6 DAYS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
This 6 Days Cultural Experience takes you closer to the fascinating tribes in Tanzania, the Hadzabe and the Maasai. These tribes have been fascinating for their incredible abilities of retaining the natural ways of life for years. You will learn their ways of life first hand from the tribes. Enjoying a hunting expedition with the Hadzabe and dance with the Maasai. On top of that, we shall spend our game viewing days in the diverse habitats of the best National Parks searching and enjoying the raw wilderness to the fullest. Coming close to the wildlife in their natural habitat with in-depth interpretation from your guide.
Arrival at the Airport (JRO)
You will be picked up from the airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to your hotel in Arusha where you will be briefed by your safari guide, rest and prepare for your safari.
Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park. This park with its endless grasslands, huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps is home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals gather at the river and you should be able to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. Furthermore, the park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. After an extensive game drive and lunch in the afternoon we drive to Ngorongoro Highlands for overnight
Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Eyasi for night
After an early breakfast we will drive into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and down into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600 m deep, approximately 20 km wide and the massive caldera is home to an amazing variety of animals. On your game drive you have the possibility of seeing all different kinds of mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and mountain reedbucks. You might also see spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After a picnic lunch in the crater and some game viewing, you will leave the crater in the afternoon and drive to Lake Eyasi where we will spend another night in your comfortable accommodation to recover from the day’s drive.
Full Day Lake Eyasi
Lake Eyasi will surely enhance your safari experience in Tanzania. Being different from all other destinations, we will get to experience the bush life of the Hadzabe and the Datoga people. These two tribes have remained unchanged for Generations. The hadzabe will demonstrate their hunting skills and dances, while the Datoga are famous Blacksmiths. We will spend time with the Bushmen before we head to the lodge for the night.
Lake Eyasi to Maasai Boma to Arusha
We shall have our breakfast early in the morning. We then head to Mto wa Mbu, a small village where we shall meet the Maasai. We will experience their traditional ways of life as they demonstrate their dances, their food and their traditional houses. You will get a chance to join the dance, put on their clothes and jewelry and take a memorable picture. We then shall leave the village and drive to Arusha for the night.
Today we drive you the airport. It will be sad to say goodbye after spending the last couple of days together. As we wave you goodbye we hope to see you again.