THE WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIORS
Our unique Cultural safaris will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, into the heart of the Tanzanian northern safari circuit.
Our 10 Day Cultural safari was designed for the traveller with an adventurous spirit, seeking an intimate experience in the African culture, but also still taking advantage of enjoying a wildlife safari which includes visits to Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Parks, Lake Eyasi, and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area which boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called “the African Eden”.
Ngorongoro Crater which, features one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside the Ngorongoro Crater floor. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14763 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The tour also includes a visit to Lake Eyasi a salt lake situated between the Rift Valley’s Eyasi escarpment and the Kidero Mountains. The area around Lake Eyasi is inhabited by the Hadzabe Bushmen, some of the last remaining hunter-gatherers on the African continent.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TANZANIA.
Arrive in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International airport where you will meet and greet with HTT Safaris guide. Then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Planet lodge.
DAY2.TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be picked up and drive to Tarangire National Park, almost 2and half hours drive. Enjoy your full day game viewing in Tarangire. The Park is reputed to contain some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa and Ancient Baobab trees. Also there are other animals such us African Big Cats, Giraffes, Zebras, monkeys and Antelopes, (Eland, Buffalos, wildebeest, impala, grant Gazelles etc. ).
Evening drive to Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight
DAY 3: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the lodge, with packed lunch drive to Tarangire for a full day game viewing.
This long day will give you enough time to access to the area in which you could not cover in the first day. This brings meaning that the much you cover the more you see and create great experience.
Evening drive to Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After your breakfast you will head north to Lake Manyara National Park. It’s about 1 hour drive from the lodge. Lake Manyara National is at the foot of the Great Rift Valley. The park is named after the soda lake in the middle of the park. The park is famous for its tree Climbing lions, great bird life and the breading lessor flamingos. Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and
Hot springs called “Maji Moto”.
At the evening drive to the lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari lodge. All meals included.
DAY 5 –LAKE EYASI
After early cup of coffee, with parked breakfast drive to Bushmen ‘Hadzabe’ area. This morning you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). Then after you will have luck to participate with them in local hunting with bow arrow. After hunting it will be a good time for you to enjoy your bush breakfast. Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. The tribe inhabits the lake shores.
After breakfast short drive to visit the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe who deals with animal keeping and iron smith. This will be very good time for you to learn and participate in local activities around their villages include iron meting and grind maize by using stone and many other activities. Then drive back to the lodge for rest and waiting for hot lunch. Lake Eyasi area is the best for onion growing in East Africa, so after lunch you will head to onion plantations and you can learn how they do farming, and this will be end of your extraordinary life experience.
Evening drive to the lodge for dinner and Dinner and Overnight at Bougainville lodge. All meals included
DAY 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. On your way you will make a quick stop at the Ngorongoro crater view point. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into Serengeti, you will see why they named Serengeti in Maasai language, which means “the endless plain”. It is the home of the Great Migration of wildebeests, which stand as an icon of the park .This great Migration include millions of animals together such as Wildebeest, zebras and Gazelles. This gives the African big cat’s unlimited food that why we called the Home Of The African Big cats (Lion Leopard, cheetahs) it’s the good place to look out for large predators. More than 500 species of birds also inhabit this park.
Evening drive to the camp.
Dinner overnight at ThornTree Camp in Serengeti National Park. All meals included
DAY 7: FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVES IN THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the camp, enjoy your full day game drive.
The Serengeti, Tanzania’s second largest National Park, covers about 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles) of grassland plains, Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and River line forests. The Seronera which is the central Serengeti is the area for excellent wildlife viewing. Seronera is an area which has got water throughout the year; this makes area being very potential habitat for the animals. Its where you can see predators waiting for the animal to come for drinking and wallowing and this can make you a vivid experience of how predators kills and prepare their food.
After an extensive game drive, Evening drive to the camp Dinner.
Overnight at Thorn-tree Camp in Serengeti National Park All meals included.
DAY 8: FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVE
After breakfast at the camp, enjoy your full day game drive.
This long day will give you enough time to access to the area in which you could not cover.
THIS DAY YOU CAN HAVE AN OPTION ACTIVITY BALLOON SAFARI
One of the most magically memorable of the Serengeti experiences, a balloon safari allows you to drift in silence above the splendour of the plains,
A balloon offers an opportunity to see the Serengeti from a unique perspective. You will notice wildlife trails made by generations of animals impossible to see from the ground.
You will be picked up very early at 5.00am in the morning and from there you will be taken to the start point of the balloon ride. The balloon ride its about 1:30 hours and you can see the sun rise from the balloon and experience the real nature of Africa.
After The balloon Ride you will enjoy champagne and bush breakfast which normally ends at 10am.
After Bush breakfast you will meet your guide and drive you on another fantastic day of game viewing in the Serengeti,
After an extensive game viewing drive back to the camp;
Dinner and overnight at Thorn-tree Camp in Serengeti National Park All meals included
DAY 9: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER
After early breakfast it’s time for the famous Ngorongoro Crater, drive from the lodge to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will descend down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing, where you will witness one of the beautiful landscape in the world.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called “the African Eden”. The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area.
Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife is so diverse and numerous. The crater floor is home to the largest population of mammals and you can spot the big 5 here on a relatively small area just stunning. Is the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned Lion. After game drive enjoy your picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok spring in the crater.
After lunch enjoy the rest of your time for game drive and late afternoon drive to the lodge;
Dinner and Overnight at Bougainville lodge. All meals included.
DAY 10: MTO WA MBU MARKET & VISIT VILLAGE TO ARUSHA TOWN
After breakfast at the lodge, visit the Mto WA Mbu with local guide and experience the life style at the local village, learning about their culture, agriculture and history of the area. Enjoy the African tradition cuisine
After lunch drive to Arusha town, overnight at Lodge/Hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
This safari can be connected to Zanzibar Island tour, this beautifully Island along Indian Ocean reputed as very unique and attractive white sand beach in the world. After long safari you can swimming and relaxing while starching your back waiting for your flight back home.
— End of HTT-Safaris unforgettable Cultural Adventure service —
*** routing subject to changes if necessary ***
All Accommodations subject to availability
- Accommodation and Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
- Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
- 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
- Unlimited game drives
- Emergency Evacuation Cover
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
- All price is under VAT (Tanzania Revenue Authority)
The price of your safari does not include:
- International flights
- Entry visa fees
- Tips or Gratuities for the safari guide and hotel/ camp staff
- Personal expenses such as beverages and laundry.
- Telephones, e-mail and fax bills
- Personal and travel insurance (extremely important)