Lake Eyasi is the home of the Hadzabe Bushmen, one of the last surviving hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. We will spend a day living among the Hadzabe, getting acquainted with their culture, and documenting their everyday rituals. We will join members of the camp as they go about their search for the day’s food.We will spend a significant time walking over these two days. Dinner and overnight stay at Bushmen Campsite.
Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the land of the Maasai, the iconic pastoralists of the East African savannah, known for their scarlet robes, their beadwork, and their legendary ceremonies. You get to immerse yourself in their world, learning about their customs, and taking portraits of the people we get to know. Meet the village elders, visit homes, and take part in a memorable cultural exchange. Dinner and overnight at the crater rim. Simba Camp.
Descend down the Ngorongoro Crater 610m – 200 square-mile caldera framed by steep green walls and teeming with some 30,000 creatures and train your lens on an astounding variety of birds and wild animals. Join your Maasaineighbors for a traditional meat-eating ritual and hike out along the ridge on a sunset shoot. Dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka village.
Discover the picturesque highlands on foot on a variety of optional photo walks and hikes with Maasai guides. Take a short walk to a nearby village school or hike up a beautiful ridge to a cattle watering hole used by the local Maasai and then on to a viewpoint where you can photograph the rolling plains of the Serengeti. Or, climb to the summit of one of the mountains in the Ngorongoro highlands. Then ascend the crater and drive to Ndutu Special Camp.
Hike to the Elewai mobile tented camp overlooking Olduvai Gorge, famous for groundbreaking discoveries of early human origins. Our path captures breathtaking views of the Serengeti and winds down out of the hills toward the camp. Spend the following day game viewing in Serengeti Plain and in Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndutu Special Camp.
Venture into the Serengeti in safari vehicles for a photo shoots in kopje country, where dramatic granite boulders poke out of the savannah. Continue to the camp in the midst of thousands of wildebeest during the annual migration; or in savannah woodlands that harbour cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, buffalo, velvet monkeys, and much more. Head out on game drives to amid the legendary creatures of the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at the heart of Serengeti. Seronera camp.
Drive back to Arusha where you will spend an overnight stay.