CULTURAL TOUR AND CAMPING SAFARI

TOUR OVERVIEW

This Tour is comprise of cultural activities and Camping  Safari in the Northern circuit National Park.
You will visiting Lake  Eyasi  the  home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of the Hadzabe Bushmen (they bear similar characteristics to those of Bushmen at Southern Africa). This indigenous tribe are probably the last living in true harmony with nature and are well know for their communication via clicking rather than speech.
Also you can spend the time resting from your climb on 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.
Get Chance to learn and discover about the Maasai way of life.  Talk a walk around the area, where the Maasai will show you the plants and ways in which they make local medicine.
Then you will do Safari in the National Park like  Tarangire National Park,Lake Manyara National Park,Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.
Itinerary : Tarangire / Lake Manyara / Lake Eyasi / Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Lake Natron / Maasai experience
 
Includes 2 nights lodge accommodation in Moshi, 2 nights camping at Tarangire National Park, 1 night camping at Lake Eyasi, 2 nights camping in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 2 nights camping in the Serengeti National Park, 2 nights camping at Lake Natron and 1 night camping at a Maasai village.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive Moshi


Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met and assisted by a Eco-Africa Climbing representative and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight at Stella Maris Lodge

Day 2: Moshi / Arusha – Tarangire National Park


This morning you will travel from Arusha to 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 elephant.  Enjoy your afternoon game drive.
Approx 2 hours driving distance today.
Overnight camping within Tarangire National Park – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park


Today you have a full day to further explore Tarangire National Park.

Overnight camping within Tarangire National Park – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 4: Tarangire – Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi


This morning you can enjoy some time at the lodge before traveling to Lake Manyara National Park.  Spend the afternoon on a game drive of this park, described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania.  This park is famous for its tree climbing lions and large herds of elephant (which are not shy to come straight up to the vehicle).  After your game drive travel the short distance to Lake Eyasi.

Approx driving time Tarangire-Lake Manyara 1 hour
Approx driving time Lake Manyara-Lake Eyasi 1 hour
Overnight camping at Lake Eyasi – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 5: Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro


Lake Eyasi is home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of the Hadzabe Bushmen (they bear similar characteristics to those of Bushmen at Southern Africa). This indigenous tribe are probably the last living in true harmony with nature and are well know for their communication via clicking rather than speech.  You will enjoy hunting with them and experiencing their way of life. After lunch travel to Ngorongoro Area.

Approx 2 hours driving distance today.
Overnight camping on the rim of the crater – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater


Today you will journey into the heart of this amazing, wonderous crater.  Spend the full day within the crater floor.  Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to find game easily.  Rhino can be seen regularly as well as prides of lion and cheetah.

Overnight camping on the rim of the crater – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti


Begin your journey from Ngorongoro to Serengeti.  On route you have the opportunity to stop at Olduvai Gorge (one of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world – additional cost USD 20pp).
The Serengeti is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and many other small predators.
Approx 4 hours driving distance today.
Overnight camping in Serengeti National Park – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 8: Serengeti


Today you have a full day to enjoy the Serengeti.  This can be early morning and afternoon game drives or take lunch boxes for a full day game drive.

Overnight camping in Serengeti National Park – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 9: Serengeti – Lake Natron


This morning journey to Lake Natron.  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 extremely rewarding views once you make it to the top. Full day drive today with some on route game drive.

Overnight camping at Lake Natron – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 10: Lake Natron


Today you can spend the time resting from your climb on 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.
Overnight camping at Lake Natron – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 11: Lake Natron – Maasai village


This morning you will drive to a remote Maasai village.  This village is not regularly visited by tourists and therefore you have a very true experience. Upon arrival you will be introduced to the village and set up camp.  Once the Maasai men return from their day with the cattle you will see the full village in action and watch the sunset.  This evening you will experience a traditional Maasai goat ceremony and watch the Maasai dancing.

Approx 6-7 hours driving distance today.
Overnight camping at the Maasai village – (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
(please note – there are no shower facilities at the village)

Day 12: Maasai village –Moshi


Today you have much more to learn and discover about the Maasai way of life.  Talk a walk around the area, where the Maasai will show you the plants and ways in which they make local medicine.  One last activity for the trip includes the women showing you the art of their jewelry making.  The Maasai women learn this from a young age and you will have the opportunity to purchase some of their work.

After lunch commence your drive back to Arusha or Moshi.
Overnight at Stella Maris– (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 13: Moshi – Depart


Today you will transfer to the Kilimanjaro International airport for your onward flight. (Breakfast)

Price

  •  $ 4000 per person  for group join minimum 4 people  to departure  and maximum 12 people

 

Package Includes:

 

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Moshi
  • Carbon Offset with Certificate
  • Accomodation is double occupancy and based on Bed and Breakfast
  • All game drives
  • Vehicle
  • Park entry fees
  • Camping fees
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All food (breakfast only at Moshi)
  • Cook
  • Drinking water
  • Camping equipment (including sleeping bags if you don’t have your own)
  • At least 1 pair of binoculars.

Package Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • All Dinner and Lunch in the Lodge
  • All drinks, tips, curios & items of a personal nature
  • Visas

Head Office:  Moshi Tanzania
Email:ecoafricaclimbingsafari@gmail.com

WhatsApp Only: +255 786 528219
Phone: +255712528219
Phone: +255 658466149
Skype:fredrick.silayo
Address :P.O BOX 8218 Moshi-Tanzania