8 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

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Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through Tanzania, where the untamed beauty of nature meets the rich tapestry of human cultures.

Witness the awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles and delve into the captivating traditions of this East African nation.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport Transfer to Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where our driver-guide will transfer you to Arusha City. Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate and comfortable climate. The city is close to many of Tanzania’s greatest attractions and is a major international diplomatic hub. You will be given a briefing about your upcoming safari and your overnight stay will be at the Planet Lodge - BB Basis.

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will depart at 0800hrs with your naturalist guide for Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is Tanzania's third largest national park and a sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are another interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. You may catch glimpses of lions, leopards and cheetahs. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge –FB basis.

Day 3

Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Go on an early morning hike along the Sangaiwe hills and then depart at 0800s hrs for Lake Manyara National Park, which stretches from the base of the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment to its famous soda lake. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in Africa. As you enter the gate, the park is dramatically marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees emerging from the groundwater forest, which provides a home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Further down, the forest opens up into woodland, grassland and swamps. Further down lies the soda lake itself, where over 350 species of birds, including the lively flamingo, pelican, sacred ibis, grebe and stork, can be viewed. This park is a bird watcher’s paradise! Manyara is also known for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, large variety of smaller animals, and of course: the very elusive tree-climbing lions.
Proceed to Karatu area for dinner & overnight at Marera Valley Lodge – FB basis

Day 4

Karatu area – Lake Eyasi

After breakfast, proceed to Eyasi Area, Lunch at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge. Afternoon activities with Datoga tribes who are famers Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic (closed basin) salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. Dinner & Overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge – FB basis

Day 5

Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park

Early morning hunting with Hadzabe tribe, experience how these local people gain food from hunting wild animals and learn more about their life in general
Late breakfast at the Lodge
With packed lunch proceed to Serengeti National Park, en route game drive
Dinner & Overnight at Sound of Silence Tented Camp – FB basis.

Day 6

Full day in Serengeti National Park

Your day will be spent on morning and evening game drives through the Serengeti plains. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. There is a great diversity of wildlife here, including lion, leopard, cheetah, impala, buffalo, birds and up to ten thousand elephants.
Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Sound of Silence Tented Camp – FB basis

Day 7

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area
Descend down the crater floor for game viewing
The bottom of the crater is dotted with watering-holes, shelters and almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. You will also find the ‘Big Five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and is surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. It is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world and is an amazing haven for wildlife throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water.
Picnic lunches will be served at the site on the crater floor. Afternoon drive to Karatu area for Dinner & Overnight at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge – FB basis

Day 8

Karatu – Arusha

After breakfast at the Lodge, you will be driven to Mto wa Mbu area for a cultural visit with the local women. Learn about their farming and financing groups, you will have local lunch with them and taste the local African food. After lunch, drive back to Arusha and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight

End of Services

  • Ground transport with 4x4 private tour
  • All park fees and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Meal and accommodation
  • Domestic flights as indicated on the itinerary
  • Drinking water during game drive
  • Flying doctor insurance card for emergency – (evacuation only)
  • Visas (currently US$ 50 per person – non Americans / US$ 100.00per person American & Irish citizens)
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Beverages unless stated otherwise
  • Gratuities & tips
  • Travel insurance.

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