Fly-camping Safari & Bushmen experience
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Accommodation: Camping – Essential Style
Highlights: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and visits to Hadzabe, Datoga and Maasai tribes
Best time to visit: May – March through the year.
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During this 8 day tour, you will experience the very best of the Northern Tanzanian National parks, including Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Choosing this fly-camping trip will bring you to the heart of the African Wilderness, with nothing but a tent between you and nature. You will have your meals prepared for you by a private chef, and enjoy some live cooking. You will also get a chance to encounter the local ethnic tribes in the area, including the Hadzabe Bushmen, Datoga and Masai. During these visits, you will see their way of life, their home, and land history, and join the Hadzabe on a hunting trip. This trip is the ultimate combination of wildlife, nature, and culture in Northern Tanzania.
Day 1 Arusha
Yao Safari Guide will pick you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and bring you to your lodge, Lush Garden Lodge. After check-in, your guide will give you a brief overview of the plans for the following day. (B&B accommodation)
Day 2 Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, at 7.30 am we will drive to the Tarangire national park for your first game drive in Tanzania. Tarangire is famous for its big number of elephants and giant baobab trees. There are also many more wildlife to see as Tarangire has a large variety of different wildlife.
Packed lunch will be served at one of the park’s picnic sites.
After the game drive, we will drive to our camp.
Dinner and overnight at Twiga Campsite (FB).
Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, at 8.30am, we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. Lake Manyara is famous for its flora, geology and ecological history as a part of the Great East African Rift Valley. You will also see monkeys, birds, elephants, hippos and much more.
Dinner and overnight at Twiga campsite (FB)
Day 4 Lake Eyasi
After breakfast at 7:00 am we will drive to Lake Eyasi for the more cultural experience of this tour. Here you will meet bushmen (Hadzabe) and Datoga tribes.
Dinner and overnight at Chem Chem Campsite
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you set out for the day at 6.30am. We will travel into the Ngorongoro Conservation area, and make your way to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, where you will spend a full day of game drives on the crater floor. As this is a conservation area, you will find human beings and wildlife sharing the eco-system. The crater is home to a huge variety of wildlife, including lions, and black rhino.
Packed lunch will be served at one of the crater picnic sites, with a nice view of the hippo pools.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Camp
Day 6 Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we will begin our safari to Serengeti national park at 8.30am. You will enjoy a game drive en route.
Packed lunch will be served at a picnic site on the way.
Dinner and overnight will be camping at one of the special Serengeti campsites. Our camping style includes live cooking by your chef.
Dinner and overnight in Nguchiro Campsite.
Day 7 Serengeti National Park
Before breakfast, we will go on a very-early-morning game drive. At this time of the day, it is the best and glorious time to see the wonder of the Serengeti. This is the time all the wildlife is at its most active, especially the large cats.
There is something so special to see the sunrise in this place.
Return to your campsite around 8.00am for breakfast and a nap.
You will have a hot lunch at your campsite.
After this, you will continue to explore the Serengeti with your expert guide.
Dinner and overnight at the same campsite.
Day 8 Arusha/ Airport
After breakfast, at 8.30am, We will drive slowly back to Arusha, with more game viewing on the way. Along the way, we will visit a Masai boma. There will be an opportunity to buy some souvenirs in local craft and gift shops on the way.
Packed lunch will be served during the day.
Dinner and overnight at Lush Garden Lodge.
We hope that you will really enjoy this special Safari.
Karibu Tena Tanzania.