11 Days Ultimate Experience Tanzania Safari

  • Tarangire National Park - Lake Eyasi - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park - Lake Natron - Masai village

Cultural and Classic Safari in Tanzania

Join African Scenic Safaris on an 11-day safari exploring magnificent Tanzania. Various activities from game drives to a visit to a Masai village will accompany your journey in this magnificent land of Tanzania. Your safari will be in a luxury 4WD safari vehicle so that you can feel the maximum experience of joining a safari with African Scenic Safari. So, what are you waiting for? Come and let African Scenic Safari make your African holiday dreams come true.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Masai village exploration
  • Hunting with the Hadzabe Bushmen
  • Traditional Maasai goat ceremony experience
  • Tarangire & Serengeti National Park exploration
  • Lake Natron and Olduvai Gorge visits
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 10 nights' lodging
  • 9 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you can choose whether you want to be accommodated at a camp or in a 3-star lodge.

Day 1: Moshi / Arusha - Tarangire National Park

In this morning, you will travel from Moshi / Arusha to Tarangire National Park. Approximately, you will go for 2 hours of driving distance today. Afterward, you will overnight at Tarangire National Park.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Today, you will have a full day to further explore Tarangire National Park. Afterward, you will overnight at Tarangire National Park.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park - Lake Eyasi

In this morning, you will travel a short distance to Lake Manyara National Park. You will spend the afternoon on a game drive at this park which is described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. After having a game drive, you will travel for a short distance to Lake Eyasi and overnight there.

Day 4: Lake Eyasi - Ngorongoro Crater

On day 4, you will enjoy hunting with the hunter-gather ethnic group of the Hadzabe bushmen and experiencing their way of life. After lunch, you will travel to Ngorongoro Crater and overnight on the rim of the crater.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you will journey into the heart of this amazing, wondrous crater. You will spend the full day on the crater floor. Enjoy your full day game drive before returning to the rim of the crater. Later, you will overnight on the rim of the crater.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

Today, you will begin your journey from Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park. On route, you will have the opportunity to stop at Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most amazing archeological sites in the world. Later, you will overnight at Serengeti National Park.

Days 7: Serengeti National Park

Today, you will have a full day to enjoy Serengeti National Park. This can be early morning and afternoon game drives or take lunch boxes for a full day game drive. Afterward, you will overnight at Serengeti National Park.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park - Lake Natron

This morning, you will have a journey to Lake Natron. Afterward, you can take a few hours to rest at the campsite before climbing the volcano at night (optional). The climb begins around midnight so you reach the top by sunrise. This is a challenging climb. However, there will be extremely rewarding views once you make it to the top. Later, you will overnight in Lake Natron area.

Day 9: Lake Natron

Today, you can spend the time resting from your climb or take one of the many activities around the area. These include visiting Lake Natron’s sparkling shores, seeing the millions of flamingos, visiting the nearby waterfalls, or taking some easy hiking options. In the end of the day, you will overnight in Lake Natron area.

Day 10: Lake Natron - Masai village

In this morning,, you will drive to a remote Masai village. Upon the arrival, you will be introduced to the village and the afternoon will start with a lesson on their traditional Maasai medicine. Once the Masai men return from their day with their cattle, you will have the chance to milk the cows, help collect firewood, and watch the sunset.

In this evening, you will experience a traditional Masai goat ceremony and watch the Masai dancing. Later, you will have an overnight camping at the village (please note that there are no toilet or shower facilities at the village).

Day 11: Masai village - Arusha / Moshi

Today, you will have much more to learn and discover about the Masai way of life. The men will give you the chance to experience their spear throwing and have a jumping competition. One last activity for the trip includes the women teaching you about the art of their jewelry making. The Masai women learn this from a young age and you will have the opportunity to purchase some of their work. After your lunch commences, you will drive back to Arusha / Moshi.

