Day 1. ARUSHA – TARANGIRE
After a short briefing, we will drive to Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. After entering through the main gate, we will start the safari through the park, where we will be able to see elephants, antelopes, lions, and many other animals among the ancient baobab trees within the park. This park is unique and it is never the same on each visit. We will have lunch in the picnic area and then head to Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Day 2. SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti National Park through the Ngorongoro highlands and stop at the Naabi Hill gate for lunch and check-in before continuing with the game drive en-route to Serengeti. The park has won many awards, it was also the winner of the best National Park in Africa. We can find large numbers of elephants, buffaloes, and wildebeest along with a lot of giraffes, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, wild boars, and impalas. Dinner and overnight inside Serengeti Park.
Day 3. SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This is our day to enjoy it to the fullest. We will wake up early in the morning, and when the sun rises in the east we will see how the animals wake up while the lions do their best to hunt before the hottest hours. We will pack our lunch and prepare to receive whatever the safari brings us.
The Serengeti National Park has won many awards; It has been the winner of the best National Park in Africa. This is the home of the big cats, but we will be able to see a good number of elephants, buffaloes, and wildebeest along with many giraffes, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, wild boars, and impalas. Dinner and overnight inside Serengeti Park.
Day 4. NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
After breakfast, we will go on an early morning game drive through the Serengeti National Park and then return for lunch at our accommodation. Then we will continue the game drive on our way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for dinner and overnight stay at the edge of the crater enjoying beautiful views of this World Heritage site.
Day 5. NGORONGORO CRATER
Today we will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic calderas in the world. It is 610 meters deep and its base covers 260 square kilometers in addition to being 1800 meters above sea level.
We can enjoy seeing animals such as the African buffalo or Grant’s zebra. In the extreme southwest is the Lerai forest, which consists mainly of yellow fever trees (of the acacia family). To the north of the forest is a shallow soda lake called Lake Magadi and to the east is the Gorigor Swamp and Ngoitok Tok Springs, where herds of hippos are found. The north of the crater is, in general, much drier and is formed by the open grasslands that characterize the crater floor; this is where most of the resident fauna reside. After the tour of the crater, we will depart to Karatu town for dinner and overnight.
Day 6. LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
This morning, after breakfast, we will head to Lake Manyara National Park. This is a groundwater forest famous for its tree-climbing lions. Large cats such as leopards can rarely be seen here. As with the habitats, the birdlife here is exceptionally diverse. In the middle of the lake, we will often see flocks of pelicans and the pink hue of distant flamingos, while the banks and floodplains feed countless herons, egrets, stilts, stems, spoonbills, African jacana, and other waders. With so much water around, the forests are just as productive, but it is the evergreen forests where we will see some more entertaining species such as the noisy silver-cheeked hornbills, crowned eagles, and crested painted eagles. dinner and overnight in Karatu Town.
Day 7. FOREST HADZABE AND DATOGA TRIBE – LAKE EYASI
This morning we will visit the two native tribes of this area. This visit will allow us to meet two tribes that have established an exchange relationship between them. The Datoga make pieces of metal for arrows that the Hadzabe use to hunt small antelope and other animals for food, and the Hadzabe offer them some of the meat they obtain. They are a clear example of the interaction between wildlife and humans that coexist in balance in the 21st century, with them you will learn to set fire and we can even accompany them on one of their hunts. After the visit, we will head to Arusha for dinner and overnight.