10 Days Safari And Cultural Tour

Day 1:

Arrival,meet with your driver,after a short briefing you will be transferred to Moivaro Coffee lodge for accommodations

Day 2:

Have breakfast at the lodge,take your lunch boxes and head to Arusha National Park for game drives,evening go back to Moivaro Coffee Logde for accommodations.

Arusha National Park

This is the closet National Park to Arusha town-northern Tanzania’s safari capital-Arusha.Was established in 1960 and its size is 137 sq kilometers. The entrance gate leads into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys,olive baboons,famous place in the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkeys is easily seen.

In the midst of the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater whose steep,rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor which sometimes dotted with buffalos and warthogs.

Further north,the beauty of Momela Lakes each one a different hue of green or blue, Their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of Flamingos, The lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant water fowls,offer plenty of bird watching opportunities

The park also is the home of water bucks,giraffes,dik diks,duikers,zebras etc,although elephants are uncommon but can sometimes be seen While in the park,the majestic snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen,but it is Kilimanjaro’s unassuming cousin ,Mount Meru-the fifth highest in Africa at 4566 meters,14990 feet,that dominates the park’s horizon

Day 3: Tarangire National Park.

After breakfast,take your lunch boxes and go to Tarangire National Park.
Make a game drives and enjoy your lunch boxes while in the park. Evening leave the park and go to overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge,which is outside the park.

Tarangire National Park

It is located southwest of Arusha,about 118 kilometers(75 miles)from Arusha town.
Has the size of 2850 sq kilometers(1005 sq miles)

During the Tarangire’s dry season ,the Tarangire river is a mere shadow of itself,just a trickle of water chocked with wildlife,thirsty antelopes and elephants wonder

many kilometers to Tarangire,strong dig into the damp earth of the riverbed in seach of underground springs,while wildebeest,zebras,buffalos,giraffes and gazelles mingle with rare species such as elands and oryx around each shrinking lagoon
Pythons climb into the shade of the trees that line Tarangire’s massive southern swamps and hang there like giant malignant fruit ,coils neatly around over the branches in a perfect sphere.

Tarangire in the dry season is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.Its huge herds of elephants rival the park’s gigantic,squat baobab trees as its most celebrated feature
The birds lover will enjoy a big diversity of the birds species in Tarangire.

Day 4: Full Day Tarangire National Park

Go back to Tarangire for a full day game drives to explore more in this fabulous park
Overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

Just after breakfast at the lodge,take the lunch boxes and head to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives,in the evening leave the park and go to Karatu for accommodations at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

Lake Manyara National Park

Derives its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalii,known as ‘Olmanyara’ in Maasai language .The Maasai used this plant to cover their bomas(hedges) The park was gazetted as a National Park in 1960,its size is 330 sq kilometers(127 sq miles) and is located northern Tanzania 126 kilometers west of Arusha town,the park is strategically located along the highway to Ngorongoro and Serengeti

Some of the attractions found within the park may not be seen in other famous parks such as the ground water forest-an evergreen forest fed by fresh water springs, and the great rift valley escarpment-one of the unique scenic beauty of the park,your eyes will as well be amazed by the diversity of wildlife species and habitats,the lake forms the most spectacular sight,high diversity of bird species both migrants and residents,without forgetting the spectacular flamingos.

Day 6: Lake Eyasi

Leave very early mornig to Lake Eyasi.
Upon arrival,join with the Hadzabe to go and practice with them their huntings using the local weapons.

Later visit another tribe called Datoga who are exparts of blacksmith activities,to see how they perform their duties,and exercise with them such activities. Then go back to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for accommodations

These local tribes are so welcoming,happy and proud of showing you their cultures so get prepared for an experience of a lifetime.

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a mildy alkaline lake stretching for about 50 kilometers(31 miles)to the southwest to the northeast,as far as your eyes can see ,the horizon is dominated by the impressive Ngorongoro highlands.

This area is inhabited by small groups of bushmen-the Hadzabe tribe who live in groups hunting with bows and arrows and gathering roots and tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age.

They are also nomadic,moving from one place to another depending on the availability of the animals around their camps to be hunted.They basically hunt baboons,monkeys,kudus,dik diks,elands etc and bird.Generally they can hunt anything excluding the hyenas and vultures.

The distance between groups depends on the landscape,availability of wild animals and other wild staffs.They live in small thatched house during dry seasons and in caves in wet seasons.

Another interesting tribe in the area is the Datoga-who are the skilled craftsmen using the local weapons produced locally by themselves.They also keep goats,sheeps,cattle,donkeys and a few chickens.They were formally nomadic,now,however many farm a plot of maize,beans and millet etc.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast,live in the morning with lunch boxes to Serengeti National Park,upon arrival continue with the adventurous game drives. Evening go to overnight at Thorn Tree Camp which is in the heart of Serengeti.

Day 8: Full Day Serengeti National Park

Stories about Serengeti never end so have another full day game drives in this spectacular park and make your own stories,accommodations at Thorn Tree Camp.

Serengeti National Park

The name was derived from a Maasai word ‘Siringet’ meaning an ‘endless plain’ .As you stand on the southern grass plains you experience this vastness. In 1951 became the first national park in Tanzania(was then called Tanganyika) and in those days it included Ngorongoro Crater.
Further alterations in 1959 resulted in the park boundaries you see today

Covering 14763 sq kilometers(5700 sq miles),the park is almost the size of Northern Ireland or Connectcut,making it Tanzania’s second largest national park,it is the Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park,also a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a World Wide Wonder.

The park is the centre of the Serengeti ecosystem ,roughly defined by the annual wildebeest migration,it offers more than just the annual migration,its colourful topography of mountains,rolling hills,rivers and plains provide year-round habitat for many of the Serengeti species.Yet even when the migration is quiet ,the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa,great herds of buffalos,giraffes,group of elephants,eland,topi,impala,gazelles,the spectacle of predators.. pride of lions,leopards,cheetahs,jackals,hyenas.

But there is more than big games,500- plus species of birds ranging from the outsized Ostrich and bizarre secretary birdof the open grassland to the eagles that soar above the beautiful sky.

The Serengeti would not be the same without the beautiful rock outcrops known as ‘kopjes’(pronounces ‘copy’ from the Dutch meaning ‘little heads’),technically known as inselbergs,the intriguing rounded shapes of these ancient granite rocks are the result of cracking and erosion from exposure to sun ,wind and rain.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater Highland

Just after breakfast,take the lunch boxes and go to Ngorongoro highlands,arrive and descend into the Crater floor for a half day crater tour.Evening,you will ascend and go to overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boast the finest blend of landscape,wildlife,people and archaeological sites in Africa,and is situated 180 kilometers west of Arusha town.The rich pasture and permanent water of the crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife up to 25000-predominantly grazing animals alongside the predators and about 500 species of birds.

It covers an area of 8288 sq kilometers(3200 sq miles) and was established in 1959 as a multiple land use area-wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing.It includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater-the World’s largest Caldera.

The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro Crater combined with its spectacular concentration of wildlife is one the greatest natural wonders of the planet as well as the presence of the globally threatened species such as the Black Rhino

Day 10: Back to Arusha

Leave after breakfast depending your flight schedule. Stop at Arusha for hot lunch at the restaurant then proceed to the airport to connect with your flight back home.

NB: All accommodations are a full board basis,i.e three meals.