9 Day Safari Tanzania

9 Day Tanzania Safari, Culture and Wildlife

Tour overview

You will explore Tanzania, Arusha, Mulala Village, Olduvai Gorege, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro crater. You will have a big five safari in Ngorongoro crater as you drive through the nature’s most and beautiful abundant park as you also come face to face with the black rhinos bull elephants as well as the lion prides. You will go to Serengeti and spend three days as you explore this famous park with the hunting of the predators, wildebeests, the endless grass plains, which will make your eyes filled with excitement. You will as well spend a day with the women of mulala village as you listen to the ancient tales plus learning about the local life and also discovering their unbeaten culture. More so, you will explore the lush land scapes of the famous lake Manyara as you get a chance to view the tree climbing lions, giant hippos, as well as other wildlife species. You will as well move in the footsteps of the bush men and get to adventure with the hunter gatherer Hadzabe tribes of Lake Eyasi. You will lastly enjoy your accommodations throughout the safari, from private cottages that overlook the parks to the opulent lodges that have got good styles.

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Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival for the safari

Day 2: Enjoy the Mulala Cultural Tour safari

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Day 4: Have a Bushmen Tour in Lake Eyasi

Day 5: Visit the wonders of Ngorongoro Crater

 Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival for the safari

Upon you arrival at the airport, you will be met by our guide and he will transfer you to your lodge (Moivaro Coffee plantation Lodge). You will relax with in the cottage as you enjoy the view of mount meru and also unwind on this lodge private verandah. The lodge is located outside the town of Arusha and it has got its own gardens and provides a gentle introduction of the natural beauty of Tanzania.

Overnight at Moivaro Coffee plantation Lodge-BB

Day 2: Enjoy the Mulala Cultural Tour safari

This is found on the slopes of Mount Meru and this village of Mulala offers beautiful insight into the traditional life with in Northern Tanzania. The tourism project is mostly coordinated by the local women who share their skills as well as stories. You will take a tour that is guided of the small subsistence farm as well as home stead and you will discover the traditional techniques of making cheese as you listen to the tales from the village and also walk to the waterfalls with the locals. As you share the culture, the wameru people of this village usually use tourism as a tool for development. After the tour, you will spend the night at Moivaro Coffee plantation Lodge

Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Coffee plantation Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Lake Manyara National Park is also a perfect stop for your safari since it’s a compact national park which offers a collection of habitants. You will start in the forest which is a mystical world where each of the move can bring new wonders. There are many baboon troops that roam, swing through the trees and then skip across the trails. The old males also sit and ponder while the babies keep on testing their boundaries as the eagles soar over the head. The impalas as well as the eland lurk found in the trees and these are the first of the antelopes you will see first in the forest. There are also many flood plains that dominate the horizon and the lush grass is covered in the silent giraffe as well as the ponderous elephants.

The acacia trees here dominate the land and they hide many surprising residents. These include; the eye blink, tails twitch, manes glow as well as the tree climbing lions that sit on the broad branches of the trees. These sleep with one eye and they are so opportunistic as they fill this animal kingdom. There are over 300 bird species that are found around the shallows and also sing their inimitable tunes while the flamingos stay in the water. There are also the hippos that wide across the escarpments and these are also great hulks of the flesh posturing and can be spotted in the lake. After adventuring all the park corners, you will get an aerial view of the lake from the verandah of your lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge-FB

Day 4: Have a Bushmen Tour in Lake Eyasi

These are the indigenous tribes that are slowly disappearing across the African continent. There are very few of these tribes remaining in Tanzania. The Hadzabe bush men also like around Lake Eyasi, and these have continued the practices of compel and enthrall. These take their arrows and bows into the forest as they side step through the trees and tracking the animals with their skills. These traditional hunter gatherers have always known how to bring home a meal for the village. You will have to spend the day with the local Bushmen as you get to experience their way of life in the remote areas of Africa. This is a place where fire is still lit by rubbing sticks. You will also enjoy the beautiful land scape, on internet interactions, no noise and no traffic jam and here, you will get to reveal ancient Africa.

Dinner and overnight at Kirurumo Tented Lodge-FB

Day 5: Visit the wonders of Ngorongoro Crater

This crater is never quiet and you will slowly descend into the inactive volcano, which is the steep track that will take you down 2000 feet and into a surreal animal world. The elephants and zebras make the journey safe as they head down the slopes and also keep a watchful eye for the lions. Some lion prides rest along the trail. However, as you stop to admire, the lionesses will take interest in the safari truck. You don’t need to worry and they are not looking for a meal, they are just resting in the shades of the truck and however, be warned since it’s wise to keep your hands inside when the lioness is two meters away. The big cats also roam throughout the Ngorongoro and the land is able to sustain the huge numbers of zebras, gazelles, wildebeest, and the warthogs.

The Ngorongoro secret lies in its rich fertile soil. The grass here always grows and trees always rise as well as the savannah provides for an immense concentration of the four hoofed inhabitants. Just from the crater floor, you can make out an outline of all the crater walls. It is not a big place and the eyes will take in uncountable variety of big game and the crater provides the big five in a day. The animal species found here include; Buffalos, elephants, leopard and many more.

The vehicle will take you through the diverse habitants as you explore the many corners of the park. The park has got grassland, forests, iconic savannah, flamingo tinged lakes, and the boggy swamps that are filled with the hippos. Out of the trees, you will watch the plated black Rhinos that wander past the safari truck. Their horns protrude and indicates power and its eyes hint at the elegance as well as the largely peaceful nature of the endangered mammals. All the safari sights here are so memorable, however seeing a black Rhino is the tale that will linger on for many days.

There are also smaller and less known sights that stay in Ngorongoro. The hyenas are everywhere, moving as they look for the meals. The waterbucks here feed silently with in forest and the servals reveal the beautiful spotted coats and the many eland as they jokey move with power within the herd.

Immediately, after a full day on the crater floor, you will then move to the highest point of the crater rim to the accommodation. You will then be taken back to the lodge

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 6-8: you will explore Serengeti National Park

You will plan to see hundreds of wildebeest that occupy a grass plain; as you view close shots of lion prides that wish to take down the zebras. You will view the elephants moving across the immense open land scapes. At times, this park feels fictional and you will start feeling like these places don’t exist anymore on earth. For the three days you are to spend here, you will view the endless plains and make out the resident herds, the yellow grass that is filled with the zebras and wildebeest. You will find over 2 million mammals that move around the Serengeti during the annual migration of the wildebeests.

You will view many predators, big cats, lions, as well as leopards. Game viewing is also easy on these tracks of the plains since the big mammals don’t have many places to hide. There are many elephants, giraffes that graze without any protection. You will view beautiful views at the lodge where you will spend an overnight. Before you enter Serengeti on day six, you will have a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge, which is a place that holds the secret to human evolution. Over the many years, this gorge had the Homo Habilis and the Homo erectus living in the gorge. These fossilized remains have got an eerie feel, you will stand over the valley and you will enjoy this gorge.

You will stop over for lunch and view the sights of a hippo filled swamp. You will get chance to explore the Kopjes, rocky out crops that harbor the lion prides especially in the afternoon. These are the common places where you can find the lions, cheetah, Buffalos dik dik, antelopes, 500 bird species, giant Marabou, and the flocks of vultures.

The sights here are thick and fast and you will get chance to enjoy the abundant wildlife. You will relax here and also absorb the entire atmosphere as you allow nature to slowly paint a beautiful picture. You will feel the natural world in its raw and untouched state.

Day 9: Departure

Have breakfast at the lodge and after you will be transferred to Arusha or at the airport for your departure back home.


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