Tanzania, Tour of the essentials in groups
To experience a group safari in a mystical Tanzania, off the beaten track we recommend stopping by Lake Natron! Nestled in the Masai region at the foot of the sacred Langai mountain, this salt lake populated by flamingos emerges from a unique lunar landscape. A special atmosphere, outside of the time that will make you immerse in the Masai lands. From here we take the road to the great Serengeti plains and then descend southwards towards the Ndutu region. Stop at the great crater of the Ngorongoro and last but not least the mythical park of the Tarangire covered with baobabs.
Your group tour
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Reception at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
Day 2: Excursion to Mto Wa Mbu in a tuk-tuk
Departure for Mto Wa Mbu, in the centre of the African Rift valley. On board a tuk-tuk, a means of local transport, you will discover the country’s fruit and vegetable crops. Opportunity to visit one of the village’s paintings and sculpture workshops.
Departure in 4×4 for the region of Lake Natron, arrival at the end of the day and installation in the field opposite Mount Lengai, sacred to the Masai.
Day 3: Walk with a Masai guide
In the morning, breakfast followed by a walk with a Masai guide at the edge of Lake Natron, to take a closer look at the beautiful pink flamingos and the typical dwarf flamingos. The lake extends for hundreds of km² and offers amazing landscapes with changing colors.
Return to the camp for lunch.
After lunch, you will continue the walk with your Masai guide and you will reach the waterfalls of Engare Sero that sink into a splendid gorge. It will also be possible to swim.
Day 4: Serengeti Park
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti park.
Packed lunch along the way.
The Serengeti is the second largest national park in the country, its landscapes are truly impressive and the feeling of freedom you feel in these vast spaces, the endless plains of the Serengeti, the golden color of the horizon is so fascinating that it is worth alone the safari; after the rains the turf is colored green and many wild flowers.
Day 5: Safari to Ndutu
In the morning, departure for the Serengeti park, famous for its annual migrations of millions of wildebeests.
Safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro park.
The five main species of the park, the famous Big Five, are the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the African buffalo. The park also houses other animals such as zebras, hyenas, birds of prey and many others.
Arrival at the end of the afternoon in the Ndutu region.
Day 6: Safari to the Ngorongoro crater
This day will be dedicated to the discovery of the famous crater, considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Four hundred species of animals populate the crater, including the pink flamingo that populates Lake Makarut, as well as the so-called Big Five (the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the African buffalo).
Day 7: Safari to Tarangire
Safari day in the Tarangire national park, considered as one of the most beautiful wild life shelters in the country. Here it is possible to see animals practically impossible to find in the other parks of northern Tanzania: the gerenuk gazelle, the minor kudu, the oryx, the eland and the rarest of all the antelopes, the greater kudu.
Packed lunch in the park and at the end of the day return to your accommodation.
Day 8: Shopping in Arusha and return home
After breakfast at the lodge, you will have the chance to visit Arusha and buy some souvenirs, visit the Tanzanite museum or the central market in Arusha.
Lunch at the lodge and then departure for the airport for your return flight to Europe.