8 Days Tanzania Safari and Cultural Tour

8 Days Tanzania Safari and Cultural Tour – more than enough time to explore the highlights of Tanzania’s Northern Circuit. Our journey brings you to the most beautiful sites our nation has to offer, while also exposing you to Tanzania’s rich ‘human culture.’ Our first stop from Arusha will be the vast, diversified Tarangire National Park, followed by a visit to the stunning natural marvel of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with its spectacular crater. From there, we go to the boundless plains of the spectacular Serengeti, where we are fortunate to have more time to explore this wonderful park, before continuing to Lake Eyasi, where you will meet some of our unique, colorful tribes and marvel at their interesting lifestyles. Finally, before delivering you securely to the airport, we will conclude our journey with an exhilarating, memorable walking safari in the magnificent environs of Lake Manyara National Park.

INCLUDES
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above-mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Extended Toyota Land Cruiser Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
  • All entrance Park fees
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • All meals while on safari.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Arusha.
  • Government taxes, VAT, and service charges relating to accommodation included meals
EXCLUDES
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel Insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1; Arusha City/Tarangire National Park

Your 8 Days Tanzania Safari and Cultural Tour starts after the breakfast. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner

ACCOMMODATION: Lodge.

Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, Our driver will pick you up and depart to the Lake Manyara national park for a game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION : lodge

Day 3 Lake Eyasi

Today it’s time to interact with the Bushmen, the Hadzabe Tribe, who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will get in depth look at how they continue to survive and how they adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face to continue this nomadic existance. The Datoga tribe are blacksmiths, a trade developed over centuries and still practiced in vary much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by maker himself. Late afternoon transfer to  Lake Eyasi safari lodge.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 4. Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. 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 at Ngorongoro rhino lodge/ Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 5 and 6  Ngorongoro crater – Serengeti National Park

Early morning break fast and after depart to Serengeti National Park. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Do game drive in Serengeti and overnight at Matawi Serengeti/Serena Lodge
MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 7 Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron

After an early breakfast, do a morning game drive then after do a game en route towards north Serengeti. Check out of the park at Klein’s gate then transfer to Lake Natron for an early dinner and over night. Go for an evening lake Natron walk for sunset if time permits. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron tented camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 8 Lake Natron – Arusha

Night ascent & dawn summit bid, Oldoinyo Lengai (seismic conditions permitting). Optional waterfall hike and swim( Depending on what time your flight is leaving). After transfer to Arusha for airport drop off or overnight.( ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

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