The overview

The safari described in this article is a fantastic opportunity to view some of Tanzania’s incredible wildlife in a short length of time, making it ideal for those on a strict schedule or looking for a weekend getaway. A safari trip to Tarangire National Park, where there are the most elephants in Tanzania, will introduce you to the country’s birdlife and tree-climbing lions. This park is one of the Tanzania parks with a high animal density that offers fantastic opportunities to witness a variety of wildlife, including the big five animals and a wide range of birds. A cultural encounter with the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes at Lake Eyasi will round up this three-day safari

The highlights of this Safari

  • Guided walking safari
  • Game drive
  • Spotting of Big five animals
  • Viewing of Tree climbing Lions

Traditional encounter with Hadzabe and Bushmen tribes

Brief information about the Hadzabe and Bushmen tribes

This indigenous ethnic group lives in north-central Tanzania, near Lake Eyasi in the central rift valley and the Serengeti’s surrounding plateaus. For many years, the influence of tourism and pastoralist encroachment has posed a serious danger to the continuation of their traditional way of life.

The Hadzabe tribe’s oral history is separated into four epochs, each inhabited by a different culture. The Hadza’s archaeological and genetic history reveals that they are not closely linked to any other tribe, and while their language was originally categorized with Khoisan languages due to clicks, there is little evidence that they are related.

The Hadzabes are semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers which belonged to the Khoi (Person) and San (Foragers) groups culturally and linguistically. They share cultural links with the Sandiwe, who have cultural linkages to the Khoekhoe hunter-gatherer cultures of Southern Africa. Women wear “Hangweda” made from indigenous skin, while Hadzabe males are polygamists with a patriarchal social system.

The Hadzabe tribe, descended from Tanzania’s ancestral hunter-gatherer population, they have a division of labor between foraging and hunting. While Hadzabe men typically forage alone, women are reported to forage with at least one adult male in the group. The Hadzabe women typically carry digging poles, huge skin pouches for carrying belongings such as knives, shoes, clothing, and other objects placed in the pouch around their neck, as well as a grass basket for collecting berries while foraging. Their food is primarily composed of honey, fruits, tubers, and meat. During the dry season, when men generally hunt in pairs, expecting to shoot animals with their bows and poisoned arrows, the availability of meat in their diet increases

This  3 days tarangire and lake eyasi Safari inclusions

  • Park entry Fees
  • Full accommodation
  • Daily game drives while on Safari.
  • A professional driver/ guide.

4×4 vehicle for game drives.


  • International flights.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Personal Items like Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees and others
  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Detailed Itinerary 3 days to tarangire wildlife and lake cultural safari


Day 1: Transfer to Tarangire for afternoon game drive

Pick up from the lodge early in the morning and begin a two and a half hour travel southwest to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park in Northern Tanzania is a lovely, peaceful park famed for its elephant migration, birdlife, and authentic safari experience. The majority of visitors to the region either avoid Tarangire entirely, leaving much of the park untouched.

Arrive to the lodgings in time for brunch. After lunch, relax for a while before heading on a game drive in search of unusual animals. Tarangire’s green plains are lined with majestic huge Baobabs, Africa’s largest trees and a refuge for a diverse range of wildlife. Elephants abound in this region, with some groups containing up to 300 animals. Find herds of Zebras, Giraffes, Elands, Gazelles, Buffalos, Impalas, Wildebeests, Hartebeests, and Waterbuck, as well as Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, and Cheetahs that prey on them, and over 500 bird species, including the world’s largest bird, the Yellow-collared lovebird, and the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird. Return to the lodge to recuperate for the evening and night.

All meals are included in the meal plan

Day 2: Walking safari and game drive at Tarangire national park

After breakfast, set out on a guided walking safari in Tarangire National Park to see elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, antelope, eland, impala, giraffe, and other animal footprints. Get up close and personal with animals. During this guided strolling safari in this national park, you may see over 600 different bird species, including the magnificent Yellow-collared Lovebird, one of the biggest birds in the world, and the Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird in the world. In the Park, raptors can also be seen.

After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the park and searching for the “Giants of Tarangire” — African elephants and baobab trees with the game drive. Drive in the direction of the Silale Swamp, a crucial component of the Tarangire environment. Since the swamp acts as a massive sponge during the time of rainfall and then slowly releases water during the dry season, thousands of species converge there. The park is dominated by enormous herds of hungry herbivores, which attract lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, and the critically endangered African wild dogs/painted wolves. Return to the hotel to have dinner and spend the night.

Meal plan: All meals are covered

Day 3: Drive to Lake Eyasi for cultural encounter with the Hadzabe and Bushmen tribes

Head to Lake Eyasi village for a cultural excursion with the Hadzabe and Bushmen tribes after breakfast. The Hadzabe dwell in the caves and cover their private areas with skin rather than clothing.

You will take part in their everyday activities, including hunting expeditions using local weapons like arrows and bows, as well as visits to the Hadzabe, who still melt iron and create a variety of iron objects and decorations, which they trade with the bushmen in exchange for their meet and supplies of knives and arrows. Additionally, visit local farmers to observe how they enhance crops like onions. Your safari will come to an end when you are driven back to Arusha and dropped off at your hotel or airport.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch