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Tanzania Safaris:5Days 4Nights ATA Backpackers Safaris

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5 Days 4Nights

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Overview

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!

Trip style

  • Comfort & private – You will be in a private 4 x 4 safari Land Cruiser equipped with photographic roof thatch window seat for everyone, driven by professional local safari driver guide who will spot all the animals in your list the big & the small. You will also have a private chef who will prepare all meals for you & built your tents, so this is a stress free safari where you don’t need to think of where to sleep, what to eat & so on.
  • Please feel free to visit the kitchen in case you will have any favorites that you want to be repeated. We provide tents, mattress, pillows, chairs & table, we mostly advise to bring your own sleeping bag however, you can still rent them in Arusha at reasonable price paid once for the whole trip. You will overnight at public campsites where bathroom facilities are shared with other travelers who will be staying at the campsites.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience an incredible Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti plains (depending on time of traveling)
  • Spot enormous wildlife population including the big cats & the big 5 which are lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant & rhino
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes & variety of bird species like ostrich, secretary bird, herons and the migratory birds
  • Interact with locals as you visit the remote Lake Eyasi inhabited by a small group of bushman and Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands
  • Experience the historical Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 meters high walls considered by many as the 8th world wonders

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Eyasi
Day 1: Arusha - Lake Eyasi

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.

Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National park
Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National park

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.

Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara national park
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara national park

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.

Day 5: Lake Manyara national park – Arusha
Day 5:  Lake Manyara national park    – Arusha

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.

Included/Exclude

  • Pick up on Arrival,
  • 5 Days private Tanzania camping safari,
  • 1 Night accommodation in Arusha at any of midrange Hotel in Arusha on B/B
  • Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch, window seats for everybody
  • Service of a profession, well experienced local English speaking safari driver guide & a chef
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 1.5 litters of mineral water per person during game drives
  • Tents, Mattress, pillows, chairs & table please bring your own sleeping bag
  • 3 Night overnight stay in good Canvas Tents
  • All game drive & activities as per itinerary
  • All park fees including VAT
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Sleeping bags but can be rent in Arusha at reasonable prices upon arrival
  • Beverage & soft drinks
  • Gratitude for safari driver & cook (please tip them separately)
  • All items of a person nature
  • Flights

Tour's Location

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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