10 Days Safari

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Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 1: Arusha/Moshi - Tarangire National Park

After a safari briefing in the morning you head to the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close.
The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the lodge, where you will overnight.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2: Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we head to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of waterbirds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingos, but also many other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans or storks can be observed here.
A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which are usually found in the central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. In the late afternoon you leave the national park, you will spend the night at a lodge in Lake Eyasi.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3: Lake Eyasi (Hadzabe Bushmen, Datoga Tribe)

After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Eyasi.The Hadzabe Bushmen are the last true hunter-gatherers in East Africa, around the lake live about 700-800 tribesmen in small groups. The Hadzabe live almost the same way as our own ancestors in the Stone Age.
They hunt animals with bow and arrow and collect fruits, roots and honey from the baobab trees. After a welcome and an insight into the village life, it goes with some men on a common hunting. The hunt takes place at a fairly fast pace, especially when an animal is spotted.
The Hadzabe hunt antelopes and gazelles, but also smaller animals such as birds or mongooses. In the late morning you will visit then the Datoga tribe. These pastoralists are also skilled blacksmiths. They collect metal scrap, which they cleverly process into bracelets, arrowheads and knives.
You also have the opportunity to visit one of the huts in the village. Here you can watch the women how they grind flour from corn, from which later bread is baked. In the late afternoon you will return to Karatu. On the way back you can enjoy the impressions of your safari and the unique visit to the Hadzabe Bushmen and Datoga.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4: Traditional Village Maasai Experience

After breakfast you head to Mto wa Mbu. You will be able to discover the traditional life of the Maasais, their culture, their traditions and visit their bomas (grouping of huts of an extended family).
On arrival at the village, expect to be greeted in the traditional manner: plenty of singing and dancing, with participation very much encouraged! There is then the opportunity to learn about some of the customary practices such as fire-making and beadwork.
You may also get the chance to meet and speak to villagers in their homes – questions are very welcome and your guide will happily interpret if needed. During your visit, there is also the opportunity to purchase handmade leather and beadwork from the villagers. Once your time in the village has come to an end, you will head back to the lodge for overnight.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast you head towards the Serengeti. On adventurous slopes it goes the Rift Valley up into the wide plains of the Serengeti. The park was already founded in 1951 and is thus the oldest one in Tanzania. He is the heart of a vast ecosystem, whose species-rich animal world is unique in the world.
Together with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park is one of the largest natural migration systems for wild animals. Annually between the three mentioned conservation areas migrate over 1.4 million gnus, almost 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles, about 200,000 zebras and several thousand topis with the rainy seasons to the areas with the greener and lush meadows. With about 3 million larger mammals, the Serengeti is the national park with the richest wildlife worldwide.
Around two-thirds make up the above-mentioned animal species; furthermore, the park is the home to many other animal species, such as giraffe, buffalo, hyena, elephant or crocodile. Particularly large is the population of feline predators, about 3000 lions, a good 300 cheetahs and an estimated 400-700 leopards have their hunting ground here.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

We do an after-breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s center not far from the Serengeti Seronera area and is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area.
The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras.
Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

This day is completely peppered with further game drives in the Serengeti. In the evening you will return with many impressions of this long day back to your tented camp in the Serengeti.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Karatu

This morning you will continue with further game drives in the Serengeti, at noon you will leave for Karatu. On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands.

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

Before breakfast you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Ngorongoro crater in good weather. After breakfast it goes on partly adventurous roads about 600 meters downward into the crater.
The crater has a diameter of 17-21 kilometers and is the home of a great animal world. Nearly all the biodiversity of the East African savannah has gathered here, only giraffes and a few other animal species for which the rock faces are too steep do not live in the crater.
Depending on the season, 15,000 to 25,000 animals are gathering here, thereof more than two thirds buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. This large number of grazers also explains why in the crater the largest density of predators in Africa can be found. Beside other predators more than 100 lions live here in several prides. The chances of watching the “Big Five” lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard within just a few hours are here particularly good. In the afternoon it goes up again the steep crater walls and then to the lodge for dinner & overnight

Dinner & overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha/JRO

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday.
You will be dropped off in the city center or at the airport.

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