7 DAYS MIXTURE OF CAMP & TENTED CAMP SAFARI

Price


$1900 /PERSON

Type:


Camping Safari

Duration:


1 week

Country(s):


East Africa, Tanzania

DAY 1:    ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Depart from Arusha after breakfast and make your way to Tarangire National Park famous for its wide number of elephants. The sun makes the earth look a rusty red as it rises over the horizon. The grass is brittle in the dry months; you can hear the crunch as animals stumble over the straw. The river keeps its surroundings lush; however it has withered, as it does when the dry season rolls through, keeping the animals close to the riverbanks and the wildlife active throughout the year. The air is cool, shaded from the afternoon sun. The baboons are not fussed by the vehicle as they continue on their way, active in the sunlight, foraging for food, rambunctious among the troop, eventually settling down and heading for the river in search of water to quench their thirst. In the late afternoon as the baboons make their way to the water, you make your way to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. As the sun sets over Tarangire National Park the sky shifts from an open blue, closing to a deep red before merging into black.

ACCOMMODATION:  KARATU FOREST TENTED CAMP

MEAL PLAN: LUNCH & DINNER

DAY 2:   DRIVES TO THE WORLD FAMOUS SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife.

After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile … the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, your driver guide will drive you to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

ACCOMODATION: SERONERA CAMPSITE

MEALPLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

 

DAY 3:     FULL DAY IN THE PLAINS OF SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we drive back to the comfort of the Tented Camp.

ACCOMODATION: SERONERA CAMPSITE

MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

 

DAY 4:  FINAL GAME DRIVES IN THE SERENGETI & HEAD TOWARDS NGORONGORO.

 A final action in the Serengeti again is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a half day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park and after we transfer to your Hotel in Karatu just outside of Ngorongoro. After breakfast, we start with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park. Even after two days there will be lots of new sights to see. Circling vultures alert everyone to a fresh kill, the birds waiting their turn as the cats dig in. It’s always a special feeling in Serengeti. We will proceed with game drives in these endless plains, until afternoon as we find our way out of Serengeti through Ngorongoro to your campsite on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

ACCOMMODATION: SIMBA CAMPSITE

MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

DAY 5:  DESCEND TO THE NGORONGORO CRATER.

On this day, you will have an early start as you head to the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the most amazing park of your tour. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few areas in Tanzania where you can find such a breathtaking blend of scenery and wildlife coupled with a fascinating historical and cultural element. The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new seven natural wonders of the world.
After your morning game drive, you will take a break to enjoy your packed lunch at the hippo pool picnic site, and in the late afternoon you will ascend the crater and drive to your Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

ACCOMODATION:  KARATU FOREST TENTED CAMP

MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

 

DAY 6:  EXPERIENCE THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN LAKE EYASI (THE HADZABE & THE DATOGA)

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 Morning you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include going hunting with them, visit to their homesteads, and learn about their way of life, animal tracking, and medicinal plants. Also you will visit the Blacksmith who are known for changing the old metals to be useful so you will have the chance to see how they do it. Also you will have wonderful walks around the lake.

ACCOMMODATION: KARATU FOREST TENTED CAMP

MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

 

DAY 7      LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA

Early in the morning after breakfast you will depart with picnic Lunch boxes to Lake Manyara National park for the game drive. You will enjoy the game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to Hippos, elephants, flamingos, and the famous tree climbing lions. In the Late afternoon after picnic lunch we drive back to Arusha to your Hotel for resting and hot shower.

MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation or Camping Equipment on Safari
  • A professional driver/guide and Safari Chef.
  • All transportation on Safari (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals while on Safari (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Mineral water 1.5 Liter p/p each day (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • 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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