On the Kenyan border and 25km north of Oldoinyo Lengai, Lake Natron is a 60km long alkaline lake known for the huge flocks of flamingos that gather here at the end of the rainy season. The lake has no outlet so its size varies dramatically depending on the time of year. Lake Manyara, which at certain times of year, hosts thousands of flamingos, as well as a diversity of other birdlife. Depending on the season, about two- thirds of the park’s total 330 sq km area is covered by the lake. Lake Eyasi is a salt lake at an altitude of about 1000m between the Eyasi escarpment in the north and the Kidero Mountains in the south.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Natron. After break fast depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Eyasi, drive up to Mto wa Mbu for lunch. After lunch proceed north along the bottom of Rift Valley to Lake Natron for dinner. Overnight at Lake Natron Campsite/ Lake Natron Camp/ Ngaresero Mountain Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Lake Natron – Lengai summit. After breakfast take a walk along the lake to see flamingos and shore birds. Back to the campsite/lodge for lunch, late afternoon go to the waterfall. In the midnight drive to the base of mountain Oldoinyo-Lengai to start climbing this is 4-5 hours to the surmmit and 3-4 hours down. Sun hats, lotion and water for drinking are important for climb. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Campsite/ Lake Natron Camp/ Ngaresero Mountain Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Lake Natron – Lake Manyara. After breakfast departing for Lake Manyara, arrive for lunch then afternoon game drive. Overnight at Lake Manyara campsite/ lake Manyara wildlife lodge/ Lake Manyara Serena lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi. Departing lake Manyara in the morning to lake Eyasi, arrive for lunch, then take a walk along the lake to see shore birds, option of visiting Datoga tribe. Overnight at Lake Eyasi campsite/ Kisima ngeda tented camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Lake Eyasi - Arusha town. After early morning breakfast drive up to Hadzabe (bushmen) village for hunting with them by using bow and arrow. These people do not cultivate or keeping livestock, they just depending on hunting animals and gathering fruits for food. After hunting back to the campsite/lodge for lunch then drive back to Arusha. Drop off at you hotel. End of the tour.
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