7 Day / 8 night WILDLIFE ADVENTURE SAFARI – NORTHERN TANZANIA
Arrive in Tanzania to a warm welcome by Athuman who will proceed to take you to
your accommodation in Arusha – The Lush Garden Hotel.
ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from your overnight hotel at 0800am. Depart for Tarangire National Park. 2hr00 drive. Game drives in the Park to enjoy wildlife.
Lunch is picnic by the Tarangire river while watching animals come down to drink.
Tarangire is famous for huge baobab trees and big elephant herds. Rich in flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Maramboi Luxury Tented Camp on a Full Board basis.
TARANGIRE – MANYARA PARK
Early breakfast, Depart for Manyara Park on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Manyara park aka the ‘little gem’ has 5 distinct vegetation zones which support a great variety of wildlife. Bush breakfast at 0900am. Followed by more game drives. Late Hot lunch back at the camp. Free at the swimming pool. Evening visit the local market at the village to sample some fresh tropical fruits.
The park is famous for big elephant herds and buffaloes, tree climbing lions, hippos, lots of birds, biggest baboon troops in Africa, and many others. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Luxury Tented Camp on a Full Board basis.
MANYARA – LAKE EYASI (CULTURAL TOUR)
Breakfast; depart for Lake Eyasi area near Ngorongoro. A day of Cultural interaction with local tribes.
Lake Eyasi basin and the surrounding areas are inhabited by the Hadzabe and the Datoga people. While the Hadzabe are hunters and gatherers the Datoga are cattle keepers. Hadza people speak a click language closed related to the Khoisan people of South Africa. Studies shows that the Hadza are not related to the mostly Bantu people of Tanzania. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadza_people). Our local guide who is a Datoga will lead the activities here. Today you will visit the Datoga people. Dinner and overnight at Kisims Ngenda Luxury Tented Camp on a Full Board basis
LAKE EYASI – KARATU VILLAGE – hunting with the Hadzabe.
Early breakfast. Depart for the Hadzabe makeshift homes. Some of them live in caves below stone outcrops. And others just anywhere. This morning you will go on a hunting expedition. The Hadzabe use bows and arrows to hunt. The arrow tips carry a deadly poison which is capable of killing a big antelope in less than 1 hour once hit. The Hadza hunt on almost everything. They eat everything raw or slightly roasted which you will have the opportunity to try if you are brave enough!
Hot lunch at the Camp. Later in the day depart for Karatu. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House on a Full Board basis
KARATU – SERENGETI – Seronera area.
Early breakfast, Depart with picnic lunch boxes for a full day ‘discover Serengeti game drives. This day you will tour the Seronera River Valley famous for the big cats. And wildebeest migration areas.
After sunset photos drive back to the camp/lodge for Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Luxury Tented Camp on a Full Board basis
SERENGETI – NGORONGORO
Another day of adventure in Serengeti. Sunrise game drives start at 0615am. It is amazing to witness a new day in the African wilderness. Birds singing and nocturnal creatures rushing back into their hiding places. Drive back to the lodge for breakfast. Followed by a brief siesta. Depart for Ngorongoro with game drives en route. Lunch is picnic. Evening free at the lodge – Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge where they have a nice swimming pool and breathtaking views of the crater. Full Board.
NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR – ARUSHA
Early breakfast. Descend into the crater for game drives till lunch time. Discover the ‘Garden of Eden’. A day for the black rhinoceros. Lunch is picnic. The Crater is home to several big lion prides. Many other wild animals and birds abound in this natural Amphitheater. Pink flamingos decorate the crater lake. Later in the day ascend to rim and drive back to Arusha. Overnight at Lush Garden Hotel (or equivalent). Bed & Breakfast.