Itinerary

CYCLING SAFARI

This activity is perfect for: Guests who enjoy biking and want to cover more terrain than walking. Where do we go ? Leave the lodge and descend down the Rift Valley escarpment. Ride on a single-track path though Mto Wa Mbu village then ride to the lakeshore. Meet a vehicle with drinks and snacks and get driven back to the lodge. Length of excursion: 3.5 hours Level of strenuousness: Moderate (it is downhill or flat most of the way)

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Guide
  • Trek 6000 front suspension mountain bikes
  • Helmets
  • Gloves
  • Water packs
  • Drinks/snacks
  • Transfer back to lodge
VILLAGE WALK

This activity is perfect for: Guests who want to have a “real” (not acted) cultural experience. Drive down to Mto Wa Mbu with your village guide then take a leisurely stroll around the farming areas. Experience a kindergarten, milling machine, church, local homes, and farmlands. Length of excursion: 3 hours Level of strenuousness: Low (all ages can enjoy this activity)

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Local Guide
  • Water packs
  • Round trip transport
  • Gloves
  • Village contribution
FOREST HIKE

This activity is perfect for: Guests who want to have a good hike and who enjoy observing a peaceful natural environment. Leave the lodge reception on foot, walk along the edge of the escarpment, descend down into a nearby gorge, explore groundwater springs, and end the hike at the Lake Manyara National Park entrance gate to be driven back to the lodge. Length of excursion: 3 hours Level of strenuousness: Moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Local Guide
  • Water packs
  • Snacks/drinks at end
  • Transport to lodge
ROCK CLIMBING / ABSEILING

This activity is perfect for: Guests who want a challenge! Abseil and climb on a cliff a 10 minute walk from reception. Length of excursion: 3 hours (depends on the number of guests) Level of strenuousness: Moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • All the equipment and instruction to allow a beginner to participate
LAKE MANYARA CANOEING SAFARI

A game drive on water! Lake Manyara National Park has one road in and out. Now for the first time, guests can game drive and a canoeing experience to see game from a new angle.This activity is perfect for: Guests who would like to experience a different but easy activity option. It is also good for guests who do not have plenty of time in the National Park.Qualified guides drive guests to the canoeing launching site in game drive vehicles. Here guests receive all safety information and set off on the water in the company of the canoeing guide. Canoeists glide over the smooth lake water 20m offshore drifting past herds of Giraffe, Buffalo, and Elephant. We end with a refreshing drink stop. Length of excursion: approximately 31/2 to 4 hours Level of strenuousness: Moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Two and a half hour canoeing safari
  • Qualified guide
  • Good quality and safe two man canoes
  • Life jackets
  • Water packs
  • Transfer to and from the Lake Manyara National Park gate in open game drive vehicles
  • Lake Manyara canoeing safari T-shirt and certificate.
NATURE WALK

This activity is perfect for: Guests who have limited time, but still want to stretch their legs and learn something. Walk along the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Length of excursion: 1 hour Level of strenuousness: Low

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Qualified naturalist
CHILDREN'S GUIDE PROGRAM

This activity is perfect for: Children who need something special for them. Around the lodge, playing games, making field guides, planting trees. Length of excursion: 1.5 hours

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Guide
  • Age-appropriate field guide materials
NGORONGORO CRATER

CIRCLE HIKE:This hike is perfect for: Guests who have the whole afternoon at leisure at the lodge or active guests who would like to have a full hike.Begin the hike from reception and walk up along the Crater Wall. Descend down onto the Melanga Depression, hike in a loop and turn back to the lodge via a circle route. Length of hike: 3 ½ to 4 hours Level of strenuousness: Moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Walking guide
  • Armed ranger
  • Water packs (camel packs)
SHORT NATURE WALK

This hike is perfect for: Guests of all ages and activity levels and for guests who have limited time for hiking. Depart from the reception and stroll in a loop around the Serena property Length of activity: 1-½ hours Level of strenuousness: Easy

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Walking guide
SERENGETI VIEW HIKE WITH SUN DOWNER DRINKS AND PICK-UP

This hike is perfect for: Guests who have the afternoon at leisure but have less time than needed for the “Circle Hike”; or for guests who are looking for a more luxurious hiking option. This hike is also perfect for guests who are departing for the Serengeti in the morning. Guests can start the hike at 07:00 and their driver can meet them on the road en route to the Serengeti three hours later. epart from the lodge reception up the wall of the Crater then hike into the Melanga depression and cross the depression. Continue to hike towards the Serengeti plains where a vehicle meets hikers with sundowner drinks and snacks. All hikers are driven back to the lodge after enjoying the view. Length of hike: 3 to 3 ½ hours Level of strenuousness: Easy to Moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Walking guide
  • Armed ranger
  • Water packs
  • Sundowner drinks and snacks
  • Vehicle transfer back to the lodge
OLMOTI FULL DAY HIKE AND GAME DRIVE EXCURSION

This hike is perfect for: Guests who would like to explore more of the Crater Highlands or for guests who are spending three nights at the lodge and want an active option for their second day. Depart very early in the morning (06:30) from NSSL then game drive over the Crater floor through the Eastern gate. Continue on towards the Masaai village of Nanyokanyoka. Hike up the side of Olmoti Crater and to the top of the crater waterfall. Hike into the Olmoti Crater floor and do game viewing on foot. Have lunch back at the waterfall and hike back to the village. Game drive back over the Ngorongoro Crater floor back to the lodge. Length of activity: Full day Level of strenuousness: Easy to moderate

 

Included In The Expedition

  • Walking guide
  • Armed ranger
  • Water packs
  • driver guide
  • Crater service fees
  • Game drive
  • Drinks and snacks

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