Accommodation: Safari Lodge and Camps.
Places of Interest: Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Great Rift Valley, Lake Eyasi, Karatu Village.
Activities: Wildlife viewing, On Foot, Local Cultural, Masai Village, Balloon Safari.
Tanzania Cultural Safari, great opportunity to experience the rich cultural of African people and explore unspoiled wilderness of Tanzania. Your safari will be an exclusive journey of the life time 12 days Safari (The word “Safari” means Journey in Swahili language) allows you to see an astonishing diversity of landscape, prolific wildlife in Tanzania. Visiting all the famous National Parks within the Northern Tanzania Safari. Which include the vast open plain of Serengeti and the largest concentration of Wildlife in the world and its famous for annual Wildebeest Migration. Africa’s Eden the unique Ngorongoro Crater, the spectacular Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift valley famous for tree climbing Lion, and opportunity to visit Masai village in Lake Natron. Also well know for active Mountain Oldoinyo Lengai and breeding point for Flamingo, Lake Eyasi cultural tribes tours of rare and famous bush man Hadzabe and Tatonga tribes.
What to expect on Tanzania Cultural Safari
Private own safari guide.
All accommodation with en-suite facilities in a 3 star safari lodges and Camps.
Exclusive use of 4X4 safari vehicle no sharing with others.
3 Meals a day while of safari, breakfast, lunch or picnic lunch and dinner.
Game drive with a option or morning and afternoon game drive.
Walking safari and bushman excursions.
On foot and opportunity to meet local people and local African villages.
Extra option visit Masai Village and Serengeti Balloon Safari, farming tour.
Day 01: Arrival
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Int. Airport you will meet and greeted by your guide from Skyways Expeditions and assist you, for the 1 hour drive to your hotel in Arusha town.
Day 02: Lake Natron.
After breakfast from your hotel in Arusha we drive to Lake Natron. Beautiful journey through Mto wa Mbo and Engaruka dramatic Rift valley escarpment territory, while we drive will make a short stop on the way at Makuyuni Masai village and Mto wa Mbu village. Lake Natron is located on the north of Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and Southwest of Serengeti National Park. Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline Lakes in the world. Home to millions of tiny crustaceans, the Lake is also a haven for literally thousands of lesser Flamingo’s and it is one of the most important breeding point of Flamingo on earth. Masai tribes and active volcano Mount Oldonyo Lengai, arrived at our base camp late afternoon. At our base point Lake Natron Safari Camp, the camp offer showers, comfortable beds and a verandah with your own private view of the incredible landscape. A fully stocked bar and restaurant ensure you have a cold drink and good food at the end long days explore of Lake Natron. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 03: Lake Natron and Oldonyo lengai
Lake Natron today we visit the Mount Oldonyo Lengai which know by Masai tribe “Mountain of God” the only active Volcano in Tanzania, also we will visit Ngare Sero waterfalls and the Gorge and a choice to visit nomadic Masai village pm we drive back through Engaruka route towards Mto wa Mbu village. Lake afternoon we proceed to Lake Manyara Hotel were we will stay overnight.The lodge is located on the edge of the on the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, 4,500 feet above sea level overlooking Lake Manyara National Park, the panoramic view of Lake Manyara National Park and surroundings landscape is outstanding. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 04: To Lake Eyasi.
After breakfast we will continue our journey by road safari towards to Lake Eyasi via farming and local village of Mandera village and Karatu village proceed to cultural tour by visiting tribal group, such as Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. Our base point will be at Kisima Ngenda Camp, located on the shores of Lake Eyasi, the 6 private tented camp in a beautiful natural Palm and Acacia trees at the lake shore forest with a colossal rock as a backdrop and a natural spring nearby. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 05: Lake Eyasi.
After breakfast enjoy exploring Lake Eyasi by foot, bush walking tour Hadzabe and Datoga tribes and learning about bushman cultural and there day to day living behaviours, midday back to your lodge for lunch, followed by late afternoon exploring Lake Eyasi, Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 06: Karatu Village Tour.
