EXPERIENCES

An Entara safari offers a myriad of adventures designed to immerse yourself in the African wilderness. From sleeping under a star-studded sky in a tree nest or a remote fly camp to floating in a hot air balloon over the vast migrating herds and even possibly coming eye to eye with a Lion, you will return home with stories and memories that will last a lifetime.

Game Drives

A staple of the safari experience, we set out for game drives in custom-built open game viewing vehicles that offer an excellent vantage point to view and photograph wildlife and allow for some seriously close encounters.

 

Our guides have an intimate knowledge of wildlife and ecology and love sharing their passion and world. It is a world of big cats – Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, Elephant, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Warthog, Hyenas, Buffalo and Hippo, as well as an array of other fascinating creatures and a plethora of birds, insects, reptiles, flowers and trees.

 

Game drives cater for a maximum of seven guests to ensure an intimate and flexible experience. A bonus for those on the bush drives are the welcome refreshment stops along the way.

Walking Safaris

Stepping out with knowledgeable guides will immerse all your senses as you uncover the secrets of the Tanzanian wilderness on foot.

 

We offer short walks, day walks and multi-night expeditions. Short walks are directly out of camp and a wonderful introduction to interpreting the mysteries of the bush. Longer walking safaris take you into the wilderness areas of Tanzania where vehicles are not allowed. These involve a few nights of fly camping with an experienced guide by your side.

 

Two of the best places in Africa for these types of walking expeditions are Olkeri Camp in Tarangire and Olmara Camp in the Serengeti National Park.  Dedicated fly camps offering multi-night off-road expeditions operate in both camps which take pride in their guides’ intimate knowledge of their environments.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

Each flight is a different journey dictated by the wind, where the sights and sounds rise from the ground to meet you.

 

Sometimes the basket will gently brush the tips of the grass and then climb through the air until you’re high enough to see the curve of the horizon, painted gold and pink by the early sun. The pilots have years of experience in harnessing the African wind.

After an hour the basket will land on the plains of the Serengeti. But it’s not over yet … the balloonist’s tradition is to toast the flight with bubbly and so will you!

 

Then it’s off to a special Serengeti breakfast under the canopy of acacia trees, served on linen, bone china and Sheffield cutlery in true ‘Out of Africa’ style.

Fly Camping

Fly camping is an overnight experience that truly immerses adventurers in the sounds of the African savannah at night and provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate the big African skies. The campfire is the focal point of the fly camp where we eat our meals and socialise.

 

This may be a wild adventure but back-to-basics camping does not mean a lack of comfort – drift off to sleep comfortably as you are hugged by soft duvets and down pillows; and dining is generous, wholesome and served with a cold beer or a cool glass of wine.

 

This experience will take us deep into the wilderness for a night or two, during which we conduct most of our activities on foot, allowing us to be in the bush rather than merely observing it.

Birding

Tanzania is one of the best birding destinations in the world. There are about 1 150 bird species, many of which are endemic to Tanzania and East Africa. Birders will be thrilled by the many iconic species and regional specialties they can see on our birding walks.

 

Some easily seen iconic species include the Kori Bustard, Lappet-faced Vulture, Ostrich, Secretary bird, as well as a dizzying host of Hornbills, Turacos, Bee-Eaters, Mouse-Birds, Wood Hoopoes, raptors and water birds.

 

Around Entara’s camps, you can enjoy some privileged views of many of East Africa’s endemic species, such as Fischer’s and Yellow-throated Lovebirds, Grey-breasted Spurfowl, Usambiro Barbet, Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Karamoja Apalis and many more.

Bush Dining

The saying goes that everything tastes better in the open air. This is doubly true when you are in the middle of the African bush.

 

Little beats a bush dining adventure experienced with kindred spirits, delicious food, wine and endless stories shared while gathered around a heart-warming campfire.

 

Under a ceiling of stars, listening to the distant sounds of the wild, the world beyond the African wilderness becomes a very distant memory as you feed your soul with a new perspective that only Nature can provide. 

 

The Entara dining experience is made all the more special because sumptuous meals are prepared by local chefs using locally-sourced produce to serve up tastes true to each region.

Night Game Drives

Day game drives offer the best way to see Africa’s big wildlife but as the sun sets, travelers usually return to the safety of camp.

 

However, this is exactly when the bush nightlife gets active. It’s then, as darkness envelops the landscape, that predators and a host of nocturnal species get busy foraging, defending their territory, hunting and going about their lives.

 

An exciting night game drive gives the adventurer a rare glimpse into the comings and goings of these creatures that live by starlight.

 

Using red lights, we explore the parks, seeking elusive species such as Aardwolves and Aardvarks, Spring Hares, Genets, Mongooses and wide-eyes Bush-Babies. And of course, we keep our senses on alert for predators.

Cultural Experiences
Entara’s cultural experiences immerse you into the cultural fabric of the regions in which we work. 

 

You will meet the Hazda hunter-gatherers, Datoga people and the Maasai on their own terms. The Entara cultural experiences are authentic, sensitive, and respectful and give a privileged view into their real way of life in their ancestral land..

 

In Arusha you get a snapshot of Tanzania through galleries, shops, clubs, historic and traditional architecture and at the Cultural Heritage Centre for African art.

 

The Tanzanite Experience gives you insights into the history of mining, the Shanga Centre for disabled artists dazzles with glasswork, beadwork and jewellery and at the Burka Coffee Estate you can learn about coffee production from harvest to tasting.