9 Days CULTURAL & WILD ADVENTURE

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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$2675.00

Duration

10 days

Tour Type

4.2
  • Quality4
  • Location4
  • Amenities4
  • Services5
  • Price4

Overview

With the highlight of the Great Serengeti National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, this is also a cultural tour which take tourists to see the bushmen of Hadzabe and Datoga tribes living at Lake Eyasi on the foot of Ngorongoro highlands in the Eastern Wing of the Great Rift Valley. This cultural part is an opportunity to participate and practice in Hadza life style, you will be guided on what to do and what not to do with the bushmen in case one need to taste anything.

You will enjoy and experience nature, peoples and culture, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas.

Included/Exclude

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Accommodation before and after safari on (BB)
  • Accommodation and meals (FB) in lodges as per itinerary
  • Game drive in a 4×4 safari vehicle with open roof ideal for game viewing
  • Services of  English professional safari guide
  • All park entry fees
  • 5L mineral water per person per day
  • Local Flights costs
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, Vaccination, etc.)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

Arrive at JRO airport meet and greet with our guide then transfer to Arusha for overnight stay at Banana FarmThe Lodge Tellamande or any other.

Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

In the morning you will be transfered to Tarangire National Park – a gorgeous reserve celebrated for its millions of ancient baobab trees, creating one of the most dramatic landscapes imaginable. And with a permanent water source, Tarangire is virtually guaranteed excellent game viewing at all times, including lion (some tree-climbing!), leopard a herd of 3,500 elephants buffalo, Python, Zebra and more... Over 450 species of birds have been observed.

Lunch picnic and there after proceed with afternoon game viewing before you exit the park and drive to Karatu.

Dinner and overnight in Karatu at the Baghayo Garden or of the same.

After breakfast, we depart for Lake Eyasi located in the Eastern Wing of the Great Rift Valley on the South-west of Ngorongoro Highlands where the Bushmen tribes of Hadzabe and datoga. On the way as from Tarangire, you will see the formation of the Rift-Valley where you will cross through the cliff and see Lake Manyara from the top. You will arrive at Lake Eyasi in time for lunch at your lodge. We will have a short walk and get familiar with the lodge and the surrounding with also a visit to the soda Lake Eyasi in the evening.

Dinner and overnight in Lake Eyasi at the Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge or of the same.

The Hadza people, or Hadzabe'e, are an ethnic group in central Tanzania living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and neighboring Serengeti Plateau. The Hadza number 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. The Hadza are not closely related to any other people. While traditionally considered an East African branch of the Khoisan peoples, primarily because their language has clicks, modern genetic research suggests that they may be more closely related to the Pygmies.

Visit Hadzabe community to explore their local ways of life, Discover plant species used by the Hadzabe for making poison arrows, Identify indigenous roots, tubers, fruits, herbs, leaves, and wild seeds that are used as food and medicine by the Hadzabe community, Participate in hunting, collecting fruits, and wild honey gathering, Practice the local skills of using a bow and arrow during hunting activities, Experience a Bushmen trekking adventure and visit Bushmen cave paintings.

Dinner and overnight in Lake Eyasi at the Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge or of the same.

After breakfast, your guide should collect picnic lunch boxes and depart for Serengeti National Park, across Ngorongoro Conservation, passing via Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo-habilis (Handy man) regarded as mankind's first step on the path of human evolution. Your picnic lunch will be served on the way.

The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is the staging zone for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.

Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp

You dedicate this day to Serengeti and take a morning and an afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp

Walk up early morning for breakfast, then at depart for Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunches and descend into the Crater floor for game drives. All the BIG FIVE Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more... Birds includes flamingos on the Soda Lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more... Your lunch will be served in the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitoktok swamp, a Hippo pool. After lunch, proceed with afternoon game viewing then later ascend the Crater and drive to karatu for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight in Karatu at the Country Lodge Karatu

After breakfast, leave Ngorongoro and drive back to Arusha, visit Cultural heritage and other souvenir shops part of Arusha Town tour.

Dinner and overnight stay at Banana FarmThe Lodge Tellamande or any other.

Breakfast at your hotel, and at any time of your international flight, you will be transferred to airport for your return flight back home.

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