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 

Highlights

Learn Bush Skills with the Hadzabe near Lake Eyasi

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Ngorongoro Crater.

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Learn Survival Skills

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General Info

ZANZIBAR.

ZANZIBAR.

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INCLUDED
Private safari converted vehicle with driver-guide on safari Service of an English-speaking guide/cook
Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, dining etc.) 1 Chief Guide and 1 Assistant Guide
NOT INCLUDED International flights

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

Additional information

Duration7 Days

DAY 1. ARRIVE KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA TOWN.

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to The Outpost Lodge.  This is booked on bed and breakfast, giving you a choice of eating in their excellent restaurant or going out to town to eat.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

DAY 2. DRIVE FROM ARUSHA TO LAKE EYASI SHORT HIKE TO FIRST CAMP.

08:00 hrs pick up by your driver-guide and drive the 4 hours to Lake Eyasi with a short stop for hot lunch in Karatu village. Drive to Lake Eyasi where you will meet a Hadza guide then start the trek.

Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datooga tribe. You will get to know these tribes, visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Meal plan: Full board

DAYS 3.-7. AN ADVENTURE HIKING IN THE BUSH

Five days walking and hiking in Lake Eyasi with your Hadza guide, have a contact to local tribesmen and impression of Barabaig / Hadza / San tribes. The Hadza number just under 1000. Some 300–400 Hadza live as hunter-gatherers, much as their ancestors have for thousands or even 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, and during the course of day eat while foraging, and also bring back some honey, fruit, or wild game when available. 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 this famous 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 NGOROBGORO CRATER TOUR THEN DRIVE TO ARUSHA.
Local breakfast before a farewell to Maasai people then transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with packed lunch. Descend the 600 meters down into the crater floor for a game drive to explore the crater with picnic lunch. The crater is famous for its large mammal populations.  Keep an eye out for the elusive black rhino; there are around 20 in the crater. Most of the elephant you see will be bulls as females tend to avoid the area due to its having the highest predator density in Africa. Late afternoon leave the crater and drive to Arusha town drop off at 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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Hadzabe Fire lighting
Balloons over the Migration
Safari Vehicle at migration crossing
Eland and Zebra
Vulture Looking at dust over the Wilderbeeste migration
Lions & hyenas with a kill and herd in the distance
Vulture tree with migration background
Wildebeaste migration morning dust...
Wildebeeste Sunrise
Wildebeeste in the morning light
Serengeti Migration at Sunrise
Massing Wildebeeste - the great migration.
Zebra & Wildebeeste Migration Serengeti
Wildebeeste Migration Seronera
Approach to the migration
Serengeti Migration
Migration
Lionesses on a kill
Lionesses and Kill
Lions below Ngorongoro Crater wall
Lions in Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lions
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Pelicans & flamingos
Manyara Wildebeest
Wildebeest, Pelicans and Flamingos
Birds on Lake Manyara
View from the hot springs
Child looking at Flamingos Lake manyara
Giraffe before flamingos
Lake Manyara National Park
Elephants bathing
Elephants in the stream
Rift Valley View
The Rift Valley
Lake Manyara
Hiking above Isoitok