Seven Day Cultural Safari -Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi to Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Crater as well as Cultural Villages. This distinctive offer offers equally; Tanzania safari tours and then cultural visits for the peoples’ unique communities for exclusive interactions. The wildlife safari boasts of visits in Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, Lake Eyasi, the renowned Ngorongoro Crater park and lastly to the vast never-ending plains of Serengeti. The tour includes a visit to Lake Eyasi, a salt lake situated between the Rift Valley’s Eyasi escarpment and the Kidero Mountains.
This offer can be exclusively designed to have your special desires, timing, tour dates and tastes. Integrated is mostly a wide range of accommodation choices to match your standards and also budgets..
Day 1- Arusha – Lake Manyara
Pick up early from Arusha town and head to the west to Lake Manyara National Park, roughly 126km away. After your lunch at a lodge or at the park gate, enjoy an afternoon game drive for the western escarpment foot. Check out the shallow algae growing lake that occupies two-thirds on the entire park area. The park’s varied habitat draws in numerous animals, including probably Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s renowned tree-climbing lions, along with great flocks of flamingos, drawn because of the algae from the lake. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or at Kirurumu Tented Camp if you prefer a safari camp.
Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
When you finish breakfast, drive towards the shores on Lake Eyasi, with a sumptuous lunch at the lodge/Camp. The scenic alkaline lake is actually set over the southernmost part of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This seldom toured lake can be found in the foot of the Eyasi escarpment at the western rift valley wall. The shores remain home to the various wildlife, water fowl and the extraordinary Hazabe tribesmen, the Nilotic speaking tribe and hunters and Bushmen that have lived here for several years. Overnight at Kisima Ngeda Tented Lodge.
Day 3 – Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro
Earlier during the morning, depart to the nearby villages for traditional hunting encounter with Hadzabe and Datoga people. The Bushmen will display their particular experience at this and also you slowly and gradually take you in their hunt. You have to be quiet and attentive during this exercise, as you watch the poisoned animals perish to the satisfaction of the Bushmen. Breakfast will be served by your lodge and then proceed to the Karatu Area. In afternoon we will drive to Karatu area where we will have a stop at a village of the Iraqw tribe. This is yet another cultural encounter with some very conservative African tribes who have stood the wave of westernization and still maintains their ancient Traditions and Cultures. In the late afternoon we will drive to Plantation Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti
Just after breakfast from the lodge, we will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater to have a 6 hour game drive in the abundant volcanic caldera to see wildlife, the soda lake at the floor and plenty of wild birds. The unbroken Crater supports a enormous selection of game, which include herds of elephants, wildebeest, hyenas, zebra, buffalo, eland, lions, leopards, warthog, hippo, and also flamingoes on the lake. This park for no reason disappoints irrespective of the period.
After a picnic lunch at the Picnic site located by the Hippo poolside we drive up the Crater rim then head for the Serengeti National Park. We will continue on to the Serengeti plains via Naabi Hill gate. Enjoy dinner as well as overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 5 – Serengeti National Park
The morning at Day 5 will offer you an excellent opportunity for the remarkable Hot Air Balloon safari across the vast plains, scenic surroundings, rivers, wildlife as well as villages below. (Cost not included)Celebrate the trip with a bottle of champagne after landing plus a wholesome breakfast under any umbrella acacia. (Prior arrangements and booking is actually a must on this safari flight)
Travel east of the park for Barafu Kopjes exactly where it is typical to find lions, leopards or even hyenas at the old weathered granite outcrops. Ngare Nanyuki River and the fringing woodlands is an additional popular area for hungry animals as well as variety of birds. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 6 – Serengeti – Tarangire
Early morning game drive and then go back to the lodge or camp for a late breakfast. After breakfast, head for Tarangire National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area once again. We will arrive for lunch at Tarangire then continue with game drives in the plains. In the afternoon many animal can be seen along the Tarangire River and you can expect some animal action as predators hunt for the day’s meal. Late in the afternoon we shall drive to Tarangire Osupuko Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Tarangire – Arusha
After breakfast, we shall go for a morning game drive or a nature walk guided by a ranger or a Masai warrior. There after we shall drive back to Arusha with a stop at local market of Makuyuni to encounter the way of life in the local village communities, getting to know local people, understanding about the tradition, farming and history of the community.
We will arrive at Arusha town in the afternoon where you will take your flight to Zanzibar for a beach extension or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home with fond memories of Tanzania.
NB. Like all our Tanzania safari tours this itinerary can be done by staying at more deluxe lodges and tented camps or at Cheaper options depending on your preference and budget.