Walking In The Footsteps of Man

An Epic Trek Through Time

Most humans on the planet do not realize that there is a path and actual footsteps of the earliest known man on Earth. You will get to actually walk that path!

 

The video above is a preview of your journey. Take a look to view the actual walks and the terrain following the centuries-old migration of humans. Will you too follow this amazing journey?

Trek Itinerary  

(This itinerary can also be hiked in reverse)

DAY 1 – Gol Mountains

Road transfer to Olduvai gorge to start your exciting journey at the cast of the hominid footprints 3.6 million years old. From there you will travel on to the Gol Mountains where your first camp is located. Piyaya is renowned for being a haven for early man with year-round springs of freshwater both man and beast could survive here in the harshest of times.

Afternoon trek to the cave paintings where walking with the Maasai in places very few have been, you are able to explore the rolling hills and secret caves of this fascinating place.​

 

Overnight: Piyaya/Gol Camp (D).

GPS COORDINATES 2°37'38.3"S 35°30'39.9"E

a20211107_121609a.jpg

DAY 2 - Sanjan Gorge

Trek through Sanjan gorge to Sanjan camp. (Trek 10km. Drive 4km.) ​

As you awake at daybreak, your camp is set at the base of the Gol Mountains and faces east, which affords a stunning sunrise for your first morning in camp!

 

Bush coffee is served right from the fire and after a filling breakfast,  set off with your Maasai guides.  Depart to the bottom of the rift valley and start your trek to Sanjan. The hike this morning is through the rift valley, following the migration routes of the Maasai and their cattle as they move to find pasture. It is very rocky underfoot in places and so good shoes are a must and at certain points be sure to look around for stunning views!

Once on top of the rift valley, we trek to meet our vehicle and transfer across the vast Salei plains to Sanjan Gorge.

 

Picnic lunches are provided to ensure you reach your goal well fed. You will be met by your camp crew when you reach your destination and can either trek deep into Sanjan Gorge or just relax by the campfire with a cup of tea or glass of wine!

Overnight: Sanjan Camp (B,L,D)

GPS COORDINATES 2°37'38.3"S 35°30'39.9"E

natron-camp2.jpg

DAY 3 - Lake Natron

Trek to Lake Natron Camp. (Trek 6km. Drive 22km.)

Morning explore in Sanjan gorge. Vehicle transfer to top of rift valley wall. Trek down to Ngare Sero village in Natron area. Transfer to Lake Natron Camp.

 

Lake Natron Camp is located on the very edge of Lake Natron, this 10 tent luxury camp is perfectly situated for amazing adventures! Located within walking distance are the hominid footprints and Lake Natron where over 1 million flamingoes come to breed.

 

Enjoy 360°views of the striking landscape that surrounds Lake Natron Camp. Look north to the lake where hundreds of thousands of flamingos come to breed; or to the south where Ol Doinyo Lengai dominates the landscape in every way. To the west, watch the sunset with a cool beverage over the Masonic Mountain above the famous escarpment of the Great Rift Valley or just relax on Bedouin style furniture (also made from waste plastic) and watch the world go by in one of the most peaceful environments you can imagine.

 

Overnight Lake Natron Camp (B,L,D).

​​GPS COORDINATES -2°35'51.3"S 35°55'04.7"E

natron-camp.jpg

DAY 4  - Lake Natron Camp

Lake Natron Camp is a unique, ecological camp set in one of the most visually dramatic locations in the world! Home to local Maasai Tribes, abundant wildlife and over a million flamingos, the camp is perfectly situated for us to make more life-long memories.

 

Lake Natron has a number of activities that are very easily combined with dawn walks and sundowners and in the middle of the day there is the nearby Ngare Sero Gorge that you can hike to with options of long hikes to the source or shorter hikes to waterfalls. The staff are on hand to make our stay as adventurous or as relaxing as you want. This is your day to explore!

 

Or just relax! There are natural pools at camp and fish that love to give you a free fish pedicure! Just the thing to pamper your feet. Massages are available from a local Maasai (ONLY $20/hour!!!). 

You can embrace the dramatic views of the Great Rift Valley and the majestic Ol Doinyo Lengai, which is not just the only active carbonatite volcano in the world but also the catalyst for everything that surrounds it. 

Overnight Lake Natron Camp (B,L,D).​

GPS COORDINATES -2°35'51.3"S 35°55'04.7"E

DAY 5 - DEPART

 

Guests transfer to points beyond. 

(B)

# # #

lakenatron.jpg
a20211110_102141a.jpg

Price Details:

 

  • 5 Days/4 Nights - $1898/person, double occupancy 

  • National Park Conservation Entry Fees, Wildlife District Preserve, Ranger Fees, Camp Permits and Village Fees: $450/Person. (approximate, fees are subject to change)

 

Inclusions:

 

  • Guided trek with knowledgeable Maasai guides.

  • Private 2 person walk-in tent.  

  • 2 nights in mobile camps with cots, duvets, pillows, washbasins outside, and shared toilet and showers for every 2 tents.

  • Mobile camp crew and cook to look after your every need with food and drinks.

  • 2 nights at Lake Natron Camp. Each luxury tent is comprised of a porch area, main bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a shower and eco-toilet. 

  • Daily meals with tea and coffee as indicated in the itinerary.

  • House wine, beer, and soft drinks based on reasonable consumption.

  • Filtered Water.

  • Ground transfers where needed on trek.

  • Transportation of luggage each day.

  • All activities and tours detailed in itinerary.

  • Detailed Know Before You Go information, including packing list.

Exclusions:

  • Guide and camp crew gratuities. 

  • Entry to Olduvai Gorge.

  • Massages or other items of personal nature

  • Ground or Air Transfer to and from the start of the hike.

  • All items listed on the main safari.

Payments, Terms, and Conditions: please request current document 

lakenatron2.jpg