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7-Day Tanzania Lodge Safari with Lake Natron

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Duration

7 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English

On this Northern Tanzania Lodge Safari with Lake Natron, you will have a chance to visit Lake Natron to see thousands of flamingos, waterfalls and experience safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire and Lake Manyara. We sell this package throughout the year which means on migration season, you will sleep at Northern Serengeti instead of Central Serengeti.

Day 1 Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Day 1 Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Our driver guide will come and pick you up from your hotel/lodge and drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive and a picnic lunch. Tarangire is famous for its large elephant population as well as its baobab trees. It is the focal point of a migratory cycle that includes up to 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras per year.

Day 2 Karatu to Lake Natron
Day 2 Karatu to Lake Natron

You will depart with packed lunch boxes towards Lake Natron. Located about a 3.5-hour drive away from Mto wa Mbu/Manyara, Lake Natron is a surreal destination and unique natural spectacle. Its waters are highly alkaline and unusually shallow, averaging just one meter in depth. After checking into your campsite and having a short break, you'll put your walking shoes on as a Maasai tribesman takes you on a walk around the shores of Lake Natron on the lookout for birds, especially the lesser flamingos. Lake Natron is the most important and regular breeding site for lesser flamingos in East Africa hosting up to 2 million of them during the breeding season. The majority of egg-laying and hatching takes place from September to January.

Day 3 Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park
Day 3 Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, you will head towards the Serengeti. On adventurous slopes, it goes the Rift Valley up into the wide plains of the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is one of the largest natural migration systems for wild animals. Annually between the three mentioned conservation areas, over 1.4 million gnus, almost 300,000 Thomson's gazelles, about 200,000 zebras and several thousand topis migrate with the rainy seasons to the areas with greenery and lush meadows. Furthermore, the park is home to many other animal species, such as giraffes, buffalos, hyenas, elephants and crocodiles. Particularly large is the population of feline predators, about 3000 lions, a good 300 cheetahs and an estimated 400-700 leopards have their hunting ground here. On the way, you will enjoy viewing a lot of different wild animals e.g. leopards, lions, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes and zebras and birds.

Day 4 Full-Day Game Drives at Serengeti National Park
Day 4 Full-Day Game Drives at Serengeti National Park

Today, you will spend the whole day in the park. You'll head out and start to explore at sunrise. You will have a full-day game drive exploring the beautiful scenery of Serengeti, searching for the Big Five. You will then return to the campsite for a hot lunch and then head out for an afternoon game drive. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are more than 500 bird species recorded, ranging from the oversized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the savannah. You will continue to search for Serengeti wildlife and return to the camp at sunset for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Day 5 Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

This day begins early in the morning with a picnic lunch before descending the 2000 feet to the crater floor in our 4WD vehicle for wildlife watching. Let's have a look around this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro Crater is a massive and deep volcanic crater in Tanzania. The crater's bottom has abundant grassland, marshes, woodland, and constant water, which is why the fauna is so diverse and prolific.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara

Early risers are rewarded with breathtaking views of the rising sun over the crater’s edge. After a hearty breakfast, you will drive down the adventurous track into the crater. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the seven wonders of Africa and the most incredible ecosystems on earth, formed millions of years ago in the massive explosion of a volcano. It is 610m deep and covers roughly 260sq km. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. In a matter of minutes, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants, and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhinos through the grass. After lunch, you will ascend the steep walls of the crater and head to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha
Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, you will traverse the rough road to Lake Eyasi, another soda lake in the Rift Valley. You will arrive in the afternoon for a cultural interaction with the Tatoga tribe (a very interesting tribe). Our Tatoga guide at the village will lead the tour. You will explore the dry and rugged landscape area on foot, which is still inhabited by a small group of bushmen: the Hadzabe or Watindiga. These tribes still live in bands, hunting with bows and arrows, and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, just as humans did to survive 10,000 years ago. Another interesting tribe in this area is the Datoga (also called the Barabaig or Mang’ati). Initially, they were exercising a lot of rivalry over grazing land with the Maasai tribe. Later on, you'll drive back to Arusha or drop off at the airport.

  • Park fees
  • (For non-residents)
  • All activities
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • 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)
  • Drinks
  • (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights
  • (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • 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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