This safari is a beautiful mix of safari and culture. You will see the safari high lights Arusha Park, Tarangire, the Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara. You will have a chance to see all kinds of animals such as giraffes, zebras, elephants and lions. Also you will visit the bush men at Lake Eyasi. Our guides will take you off the beaten track and give you the best possible safari experience.
Day 1 Arusha National Park
Are you ready to hit the road and to start your safari adventure? In the morning our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and take you to Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife. Despite the smaller size of the park you can find animals like the giraffe, cape buffalo, zebra, the black-and-white colobus monkey, flamingo, elephant and many other animals. Arusha National Park offers some of the most breath taking scenery in Northern Tanzania. After lunch a ranger will accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. At the end of the day your guide will bring you back to Arusha where you overnight at Green Mountain Hotel.
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
Get ready for your second safari day! Our guide will take you to Tarangire National park today. The drive to Tarangire National Park will take about 2 hours. Enjoy the beautiful views of the local villages and Masaai herds on the way. Once we arrive at the park we will start the game drive. Tarangire is famous for its large elephant population. You can also find many zebras, wildebeest, giraffes and even lions and cheetahs. We will have lunch at the picnic site in the park and in the afternoon we continue our game drive. At the end of the day we slowly drive out of the park and head to Marera Valley Lodge. Marera Valley Lodge, located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. It has a beautiful view over the valley to the hills beyond.
Day 3 Lake Manyara
After a good night sleep it’s time to go to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake and its flamingos. Between the game drives we will find a nice picnic site to enjoy our lunch. In addition you can book a walking safari and enjoy the park by foot with a park ranger. An amazing experience to see the animals up close! After our afternoon game drive it’s time to head Eileens Trees. Take a dive in the pool and relax!
Day 4 Lake Eyasi: Hadzabe & Datoga Bush men
It’s going to be a special day because today we meet the bush men! We will visit the Hadzabe & Datoga tribe who live near Lake Eyasi. The Hadzabe is a tribe of nomadic hunters. They live purely off the land and depend solely on the bush. The Datoga tribe are pastoralists who are skilled silversmith’s who live near the Hadzabe and supply them with iron tips, knives and spears in exchange for honey and fruits. After this surreal experience we take you to Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge. Enjoy the amazing view!
Day 5-7 Serengeti National Park
Today we’re heading to the famous Serengeti. We will arrive at the gate around lunch time. The rest of the day we will be doing a game drive on the endless plains of this amazing park. The Serengeti is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger. Our guides love to take you off the beaten track and find the best places to spot the animals. In the evening you overnight at Osupuko. This comfortable tented lodge is scenically located on the slopes of Rongai Hills where sun-rise is your daily wake-up call and beautiful sun-set will always alert you to go to the camp fire or a sundowner.
The next day you can enjoy a full day of game drive in the Serengeti. In the evening we go back to Osupuko tented lodge.
On day 7 we will do another game drive in the morning and in the afternoon we’ll be heading to Ngorongoro conservation area where we overnight at,Ngorongoro Wild Camp which is beautifully located in the nature of the Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater
Today we drive early into the amazing Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater. We will find many zebras, wildebeest, elephants and if we’re lucky even rhinos! In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha where your safari adventure will come to an end.