Welcome to Lake Eyasi


The traditional Hadzabe lend a soulful human presence to the region. Also in the area are the Iraqw (Mbulu), a people of Cushitic origin who arrived about 2000 years ago, and the Datoga, noted metalsmiths whose dress and culture is quite similar to those of the Maasai.


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$4318.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Camp or Lodge Safari 8 Days

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National ParkWe will pick up you up from your hotel in Moshi at 8:30am to head to Tarangire National Park. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox, arriving at the park late morning before enjoying a game drive for the rest of the day. After your fill of wildlife you will head to your campsite.  Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Lake Eyasi:Rise early to enjoy a morning game drive in this beautiful park.  Late morning you will leave the park to drive to Lake Eyasi (approximately 3 hour drive).  This afternoon you can meet the Datoga tribe, famous for being the ‘blacksmiths of Tanzania’. Later afternoon your guide can talk you for a walking safari around the edge of the lake.  You will have dinner prepared by your safari chef and overnight at Lake Eyasi campsite. Day 3: Track the Hadzabe bushmen – Ngorongoro Conservation Areai: Following an early breakfast at the campsite you will take a walk through the scattered bush to the Bushmen’s home. After spending the morning with the Hadzabe you will head back to the campsite for lunch before heading off to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  Arrive on the edge of the crater rim to set up camp at Simba Campsite.  Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater  - Serengeti NPAnother early start this morning to descend into the Crater floor for a game drive when the wildlife are most active.  Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater. Mid-afternoon you will ascend the crater to drive through to Serengeti National Park, setting up camp in the central Seronera region.Day 5: Central SerengetiThe Serengeti’s name means ‘endless plains’ – there is definitely plenty to explore.  The central region is well known for being a great place to spot big cats as well as plenty of other wildlife.  Enjoy a full day game drive in this region, with a lunchbox provided.  Return to camp for dinner and overnight. Day 6: Serengeti – Lake Natron Today is a long drive but heading through some wonderfully scenic and remote areas.  You will arrive at Lake Natron campsite in the late evening for dinner before heading to bed.Day 7: Lake Natron – Oldoinyo Lengai ClimbHead down to the lake to witness this site famous for flamingo breeding or head off on a hike to the waterfalls or surrounding village areas.  Rest up in the afternoon for your evening trek of the still active volcano Oldoinyo – Lengai Day 8: Lake Natron - MoshiFollowing breakfast at the camp you will commence your drive back to Arusha/Moshi (arrive late evening).

$3738 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Day Tanzanian Adventure Safari

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National ParkWe will pick up you up from your hotel in Moshi at 8:30am to head to Tarangire National Park. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox to enjoy during your game drive.  After your fill of wildlife you will head to your campsite within Tarangire National Park where your chef will have cooked up a storm for dinner. Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Lake Eyasi:Rise early to enjoy a morning game drive in this beautiful park.  Late morning you will leave the park to drive to Lake Eyasi (approximately 3 hour drive).  This afternoon you can meet the Datoga tribe, famous for being the ‘blacksmiths of Tanzania’.  You will have dinner prepared by your safari chef and overnight at Lake Eyasi campsite.Day 3: Track the Hadzabe bushmen - Serengeti:Following an early breakfast at the campsite you will take a walk through the scattered bush to the Bushmen’s home, accompanied by your guide and a local guide that is able to translate the language of the Hadzabe tribe, which the bushmen belong to..  You will arrive in the Serengeti in time for a late afternoon game drive before setting up camp in the National Park. Day 4: Full day Serengeti National ParkWith a full day in this world famous National Park.  On your game drive you will take a packed lunch-box to enjoy at a scenic spot. Following the game drive you will return to camp within the National Park for a delicious dinner prepared by your chef.  Day 5: Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro crater Wake early for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti then back to camp for brunch and to pack up your gear.  Then you’ll head off to Ngorongoro Crater, viewing wildlife on the way.  You will have dinner prepared at your campsite on the crater rim and overnight there (be prepared for the noises of zebras, maybe even elephants, walking through camp at night!)Day 6:  Crater tour- Moshi Wake up early morning for breakfast at 6am (early starts for the best wildlife viewing) and then descend into the Crater floor for a game drive.  Depending on your time of arrival you can explore the markets in the town or taste some of the red bananas it is famous for!  You will overnight at Fanaka private campsite.Day 7:  Lake Manyara NP – MoshiHead off after breakfast to explore this beautiful little park.  In September you should have a good chance of seeing the flamingos that can at times cover the entire lake and possibly even spot a tree-climbing lion.   Once you have had your fill of wildlife you will head back towards Arusha / Moshi (arrive approx. 5pm). 

