Eight Day Tanzanian Cultural Tour

Short Overview

Take a cultural safari as well as a wildlife safari with this six day journey through some of Tanzania's most iconic national parks. You'll not only get to chase the Big Five across three of Tanzania's famed northern circuit parks, but you'll also get to interact with the Masai and Hadzabe people as you learn more about Tanzania's rich cultural heritage.

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Details

Details of Eight Day Tanzanian Cultural Tour

DAY 1 - TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORT

Upon arrival at Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport, our driver will pick you up and whisk you away to your Arusha accommodation. Pick-ups from Nairobi International Airport can be arranged by either shuttle service to Arusha, or we can arrange a flight to Arusha/Kilimanjaro to get you here faster.

DAY 2 - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Departing from Arusha at 8am, the two hour drive to Lake Manyara takes you through the farming and market town of Mto Wa Mbu where souvenir hunters can practice their bartering skills with the local people

From here, we enter Lake Manywara National Park where photographers are in for a real treat. The park is teeming with wildlife including the world famous tree climbing lions, thousands of brightly coloured flamingos, and the largest baboon troops in Africa. Witness the sun setting over the Great Rift Valley as your day comes to an end.

After your day is done, you'll travel to nearby Lake Eyasi to overnight in preparation for the next day's cultural adventures.

DAY 3 - LAKE EYASI - NGORONGORO

You'll start your day with the dawn, as you'll be joining the Hadzabe bushmen on their dawn hunt. The Hadzabe live today much as they have for centuries, with their hunter-gatherer lifestyle a reflection of how we all once lived.

You'll join the hunters for a hunting demonstration as they employ tactics such as mimicking animal cries and movements to lure in their prey before taking it down with homemade poisons. You'lll also see how the women of the tribe gather fruits, vegetables, and herbs for breakfast in what is a once in a lifetime cutural experience.

After breakfast, you'll have the day to explore the Lake Eyasi region. You can enjoy a drive around the lake or even get out to stretch your legs with a nature walk. While Lake Eyasi does not boast the more dangerous big game, it does offer you the chance to see a number of herbivores and a stunning array of birdlife in a beautiful environment.

DAY 4 – LAKE EYASI - NGORONGORO

After breakfast, you'll begin the journey to Ngorongoro for a day of discovery. The drive to the famous crater is an experience in itself, as you'll wind your way through mist-shrouded rainforests where baboons, cape buffalo, and even elephants can be spotted wandering through the thick undergrowth. You'll also stop at the Ngorongoro Crater viewpoint for a stunning paranoramic view of the crater floor dappled with clouds.

You'll travel down into the world famous crater (often described as the 8th Wonder of the World) to explore the verdant lost world that exists at its base. You'll have the chance to spot the endangered black rhinoceros as well as other members of the Big Five - the lion, leopard, elephant, and cape buffalo. Marvel at great herds of wildebeest and zebras, spot lions and hyenas fighting over a fresh kill, and take in the beauty of thousands of flamingoes feeding in the crater's soda lakes.

A highlight of your day will undoubtedly be a picnic lunch by the famous hippo pool, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch just a few feet from where hippopotamus wallow in the cool waters.

After a full day of exploration, you'll return to your accommodations for dinner and a well earned rest.

DAY 5 – NGORONGORO - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you'll begin the drive down towards the Serengeti. Along the way you'll enjoy two unique cultural activities: a visit to Oldupai Gorge and a visit to a Masai boma.

Stopping at Oldupai Gorge offers you a window into human prehistory. It was on this site that volcanic ash perfectly preserved the footprints of ancient men and women who called the region home, and at the Oldupai Gorge Museum you can learn more about the human journey that took these humble hunter-gatherers out of Africa and on to populate the entire world.

Our next stop will be a traditional Masai boma, where you'll have the chance to meet local Masai people and visit their village. Step inside a traditional Masai home to see how they live, buy locally made crafts, witness traditional dancing, and wander around their village learning about how they live day to day.

From here, we'll continue on to the Serengeti National Park for a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive looking for the BIg Five and other popular animals such as cheetahs, giraffes, and the many antelope species who call the plains home.

You'll overnight in the heart of the Serengeti.

DAY 6 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

You'll wake before sunrise for the chance to enjoy a sunrise game drive. Not only does this give you the chance to see the savannah illuminated by the rising sun, but is also the best chance you'll have to see predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs in action. Free from the heat of the day, these big cats look to grab an early morning meal.

After your morning game drive, you'll enjoy a late breakfast before heading out onto the Serengeti for a full day game drive. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to track the movements of the Great Wildebeest Migration. Your experienced and highly-qualified guide will know the best places to take you to see everything from powerful elephants to wallowing hippos, and from diminutive serval cats to towering giraffes.

You'll then overnight in the Serengeti beneath a star-strewn sky.

DAY 7 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - ARUSHA

After an early breakfast, you'll enjoy one last game drive across the Serengeti National Park as you head back towards Arusha. As you trek across the park, your guide will do his best to ensure you spot any animals or birds you might have missed along the way.

You'll enjoy a picnic lunch within the park before beginning the drive back to Arusha, where you'll overnight.

DAY 8 – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT or SHUTTLE

A Shadows of Africa driver will collect you from your hotel and ensure you make your onward flight or shuttle in good time.

Info

Info

SKU
  • SAC1-6D-74
Safari Circuit
  • No
Destination
  • Tanzania
When to visit?
  • All year round
Tour style
  • Classic safari
Tour duration
  • 6 DAY
Included in the price
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All Park entrance fees.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents
  • mattresses
  • sleeping bags
  • pillows
  • table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national park as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Price quoted per person sharing in US dollars
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch.
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Transfers to and from Arusha
  • Kilimanjaro
  • or Nairobi Airport (Note that for transfer from Nairobi Airport we use Impala Shuttle Service with departures daily at 0800 and 1400). Private shuttles or flights can be arranged from Nairobi at additional cost..
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • 2 night in an Arusha-Hotel/Lodge.
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • All prices are subject to change if Tanzanian National Park Entry fees change! US Dollar notes from the years before the year 2006 are not accepted in Tanzania.

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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORT Depending on your place of arrival and take you to hotel in Arusha.

  • DAY 2 - ARUSHA -  LAKE MANYARA Game drive. B, L, D

  • DAY 3 - LAKE EYASI Game drive, Hadzabe bushmen visit. B, L, D

  • DAY 4 – NGORONGORO Game drive. B, L, D

  • DAY 5 - NGORONGORO - SERENGETI Game drive, Oldupai Gorge, Masai boma. B, L, D

  • DAY 6 - SERENGETI   Game drive. B, L, D

  • DAY 7 – SERENGETI , game drive, afternoon back to Arusha. B, L, D

  • DAY 7 – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT or SHUTTLE B

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

All year round

Attractions


  • Amazing wildlife safari game view - elephants, antelopes, giraffes, buffalos, zebras.

  • Large herds of wildebeest and predators like lions, leopard, cheetehs and hyenas in Serengeti

  • Big 5, zebras, black rhinos

  • Thousands of flamingos, the largest baboon troops in Africa

  • Over 400 species of birds and the world famous tree climbing lions.

  • Tarangire National Park is diverse and picturesque, consisting of grasslands with baobab and acacia trees, forests, bush steppe and swamps.

  • Local Maasai community

  • Visit Oldupai Gorge - The Cradle of Mankind

  • Amazing Wildebeest migration

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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