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Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Safari

Set Departure Safari – Depart EVERY Sunday Guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people!! This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks. There are EVERY Sunday departures and special offers are now available for safaris in April and May. With the Tanzania Safari & Cultural travel in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travellers per vehicle, all with window seats. Travelling for 11-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyaya, Karatu area, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire.

 

 

 

 

Day

Location

Day 1

Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi

Day 2

Moshi to Arusha  National Park to Lake Manyara

Day 3

Lake Manyara

Day 4

Karatu Cultural Experience

Day 5

Lake Eyasi

Day 6

To Serengeti

Day 7

Serengeti

Day 8

Serengeti

Day 9

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10

To Tarangire

Day 11

Transfer to airport

 

 

 

    Day 1

MOSHI   |   SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

 

 

 

A rrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your Zara Adventure driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

 

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 2

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

T his morning drive to Arusha National Park for game viewing. The park is dominated by Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, 4,565m. There is a good range of animal species represented; you can expect to see hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, and bushbucks, although more interesting sightings such as reedbucks, leopards and hyenas are much more occasional. They are also quite alkaline and therefore provide a year-round breeding area for flamingoes.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 3

LAKE MANYARA   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

T his morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 4

KARATU   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

Enjoy the day in the Karatu area, nestled between the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Karatu is a colourful bustling town and a fun place to visit to buy souvenirs. After b reakfast enjoy a hike to the Ngorongoro Forest. On this two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil.

 

During the afternoon visit the Iraqw cultural center. The areas surrounding Karatu town is Iraqw homeland and you can witness their locally developed intensive cultivation techniques. Traditionally in conflict with the Maasai, Iraqw homesteads included underground tunnels – aasimo -- in which to hide. You’ll can see these elaborate structures during a visit. During this excursion y ou can learn more about the Iraqw culture by interacting at the local markets and learn how they run their daily lives.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 5

LAKE EYASI   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

Drive to Lake Eyasi, a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long. If seeing hundreds of species of birds excites you, Lake Eyasi is a perfect destination for you to see flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, weavers, spurfowls, storks, barbets, egrets and more. The visit includes meeting the Hadzabe people and spend the day observing their ways. The Hadzabe is an indigenous tribe known as the hunter gatherer Bushmen. Visit their homesteads and learn more about their life style. Hunting in groups with bows and arrows, this tribe is able to survive with what the environment provides. The Hadzabe bushmen treat diseases with their own medicines. The Hadzabe speak a very unique click language. Apart from this cultural activity the area offers superb hiking, bird watching and beautifull scenery.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 6

SERENGETI   |   WILDCAMP

 

H ead out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities.   O r visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth.   Enjoy a game drive enroute to your camp.

 

Overnight at one of our Wild Camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

* Ikoma Wildcamp  or Serengeti Wildcamp   or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp  

 

 

 

    Day 7 / 8

SERENGETI   |   WILDCAMP

 

R elax with two full days in the Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

 

Overnight at one of our Wildcamps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

* Ikoma Wildcamp  or Serengeti Wildcamp   or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp  

 

 

 

    Day 9

NGORONGORO   |   HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE

 

E njoy a morning game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater. D escend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon dive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

 

Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

    Day 10

TARANGIRE   |   HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE

 

T his morning drive to Tarngire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only source of water during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making for a wildlife and bird viewing spectacular. The landscape is varied, with grassy savannah plains, swamps, hills and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a full day in the park with game viewing.

 

Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

    Day 11

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

 

E njoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning an night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

 

END OF SERVICE

 

 

 

    ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE IS SHARING SAFARI DEPARTURES  WHICH IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO JOIN AND REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE TO OPERATE.

 

Included in the price:

 

·      Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari

 

·      Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi

 

·      Transfers to and from the airport

 

·      All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser

 

·      All park and entrance fees

 

·      Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs

 

·      Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.

 

·      Bottled water in safari vehicles 


 

·      Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee

 

·      Current Government taxes and levies

 

·      24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.

 

 

 

Not included in the price:

 

·      Domestic or International flights

 

·      Balloon excursion (US$550 pp)

 

·      Entry visa to Tanzania

 

·      Travel and health insurance

 

·      Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters

 

·      Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary

 

·      Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage

 

·      Items of personal Nature

 

·      Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour

 

 

 

All pricing is in US Dollars. Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.

