The 7-day’s itinerary takes you through Tanzania’s off the bitten- track owe-inspiring wildlife destination Lake Natron, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, and the legendary Serengeti to deliver a dramatic wildebeest migration, big cats, big game, and birding and authentic cultural experience safari.
Your adventure begins in Tanzania’s biggest breeding site of the lesser flamingoes Lake Natron. Then to the fable Serengeti to deliver breathtaking Mara River, and wildebeest crossing and other big games during the Months of (July to October) . Ngorongoro rich grass plains offers a chance to see the endangered black rhino before meeting the incredible Bushmen’s and Datoga people for up-close cultural experience which will make your safari unforgettable. Our last stop will be Lake Manyara National park to search for the legendary tree climbing lions and amazing birdlife in here.
- Explore the remote lake Natron the biggest breeding area of the lesser flamingoes
- See the great migration of the wildebeest in the months of (July-October) and (December to May)
- Visit the tribes of the Maasai and Hadzabe and learn their culture
- UN matched game viewing from the small five to the big five
- Game drive in the company of some of the best guides in Tanzania
- Airport transfer after safari
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All National Park Fees
- Additional Flights
- Optional: climbing Oldonyo le’ngai, walking safari & Night safari
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for Souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
Day 1: Arusha—Lake Natron.
“Off-the beaten truck”
You leave Arusha 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 flamingos and water birds, check into your camp giraffe 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: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Endallah Natron camp
Day 2 - 3: Arusha –Ngorongoro conservation area (Ndutu)
Two days exploring Serengeti north, east and central
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park through Klein’s 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 camps Tingitana North/ Central 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 North/Central
Day 4- 5: 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 Bougainvillea safari lodge, an eco-friendly lodge that is outside the Ngorongoro conservation sits on the edge of the greatest of Rift Valley features. Enjoying a secluded southern-eastern setting away from the rim’s larger lodges, the lodge maintains this safari’s intimate and exclusive theme, each with marvelously uninterrupted views of the Crater Mountains from the lodge. 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
Day 6: Lake Eyasi--Manyara National Park
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 & Dinner
Accommodation: Africa gambling lodge
Day 7: Manyara National Park –Arusha
Leave the camp after an early breakfast with a nice packed picnic lunch to go with and proceed to Lake Manyara national park for game viewing. The park is home to the famous tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, big troops of baboon and more than 400 species of birds have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 50 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and giraffes sitting down.
After lunch leave the park and head to Arusha and your guide will drop you at your or Kilimanjaro international airport for your onwards connection
The accommodation we selected are in the most stunning locations, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful scenery and incredible sights. They are set in rich wildlife areas or in a picturesque location with views over the Rift Valley and the savannah. Some of the criteria that we use when choosing accommodation is comfort, accessibility to great game viewing areas, facilities for guest to use and on top of all flexibility.
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