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Hominid Footprints

Walk to hominid footprints within our concession area. These footprints were discovered by members of our team and since then have been investigated by separate teams both locally and internationally to try to establish how they came to be. Initially it was thought that they might be as old as 100,000 years or more but recent studies indicate them to be younger. A fascinating chance to look back in time at a group of people that raises a number of questions about hominids in East Africa and part of a larger story of man in East Africa.

| $included | time: 1 to 2 hours, can be combined with sundowner |

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Sundowners

Walk to one of the nearby sundowner spots. Enjoy your sundowner overlooking the Lake Natron, the majestic Lengai and Gelai mountains and watch the sun go down behind the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Note private sundowners can be arranged in conjunction with the use of your tour operators vehicle (ask your tour operator for any additional costs).

| $included| time: at your leisure |

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Lengai – The West Route

An overnight ascent on the 3000m tall “Mountain of God” lit by moonlight is an unforgettable and mystical experience. This is a very challenging hike up an active carbonatite volcano with stunning views.

Note that the conditions on Lengai can change daily. It must be understood that the guide’s decision to reach the summit section is based on daily conditions and clients should be briefed that there is the possibility of not reaching the true summit. If that is the case please note refunds are not available! Great alternatives to this trip are the ‘Source Adventure Hike’.

Please note that guests are required to wear climbing helmets at the final section near the summit.

| $100* per person | time: average 12 hours |

*fees and guiding fees payable AT VILLAGE OFFICE $100 per person 1 pax and $160 per 2 pax – please check at time of booking. Transfers with our vehicle ARE NOT included but can be provided with advance notice at $250 per vehicle.

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At home with the Maasai

This part of the Great Rift Valley is populated by the Maasai people. Maasai bomas spread around the area, but the main central village is few kilometres away to the west at the base of the escarpment. The village is named Engare Sero, which means dappled water. This village gets its name from the river flowing out of the escarpment through a spectacular gorge that is both arid and lush. Take some time out with your guides and visit a local homestead.

| $100 per group| time: 2 hours |

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Walking in the footsteps of early man

Olduvai gorge is known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’ and this trekking expedition courses routes either to or from this area incorporating the history of mankind, geology and landscapes spanning 250 million years. You can time this expedition with the migration in the short grass plains, or append a migration experience post / pre trek. Key features include hiking the Gregorian Rift valley, Sanjan Gorge, Gol, Olduvai Gorge and note we also have variations including Ol Karien Gorge.

PLEASE NOTE: when there are rains on the Sale Plains or Gol guests must be made aware that changes may have to be made to the routing.

We currently service 2 options:

1. Gol to Natron variation: ideal to END at Lake Natron
2. Natron to Gol variation: ideal to END in Serengeti

| $request| time: 7 days |

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