Below are some highlighted extra nights which can be added into any safari itinerary.
Serengeti - (1 extra night)
Spend an extra night in the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year, this extra night can sometimes be the difference as to whether you can travel far enough to find the migration.
Tarangire National Park - (1 or 2 nights)
Add another park into your itinerary. Tarangire is famous for tree climbing pythons or the rare and peculiar long necked gerenuk. With herds of up to 300 elephant, the migratory wilderbeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. The best time for visiting this park is July - January. During these months, we will often recommend including this park instead of Lake Manyara National Park.
Lake Natron - (2 nights)
Travelling through the rift valley, experience amazing views of Lake Natron, famous for millions of flamingo's and amazing sunrise/sunsets. Here you can spend a full day hiking or for those a little more adventurous, attempt climbing the Oldonyo-Lengai volcano at night. This volcano is active and an amazing experience. As a part of this extension you will see the true maasai way of life and you can visit a local untouched village (small extra cost).
Other options can include :
- Visiting a Maasai village (only takes an extra 1 or 2 hours within current itinerary) or take the overnight option.
- Visiting Lake Eyasi which is famous for visiting the Hadzabe ethnic tribe (also known as the Bushmen people). This tribe are most well known for their language which is a combination of clicks, rather than words. They live off the land and have an amazing informative talk to share with you about their way of life. Due to the location of this tribe an extra 1 night is required.
- Visiting Olduvai Gorge which takes 1 hour from your current itinerary. This gorge is regarded as one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. This area is very fascinating if you have interest in geology and palaeontology.