This is a small group, no participation safari that explores both the wildlife and cultural highlights of Tanzania, with accommodation in either a lodge or permanent tented camp. Enjoy this lodge safari as youexplore 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.
Tarangire National Park for elephant herds and baobab trees; Masai for semi–nomadic herders living a traditional lifestyle; Lake Manyara for flamingos and tree–climbing lions; Hadzabe Tribe (hunter–gatherers) & Datoga Tribe (Blacksmiths), Serengeti National Park for endless grass plains and one of the largest wildlife spectacles on earth – the wildebeest migration; Maasai Tribe, Ngorongoro Crater and chance to spot the Big 5.
|Group size||Min: 4/ Max: 12|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
Day 1 Moivaro Coffee Plantation Arusha Tanzania
Day 2&3 Rift Valley Photographic Lodge Lake Manyara
Day 4&5 Lake Eyasi Camp
Day 6–8 Kenzan Tented Camp or Kisura Serengeti Camp
Day 9 Rift Valley Photographic Lodge Lake Manyara
Day 10 Return to Arusha
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Upon arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests surrounding the town of Arusha where the remainder of your day is free to explore and acclimatize
You’ll be collected by your guide and start the safari. Our first stop is Arusha town arriving at Tarangire National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is 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. The next day, 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 fruit 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 visit the nearby centre for disabled kids and school. Late afternoon visit to the Maasai Boma for the cultural encounter of a life time, meet semi–nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire
Today takes us to Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. This shallow soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment and forms part of the park. 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 the lodge at Lake Eyasi where we enjoy activities 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. The Hadzabe have close relations with the Datoga tribe and blacksmiths have developed their trade over centuries producing arrow heads and brass trinkets for the Hadzabe – a great spot for a bit of curio shopping.
This morning takes us through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Eyasi Escarpment to Endulen (local terrain permitting) and Ndutu open area to the Serengeti National Park; enjoying a game drive within the park on our way to the lodge. On day 7 the game drive will lead us towards the central part of Serengeti National Park watching out for large herds of wildebeests pounding the grasslands, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetah prey upon the youngest and weakest members. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing throughout the year. The following day allows you to 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, over a million wildebeest migrate in search of greener pastures. There are plenty of other animal attractions from zebra, Thompson gazelle, impala, Grant’s gazelle and buffalo along with predators such as lion, leopard and hyena. Terrain varies from huge swathes of grassland, broken by isolated granite kopjes and patches of woodland
Our final wildlife spectacle will be at the Ngorongoro Crater, descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing taking in lunch at the side of the hippo pool and continue with a game drive up the crater rim.
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.edit me