This active walking wildlife safari has it all, from guided walking safari, Tanzania big game and plains wildlife, to fly camping under a Serengeti night sky. This safari will have you out amongst the plains games wildlife with a professional walking guide who will not only reveal Tanzania’s rich wildlife, but also bring the macro world of tracks and markings alive with each excursion made on foot. Each guided walk offers something completely different both in regards to wildlife encounters and the mind blowing scenery.
You will be accommodated for 3 nights at Ahadi Lodge, 1 night at Isoitok Camp Manyara, 2 nights at Kisura Serengeti Camp, 2 nights at Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp, and 1 night at Rhino Lodge. Single supplement is also available at 450 USD.
Ahadi Lodge is a small friendly lodge in Arusha, located just outside of the city center, a prefect location to begin or end your safari. The neutral base colors and simple but effective furniture has been designed to fully utilize the room space in the most effective manner. Nevertheless, each room is also unique and each offers an individual and identifying color scheme, from earthy tones to rusty reds.
Isoitok Camp Manyara offers a little more than just a place to put your head after a busy day of game drives. You can fully appreciate the essence of time by relaxing and soaking in the African bush and sounds. With only eight tents in two different categories, Isoitok Camp Manyara offers a very private atmosphere and delicious home-made meals that also cater for special dietary requirements.
Rich in wildlife where you can get close to the various wildlife species more than any other place, this campsite offers the true African safari experience. Shaded by the Tortilla’s Acacia trees, this luxury tented camp is a home away from home. It's furnished in style with en-suite bathrooms and wooden decks overlooking the plains of Central Serengeti.
Overlooking the magnificent savannah plains of the Serengeti National Park, it is the absolute jewel in the crown. This intimate safari camp of just 10 luxury tents offers premium tented accommodation with first class service. Here is the perfect base for you to indulge your passion for wildlife without missing out on your home comforts.
This campsite combines a little luxury with the close-to-nature experience. This comfortable, spacious, and tastefully decorated tents give you the best views of wildlife. The most impressive feature of this camp is definitely the wildlife coming to the river to drink. Some parts of the year, this river is the only source of water for miles around, attracting thousands of animals. You can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and imposing visitors like elephants and buffaloes.
Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. With comfortable en-suite rooms, a cozy living space, friendly local staff, and generous African-inspired meals, Rhino Lodge welcomes you to Africa's most remarkable game park.
There are 24 guest rooms, all with veranda overlooking a stretch of high montane forest. Each room has its own shower, toilet, and hand basin. To keep away the cold, each room has a wood-burning stove and the hot water bottles can be filled if you want one.
On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will meet your driver and transferred to Ahadi Lodge, which is located just outside Arusha town. After that, you will enjoy dineer and stay overnight there.
After breakfast, you will drive to Arusha National Park where you head out on an easy walking safari with an armed ranger. You will walk through open plains and the lower slopes of Mount Meru to the waterfalls. You will get a different perspective of viewing wildlife from the ground level. There are also good chances of seeing black and white Colobus monkeys here. After that, you will continue with afternoon game drives before heading back to Ahadi Lodge.
You will leave Arusha after breakfast and take a slow drive to the Manyara region to your camp, which is a short distance from the Maasai community of Esilalei. You will meet your local Maasai guide who will introduce you to this village. You will get a better understanding of the natural medicines that are still used on a daily basis with a Maasai medicine walk of the surrounding area.
Then, you will continue down to a Boma (mud dwelling) for an introduction into the Maasai way of life, beliefs, and rituals. In the late afternoon / early evening, you will take a walk to the camps view point. You can enjoy a sundowner drink and some snacks while watching the sunset before heading back to the camp for a relaxing shower before dinner. You will stay overnight at Isoitok Camp Manyara.
You will experience a morning wake-up call with the bird chorus. After breakfast, you will head via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the endless plains of Serengeti. You will experience a game drive en-route to central Serengeti to explore many different areas of the park. Your driver guide will give advices on the best places to visit. You wiill stay overnight at Kisura Serengeti Camp.
You will experience a full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. You will also head over to the Rock Kopjes where you have good chances of seeing some animals of the cat families. Cheetahs and lions use this giant rock out crops as observation posts. You wiill stay overnight at Kisura Serengeti Camp.
On this day, your real walking adventure starts inside the Serengeti National Park. You will be transferred to the meeting point where you will meet your walking guides and camp staff. You will use a small light weight camp as your base for the next 2 days. The camp consists of small dome tents with foam mattresses and duvets (not sleeping bags), and a shower and toilet tent. You will spend each day walking from the camp.
You will walk at a slow pace covering a maximum of 15 kilometers per day but often much less. You will space a lot of time admiring the views across the plains or sitting, watching, and waiting at waterholes. It is not just about the large animals but getting to know the smaller ones, the vegetation, and feeling as one with nature. The evening is spent looking at the stars and enjoying a wholesome meal. This is truly a once in a life time experience.
You will continue your walking adventure in the Serengeti. You will learn about both large and small plants and animals. You will stay overnight at Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp.
After breakfast, you will experience a game drive en-route out of the Serengeti, then head back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards the Ngorongoro Crater. You will continue to the crater rim and the NCAA HQ where you will collect a ranger who will accompany you on a nature walk of the crater rim. In the late afternoon, you will head to Rhino Lodge, located just off the Ngorongoro Crater rim and enjoy your dinner and stay overnight there.
In the early morning, you will descend into the crater for game drives. There are 25,000 large mammals residing in the park. The elephants are mainly bulls, females, and stay out of the park because they boast the largest predator population in Africa. Black rhino also make their home on the grassy plains. Their numbers make up for almost half of what can still be found in East Africa, about 20 in total. You will leave the crater in the early afternoon and return to Arusha. You will stay overnight at Ahadi Lodge.
After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, you will be slowly transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be connected with your flight.
Charles did succeed to work as a freelance guide for many companies from 2003 up till 2006. His interest and hobbies outside of guiding are few as they all steer back to wildlife, but he does have an interest in travel both in Africa and abroad.
Edwin knows the Serengeti inside out, thanks to his 4 years of work there for Serengeti Baloon Safaris and also spent some very enjoyable time working in the Selous Game Reserve, before ending up at Bush 2 Beach Safaris back in 2008. He can spot wildlife as easily as he can.
John is the most senior driver in Bush 2 Beach Safaris and he is still a young man in his early 40’s. John's 25 years of driving and guiding clients throughout East Africa has brought him to an elite class of professional driver guides that shines out without effort when heading out into the national parks.
Original from Mtu wa Mbu, Simon spent his younger days growing up on the foothills of Kilimanjaro’s Machame area, coming from Wa-Chaga tribe. Passionate about wildlife and the Tanzania bush, he has been a professional driver guide for years.
With every passing season, he has guided more and more of Bush 2 Beach Safaris Tanzanian wildlife safaris with professionalism and a charisma that goes hand in hand with his character and joyful humorous mannerisms.
This safari will take place in Arusha, Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania.
You will be served with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Complimentary 1.5 liters mineral water per person will be also provided in the safari vehicle.