10 Days Crater & Ndutu area
DAY 1: ARUSHA/ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Our driver will pick you from the lodge and drive to Arusha national park for full day game drive.Only in Arusha Park you can go walking in the jungle and enjoy wildlife closely.
Pick up in the morning from your overnight hotel then drive to Arusha national park. In the park you will do a walking Tour. The walking Tour is assisted by an armed ranger and you will be able to see a variety of wildlife closer. This is a national park so expect to see many animal very close by you but you should not afraid as the guided armed ranger will be with you all the time. Lunch is picnic at Jikukumia waterfalls. After lunch walk back to the gate and get into the jeep for game driving in the park visiting the 7 Momella lakes and Ngurdoto Crater. Later in the evening drive to Outpost lodge for dinner and overnight
DAY 2: ARUSHA/TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast at 7:20 Am then pack your luggage’s ready for your Trip briefing with your guide at 7:45Am before you leave Arusha Town at 8:00am and drive to Tarangire park by Land Rover/Land cruiser, crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest and one of its most diverse. Stop at the picturesque park gate for the driver to fill up the parks registration book e. Full day game drive in the park enjoying viewing animals in the park. Soon, the impressive Great Rift Valley Escarpment will come into view – a 2,000 foot high wall that rises up, improbably steep and incredibly tall, out of the flat plains.
Elephants, Buffalos, pythons are seen easily regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines. You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Tarangire River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters. Late this afternoon you’ll arrive at your lodge where you can settle in and relax before dinner and your first night in the bush. Dinner and overnight at Osupuko lodge
DAY 3: TARANGIRE/LAKE EYASI
Early breakfast at 5:40am then depart for Lake eyasi Village for the bushmen’s tour. You will go for cultural interaction with the Tatoga tribe (a very interesting tribe). Our Tatoga guide at the village will lead the tour. Visit the Onion plantations. Visit the bushmen of Tanzania – the Hadzabe people with a possibility of going out for a short hunting expedition with them in the evening before dinner and overnight. Only bows and arrows will be used. The Bushmen hunt on baboons, and other small mammals. The Hadzabe don’t build houses. They live in caves and make shift shelters .Dinner and overnight at Tindiga tented camp
DAY 4: FULL DAY AT LAKE EYASI.
Wake up early in the morning at 5:30am whereby will take a cup of fresh brewed Tanzanian coffee before you go out at 6:00am for Sunrise hunting expedition. Only bows and arrows will be used. The Bushmen hunt on baboons, and other small mammals. The Hadzabe don’t build houses. They live in caves and make shift shelters. This will be your memorable day and great experience in your life time. This will be four hours of hunting expedition. You will also join the Bushmen for walking tour in the bush searching for some roots for local medicine, honey etc. Bushmen’s eat roots, honey and small animals like rats, snakes etc. Learn how to make arrow and bows (can even make one to take with you back home). See special tree they use for making bows and arrows poisons. Visit Barbeig tribe and learn their way of life.Dinner and overnight at Tindiga tented camp
DAY 5: LAKE EYASI/NDUTU AREA
Early breakfast then drive to Ndutu area for a full day game drive. Ndutu area is an area within Ngorongoro area with grassland plains which meet the endless plain of Serengeti. This area is among the best site as its not crowded and you are allowed to drive off roads while on game drive. Migration of wildebeests spend time here from late December to April whereby some of the groups move to seronera and some move to western corridor(kirawira and mbalageti river area).This will depend much on the weather too. This place is not crowded and you are allowed to do off road game drive close to the animals. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu safari lodge
DAY 6: NDUTU AREA/SERENGETI PARK
Early breakfast before you drive to the endless plain of Serengeti national park. Full days ‘discover Serengeti’ game drives. The day for the big cats – cheetahs, leopards and lions. Mostly you will go out for SUNRISE game drive to sunset. Sunrise game drives starts at 6:00am. More game drive till Lunch time (Hot lunch). After your hot lunch you will proceed with your afternoon game drive to sunset whereby you will drive back for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti kati kati tented camp
DAY 7: FULL DAY AT SERENGETI PLAINS
This morning you’ll continue your wildlife viewing for the rest of the day, stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch at your leisure. Upon your return to the lodge this evening you can relax in your tents as you reflect on today’s activities; your exploration of the heart of the park has been both informative and adventurous and you’ll relish each moment in your unique surrounds. Few travelers ever have the privilege of seeing, “the world as it was in the beginning. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti kati kati tented camp
DAY 8: SERENGETI/NGORONGORO CRATER
SUNRISE game drives start at 06:30am till 11:00am. When you’ll stop for Brunch (Breakfast and lunch put together) After Brunch departs for the Ngorongoro Crater with game drive en-route. At Olduvai Gorge, make a brief stop at the museum to view some of the incredible finds of Drs. Louis and Mary Leakey. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino lodge
DAY 9: NGORONGORO CRATER FLOOR.
Rise early for breakfast before you spend a fully day exploring the crater floor. The area is world-renowned in its reputation and very small in its scale, so you will see other safari goers. Don’t let that distract you from the beauty of the place or from the fact that this remains one of the only places on earth where you may see all of the Big Five at once: Lion, Leopard, Bull Elephant, African Buffalo and Black Rhino. To maximize your time on the crater floor you will enjoy a special boxed lunch at a scenic picnic spot.Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino lodge
Your journey will take you throughout this tremendous landscape that is constantly changing as animals move to and fro in search of pasture, water or east prey. In the afternoon drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 10: NGORONGORO/ERKAPUS VILLAGE
After an early breakfast you will drive to the Erkapus maasai village for short visit, then you will have a walking tour visiting olmoti crater before you drive to the rimof Embakai Crater and hike down to the Crater floor. The Embakai Crater is one of the most beautiful places on the Crater Highlands. Much of the crater floor is covered by a jewel like lake. Walk along the lakeshore teeming with thousands of pink flamingos. The eerie lake, the occasional hyenas chasing flamingos, the wild sounds…will make your spirit join with the body. In the afternoon you will ascend to the rim and drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Planet lodge
Expected date – Best to Visit it is June to Mid December.