7 Day Cultural & wildlife safari in Tanzania
Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are also some of the destinations to be visited on this tour but also enjoy wildlife viewing in these famous national parks. There will also be inclusion of the cultural discovery days where you can find out about the way of life of the Masai as well as the Iraqw people living here. Many guests drive between these places leaving only the clouds of dust and also get off the main road and get into the farms as well as the villages, you will also get an opportunity to walk through the bush as you visit the homes and schools and also spend some time with the locals and gain some insights into their way of life.
On this tour, the accommodation is mixed of the comfortable local lodges as well as the bush camp in the central park of Serengeti. The luxury lodges can be arranged for the private group departures if needed. In case you are to camp for two nights, you will not have to engage in the camp chores; we shall buy produce locally and also ensure the good standards of hygiene since all the food is prepared by the cook. There is always a range of traditional foods and we can also cater for the special dietary requirements and there are no extra food kitty payments. All the requirements needed will be carried from within the vehicle, and you only require to carry a day pack with the personal gears.
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Arrival in Arusha and then drive for over 90 minutes to the small settlement of the Longido of the Masai lands and the life experience. With the local guides, you will visit the traditional huts, spot the animals and variety of birds as you enjoy your walking safari, you will also find out about the medicinal uses of the savannah plants and learn from an elder about the history and culture of these people. You will also have an optional visit to the women’s jewelry project for you to buy some souvenirs.
Overnight at Tembo Lodge
Day 2: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park
Transfer to Lake Manyara with in the Great Rift Valley for the game drive. The park is famous for the tree climbing lions, hippos, elephants, birds with in the forests and the flamingos on the soda lake. In the afternoon, you will climb up the crater highlands to the Endoro lodge on the edges of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day 3: Visit the center of Karatu for a walking tour
Have a short drive to the nearby center of Karatu as well as the walking safari through the farms and the villages on the rift valley escarpments. You will get chance to discover the farming, cattle husbandry as well as irrigation ways, you will also visit the houses as well as the local cuisine of the Iraqw tribe. You will as well enjoy the traditional wood fired brick making, the local musicians as well as the life style of the people who live around here. You will as well visit the nearby market or relax in the afternoon at Endoro Lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti national park
Transfer to Serengeti National Park, have lunch as you travel to the Olduvai Gorge and then view the archaeological sites where the human tools as well as the fossils were found. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the rolling grasslands. You will cross the riverine valleys of Serengeti which is famous for millions of large mammals in Africa, which makes it the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. You will have an overnight inside the park with modern facilities.
Day 5: Game drive viewing
Enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti, the best time for the annual wildebeest migration is from December to June and also there is other sights of animals throughout the year. Overnight at the central Serengeti Campsite.
Day 6: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Have a morning game drive in the Serengeti National park and then after back cross the grasslands and then proceed to Ngorongoro Crater. In the night, we stay in Rhino Lodge that is owned by the Masai and it’s located in the crater forest, it’s also common for the zebras, buffalos as well as the elephants that graze outside the lodge.
Day 7: Departure
The Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano and it has got lots of game. Early in the morning, descend into the crater for the beautiful scenery as well as game viewing and it has been described as the eighth wonder of world. After return to Arusha for the mid to late afternoon departure.
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