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7-Day Tanzania Budget Safari Adventure and Cultural

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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English

Our Cultural safari was designed for the traveller with an adventurous spirit, seeking an intimate experience in the local African Masai communities, but also still taking advantage of enjoying a wildlife safari which includes visits to Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks, the famous Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Eyasi. The area around Lake Eyasi is inhabited by the Hadzabe bushmen, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the African continent.

Day 1 Tarangire National Park
Day 1 Tarangire National Park

On the first day we will pick you up from your hotel in (or around) Arusha. After a 2.5 hour drive through beautiful landscapes we arrive at Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park is located 115 km south of Arusha, and is a long and narrow park that covers 2850 km2 and runs along the Tarangire River. The name of the park is also coming from the Tarangire River, which is the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season. The park is famous for its large number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons lions, leopards Cheater. At the end of the day dinner and overnight at Tarangire Public Camp inside the park.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • Inside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2 Tarangire to Lake Eyasi
Day 2 Tarangire to Lake Eyasi

After breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch at the Village Camp. Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous community known as the 'Hadzabe' (hunter-gatherer bushmen). They inhabit the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga people. You will visit these communities, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. Return for dinner and overnight at bushmen campsite.

Main Destination: Lake Eyasi
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • In or near Lake Eyasi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3 Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro
Day 3 Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro

Early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga people. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you'll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival. We return to the Camp for a late breakfast and we then travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Late afternoon drive to a Masai Village. Visitors meet the village elders, get an insight into the Masai way of life, visit the bomas, learn about their prized cattle and visit the local school. Dinner and overnight in the simba campsite.

 

Main Destination: Lake Eyasi
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • In or near Lake Eyasi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Ngorongoro crater
Day 4 Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast at the lodge, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day's tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. We return to the camp to enjoy lunch and then we the head towards the Serengeti National Park with a stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the famous 'Nutcracker Man" and 'Handy Man', both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We do a late game drive en route to the Camp. Dinner and overnight Seronera campsite.

 

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • Outside Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Serengeti national park
Day 5 Serengeti national park

You an ideal opportunity to do an optional but unforgettable Hot Air Balloon (but with extra costs), followed by a delightful champagne breakfast (available at a supplementary cost, but can be booked in advance). After breakfast we head to the south-eastern side of the park, visiting the Barafu Kopjes and the Ngare Nanyuki River area, for our morning and afternoon game drives. Apart from the lion prides you find in the area, the Barafu Kopjes is the place to visit for possible cheetah sightings. The Ngare Nanyuki River area is also well known for being packed with game. Dinner and overnight at seronera campsite.

 

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • Inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6 Serengeti to Manyara
Day 6 Serengeti to Manyara

Early morning game drive and return to the Camp for a late breakfast. After breakfast will we head for the Mto Wa Mbu near Lake Manyara National Park. game drive on route. We will visit and enjoy lunch on the way Dinner and overnight at Fanaka campsite.

 

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • Outside Lake Manyara NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7 Lake Manyara to Arusha
Day 7 Lake Manyara to Arusha

After breakfast we will visit the local Market and villages around the Mto wa Mbu, experience life in the local village setting, meeting local people, learning about their culture, agriculture and history of the area. We return the Camp for lunch and then transfer back to Arusha town where we will end our Tanzania safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

 

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • Sleeping bag
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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