This walking safaris and cultural experience is for people who want to experience Tanzania by foot, meet the locals and experience their culture first-hand. This walking safari will take you into the heart of the Maasai Village known as Lake Natron and other nearby villages. You will get the chance to see numerous wild animals such as giraffes, gazelles, zebras and wildebeest. You will be accompanied by a local Maasai guide,  donkeys and a cook making sure you have three fresh, delicious meals throughout your trek.

Day 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our professional driver guides who will transfer you directly to Arusha, You will stay overnight at Arusha Planet Lodge (or similar accommodations).

Distance covered: 70 kilometer | 43 miles

Approximate time taken: 1 hour

Meals: Bed & Breakfast

Accommodations: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2

Arusha to Ngorongoro – Nainoka Noka Village

After breakfast, we will depart to the  Ngorongoro Conservation Area through the hometown of Mto Wa Mbu, where you can view Lake Manyara Park that attracts thousands of fauna and flora. We will continue to Ngorongoro and proceed through the late afternoon to Nainoka Noka Village. We offer an optional to walk to the village to visit the Maasai, later returning back to camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 250 kilomters | 155 miles

Approximate time taken: 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3

Nainoka Noka – Masai Village Camp

Your local Maasai guide will arrive with donkeys and start your trip to Bulati Village. You will pass different locations of the Maasai Bomas and will be able to witness them performing their daily activities. Along the way, you may spot animals like Thomson gazelles, wildebeest, jackals zebras and various species of birds. You will walk approximately 16 kilometers to reach the Maasai Village known as “Bulati,” where you will camp overnight. 

Distance covered: 16 kilometers | 10 miles

Approximates time taken: 7-8 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Masai Village (Bulati)

Day 4

Bulati Village – Empakai Crater

After breakfast, the journey continues to Empakai Crater. Through bush landscape, you will descend into Empakai Crater and explore flamingos on Empakai Lake. This  walk takes approximately 5 hours. At night, you may hear the sound of the flamingos flying around the area.

Approximate time taken: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5

Empakai Crater – Naiyobi Village

After breakfast, we will hike to the Maasai Village knowns as “Naiyobi,” where we experience a spectacular view overlooking Oldonyo Lengai. After lunch, we leave Ngorongoro and head towards the Acacia Forest, where you notice the weather will start to change and become much, much warmer. This walk takes approximately 6-7 hours. We will camp overnight at Acacia Camp.

Approximate time taken: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Acacia Camp

Day 6

Naiyobi Village – Lake Natron | Arusha

Our final day journey is much lighter, as we go downhill, experiencing amazing views of Oldonyo Lengai, Lake Natron and the Rift Valley. Around lunch time, you will meet with our driver guide to transfer you back to Arusha.

If you would like to continue your journey, we offer an optional climb of Oldonyo Lengai, which requires an additional night stay. Or, you can proceed with the Jeep safari for 5 days and 4 nights into Serengeti for 2 nights, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara Park. Please inquire for customization. 

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Please note: All pricing listed is per person.

Pricing is is based on high season rates (June through March).  Low season quotes (April through May) can be done on request. Please inquire here and our staff will be in touch with more information.


Single room



1 double/twin room



1 triple room



2 double room



1 triple room + 2 double room



3 double room



Airport pick up and drop off • All parks entry fees • All accommodations • All transits • Conservations fees • 4WD top up roof land cruiser (charging system installed & fridge) • Donkeys • Unlimited game drives • Driver guide allowances • Government taxes • 1.5 liter bottled pure drinking water per person per day


Flights • All visas • Items of a personal nature • Health requirements • Travel insurance • Last night acommodation in Arusha • Walking gear


Tipping is suggested at $25-30 USD a day for local guides, $15-18 USD a day for cooks and $20-25 USD a day for drivers.
Tips should be handed directly to the guide/cook/driver.

per person


Tanzania boasts unparalleled concentrations of wildlife – there is no country that can compete with the sheer number and density of wild animals. Tanzania is home to the famous “Great Migration” and more National Parks than any other African country – including two of the most renowned wildlife parks in the entire world. It is also a politically stable and safe country with gracious, respectful people and very little crime.


No mixed groups, no competing for views with strangers and no conflicting interests. You will enjoy the exclusive use of a private vehicle providing maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing.


We offer early morning (before sunrise) game drives to exclusively witness predators in action and herbivores in their more active states. We’ll pack a breakfast to enjoy in the pristine ambience of the bush while the package tours are having their “buffet” meals back at the lodge or campsites.


Each safari offers unlimited game drives with no mileage restrictions and exclusive access to the most secluded and wildlife abundant areas in Tanzania. Most other companies operate shorter, limited game drives and never end up making it far from the lodge – or other tourists.


You are in complete control of when, where and how long you want to stay out on a game drive. You choose what animals you want look for, how long you stay at each sighting and when you return – it’s all up to you! 


On safari you will receive complete and focused attention by your professional driver-guide, with the expert knowledge and skills required to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.


By choosing Wild Root Safaris, you have the luxury of setting your own agenda (with our help, of course) and you won’t be shuffled through rigid itineraries and fixed timetables that other companies often require you to adhere to.


All of our itineraries are strategically designed on a monthly basis to take advantage of seasonal wildlife concentrations, and all safaris incorporate specific game drives to witness all of the Big Five.


Choose from a large selection of unique optional activities including authentic cultural tours, scenic flights, field talks, balloon safaris, bush picnics and walking safaris.


Your safety is our ultimate priority. We pride ourselves in offering our guests comfort and peace of mind. We are local operators and our office based in Tanzania to support all segments of your trip. All of our safaris are fully escorted and chauffeured from arrival to departure.


We are committed to providing you with an unsurpassed level of service. Our passion, commitment, and expertise are what set us apart.


We are committed to working within our community and giving back to the locals that make Tanzania great. We continuously support projects like building schools, helping and helping the disabled children in Arusha. Please visit our GIVING BACK section of the site to learn more about what we do and how you may be able to  help us in our efforts.