Tanzania's Wildlife Safari & Bushman Experience.
9 DAYS
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From $ 3,565
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Overview

Tanzania tantalizes every traveler’s taste for adventure with irresistible destinations not to be left off an African itinerary – and we’ve made sure they aren’t! This tour starts in Arusha before heading to iconic safari hotspots such as Tarangire, the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater before ending off in Lake Eyasi’s home to the Busmen’s and Datoga people. Looking for the big five, big game, beautiful birds, and meeting the incredible locals who will make your experience unforgettable, on this tour imbued with true safari spirit.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of seeing elephants in Tarangire national park
  • Venture into Lake Eyasi and gate the insight into the culture of the Hadzabe & Datoga
  • Discover Africa big cats in Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro
  • Witness the wildebeest migration and zebra through the legendary Serengeti national park
  • Scan the wildlife rich-plains of Ngorongoro for the endangered black rhino
  • Expert well- trained guides who know the area very-well

Included

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

Excluded

  • 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.
Tanzania Safari at Affordable rates
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1-2 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’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

Tarangire elephant swamp

Day 3-4: Central Serengeti - The land of the Lion.

After breakfast we will start our journey crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, driving along the rim of the crater and through the Western Highlands out onto the endless plains of the Serengeti. On the way, you have the option to stop and visit a Maasai Boma or make a side trip to Olduvai Gorge (not included in the price). We then enter into the Serengeti National Park through the Naabi Hill Gate and continue to the Central Serengeti, enjoying the wildlife along the way.
Seronera provides excellent year-round game viewing, with Tanzania’s largest concentration of Lions, with 26 different prides in the area. We will spend these days exploring the area at your pace. Head out early for a game drive at sunrise, or opt to start a bit later leaving camp with a picnic lunch and spending the full day on a game drive. Each day is yours to manage.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Mawe tented camp

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Day 5-6: Serengeti National Park (The Great Migration)

After two days in Central Serengeti, we then follow the Migration heading to Northern Serengeti from July to November and towards the Lake Ndutu area of the Serengeti from December to April. In both areas, we will find the comfortable Tingitana Mobile Tented Camp located in a perfect site providing a good base to catch the migration as the herds move across the plains.

In the Northern Serengeti, we should have able opportunities to catch a famed river crossing where the huge herds plunge into the crocodile-infested rivers as they head towards the Masai Mara.

In the Ndutu area, we will find the herds calving, which attracts predators looking to take advantage of the young wildebeest while they are still vulnerable. On this day we will move to either side of Serengeti north between the months of July-October and to the south Ndutu region between the months of December-march with the actual calving at end of January-February.

BALLOON SAFARI (Option) not included in the price

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. At dawn, rise as the sun greets the day and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times you will probably ascend to 1000′ or more to see the vast magnificence and spectacular panorama of the Serengeti

A Serengeti balloon safari is an extraordinary opportunity to relish a bird’s eye view of the phenomenal sweeping plains below. Tiny little dots rove across the diverse landscape and as you get closer you are a spectator to the most magnificent view of dramatically striped black and white zebra, sashaying enormous grey elephants meandering to a waterhole, wiry warthogs foraging in the grassy scrub and subtle swishes of puffed golden tails reveal lions lolling under shady trees.

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park / Southern Serengeti

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tingitana tented camp

Migration in serengeti

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

After breakfast, we will enjoy the last game drive en-route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will then drive back up the eastern slopes and along the Crater rim to our lodge located outside the Ngorongoro conservation area. Enjoy a relaxing evening next to the swimming pool, before calling it a night to get some rest before our early start the following morning.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

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Day 8: Exploring the Crater Floor

We will start the day before sunrise to get down to the crater floor while the wildlife is most active. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts the densest population of total wildlife in all of Tanzania. Surprisingly we find different ecosystems in the crater, which attract different wildlife. Rhinos are often found grazing early in the morning and then retreat to the forests as the temperatures rise. Elephants and buffalo are often found around the Northern and Eastern areas of the crater. Wildebeest, zebra, and Spotted Hyena are found in most areas of the crater floor. Flamingos, Kori Bustards, Secretary Birds, and Grey-crowned Cranes are also popular sightings, alongside the numerous ostrich. After lunch inside the crater, we will enjoy a last drive through the Gorigori Swamp, before we start our drive back up to the rim of the crater and then proceed to Lake Eyasi for an up-close cultural experience.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi safari lodge

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Day 9: Lake Eyasi—Kilimanjaro international airport.

Leave the lodge at 5: AM in the morning and spend time with the Hadzabe people, ancient hunter-gatherers who inhabit the land near Lake Eyasi, a gorgeous soda lake that’s part of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa, and witness their unchanged, traditional way of life and harmony with the earth. Accompanied throughout by an enticing guide, 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 is incredibly skilled, selective, and opportunistic seekers and searchers. They have only themselves to rely on to feed their families and tribe. After a great experience with the bushmen return to the lodge for your brunch followed by the drive to the Kilimanjaro airport and connect your flight back home.

Main Destination: Kilimanjaro Airport

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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