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Safaris and Cultural Adventure

Northern circuit, Tanzania

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Tour TypeAttraction

Safaris and Cultural Adventure

  • Northern Tanzania
  • 07 Days.
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Day 1: Arrival and Arusha Transfer

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our Nature in Spirit Naturalist guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to Arusha in a safari vehicle. The journey to Arusha takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to observe the daily activities of different communities and cultures. Feel free to ask your guide to make stops if you wish to explore anything that catches your interest. Once you reach the lodge, check-in, freshen up, and take some time to relax before dinner.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will embark on a thrilling adventure to Tarangire National Park. Known for its majestic baobab trees and abundant wildlife, the park is home to diverse bird species, herbivores, and predators. Keep an eye out for the large elephant populations and witness their fascinating family interactions. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the park's scenic picnic sites and continue your search for exciting game viewing opportunities. In the evening, drive to your lodge in Makuyuni for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Mto wa Mbu Cultural Experience

Today, after a delicious breakfast, you will drive to Mto wa Mbu. On the way, you will stop at Kigongoni for a visit to a Maasai Boma, where you can learn about the daily life of the Maasai people and participate in their activities, such as milking cows or wearing traditional attire. Continuing to Mto wa Mbu, a vibrant village with over 120 tribes, you will have the opportunity to experience the diverse cultures and customs of the local people. Interact with farmers, painters, and artisans, and savor a hot local lunch to indulge in Tanzanian cuisine. You may even get a chance to taste the local banana beer. After lunch, take a walk through the banana and rice plantations, meet the locals, and observe their daily activities. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Lake Eyasi, Hadzabe, and Datoga Experience

Start your day with an early breakfast before driving to Lake Eyasi with a packed picnic lunch. Explore the lake, which is home to countless crustaceans and a popular feeding ground for flamingos. Continue your journey to meet the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, known as African Bushmen. Learn about their traditional hunting techniques and tools, and immerse yourself in their unique way of life. After spending time with the tribes, return to the lodge for lunch and a short rest. Later, embark on a breathtaking 2.5-hour nature walk in the Ngorongoro forest, visiting the elephant caves and waterfalls. Experience the untouched beauty of the forest and encounter various wildlife and bird species. After the walk, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, depart from the lodge at 7:00 am with a picnic lunch for a game drive in the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. This multiple land-use area allows you to witness both wild animals and the indigenous Maasai people coexisting harmoniously with their cattle. Enjoy splendid views of the Ngorongoro highlands as you descend into the crater, often referred to as the 8th natural wonder of the world. Spend the afternoon exploring the rich flora and fauna of the crater floor, with the opportunity to spot rare black rhinos and flamingos at Lake Magadi. Afterward, ascend from the crater and drive to Serengeti National Park, where you will arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Full Day in Serengeti

Today, immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife of Serengeti National Park. Begin with an early morning game drive to witness the park's iconic creatures. For an optional experience, you can choose to go on a balloon safari, which concludes with a champagne breakfast amidst the grasslands. After breakfast, continue your game drive and encounter the Serengeti "Kopjes," massive granite boulders that provide shelter for a variety of flora and fauna. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch before embarking on an afternoon safari through the golden grasslands. Keep an eye out for Africa's "big five" - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Drive to the Airstrip and Fly to Arusha

After a relaxing breakfast, embark on the drive to the airstrip, where you can savor the remaining moments of your wildlife safari while enjoying the beautiful landscapes. From the airstrip, you will board a flight that will take you back to Arusha. Upon arrival, have lunch and then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey.
Please note that the itinerary provided is a paraphrased version of the original to ensure clarity and coherence.

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle
  • All park fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodations before or after the safari
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program