7 Days 6 Nights Majestic Safari

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This unforgettable safari packages will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Today, Manyara remains a rare scenic gem, with edges tinted pink by thousands of flamingos, famous for its tree-climbing lions, and a compact game viewing circuit offering a thrilling microcosm of the African safaris experience. Next day you will visit a seasonal shallow endorheic Salt Lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania, the Lake Eyasi. Here you will also get a chance to enjoy the Tanzania culture. If you had watched ‘The God Must Be Grazy’ you will have a clue, the Hadzabe bushmen live in this region, as do the Datoga and Mbulu tribes. A visit with the bushmen is worthwhile and they will graciously show you where and how they live and hunt. Everything they use is made from local materials, including their bows which are strung with giraffe tendon and their arrows which are coated in lethal poison.
It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is the world-class tourist destination with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralist practicing traditional livestock grazing. You will spend your whole day inside the spectaculars Ngorongoro Crater (250 km2), which is the world’s largest unbroken caldera in the Eastern(Great) Rift valley. There is highest density of mammalian predators in Africa including the densest known population of lion. Also, there is range of endangered species such as the black rhino, wild hunting dog and Golden cat. It is the only conservation area in the world where visitors are likely to see elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, in their natural environment, with a span of four-hours driven inside the Ngorongoro creator.
This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: A frenzied three weeks bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000km (600mile) pilgrimage begins again. Finally, your safari will also take you back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro through Ngorongoro road.

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All our 7 days safaris have been tailored to give you more time in the Serengeti National Park and specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. This safari is for tourists who have more time on hand for a longer wildlife adventure. Also, we include the Lake Manyara National Park and make sure to give you a free day which can be used to spend a day at Kilimanjaro or Moshi in your choice. This safari offers a total Tanzania northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non-game viewing time to a minimum.

You will have a night taste of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and majestic Serengeti National park. Apart from all, you may have a chance to encounter the great wildebeest migration show on the way to Serengeti or returning to Ngorongoro and experience a culture of the Hadzabe, Datoga and Mbulu around Lake Eyasi. Nothing to miss and many to tell under limited time.

Day 1: Arusha/Moshi – Lake Manyara National Park
Pick up from Arusha/Moshi and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Overnight and dinner at Farm of Dream Lodge or Country Lodge.
Suggested Activity: Lake Manyara Treewalk.

Day 2: Lake Eyasi
After breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is just about an hour drive south-west of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long; to the north-east you can see the Ngorongoro Highlands and to the north are the plains of the Serengeti; around 150 years ago when the warlike Masai tribes invaded Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous Bushmen lived there were driven south. Many of these groups founded the Lake Eyasi area their home. Along the shores of the lake are Acacia forests which are home to a high diversity of wildlife including leopard and lion.
You may visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged.
Overnight and dinner at Tindiga Tented Lodge.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. 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 Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard. Overnight and dinner at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Serengeti Plains
After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp/Serengeti Katikati Camp.

Day 5: Serengeti
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after-breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The Centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.
In the afternoon, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp/Serengeti Katikati Camp.
Suggested Activities: Serengeti Hot Balloon, Gong Rock and Maasai Rock Painting Trip .

Day 6: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast at the lodge or we can take lunch box, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We may stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the 'Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Overnight and dinner at Impala Lodge/Sal Salnero Hotel.
Suggested Activities: Oldupai Gorge and Laetoli Foot Prints and Maasai Boma.

Day 7: Arusha/Moshi
After coming from along safari of many bumpy roads you will need to have a free time to relax. Depending your departure flight schedule you can use this day to make your departure preparation, going for charity or exploring the lifestyle of local people around here and see what the city holds for you (It is free of charge). 3 hours before to departure, we will transfer you to the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Lake Manyara National Park: Nestled below the dramatic Rift valley escarpment, Lake Manyara was extolled by Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Today, Manyara remains a rare scenic gem, with edges tinted pink by thousands of flamingos, and a compact game viewing circuit offering a thrilling microcosm of the African safaris experience. Lake Manyara’s most visible predators, and also its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees.

Serengeti National Park: A million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: A frenzied three weeks bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns of of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile infestssed waters on the exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000km (600mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area: It is a world-class tourist destination with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralist practicing traditional livestock grazing.It is also contains the spectaculars Ngorongoro Crater (250 km2), which is the world’s largest unbroken caldera in the Eastern(Great) Rift valley. There is highest density of mammalian predators in Africa including the densest known population of lion. Also, there is range of endangered species such as the black rhino, wild hunting dog and Golden cat. It is the only conservation area in the world where visitors are likely to see elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, in their natural environment, with a span of four-hours driven inside the Ngorongoro creator.

Tarangire National Park: Day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce tropical sun sucks the landscape dry, baking the earth a dusty red, withering the grass until it’s as brittle and yellow as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometres knowing that here, always, there is water. The park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Tanzania or even in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Safari activities are normally centered on game drives featuring excellent landscapes views of beautiful riverine forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees and endless rolling hills.

Lake Eyasi: It is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. The lake is elongated, orientated southwest to northeast, and lies in the Eyasi-Wembere branch of the Great Rift Valley. The Hadzabe bushmen live in this region, as do the Datoga and Mbulu tribes. A visit with the bushmen is worthwhile and they will graciously show you where and how they live and hunt. They subsist entirely off the bush and by bow hunting. Everything they use is made from local materials, including their bows which are strung with giraffe tendon and their arrows which are coated in lethal poison. Their language resembles that of Kalahari bushmen tribe (who were featured in the 1980 film ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’) with clicking noises used.

Lake Manyara: Manyara Treetop Walking, Night Game drives, canoeing in Lake Manyara when water level is high, cultural tour, bike tour, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside park.

Ngorongoro: Cultural tour (Visting Maasai Village), bush meals, hike to creator rim include Empakai Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai and guided walking Safaris (Hiking Ngorongoro Highland), Visit Ngorongoro Museum including trip to Olduvai George and Laetoli Trip and Hot Air Balloon.

Serengeti: Hot air balloon safaris, bush meals, short walk, visiting Seengeti Kopjes including Gong Rock and Maasai Rock Painting Trip.

Tarangire: Night Game drive, Guided walking safaris, Trip to Maasai and Barabaig village, bush Meals and ancient rock painting in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.

Tour Package Includes:

🗸 Airport Transfer (Pick up and Drop off).
🗸 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Arusha or Moshi.
🗸 Private 4 wheels drive vehicle with a roof hatch.
🗸 Free Arusha/Moshi City walking tour.
🗸 Certified, experienced, English speaking guides
🗸 Baggage Storage for excess unused staffs
🗸 Full board Accommodations.
🗸 Clean and purified mineral water.
🗸 Park fees, Government taxes, VAT and service charges.

Tour Package Excludes:

🗙 International and local airfares.
🗙 Laundry services.
🗙 Tips for guides, porters and cook and gratuities (high recommended).
🗙 Tanzania Entry visa and other permits.
🗙 Travel insurance.
🗙 Meals and drinks not specified
🗙 Other Items of a personal nature and unspecified services.

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