This is a classic mountain adventure to the top of the highest peak in Africa and one of the famed Seven Summits. We offer seven and eight day programmes with a full guiding service, managed by Castro Kapela who has been manager at Adventure Alternative Tanzania since 1996. All our guides have been employed by us for well over a decade and are a tribute to the company and our excellent safety track record.
This is a four day climb of the neighbour to Kilimanjaro which stands at 4566 metres.
Ngorongoro Crater Safari
A four day safari which includes visiting the famous Ngorongoro Crater and also the other national parks of Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Accommodation either in a 4 star safari lodge or in a 3* lodge in the nearby town of Mto wa Mbu. This safari is particularly popular after a Kilimanjaro climb because the two together amount to a full two week vacation.
A ten day safari to visit the parks of northern Tanzania with time spent in the vast plains of the Serengeti.
Oldonyo Lengai Climb
This is a day hike to climb a peak that is revered by the Maasai people, the words translate to Mountain of God. It is a steep climb which takes about six hours to the summit and almost the same amount of time back down again, but well worth it for the views and the challenge. However it is by no means to be underestimated.
The peak is 120kms northwest of Arusha in the Ngorongoro Highlands, south of Lake Natron in the Rift Valley. It's possible to combine this climb with your safari to the Ngorongoro Crater (it's possible to walk across the crater floor with permission) and to visit Lake Natron which is famous for a wide range of birdlife including flamingo and pelican. There is also a Maasai boma nearby where you can learn more about Maasai culture.
This is an active volcano and in the dark you can see lava down in the crater, and there are parts of the climb which are quite tricky with narrow paths, steep drops and some scrambling. It's important to be fit and be confident with your knees and feet on the descent.Don't leave too early otherwise you'll end up getting cold on the summit waiting for sunrise, and be aware that the descent on volcanic ash and dust is very slippery.
Don't forget a headtorch, jacket and gloves and warm clothes, drinks and snacks, suncream, trekking poles and good comfortable hiking boots. If you have come from Kilimanjaro then you should have all this equipment and clothing; whatever the case, don't underestimate this trek because it is much steeper than Kilimanjaro and has more exposed areas.
Contact us for a bespoke package which could include a safari and a visit to the lake.