MSAL-09: 8DAYS 7NIGHTS WILDLIFE & HADZABE CULTURAL TOUR

MSAL-09: 8DAYS 7NIGHTS WILDLIFE & HADZABE CULTURAL TOUR
Visiting area: Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire Park:
Met in the morning for safari briefing then drive to Tarangire park with packed lunch. Tarangire is among the best northern national park with abundance of elephants, baobab trees, bird species and other wild species include lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyrax, python etc. Arrive and spend the morning and afternoon viewing game and exploring the park. Overnight stay at the camp/lodge in Tarangire.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner (FB)
Mid:Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Mid-high:Maramboi Tented Camp
High:Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Time:2 hrs drive

Day 2: Tarangire Park – Lake Eyasi
Spend the half day for game drive safari in the park after lunch drive to Lake Eyasi, arrive and relax or take a short walk along the lake. Here you find Datoga and Hadzabe tribe; Datoga are pastoralists & metal ironing (black smith) and the hadzabe depends on hunting & gathering; the men are the hunters and women are the gatherers. The next day you will have opportunity to visit both tribes. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp or lodge around Lake Eyasi.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
Mid-high:Lodge
High:Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
Time:3 hrs drive.

Day 3: Lake Eyasi – Karatu
Get up around 5 am and visit the Hadzabe (Bushmen) for a hunting trip [approx 2-3hrs walking trip] they hunts everything such as; birds, rodents, giraffe, buffalo, impala, monkeys etc. and are hunting whenever the opportunity arises. For those do not prefer hunting safari they can do a short walk along the lake, visit the onions plantation at Mangola or leisure at the camp/lodge while waiting others. After hunting trip; visit the Datoga (blacksmith) village to watch and learn how they ironing metals to make arrow heads, necklaces etc. Later afternoon drive to Karatu for Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid: Bougainvillea safari Lodge
Mid-high: Ngorongoro Farm House
High: The Retreat Ngorongoro
Time:2 hrs drive

Day 4: Karatu – Serengeti Park
After breakfast collect the packed lunch and depart for Serengeti via Ngorongoro with Optional visit to a Maasai village and/or Olduvai Gorge at an extra cost. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, vegetation, animals & birds on the way. The Serengeti – endless plain is the home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife. Arrive and spend the afternoon viewing game and exploring the park. Overnight stay in central Serengeti at the camp/lodge.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Tanzania Bush Camps
Mid-high: Mbugani Camps
High:Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Time:4 hrs drive

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Go with packed lunch for full day tour viewing game and exploring Serengeti plains; the known world sanctuary with wildebeest migration, endless plains and abundance of predators. Serengeti is the most famous park and second largest National Park in Tanzania. Optional spend the morning viewing game and break for hot lunch at the camp/lodge then another tour in afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the same camp/lodge in Serengeti.
NOTE: For months of December-March; we recommend to do game drives in the Ndutu area while the months of Mid-July & late October, we recommend doing safari at northern Serengeti; and purpose for these changes is to get closer to the Migration.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Tanzania Bush Camps
Mid-high: Mbugani Camps
High:Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Note: For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp/lodge at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $545 per person. After your 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After early breakfast depart for Ngorongoro crater with packed lunch. The crater height is 610m deep, 20km across also is among the largest volcanic caldera in the world and the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978. It supports wide varieties of wildlife including elephant, lion,
leopard, hyena, jackal, hippo, waterbuck, baboons even the rare black rhino and a large variety of birds including flamingos. Arrive and descend to the crater for game viewing and exploring the crater floor. Late afternoon ascend the crater, overnight stay at the lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid: Bougainvillea safari Lodge
Mid-high: Ngorongoro Farm House
High: The Retreat Ngorongoro
Time: 3 hrs drive

Day 7: Karatu – Lake Manyara Park
Easy morning after breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Park for half day tour, enjoying game drive safari on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The park endowed by natural attractions includes groundwater forest, acacia vegetation, elephants, baboons, tree climbing lion, giraffes, buffaloes, Olive baboon, blue monkey, hippos, flamingos etc. Optional walking safari or Mountain bike safari at Mto wa Mbu village at an extra cost. Overnight stay at the camp/lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid: Rift Valley photographic Lodge
Mid-high: Lake Manyara Wild Camp
High: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Time:30 mnts drive.

Day 8: Manyara – Arusha: 2 hrs drive
Easy morning, after breakfast drive to Arusha arrive for lunch, After lunch safari de-briefing later transfer to the airport to catch your home flight.
NOTE: The accommodation in Arusha on arrival and/or after safari & day room before departure can be arranged at an extra cost, and we can extend your safari to Zanzibar beach; please let us know when you are booking this safari.

End of the Tour & Services

The price includes:
-All park entrance fee, crater service fee, concession fee, WMA fee and government taxes.
-Meals & accommodation whilst on safari (subject to availability during the booking)
-4WD Safari vehicle whilst on safari with fridge, Inverter & WIFI
-English speaking Driver Tour Guide
-Park fees for Driver guide & safari car
-Bottled drinking water whilst on safari – day time
-Tea & Coffee in the car whilst on safari – day time
-Transfer as per itinerary
-AMREF Flying doctors service

Prices do not include: Items of a personal needs, Travel insurance, Meals & accommodation in Arusha unless otherwise noted, Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted, Visa fee, Festival supplement, International & Domestic airfare unless otherwise noted , Olduvai Gorge, Laundry, Gratuities (tip) 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.

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