9 DAYS ACTIVE TANZANIA SAFARI

This 9 days Active Tanzania Safari circuit covers the most popular attractions in Northern Tanzania. Enjoy a safari in Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. Cultural Tour in Mto wa Mbu (River of Mosquitoes)  also a visit Hadzabe and Datoga in Lake Eyasi region and you will be amazed at how they have remained purely traditional hunters.

Start: Arusha
End: Arusha
9 days – 8 nights

Day 1: Arusha

Arrival in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Airport, meet and greet with Restoration’s driver guide. You will be driven to your accommodation in Ilboru Safari Lodge or Lake Duluti Serena Hotel: Full board

Day 2: Arusha National Park

Today you will visit Arusha National Park. The park is famous for its rare black and white colobus monkeys. Also Elephant, bufallo, leopard, we may see Hartlaub's turaco, White Fronted Bee Eaters, Fiscal Shrike, Tropical Boubou and variable sun birds, picnic lunch. In this park you may either do hiking in the morning or canoeing  in Momella Lake in the afternoon or both. Game drives, picnic lunches, more game drives. Return to Ilboru Safari Lodge or Lake Duluti Serena Hotel  for dinner and overnight:  Full board

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

You depart Arusha today, your driver/guide drives you to Tarangire National Park. This beautiful park attracts great herds of game year-round due to the Tarangire River always having water for the animals to drink. In this park you can find varied species from Oryx to Kudu, Gerenuk to Klipspringer, and of course the Cats. Also found here are huge numbers of huge African elephants, and of course, the rather big Giraffe, and the immense Baobab Trees. Game drives, lunch, more game view. In late afternoon transferred to Maramboi Tented Camp or Tarangire Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight:  Full board

Day 4: Lake Manyara- Mto wa Mbu (River of Mosquitoes) to Lake Eyasi

After breakfast, you will head towards the Eastern Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley through the lovely farming villages along the way to Mto wa Mbu (River of Mosquitoes) for a cultural tour, You will explore Mto wa Mbu village (where more than 120 tribes live) and its surrounding, and you will be accompanied by your guide who will introduce you to some of these tribes so that you can learn more about their lifestyles.  Local lunch, you will then be driven to your accommodation in the Lake Eyasi area, arrive for dinner and overnight in Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge or Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp: Full board

Day 5: Lake Eyasi to Karatu

Today you will meet the Hadzabe tribe.  This tribe is one of the last hunter-gatherer societies left in the world.  You will spend the day with them, seeing their home and lifestyle first hand. You can join the women on their way to gather fruits, seeds and roots, or have some hunting practice using bow and arrows with the men. In the late afternoon, you will be driven to Karatu town. Dinner and overnight in Bougainvillea Safari Lodge or on the crater rim in Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge:  Full board

Day 6:  Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive, descend into the crater. The largest Caldera in the world (imploded volcano with an intact rim) the rim at 7,200' overlooks the Crater floor below that supports more than 20,000 mammals year-round - from Black Rhino, African elephants  to herds of Buffalo and many Big Cats. In the afternoon ascend you will then be driven to Serengeti National Park. This park is considered to many as the most bountiful  game  reserve in the world. It is famous of  its big cats and predators, also contain the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. There will be a stop along the way at Olduvai Gorge, which has been christened the "Cradle of Mankind," and also offers stunning scenery. However, your destination is the Serengeti National Park. With two nights of accommodation here, you will have plenty of time to explore the endless plains of the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge:  Full board

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, full day game drives in Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is renowned as the Greatest Show on Earth, and your time here will be spent exploring this magnificent park.  It seems endless and you will be impressed by the constantly changing landscape. From plains to hills to the giant outcrop of granite, called Kopjes Picnic lunch, more game views. Return to Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight: Full board

Day 8: Lake Manyara

After breakfast,  morning game drives in Serengeti on the way back through Ngorongoro conservation area, picnic lunch on the way to your accommodation in Karatu or Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight in Bougainvillea Safari Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Lodge: Full board

Day 9:  Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is famous for the tree-climbing lions found lazing on branches of acacia trees.  The park also features large concentrations of elephant and buffalo. Over 380 species of birds have been recorded included the immense Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, one of the largest breed, Crested Guinea Fowl, found deep in the forest. Many hippos reside in the water, as do thousands of flamingo and other water birds. Enjoy the game drives, picnic lunch overlooking the lake, more game view. This park changes every time you are there.  The game is always wonderful and the park itself seems to take on different faces as seasons change, leave park in afternoon drive back to Arusha Airport/Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Please contact us if you have more interests and requirements. We work together with different  resorts, hotels, lodges and tented camps

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