A walking safari itinerary with a difference with Entara. Track big game at Tarangire, walk with Hadza guides from a fly-camp at Lake Eyasi, and finish with game drives and walks in the plains of Northern Serengeti.
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Taking in three Entara camps, this itinerary offers a mix of game-viewing and fascinating cultural interactions.
Starting with a night in Arusha, guests drive to Olkeri which is in Randilen Wildlife Management Area adjacent to Tarangire National Park. Here, game drives and walks in a stunning landscape are on the menu. After two nights at Olkeri, the next venue is to the west on the shores of Lake Eyasi for a night of fly-camping and then a night at Kisima Ngeda Camp. Your hosts and guides are from the local Hadza community and short walks are an opportunity to learn cultural practices such as the use of poison for arrow tips produced from the desert rose plants, view ancient rock paintings, and bath in spring pools under the shade of rocky outcrops.
After transfer by small plane, the final two nights are spent at the seasonal Esirai Migration Camp in the Northern Serengeti, combining vehicle and foot safaris in the endless grassy plains.
This itinerary is offered in the June to October dry season. Walks and fly-camping from Olkeri and Kisima Ngeda are available year-round subject to safe conditions as ascertained by the walking guide on the ground - enquire for details.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you're met by your safari transfer guide whom will be waiting outside the arrival terminal and escort you to your private transfer to Katambuga House for check in, dinner and overnight.
After a good nights sleep and a fresh morning breakfast head out towards your first safari adventure, Tarangire National Park, where you will safari amongst the giants baobab trees and the famous elephants herds.
Afternoon arrival to Olkeri Tented Camp for check in, dinner and overnight.
The day is set for an exciting adventure, after a healthy breakfast set out to visit the local tribal communities living aside the resident wildlife, capture a glimpse of the cultural rural Africa and it's fascinating ways of life.
Continue on a game drive or walk to explore the wildlife of this region before heading back to camp for a hot lunch and rest.
An afternoon safari awaits heading into a magical African sunset which is followed by a special "night spotlight game drive" before heading back to camp for dinner and overnight at Olkeri.
After breakfast you will be transferred via the great African rift valley towards Lake Eyasi, the winding road will climb the escarpment up the north western rim through the fertile highlands of the Ngorongoro escarpment until you reach Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp for check in, lunch and a splash in the hidden pool.
In the afternoon, after receiving a thorough brief by your guide, you will climb your open safari vehicle and head out into the hills that skirt Lake Eyasi's Eastern shores. The road takes us through the ancestral homeland of the Hadza people, some of the world's most ancient tribes, and one of the last true hunter-gatherers in the world.
Our camp is set near a beautiful rocky outcrop. Surrounded by mountains and hills, Lake Eyasi, and rift valley views. Upon arrival at camp, you will meet the group of Hadza men and women that shall be your guides and escort you during the coming adventure as you explore their homeland.
We will start with a short exploration of the camp area, walking amongst the rocks, learning about the poison that coats their arrow tips and is produced from the desert rose plants, viewing ancient rock paintings, or bathing in spring pools under the shade of rocky outcrops. As the sun sets, we will climb the rocks and enjoy a cool drink as we take in the scenery, followed by dinner served around the campfire.
You spend the night in net tents, on comfortable mattresses, warmed by thick duvets and hot water bottles. Darkness descends as you fall asleep, and stars fill the sky from horizon to horizon.
We wake up early and enjoy coffee brewed on the fire and a light breakfast. We head out into the hills on foot, escorted by our guides to visit a Hadza encampment, and go hunting, gathering, and hiking with the Hadza into the surrounded woodlands and hills. No two days are identical; the bounty of the season will dictate our activities as well as your own interest.
For a short while, we will try and see as our Hadza guides do. Depending on the season, we might go foraging with the women, dig for roots and tubers, collect berries or trap rodents, or we can range out with the men through the wildlife-rich woodland between towering Baobabs and gnarled acacias, looking for birds and wildlife to hunt. The women are equipped with digging sticks while the men are armed with longbows with poison-tipped arrows and homemade axes used to excavate honey hives. If successful while foraging or hunting, you will be offered to share their caught meal, wild honey, a small antelope, a Francolin, berries, or baobab fruit.
After a morning of learning and adventure, you bid farewell to your Hadza guides and head back to Kisima Ngeda Camp. You will return to camp on time for lunch, a good shower, and a rest.
After lunch either enjoy a well deserved rest or set out on a short exploration of the camp area, walking amongst the rocks, in the forest and village nearby and end with a stunning sundowner spot overlooking Lake Eyasi with all its glory and beauty.
Dinner and overnight at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp.
Breakfast at the lodge followed by a transfer to Lake Manyara airstrip. Board a scheduled flight to the Serengeti National Park.
On arrival met your safari guide and vehicle whom will drive with you to Esirai Mobile Camp with a game drive en-route, The camp is set amongst dotted acacia trees overlooking the vast wide open savannah plains as Africa towers over the Horizons, sunset.
full day of game drive, sundowners and a warm fire place await.
Dinner and overnight at Esirai Mobile Tented Camp.
A fresh early morning wake-up call will gently get you up with the "good morning" chirping of the birds. Tea and biscuits are served at sunrise, a healthy breakfast to follow before you head out on your morning game-drive when the temperature is cool and the day begins, its one of the best times to enjoy the wildlife as the animals are still very active.
The day will be spent exploring the Northern parts of the Serengeti by vehicle and on foot in search of the herds of the great migration and all the excitement that surrounds it with the great hope of witnesses the crossings over the Mara river!
Return to camp after an afternoon game drive, to a sundowner around the fire followed by a delicious dinner. You will be ready for a comfortable good nights sleep after an eventful day as the lights turn down with the calls of the wilderness. Overnight at Esirai Mobile Tented Camp.
On the last day of your safari, you will enjoy a game drive en route to Kogatende airstrip, taking full advantage of your time left in the park. Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha Airport.
A transfer vehicle awaits you at Arusha airport to take you for lunch and rest. After lunch you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with your international flight.
- All National Parks and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meals and accommodation in lodges/camps as per itinerary
Shared game activities in lodge/camp vehicle
- Private fly-camp and walking activities at camps and lodges as per the specified itinerary
Selection of snacks and cooled drinks in vehicle on Safari drives
Medical Evacuation while in Tanzania, valid only if combined with International Insurance
Domestic scheduled flight en route, Manyara to Serengeti to Arusha and taxes
- Complimentary pool lunch and changing facilities prior to your international flight
Entara gift package
US$96 per person per walk at Esirai Migration camp
Flights not specified
Items of a personal nature
Any service not specified