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9 Day Tanzania Tented Lodge Safari

9 Day Tanzania Tented Lodge Safari

9 DAYS TOUR OVERVIEW

Our 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safaris and Culture travel packages, specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater National Park in Tanzania. This specific Africa safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or travel tours. It specifically include the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while keeping your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

This unforgettable Tanzania safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages will take you to Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.

It will take you to the Lake Eyasi where your culture activities will start by gathering with two hunting tribes-Datoga and Hadzabe the bushmen.It will take you to the Karatu Masai Boma here you will interact with Masai tribe for more than 3 activities for whole half day.

This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure.

It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa.

It will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions.

Finally this unforgettable safari will take you to  Manyara Maasai Boma where you’ll be able to learn Maasai culture   and their activities, due to our most popular Culture tours in Tanzania before you head back to Arusha City.

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43 Km

Welcome to Tanzania. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will meet your safari guide/driver transfer to Arusha city to your allocated accommodation as requested for dinner and overnight (43 km, 45 minutes). You will get chance for briefing and introduction about your Tanzania Safari.

  • Hours:45 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

Distance: 130 km
Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before you head off on safari. Afterwards you head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. In Tarangire National Park northern Tanzania’s you will enjoy finest birding. The low baobab-clad plains and fever-tree groves here support many cool species including three Tanzanian endemics and near-endemics: Over 550 birds species found in the park including Ashy Starling, Yellow-collared Lovebird, and Rufous-tailed Weaver. The lush grasses are full of ground birds like Northern White-bellied Bustard and both Red-necked and Yellow-necked Francolins and many others. Later afternoon you will drive to Karatu to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 03: Tarangire to Lake Eyasi.

Distance: 110km
Non – game viewing time: 2 -3hrs

Walking Tour

After breakfast you will heard to Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge.

Activities during Lake Eyasi

Hadzabe & Datoga Tribes Culture Learning

Hunting with Hadzabe (optional) and prepared their foods

How they produce fire by local methods.

Walking around the Lake shore (Birds Tour)

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 04: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti National Park.

Distance: 145 km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, the tour will depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then heard to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Early evening you’ll drive to Mbugani Tented Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park.

Full game drive at Northern Serengeti to Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow, some drowning helplessly, foundering in narrow defiles, floundering in mud, falling victim to crocodile, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself. Early evening you’ll drive to Mbugani Tented Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance: 145 km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

The day to say good bye to Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you’ll have early morning game drives in Serengeti park and after the tour departs to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You’ll stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution, as one among of our Tanzania History. You’ll meet expertise who will provide you much information about human evolution History in the area. Later afternoon proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area  to Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge where you’ll have your Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 07: Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu.

Distance: 51 km
Non – game viewing time: 1 hrs

After an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon you’ll drive back to Karatu for Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 08: Karatu to Lake Manyara National Park.

Distance: 34 Km

Non – game viewing time: 1 hr

After tasty breakfast from your hotel the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, also include Buffalo, Elephant Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala and also Manyara health population lion are famous for their tree-climbing antics.

Lake Manyara National Park has over 300 bird species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and 3 endangered Tanzanian species: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird. The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Long claw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schawlow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guinea fowl and many more can also be found in the Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon drive back to Karatu to Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 09: Karatu to Manyara Maasai Boma to Arusha.

Distance: 27Km
Non – game viewing time: 25 Minutes

After breakfast to your Hotel the tour will depart to Manyara Maasai Boma. This is one of our most popular Culture tours in the Maasai tribe, which is based around a traditional Maasai Boma (dwelling). This tour is led by Maasai local guide and you will be told about tribal customs and the methods in which they build their dwellings. The village you visit still preserve the traditional Masai way of life and you will be enthralled by the truly wonderful and inspiring tales that these people will tell you about their history and way of life. You will also get a chance to learn how the Masai women make their beautifully colored and intricate jeweler. The money raised from the sale of their traditional jeweler goes directly back into the local community. In addition, when you join our Masai Boma trip you will be able to watch a traditional welcome dance – something truly special that is sure to become a lifelong memory. Being up close and personal with nature while walking with a Masai guide along the deeply spiritual trails their predecessors have trodden for hundreds and hundreds of years is an experience that will surely become the highlight of your visit to this magnificent country. Early afternoon you’ll start your safari head back to Arusha City to your hotel or drop off to Airport.

Ending of our 9 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari and Culture Tour.

Activities at Manyara Masai Boma

  • Learning how the Masai Women Milking in the morning
  • Enjoy having Masai Dancing and Traditional Songs
  • Enjoy how Masai slaughter animals and drinking fresh blood
  • Learn How to make Masai Jewelry
  • Distribution of Work according to age (Ngayon-Moran-Laibon-Leigwanan)
  • Enjoying knowing how they sleep

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation before & during Safari.
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • All national park fees

Tour  Excludes:

  • Visa fees
  • Flight
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

 

 

 

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