9 DAYS TANZANIA LAKE NATRON BIG CATS, GREAT MIGRATION AND CULTURAL SAFARI.
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Overview

The 10-day’s itinerary takes you through Tanzania’s off the bitten- track owe-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 offers a chance to see the endangered black rhino and finish your trip by meeting the incredible Bushmen’s and Datoga people for up-close cultural experience which will make your safari unforgettable.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Esilalei swamp in Tarangire with 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

Included

  • Meet and great, 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 of safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Sundowner in Tarangire and Serengeti national park

Excluded

  • Hiking “OLDONYO LENGAI” (optional)
  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrive 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 of overlooking remarkable view of Mt. Meru. Thus representing on 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

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Day 2-3: Arusha -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 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

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Day 4: Tarangire national park—Lake Natron.

“Off-the beaten truck”

You leave Tarangire angata 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 in 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

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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 Kliens Camp gate. Afterwards, 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 which 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 elephant, giraffe, 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 Mbugani 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

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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 the Plantation farm lodge-lies in the heart of Ngorongoro highlands, the Lodge is located 20 minutes’ drive from the Lodoare gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an eco-friendly lodge that sits on the edge of the greatest of Rift Valley features. 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 up-close cultural experience of the Bushmen.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Eyasi safari lodge

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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 bush land, 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 this tribe 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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ACCOMMODATION.

MaasaiLand Safari Lodge
Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Tarangire.
Accommodation is in beautifully constructed tented rooms set on wooden platforms with a solid attached bath, toilet and dressing area. There are Twenty (20) tents, two of which are family suites. Each elevated tent has twin or double beds, a writing desk, ample places for luggage and indoor and outdoor seating. Decks all have stunning views to Lake Burunge and the Rift Valley.
Africa Safari Lake Natron
Africa Safari Lake Natron is a luxury Safari Lodge, located between the most important safari parks in northern Tanzania. We offer comfortable Safari Tents with en suite bathroom and king size bed.
Tingitana Tented Camp
serengeti North
Mara Tingitana is the sister camp of Ndutu; 10 mobile canvas tents with private verandas which offer the amenities and comfort of a real lodge.
Eyasi Safari Lodge.
Located on a gentle slope, Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge offers stunning views over the seasonal soda lake and up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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