The 10-day itinerary takes you through Tanzania’s off the bitten- track awe-inspiring wildlife destination Tarangire, Lake Natron, Ngorongoro, and the legendary Serengeti to deliver a dramatic wildebeest migration, big cats, big game, birding, and authentic cultural experience safari.
Your adventure begins in Tanzania’s elephant paradise national park, with its high concentration of elephants and other mammals. Enjoy amazing game drives before continuing on to the bird paradise and the mountain of God for the Maasai in Lake Natron. Then to the fable Serengeti to deliver breathtaking Mara River, wildebeest crossing, and other big games. Ngorongoro rich grass plains offer a chance to see the endangered black rhino and finish your trip by meeting the incredible Bushmen’s and Datoga people for an up-close cultural experience that will make your safari unforgettable.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Esilalei swamp in Tarangire with a great sighting of elephants
- View flamingoes in Lake Natron the biggest breeding sight in East Africa
- Hike Ol-Donyo Lengai the only active carbonatite volcano in the world and” holy-mountain of the Maasai”
- Witness the great migration going-through the breathtaking Mara River
- Discover the big cats through Serengeti and Ngorongoro on safari
- Meeting the incredible locals who will make your experience unforgettable.
- Meet and greet, and airport transfer
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- Well- trained, English-speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Unlimited Mineral water while on safari
- Tea and coffee stops during safari
- AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
- All National Park Fees
- Sundowner in Serengeti national park
- Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
- Optional Oldonyo Lengai Treking
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance.
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport.
Welcome to Tanzania
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide for the drive to the Maasailand safari lodge located in Arusha, one of the most influential cities in Tanzania. Strategically located at a base overlooking a remarkable view of Mt. Meru. Thus representing one of Tanzania’s best views right at your doorstep. After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the swimming pool.
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Maasailand safari lodge
Day 2-3: Tarangire National Park
Two days exploring Tarangire
You leave Arusha after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Tarangire National Park, the least visited reserve on the itinerary but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s biggest elephant population, Tarangire supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species, most evident during the dry season when concentrations of animals at the life-giving Tarangire River are at their peak. Your accommodation Sangaiwe Tented camp –lies on the edge of the park a corridor to the elephants when they are moving out of the park. From here you will explore the park’s rich habitat for two days, and during the months of June-October, the park burst into life as all the migratory wildebeest, zebra, kudu, Oryx, and eland are called by the life-giving Tarangire River.
Main Destination: Tarangire national park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Day 4: Tarangire national park—Lake Natron.
You leave Sangaiwe tented camp after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Lake Natron, the least visited area on the itinerary but one capable of delivering legendary landscape. Home to East Africa’s biggest breeding site of the lesser flamingoes and water birds, check into your camp Africa safari camp. After settling into your accommodation, you will be accompanied by a local guide from the area to do some of the activities on offer Maasai village visit, waterfall, Lake for the flamingoes sighting, and the vultures nesting site.
Main Destination: Lake Natron
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Africa safari camp
Day 5--7: Lake Natron—Serengeti national park (north)
“Three days exploring Serengeti north, east and central”
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park through Kleins Camp gate. Afterward, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world – Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration that brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Maasai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephants, giraffes, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, and jackals stalk their meals, three days of exploring the eastern and northern Serengeti for un-matched big cats sighting. Our camp Tingitana tented camp is in the heart of it all, which allows movement to explore the big cat’s territories.
Main Destination; Serengeti National park
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tingitana tented camp
Day 8- 9: Serengeti national park—Ngorongoro conservation area.
Leaving Serengeti, you gain altitude as you are driven east and into the Ngorongoro conservation area. A packed lunch sustains you on the way, and before long you check into your accommodation Marera valley lodge-lies in the heart of a rich farming area and boasts a lovely country setting with beautiful landscaping, the Lodge is located 20 minutes’ drive from the Lodoare gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The next day you sit back on a full day drive in the crater itself, on the lookout for Ngorongoro’s famous Big 5 as well as other animals ranging from hippos, jackals, birds to hyenas. After drive to the remote shallow alkaline Lake of Eyasi for an up-close cultural experience of the Bushmen.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Eyasi safari lodge
Day 10: Lake eyasi-Kilimanjaro international airport.
Spend time with hunters, gathers and blacksmith people
.Accompanied throughout by an enticing guide and a local guide from the area, guests have the opportunity to engage with the Bushmen and learn all about their time-honored hunting techniques, survival skills, food preparation, and cultural norms. A veritable step back in time, this is an undeniably authentic cultural journey into rural Tanzania that reveals the untold world of these charismatic people.
Amongst the world’s last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes inhabiting the scrubby bushland, Hadzabe men search for food alone and return home with golden honey, sweet fruit, or hearty wild game when, and if available. Women go out in large groups and forage for bright berries, baobab fruit, and tubers, depending on availability. In the rainy, wet season, sweet honey is the main staple of their diet along with colorful fruit, tubers, and sometimes meat.
Adjusting their diets to the seasons these tribes are incredibly skilled, selective, and opportunistic seekers and searchers. They have only themselves to rely on to feed their families and tribe. After return to the lodge for brunch then proceed to Kilimanjaro through Arusha town.
Main Destination: Lake Eyasi
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
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