$3276 Day Trips & Excursions

FROM THE AFRICAN TANZANIAN BUSH TO ZANZIBAR BEACH. LIFE CHANGING ADVENTURE.

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport Or Arusha City and transfer to the HotelPass By: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha, Arusha RegionMeet upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or any other close point, after greetings, depart driving to Arusha. After a warm welcome and checking in at Karama Lodge, you will relax on this unique place, you have the swimming pool at your disposal, residents bar or the lobby. This evening we will meet for the briefing for the Safari ahead. Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge Set on the back side of Kijenge Hill in the rush of Acacia trees. NOTE: In the evening of your first day, before enjoying Diner together, our professional Safari Guides will introduce themselves and excite you with some details of the Journey ahead. Ecopsychologist and Naturalist, Mandy Young will share her story and how your life can be transformed and inspired by the wild animals and tribal people we meet, and the dolphins we will see and swim with in Zanzibar.Meals included: • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Karama Lodge, set on the quite back side of Mount Kijenge with Swiming Pool. Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National ParkStop At: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha RegionAfter a relaxed breakfast depart driving to Lake Manyara National Park. This 130 kilometers drive will give you an opportunity to see the country side, you will stop at various curio shops and the Local market at Mto wa Mbu. Lunch will be provided at Lake Manyara Tortilis Luxury Tented Camp. After lunch we will enjoy a relaxed discussion group with Mandy before departing for an afternoon game drive into Lake Manyara National Park. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and birdlife. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyaras legendary tree- climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Sometimes you will see squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias while the diminutive Kirks dik dik forage in then shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks. In the far south of the park there are searing hot springs that steams and bubble adjacent to the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Tortilis Luxury Tented Camp.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp, set under the great crater wall, offers the most relaxing accommodation with a swiming pool.Day 3: Lake Mayara to Serengeti National ParkStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park. Stop briefly at the Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakeys family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. We will take a break in the Gorge to enjoy some time to reflect with Mandy. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Luxury Tented Camp.Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp, set in the central SerengetiDay 4: Game Drive DayStop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National ParkFull Day game drive in Serengeti National Park. All meals provided and overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Luxury Camp. Our time together with Mandy today will take place while relaxing after lunch.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp in the central SerengetiDay 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro CraterStop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region Early in the Morning we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Upon arrival you will descend 2000ft from the rim of the crater down into 'her belly' the crater in a 4wheel drive vehicle. We will spend the entire day exploring the 8,300 sq km Ngorogoro Crater. which is referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology that is unsurpassed in Africa. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Masai. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the park followed by our daily chat with Mandy. In the evening ascend to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Tortilis Luxury Tented CampDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Ngorongoro Tortilis CampDay 6: Ngorongoro to Lake EyasiStop At: Lake Eyasi, Karatu, Arusha RegionAfter breakfast, we will drive to the shores of the seasonal Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch at the Tindiga Tented lodge.Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake. After being inspired by these tribes who live successfully alongside Nature we drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Kudu Lodge. Before Diner while enjoying a sundowner we will have some time to reflect on the daywith Mandy.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Kudu Lodge, set on the highlands of Ngorongoro Crater. Has the swimming poolDay 7: Karatu/Arusha to ZanzibarStop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoAfter breakfast drive to Arusha. Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Later in a day proceed to Arusha Airport for a scheduled flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be transferred to the Stone Town. A relaxed evening on the Indian Ocean Beach will be followed by dinner and overnight at Tebo Hotel. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Tembo Hotel in Zanzibar set on the Indian OceanDay 8: Stine town and Spice TourStop At: Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoAfter breakfast you will be guided for a stone town tour, taking you through the narrow historical city. Lunch at the Hotel is followed by our daily opportunity to reflect with Mandy and integrate the sights, sounds and smells of Spice Town into something that enriches our lives. Later in the evening you will board a boat to the prison Island to see the huge land tortoise aged above 500 years, few remaining peacocks, Snorkelling is possible on this place. Later in the evening cruise back with the sunset view. Dinner and overnight at Tembo Hotel.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Tembo Hotel set on the shore of Indian Ocean in ZanzibarDay 9: Stone Town to Kizimkazi ZanzibarStop At: Kizimkazi Mosque, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoIn the morning we drive through Stone town to he south of Zanzibar. Enroute we stop briefly at Jozani Forest for a Tour to see the few remaining red colobus moneys. After the tour we have some time to reflect and chat with Mandy. We then proceed to Kizimkazi and lunch at Unguja Lodge, where we will also overnight and enjoy Diner.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoStop brieflt at this place full of few remaining red collubus monkeys found in Zanzibar.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Kizimkazi to Zanzibar AirportStop At: Zanzibar Airport Transfers, Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar ArchipelagoWe wake early and after a quick wake-up coffee and a snack we board the boat to see and swim with the dolphins. We return to the Lodge for breakfast, a final group discussion with Mandy. Sadly our time together is over as we transfer you back to Zanzibar Airport for your onward flight back home. End of our services. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$5200 Cultural & Theme Tours

