Safari from Zanzibar - Masai Tribe and Arusha NP
Arusha National Park is a perfect trip for day safaris, as it is close to both Arusha and Moshi. With terrain that ranges from open savannah to tropical rainforest, the park is dominated by the shadow of Mt. Meru – whose summit offers an unparalleled view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The park's highlights can easily be seen in a single day, with a morning or afternoon game drive accompanied by either a walking safari or canoeing in Small Momella Lake where the hippos are at play. Arusha National Park is also home to Africa's largest giraffe population, and its diverse landscapes are also home to antelopes, buffalo, monkeys (including the blue monkey and the black and white colobus monkey) and hyenas.
Africa Amini Life Masai Lodge offers a charming blend of luxury accommodations and Masai traditions. While visiting, you'll overnight in a luxury Masai boma and are invited to participate in cultural activities such as nature walks, spear throwing competitions, bead work classes, and traditional cooking.
Details of Safari from Zanzibar - Masai Tribe and Arusha NP
DAY 1 – ZANZIBAR –ARUSHA - AMINI LIFE MASAI LODGE
Flight Zanzibar – Arusha Airport 11:30 - 12:30.
Today offers a rare treat for visitors to Tanzania, as you'll have the opportunity to experience life among the famous Masai people who call Tanzania and Kenya home. You'll visit the Amini Life Masai Lodge, where you'll get a mix of both traditional Masai life and luxury accommodations.
Highlights of your day include:
- A visit to a Masai museum;
- Village tour;
- Traditional lunch featuring plenty of meat and vegetables;
- A nature walk through Masai territory to learn about various herbal remedies;
- Spear throwing demonstration;
- Sunset singing and dancing ceremony.
You'll then overnight in your very own Masai hut, designed to be authentic while still retaining the creature comforts to which you've become accustomed. Feel the cool night air on your skin as you take a hot shower and fall asleep to the sounds of insects and night birds singing you to sleep.
DAY 2 – AMINI LIFE LODGE – ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK - ZANZIBAR
You'll wake early for a sunrise view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and the 'Roof of Africa.
You'll depart after breakfast and make your way to nearby Arusha National Park, where you'll get the chance to enjoy a traditional safari.
Your day will start with a traditional game drive through the park. Along the way you'll see black and white colobus monkeys, zebras, buffalos, and a variety of antelope species. You'll also have the chance to see the more than 400 species of bird that call the park home.
You will have game drive through the park. We'll pay a visit to the Momela Lakes where you'll see brightly coloured flamingoes looking for their lunch, and enjoy fantastic views of both Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
After taking a delicious lunch, we'll drive back to Arusha to ensure you make your onward flight.
Flight Arusha - Zanzibar 16:35 – 17:35.