On this is Cultural and Wildlife experience, you will get a chance to hunt with Bushmen and learn their daily life at the same time getting close to wild animals: join us and have a real and unique adventure!
Arrival in Tanzania Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha for Overnight. (Own arrangement but can be arranged on request)
Day 01: Arusha to Tarangire National Park After breakfast transfer to Tarangire national park with your packed lunch for game viewing, enjoy a picnic lunch at Tarangire then continue with your game viewing until late evening, dinner and overnight, Lodge. FB
Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park to Lake Eyasi After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara national park for game viewing, lunch then after lunch drive to the park again for a second half game viewing. Late afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi for dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi- Tented Camp. FB
Day 3: Cultural Tours - Lake Eyasi Village (Hadzabe and Tindiga tribes) 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. Overnight at Lake Eyasi Camp (BLD)
Day 4: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti National Park After breakfast transfer to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro conservation area, with your lunch box and game en-route. Dinner and overnight, Lodge/Tented Camp FB
Day 5: Serengeti Central Area After breakfast leave with your lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30 and 13.00 break for your picnic lunch, thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive.. Evening drive to your lodge for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti. Lodge/Tented Camp FB
Day 6: Serengeti Northern Plains After breakfast continue with game viewing in Northern part of Serengeti and back to Lobo for lunch. After lunch proceed with game drive and later drive back to the camp. Dinner and overnight , Lodge/Tented Camp FB
Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Pass by Olduvai Gorge (extra cost)a historical site whereby the early man lived its your option whether you pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture for extra costs, After your lunch en route adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight at Lodge. FB
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha After breakfast, with packed lunch descend into the crater for a full day game viewing. Have your picnic lunch in the crater at hippo pool or Lerai forest. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your Hotel. HB
Price Includes: - All park entrance fees. - Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier. - Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above. - Crater fees. - Lodge fee - Mattress each - Village fees (Bushmen) - Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day. - Allowances for the Professional English Drive Guide. - Activities as per itinerary above.
Price Excludes: - International Flights - Olduvai Gorge fees. - Accommodation on The first night on your arrival and last night after safari - Hot and cold drinks - Cigarettes, and Tips - Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti, book with us for USD 449 per person. - Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 50per person. - And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
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Communications with the company in advance of our arrival were very good. However, upon our arrival, there was no one there to greet us at the airport. This was partly my fault because I had emailed them the time that we would be coming to Arusha. I did not realize that there were two different airports near Arusha. One is called Arusha; the other is called Kilimanjaro. I think they should be aware that someone who has never been to Tanzania might not know the difference. We did eventually get in touch with our tour manager, Peniel, and he came from the other airport to get us.
I felt that he did a good job of briefing us on what would be happening and what to expect. Our driver, John, and our cook, Benson, both were great. They always took care of us, and we had good food and saw lots of animals. Their jobs' are really hard.
Upon our return to Arusha, they took us to the wrong hotel. It wasn't that big as deal, but we were hot and exhausted, and when we had unloaded our gear in the hotel lobby, only to find that we had to reload to go somewhere else, it frazzled us a little. A minor thing and all was taken care of quickly, but it would have been better if the communications between our driver and the office had been smoother.
All in all, though, I think that they did a great job, and I was happy to have booked with them. I would recommend them to any friends who might be going to Africa.
Me and my husband recently travelled to Tanzania for a safari.
First we planned our safari with Peniel (our trip coordinator) through internet. He was very pleasant and always responding quickly to my many many questions. He took the time to really understand what we really wanted and made sure we got it. Then he met us at the airport and brought us to our hotel for our first night before our safari. He explained everything to us and was very thorough. We really liked him. He is a very special person to us.
Then we met our first guide for 1 day Winnie. Very nice young fellow. Then came Apollo for the rest of the safari. What can we say about Apollo. Well he is one of a kind. Very nice person and one thing that we noticed is that he is very helpful with everybody. We had so many laughs with him especially him and my husband. Very knowledgeable.We saw lots of animals. We also had the honor of meeting his family. What a nice family and we were so well received.
