• 5 Days from
    $1940 p/p in USD
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Alpine Chat Adventure

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Enjoy game drives and walking activities on this camping safari. The trekking takes you through the diverse landscapes of Ngorongoro highlands with its volcanic features. From grassy plains and dense mountain forest to the savannah of the Great Rift Valley, you will experience unique landscapes, beautiful wildlife and an insight in the life of famous Maasai people who inhabit the area. This trek gets you closer to nature than ever before.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Walking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Dik Dik, Blue Monkey, Chimpanzee, Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Gerenuk, Duiker, Sunni, Tree Hyrax, Topi, Grant's Gazelle
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Nature Walk, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Moshi, end in Moshi
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,300 for 1 person

From USD 1,940 for 2-3 people

From USD 1,540 for 4-5 people

From USD 1,400 for 6+ people

What's Included

  • Full board camping accommodation
  • Meals specified (we can cater to special diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • English speaking guide
  • Unlimited mileage, Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 safari vehicle (with pop up roof for game viewing, 6 window seats, power adapters, refrigerator)
  • Camping equipment (dome tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
  • Drinking water, Thermos with hot tea/coffee
  • Birds and animal field guide book, pair of binoculars
  • All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
  • 24/7 phone support from our office.
  • Government taxes

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Airport transfers (booking is available upon request).
  • Tips for your guide & cook (industry recommendations are $15 a day to the cook & $20 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle)
  • Personal items (e.g. cameras, medical/travel insurance)



  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Alpine Chat Adventure
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Alpine Chat Adventure‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. There you will descend to 600m high walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. Here you will find a haven of African wildlife together with diversities of habitant, with high chance of witness the endangered Rhino and other big five animals. Enjoy a game drive and lunch at the Hippo Pool picnic site. Late in the afternoon you will drive up the crater rim to the campsite for hot shower, dinner and overnight.

  • Overnight Stay: Simba Campsite, on top of the crater rim
  • Meals Provided:Lunch & Dinner


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This morning, you will drive 2-3 hours to Empakai crater and enjoy a nice walk there. Your Masai guide will arrive with his donkeys to meet you there. You will be able to explore the crater and descend to Lake Empakai on a well-maintained path. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year. Returning to the camp, a campfire and dinner will be waiting for you. During the night, you might hear the flamingos sound as they fly back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron.

  • Overnight Stay: Empakai Crater Rim Campsite
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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After breakfast and loading the donkeys, the journey continues. Today you will hike to the Masai village Naiyobi following a good path. The village as well as Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano, can be seen from the distance. After lunch in Naiyobi, the trek leaves the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the landscape becomes drier and warmer. Tonight’s camp will be set up at amongst an acacia forest. Today you will be walking with the donkey for about 5 to 6 hours.

  • Overnight Stay: Acacia Campsite
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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The last stage of the journey is not too long and it goes mainly downhill. The highlights of the trek are the great views of Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron and the Rift Valley. The rugged countryside looks almost surreal covered by grey ash of the last eruption in 2007. The trek descends into the dry and hot Rift Valley, where the ash can be seen up close. Today you will walk around 3 hours in total. In the afternoon, you will walk to the lake and visit the waterfalls.

  • Overnight Stay: Acacia Campsite
  • Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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After breakfast, drive back to Moshi on the way you will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is famous since it comprise of more than 120 tribes of Tanzanian people which gives opportunity to experience lifestyle and culture of Tanzanians.  The town is harboring with thousands souvenir salesmen this will offers you opportunity to buy Maasai crafts direct from the tribe. Then late afternoon arrive in Moshi where you will prepare for your flight back home or your onward journey to Zanzibar.

  • Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch
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