+255 714 055 829 info@mupanatours.com
9 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

9 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

9 Days Tanzania Camping Safari to Tarangire, Lake

Eyasi , Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro

Crater Highlands, Masai, Oldoinyo Lengai & Lake

Manyara

Duration: 9 days 8 nights

Day 0

Arusha

Distance: 30km /50km

Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport. Transfer to planet Lodge for dinner and overnight HB. (40 km, 30 minutes)

  • MEALS: Dinner and Overnight HB
  • ACCOMMODATION:  Green Mountain Hotel

Day 1 Tarangire National Park

Distance: 130km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town 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 is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras.Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Lodge.

  • MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: Flamingo Lodge

Day 2 Lake Eyasi

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours
Distance: 90.2 km

After breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch at the Tindiga Tented lodge.

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.

  • MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tindiga Tented Lodge

Day 3 Serengeti National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours
Distance: 110 km

Early morning hunt with the Hadzabe Bushmen, with tuition in survival skills. Afternoon transfer via Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti.

Day 4  Serengeti National Park

Full Day Game Drive.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich.

  • MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: Savvana Tented Camp

Day 5  Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 145km 
Non – game viewing time : 2 – 4 hrs

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater.

  • MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 6 Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drive.

Afternoon transfer through Ngorongoro Crater Highlands to Nayobi Village. Begin trek with donkeys & Maasai.

Day 7 Hike through Crater Highlands into the Great Rift Valley.

  • MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 8 Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Oldoinyo Lengai (seismic conditions permitting).

Optional waterfall hike and swim. Afternoon transfer to Mto wa Mbu.

Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 59.1km 
Non – game viewing time : 2 hrs

Lake Manyara game drive.

After breakfast the tour departs. From Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park. Afterwards we head to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing.Late afternoon transfer to Arusha For dinner and Overnight or airport drop off. ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

End of our tour

Items included:
Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mineral water
Overnight stays in tents
Tents, mattresses & camping equipment
All national park fees
Items not included:
Sleeping bag
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tips
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
Travel insurance

Translate »