Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Elephant Babies View at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Cultural Tour And Wildlife Safari

Eco Africa Climbing
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 2,800 $ 280 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to Serengeti National Park
  • Learn culture and view Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Visit and learn the history of Marangu and its people
  • Explore Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive
  • Visit to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Short Description

This Tour is comprise of cultural activities and Safari in the Northern circuit National Park. You will get the chance to visiting the Marangu village at the lower slope of Mountain Kilimanjaro. Marangu is a small town with a great amount of history and ancient traditions. Get carried away by the Chagga tribe, unique rainforest landscape and coffee growing insides. . You will get a chance to visit on the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, and view the mountain if you luck.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Moshi
End City Moshi

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in lodges and/or permanent tented camps as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transport in a fully kitted safari vehicle.
  • Game drives as mentioned.
  • Meals and activities as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Experienced & registered local guide

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport

We meet and greet at the airport and we transfer you to Moshi.  Overnight at Kili wonders Hotel on bed & breakfast basis. (http://kiliwonders.com)

Day 2: Day trip to the base of Mt Kilimanjaro And Cultural Tour

Visit and learn the history of Marangu and its people. Marangu, at the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, is a small town with a great amount of history and ancient traditions. Get carried away by the Chagga tribe, unique rainforest landscape and coffee growing insides. This full day tour has it all action, tradition and culinary. You will get a chance to visit on the base of mt Kilimanjaro, and view the mountain if you luck, overnight at Hotel in moshi. (http://kiliwonders.com)

Day 3: Moshi – Tarangire National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House, Oldeani Road, Karatu

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.

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari lodge or similar

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.

Day 5: Lake Eyasi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:  Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar

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.

Day 6: Lake Eyasi – Lake Ndutu- Serengeti

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

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. 

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

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.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

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.

Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm  House or Similar Lodge.

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.

Day 10: Ngorongoro  to Arusha or  Moshi

After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. At Arusha you can be dropped at The Arusha Airport for a flight to Zanzibar or transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure. -We can arrange a flight for you to Zanzibar as well as the transfers and accommodation at the Island of Zanzibar."

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations Charges:

  • The following cancellation charges will apply:
  •  32+ days prior to departure – 25% of tour price
  •  8 – 32 days prior to departure – 50% of tour price
  •  7 days or less to departure – 100% of tour price

Please note that in cases where bookings have been made for external services such as accommodation, the cancellation charges incurred are the responsibility of the client. Please ensure that you are aware of such external bookings when making a reservation with us. Cancellations must be done in writing via email.

Trip ID#:

CulTouEco

Trip Excludes

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Pre and post tour accommodation (maybe required depending upon arrival and departure flight times)
  • All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Tips for the driver and hotel staff

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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