12 DAYS WILDLIFE SAFARIS AND CULTURE TOUR

Day 0: Pick up  from  the Air port drive to The Charity Hotel.Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National ParkPick up from your hotel in Arusha  and drive to Arusha National Park with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at The Charity Hotel.Day 2:Arusha to TarangireAfter breakfast starting safari to Tarangire  for game drive in the park then have a  lunch and afternoon game then drive for dinner and overnight at  Sangaiwe  Lodge.Day 3:Tarangire to Lake Manyara. After breakfast we drive   to Lake Manyara Morning and afternoon game drives. with a lunch box.  You will have a picnic lunch, dinner, and overnight Octagon LodgeDay 4: Octagon to SerengetiAfter early breakfast you leave to Serengeti  with game en route. Then drive for dinner and overnight Mawe Luxury Camp Day 5:Full game drive in Serengeti After breakfast you start a day with the morning and afternoon  game  drives in Serengeti National Park  drive to the Camp for dinner and overnight at Mawe Luxury CampsDay 6:Serengeti to NgorongoroAfter breakfast, depart from Serengeti to Ngorongoro. with lunch and game  en route to Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight  Rhino LodgeDay 7: Ngorongoro to Lake EyasiAfter breakfast, drive to the crater for game drives highlights, Stop at the picnic site for lunch and after make a  game en route to lake Eyasi to visiting Bush man tribe. Arrive for dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi  LodgeDay 8:Lake Eyasi to Mto wa MmbuEarly in the morning before breakfast we leave the Camp and going to visit The Hadzabe people and is a an original hunt. Then after  lunch drive  for Dinner and  overnight at Flamingo  LodgeDay 9 Walking Safari Tour in Mto wa MmbuAfter  breakfast, drive  for a walking safari at Mto wa Mmbu village. Visit 120 Tanzanian tribes and learn how they can live together without conflict. Then drive to lake Natron for dinner and overnight at Flamingo LodgeDay 10.Mto wa Mmbu to Lake Natron After breakfast  drive with a lunch box to  Lake Natron arrive  for dinner and overnight at Lengai Safari Lodge.Day 11:Lake Natron to arushaEarly breakfast in the sunrise time you will  visit the Lake of Natron to see the Flamingos  then Drive back to Arusha for overnight at Charity HotelDay 12: Arusha to KilimanjaroAfter breakfast  drive to Kilimanjaro  Gate at Marangu, and starting the trekking to the  mount  up to Mandara Hut and have a lunch there.  then drive back to Arusha /Kilimanjaro air Port.

