Summary of Itinerary
- DAY 1. ARRIVE KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA TOWN FOR OVERNIGHT (OUTPOST LODGE).
- DAY 2. TRANSFER TO LAKE EYASI – CAMPING
- DAYS 3-7. ADVENTURE HIKING IN THE BUSH – CAMPING
- DAY 8. LAKE EYASI TO MTO WA MBU – CAMPING
- DAY 9. MTO WA MBU TO NGORONGORO CRATER GAME DRIVE THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA (OUTPOST LODGE).
- DAY 10. ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Learn Survival Skills with the Hadzabe near Lake Eyasi
Ngorongoro Crater – A Natural Wonder of the World
Learn Survival Skills
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Tipping is voluntarily and at your own discretion, however generally much appreciated if you are happy with the services of your driver/ guide and cook we generally recommend a tip of about $15 per day per person
DAY 1. ARRIVE KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA TOWN.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, here you will be met and transferred to Outpost Lodge. The hotel is booked on a bed and breakfast basis , giving you a choice of eating in their restaurant or going out to a local restaurant.
Meal plan: Bed and breakfast.
DAY 2. DRIVE TO LAKE EYASI SHORT HIKE TO FIRST CAMP.
07:00 hrs you will be picked up by your driver-guide and drive for about 4 hours to Lake Eyasi. En-route there will be a short stop for hot lunch in Karatu village. Continue to Lake Eyasi where you will meet a Hadzabe guide before starting your trek.
Lake Eyasi is a beautiful soda lake located on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. During this safari you will be introduced to the remarkable people of the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer bushmen). This tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datooga tribe. You will get to know their traditions, visit to their homesteads, and learn about their way of life including animal tracking and medicinal plants. Some mammals and a wide range of bird species can be seen during walks around the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.
Meal plan: Full board
DAYS 3.-7. AN ADVENTURE HIKING IN THE BUSH
The next five days will be spent walking and hiking around Lake Eyasi with your Hadza guide. During this time you will have contact with local tribesmen of the Barabaig / Hadza / San tribes. The Hadza number just under 1000. Some 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as their ancestors have tens of thousands of years; they are the last functioning hunter-gatherers in Africa. Very early morning (0545am) you’ll drive to the dwellings of the famous Hadzabe tribe in the bush for cultural interaction. Join the Hadza tribe and go to forage or hunt. During the course of day you will eat whilst foraging. You will also help to bring back some honey, fruit, or wild game where possible. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite
Meal plan: Full board bases
DAY 8. LAKE EYASI TO MTO WA MBU
This morning you will have a farewell celebration with the village the then drive to one of Maasai boma in Mto wa Mbu. Here you will stay at their boma and learn the lifestyle of the most famous, coulourful tribe in East Africa. There are various optional activities here for you to decide upon at the time (not included). Dinner and overnight camping at the Boma.
DAY 9. MTO WA MBU TO NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA.
Enjoy a local breakfast before saying farewell to Maasai people and transferring to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with packed lunch. Descend the 600 meters down into the crater floor for a game drive to explore the crater before pausing for a scenic picnic lunch. The crater is world famous for its large mammal populations. Keep an eye out for the elusive black rhino; there are around 25 in the crater. Most of the elephant you see will be older bulls as females tend to avoid the area due to its having the highest predator density in Africa. In the late afternoon you will leave the crater and drive to Arusha town to The Outpost Lodge for overnight.
Meal plan: Bed and breakfast
DAY 10. ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
After breakfast spend the rest of the time at the Lodge, or choose to go for city tour on your own, then hot lunch (pay direct) before transfer to Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight back home.
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