Includes Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, Lake Victoria Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi & Lake Manyara.
This is Africa as you’ve always imagined it! Julia African Safaris offers unsurpassed opportunities to view wildlife and cultural tours in a spectacular natural setting with your own driver guide. A program designed so you travel Tanzania at your own pace. Your adventure will take you to some of Africa’s premier game parks including the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Victoria and Lake Eyasi to meet the last hunters and gathers of Africa. This is a wildlife and cultural safari that you will never forget!
Accommodations can be and that suits your budget from very luxurious, budget camping to lodges those constructed of local materials and in harmony with their environment where you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of Africa. Food at all locations is well prepared and delicious.
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you will leave Arusha for Tarangire National Park well known as the world capital of the baobab trees. Your first experience of safari life will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park. Game driving through the park, you will marvel at the beauty of this pristine wilderness, This park offers wide panoramas of open acacia woodland and grass savanna, where huge herds of Elephants (often two hundred strong) and other unique residents, such as fringe-eared Oryx and Lesser Kudu roam free, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard. Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge/ Campsite.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge
We will leave early in the morning after breakfast and drive to Serengeti National Park. We will drive through the small town of Mto Wa Mbu at the base of The Great Rift Valley and up the rift valley escarpment through town of Karatu. We will proceed to drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area while game viewing on the way towards the Serengeti plains. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s famous discoveries of man’s ancient ancestors, the Zinjanthropus Bosei. We will take tour of the site and the museum. After the tour of the site we will take our picnic lunch and proceed with our game drive through the endless plains of Serengeti. We will spend the rest of the day game viewing on the plains of Serengeti on our way to Lodge/Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria
Early morning game drive, then drive back to your Lodge for breakfast and soon after breakfast collect your lunch boxes and proceed with your game viewing in Serengeti while heading to Ndabaka Gate main gate of Serengeti National park which is at the western corridor of the park to Speke Bay Hotel situated to the shore of Lake Victoria which is 20km from the gate. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 4: Lake Victoria
Today you will have a free day for excursion and choose any activities to do. There are many options to do at the lake, canoeing, and fishing with local people, bike hiking and bird watching around the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 5: Lake Victoria – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast with lunch box, leave Lake Victoria for Central Serengeti, Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area well known as “the home of the big five”.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Eyasi Last Hunters & Gathers Capital
After early morning breakfast, descend down the Crater with picnic lunch boxes and after lunch drive to Lake Eyasi. In some ways similar to the Amish, a handful of tribes in Tanzania have resisted modernization and for the most part remain traditional. Hadzabe: Near Lake Eyasi, the Hadzabe are a small tribe who remain hunters and gatherers and speak a click language. It is important to visit them and learn about their culture, they will show you how to make a fire without matches and take you on a hunt with bows and arrows. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 8: Lake Eyasi Hunting, Dancing & Learning
Early after breakfast you will visit the Bushmen Village and share with them the cultural activities such as hunting, dancing and see how they live. Here you will learn more about the cultural of indigenous African. You will have afternoon to rest and digest what you have seen so far. In the late afternoon you will be driven to enjoy sunset at the Lake Eyasi. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 9: Lake Eyasi – Lake Manyara National Park
Depart the Campsite soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Manyara national park for a full afternoon game drives with packed lunches. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Campsite.
Day 10: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
Early morning game views return back to the Lodge/ Campsite for hot lunch then drive to Arusha for overnight stay at the hotel or drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight and for any further destination. End of our services.
This wildlife and cultural safari is impressive and extensive.
Price starts from per person
Lodge Safari USD$4990.00
Camping Safari USD$3265.00
Maximum pax 4 – 6