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8 Day Tanzania Camping Safaris

8 Day Tanzania Camping Safaris

8 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW:

This 8 days Tanzania camping safari is a little is similar to the 7 days camping safari in Tanzania but has an extended day in the Tarangire national park taking you to all the popular national parks in Northern Tanzania. Accommodation for this safari also features public camps. In one week and one extra day on it, you will get the chance to visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire National park. Early morning game drives and nature walks in the Ngorongoro will also feature in this safari of eight days in Tanzania.

Day 0: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43km

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport our teams will great and pick you and transfer to Arusha city to allocated accommodation as requested for dinner and overnight. You will get chance for briefing and introduction about your safari.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 130 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours

After breakfast to your hotel the tour will depart to Lake Manyara. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation                        
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National park

Distance: 205 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours

After breakfast you head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 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. You head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 3: Full Day Serengeti National Park Game Drive

After breakfast You will have full day game drive with lunch at the lodge. You will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 4: Full Day Serengeti National Park Game Drive

After breakfast you enjoy a full day game drive with lunch at the lodge, along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s center not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance: 145 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours

After breakfast at the lodge the tour will depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Ngorongoro Simba Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu

Distance: 51 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 1 hour

After breakfast you descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Evening head back to Karatu for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  •  Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 7: Karatu to Lake Eyasi

Distance: 110km
Non – game viewing time: 2 -3hrs

Walking Tour

After breakfast you will heard to 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 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 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. 

Activities during Lake Eyasi

Hadzabe & Datoga Tribes Culture Learning

Hunting with Hadzabe (optional) and prepared their foods

How they produce fire by local methods.

Walking around the Lake shore (Birds Tour)

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 8: Karatu to Tarangire National Park to Arusha

Non game-viewing travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 155 km

After breakfast you depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Late evening drive back to Arusha to your hotel or drop off to the airport.

Price including VAT

Items included:

  • Accommodation before and during Safari.
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight Accommodation as requested.
  • Airport Transfer
  • All national park fees

Items not included:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide $20/group/Day
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

 

 

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