After breakfast say farewell to Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, we will drive from Lake Eyasi to Karatu village, midday arrive at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for lunch, extra optional excursion afternoon choice of walking tour of organic farming, cultural tour at Karatu village for visiting local schools and nature walk. The Karatu village is situated short 90min drive from ether Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater. This is the home of the Datoga people; a Bantu race whose residence in the area pre-dates that of their arched enemies of the Masai tribe, the village is famous for farming in a traditional way. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 07: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.
Today after breakfast prepare yourself for Africa’s Eden. Twelve miles wide, the Ngorongoro Crater which is a home to rare Black Rhino and has its own Soda lake. The concentration of animals means that you are likely to see several Lion in a short period of time. You descend 2,200 feet for a thrilling day among Africa’s Big Five Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Black Rhino and Leopard. Before returning to your lodge Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge with clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, the setting is dreamy. Your unique lodge fits into the crater rim, It offers a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater floor, It is virtually visible when you are down on the crater floor on your game drive, after your 6 hours tour of Ngorongoro crater enjoy your dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 08 and 09: Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast say farewell to Ngorongoro Crater, we proceed by road to Serengeti National Park, you will spend almost 2 days. The largest National Park in Tanzania and one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The park lies in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenyan border towards to Masai Mara and extends nearly all the way to Lake Victoria in the west. The landscape of the park, with its low vegetation and vast seas of open plain, is ideal for game viewing. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migrations of Wildebeest, Zebras, and Gazelles. As these massive Herds of herbivores search for new grazing ground, they are tracked and hunted by an impressive array of carnivorous Predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Hyenas. The vast plains and woodlands are also inhabited by Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Antelope, Ostrich, Jackal, Baboon, and Dik-dik. Bird life in the Serengeti is surprisingly abundant with nearly almost 500 species of birds having been recorded in the Serengeti National Park . Your overnight stay it will be choice of 2 lodges in Serengeti National Park all depends wildlife migration, its will be Lobo Wildlife Lodge or Seronera Wildlife Lodge. Seronera Wildlife Lodge located In the centre of Serengeti National Park, built around an enormous rock in the heart of the Serengeti and Lobo Wildlife lodge located in the area of Northern Serengeti and, approximately 45 kms from the Kenyan border. Built on a magnificent hill in the large granite rock outcropsit overlooks one of the most picturesque plains of Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 10: Serengeti National Park to Lake Manyara.
After breakfast we pack up and leave our lodge with a picnic lunch the last chance to explore the plains of Serengeti en route safari, game viewing. we stop for a guided visit of Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. While on safari we also visit a traditional Masai Boma village where you will have an opportunity to meet Masai tribe. Then we continue with our safari drive to Lake Manyara National Park, en-route we will be stopping on the Ngorongoro Crater rim overlooking this ancient volcanic caldera. Than we proceed to Lake Manyara to Lake Manyara Hotel were we will spend 2 nights, the lodge is located on the edge of the on the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, 4,500 feet above sea level overlooking Lake Manyara National Park. The panoramic view of Lake Manyara National Park and surroundings landscape is outstanding. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 11: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast, we will enter Lake Manyara National Park, one of the most popular and attractive Lake Manyara National parks. For a relatively small area in size, it contains a variety of habitat and diverse animals and birds. Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing Lions and numerous migratory birds. We will enjoy game viewing within the northern part of the park. Late pm return to our base point for dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 12: After breakfast to Arusha.
After breakfast we say farewell to your Tanzania Cultural Safari transfer with picnic lunch from Lake Manyara Hotel to Arusha en-route we will stop over for last chance to buy souvenirs at Mto wa Mbu village and short visit to cultural heritage, on arrival at Arusha town you may extended your safari for few day to beach holidays at Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar Island, Mafia Island and Pemba Island. Or drop at Kilimanjaro Int Airport (JRO) for your onward journey back home. End of services. Breakfast, Picnic Lunch.