Into the Maasai Lands

Trek from Mt Longido to Lake Natron in the company of Maasai askari on this guided walking safari

Into the Maasai Lands

Explore the Maasai Lands of Tanzania, East Africa, visiting remote Maasai communities, seeing wildlife within and outside the national parks, and ending with a tour of Ngorongoro Crater.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi; transfer to Tanzania and trek to Longido Camp

    Arrive Nairobi this morning and either continue with connecting flight to Kilimanjaro or depart by shuttle bus to the frontier at Nmanga (approx. 3 hours), cross into Tanzania and then drive a further half hour to a rendezvous point with the Tanzania support team.

  2. Day 2: To Longido Viewpoint, and on to Kitumbeine Camp

    Wake to an early breakfast (06:00), and then, for the more confident walkers, a hot ascending trek up into the foothills of Longido. We hope to trek up to a high view point (5,487ft). If the weather is clear, you will have stunning views of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro, and west across the floor of the Rift Valley to the Crater Highlands on the very distant horizon.

  3. Day 3: Kitumbeine Mountain and Village, transfer to Ngarirat Camp

    After an early start and breakfast, we drive and trek part way up Kitumbeine Mountain to a viewpoint on a ridge at 6,300ft. The trail is dusty and rocky to start, but soon merges with a well-trodden goat trail. Temperatures should drop as the day proceeds and we being to gain altitude. Expect to reach the viewpoint early afternoon.

  4. Day 4: Trek & drive to Gelai Village and then on to Sunken Crater Camp

    This morning we shall visit a Maasai boma (a temporary settlement surrounded by thorn hedges) and see and meet the Maasai who live there seasonally.

  5. Day 5: To Lake Natron

    Pack up camp this morning and set off by 4x4 for Lake Natron and the Waterfalls, in the Gregory Rift. Lake Natron is a shallow alkaline lake, that is often tinged pink with flamingo.

  6. Day 6: To Ngorongoro Crater

    Wake very early to tea, coffee and biscuits, before we begin the drive (around 4 hours) to Ngorongoro Crater.

  7. Day 7: Departure

    After breakfast say goodbye to your support team before driving to the airport for your connecting flight to the coast or your overnight flight home.

Price guide

Price based on a group size of 4 in shared double/twin accommodation/tents, and is subject to availability at the time of booking. Please contact us for pricing for different group sizes.

7 days from £2880pp


    7 days from £2880pp

    An adventure-filled and unforgettable holiday

    The team who took us up Kilimanjaro were quite simply outstanding


    Lovely memories of a holiday to Tanzania

    Thank you for organising our trip for us - the itinerary was spot on and we had a lovely time together.

    Faye and Elsa