Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Arusha Tanzania
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Arusha Tanzania
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Tanzania

Tour Dates

2019
  • 2019
  • 2020
July
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
From USD 3565 pp
(Excl. local payment )
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Overview

Our Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for and visit world-famous places such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and many more. 10 Day Tour

HIGHLIGHTS
Arusha: City in northern Tanzania
Tarangire National Park: Well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees
The Maasai people: Semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle
Lake Manyara National Park: Lake Manyara is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive treeclimbing lions
The Hadzabe Tribe: They live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots
Serengeti National Park: The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing throughout the year
Ngorongoro Crater: Boasts all of the ‘Big 5’
Wildebeest migration: A herd of over a million wildebeest (gnu) migrate for the Western Corridor of The Serengeti, in search of greener pastures

*Please note all rates are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances including rate of exchange fluctuations. Park fees are subject to increase at any time without notice*

*2019 Price is per person sharing. Excluded single supplement and any additional activities not set out in the itinerary.

*2020 USD 3565.00 per person sharing. Excluded single supplement and any additional activities not set out in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ARUSHA

Upon your arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests surrounding the town of Arusha. If you arrive early enough, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, take a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the offered additional activities available.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Dinner

DAY 2: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - MANYARA

Your safari begins after breakfast this morning. Our first stop is Arusha town, for any last minute purchases before we head off on an exciting safari experience! We will be in Tarangire National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AT MANYARA

After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we embark on a walking tour to Lake Papyrus. Here clients can view this magnificent lake filled with abundant birdlife and hippos. If time allows we can do some light trekking up to the waterfall. From here you will view the lake on top of the Rift valley wall; then onto the banana plantation and rice field, ending off the tour with a local village visit. Late afternoon we enjoy a visit to the Maasai Boma for the cultural encounter of a life time. The Maasai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire. On completion we return to the lodge for dinner & overnight.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – LAKE EYASI

After coffee and breakfast, we head towards Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. This spectacular national park is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree-climbing lions. After lunch and a short afternoon game drive, we head towards our lodge at Lake Eyasi.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: LAKE EYASI

Today’s activities are interacting with local Bushmen & Blacksmiths communities. The Hadzabe Tribe, live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will obtain an in-depth look at how they continue to survive and adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face in continuing their nomadic existence. The Hadzabe have close relations with the Datoga tribe, blacksmiths who have developed their trade over centuries and still practice it very much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by the maker himself.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: LAKE EYASI - SERENGETI

This morning, we head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area via the Eyasi escarpment to Endulen (local terrain permitting), Ndutu open area towards the Serengeti National Park, with picnic lunch provided; we embark on a game drive within the park on our way to the lodge.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Today our game drive will lead us towards the central part of Serengeti National Park. We look for large herds of wildebeests pounding the grasslands, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs prey upon the youngest and weakest members of the herds. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing throughout the year.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration and large predator population. From February to May, a herd of over a million wildebeest (gnu) migrate for the Western Corridor of the park, in search of greener pastures. The Serengeti’s other animal attractions include lion, leopard, zebra, Thompson gazelle, impala, Grant’s gazelle and buffalo. Most of the park is open swathes of grassland, broken by isolated granite kopjes (hills) and patches of acacias woodlands.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO – LAKE MANYARA

We take an early breakfast at camp and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival we go through the registration process and descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing. We will have lunch at the Lerai picnic site at the side of the hippo pool and continue with a game drive up the crater rim.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10: ARUSHA

After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterwards we head to Arusha where the tour will end. We hope to welcome you again on one of our African adventures!

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast

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