$1260 Multi-day & Extended Tours

TANZANIA 5DAYS BUSHMEN TRIBES SPECIAL BASIC CAMPING

Day 00 - Picked up from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport and transfered to Arusha for overnite at Stereo Hotel.Day 01 - Depart from Arusha at 8am with packed lunches to Lake Manyara National Park for full day game drive in this park famous for Tree Climbing Lions and Birdlife. Dinner and overnite at Twiga Camp (camp has swimming pool).Day 02 - Depart after breakfast at 8amwith packed lunches to Lake Eyasi. Upon your arrival you will be lead by a local guide to visit the Hadzabe tribe (bushmen) and also the Datoga tribes for the whole day. You will also get a chance of going hunting on foot with the Bushmen for small animals like squirels, Baboons etc. Dinner and overnite at Eyasi Camp.Day 03 - Depart after b/fast from Lake Eyasi at 7am with packed lunches to Serengeti national park (home to the "Big 5"). Get there by noon and proceed for afternoon game drive in Seronera area (central serengeti) till sunset. Dinner and o/nite at Seronera Camp. A visit to the Maasai Village can also be done this morning at an extra cost..!Day 04 - Early morning game drive from 6am till 11am return to the camp for brunch and later by 12pm start your drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and o/nite at Simba Camp on the crater rim (2700mts above sea level). It would be an enroute game drive this afternoon from Serengeti to arrive Ngorongoro by 5pm.Day 05 - Early b/fast and descend into the Crater at 6am with packed lunches for half day crater tour. Crater is home to the endangered Black Rhino and Pink flamingos inside Lake Magadi. Have lunch by the Ngoitoktok hippo pool and by 1pm start your drive back to Arusha for drop off in town, hotel for onwards arrangements.

$1795 Cultural & Theme Tours

TANZANIA 5 DAYS BUSHMEN TRIBES SPECIAL Lodge - Tented Camps

Day 00 - Picked up from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport and transfered to Arusha for overnite at Stereo Hotel.Day 01 - Depart from Arusha at 8am with packed lunches to Lake Manyara National Park for full day game drive in this park famous for Tree Climbing Lions and Birdlife. Dinner and overnite at Twiga Lodge (Lodge has swimming pool).Day 02 - Depart after breakfast at 8amwith packed lunches to Lake Eyasi. Upon your arrival you will be lead by a local guide to visit the Hadzabe tribe (bushmen) and also the Datoga tribes for the whole day. You will also get a chance of going hunting on foot with the Bushmen for small animals like squirels, Baboons etc. Dinner and overnite at Tindiga Tented Lodge.Day 03 - Depart after b/fast from Lake Eyasi at 7am with packed lunches to Serengeti national park (home to the "Big 5"). Get there by noon and proceed for afternoon game drive in Seronera area (central serengeti) till sunset. Dinner and o/nite at Serengeti Heritage Tented Lodge. A visit to the Maasai Village can also be done this morning at an extra cost..!Day 04 - Early morning game drive from 6am till 11am return to the camp for brunch and later by 12pm start your drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and o/nite at Rhino Lodge on the crater rim (2700mts above sea level). It would be an enroute game drive this afternoon from Serengeti to arrive Ngorongoro by 5pm.Day 05 - Early b/fast and descend into the Crater at 6am with packed lunches for half day crater tour. Crater is home to the endangered Black Rhino and Pink flamingos inside Lake Magadi. Have lunch by the Ngoitoktok hippo pool and by 1pm start your drive back to Arusha for drop off in town, hotel for onwards arrangements.

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