5 Days Classic Cultural Safari in Arusha, Tanzania

Classic Tanzania Safaris

This tour will take you through Tanzania's amazing locations. During this safari, you will see the tree climbing lions, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Masai village, and experience the pure culture and local activities. Join your hosts Open Trip Tanzania and discover the way Tanzanian people live, trek the Kilimanjaro and see the roof of Africa. Tanzania is the home of a wide variety of wildlife and game drives in the world, expect to see buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, impalas, and zebras.


  • Starting point and ending point: Arusha
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, and colobus monkeys


  • Game drive at Tarangire National Park
  • Discover Emairete, Enguiki, Eluwai, and Mfereji villages
  • Admire wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, and hartebeests
  • Visit to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Park fees during the safari included
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • Airport transfer


5 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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During this safari, you will stay either in a shared or a private room at the Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel.


Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch. In this national park, you can see herds up to 300 elephants scrape the waterless riverbed for alternative streams, while nomadic wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, impalas, gazelles, and hartebeests gather at the decreased lagoons.

It has the most concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, a smorgasbord for predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and the peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly found. It is the only national park that holds the migrants during the dry season and is the home of different species. You will spend the night at the Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel.

Day 2: Arusha - Masaai Village

After breakfast, you will depart from the hotel with a lunch box together with a guide and drive to Monduli Juu, a collection of four small Masai villages named Emairete, Enguiki, Eluwai, and Mfereji.

Emairete comprises a wonderful crater where, in former times, the cattle of only medicine men were supposed to graze. Enguiki village is named after its famous pastures.

Eluwai is a village called after the trees where certain small ants have their habitat and that are whistling in the wind. Mfereji is a village down the escarpment that, a long time ago, develop from a place where a South African lived who pulled a ditch down to bring water from the Monduli Mountains.

From this tour, you can expect to climb through the evergreen rainforest where you will see trees, birds, and other animals of that habitat. You will also enjoy a medical trip where you will feel and smell different medicinal herbs and visit a Maasai traditional healer.

You will enjoy a warm welcome in Naramatu, a small factory where Maasai jewels are made. You will also enjoy a traditional nyamachoma with the Maasai warriors in Orpul where you will taste the meat yourself.

You will have a rest at astonishing panorama overlooking the Rift Valley, Ol donyo Lengai, and Lake Natron. You will learn the story of the secret cultural differences between Maasai and Waarusha. Later in the evening, you will be back to Arusha for dinner and spend the night at Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel.

Day 3: Arusha - Kilimanjaro - Arusha

This day, you will drive about two hours through the Kilimanjaro in the semi-tropical foothills of the Marangu area which situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu Gate, you will meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb.

From the cluster of buildings at the gate, you will enjoy a four to five hours walk through the patches of a coffee plantation and experience the dense rainforest to Mandara Hut.

You will appreciate the forest teems with brightly-colored bird life, colobus, and other varieties of monkey. The flora includes numerous mosses, lichens, and flowers, as well as delicate orchids.

If the skies are clear you may have fine views over the town of Moshi lying at the boundary of the plain far underneath. You will visit the Mandara Hut, a collection of basic A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds, quite adequate for your needs, where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal. Later in the evening, you will be back to Arusha, and your hosts will drop you off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Included excursions

During this safari, you will enjoy several excursions that include a visit to the Tarangire National Park and a tour to Monduli Juu, a collection of four small Masai villages named Emairete, Enguiki, Eluwai, and Mfereji.

You will also enjoy the astonishing views of the Rift Valley, Ol donyo Lengai, and Lake Natron and practice trekking at the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.


This safari will take place at Arusha, Tanzania. Throughout the safari, you will visit several locations that include the Tarangire National Park, Monduli Juu and the Masaai Village, the Rift Valley, Ol donyo Lengai, Lake Natron, and the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.


During this safari, you will enjoy three daily delicious meals that include a breakfast, hot or picnic lunch, and dinner.

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

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • Accommodation before and after trekking
  • All trekking equipment
  • Game viewing activities as per itinerary
  • Local transfers
  • Park fees
  • Safari tent, cook, and camping supplies
  • Services of a professional safari driver and guide
  • Transfer from and to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Open Trip Tanzania will pick you up from the airport. Alternatively, you can arrive to Arusha Airport (ARK).

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 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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