8 Day Safari to Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

8 Day Safari to Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater,all our safaris use well maintained and extended Toyota Land Cruisers, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing. Our safari itinerary include cultural walking tour in the Lake Eyasi and  all park fees, an English speaking driver/guide, meals and lodge accommodations. Price per person varies depending on group size.

Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary
Day 1: arrive in Arusha 
Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to Arusha at Moivaro Coffee Lodge. The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from your flight, laze by the pool or explore the town.
Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge: Full board.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere.
Dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge: Full board.
Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon we make a short journey from the park to our Lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge: Full board.
Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater 8 Days Safari Itinerary
Day 4: Walking tour to Lake Eyasi Visit Local tribes Tindiga/Hadzabe and Bushman
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. There is several good quality, private campsites are located in the forest clearings by the lake. Each provides a grassy pitch, shower and toilet facilities constructed mainly from local materials.
Lake Eyasi’s principal source of water is the Sibiti River, which enters the southwestern end. The river may continue to flow all year round in wetter years and all the other inflows disappear in the dry season.
Seasonal variations in the lake are large even though the northwestern shore is constrained by the Serengeti Plateau. During the dry season the lake can almost entirely disappear. The lake is also a seasonal stop for migrating flamingos. 
Over 100 years ago when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous bushmen lived there were pushed south. Many made Lake Eyasi and its surrounding bush and forests their home.
Dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented Camp: Full board. 
Day 5: Serengeti National Park.
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp: Full board.
Day 6: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp: Full board.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel just inside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to our special lodge .
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge: Full board.
Day 8:  Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Free morning to relax after your great northern safari or explore the masai market.
We will arrange a private transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after the safari.
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Safari Include:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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