7 Day Wildlife, Bushmen and Crater Safari
7 Days/6 Nights

You will board on an adventure that will take you to into the wild depths of Tanzania’s renowned northern circuit to observe its diverse wildlife. This safari also includes a visit to Lake Eyasi, where you will get a chance to meet with the famous hunter gatherer tribe known as the Hadzabe Bushmen.

 

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Jambo, welcome to Tanzania! You will be greeted at your accommodation by one of the Wild Root’s guides, who will provide you with a safety talk and a rundown of the days itinerary. Once the formalities are completed, you will set off on an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. This park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab tress that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, vervet monkey and bush baby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Dinner and overnight stay at Kigongoni Campsite.
Day 2: Lake Eyasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a morning of game viewing in Tarangire before heading to the beautiful Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50kms (31miles) to the southwest. To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated by the impressive Crater Highlands, to the north is the plains of the Serengeti. Lake Eyasi lies in one of the oldest parts of the Eastern Rift Valley. This small area is inhabited by the Hadzabe, Datoga and Watindiga, who live in small groups hunting with bow and arrow and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as their ancestors did during the Stone Age. Dinner and overnight stay at Panorama Campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After an early breakfast you will visit the indigenous Hadzabe Bushmen village who call Lake Eyasi home. Their language consists of unique clicking sounds and pops. A visit to their camp is like a step back in time that you will find fascinating and informative. They are warm and friendly and believe it or not – they do not believe in chiefs or leaders. Everyone is equal in their tribe. You have the option to join a hunting tour with this nomadic tribe. After enjoying lunch we will enjoy a game drive en-route to the world famous Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and scientific value and has come to symbolize the classic African Safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle, and 250,000 zebra, it has the largest concentration of plains game animals in Africa. Enjoy an overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. At sunrise you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. At dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will enjoy another full day of game viewing in the magnificent Serengeti. The variety and abundance of wildlife in the Serengeti is legendary. Be on the lookout for elephants, wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard, giraffe, topi, buffalo, waterbuck, ostrich, cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, mongoose and eland. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. Enjoy the first rays of sunlight as they kiss these world famous golden plains. You will return for lunch at the campsite before heading of on another game drive en-route to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Along the way we will stop at the famous Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Museum. Enjoy the stunningly picturesque views as we ascend the crater rim towards your accommodation at Simba Campsite, situated on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.

 

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
At Sunrise, we descend 600 meters into the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. A breathtaking natural wonder the crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, and hippo. Large breeding herds of elephant can sometimes be seen wandering throughout the forest rim searching for food. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetah and leopard. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon and depart for Arusha where the wildlife safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.