budget camping safari
Area to Visit
SERENGETI, NGORONGORO AND LAKE EYASI
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DAY 1: ARUSHA TO NGORONGORO CRATER
After early breakfast depart from your hotel in Arusha town and drive to Ngorongoro Crater—one of the natural wonders of the world. A spectacular game haunt, the 102-square-mile crater is a perfect caldera, one of the largest on earth. Millions of years ago a smoldering volcano collapsed, creating the crater and a home for thousands of animals amidst its many types of vegetation grown and nourished over the centuries. Over 30,000 animals live here: prides of lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah and giraffe, gazelle by the thousands and multitudes of wildebeest. Uniquely beautiful, we will never see its like's again.
Dinner and overnight at a designated camp
DAY 2: NGORONGORO TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast around 8:30am depart from you’re camp with lunch boxes to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
You will have lunch in one of the picnic site and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight at Pimbi/Nyani campsite.
DAY 3: FULL GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI.
We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby Kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.
In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!
Dinner and overnight at Pimbi/Nyani campsite
DAY 4: SERENGETI TO LAKE EYASI
After early breakfast with packed lunch box we do game drive at serengeti till mid day then we have the lunch and proceed game on root while we are heading to lake eyasi
Serengeti Plains is dedicated to a full day game drive along Serengeti plains- home to elusive lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, wland, wild dog, gazelles, and crocodiles among others. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras. In this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest will birth more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.
Your dinner and overnight will be at Lake Eyasi Safari lodge.
DAY 5: LAKE EYASI TO ARUSHA
After early breakfast at the lodge we go to visit the hadzabe tribe and datoga experience there life style where the hadzabe are pure hunters and datoga man made tools iron smith.
The men are the hunters of the tribe, with the women and children gathering berries, baobab fruit, and edible tubers. As hunters, the Hadzabe are unusually adept, using a hunting style that’s amazing to see. Using bows and arrows, with the tips dipped in poison from the Adenium shrub, the men make use of camouflage to lure their wild game.
The men are also adept at gathering honey. Working through whistle calls with an African bird that’s been named the “honey guide”, the bird guides the Hadza hunter to a beehive.
The Datoga are constantly looking for the best grazing spots for their cattle; in their search, they travel along a path that is the same every year, according to the alternation of the seasons.There are periods of the year in which, moving from a place to another, they even cover 55 km a day!
Nowadays, these proud people live concentrated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, bordering the dwelling area of the Hadza, with whom they make trade arrangements. The Datoga are skilled blacksmiths and make arrow tips and other objects that they barter with the Hadza in exchange of honey and animal hide. A notable difference between these two people is the reputation of the Datoga as ferocious warriors. Young people have to prove their ability as warriors by killing an enemy or a dangerous animal, like a buffalo, to be accepted as adults. The Datoga view all of the people who do not belong to their ethnic group as enemies; due to their warrior mindset, they are known to most of the people of Tanzania as "Mangati", a Maa word meaning "enemy". The language spoken by the Datoga is Southern Nilotic, while only 5% of them speaks Kiswahili, too: on the one hand, this is a contribution to the preservation of their traditions; on the other, it is a further reason for isolation from the rest of the world.
The Datoga are animists and they practice witchcraft, they communicate with their ancestors through a warlock and carry out purification rites from everything they consider impure. And back to the lodge for lunch and transfer to town to you are hotel of you are choice or airport.
- Special campsite according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance