges, plain and bushes. This is the hottest day and you are advised to put on reflective clothes and hats. Today’s walk will bring us to the rim of the Sunken Crater where we will camp and overnight.
Day 8: Sunken Cratar Rim camp to Engaruka Stream campsite.
Sunken Crator Rim camp to Engauka distance is 25km. Therefore after an early breakfast in the morning, we trek half way then we will be transported by our vehicles to Engaruka Stream camp from the Olkerei plain. In this place we’ll see the Maasai settlements. This trek will be very hot and dusty. This will bring us to Engaruka Stream campsite where we will camp and overnight.
Day 9: Engaruka Steam campsite to Karatu town campsite.
After an early breakfast, you bid farewll to the supporting team before heading into Karatu town. There is plenty of water for showers after enduring hot and dusty days without this luxury. An early dinner will be served in order for you to have plenty of time to relax. We will overnight at Karatu town.
Day10: Karatu campsite, Ngorongoro crater to Moshi
An early breakfast will be provided to you then we drive up to the rim of Ngorongoro craterand then descend down to the crater floor. The crater is 610m high and 20km in diameter. Ngorongoro crater supports different species of wildlife and this including rhino, elephant, lion and zebra. After the tour in the crater, we will head back to Moshi town.
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