Trekking on Mount Makarot, Tanzania

Walking in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands offers spectacular natural beauty in the dense mountain rainforest covering large parts of the Conservation area. The forests will stay lush and green for most of the year offering ideal walking opportunities. Add this trek to any safari from Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro as a 3 day itinerary, or from Arusha.


Day 1: Arrival - Mt. Makarot

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by Regional Air and will connect with the schedule service to Manyara Airstrip. Here you will be met by your driver/guide and a private safari vehicle and proceed, with picnic lunches, to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Either relax at camp or take a short Maasai guided cultural walk.
Overnight Makarot Base Camp (3000m) (Full board).

Mt Makarot base camp adventure camping

Day 2: Mt. Makarot

After breakfast, begin the walking tour escorted by indigenous Maasai tribesmen and their donkeys to the top of Mt. Makarot. The walk offers spectacular views of the crater highlands and the Serengeti to the west and gives an opportunity to encounter some of the local mammals and birds while walking. Arrive at Makarot Top Camp where stunning views towards Lake Eyasi, the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area, the Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti plains can be observed. Our Adventure Camp will be set up for dinner and overnight at the edge of Forest (full board).

top of Mt Makarot

Day 3: Olduvai

We depart after breakfast from our Lemagrut mountain hideout and descend towards the open Serengeti plains. Walking across open glades inhabited by local Maasai. We enter the acacia covered steppe near to the small Olduvai Gorge. Here, at the 'Cradle of Mankind' we will spend the night at our Olduvai Camp while the sunsets over the Serengeti to the west. Overnight Little Olduvai Camp (full board).

trekking Mt Makarot from the serengeti

Day 4: Olduvai - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart on an early morning game drive for the Seronera Airstrip to connect with the Regional Air schedule flight to Arusha arriving 12:00. (Breakfast only).

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