This itinerary combines the best destinations of the majestic plains Serengeti national
This itinerary combines the best destinations of the majestic plains Serengeti national park with the majesty of the World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area Combining with the most fermous tribe in Tanzania the Adzabe and Datoga tribe. On your Eight day safari you'll track the movements of the vast herd Wild animals while also visiting three of Tanzania's most famous national parks include Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire national park with hadzabe andDatonga tribesmen in Lake Eyasi as a mixture of culture and wildlife spotting safari experience. You'll start in Tarangire National Park followed with like Eyasi, Serengeti and finishing with Ngorongoro crater.
Our driver guide and our travel consultant as the office representatives will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport to pick you up from your flight and take you directly to your lodge in Arusha. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Arusha city. Accommodation Iliboru safari Lodge.
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden Savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes. A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch! Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx. After your day's drive is done, you'll retire to your accommodation for the evening. Accommodation at Kudu Lodge.
After breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch. Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. In the afternoon, we head to the mtowambu Area to get some leisure and relax. Ready for the next day. Accommodation atkudu Lodge.
We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us! We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth. It's a nearly four hour drive to the Serengeti park gates. After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains. Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options. Accommodation at Serena Hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive across the plains of Togoro and through the MbuziMawe kopjes (small
You'll wake before dawn to take part in a sunrise game drive. As the sun sets fire to the savannah, you'll have the best opportunity to see predators in action as they take advantage of the low light and cooler temperatures to look for an early meal. It's an ideal time to see lions, leopards, and cheetahs in action as well as the early morning movements of the wildebeest, zebra, and other herbivores. Alternatively, you may wish to take to the skies with a sunrise hot air balloon safari and champagne breakfast. Speak with your safari expert about adding this once in a lifetime experience to your safari. After your unforgettable morning, you'll return to your lodge for a late breakfast and to freshen up before hitting the road again with a picnic lunch. Your driver will select the best possible route based upon the time of year and the kind of animals you'd like to see, catering your day so that your opportunities to see the Serengeti's diverse wildlife are maximized. Accommodation at Serena Hotel.
After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. We will be able to explore the following below on the way to Ngorongoro conservation Area.
Oldupai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Oldupai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you can see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Oldupai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.
Maasaiboma visit: Pay a visit to one of the famous Maasaibomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market. Accommodation at Ngorongorosopa Lodge.
After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, Cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha. Accommodation atIliboru safari Lodge.
What an adventure you’ve with memories to last a lifetime! Enjoy breakfast and still have time to do some last-minute gift shopping at Arusha Town city before drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). This will depends on the flight time, we advise to arrival at airport 2 hours before departure.
You can now consider yourself amongst the most experienced of safari travelers, having accomplished a round Tanzania trip and back again, visiting the most renowned game reserves in Tanzania and witnessing nature in all its great abundance. Well done!
- Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees,
- Return transfers from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha.
- Hotel Lodging the night before and after safari Bed and breakfast included. (BB)
- Ngorongoro crater fees.
- Oldvai George and MasaiBoma Visit fees
- Adzabe and Datoga cultural experiences.
- All concessions fees
- Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
- Qualified multilingual safari guide and driver.
- Transport with 4x4 land cruiser with pop up roof.
- All vehicle expenses (fuel, entrance fees and maintenances)
- Soft drinks such as juice, water, wine during the safari.
- Full board accommodation bases during the safari.
- A comprehensive safari travel info pack.
- International Flight tickets
- Items of a personal nature.
- Tips to our crews.
- Travel insurance
- Travel Visa.
- Alcoholic drinks-Laundry