Tour Duration: 12 Days
Category: Safari and Cultural, Combo Tours
Max. Group Size: 20 Travelers
Departs: From Arusha
Ends at Arusha
Transport: Large Overland Vehicle / Game Viewing – Open 4×4
Attraction: Wildlife, Hot spring in Manyara, Great Migration and Big Five, Culture of Maasai
Budget Level: Budget
Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
Wildlife: Big 5, Elephant, Leopards, Lions, Rhino & More
Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc.
Extra info: Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas
The safari is the best way to view the tribes and see their ways of life and how they dance. This is the opportunity to you because you will have a chance of walking with Maasai Local guide who will lead you in different places. The Tour is well-equipped by budget safari designed to maximize your experience in the Tanzania bushes and wonderful game viewing.
Day 1: Transfer to Arusha
Meet and Greet on arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by transfer to Arusha, depending on the arrival time,* Dinner overnight at Lodge or Hotel in Arusha.
Days 2-3: Game Drive to Tarangire
After breakfast you leave Arusha with your cultural naturalist guide specialist for Tarangire National Park which is Tanzania’s third largest national park for with huge unusually population of elephant. Baobab trees are among interesting feature on this park, making the animal dwarf while feeding beneath under their shades. There is a large numbers of animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the permanent water supply in the area. There is massive diversity of wild animals including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and over six thousand Elephant. A visit to semi-nomadic tribes, bush walk for nature discovery and cultural experience. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or similar Hotel in Tarangire.
Day 4: Drive to Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara
After breakfast, this morning you drive to Ngorongoro via wheat plantations of Karatu, lying on the outside Ngorongoro Crater. Then you cross the floor of the Great Rift Valley near Lake Manyara National Park. You will then visit a local maasai market for Shopping and bargaining for carvings, curios, crafts, and local produce immerse you in a daily ritual of African life in Mto Wa Mbu or Karatu while enjoying a time out with local commutes on their daily activities. You have options including a nature walk or game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. If you are lucky you might spot the tree climbing lions, while lazily resting on the branches of an Acacia tree. other games to be spotted includes Elephant, hippo, giraffe, buffalo and many other animals. Manyara has the realy impressing bird life including flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest other species.
Day 5: Game Drive to Lake Eyasi
Early morning breakfast will be served at 5,then you will drive across the Rift Valley again to the escarpment to Lake Eyasi where you to join a walk with local Bushmen hunters and spend time participating in the morning routine of the settlement. Your specialist local guide will interpret for you and discuss local hunting techniques still used by these tribes. This dry and rugged landscape is inhabited by Africans Bushmen who live in nomadic families and groups hunting with bow and arrow and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits for their meals. Be prepared for an extraordinary cross-cultural experience as you join these nomadic Bushmen in their daily life.
Days 6-7: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater
For the maximum satisfaction on nature discovering and wildness exploring you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater to view game inside the floor of the crater. Spectacular animal life can be spotted throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. Ngorongoro is one of the most magnificent and impressive game haunts in Africa and has been designated a World Heritage Site. The resident wildlife includes black manned lion, the highly endangered black rhino, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, hippo, jackal, hyena and the wild dogs, the most important predator within the crater. The bird life is also prolific with flocks of flamingoes on the soda lake as well as many other species of water and plains to forest birdlife . On weather permitting, morning walk near the Empakai Crater on Day 7. This inspiring caldera is especially suited to hiking along the animal trails, escorted by a ranger.
Days 8-11:Game Drive Stopping en Route at the Olduvai Gorge Serengeti
In Morning drive to the vast land of Serengeti plains, stopping en route at the Olduvai Gorge where Dr Leakey family discovered remains of Australopithecus Homo habilis and Homo erectus. Serengeti is probably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. These vast, seemingly endless plains, are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The herds attract the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. The massive granite kopjes are another interesting feature of the Serengeti plains, rock islands standing in a sea of grassland. The kopjes provide shelter to a great variety of flora and fauna, from the indescribable leopards to the tiny dik dik. Exploration of the legendary of Serengeti park is mostly by vehicle where by nature walks will be done at the Ikoma region outside the park from June to November and in the Southern sector of the park from December to May.
Day 12 Safari from Serengeti to Arusha.
Today you will depart from the park by light aircraft flying over the plains of the Serengeti to Arusha. (Driving back by road options available upon request). Overnight at the one of the selected Lodge or Hotel according to your choice.