Wildlife and Adventure

The Safari Adventure packages are designed for individuals who want to stretch their endurance in the African wilderness that requires physical and mental strength within a new eco-cultural paradigm. The Adventure Safari will give the individual close exposure to nature and the entire spectrum of physiotherapy. It involves walking long distances. This special package is designed for athletically oriented people who are physically fit.

Tanzania Roadside Expeditions has various kinds of Adventure Safari itinerary packages. The generic Adventure Safari is an 8 day safari expedition that explores areas around the famous Ngorongoro Crater within an hours drive of the Southeastern Serengeti along the Western side of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Activities include a biking along corn plantations, schools, health centers, and a brewery. You will be walking up to the rim of the 2 ancient craters in this volcanic area Olmoti Crater and Empakai Crater and descend down into the them to view the gorgeous flowers growing along the inner walls of the crater en route to the crater floor with its unique eco-culture of mammals and masses of pink flamingos that occupy it. A Maasai guide and a cook will join you after you make your ascent out of the crater who will have with him donkeys to carry your luggage as you commence a two night walking safari adventure towards Lake Natron. Arriving at the alkaline waters of Lake Natron where millions of flamingos breed, you hike deep inside caverns in the Great Rift Valley to a fresh and cool waterfall for a swim. You can include to this adventure trekking up Oldonyo Lengai, Maasai holy mountain, an the active volcanic mountain.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be met by a Tanzania Roadside Expeditions representative who will brief and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. Accommodation booked on half board basis with dinner and breakfast

Accommodation: Meru View Lodge

Day 2

After breakfast, your Tanzania Roadside Expeditions guide will drive you to Manyara National Park which will take about 1.5 hours. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit a Maasai Market. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. More than 400 species have been recorded. Even a first time visitor to Africa can expect to see 100 species on their first day. This includes thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration and other water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks. If you are lucky, you will have opportunity to see tree climbing lions. In the late afternoon after game viewing ,you will meet your Tanzania Roadside Expeditions biking guide who will organize a biking trip for you. As you ride you will pass by corn plantations, schools, health centers, and a brick factories. You will be stopping regularly to learn something new about your new environment.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 3

After breakfast you will be driven to Ngorongoro Conservation area and then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for full day of game viewing inside the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the greatest natural spectacles on earth. Its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fails to enthrall visitors. The crater is just a small part of the Ngorongoro Conservation area which offers a whole range of attractions for adventurous travelers. Ngorongoro Crater is a place where a balance has been established between people and nature in a way that does not occur other areas of Africa.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House

Days 4 – 6

After breakfast, we will drive with the cook to Olmoti Crater and Empakai Crater where you will meet your Maasai guide whole will have donkeys to carry your luggage as you get ready to start a two night walking safari adventure towards Lake Natron. Your first day of activities will be walking up to the rims of Olmoti Crater and Empakai Crater and descending into them.You will be camping for all two nights in the area of Natron because there no are no lodging accommodations.

Day 7

When you arrive at Lake Natron’s huge flamingo breeding ground, you will meet your driver / guide who will transfer you to the hotel/lodge for lunch. You may rest for the whole day and wait your transfer to Arusha the next day or you may decide you have the stamina for an additional adventure hiking into the waterfalls near Lake Natron and swim. Alternatively, you may decide you would prefer to trek Oldonyo Lengai ( Maasai holy mountain), an the active volcanic mountain. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Natron Tented Lodge

Day 8

After breakfast, you will have a half day tour drive to Arusha for day use room and early dinner prior to your transfer to the airports to fly back home.

Half day use room accommodation: Meru View Lodge

Included

Full board bases accommodations at the lodges during your safari. Private transport (with no mile / kilometer restriction) in a 4×4 vehicle with roof hatches will be provided along with VHF radio, a GSM contact with our base in Arusha , an English speaking driver/guide, park entry fees, biking fee, crater fee, waterfall tour and flaming tour in Lake Natron and the mineral water.

Note

We do not have control over government taxes (park fees and airport taxes). We will try our best to keep the accommodation as mentioned but in case of over booking, we will provide a different accommodation of the same quality.

Not included

Oldonyo Lengai hiking fee,Tips, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport taxes, visas and international airline ticket.