Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2840
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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Our Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for.

Our Tanzania Cultural and Wildlife Safari is aptly named as it combines the perfect mix of Tanzanian culture and East Africa’s wildlife. Spend your days getting to know Tanzania – from the colourful ancient tribes to fantastic and rare animal sightings. After a day full of unforgettable impressions you will welcome the hospitality of your comfortable lodges which are so typical to East Africa.

This is a small group, no participation safari that explores both the wildlife and cultural highlights of Tanzania, with accommodation in either a lodge or permanent tented camp.

Highlights of the Tanzania Cultural and Wildlife Safari: Tarangire National Park, Local School Visit, Orphanage Visit, Village Visit with traditional lunch, Lake Manyara National Park, Hadzabe Tribe (Bushmen), Datoga Tribe (Blacksmiths), Serengeti National Park, Masai Tribe, Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1: Arusha                 

Upon your arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests surrounding the town of Arusha. If you arrive early enough, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, take a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the offered additional activities available.

Accommodation:    Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Meals:
Dinner:    At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar 


Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park - Manyara                

Your safari begins after breakfast this morning. Our first stop is Arusha town, for any last minute purchases before we head off on an exciting safari experience! We will be in the Tarangire National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:     At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar


Day 3:  Cultural Activities at Manyara            

After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we go back to the lodge for a rest, before our visit to the nearby children orphanage centre and school in the afternoon.

Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals:     
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Lunch:    At a local Mama’s Home
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar


Day 4:  Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi    

After coffee and breakfast, we head towards Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. This spectacular national park is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree-climbing lions. After lunch and a short afternoon game drive, we head towards our lodge at Lake Eyasi.

Accommodation:    Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Meals:    
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Dinner:    At Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar    
    

Day 5:  Lake Eyasi            

Today’s activities are interacting with local Bushmen & Blacksmiths communities. The Hadzabe Tribe, live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. We will obtain an in-depth look at how they continue to survive and adapt to their harsh environment and the challenges they face in continuing their nomadic existence. The Hadzabe have close relations with the Datoga tribe, blacksmiths who have developed their trade over centuries and still practice it very much the same way today. They produce the arrow heads for the Hadzabe and brass trinkets, some of which will be for sale by the maker himself.

Accommodation:    Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar


Day 6: Lake Eyasi - Lake Ndutu     

This morning, we head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Eyasi escarpment to Endulen, Ndutu open area towards the Serengeti National Park. We will stop at a Masai village, which is not a touristic Masai Boma, for a cultural encounter of a life time. The Masai people are semi-nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are known for their distinctive traditional attire. After lunch, we embark on a game drive within the park on our way to the lodge.

Accommodation:    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 7:  Serengeti National Park            

Today our game drive will lead us towards the central part of Serengeti National Park. We look for large herds of wildebeests pounding the grasslands, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs prey upon the youngest and weakest members of the herds. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing throughout the year.

Accommodation:              Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 8:  Serengeti National Park            

Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration and large predator population. From February to May, a herd of over a million wildebeest (gnu) migrate for the Western Corridor of the park, in search of greener pastures. The Serengeti’s other animal attractions include lion, leopard, zebra, Thompson gazelle, impala, Grant’s gazelle and buffalo. Most of the park is open swathes of grassland, broken by isolated granite kopjes (hills) and patches of acacias woodlands.

Accommodation:    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kati Kati Tented Camp
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 9:  Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara            

We take an early breakfast at camp and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival we go through the registration process and descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing. We will have lunch at the Lerai picnic site at the side of the hippo pool and continue with a game drive up the crater rim. 

Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Meals:     
Breakfast:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Lunch pack from Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar


Day 10:  Arusha            

After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterwards we head to Arusha where the tour will end at our offices. We hope to welcome you again on one of our African adventures!

Meals:     
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
  • Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
  • Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
  • Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

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Jenman Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
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- Our main focus is: Luxury safaris
- We book international flights
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T: 27 21 6837826
Since: Mar 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Hot air balloons
Hot air balloons
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