9 Day Northern Tanzanian Wildlife and Maasai Cultural Safari


Highlights:

  • • Tarangire National Park
  • • Game Drive at Serengeti
  • • Ngorongoro National Park
  • • Ngorongoro Crater

    Accommodation in: Standard Accommodation Join a group for March 2016.

    DAY 1 – Arusha City


    Accommodation: Mt Meru Hotel

    Pick up at the Airport, after greetings drive back to Arusha for an overnight at Mount Meru Hotel. Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain.

    Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania, the capital of the Arusha Region. The city of Arusha is surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Situated below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and The Arusha National Park on Mount Meru terrains.

    DAYS 2&3 Cultural Tour of Maasai village of Kiserian

    Accommodation: Standard Mobile Tent.

    After breakfast, take the picturesque drive to the founder of Future Warriors Project, SiangaKuyan’s home Maasai village of Kiserian – a secret, un-touched spot, so tiny and remote most people don’t know it exists! On arrival, enjoy a bush lunch in the wilderness, while our guide explains the history of Maasai people and teaches you your first words in Maa before introducing you to many of Sianga’s family members.

    In the evening you will have the opportunity to eat traditionally-roasted meat and experience the haunting rhythms of Maasai singing and dancing. In the morning, wake up early to the sounds of nature, and take a chance to embark on a walking safari through the Maasai plans, escorted by a local Maasai warrior. On return, eat a leisurely breakfast at the campsite before being invited to have tea with the local women. During the day, get a taste of authentic, traditional Maasai life and learn about how the local people go about their daily lives. Back to Arusha later afternoon and over night at the Mount Meru Hotel.

    DAY 4 – Arusha to Tarangire & Manyara N.P

    Drive through Tarangire National Park for a half day of game drive, Named for the river that runs through thepark, animals migrate into Tarangire seeking water during the dry season. Large herds of elephants along withresident game including giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck and much more are readily seen. Tarangire is famous for its magnificent baobab trees, and a landscape with vegetation that is very diverse. Picnic lunches will be enjoyed in the park. Late afternoon depart to Lake Manyara National park to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge. F/B              

    DAY 5–Manyara to Serengeti  N.P:  Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

    After breakfast at the lodge, depart for the Serengeti Plains National Park via Olduvai Gorge, boasting a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the 'Nutcracker Man' and 'Handy Man', both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

    Following this visit, descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains,rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Take a picnic lunch in the heart of the park and game drive en-route and later drive to Kati Kati Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight. F/B 

    DAY 6–Serengeti N.P: Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Another full day of game drive at Serengeti endless plains, you will either return to the Camp for hot lunch or decide to take the picnic lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp

    DAY 7–Serengeti- Ngorongoro N.P:-Kati Kati Tented Camp
    Morning of game drive at Serengeti NP and then drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge .F/B

    DAY 8–Ngorongoro-N.P: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

    Following a very early breakfast, descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world, home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year-round water supply andfodder, 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 its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard.

    Lunch will be at the Nkoitoktok picnic site and later evening ascent the crater for Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House. F/B

    DAY 9–Ngorongoro-N.P: NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE

    After breakfast drive back to Arusha en-route souvenir shops and the transfer to the Airport for your flight back.

    END OF THE SERVICE

    Price:
    2 Adults sharing 1 double room will be $3,100 USD per person

    Safari: $2,995 USD per person sharing

    People can join the group starting on March, 20th 2016. People are needed for this Itinerary for the shared price.


    For specific details about this tour please contact: info@africanvolunteeradventures.com

    Price Includes:
    Park entry fees
    Full board accommodation except where indicated on itinerary
    Crater Fees
    Highly experienced English speaking driver/guide
    Flying doctor’s emergency service
    4x4 safari vehicle
    All game drives
    All transfers as per your itinerary
    Unlimited mileage while on safari
    Unlimited bottled water while on safari

    Not Included:

    Any Optional activities are not included such as
    Hot Air balloon ride at $500 per person
    Night game drive at $ 192 per person
    Walking at the rim of the crater at $30 per person
    All statutory increases beyond our control
    International/regional flights
    Driver/guide and lodge/camp staff tips
    All items of a personal nature and those not mentioned in the itinerary eg. Phone calls, shopping etc
    Travel Insurance
    Visa fees

    Lodge/camp extras i.e. Drinks, laundry, telephone, Internet etc.
    All flights costs
    Driver/guide and lodge/camp staff tips
    All items of personal nature and those not mentioned in itinerary

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