 

 

 

Details

Set Departure Safari – Depart EVERY Sunday Guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people!! This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks. There are EVERY Sunday departures and special offers are now available for safaris in April and May. With the Tanzania Safari & Cultural travel in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travellers per vehicle, all with window seats. Travelling for 11-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyaya, Karatu area, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire.

 

 

 

 

Day

Location

Day 1

Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi

Day 2

Moshi to Arusha  National Park to Lake Manyara

Day 3

Lake Manyara

Day 4

Karatu Cultural Experience

Day 5

Lake Eyasi

Day 6

To Serengeti

Day 7

Serengeti

Day 8

Serengeti

Day 9

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10

To Tarangire

Day 11

Transfer to airport

 

 

 

    Day 1

MOSHI   |   SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

 

 

 

A rrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your Zara Adventure driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

 

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 2

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

T his morning drive to Arusha National Park for game viewing. The park is dominated by Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, 4,565m. There is a good range of animal species represented; you can expect to see hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, and bushbucks, although more interesting sightings such as reedbucks, leopards and hyenas are much more occasional. They are also quite alkaline and therefore provide a year-round breeding area for flamingoes.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 3

LAKE MANYARA   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

T his morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 4

KARATU   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

Enjoy the day in the Karatu area, nestled between the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Karatu is a colourful bustling town and a fun place to visit to buy souvenirs. After b reakfast enjoy a hike to the Ngorongoro Forest. On this two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil.

 

During the afternoon visit the Iraqw cultural center. The areas surrounding Karatu town is Iraqw homeland and you can witness their locally developed intensive cultivation techniques. Traditionally in conflict with the Maasai, Iraqw homesteads included underground tunnels – aasimo -- in which to hide. You’ll can see these elaborate structures during a visit. During this excursion y ou can learn more about the Iraqw culture by interacting at the local markets and learn how they run their daily lives.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 5

LAKE EYASI   |   HIGHVIEW HOTEL

 

Drive to Lake Eyasi, a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long. If seeing hundreds of species of birds excites you, Lake Eyasi is a perfect destination for you to see flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, weavers, spurfowls, storks, barbets, egrets and more. The visit includes meeting the Hadzabe people and spend the day observing their ways. The Hadzabe is an indigenous tribe known as the hunter gatherer Bushmen. Visit their homesteads and learn more about their life style. Hunting in groups with bows and arrows, this tribe is able to survive with what the environment provides. The Hadzabe bushmen treat diseases with their own medicines. The Hadzabe speak a very unique click language. Apart from this cultural activity the area offers superb hiking, bird watching and beautifull scenery.

 

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

 

    Day 6

SERENGETI   |   WILDCAMP

 

H ead out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities.   O r visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth.   Enjoy a game drive enroute to your camp.

 

Overnight at one of our Wild Camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

* Ikoma Wildcamp  or Serengeti Wildcamp   or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp  

 

 

 

    Day 7 / 8

SERENGETI   |   WILDCAMP

 

R elax with two full days in the Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

 

Overnight at one of our Wildcamps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

* Ikoma Wildcamp  or Serengeti Wildcamp   or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp  

 

 

 

    Day 9

NGORONGORO   |   HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE

 

E njoy a morning game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater. D escend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon dive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

 

Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

    Day 10

TARANGIRE   |   HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE

 

T his morning drive to Tarngire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only source of water during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making for a wildlife and bird viewing spectacular. The landscape is varied, with grassy savannah plains, swamps, hills and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a full day in the park with game viewing.

 

Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

 

 

    Day 11

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

 

E njoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning an night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.

 

END OF SERVICE

 

 

 

    ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE IS SHARING SAFARI DEPARTURES  WHICH IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO JOIN AND REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE TO OPERATE.

 

Included in the price:

 

·      Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari

 

·      Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi

 

·      Transfers to and from the airport

 

·      All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser

 

·      All park and entrance fees

 

·      Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs

 

·      Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.

 

·      Bottled water in safari vehicles 


 

·      Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee

 

·      Current Government taxes and levies

 

·      24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.

 

 

 

Not included in the price:

 

·      Domestic or International flights

 

·      Balloon excursion (US$550 pp)

 

·      Entry visa to Tanzania

 

·      Travel and health insurance

 

·      Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters

 

·      Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary

 

·      Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage

 

·      Items of personal Nature

 

·      Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour

 

 

 

All pricing is in US Dollars. Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.