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Trek with the Maasai

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Trek with the Maasai

Join us as we explore the beauty of Africa’s Tanzania – home to the fascinating Maasai tribe.
We trek for approximately 70km through wild African country, along a route where Maasai villages and majestic volcanoes rise out of the acacia and savannah bush – this makes the most dramatic but beautiful backdrop imaginable. A real highlight of this charity challenge begins with a game drive in the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Trek with the Maasai

7 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017

Registration Fee £350 +

Option A - Registration Fee £350 + Min Sponsorship £3300

Option B - Registration Fee £350 + Self Funding £1982

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 – We depart the UK on our flight to Tanzania.

Day 2 – Transfer to our tented camp and hear more about our challenge ahead.

Day 3 – Olmmoti Crater and Ngorongoro Crater – Today we experience an early morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. We then transfer to Nainokanoka Camp in the afternoon. We embark on our acclimatisation trek around Olmoti Crater (3,000 m).

Trekking distance – approx. 7km

Day 4 – Nainokanoka Trek to Bulati Village Camp – We depart Nainokanoka camp (2,600m) and commence our trek to Bulati Village situated at 2,500m. We cross the Elbulbul depression, a vast grassland with no trees but many zebras can be seen grazing, wildebeests and raptors.

Trekking distance – approx. 20km

Day 5 – Bulati Village Camp to Empakaai Camp – The environment changes from temperate grassland to montane forest zone on the crater rim with plenty of spectacular panoramic views of the landscape. Late afternoon we descend into the crater where you can see lesser flamingos as they feed on the crater soda lake. Dinner and overnight in Empakaai Campsite.

Trekking distance – approx. 16km

Day 6 – Empakaai Camp to Nayobi village and on to Acacia Camp – After breakfast we trek a short way around the Empakaai crater – this section is around 5km long and normally takes 1 hour. From Kibangasi we transfer to Nayobi. From Nayobi we trek to Acacia Campsite.

Trekking distance – approx. 18km

Day 7 – Acacia Camp to Pembe ya Swala, then to Lake Natron – A very early start today to avoid the sun intensity. We descend the Rift Valley Escarpment, via Pembe ya Swala, to the base of Oldoinyo Lengai. At the base we are picked up by our vehicles and transferred to Kamakia Campsite in Lake Natron for lunch. Following this we take an afternoon excursion to Lake Natron to view Lesser Flamingos in their breeding habitat. This evening we hold a celebratory dinner at camp.

Trekking distance – approx. 10km (plus optional trek to waterfalls)

Day 8 – We take the transfer to the airport for our flight to UK.

Day 9 – Arrive UK.

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*The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your challenge leader will have the final say.