Day Itinerary: First stop is Arusha for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park.
Tarangire National Park
STarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.
Overnight: Twiga Campsite & Lodge
Twiga Campsite & Lodge is located in the colorful market village of Mto wa Mbu, close to the entrance gate of Lake Manyara National Park. It is nestled at the foot of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
Day Itinerary: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood the area and move across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.
Located in the Central Serengeti region of Tanzania, the Seronera Campsite is accessible by both road and air. Shower and lavatory facilities are available at the campsite.
Day Itinerary:Game drive through Serengeti National Park
Full day Serengeti National Park game drive including following the wildebeest if it will be seasonal so it depends migration.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera campsite
Overnight:Seronara Campsite, full board
Day Itinerary:Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Overnight:Farm of Dreams
Overnight: Farm of Dreams Lodge
Farm of Dream Lodge is home to twelve villages with 48 double rooms and superior rooms built in one of the best spots in the heart of this infamous town of Karatu on the western south slopes of Ngorongoro Crater at the 1,400 feet above sea level; the lodge sits in a garden of flowers and vegetables.
Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village.
HADZABE AND DATOGA TRIBE VISITS
In the early morning, after taking tea & coffee in camp, we will make our way to the surrounding hills in search of a Hadzabe encampment.
Visit their tiny huts, follow the women on a gathering foray and see how roots are dug, mice are caught and berries and Baobab fruit are gathered and prepared. We can also follow the men on a hunt, led in the wildlife rich woodland between towering Baobabs and acacias. The men are armed with long bows with poison tipped arrows, which you can see produced in the village and honey axes. If successful on the hunt, or finding a beehive, you will be offered to share their meal, a small antelope, a Francolin or Guinea fowl as luck dictates that day. Return to your Camp for lunch. In the afternoon, we will set out and visit a Datoga community and learn about their traditional pastoral way of life. The women still wear leather dresses, traditional jewellery and distinctive facial scarification, and the men armed with spears tend to their vast herds. Visit their traditional homesteads and immerse yourself in their way of life.