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Itinerary: Wildlife Safari, Visit local Churches and Women's Project

Wildlife Safari, Visit local Churches and Women's Project

This itinerary gives you a mixture of wildlife viewing and cultural experiences. Taking in the national parks of Northern Tanzania plus community projects and the nomadic bushmen - the Hadzabe

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Wildlife Safari, Visit local Churches and Women's Project

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Meet and greet at the Airport with our driver and transfer to Arusha town for dinner and overnight

Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Day 2 & 3: Osotwa Community Based Conservation Organisation
The Osotwa Mt. Meru Community based Conservation Organization is a registered charitable non-political, non-partisan and non-governmental organization based in Arusha-Tanzania, established in 2001. It is dedicated to addressing environmental issues and ensures ecological sustainable development and proper use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development of the indigenous populations on the slopes of Mt. Meru. The Osotwa Mt. Meru CBCO cooperates with other community development groups and/or organizations to meet the developmental needs of the poor communities around Mt. Meru.Furthermore, equitable gender development through environmental and economic empowerment for women is a priority for the association.

Visiting Osotwa on these two days you will have an opportunity to do the following activities; Cultural Tour at Maasai Boma, visiting traditional Healer, Enjoy seeing the maasai dancing and Nature Tour. Also if you are interested you can test the traditional food.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Day 4: Mulala Women's Project
The women have created their projects to support their families and to preserve their culture. Cheese, butter-making, bread and banana wine-making are common economic activities practice by the local women. There is also a small shop where you can buy their products. Lemeka Hill is home to numerous coffee and banana farms. A visit to Mulala will give you an insight into the daily life of Meru farmers and understanding of how these indigenous people live. You can visit all the farms of the five women in the women’s group. The women will explain about their farming methods and show you various economic activities they have started. Spectacular views of both Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro are available on clear days.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Day 5: Visit Local Churches
Attend morning Sunday Service at West Meru (Village) or FPCT Kimahama(City). After Lunch you will Visit Historical Nominal Church in Meru area. (Akeri) Akeri is located at the base of mount meru. About July-August 1896 the first Germany missionaries in meru (Ewald Ovir and Karl Segebrock) visited this area. These missionaries were sent to Africa by Missionaries association of Leipzig. These missionaries were buried at Akeri where Akeri Lutheran church was built. History’s lecture will be provided for those decided to visit this place.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Day 6: Brief visit to Church Relation Activites
After breakfast visit:Ministry to Youth and Students (New Life Band), Christian Literature Ministry, Information about Sport Ministry. Break for Lunch. After Lunch Visit; Christian Radio Ministry, Visit Christian Printing Press and lastly Visit Ministry to the Blind People.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Day 7: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game viewing. Picnic Lunch at the Parks picnic area, and thereafter lunch continue with afternoon game viewing. In the late evening drive to campsite in Manyara for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Manyara Twiga Budget Campsite

Day 8: Lake Eyasi
- Wake up early for a pre-sunrise breakfast. Drive from the camp for approx.20 minutes to locate the nomadic Bushmen (Hadzabe). In the company of the bushmen, you will hunt on foot using traditional weapons i.e. bows and arrows. The Bushmen are related to the Kalahari Bushmen of South Africa. They speak the same click language but do not understand each other, as they have been apart for very long. The Bushmen live a medieval kind of life style. They do not build permanent homes but follow the animals in the area as they trap and kill them for food. They are hunters and gatherers. After a brief hunting stint with the Bushmen, we go back to our vehicles and drive to the camp for a lunch. After a short afternoon siesta, we depart the camp at 04:30PM and drive to lake Eyasi to view flamingoes enjoy the sunset over the Rift Valley Escarpment.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Day 9: Eyasi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You break camp at Lake Eyasi after breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for Dinner and overnight at the Camp on the Ngorongoro crater rim.

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Simba Budget Campsite

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After early breakfast, with your picnic lunch descend into the Crater floor for full day game drive. Picnic lunch will be served at the crater's picnic area near Lerai Forest or Hippo Pool. After lunch proceed with game viewing in the crater. In the evening ascend the crater and drive back to the campsite for dinner and overnight

Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Simba Budget Campsite

Day 11: Ngorongoro to Arusha
After breakfast break the camp at Ngorongoro and drive to Arusha with your lunchbox. This is your time to do shopping if your homebound flight departs Kilimanjaro Airport in the evening. You may do some shopping in Arusha Town and then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your homebound flight.

Price Includes;
- All airport transfers
- Transport on a 4wd vehicle during activities mentioned on the itinerary
- Service of Professional English Speaking Driver Guide
- Activities: game drives in the National Parks, cultural visit to Hadzabe tribe at Lake Eyasi, churches and ministries visit, Osotwa activities and Mulala women's project vist
- Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary
- National Park entry fees and Ngorongoro crater fees
- Camping fees
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary above

Price Excludes:
- Any transfer not mentioned above
- Any international flights
- Any drinks while in the lodge/s
- Any Laundry wile in the lodge
- Passports and Visas
- Any telephone calls while in the lodge
- All extra activities offered by the lodges
- Any service not mentioned above

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