This unique walking safari and cultural experience is for people who want to intimately experience Tanzania, meet the local people and learn about their culture and daily life. This walking safari will take you into the heart of the Maasai Village known as Lake Natron as well as other nearby villages. You will get the chance to see wild animals like giraffes, gazelles, zebras and wildebeest. You will be accompanied by a local Maasai guide, complete with donkeys and a cook to make sure you have three fresh delicious meals throughout your journey.

Day 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, one of our professional driver guides will greet you and transfer you to Arusha town where you will meet with our trip coordinator for a safari briefing and to prepare for your safari the following day.

Distance covered: 70 kilometers | 43 miles

Approximate time taken: 1 hour

Meals: Bed & Breakfast

Accommodations: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2

Arusha – Kitumbeine Village

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the home of the Maasai via Longido Town where you will proceed to the pure heart of the Maasai Village known as Kitumbeine. We will arrive in the late afternoon and do a short walk visit the Maasai Women’s Projec, eventually heading back to Camp for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 190 kilometers | 118 miles

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3

Kitumbeine Village – Porini Camp

After an early breakfast, we journey into an early walk to get the chance to explore a beautiful sunrise and some morning birdwatching. On our walk to Porini Camp, which takes approximately 6-7 hours, we will encounter wild animals like zebra, antelopes, and giraffes. we will then retreat to Porini Camp for an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 135 kilometers | 83 miles

Approximate time taken: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast.| Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Porini Camp

Day 4

Porini Camp – Gilai Village

After breakfast, we proceed with a walk into the heart of the Maasai Village, eventually heading toward Gilai Village. This entire trek takes approximately 8 hours.We will explore the Maasai and their herd of cattle heading out for grazing. We proceed into the bush to Gilai Village where we will stay overnight.

Approximate time taken: 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Gilai Village

Day 5

Gilai Village – Makat Village

After breakfast, we continue our adventure, walking across the Maasai village. On this day, we will walk 5-6 hours to reach the Makat Village close to Lake Natron. We arrive just in time for a hot lunch followed by a long period of relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Approximate time taken: 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Makat Village

Day 6

Makai Village – Lake Natron

After an early breakfast, we proceed with our walk toward Lake Natron Village. We get the opportunity to view various wild animals along the way, like giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and much more. The walk takes approximately 6-7 hours. to get to Lake Natron. We will then enjoy an overnight stay at Kidemi Public Camp, where we will take in the swimming pool lookout of the beautiful active mountain Oldonyo Lengai.

Approximate time taken: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Kidemi Public Camp

Day 7

Lake Natron (Full day)

After a leisurely breakfast, we are guided by the local Maasai to natural water falls where we will enjoy a fresh swimming pool. We will then head back to Camp for a hot lunch followed by some relaxation. In the evening, we will head to Lake Natron for a short walk and meet with the local Maasai for a cultural experience featuring their traditional songs and dance. Afterwards, we head back to Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

We also offer an optional climb of Oldonyo Lengai that stands at 2900 meters.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Kidemi Public Camp

Day 8

Lake Natron – Arusha | Airport

After breakfast, we enjoy a morning of relaxation and in the and late afternoon, we transfer you back to Arusha for an overnight stay or proceed directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure.

You can optionally proceed with a longer safari for 5 days/4 nights to the Serengeti (two nights), Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara Park.

Approximate time taken: Lake Natron-Arusha: 3 hours | Lake Natron to JRO: 4 hours

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 park entry fees • All accommodations • All transits • Conservation 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 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.

Oldonyo Lengai Mountain Climbing
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.