SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE EYASI AND NGORONGORO CRATER Tanzania safari that has recently been included in our list of tours but no less interesting and exciting than others. After the Tarangire you will find a whole day dedicated to the study of local tribes of Tanzania. It concerns the tribes Hadzabe and Datooga who still live in the wildest conditions, they are engaged in hunting and gathering, do not recognize the benefits of civilization and the word “fashion” is not something that they are familiar with. After the ethnic review you will visit the Ngorongoro Crater that had been formed many centuries ago, famous for its own ecosystem and included in the UNESCO heritage.
Day 00: Arrival
The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Hotsun Safaris and transferred to a hotel in Arusha. Note: The hotel cost only includes breakfast. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
In the morning after breakfast (around 7:30 AM) your safari guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver you will travel to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 AM you will already be on your first safari! In this park you have the chance to see lots of wild Tanzanian animals (lions, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, etc.), but above all else it is famous for its astonishing number of elephants, who typically tend to stay close to their drinking source, the Tarangire River. You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you're looking for! The Hotsun Safaris team, has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species. At lunch time you will be provided a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel. Additional notes: This is your first day on safari, so we ask that you please pay special attention to the national parks visitor rules and our company recommendations. During the safari it is strictly prohibited to exit the vehicle, except for in specially designated areas. Violations of this rule may be accompanied by large fines for the company, including the revocation of its license. Off road driving is also prohibited, as such behavior may cause irreparable damage to the fragile balance of the natural ecosystem. During the safari you are allowed to smoke, but be extremely careful about how you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts, as they are a frequent cause of fires in the savanna. In addition, we sincerely request that you not put your feet on the safari car's seats, nor sit on the back of them, because this type of behavior quickly makes the cars unusable.
Day 2: Lake Eyasi
Early wake up time, breakfast and travel to Lake Eyasi with a visit of Hadzabe (Bushman) village, where you can watch their daily life and participate in real hunt with them. In the afternoon you will have a break and driver will give you lunch-boxes. After this stop the safari will continue, and by evening you will be transferred to a hotel located on the edge of the Ngorongoro volcanic crater.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater. Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania's national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining. By lunch time you will arrive at the lake side, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred back to the hotel in Arusha.