8 Days Tanzania Safaris Adventure (Spirit of Tanzania)
An iconic 8 Days Tanzania Safaris Adventure of which you will have the chance, not only to visit all the parks of the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania (including 3 nights in Serengeti which is, for us, the ideal time) but also have a fascinating cultural experience in lake Eyasi with the Hadzabe tribe.
Detailed 8 Days Tanzania Safaris Adventure
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am and take you to a very special National Park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscapes with nine different vegetation zones. The Park is particularly known for the abundance of ancient baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the Landscape and dwarf the animals next to them.
The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes and of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families.
The lunch area is fascinating, boasting an observatory with amazing views to the river and wildlife (with good chances of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). In the afternoon we will still do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight to follow
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
Beautiful short journey across the Great Rift Valley until lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has a breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys.
Permanent residents of the park also include, giraffes, elephants, impalas, and huge number of buffalos. The Lake is also home too large of hippos. Some unique facts about this pack include the tree climbing lions, flamingos in the lake shores, as well as the ground hornbill and the crested eagle.
The landscape of lake Manyara are something that can not be described with words, and the game drive along the lake provide stunning photos opportunities of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background.
During this day, some extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, transfer to the camp for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National Park in the world, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. You will drive up the crater highlands, making a quick stop at the rim for an out of this world view of Ngorongoro crater.
This will be unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances.
It is the home of the great migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes including the abundant impalas and Thomson’s gazelles.
As for Big cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, crossing having been filmed in this park. Smaller animals like foxes, mongoose, honey badgers, jackals, monkey, baboons with more than 500 species of birds, also inhabit this park. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
Full days in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preference and this day will be organized. After breakfast, we have a full day game drive in the park, lunch at the lodge
The park has endless plain which is the home for lion, leopard, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest’s migration, eland, wild dog, gazelle, crocodiles and many more. Also, you will enjoy variety of birds that decorate the park with different sounds
Latter in the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Enjoy an early morning Breakfast, have morning game drive, lunch at the lodge/campsite. In the afternoon we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area with a game drive en route. You will arrive in Ngorongoro Conversation Area in the evening good timing to get straight to check in for your accommodation and then later have dinner and overnight
Day 6: Ngorongoro (Full Day)-Lake Eyasi (Bush Adventure)
After breakfast, you descend into the crater, the enjoy full day game drive in the crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzanian’s last remaining black rhino
Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeests, zebra, eland, warthog, hippos, and giant African Elephants.
Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor
Then drive to lake Karatu for overnight
Day 7: Lake Eyasi (Bushmen Hunting Adventure)
After breakfast, early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with hadzabe tribes. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which the depend for survival. Lunch at bushmen campsite, then drive to Karatu for overnight
Day 8: Lake Eyasi -Back to Arusha
You will wake up for a morning breakfast. At around 8 am, you will depart back to Arusha.
Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Manyara
This is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara regions. Situated between Lake Manyara and Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzanian National Park Authority., and covers areas of 322 km (125 sq. mi) including about 230 km (89 sq. mi) lake surface. More than 350 bird species have been observed on this lake.
Since the 1920, the lake Manyara area was used for sports hunting. In 195, a game reserve was established. In 1960, it was given a National Park status and in 1974 about 550 ha (1,400 acres) were added to the southern end. The majority of the land area of the park a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and lake manyara, an alkaline lake
Ngorongoro Conservation Area – The Crater
The Ngorongoro crater (260km2) is the most densely populated area in the world. There are estimated 25,000 animals on the crater floor including the big five. The rim of the crater is about 600 meters above the crater floor in the middle of which is a Salt Lake.
At night herds of zebras and elephants climb the edge of the crater and in day time the Maasai herds their cows and goats down into crater allowing them graze on the green crater floor.
Running 45 kilometers along the rift valley between Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti, this gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant. often referred to as “the cradle of humankind” East Africa is one of the most important anthropological areas in the world.
Louis and Mary Leakey began searching for evidence of early humans in the 1950s, and in 1974 the well-preserved skeleton of Lucy’ was discovered and has since retained the fame as the oldest human ever found
The Serengeti National Park
This is a Tanzanian National Park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. Its famous and well known for its annual migration of 1.5 million white- bearded (brindled) wildebeests and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile Crocodile and honey badger.
That migration is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration. It contains 1.5 million ha of savannah. The park is the centerpiece of the Serengeti ecosystem and twice as large. The park covers, 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 sq. mi) of grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, and woodlands.
The park lies in northwestern Tanzania, bordered to the north by the Kenyan border, where it is continuous with Maasai Mara National Reserve. To the southeast of the park is Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to the west are the Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserve, and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area. Together, the areas form the larger Serengeti Ecosystem
Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic Salt Lake on the floor of rift valley at the base of the Serengeti plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater highlands of Tanzania
The principal is the Sibiti River, which enters the southwestern end. The river may continue to flow somewhat year around, at least in wetter years; the other inflows are all seasonal.
8 Days Tanzania Safaris Adventure Inclusions and Exclusions
- Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
- Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Park admissions
- Accommodation on full board
- Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
- Transfer to and from the airport
All activities not mentioned in the program
- Phone calls bills
- International transfers
- Gratitude to tour guides
- Personal insurance
- Personal effects of any nature
- Hotel fees before and after the safari