Our 10 Day Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for and visit world-famous places such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and many more.

10 Day Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer Safari

Tour Highlights

  • Lake Manyara National Park – Known for its large flocks of flamingos and elusive tree climbing lions.
  • Serengeti National Park – The chance to see Lion, Cheetah and the elusive leopard
  • Ngorongoro Crater – The big 5 and a small population of endangered black rhino.
  • Tarangire National Park – Large Elephant population, baobab trees and incredible views.

 

 

Price per person – AUD

Season Tour Price – per person twin share Park fees – per person Single Supplement
1 Jan to 31 Dec 2017 AUD 3,550  –  (USD 2,650) AUD 950  –  (USD 665) AUD 495  – (USD 369)
1 Jan to 31 Dec 2018 TBA TBA TBA

Number of Days:  10

Note:

  1. Price is valid until 31 December 2017. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices.
  2. Departs on selected dates, see below for  exact departure dates.
  3. Accommodation is adventure lodge safari, no participation.
  4. Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard.
  5. Minimum of 4 people on tour.
  6. Maximum of 12 people on the tour.

Package Includes:

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 9 breakfast, 8 lunches & 9 dinners
  • All transport in a fully kitted safari vehicle.
  • Game drives as mentioned.
  • Meals and activities as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Experienced & registered local guide

Package Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Pre and post tour accommodation (maybe required depending upon arrival and departure flight times)
  • All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
  • Visas

Meal Key:  B – Breakfast,  L – Lunch,  D – Dinner

Day 1: Arusha
Upon your arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests surrounding the town of Arusha. If you arrive early enough, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, take a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the offered additional activities available.[D]
Accommodation:Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Manyara
Your safari begins after breakfast this morning. Our first stop is Arusha town, for any last minute purchases before we head off on an exciting safari experience! We will be in the Tarangire National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.[BLD]
Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Day 3: Culture Activities at Manyara
After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we go back to the lodge for a rest, before our visit to the nearby children orphanage centre and school in the afternoon. [BLD]
Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi
After coffee and breakfast, we head towards Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. This spectacular national park is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree-climbing lions. After lunch and a short afternoon game drive, we head towards our lodge at Lake Eyasi. [BLD]
Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Day 5: Lake Eyasi
Today’s activities are interacting with local Bushmen & Blacksmiths communities. The Hadzabe Tribe, live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will obtain an in-depth look at how they continue to survive and adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face in continuing their nomadic existence. The Hadzabe have close relations with the Datoga tribe, blacksmiths who have developed their trade over centuries and still practice it very much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by the maker himself.. [BLD]
Accommodation:  Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Day 6: Lake Eyasi – Lake Ndutu
This morning, we head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Eyasi escarpment to Endulen, Ndutu open area towards the Serengeti National Park. We will stop at a Masai village, which is not a touristic Masai Boma, for a cultural encounter of a life time. The Masai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire. After lunch, we embark on a game drive within the park on our way to the lodge. [BLD]
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Today our game drive will lead us towards the central part of Serengeti National Park. We look for large herds of wildebeests pounding the grasslands, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs prey upon the youngest and weakest members of the herds. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing throughout the year. [BLD]
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration and large predator population. From February to May, a herd of over a million wildebeest (gnu) migrate for the Western Corridor of the park, in search of greener pastures. The Serengeti’s other animal attractions include lion, leopard, zebra, Thompson gazelle, impala, Grant’s gazelle and buffalo. Most of the park is open swathes of grassland, broken by isolated granite kopjes (hills) and patches of acacias woodlands. [BLD]
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Days 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
We take an early breakfast at camp and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival we go through the registration process and descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing. We will have lunch at the Lerai picnic site at the side of the hippo pool and continue with a game drive up the crater rim. [BLD]
Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Day 10: Arusha
After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterwards we head to Arusha where the tour will end at our offices. We hope to welcome you again on one of our African adventures! [B]

Departure Dates

Date Available Language Status Special
10 May-17 7 ENGLISH  A
31-May-17 7 ENGLISH  A
27-Jun-17 7 ENGLISH  A
11-Jul-17 7 ENGLISH  A  
17-Aug-17 7 ENGLISH  G  
04-Sep-17 7 ENGLISH  G  
23-Sep-17 7 ENGLISH  A  
15-Nov-17 7 ENGLISH  A  10% Low Season Discount
15-Dec-17 7 ENGLISH  A

Legend
A – Available
G – Guaranteed
GLA – Guaranteed with limited seats (less than 4 seats available)
X – Tour full or cancelled

For our accommodated safari, we make use of mid-range lodge accommodation. Your accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and permanent tented chalets with en-suite facilities. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

Day 1: Moivaro Coffee Plantation or similar
Day 2: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Day 3: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Day 4: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Day 5: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Day 6: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Day 7: Kati Kati Tended Camp or similar
Day 8: Kati Kati Tended Camp or similar
Day 9: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 12 (Guaranteed departures with no minimum group size available)


Departure: The Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Explorer departs from the Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge in Arusha. When arriving in Arusha on day one, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your lodge. Should you arrive prior to day one, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day.

In the evening of first day of your safari, there will be a pre-departure meeting presented by your guide at your accommodation. It is imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any critical information.

Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.


Vehicles: Our ground operator uses fully equipped customized 12-seater 4×4’s or Toyota Landcruiser vehicles with comfortable seating, large windows for game viewing and a music system. The vehicles are fully air-conditioned and equipped with pop-up roofs to facilitate the best game viewing. All luggage is carried on the vehicle or trailer roof racks to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.


Travelling Time & Distances: All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.


Accommodation: For our accommodated safari, we make use of mid-range lodge accommodation. Your accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and permanent tented chalets with en-suite facilities. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.


Spending Money: Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips for the guide and additional entertainment. US Dollars, Tanzanian and Kenyan Shilling are the most practical and convenient currencies.


Meals: Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a lunch pack depending on the itinerary for the day. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


First Aid: Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration and it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure. Yellow Fever vaccinations are compulsory – please contact your Travel Medical Clinic before departure.


Luggage: Maximum baggage allowance: 12 kg. Our ground operator stipulates this luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring soft-sided luggage (e.g. a backpack or soft barrel bag), not a suitcase. Don’t bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.


Insurance: It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Our ground operator has comprehensive public liability insurance.


Packing: Shorts, Track suit, Walking shoes, Light trousers/jeans, Swimming costume, Sandals, T-shirts, Sun hat, Windbreaker, Warm clothes (May – August), Long-sleeved shirts, Camera, Torch, Mosquito protection, UV protection, Spare batteries.


Participation: The Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Explorer is a non-participation safari.


Visas: The onus is on the client to organize all visas required for a visit to Kenya and Tanzania prior to departure.

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