Bushmen Experience

What a life time experience! Let us take you back in the days to the life of the nomads, the hadzabe people lives around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. They are also the true nomads of Africa who speaks the Click language like those in the movie “Gods must be crazy”.

You will also get the chance to visit Lake Manyara, full of diverse wildlife and famous for its tremendous birdlife, elephants and tree-climbing lions, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a unique venue for more game-viewing. The awe-inspiring circular crater as well as the ‘endless plains’ of Serengeti, a spectacular landscape and certainly the world’s most renowned national park with a unique variety of predators and their anticipated prey: see leopard and cheetah, antelope and zebra and many, many more.

NB: Prices are analytic, kindly get in touch with us for a quote based on your safari calendar dates.

Items Included

4×4 safari vehicle
Transport to/from the airport
Overnight stays in mountain huts
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
All Park fees
Rescue fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Professional Tour guides
Flying doctor
3 bottles of mineral water daily

Items Not Included

All East African country Visas
Gratuity
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
Sleeping bag
International flight
Travel insurance
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Tour Details

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Day 1
Pick up Airport – overnight Arusha.

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On your arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be collected and transferred to your hotel for pre-Safari briefing. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a chance to walk around the lodge grounds or join in any of the offered additional activities available.

Overnight Kibo Palace or similar

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Day 2
Drive Arusha – Tarangire Game Drive and overnight.

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After breakfast at the camp, we collect our lunch boxes and head to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive and lunch. Tarangire National Park It is famous for its numerous herds of elephants and Baobab trees which are also known as upside down trees, the trees are measuring 60 feet tall and 40 feet across, these giants-outlive nearly everything on earth-, their life span is over 1000 years.

Tarangire River remains the only source of water and thus the animals migrate into the park during this time. The vegetation thins out and the animals gather around water points like rivers and water holes thus making wildlife easier to view.

Overnight Maramboi Tented Camp or similar

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Day 3
Drive Tarangire – Full day Game Drive at Lake Manyara and overnight.

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After breakfast we continue with our safari to Lake Manyara National Park, the park is located to a shallow alkaline lake at the base of the Western Rift Valley escarpment to which it is named after. The Park is known for the tree climbing lions and flamingos that inhabit the lake.

Leopards, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotami, Masai giraffe, impala, azebras and many more wild animals inhabit this park and many can be seen throughout the year. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance.

Nevertheless this is the only park in the northern circuit that offers a night game drive. One can have an opportunity to see all nocturnal.

Overnight Rift Valley lodge or similar

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Day 4
Half day cultural activities at Mto wa Mbu Village – Drive Lake Eyasi and overnight.

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Mto wa Mbu is a village situated on the way to the national parks in northern Tanzania, just at the foot of Rift Valley. Located on the way to Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, it is an ideal resting place for most safari travelers. You an inside look at the homes and exquisite crafts of Mto wa Mbu’s many tribes and a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and the tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa.

Overnight Lake Eyasi Tented Camp

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Day 5
Full day visiting the Hadzabe and Datoga people and cultural activities

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Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is home to fascinating tribes and last hunters -gatherers in Africa, the Hadzabe Bushmen and Datoga have made the area around Lake Eyasi to receive high influx of tourist every year.

Tour with the Hadzabe and Datoga Bushmen give visitors an insight to experience a way of life that has long since vanished elsewhere on the planet. Enjoy the Dancing and experience family activities with Datoga local people add a leisurely day and enjoyable safari experience. Learn also their general life style of the Datoga, How mud & cow dung huts is being prepared by women, flour making by women using grinding stones.

Get to know the Hadza who are just under 1,000 in population. 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 full-time hunter-gatherers in Africa. The Hadza are not closely genetically related to any other people while traditionally classified with the Khoisan languages, primarily because it has clicks, the Hadza language appears to be an isolate, unrelated to any other.

Shower yourself with a visit to local black smith who made hunting tools and other domestic tools. Also you will learn how to make fire in the traditional way, materials being used to make arrows, spears and processing poison from the poison tree which used in hunting to help bring animal down quickly during hunting.

Overnight Tingida Tented Camp or similar

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Day 6
Drive Lake Eyasi - Serengeti and overnight

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After an early breakfast, you will depart with packed lunches and game drive en route towards Serengeti National Park. Arrives at the camp for an early dinner.

Overnight Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or similar

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Day 7
Full day Game drive at Serengeti and overnight.

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Today we had to the full day adventure and spend the day exploring the vast horizons and the endless open plains of the Serengeti; it is fantastic in its natural beauty and unequalled in its scientific value. This park is a vast expanse of land with a large concentration of plains animals. It also contains a wide variety of bird-life inhabiting a diversity of habitat and vegetation.

Serengeti is the world heritage site and the 7th worldwide wonder and it most popular for its great migration of the wildebeest. Most camps are permanent that allowing you for more wildlife viewing activities while on the camp.

Overnight Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or similar

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Day 8
Drive Serengeti – Ngorongoro and overnight.

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Today you check out at the camp and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. After registration processes at the Ngorongoro gate, you tumble down to the un swamped and steady caldera in the world.

It is the only site in the world with a high concentration of wildlife living in harmony with human communities. The area contains large animals including black rhinoceros, more than 5,000 wildebeests, zebras, eland and a number of Grant's and Thomson's gazelles. The crater also has the densest known population of lions, Higher up, in the rainforests of the crater rim, are leopards, large elephants, mountain reedbuck and more than 4,000 buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs, and other felines.

The legendary annual wildebeest and zebra migration also passes through Ngorongoro, when the 1.7 million ungulates move south into the area in December then move out heading north in June. The migrants passing through the plains of the reserve include 1.7 million wildebeest, 260,000 zebra, and 470,000 gazelles. The Lake Ndutu area to the west has significant cheetah and lion populations. Over 500 species of bird have been recorded within the NCA. These include ostrich, white pelican, and greater and lesser flamingo on Lake Magadi within the crater, Lake Ndutu, and in the Empakaai Crater Lake, where a vast bird population can be observed.

Overnight Ngorongoro Farm House or similar

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Day 9
Drive Ngorongoro – Drive Airport in time for flight.

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It is your departure date. After breakfast we drive to the Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your time, depending on your flight time, you may take a day room (additional costs apply).