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8 Days Special Culture, Nature Experience, and Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Selig Hotel, Moshi, Tanzania

Cultural Safari Tanzania

With this tailor-made program, you will have a chance to explore the majestic nature through world-famous protected areas and get an insight into Tanzanian culture through the legendary tribes of Maasai and Chagga in Kilimanjaro region. Your experiences will be varied day by day with different activities such as canoeing, hiking, cycling, walking, ballooning, and joining game drive, etc. Your choice of accommodation is also flexible to fit your budget and interest. Let Chief’s Tours bring you unforgettable memories in Africa.

Key information

  • Maximum of 7 participants. This safari can be arranged as both group tour and private tour (upon request).
  • Children are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Moshi
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • 6 game drives in a pop-up roof 4X4 vehicle
  • Explore Arusha, Tarangire, and Serengeti National Parks
  • Descend down the Ngorongoro Crater and hike up Empakaai Crater
  • Chance to spot buffalo, elephants, giraffe, hippos, and many bird species
  • Cycling through the landscapes of Chagga villages
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • All meals stated

Styles


7 activity days
Group size: 3-7 participants
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

Selig Hotel

Strategically located at Kiusa Street in Moshi town, a five minutes’ walk from the main bus Stand. The hotel offers spacious rooms with the all necessary amenities for the guest's desire. With modern facility rooms, Standard Suites, Double Deluxe rooms and Standard rooms. The rooms are stylishly decorated and equipped with all modern amenities including LCD TV offering Satellite and Cable TV channels, telephone, high speed wireless internet, mini bar, writing table, comfortable sofa, warm and cold shower. Local and international cuisines are available. The premise has Security Guards and CCTV cameras to ensure guests security and confort.

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel

Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is one of the first truly 4-stars boutique hotels in Moshi which provide great ambience and facilities. Located 4km from the Town of Moshi, 45 km away from Kilimanjaro national park, 40km away from the Kilimanjaro International airport. Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel is ideally located for all those that visit Moshi Town for adventure seeking or for business travel.

Heaven Nature Campsite

Havennature Safari Camp and Lodge has enough space and tents for all causing activities for even more than 100 campers, accomodation is provided in tents of different size to suite individual family or groups requirements. The camp has unique appeal for the eco tourist, researchers and the average holiday maker.

Eileen's Trees Inn

They have 20 rooms En suite single, double, triple and family room is possible on request, the rooms are spacious and comfortable privately situated throughout lush gardens. Each room has twin beds or a large (queen size) bed with mosquito nets. Triples are possible on request. All rooms have a writing desk and seating on the veranda. The bathrooms have a large shower with hot water on demand. Bottled drinking water is provided in every room.

Pimbi Campsite

One of many public campsites in the small town of Seronera of Serengeti national park. Public because it can be used by more than one person or group at the same time, different from private ones which can only be used exclusively and normally require prior booking.

Accommodation is in tents only, with facilities provided being a separate house for the kitchen and dining area, a water supply, and modern toilets with a cold water shower, and hand wash basins.

Kenzan Luxury Camp

Home to the world’s greatest wildlife reserves and with unforgettable scenic beauty, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is truly a dream destination for everyone. Kenzan Camps and Safaris feature three intimate camps situated at exclusive sites of this park offering perfect settings for adventure seekers to enjoy one-of-a-kind experience with ample solitude and comfort.

The tented camps located in the heart of African wilderness gives you endless opportunities to uncover and explore rare beauty. The best of facilities in the tents, expert chefs preparing the ultimate gourmet feasts, lush green landscapes, and rich cultures are only few of the many highlights of this incomparably fantastic voyage.

Tanzania Bush Camp

Tanzania Bush camp Serengeti consists of 12 spacious and comfortable luxury en-suite tents all with two queen-size beds fitted with mosquito nets, en-suit flush toilets and shower with a mixer tap of warm or cold running water, rooms with warm duvets, nicely local designed metal and wood beds, comfortable bedding, local made lampshades, wall-to-wall floor carpets, comfortable wooden writing table and chairs, luggage rack, coffee table and tray, resting sofa, canvas shelves, 24-hour solar lighting and a backup generator, accompanied with a large spacious verandah in front and the left side of your room is furnished with comfortable safari chairs and tables – the perfect retreat for a relaxing moment watching birdlife in trees around the tent, or a herd of impala grazing quietly around the camp area, or rather basically sit, relax while listening to the sounds of the African bush. Large and spacious mess tent, and lounge tent linked with bar are beautifully designed and decorated with comfortable designed chairs and sofas, antique furniture, side cabinets and chest.

Simba Campsite

Ngorongoro Simba is a huge public campsite set on the crater rim and it is situated on the south-western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater Rim about 2 km from the crater village.

The campsite has well maintained toilets and regularly attended and hot water showers (heated by wood fires) and firewood for sale.

Wild animals from the crater and Serengeti as far as from other part of Ngorongoro conservation Area frequently visit the campsite which is not fenced, you should move with caution.

Serolena Lodge

The 74 guest rooms and one suite at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blend the almost indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines, the accommodation is so seamlessly entwined with the landscape, guests can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings. With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”

Program

Day 1: Arrival and welcome meeting

Upon your arrival in the airport, the driver and staff will drive you to Moshi town, the gateway to Kilimanjaro the top of Africa and the Northern Circuit Safari. After checking in hotel, you will have your free time until the meeting in late afternoon for tour description introduced by Chief’s Tours director and your safari guide.

