8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari
This is a tailored experience planned to bring you closer to the African wildlife like you have never been before. Serengeti National Park offers an incredible chance for wildlife viewing opportunity. If you are lucky, you might encounter Great Wildebeest Migration at Central Serengeti and other animals including Zebras, Gazelles, big 5 and big cats. Along with Serengeti you shall also visit Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, an opportunity to spot more wildlife.
Enjoy a breathtaking safari from your window seat as you drive through the African wilderness.
You will be picked up from the airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport/ Arusha Airport) and be transferred to your hotel in the town of your choice where you will rest and prepare for your safari.
Have your breakfast early in the morning. A drive to Tarangire National Park will follow soon after. Upon arrival you shall check in with the park authorities. At the gate, birds litter the place. Your appreciation of the natural world starts here. We then buckle up in our 4*4 and start driving in the park. Elephants are usually seen a few kilometers from the main gate, and sometimes these giants are right at the main gate, to your amazement. We push deeper into the park and to the Tarangire River. This is where most animals hang around, especially during the dry seasons. We shall have our lunch at noon, a short rest and another game drive resumes after we are freshened up. We shall drive to Ngorongoro Highlands in the evening for the night.
If visit Lake Manyara National park
Travel from Arusha picked hotel accompanied by Guide towards Lake Manyara National park. Arrive at Lake Manyara National park main gate and complete all registration and permitted to start game till evening. Spot the beauty of Lake Manyara National park wildlife and in the evening return to the campsite for dinner and sleep.
If visit Maasai Boma
The adventure will continue after morning breakfast to the Maasai Boma for around 3 – 4 Hours. Meet the Maasai societies and learn their life hood while making a stay in their Boma.
Arrive at Lake Eyasi Village in the evening experience the Sunset at Lake Eyasi with dancing village kids all the way there.
Overnight: Lake Eyasi
After an early breakfast (around 6.30 am) you will drive to Lake Eyasi, the journey takes just over an hour.
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 early afternoon you will return to Your Lodge in Karatu. On the way back you can enjoy the impressions of your safari and the unique visit to the Hadzabe Bushmen and Datoga.
After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraq people. Along the way we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons, or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday.
The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.
Overnight: Serengeti Central
This entire day is set aside for game drives in the central Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile and hippo, is well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an extensive game drive we head for our tented lodge for a hearty dinner and another night by the fire of relaxation and conversation under the sweeping majesty of the star bright African night out upon the ‘Endless Plain’.
Overnight: Serengeti Central
After breakfast you will head out for an en-route game drive through the Ndutu area before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO World Heritage site, formed millions of years ago, is 600 m deep and covers roughly around 260 square kilometers. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch and then descend into the Crater.
Very quickly you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass. After lunch and a full afternoon inside the Crater, you will head to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and an overnight stay.
Today we drive you the airport. It will be sad to say goodbye after spending the last couple of days together. As we wave you goodbye we hope to see you again.
Lunch in Arusha, later escorted to the airport for your onward ﬂight