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14 Day Northern Adventure - The classic wild walk in the park

If you like good things, great service, amazing experiences with that “Classic Wild African Flair” then we encourage you to read on. Like a well blended wine this safari brings forth the classic of all classics. Wake in the lushness of River Trees lodge on the outskirts of Arusha town – a short time later you will be magically transported through the dramatic changing landscape of the Maasai steppe to the diverse eco-system of Tarangire National Park, “The elephant playground of the north”. The word “Classic” now captures the imagination and flair of beautifully located tented safari camps and “fly camping” at the foot of the Great Rift Valley – sip coffee or enjoy that favorite chilled cocktail with only a shallow river separating man and beast. This is only the beginning of the greatest combined walking/vehicle supported safari classic – take in the central game filled plains of Serengeti at a tented safari camp before a short move and a few nights of fly camping again in the heart of Serengeti. Head out daily underfoot; to take a “Wild walk in the park” with professional walking guides bringing that different perspective of viewing wildlife from ground level.  The extremes of Lake Natron scenic beauty need to be experienced to understand the enormity of the land that civilization simply forgot about. Spend time amongst the nomadic brightly dressed Maasai tribe’s men and women to understand the true story, beliefs and traditions of the Maasai people. The Great Rift valley  and Lake Manyara a picture postcard ending to the safari adventure of a life time.


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Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be collected and transfer to River Trees Lodges located just outside Arusha town.

O/n River Trees (D)

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Depart from Arusha in the morning and begin the drive through a changing landscape to Tarangire National Park for game drives of the ‘Elephant Playground’. Enjoy game drives inside this amazing park with packed lunches.

O/n Ang’ata Tarangire (B, L, D)

Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara

Dawn game drives of Tarangire National Park - then leave the park with a game drive en-route and head the short distance to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a beautiful game drive through this diverse park with your packed lunch.

O/n Wayo Manyara Green Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

You have a full day to explore Lake Manyara National Park. If you are lucky you may see the famous tree climbing lions. You can either head out for the whole day with a packed lunch or spend the morning game driving and then return to camp for a leisurely hot lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive.

You might decide to book an optional activity such a wonderful Manyara Canoe safari or an exciting Manyara night game drive.

O/n Wayo Manyara Green Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Morning wake-up call with bird chorus. After breakfast you head via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the endless plains of Serengeti. Game drive en-route to central Serengeti – explore the many different areas of the park, your driver guide will advice on the best places to visit.

O/n Kisura Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Optional: Early morning head out for a Balloon flight. View the Serengeti plains from a hot air balloon followed by champagne breakfast on the landing site. A full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Head over to the Rock Kopjes where you have good chances of seeing some of the cat families. Cheetah and lion use this giant rock out crops as observation posts.

O/n Kisura Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Optional: Early morning head out for a Balloon flight. View the Serengeti plains from a hot air balloon followed by champagne breakfast on the landing site. Spend the day game driving with packed lunches and late afternoon make your way to the highlight of your Serengeti visit, Wayo walking camp to start a new adventure of seeing the Serengeti my foot. The camp consists of small dome tents with foam mattresses with duvets (not sleeping bags), a shower and toilet tent and in case of bad weather a mess tent to take your meals.

O/n Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (B,L,D)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park Walking Safari

Here your walking adventure starts inside the Serengeti park. You will spend each day walking from the camp, you will walk at a slow pace covering a maximum of 15kms 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 at one with nature. The evening are spent looking at the stars and enjoying a wholesome meal. This is truly a once in a life time experience.

O/n Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (B,L,D)

Day 9: Serengeti National Park Waking Safari

Here your walking adventure starts inside the Serengeti park. You will spend each day walking from the camp, you will walk at a slow pace covering a maximum of 15kms 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 at one with nature. The evening are spent looking at the stars and enjoying a wholesome meal. This is truly a once in a life time experience.

O/n Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (B,L,D)

Day 10: Serengeti to Lake Natron

Saying goodbye to the walking camp and its wonderful staff to head off through through the Serengeti on route to Lake Natron. This maybe along drive but it is through the Serengeti park and then into the amazing landscape of Lake Natron area.

O/n Lake Natron Camp (B, L, D)

Day 11: Lake Natron

A Full day of activities in the area with great views of to the Mountain of the Gods, Mt. Oldonyo Lengai. Plan your day together with your guide and use the camp as a base to head out from. Visit the lake shore and the waterfalls and enjoy the natural setting of the camp.

O/n Lake Natron Camp (B, L, D)

Day 12: Lake Natron to Eselalei Maasai Community

After a leisurely breakfast in camp enjoy your final hours in Lake Natron before heading to the Maasai community of Eselalei.

Late afternoon you will take a short walk to the local view point to soak up the views over Maasai land and Lake Manyara and a cool drink and light snacks.

O/n Isoitok Manyara Camp (B, L, D)

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater Day Trip

After breakfast head to the Ngorongoro conservation area for a day trip into the crater. After clearing the park gate head up to the crater rim and then descend into the crater for game drives. There are 25,000 large mammals residing in the park. The elephants are mainly bulls, females stay out of the park due to it boasting 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.

O/n Isoitok Manyara Camp (B, L, D)

Day 14: Maasai Experience and then Departure

After breakfast at the lodge, Meet with your local Maasai guide who will introduce you to his village. Get a better understanding of the natural medicines still used on a daily basis with a Maasai medicine walk of the surrounding area. Then continue down to a Boma (mud dwelling) for an introduction into the Maasai way of life, beliefs and rituals. Enjoy a hot lunch before slowly begin the drive towards Arusha where you will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight connection back home  (B, L)

Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Amount of persons:Price p.p. (usd):
2 people sharing7060.-
4 people sharing6170.-
6 people sharing5990.-
Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative. Single supplement is $ 1030
  • Included:
  • Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • Excluded:
  • Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
  • Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari
  • Visa and airport departure tax
  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary

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