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Tanzania Exclusive Culture and Wildlife Safari

Experience Tanzania off the beaten path on this active wildlife and cultural safari

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Tanzania Exclusive Culture and Wildlife Safari

Tour Highlights
Experience Tanzania off the beaten path on this active wildlife and cultural safari.
An encounter with the Hadzabe people, the last bushmen in Tanzania, on a voyage back in time. A rare journey to the amazing and remote Lake Natron, land of the Maasai people. A visit to Ol Donyo Lengai, “Mountain of God” to the Massai and the last active volcano in East Africa, and view wildlife in the vast plains of Serengeti and in the Majestic Ngorongoro Crater.

Note:
This is a private safari. This way you are ensured the full attention of our guide, but with the added knowledge of our guides’ experiences. It also means that we can start the tour on the day you prefer and it can be customised to suit you.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet at the airport by our driver guide and transfer to Meru Simba Lodge for dinner and overnight. “Meru Simba Lodge is located on the foothills of Mount Meru direct at the boarder of Arusha National Park with view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Within 40 minutes easy reach of the Kilimanjaro International Airport and of Arusha Town”.

Accommodation at Meru Simba Lodge is based on dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: Arusha / Lake Natron
Embark on a full day of exploration inside Tanzania, driving along the Rift Valley to the shores of Lake Natron. “The lake is in northern Tanzania on the border with Kenya, lying in the East African Rift System, 70 miles (113 km) northwest of Arusha. The lake is 35 miles (56 km) long and 15 miles (24 km) wide and contains salt, soda, and magnesite deposits. The lake\'s warm water is an ideal breeding ground for the Rift Valley flamingos. The Gelai volcano (9,652 feet [2,942 m]) is at the lake\'s southeastern edge.” You will spend this night at Lake Natron Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Lake Natron
Lake Natron has often been described as being of lunar beauty and the “Mountain of God” by the Maasai. Spend your day on short walks with a visit to a Maasai village, (Boating and fishing can be arranged at the camp on request). You will spend this night at Lake Natron Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Lake Natron / Serengeti National Park
Leave Lake Natron and continue toward the northern part of the Serengeti National Park and experience your first game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Wildlife Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Transfer to central Serengeti for game viewing. You will stop for picnic lunch at round 1300hrs. After lunch proceed with game viewing until in the late evening when you will drive to Seronera Wildlife Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Spend a full day exploring the rolling Serengeti plains in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed. Tonight relax with fellow travelers and share stories about your Serengeti experience. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Highlands
Drive toward the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest unbroken caldera, and its surrounding highlands, visiting Olduvai Gorge en route. This afternoon take a walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
This morning drive to the Crater floor for great game viewing, stopping for a picnic lunch. More than 30,000 animals thrive in this enclosed grassland, including hippo that live in the central soda lake. Bird life here includes ostrich, crested crane, flamingo and egret. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands / Lake Eyasi
Drive to the floor of the Rift Valley, arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon explore the area and Lake Eyasi, now devoid of water. Overnight at Kisimangeda Tented Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Eyasi
After breakfast, drive a short distance from camp to the Endabagha River, one the vital water sources that feeds this dry area. Here, meet your Hadzabe guide who introduces the extraordinary life and world of his people, hunter-gatherer Bushmen whose language involves a collection of clicking sounds. Return to camp for lunch and a bush walk later this afternoon. Overnight at Kisimangeda Tented Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Lake Eyasi / Arusha / Home
Drive to Arusha and have a picnic lunch en route. You have the option to go shopping or have the afternoon at leisure if your home flight departs in the evening. Later transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect with your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Price Include:
- Accommodations and meals as indicated, including bottled water 1.5ltrs per person per day
- Guaranteed window seat and access to photographic roof hatch in specially-equipped custom built four-wheel-drive safari land cruisers driven by accomplished driver-guides
- Sightseeing and game viewing as shown
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All gratuities, except to safari driver-guide

Not Included in the Price:
- International flights to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Items of personal nature/use
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above

Notes:
Please check for vaccination requirements before your departure. Visas are required for entry into Tanzania. This program contains some active elements, and a minimum level of fitness is required.

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