10 Days 9 Nights
Destination: Tarangire National Park – LakeManyara National Park – Lake EyasiNgorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park – LakeNatron
ALL SAFARIS ARE AVAILABLE USING OUR BRONZE, SILVER OR GOLD CAMPING STYLES OR LODGE ACCOMMODATION.
Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Panorma Campsite
Tarangire National Park: (2,850 sq km, 1,005 sq miles). 06/01/2011
Depart from Arusha at 9:00am forTarangire National Park with picnic lunch boxes. Enjoy a game drivein TNP till late afternoon before proceeding to Sunbright Campsite for dinner and overnight. HB
Sunbright Campsite – Lake Manyara National Park – Sunbright Campsite
Lake Manyara National Park: (330 sq km 127 sq miles).
After an early breakfast depart to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch boxes. Return late afternoon to your campsite at MtoWaMbu.
Dinner and overnight: Sunbright Campsite. FB
Day 3 –4
Sunbright Campsite – Lake Eyasi
After breakfast we take you to a rarely visited, isolated country where the Hadzabe Bushmen live.A dusty landscape preludes a beautiful view of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Eyasi.
This campsite; situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi (a soda lake at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment), offers romance and comfort. Views across the lake are stunning and behind camp are huge granite boulders that provide spectacular views to enjoy sundowners.
Though this area is isolated and little visited, it is situated conveniently close to the route between some of Northern Tanzania’s most popular National Parks.Operators rushing to and from major wildlife parks sadly underestimate it, but perhaps this is a bonus for Lake Eyasi retains its beauty and exclusivity – unblemished by crowds.
Lake Eyasiboasts awesome scenery and a chance to visit the Hadzabe, one of the last click-speaking hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa.As well as meeting the Hadzabe hunter gather tribe in the bush;there are the Datoga tribesmen, who are traditional blacksmiths. The tribe has sadly dwindled in numbers due to many relocating in townships.
Lake Eyasi also offers swimming, walking, and great bird watching.
Dinner and overnight at Kisima Ngeda camp site. FB
Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater: (19.2 km in diameter, 610 mts deep, 304 sq km).
Set off from Kisima Ngeda campsite for Ngorongoro Crater after helping break camp.
On reaching Ngorongoro Simba Camp decent 2000 ft onto the Crater floor, where you will experience a great variety and density of animals in the second largest Caldera on the earth surface. Late afternoon is the best time to be in the crater -most people have left and as the light grows soft, animal activity heightens.
This offers spectacular photographic and game viewing opportunities. Late afternoon ascend up the steep wall of the crater, heading for camp.
Dinner and overnight Simba Campsite. FB
Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park: (14,763 Sq km, 5,700 sq miles).
After breakfast depart Simba Campsite at 8:30 am following the Ngorongoro crater rim towards Serengeti National Park’s Naabi Hill gate and game drive en route to Serengeti Public Campsite. Afterwards enjoy more game viewing until 6.00pm.
Dinner and overnight at Seronera Public Campsite. FB
Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a Full Day Game Drive across the Serengeti’s endless savanna plains with picnic lunch in hand. Your direction will dependon animal activity and movement – often dictated by the famous Wildebeest & Zebra migration.
Late in the afternoon return to camp for dinner and overnight. FB
Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron
Leave Seronera Public campsite in North Serengeti, exitingfrom Klein’s Gate. From there a stony track leads you to Loliondo and Sonjo. Thereafter black cotton soil winds through wild and cliffy landscape before you reach the ‘Seven Corners,’ offering a stunning view over Lake Natron, Shompole (in Kenya) to the Northand MountOldonyoLengai–an active volcano that the Maasai consider holy. Driving down the escarpment proceed to Lake Natron Campsite. After dropping into yourcampsite,proceed to the ‘Natural Jacuzzi’at Ngarasero River Gorge. Surrounded by palms and crystal clear waterfalls, it is an oasis in an arid, desert land. The water is safe and refreshing to swim in.
Return to camp for dinner and overnight. FB
Mt Oldonyo Lengai
Shortly after midnight you have the option to start a climb to the peak of Oldonyo Lengai. Please strictly comply with instructions from your guide.The chance of seeing small eruptions or effluents of cold lava (black and about 500°C) is large. The climb offers exhilarating, panoramic views, but note that whilst the climb up is only approximately 6hrs, it is very steep.From the peak you can see the Kitumbeine, Kerimasi, Empakai Crater and Mt. Meru(on a clear day). Lake Natron lies below you.
Descend in time for lunch in camp before driving to the shores of Lake Natron. The lake is East Africa’s main location for Flamingoes hatching their eggs, from where they fly to clear water sources for food, which they regurgitate for their young chicks on returning to Lake Natron.
Enjoy sundowners at a special viewpoint before returning to camp for dinner and overnight. FB
Lake Natron – MtoWaMbu – Arusha
The day’s drive is long and can be exhausting, following the sheer vertical wallbase that forms theEscarpment. En route back to Arushawe will stop at a Meteorite crater (sunken crater) that the Maasai tribesmen call ‘Shimo La Mungu’ (the hole of God). After thedusty part of ourdrive we have a pit stop at MtoWaMbuvillage, where you can stretch your legs and buy cold drinks, before proceedingon to Arusha.
Arrive in Arusha just before dark. HB