A 5-Day Budget African Safari that combines your safari adventure of the untamed splendour of Tanzania’s wildlife. Your exploration includes sightseeing in the iconic locations of the Tarangire National Park, which offers wondrous open savannah grassland, immersed with acacia woodland, baobab trees and dense wildlife, Lake Eyasi where the Hadzabe and their neighbours the Datoga live. This cultural experience is often neglected by many tourists, but those you dedicate the extra few days to make this journey will be well rewarded. Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lion, which you may see, particularly in the early mornings. And if you are lucky to view a pride of lions lounging in a tree, it can be an extraordinary exhibition.
The finest Tanzanian wildlife and secluded game viewing occasions while riding in the impeccable comfort and style of our 4X4 Safari top-up roof vehicles in the African wilderness. You will enjoy authentic cultural experiences punctuated by the presence here and there of the Masai, a proud tribe of Tanzania in their own right. Professional drivers/guides will escort you to ensure you have a remarkable informed African Safari adventure and enjoy royal treatment during the entire Safari whilst in our care.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO ARUSHA CITY
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be picked up by a representative of Love & Dove Africa and transferred to Arusha city. [Arusha city] is lovely small town situated at the foot Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the perfect spot to spend a day or so prior to advancing any safari expeditions including mounting the Kilimanjaro. It has a range of quality restaurants, bars and local markets that you may visit to have am authentic view of the city. Day trips can be organized to Arusha National Park, National Museum and coffee plantations in and around Arusha, at clients request.
You will spend your first night at Green Mountain hotel a cosy lodge, at Arusha City.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will be met by your driver/guide and briefed prior to commencing your Safari. Depart at approximately 7 O’clock and embark on an easy smooth drive to Tarangire National Park. The park is approximately 2850 square km (1096 square miles), and a distance of 118km (75miles) southeast of Arusha Town, collect lunch boxes and drive to Tarangire National Park for full day game drive.
Tarangire National Park offers incredible open savannah grassland, immersed with acacia woodland, baobab trees, sausage trees and dense concentration of wildlife. Sighting large herd of elephants is quite common in this park. Wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, gazelles, elands, impala, antelopes, cheetah, leopards, mongoose, tree climbing pythons, lions and oryx can also be seen here. For bird lovers, an estimated 550 colourful bird species may be found here including yellow-collared lovebirds, hornbills, weaver, long-tailed paradise whydah and ostrich among others. Because visitors less frequent this Park, it is not crowded and is thus ideal for those who want to enjoy a serene Safari experience while seizing the authentic sights and sounds in the jungle.
You will arrive at the Tented Lodge for your hot lunch, and drive to the National Park for afternoon game drive in the Park, bush dinner will be served special for the couples arranged by the camp, you will spend your overnight stay at Whistling Thorn.
DAY 3: LAKE EYASI
After breakfast, depart Tarangire National Park at approximately 6 O’clock and drive to Lake Eyasi with your lunch boxes, arrive Lake eyasi for the datoga tribe visit, these pastoralists are also skilled silversmith's who live near the Hadza and supply them with iron tips, knives and spears in exchange for honey and fruits. Their origins are the Horn of Africa thought to have immigrated some 3,000 years ago. They wear traditional dress decorated in coloured beads and the women often have facial scarification for beauty. Late evening drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight Tindiga Tented camp.
DAY 4: LAKE EYASI – MANYARA
Early morning go hunting with hadzabe tribe, this small tribe of nomadic hunter, gatherers are thought to be the earliest primitive inhabitants of Tropical Africa. They have distant links to the Bushmen of the Kalahari and belong to the Khoisan people – those who speak in clicks.
They currently live around the Lake Eyasi basin and live purely off the land – hunting wild animals and eating berries, roots, honey and baobab fruit. They own no cattle and no do they do any agriculture, they depend solely on the bush. Later drive back to the camp for breakfast, collect lunch boxes drive to Lake Manyara National Park from the entrance gate, you will drive through winding roads into Park’s dense forest like landscape, filled with Acacia woodlands. The Park naturally derives its name from the vast alkaline or Soda-ash Lake, which can be spotted in shimmering spectacular. During your game drive, you will sight several troops of baboon relaxing by the roadside. Further into your excursion a variety of wildlife will emerge including enormous elephants, graceful giraffes, zebras, bushbucks, dik-dik, wildebeest, buffalos, mongoose, klipspringer and several birdlife. The Park is quite rich in birdlife with approximately 400 species. Along the lake you will view the pink-horned flamingos and other water birds like storks, pelicans and cormorants. Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lion, which you may see, particularly in the early mornings. And if you are lucky to view a pride of lions lounging in a tree, it can be an extraordinary exhibition. Late evening drive to Arusha city for overnight at Green Mountain Hotel
DAY 5: KILIMANJARO
After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for departure.
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