A journey into the Serengeti wilderness – Following the Wildebeest herds – crossing the Mara river
Sima Safari is happy to host you in Tanzania and present the natural treasures of the African wilderness.
9 Days of Safari, in the most important and thrilling national parks in northern Tanzania. We’ll start in the famous Serengeti reserve, where we will spend 4 days. We’ll drive north towards the Mara River, where we will watch the herds crossing back from Kenya to Tanzania. In all of those days, we will look obviously for the big Cats. In day 6 we will visit one of the most unique places in the world – Ngorongoro crater.
Day 7 will be dedicated to a visit with the authentic tribes – The Hadzebe indigenous people. In the afternoon there will be an option to visit Lake Manyara reserve. day 8 – A visit to Tarangiri NP – The kingdom of the Elephants. The trip will take place in an 8 seater jeep, with no more than 4 participants in it.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to The Forest Hill for dinner and overnight
Sima Safari guides will wait for you there. After a short introduction, we’ll lead you straight to Arusha national park and we’ll start the game drive. Afterwards we’ll have dinner and discuss what is expecting us in the next few days, and how we will capture the best shots.
The Forest hill lodge
Safari or game drive in the professional term is a slow speed drive inside the national park, searching for Wildlife. The Serengeti is the most famous reserve in all of Africa. We will spend time in the reserve looking for the great Wildebeest herds, which are migrating in circles across the plains during the year. The migration is usually permanent in its locations according to the seasons. The herds follow the rains and graze where ever there is grass to feed. We’ll also search for the big cats like Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs. As well as other Wildlife such as Hyenas, Elephants, Buffalo and a lot more…
The second day will start on a ride of 1.5 hours towards the gate of the park. From there we’ll head to central Serengeti, photographing the animals.
Accommodation: Boabob luxury Central Migration Camp
This day will start with a 3 hours drive towards the north part of Serengeti. Game drive following the big cats. We will have a warm meal for lunch. At the afternoon we’ll arrive at the Mara River, searching for the Wildebeest and Zebra herds. A wonderful day in the savhanna.
Accomodation: Boabob luxury Mara Migration Camp
A full day in the Mara River, following the herds. We will see enormous amount of Wildebeeste as well as Zebras crossing the river.
Accommodation – Boabob luxury Mara Migration Camp
We’ll spend one more morning at the river and then will start heading south towards central Serengeti. We’ll drive slowly looking for interesting situations to photograph.
Accommodation – Boabob luxury Central Migration Camp
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most important attractions of our journey. The crater was created millions of years ago by a huge volcanic eruption, left behind by a huge crater whose walls tower up to 600 meters. The crater is the densest place in the world of African animals per square meter, and even the only place where all the “Big Five” can be seen at once: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and Leopards. (You need luck for that!)
At the end of the safari day, we will ascend back from the crater rim and leave the Ngorongoro area to see the sunset, having a couple of bottles of wine at
LAKE EYASI LODGE
Early morning with the Hadzbe tribe, the Hunters – Gatherers people. We will join them as they going to catch their food for the day – Snakes, rats and pigeons usually. Afterwards, we’ll see how they live their lives, with no shelter, literally between the bushes. The Hadzbe are very welcoming people, they like to smoke cannabis and they are happy with their traditional way of living. This visit will allow us to go back in time and have a unique glimpse of how humans survived on earth, ages ago. A great opportunity for stunning pictures.
After the visit to the Hadzbe tribe, we will continue to visit the Datuga tribe, iron engravings and blacksmiths. The arrows for the Hadzbe tribe are produced in return For meat. We’ll watch the production of arrows and the life of this special tribe.
In accordance with our wishes after lunch, you will be given the opportunity to enter nearby Lake Manyara and spend the afternoon there until sunset. Entry to the reserve is $ 55
From there a short drive to the outskirts of the Tarangire reserve
We will wake up early to get to the reserve with first light. Tarangire is known to be as the kingdom of the elephants. The park also contains all the rest of the animals, as well as 420 different kinds of birds. The huge Baobab trees are also a main character of the reserve, making the gentle giants small compare to them. At the afternoon we’ll leave the park and head back to Kilimanjaro international airport for our flight back home.
The price includes:
- 8 days safari car + certified, high-level guide and driver,
- All transfers (airport, hotels)
7 nights in quality hotels along with the safari
- Mineral water for all safaris
Full board accommodation and meals
Entrance fee for all the national parks and the tribe visits
Maps and Swahili English dictionary
- Wifi for the Safari jeep
- Professional photography guide
- Price does not include:
Drinks other than water in safari
Tips for driver and hotel guides (Safari driver is acceptable for not less than $ 30 per day per vehicle)
$ 50 visa
- International flights(Destination is Kilimanjaro airport)