8 Days Datoga Safari
8 Days Datoga Safari visiting Lake Eyasi, Maasai village, Tarangire, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge with Ngorongoro crater within Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day by Day Itinerary
Safari Code: MSL
Trip length: 8 days
Visiting area: Arusha, Maasai village, Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge & Ngorongoro crater
Day 1: Arusha / Masai village: 3 hrs drive
Met in the morning for safari briefing then drive to Masai village with parked lunch, set up the camp as you arrive then watch and learn the Maasai culture and life style such as slaughtering goat and barbecuing its meat, making fire locally, milking cows, trapping fresh blood from cow’s vein, woman building the houses, dancing, singing etc. dinner and over night at Maasai village camping (adventure camping) no lodges nearby!
Day 2: Masai village / Tarangire: 3 hrs drive
Before breakfast watch masai women milking cows, breakfast then put camp down and drive to Tarangire Park arrive for lunch, after lunch go for afternoon tour dinner and over night at Tarangire safari lodge or similar.
Day 3: Tarangire full day
Spend the morning viewing games and exploring the park, hot lunch at the lodge, another tour in the afternoon return before dusk for dinner and over night at Tarangire safari lodge or similar
Day 4: Tarangire / Lake Eyasi (Bushmen): 3 hrs drive
Breakfast, then drive to Lake Eyasi for lunch, after lunch take a short walk along the lake, late afternoon visit Datoga tribe to watch and learn their culture and life style, return before dusk for dinner and over night at Lake Eyasi Lodge or similar
Day 5: Lake Eyasi / Serengeti: 5 hrs drive
Get up 5 am for cup of tea or coffee then drive to Hadzabe (bushmen) home, arrive then watch & learn their culture & life style also join them dancing, Optional go on hunting with them (Hadzabe is a tribe depend on hunting and forest products, do not cultivate or build houses stays under the big trees and the bushes), later drive back to the lodge for late breakfast, depart for Serengeti with packed lunch via Ngorongoro, game en-route arrive before dusk for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or similar
Day 6: Serengeti full day
Full day tour viewing games and exploring Seronera (central Serengeti) plains, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or similar
Day 7: Serengeti / Ngorongoro crater: 3.5 hrs drive
Early breakfast then drive to Ngorongoro with packed lunch for crater tour, arrive and descend to the crater for games viewing and exploring crater floor. Late afternoon ascend the crater heading to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm house or similar
Day 8: Ngorongoro / Arusha: 3 hrs drive
After breakfast drive to Arusha for lunch at your own cost, safari de-briefing then drop off in town for your own arrangements. Airport transfer and accommodation in Arusha can be arranged at an extra cost.
End of the tour
What Included and Excluded
The price includes:
-All park entrance, crater service, concession & WMA fees and government taxes.
-Meals & accommodation whilst on safari (subject to the availability during the booking)
-4WD Safari vehicle while on safari (car has fridge & inventor for charges camera batteries)
-English speaking Driver Tour Guide
-Staff & the Car park entrance fees
-Bottled drinking water while on safari – day time
-Lake Eyasi visit
-AMREF Flying doctors service
Prices do not include: Items of personal needs, travel insurance, meals & accommodation in Arusha, Airport transfers, soda/alcohol, visa fees, international airfare, Olduvai Gorge/masai village visit, cultural tours, gratuities /tips, laundry, Serengeti balloon safari and any other extras not stated above as included.
Please note: Mlimani Safaris Africa reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs and taxes (such as; park fee, camping fee, crater service fee, VAT etc) received after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Also the price can be increased due to the festive season supplement apply in Christmas/new year based on type of accommodation requested.