ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
|Day 1||Arusha||Rivertrees Country Inn||BB|
|Day 2||Arusha||Rivertrees Country Inn||FB|
|Day 3||Lake Manyara National Park||Kirurumu Tented Camp||FB|
|Day 4||Lake Eyasi||Kisima Ngeda Camp||FB|
|Day 5||Lake Eyasi||Kisima Ngeda Camp||FB|
|Day 6||Ngorongoro Highlands||Country Lodge Karatu||FB|
|Day 7||Ngorongoro Highlands||Country Lodge Karatu||FB|
|Day 1 & 2: Arusha – Longido Cultural Tour|
On arrival at the airport, meet our expert guide. You will then be chauffeured via the bustling town of Arusha for overnight.
Start your morning early on the second day as you depart to Longido village where you will meet the Masai people for a cultural tour. Experience one of Africa’s most fascinating cultures, the Masai with a visit to Longido. A cultural tour of Longido will give you the opportunity to experience traditional Maasai culture and interact with Maasai warriors. Spend a day walking around the extensive plains of Longido Mountain and get some insight into traditional African culture. Lunch is included this day. Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Arusha. Overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn
|Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park|
Your Journey now takes you to Lake Manyara. Although it is one of Tanzania’s smaller wildlife enclaves, Lake Manyara National Park is a spectacular reserve that boasts an incredible diversity of terrain, as well as plant and animal species. Arrive for lunch followed by an afternoon game viewing drive.
Overnight at Lake Manyara Hotel (B, L, D)
|Day 4: Lake Eyasi|
After breakfast, continue to the shores of Lake Eyasi. Arrive for lunch at Kisima Ngenda Camp. Late in the 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.
|Day 5: Hunting tour with the Hadzape and Datoga Tribe|
Early morning, departure to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga tribes. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival.
Overnight at Kisima Ngenda Camp (B, L, D)
|Day 6 & 7: Coffee plantation tour and game drives in Ngorongoro|
Breakfast at the camp before having a mid-morning game viewing as you depart to Ngorongoro Highlands arriving for lunch at Country Lodge Karatu. In the afternoon, a take a coffee plantation tour and learn how coffee is handpicked, cleaned, sorted and dried ready for grading and roasting.
On the second day, depart to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. Descend down the crater for an enchanting game viewing drive. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot’, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.
Overnight at Country Lodge Karatu (B, L, D daily)
|Day 8: Departure|
Drive to Arusha this morning arriving for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. You will have some time for shopping before being transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight.
Arrive back home with Memories and Tales of Tanzania Cultural Tour that you will treasure forever!
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