7 Days Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Crater Under Canvas
7 Days/6 Nights
An adventure packed safari that features a visit to the Hadzabe tribe of Lake Eyasi. This safari adventure also takes in Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater where wildlife abounds throughout the year.
- Arusha National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Eyasi
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Ngorongoro Highlands
- Mto wa Mbu Village shopping
- Coffee Plantation Tour
- Hadzabe Bushmen
Safari at a Glance
|2||Arusha National Park|
|3||Tarangire National Park||Tarangire River Camp|
|4||Tarangire National Park||Tarangire River Camp|
|5||Lake Eyasi||Tindiga Tented Camp|
|6||Ngorongoro Highlands||Crater Forest Tented Camp|
Day 1: Arusha
You will be warmly greeted upon your arrival at the airport by one of our friendly guides who will then personally escort you to your accommodation at Arusha Safari Lodge. Enjoy the remainder of your day exploring Arusha at your own leisure, alternatively you may choose to enjoy your accommodation and unwind before your adventure starts tomorrow morning.
Day 2: Arusha National Park
After enjoying an early breakfast at your hotel you will be greeted by one of the SafariHQ guides who will brief you on the activities of the day before heading off on the first day of your safari. After the briefing, drive in comfort to Arusha National Park for a full day of game viewing. Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha as well as Kilimanjaro International Airport. Not only is animal life in the park abundant, it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied parks in Tanzania. The geography of the park includes the majestic Mount Meru(Tanzania’s 2nd highest peak at 4566m), you will marvel at the beautiful Momella lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater which was formed some 15 million years ago! Wildlife you can expect to encounter include buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, warthogs, antelope, zebra, blue monkeys and sometimes a rare sighting of the elusive leopard. Arusha National Park is also famous for its black and white colobus monkeys. These amusing primates are not only exquisite in their unique markings, they will delight you with their antics. You will have the option to enjoy a canoe safari on one of the Momella Lakes. This is a unique experience enabling guests to get close up and personal with the lakes inhabitants. You may also opt to enjoy a half day walking safari. Return to Arusha Safari Lodge in the late afternoon for another nights stay.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we will make our way to Tarangire National Park for an adventure packed day of game driving. 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, reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, vervet monkey and bushbaby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. At dusk head to Tarangire River Camp for an dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Today you will further explore Tarangire National Park. Spectacular photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You will return to the lodge to enjoy a hot lunch. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. You also have the choice to relax and enjoy your accommodation. Around the time of 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. Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire River Camp.
Day 5: Lake Eyasi
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 Tindiga Tented Camp on the edge of the lake.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Highlands
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 Ngorongoro Highlands, stopping at Mto wa Mbu village for some curio shopping or visit one of the coffee plantations for a tour before making your way to the Crater Forest Tented Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
At Sunrise, we descend 600 metres 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.
- Prices are in $USD
- Prices based on twin share
- Minimum 2 passengers for guaranteed departure
- 4 Nights permanent tented accommodation, 2 night lodge accommodation
- Bottled water
- All meals while on safari
- Game drives
- 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
- National Park fees
- Hadzabe bushmen & Datoga tribe fees
- Coffee Plantation Tour
Group Prices & child rates available on request
Disclaimer: All prices are based on $USD and per person sharing. Please note that trekking Oldoinyo Lengai should not be attempted unless you are in good health.
What's Not Included?
- International flights
- Tips & gratuities
- Holiday supplements may apply (Easter, Christmas & New Years)
- Canoe or walking safaris in Arusha National Park
- Alcoholic beverages