After breakfast you will proceed for Tarangire National Park game drive with packed lunch.The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. During the dry season thousands of animals migrate to the Tarangire National Park.
You'll be up before breakfast today, as you'll be joining the Hadzabe bushmen for the opportunity to hunt for your own food!
One of the last true bushman tribes in Africa, the Hadzabe live very much as they always have despite the rapid development of Tanzania. With only 2,000 members, the Hadzabe tribe are a fascinating people who offer us a window into how life in Tanzania was in the past.
The local hunters will prepare a demonstration of hunting techniques just for us. Far from being a mere performance, this display reveals a great deal about their everyday lives when they must hunt for animals to feed their families. You will see firsthand how the Hadzabe use distinctive motions and even the body parts of certain animals to lure their prey close enough that they can be brought down with hand-crafted poisons.
After a late breakfast, you'll have the opportunity for a drive around Lake Eyasi proper. While this shallow soda lake is not home to the same variety of wildlife you'll find in a national park, you'll have the chance to spot a variety of bird and mammal life. On occasion, flamingos and hippos even call the lake home.
You'll also have time to meet with the Datoga people. Mostly farmers and cattle breeders, these fascinating people offer another insight into tribal life in Tanzania.
Once your day's activities have been complete, you'll make your way back to Arusha or the airport.
After breakfast you will proceed to Lake Manyara National Park which rests at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and most famous for tree climbing Lions for a day game drive with packed lunch. The lake itself is a shallow lake situated in the East African Great Rift Valley and the park itself stretches for over 50km along the valley. Seeing the Lake is a mesmerizing experience, it is simply stunning in an incredible backdrop of natural scenery that is truly awe-inspiring.
After breakfast you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day tour with packed lunch.
Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and conservation area. It is often referred to as The Eighth wonder of the world because of what it has to offer. Being one of Africa's best-known areas for wildlife it is home to 25,000 large mammals as well as lakes, plains and forests. Simply magnificent, the crater was formed by volcanic eruption many thousands of years ago and to-date remains relatively untouched.
After breakfast today you will enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park with packed lunch.
Serengeti National Park is world-famous for its ecosystem, natural beauty and huge amount of animals, birds and insects. Expect an incredible backdrop of stunning landscape and see animals such as Thomson’s gazelle, wildebeest, lions, zebra and more. This park is also home to the Serengeti's Annual Migration during the dry season - between July and October. This is the time when wildebeest migration is crossing the Mara River.
This park is so large; it is actually bigger than some small countries. It sits between The Great Rift Valley, Lake Victoria and Lake Eyasi.
Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs in the morning, then a night accommodation must be added in Arusha – speak to us to your tour provider to arrange this.
The middle and end of the Dry season, from late June to October, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park. Most of the animals migrate out of the park during the Wet season, and wildlife viewing is considerably less productive.
The longer rains occur from middle of March to May, and the additional moisture in the soil does affect walking trails and roads, so you should consider the impact of the weather on the availability and ease of activities for your travel with Kate Safari & Tours.
Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year, but at its best from late June to October, during the Dry season. However, this very scenic park is at its most beautiful during the Wet season, from November to May, when the vegetation is lush and waterfalls cascade down the escarpment.
Wildlife viewing inside the Ngorongoro Crater is superb at all times. However, grass on the crater floor is short in the Dry season (June through September) and this makes animal spotting easier. The scenery is lush and spectacular in the Wet season months (from November to May).
The best time to visit the Serengeti National Park is in the Dry season (from late June to October). This period offers the best wildlife viewing in general – with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. Wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.