  • Lake Natron exploration
  • Masai village exploration
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge

Tanzania

Tanzania is a country that is rich in natural wonders, traditions, and cultures. This country is home to a range of diverse landscapes including sweeping plains, tropical rain forests, mountains, lakes, and beautiful beaches. Tanzania is the ideal destination for any type of visitor whether their interest is game viewing on safari, climbing Africa’s highest peak, or relaxing on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania has it all.

An unparalleled one-quarter of Tanzania’s surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes. With areas like Serengeti National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa. Furthermore, Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful and stable countries which makes the country an ideal choice for both first-time visitors and old-timers.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is one of Tanzania's largest national parks and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephants.

Often overshadowed by Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park has immense concentrations of game in the peak months (July - February) and a fraction of the visitors that go to any of the other northern parks. The game viewing is superb and the atmosphere, as well as habitat, is completely different from the other parks. In addition, this park is surprisingly large, giving visitors more space and a more intimate game viewing environment of all the parks in the region.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a beautiful, scenic park on the road from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater. The lake itself takes up much of the park leaving a strip of land running down its shores where game concentrates. Bringing famous for its flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center makes Lake Manyara National Park reason enough to visit here for a day, especially in the wet months (March - June) where the elephants are enjoying the lush surroundings. Lake Manyara National Park is described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. This park is also famous for its tree climbing lions and large herds of elephant which are not shy to come straight up to the vehicle.

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of the Hadzabe Bushmen. They bear similar characteristics to those of Bushmen in Southern Africa. This indigenous tribe is probably the last living in true harmony with nature and are well-known for their communication via clicking rather than speech.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls. Hence, you have the opportunity to find the game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as a pride of lion and other predators like cheetahs.Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see the “Big Five” due to the shape and size of this incredible natural landscape. This crater is the world’s largest inactive volcano caldera and its beauty is awe-inspiring.

A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are highlights. Moreover, Ngorongoro Crater becomes home to strong populations of lions, leopards, and hyenas along with good herds of non-migrating wildebeests, buffalos, and zebras. Other games at Ngorongoro Crater include serval cats, cheetahs, jackals, Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, flamingos, and bat-eared foxes along with approximately 400 species of birds.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is Tanzania's most popular national park - a world heritage site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration when hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle join more than 1 million wildebeest on their trek for fresh grazing. Yet, even when the migration is quiet, Serengeti National Park offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa teeming with wildlife including great herds of buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle as well as a vast population of birds.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park boasting the largest lion population in Africa. Lion pride feasts on the abundance of plain grazers while solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining Seronera River and a high density of cheetahs prowl the South Eastern plains. This place is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains. Furthermore, you are likely to find lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and many other small predators.

During this safari, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are extremely good quality, using fresh and local produce. African Scenic Safaris caters for any meal requirement such as western style food. However, you can advise if you would like to try some local dishes. Breakfasts are likely to be toast, eggs, sausage, pancakes, and fruit.

Lunch is freshly made lunch boxes in which you will eat en-route or a cooked lunch if at the campsite. Dinner normally starts with soup followed by a main course like chicken and rice, fish, pasta, vegetarian stew, etc. followed by fruit for dessert. African Scenic Safaris is commonly asked for recipes after safari which they can happily provide.

  • Flamingo watching in Lake Natron area
  • Hiking in Lake Natron area
  • Visit to Lake Natron’s sparkling shores
  • Visit to the nearby waterfalls in Lake Natron area
  • 1 pair of binoculars
  • 10-night accommodation
  • Camping fees
  • Chance to learn Maasai medicine-making
  • Chances to milk the cows, help collect firewood, and watch the sunset with Maasai men in Masai village
  • Complimentary camping equipment
  • Cook
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • English-speaking driver / guide
  • Game drives at Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park
  • Hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen on Lake Eyasi
  • Luxury 4WD safari vehicle
  • Masai village exploration
  • Ngorongoro Crater exploration
  • Park entry fees
  • Serengeti National Park exploration
  • Tarangire National Park exploration
  • The art of Maasai women's jewelry-making
  • Traditional Maasai goat ceremony experience
  • Visit to Lake Natron
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge
  • Airfare
  • Tipping to your driver / guide and cook
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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