Then there was our cook Benson(Ben Manase Kingu). Wow what good food we had. And he was always so eager to help. He made sure our flap tent were open during the day while we were gone on a safari drive or if it rained made sure they were closed. Very nice person. He even made us a cake all decorated and Happy New Year written on it since our safari started on jan 1/2013. We also got to meet his family.
They were so nice. Well all in all we want to say that we had a fantastic time with fantastic people that we now consider our friends. Thank You everybody for making our trip so memorable. Judy & Germain
Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable about the animals, plants, and history of the parks we toured. Our camp cook was amazing! He prepared some of the best dishes that I had in Tanzania. Also, he baked my friend and I a special cake to help celebrate the New Year! Finally, Peniel made us certificates that included our date of travel and the names of the parks that we visited.
Peniel even arranged for our (cheap) transfer to the airport after our stay in Arusha. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend them.
We just arrived home from a amazing 14 day holiday visiting several wildlife parks of Tanzania and in the end spending relaxing days in Zanzibar.
After we made the initial enquiry Peniel got in touch with us and fulfilled all our special wishes. All questions were fully and quickly answered via e-mail, and even when we arrived several hours early in Arusha, he managed to pick us up at the airport together with our driver-guide. We just sent a short message from Daressalam and he organized everything else.
We spent 7 days of wonderful safari on our own with John, our perfect driver and tour guide . The roads are sometimes very rough but with John we felt save all the time. The national parks we visited (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) are really fantastic and John presented to us so many more animals than the big five.
All the accomodation at the lodges was wonderful, good food and we particularly enjoyed the Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge.
We have no hesitation in recommending the safari operator to other travellers...
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on our Safar. We thoroughly enjoyed the complete excursion. Overall rating 8!
Peniel was the friendly and very helpful coordinator and his enthusiasm and quick response to all our questions was exemplary. Overall rating for his contribution: 9! He also helped us to adapt our Safari to our own needs. All his bookings and information was of a very high standard throughout.
All the accommodation was of a high standard, except for the Impala Hotel in Arusha.
The driver Apollo was friendly, but he must guard at not taking firstly the client Ďs interest at heart. We had to warn him to drive more cautiously on narrow and winding roads. His knowledge of the country, itís people and fauna and flora in general is of a very high standard. His rating is 6.
The government can really put in a huge effort to improve the quality of the roads, mainly from the point after passing the Crater into the Serengeti area.
We experienced two flat tyres on these roads. The Safari vehicle we used was comfortable, but we expressed our concerns about itís roadworthiness with quality of tyres, the opening of windows and the general performance of the engine.
Tanzania is indeed a very beautiful country with friendly people and lots to offer, but exploitation of visitors must be guarded against.
Just a note to say how special our safari was. From meeting us at the airport, even with a delay,to the stay at the marvellous Impala hotel, to the safari itself and a final transfer to the airport.
The punctuality by John our guide and Abu our cook plus their attention to detail were admirable. The skills, knowledge and enthusaism was very much appreciated by us both. We saw more animals,with a greater variety, than we could have hoped for. Each day was inspiring and our meals were of local, fresh produce and very tasty.
Finally thanks to Peniel for his tireless efforts to organise this special week and his prompt replies to all our e-mails.
Before our trip we have to admit that we were a little nervous since your operation lesser-known that some of the massive tour operators in the area. However, from the moment we met the team in Arusha, it was clear we had made the right decision and were in for the trip of a lifetime.
Our tour guide, Apollo, was a complete joy to spend time with. He was very knowledgable of the local wildlife and customs and was eager to share his knowledge with us. He was extremely accommodating during the trip - allowing us to stop at any time for any reason and enjoy the trip on our own pace. When three different ATMs in Mtu Wambu happened to be broken, he even lent us cash to hold us over for the next couple days before we could return to a working ATM...incredible.
Our Chef ("Stomach Doctor"), Abu, was equally enjoyable to be around and always had a smile on his face. His food was delicious and provided great comfort after long days on Safari. When we specially requested Banana Pancakes for our final breakfast, Abu happily obliged and made the best Banana Pancakes we'd ever had.
If given the chance to return, we would gladly use this tour operator again and would specifically request the services of Apollo and Abu. We will be recommending your tours to all of our friends. Thank you so much for providing an incredible life changing experience.