8 Days Lodge Safari

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, our team will meet you at your accommodation in Arusha and you will be given a thorough and informative briefing on the upcoming safari. Thereafter you will start your journey in our safari vehicle. An approximate 3.5 hour drive will take you to the Tarangire National Park. Here, our mobile explorer camp has already been set up for you in a remote wilderness area. You will arrive just in time for a hot lunch, prepared by our highly-skilled safari chef. After lunch, your guide will take you on a game drive through the Tarangire National Park. He will open the roof of the vehicle, allowing you unspoilt views. You will enjoy an extensive game drive before returning to your mobile explorer camp. Here a hot bush shower is waiting and you will be treated to another freshly prepared meal before you retire to your tent with real linen and real beds.

Lunch; Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

In the morning you are awaken by the sounds of the African bush, followed by a sumptuous breakfast. Thereafter you leave the camp for a full day game drive in the park. The Tarangire National Park is especially famous for its ancient baobab trees and large elephant herds that can often be seen up close. But the park is also home to different types of gazelles and antelopes, buffaloes, giraffes and a wide variety of birds. With a bit of luck you might even spot a leopard or cheetah. For lunch you may return to the private campsite and enjoy a cooked meal or stop en-route to indulge in a pre-packed lunchbox. In the afternoon you will continue your game drive during which you will enjoy the beautiful sites and amazing wildlife. In the early evening you will return to your camp where a hot supper will be served. End of the day at the camp fire, reliving your memorable day. Soon after, you will return to your tent for a well-deserved rest.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

In the morning you will enjoy a hearty breakfast before you say goodbye to your safari chef and the rest of the camp crew as they head back to Arusha. You will continue your journey with the safari guide. Today’s route takes you through the Tarangire National Park to the Lake Manyara National Park. The alkaline Lake Manyara covers over half the surface of the park and attracts flamingos and other waterfowls as well as more than 400 different bird species. But other animals such as giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas, monkeys and baboons are also often spotted here. You will leave the park in the late afternoon and make your way to the Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge. After some time to freshen up, you will have dinner at the lodge. Thereafter you will return to the Lake Manyara National Park for a night game drive, to spot nocturnal wildlife not to be missed. After approximately 3 hours you will be back at Kirurumu Manyara Tented Lodge for your overnight stay.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4: Lake Manyara Area – Mto wa Mbu cultural programme – Lake Eyasi

Breakfast is enjoyed at the lodge before you head off to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will be met by a local guide who will give you a short briefing on the upcoming tour – exploring the village and its surroundings on foot. During your experience you will witness traditional wood carvers as well as local artists at work. After a traditional African lunch you leave this lively town and continue your journey to Lake Eaysi. For the adventurous, there is the option to skip the Mto wa Mbu cultural programme and join a quad bike tour from Karatu to Lake Eyasi (optional and at additional cost – please contact our consultants for more information). Either way, you will arrive at the Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge in time for dinner and your overnight stay.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5: Hadzabe, Datoga and blacksmith cultural experience – Karatu

After breakfast, a true African experience awaits. You will visit the Hadzabe, an ethnic minority and one of Tanzania’s last hunter-gatherer tribes. They have managed to maintain their traditional lifestyle until this day in this dry and mostly barren area. Thereafter you will pay a visit to the pastoral nomads and herdsmen, known as the Datoga tribe. The experience is completed with a stop at the blacksmiths where you will witness craftsmen in rather rudimentary working conditions. After this interactive cultural experience you will continue to Karatu, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Enjoy some free time – relax at the lodge or join an elephant cave walk (optional and at additional cost – please contact our consultants for more information). The day ends with dinner and an overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Farm House.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

You enjoy an early breakfast at sunrise before you leave Karatu to make your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will soon reach the crater rim from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the massive caldera. From here, a steep winding road takes you down into the crater where you will witness fantastic wildlife and beautiful scenery. The crater is home to a large diversity of birds and mammals including the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For lunch you will stop at a beautiful viewing spot and enjoy a pre-packed lunch. With a lot of new photos you will exit the crater in the afternoon and continue your journey to the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s largest national park and probably best known for the yearly migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras. You will reach your accommodation in the late afternoon and after you have had some time to relax, you will enjoy dinner. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

In the morning you will have breakfast before you leave the camp for a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Although the migration might be the main attraction for many visitors, the diversity of habitats and landscapes will make an impression. Animals that can be spotted include predators such as lions and leopards as well as antelopes, giraffes, zebras, hippos and elephants. Alternatively you can join a balloon safari in the early morning (optional and at additional cost – please contact our consultants for more information) where you will enjoy the views of the Serengeti plains from the sky. The balloon safari is followed by a bush breakfast after which you will join your safari guide for the game drive. After an eventful day, you will once again return to the Kati Kati Tented Camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Arusha or Zanzibar

After your last breakfast in the African bush, your guide will take you to the Seronera Airstrip where you will bid farewell to your guide. From here you will either fly back to Arusha to embark on your homebound journey or continue to Zanzibar for a few relaxing days on the beach (optional).

Breakfast; Lunch

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