8 DAYS CULTURAL SAFARI

Overview
Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai, See the big cats, See the greatest show on earth the wildebeests migration See more animals than you ever thought possible, See the Endless plains of the Serengeti. This 8 days safari will give you a chance of seeing almost all the northern circuit national parks and hence enabling you to see all the animals possible without ling a single one. This trip is also suitable for the birds watchers and insects lovers without forgetting the flora part.

Tour highlights
Days: 8 days
Tarangire National park- Game drive
Lake Manyara national park- Game drive
Lake Eyasi- Cultural tour
Ngorongoro crater- Game drive
Serengeti- Game drive
Serengeti and Natron- Game view and sunset
Tour facts
Start: Arusha
Ends: Arusha
Vehicle: 1 X4WD land cruiser
Duration: 8 days
Transfers: All included from and to the airport
Accommodation: Tented camps and lodges.
Number of persons in the car: Private booked 2-8
Vehicle equipped with: emergency first aid box, water, freezer and charging plug for cameras and phones

Day1
Tarangire National Park

Distance: 130km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Kuro tented Lodge.

 

Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 50km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, Tanzania Expeditions driver will pick you up and depart to the Lake Manyara national park for a game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Kirurumu tented camp.

Day 3

Lake Eyasi

Today it’s time to interact with the Bushmen, the Hadzabe Tribe, who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will get in depth look at how they continue to survive and how they adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face to continue this nomadic existance. The Datoga tribe are blacksmiths, a trade developed over centuries and still practiced in vary much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by maker himself. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi safari lodge.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: lake Eyasi safari lodge.

 

Day 4

Lake Eyasi- Ngorongoro crater

Distance: 190km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro rhino lodge

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION rhino lodge

 

Day 5

Ngorongoro crater – Serengeti National Park 

Distance: 145km

Non – game viewing time : 2 – 3 hrs

 Early morning break fast and after depart to Serengeti National Park. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Do game drive in Serengeti and overnight at  Serengeti Heritage
MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Serengeti heritage.

 

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Full day Serengeti National Park game drive including following the wildebeest migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Serengeti heritage.

Day 7

Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron

Distance: 300km

Non – game viewing time : 4 – 5 hrs

After an early breakfast, do a morning game drive then after do a game en route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate then transfer to Lake Natron for an early dinner and over night. Go for an evening lake Natron walk for sunset if time permits. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron tented camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Lake Natron tented camp

 

Day 8

Lake Natron – Arusha

Distance: 250km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Oldoinyo Lengai (seismic conditions permitting). Optional waterfall hike and swim( Depending on what time your flight is leaving). After transfer to Arusha for airport drop off or overnight.( ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

$2,145 per person

Items included:
Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
Professional, English speaking guide
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mineral water
Overnight stays in Safari Lodges / Luxury Tented Camps
All national park fees

Items not included:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

Overview

Overview
Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai, See the big cats, See the greatest show on earth the wildebeests migration See more animals than you ever thought possible, See the Endless plains of the Serengeti. This 8 days safari will give you a chance of seeing almost all the northern circuit national parks and hence enabling you to see all the animals possible without ling a single one. This trip is also suitable for the birds watchers and insects lovers without forgetting the flora part.

Tour highlights
Days: 8 days
Tarangire National park- Game drive
Lake Manyara national park- Game drive
Lake Eyasi- Cultural tour
Ngorongoro crater- Game drive
Serengeti- Game drive
Serengeti and Natron- Game view and sunset
Tour facts
Start: Arusha
Ends: Arusha
Vehicle: 1 X4WD land cruiser
Duration: 8 days
Transfers: All included from and to the airport
Accommodation: Tented camps and lodges.
Number of persons in the car: Private booked 2-8
Vehicle equipped with: emergency first aid box, water, freezer and charging plug for cameras and phones

Safari Itinerary
Day1
Tarangire National Park

Distance: 130km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Kuro tented Lodge.

 

Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 50km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, Tanzania Expeditions driver will pick you up and depart to the Lake Manyara national park for a game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Kirurumu tented camp.

Day 3

Lake Eyasi

Today it’s time to interact with the Bushmen, the Hadzabe Tribe, who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will get in depth look at how they continue to survive and how they adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face to continue this nomadic existance. The Datoga tribe are blacksmiths, a trade developed over centuries and still practiced in vary much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by maker himself. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi safari lodge.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: lake Eyasi safari lodge.

 

Day 4

Lake Eyasi- Ngorongoro crater

Distance: 190km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro rhino lodge

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION rhino lodge

 

Day 5

Ngorongoro crater – Serengeti National Park 

Distance: 145km

Non – game viewing time : 2 – 3 hrs

 Early morning break fast and after depart to Serengeti National Park. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Do game drive in Serengeti and overnight at  Serengeti Heritage
MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Serengeti heritage.

 

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Full day Serengeti National Park game drive including following the wildebeest migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Serengeti heritage.

Day 7

Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron

Distance: 300km

Non – game viewing time : 4 – 5 hrs

After an early breakfast, do a morning game drive then after do a game en route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate then transfer to Lake Natron for an early dinner and over night. Go for an evening lake Natron walk for sunset if time permits. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron tented camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION Lake Natron tented camp

 

Day 8

Lake Natron – Arusha

Distance: 250km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Oldoinyo Lengai (seismic conditions permitting). Optional waterfall hike and swim( Depending on what time your flight is leaving). After transfer to Arusha for airport drop off or overnight.( ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

$2,145 per person

Includes/Excludes
Items included:
Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
Professional, English speaking guide
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mineral water
Overnight stays in Safari Lodges / Luxury Tented Camps
All national park fees

Items not included:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

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