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Maasai Lands

This remote bush trek takes place in the Great African Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. The region is home to several Maasai communities. The Maasai will travel with you as your guides during this unique expedition.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Drive to Tanzania and trek to Longido Camp

    Arrive Nairobi 06:30am. This morning you will either continue by air to Tanzania and then drive up to Longido, or you will depart by bus for 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: Trek to Longido Viewpoint, drive & walk to Kitumbeine Camp

    Begin today with an early breakfast (0600hrs), and then a tough trek up into the foothills of Longido. We trek up to the view point (5487ft). If the weather is clear, you will have great views to Meru, Africa’s 4th highest mountain, south-east to Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and west across the floor of the Rift Valley stretching to the Crater Highlands on the very distant horizon.

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

    This morning you will trek part way up Kitumbeine Mountain to a viewpoint on a ridge at 6300ft. The trail is dusty and rocky to start, but soon leads onto a goat trail.

  4. Day 4: Across Dustpans of Nagarirat to Gelai Camp

    Today you will trek to Gelai Village and our camp nearby. You can expect to see more wild game today. In particular look out for zebra, gerenuk, and giraffe.

  5. Day 5: Trek & Drive to Sunken Crater Camp

    Today you will begin to pack up camp very early and trek west across untamed bush towards the Sunken Crater.

  6. Day 6: To Engaruka - approx 15-30kms (dependent on group strength)

    This morning you will have an early breakfast, then start trekking under the lea of the Rift Escarpment towards Engaruka. You will cross the Ol Kerii Plain, passing by small settlements along the way, until you reach the final trek point.

  7. Day 7: To Ngorongoro Crater and then to Laibone

    After a very early breakfast, you will drive (2 to 3 hours) to Ngorongoro Crater, where you will enjoy a game drive.

  8. Day 8: Trek to viewpoint, lunch, and drive to airport for flight home.

    After breakfast, there will be time to take a short trek to a magnificent viewpoint. From this viewpoint high above the camp you can look back across the area you have trekked over the previous week and down to Lake Manyara.

Private Expeditions

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