6 DAYS WILDERNESS SAFARI AND CULTURAL TOUR
Experiencing the people ways of living is among the reason why many people travel from one country to another. This package offers you the chance to explore Tanzania wilderness parks as well as getting familiar with unspoiled Hadzabe tribe in Tanzania. The Hadza people, or Hadzabe’e, are an ethnic group in central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. The Hadza number is just under 1000. Some 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as they have for thousands or even tens of thousands of years; they are the last functioning hunter-gatherers in Africa.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara national park
In the morning after delicious breakfast, depart to Lake Manyara with your picnic lunch box for the stunning game drive. Lake Manyara is a lovely scenic park on the road from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater, famous for its tree-climbing lions, good elephants, and baboons. The lake itself takes up much of the park, leaving a strip of land running along its shores where game concentrates. The park is also famous for its elephant and huge number of baboons, and its varied landscape supports an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala.
Meal full board at Ngorongoro farm house
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti national park
This day we will be luck to drive heading to UNESCO world heritage site the Serengeti. We will depart early in the morning after breakfast at Olivers camp, the take a drive of about 205kms barely 4-5 hours to reach Seronera. The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, the Serengeti guarantees an exceptional safari. The endless grassy plains (Serengeti in Maasai) are the richest grazing grounds on the continent, and therefore home to the largest herds and the highest concentrations of predators on the planet.
Meal full board at Katikati tented camp
Day 3: Full day game drive at Seronera Serengeti
Proceed to enjoy full day game drive at Seronera central grass plain of Serengeti. The area has phenomenal concentrations of game and sees the migration herds move north from mid-April to late June and back south again in November and December. The only downside to this area is the number of large hotels and consequent volume of traffic on safari. We often use camps on the periphery of the area, giving guests the option of going into the busier area if they choose
Meal full board at Katikati tented camp
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater
Rise up early in the morning, depart for another fantastic game drive inside Ngorongoro crater the home of Africa big 5, namely, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard. We will cover about 145kms barely 2 hours and a half to reach the area. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the crater is also home to good populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. Other wildlife here includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of bird.
Meal full board at Ngorongoro farm house karatu
Day 5: Ngorongoro to Lake Eyasi cultural tour
In the morning after enjoying hot and delicious breakfast which is followed by game en route to Lake Eyasi, where you will come across Mangola Onion plantation, wheat plantation with your picnic lunch boxes. In the evening you will have a light walking towards Bushman land and you will enjoy seeing the tradition iron smith and watching careful hunting of Bushmen.
Meal full board at Lake Eyasi Safari lodge
Day 6: Lake Eyasi cultural tour to Arusha
Early morning after delicious breakfast at Lake Eyasi safari lodge, then proceed with a light walk to this site of Bushman land to meet with fascinating tribes like Hadzabe and Datonga tribe for watching their use of traditional methods of survival. Then drive back to Arusha for lunch at a restaurant and led for departure time. End of the safari tour.
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