  • 7-seat Toyota vehicle for a 1-hour drive from airport to Moshi
  • Accommodation: Selig Hotel (budget option) or Kilimanjaro Wonder Hotel (standard option)

Day 2: Canoeing in Arusha National Park and visit Maasai village in Masai Boma

In early morning, after breakfast in hotel, you will head to Arusha National Park, the only home to the black and white colobus monkeys in Tanzania where you will have a short game drive for wildlife and explore Momella Lake. By a 2.5-hour canoeing on the lake, you will have a great chance to view buffalo, bushbuck, elephants, giraffe, hippos, and many bird species living in and close to the water.

After a picnic lunch, you will visit the traditional Maasai Bomas where live the legendary Maasai tribe. Learning about Maasai lifestyle will be a highlight for your whole journey. In the evening, you will return to Moshi for dinner and overnight.

  • 2 meals included: breakfast and dinner in Moshi and lunch in picnic site
  • Accommodation: Selig Hotel (budget option) or Kilimanjaro Wonder Hotel (standard option)
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle for total 7-hour game drive

Day 3: Game drive in Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi at 7am and transferred to the Tarangire National Park to start off your game viewing experience in this magnificent park. Tarangire is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population, and variety of bird species, not to mention the largest concentration of elephants in Eastern Africa. After your tour around the park, you will be transferred to your camp or lodge where you will be spending the night.

  • 3 meals included: breakfast in town, lunch in picnic site and dinner campsite/lodge
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle for a 6-7-hour game drive
  • Accommodation: Heaven Nature Campsite (budget option) or Eileen's Trees Inn (Standard Option)

Day 4: Game drive in Serengeri National Park via Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you will descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eyes can see. You will head 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. You will arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive.

  • 3 meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner campsite/lodge
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle for 2-hour drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro and 8-hour game drive
  • Accommodation: Pimbi Campsite (budget option) or Kenzan Camps and Safari/Tanzania Bush Camp (standard option)

Day 5: Serengeti full game drive - optional morning balloon

You will be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in an early morning Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement), float silently above the awakening bush while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

After breakfast, you will have a game drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, and ostrich and cheetah sightings. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the visitor center in the shade of the giant acacia trees which offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling beautiful African handicrafts.

In the afternoon, you will follow the Kopjes Circuit which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes and usually attract a big number of lions and formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons.

  • 3 meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner campsite/lodge
  • 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle for total 10-hour game drive
  • Accommodation: Pimbi Campsite (budget option) or Kenzan Camps and Safari/Tanzania Bush Camp (standard option)

Day 6: Ngorongoro and hiking Empakaai Crater

You will have an early start to the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the last but not least amazing park of your tour. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few areas in Tanzania where you can find such a breathtaking blend of scenery and wildlife coupled with a fascinating historical and cultural element. The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one the most well-known UNESCO heritage sites of Africa. You will then ascend the rift valley escarpment and start an enjoyable hiking into Empakaai Crater with views to the crater lake and Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano. On the crater floor, you will admire a colorful birdlife and an impressive number of big animals.

  • 3 meals included: breakfast and dinner at campsite/lodge, lunch in picnic site
  • Accommodation: Simba Campsite (budget option) or Serena Lodge (standard option)
  • Gears for a 2-hour hiking to Empakaai Crater and 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle a 2-hour game drive

Day 7: Down Ngorongoro crater, cycling in Kilimanjaro foothills, learn about Chagga culture

Setting the alarm and preparing for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll see Maasai herdsmen in the morning mist. Your guide then will take you down the crater and return to Moshi town where a true cycling journey is waiting for you. Being transfer to the Western part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you will spend 8 hours cycling through the lush landscapes of Chagga villages along the holy mountain foothills. You will have a chance to learn about history and culture of Chagga Tribe, the leading tribe among more than 120 ones in Tanzania. Your traditional Chagge lunch will be served in your breaktime during the cycle. In late afternoon, you will be transferred by private car back to Moshi town for dinner and overnight.

  • 3 meals included: breakfast in town, lunch in Chagga village and special farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Selig hotel (budget option) or Kilimanjaro Wonder Hotel (standard option)
  • 7-seat private Toyota car and full-equipped mountain bikes

Day 8: Departure from Moshi to airport

After checking out at hotel, the driver will drive you back to the airport for your departure. If you are not ready to leave, you are here to help with any kind of travel arrangement to extend your adventure in Tanzania. Please just pay us a direct visit in Chief’s Tours office for the best discussion.

  • Meals: breakfast in hotel
  • 7-seat private Toyota car

Location

Starting off and ending at Moshi, this tour will take you through Arusha National Park, Momella Lake, Maasai Bomas, Tarangire National Park, Serengeri National Park, Seronera area, Seronera River, Ngorongoro Crater, hike up Empakaai Crater, and pass through Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

An optional balloon experience in Serengeti National Park is available for 579 USD per person.

What's included

  • Transfers in both directions between the Kilimanjaro International Airport and Moshi
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Extended 4x4 safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari guide and chef
  • Entrance fees all national parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Fee
  • All service fee, and 18% VAT
  • All meals listed in itinerary
  • All basic camping facilities such as tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats, etc.

What's not included

  • Tanzania Visa: 50 USD per person on arrival except for USA and Canada passport holders: 100 USD
  • International flight to Tanzania and travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and chef

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Chief’s Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Pricing information
  • From 0 to 5 years old: 20% price of adults
  • From 5 to 15 years old: 75% price of adults
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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