5 Days 4Nights
African Legends – Special Interested Offers!!!!!!!!!!!! – Tanzania Backpaking Safaris to Lake Eyasi, Serengeti national park , Ngorongoro Crater & lake Manyara national park
Tanzania backpackers Safari is an unforgettable travel experience, it touches something deep within ATA and it is an experience that will never be forgotten. A trip to Tanzania is both intriguing and exciting, created by the fascinating balance between the wildlife, the landscapes and the people itself . A well designed program / itinerary will always help you to fulfill your desire, take a note that your are on right page and indeed at the right place to book your Safari to Tanzania.
Whatever your age, budget, safari experience or interests. This is a region of incredible natural beauty, with some of the best and most varied game-viewing locations in the world. Nearly 20% of this vast and spectacular country is protected for wildlife viewing, and it is easy and worthwhile to explore different landscapes within one holiday itinerary. Furthermore, there are excellent places to stay within incredible wildlife areas – a winning combination!
Non game viewing time: 2 to 3 hours.
After breakfast at your Hotel in Arusha ATA driver guide and chef will meet you at the lobby and you will start your driving via Arusha city to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. Manyara park is placed at the most dramatically wildlife area in Tanzania & consisting a huge shallow salt Lake covering almost two-third of the park & lies at the base of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escapement.
Rich and varied habitats in this park attracts variety of animal species which include herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, African elephant, the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions and countless numbers of flamingos attracted by green algae in the Lake. Packed lunch will be served inside the Park. In the afternoon drive across the Great East African Rift Valley where you can stop for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest before start your way to Lake Eyasi.
On arrival at Lake Eyasi you will visit the Datoga tribe who are “blacksmith”, accompanied by local guide you will go around their homes to experience their livelihood & meet members of the family & kids. Later you will visit the blacksmith & after is a sunset walk at the Lake shore before going to your Campsite for dinner & ovenight.
Overnight at Bushman Campsite close to the Lake. All meals included.
Distance: 175 km
Non game viewing time: 3 to 4 hours
On this day, ATA guides will takes you for early morning hunting with bushman including short tuition on survival skills. The bushman at Lake Eyasi are divided into small groups of Hadzebe, Tindiga and Datoga living in hunting with bow and arrows, feed on roots and wild fruits just as much as humankind lived in the Stone Age.
Afterwards you will come back to the campsite for full breakfast before departing for Serengeti National Park, the driving is along beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu up to Ngorongoro main gate & across Ngorongoro Conservation Area at (2,300 m). You will stop at the Crater view point for some great pictures of Ngorongoro Crater floor from the rim. Then drive down to the heart of “The wild Africa” Serengeti National Park with its endless rolling plains. You can have your packed lunch at Naabi Hill Gate or at the kopjes (rocky outcropping) before starting your en-route game drive toward the central Park area called Soronera. Sunset game drive while searching for Wildebeest Migration (if will be packed in Serengeti). Late afternoon drive to your campsite for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central Serengeti. All meals included.
Distance: 145 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hours.
The 3rd day of your ATA backpacking safaris we take you for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti starts at 06:30. You will spend much time in Serengeti before driving to Ngorongoro with en-route game drive. Morning game drive in Serengeti can allow you to spot cat family on the road as they avoid the morning mist. You can as well see other predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush and other animals waking up ready to start their new day.
If the Wildebeest Migration will be in Serengeti you will go straight to where they are & spend much time with the herds before starting your en-route game drive toward Ngorongoro highlands. (Option) Masai village visit on your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (extra cost $30 per car), reach Ngorongoro Conservation Area for sunset watch dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim. All meal included.
Distance: 25 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hrs.
As early as 06:30 you will ascend 600 meters into the Crater floor for great game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is believed to be one of the nature wonders of the world. Supported by yearly around water supply and fodder the Crater supports variety of wildlife which include herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, warthog, hippos, African elephant & the rare black Rhino. This is among few places in the world where you can find black rhino in their natural habitats.
Another draw card in this picturesque Crater is the dense population of predators which include lion, cheetah, Jackals, hyenas & the mysterious leopard that needs a binoculars eye to spot. You will also visit Lake Magadi larger but shallow salt Lake at the the southwest corner of the crater floor frequently visited by hippos, flocks of flamingos & other aquatic birds. After picnic lunch more game drive before starting your way back to Panoroma Lake view point for dinner and overnight all meals included.
The 5th day of your ATA backpacking safaris will take you with the picnic lunch for a full day game drive in Lake manyara national park , Lake Manyara is a shallow fresh-water lake in Tanzania. Said by Charles Gilpin to be the "loveliest [lake] ... in Africa," it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife.
The name "Manyara" comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead (Euphorbia tirucalli).
At evening you be drive back to Arusha for overnight – END OF TRIP.
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