Five Day Tribes of Tanzania Safari

Five Day Tribes of Tanzania Safari

Short Overview

You'll be picked up after breakfast from your Moshi or Arusha accommodation and head to the nearby town of Marangu..

Your tour includes time with the Hadzabe, Chaga, Datoga, Maasai, and Iraqw people - a melting pot of cultures bound to fascinate!

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

All year round

Jan - March & June - December

Details

Details of Five Day Tribes of Tanzania Safari

DAY ONE - ARUSHA/MOSHI - MARANGU

You'll be picked up after breakfast from your Moshi or Arusha accommodation and head to the nearby town of Marangu.

Your one-day tour to the sleepy mountain town of Marangu includes:

  • Kisaya Falls: The walk to these picturesque falls is a leisurely hike through local banana plantations and quiet clusters of homes. You'll use stepping stones to cross the river and there's a bit of muddy downhill hiking to get there, but the reward at the end is a towering waterfall with blessedly cool waters beneath. The particularly adventurous may even wish to hop in for a quick swim.
  • Coffee Plantation Tour: You'll pay a visit to a locally owned and operated coffee plantation to learn more about the process that takes the beans from the tree to our cups. Try your hand at manually grinding and roasting beans and reward your hard work with some delicious, fresh coffee.
  • Chaga Tunnels: You'll venture down into the inky black darkness of the tunnels in which Chaga sheltered when the Maasai would raid from the lowlands. Your guide will guide you unerringly through the underground labyrinth as he describes the days of guerrilla warfare and how the people survived underground for so long.
  • Banana Beer Tasting: Visit a local banana beer vendor to try this potent local brew.

Your day trip also includes a local lunch.

In the evening, you'll retire to your Arusha or Moshi accommodations to get some rest.

DAY TWO - ARUSHA MOSHI - MTO WA MBU

You'll set off after breakfast and make the roughly two-hour drive north to the bustling market town of Mto Wa Mbu.

Start your day with a guided walking or tuk-tuk tour of the village. Your tour will take you through local farms, homes, schools, and more as you get a glimpse at local life for working Tanzanians.

After a delicious local lunch, you'll continue on to your accommodation to get some rest.

Optional: You might wish to spend your afternoon on a Lake Manyara cycling tour or an afternoon game drive through nearby Lake Manyara National Park.

DAY THREE - MAASAI COMMUNITY VISIT

You’ll be in for a day of cultural discovery today, as you’ll make the short trip to Ol Masera’s neighboring Maasai village for a glimpse into traditional Maasai life.

You’ll visit a Maasai boma, see a performance of traditional dance, interact with the locals, and enjoy a local lunch, and even try your hand at spear throwing.

DAY FOUR - IRAQW AND DATOGA VISITS

You'll visit with two of Tanzania's lesser-known tribes today, paying visits to both the Iraqw and Datoga people who call the Lake Eyasi region home.

Learn more about these two fascinating tribal cultures before continuing on to your Lake Eyasi accommodation to relax. 

You'll want an early night tonight, as tomorrow sees you up at the crack of dawn!

DAY FIVE - HADZABE CULTURAL DAY - ARUSHA

You'll be up before breakfast today, as you'll be joining the Hadzabe bushmen for the opportunity to hunt for your own food!

One of the last true bushman tribes in Africa, the Hadzabe live very much as they always have despite the rapid development of Tanzania. With only 2,000 members, the Hadzabe tribe are a fascinating people who offer us a window into how life in Tanzania was in the past.

The local hunters will prepare a demonstration of hunting techniques just for us. Far from being a mere performance, this display reveals a great deal about their everyday lives when they must hunt for animals to feed their families. You will see firsthand how the Hadzabe use distinctive motions and even the body parts of certain animals to lure their prey close enough that they can be brought down with hand-crafted poisons.

After a late breakfast, you'll have the opportunity for a drive around Lake Eyasi proper. While this shallow soda lake is not home to the same variety of wildlife you'll find in a national park, you'll have the chance to spot a variety of bird and mammal life. On occasion, flamingos and hippos even call the lake home.

In the afternoon, you'll return to Arusha.

Optional: You might wish to spend your last night at the world-famous Africa Amini Maasai Lodge. Here, you'll overnight in a Maasai boma and participate in Maasai led activities such as guided nature walks, traditional dance, donkey rides, and more.

Included

  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • 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 parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • 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
  • Addons

    Extensions

    Itinerary in Brief


    • DAY 1 - ARUSHA/MOSHI - MARANGU Marangu village tour. (L,D)

    • DAY 2 - ARUSHA/MOSHI - MTO WA MBU Walking tour. Optional afternoon game drive or cycling. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 3 - MAASAI EXPERIENCE Maasai village visit. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 4 - OL MASERA - LAKE EYASI Iraqw and Datoga cultural experience. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 5 - LAKE EYASI - ARUSHA Hadzabe cultural experience. (B,L)

    B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

    Attractions


    • Marangu village tour including coffee tour, Chaga tunnels, and waterfall hike.

    • Mto Wa Mbu walking or tuk-tuk tour.

    • Option to visit Lake Manyara National Park.

    • Maasai activities at Ol Masera Tented Camp.

    • Visit with the Datoga and Iraqw people.

    • Hadzabe cultural experience at Lake Eyasi

    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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