Experience the cultural tours safari in Tanzania is unforgettable experience with … to experience authentic, indigenous cultures by combining nature, scenery, folklore, rituals, art & crafts, ceremonies, dances and local hospitality of Tanzania to give a unique perspective into the daily lives of the local people, simultaneously allowing them to experience the wildlife safari and climb mountain Kilimanjaro
Day 1: Kilimanjaro international airport – Arusha
Arrival into Kilimanjaro airport, receive a warm welcome from our safari driver, they will assist you with your luggage and you will be on your way to your Mvuli Hotel for a restful evening full board included.
DAY 2: EXPERIENCE WITH IMPACT MAASAI CULTRAL
After breakfast you will be pickup with our safari driver to Monduli Juu the Monduli Hills is about 50km west of Arusha. Monduli Juu is a group of 4 traditional Maasai Villages, Emairete, Enguiki, Eluwai and Mfereji. Emairete is set alongside a volcanic crater and is an area held sacred by the Maasai. On arrival you will have time to explore traditional Maasai homestead, woman working on their traditional beadwork at the nearby Naramatu bead factory, and a traditional healer. Even today traditional medicine is used extensively in Tanzania, and Maasai herbal preparations are on sale in many markets. With forewarning you can eat a traditional Maasai meal and stay overnight at the campsite, before climbing Monduli Peak the next day with an armed ranger. The track passes through montane forest that supports monkeys, a variety of antelope, many exotic birds such as Barbets & Finches and butterflies and it is also possible to meet elephant & buffalo. Overnight at campsite
Day 3: Monduli village – Tarangire National Park
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and you will travel to the Tarangire National Park. This park with its huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps is home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals gather at the river and you should be able to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. Furthermore the park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen every once in a while but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to your accommodation at the campsite / lodge, where you will spend the night. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn https://www.eileenstrees.com/
Day 4–5: Serengeti Plains
Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 km
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight at Domel Wilderness Camps https://domelwildernesscamps.com/
Day 6 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 km
After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois
and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight ngorongoro rhino lodge http://rhino.co.tz/
Day 7– Ngorongoro crater – Arusha
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari and start trekking tour to mountain Kilimanjaro next day.
Day 8: Marangu Gate (1860m) to Mandara Hut (2700m)
After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in arusha and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior.
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi
Approx. time taken: 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 9: Mandara Hut (2700m) to Horombo Hut (3700m) then back to Arusha / moshi town for overnight
The day begins with an early breakfast. Shortly after you have left Mandara Hut, you will reach the timberline and then enter the heath and moor zone. Approximately 4 – 6 hours later, the Horombo Hut will come into sight, standing at an altitude of 3700m. From the hut, you will have fantastic views overlooking Mawenzi, Kibo and the wide plain of the Masai steppe.
Distance covered: 12.5km / 7.8mi
Approx. time taken: 9 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included
Accommodation at: Lindrin lodge
Day 10: Depart Tanzania
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
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- MOUNTAIN INCLUDED – meet and greets at airport
-All land transfers
-3 meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
– Two nights at moshi breakfast and Dinner included
-All park entrance fees and government levies
-English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
-Porters- a maximum of 3 per client
-Rescue fees-Government tax
- Park fees (for non-residents),
- Professional driver/guide,4×4 vehicles for game drive,
- VAT, hotel/airport roundtrips,
- Full board accommodation
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers,
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
-, Visa and Travel Insurance
– Tips to mountain crew (highly recommended)
20$ per day for safari driver / or mountain guide / potter per day 8$