Itinerary

Start and end in Arusha! With the Wildlife tour Tanzania Wildlife Cultural Safari, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Arusha, Tanzania and 6 other destinations in Tanzania. Tanzania Wildlife Cultural Safari includes an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport.

Introduction

This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks.  Special offers are now available for

safaris in April and May.  With the Tanzania Safari & Cultural travel in custom designed 4×4 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

Day 1

Arrive 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

This 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

This 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 withbuffalo, 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

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 breakfast 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 you 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

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

Head 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. Or 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 gamedrive enroute to your camp.

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

* IkomaWildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 7 & 8

Relax 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 Wild camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

* IkomaWildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 9

Enjoy a morning game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend 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

This morning drive to Tarangire 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

Enjoy 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.

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