Cultural & Great Migration Experience

Hadzabe elder, north Tanzania

A 10 day safari to Arusha, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Oldupai Gorge, Serengeti, Tarangire

A cultural experience with some of the vibrant tribes of Tanzania and a great migration migration safari combine for a wonderful balance to this slow paced, away from the crowds tour.

This tour starts with Arusha National Park, ideal for a guided walking safari on Mount Meru to stretch those legs after your long haul flight and a game drive to warm up your Tanzania safari.

Then we begin to move northward along the Maasai steppe to Tarangire National Park where you will witness the big herds of elephant wallowing and having fun in the mud in the Tarangire River and Silale Swamp.

Experience a cultural tour, walking into the village and cycling activities at Mto wa mbu village near the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Have one last cultural experience by visiting click speakers and hunter-gatherers, the Hadzabe Bushmen at Lake Eyasi during a wonderful relaxed stay at Lake Eyasi Lodge.

Continue with a wildlife safari heading to Ngorongoro Crater then get ready to move to the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park for the great migration safari after visiting an archaeological Site the Olduvai Gorge Museum.

The great wildebeest migration attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts from all over the world to witness this spectacular natural event.

This itinerary is a great and unveiling some of the traditions and cultures that are very vibrant to this day with wildlife and walking safaris to keep the nature lover content beyond your wildest dream and unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Arusha National Park day hike and game drive
  • Visiting the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe Bushmen at Lake Eyasi
  • Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world
  • Oldupai Gorge Museum tour
  • Great migration safari in the Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park game drives, walking safari and bicycle ride

Day 1: Arrival - Kilimanjaro International Airport

Karibu Tanzania – welcome to Tanzania. Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet our representative who will transfer you to Arusha for your overnight at African Tulip Hotel.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast.


Day 2: Arusha National Park

After breakfast, drive the short distance to Arusha National Park where you head out on an easy walking safari with an armed park ranger to the bushland and lower slopes of Mount Meru and over to waterfalls.

Enjoy the landscape and stunning views with a different perspective of the wildlife than viewing from the ground level. There are also great chances of finding black and white colobus monkey and, baboon, giraffe, buffalo and more. Leave the park in the late afternoon and return to Arusha.

Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel. Meal plan: Bed and breakfast.


Day 3-4: Tarangire National Park

Rise and shine for an early departure to Tarangire National Park after breakfast with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive.

This is an elephant paradise and home to giant baobab trees. The park has a diverse landscape with nine vegetation zones and is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to permanent water source of Tarangire River.

Enjoy watching elephants wallowing in the mud in the Tarangire River and Silale Swamp. Tarangire River provides water all the year round, making this park a critical refuge during the dry season for elephants and migratory ungulates, resulting in high densities of wildlife.

Apart from large herds of elephants expect to see giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, different varieties of antelopes, lion, leopard, cheetah and different colourful bird species.

Accommodation at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 5: Rift Valley Activities - Lake Eyasi

Wake up in the morning to a chorus or bird calls. After a leisurely breakfast you will start driving to Mto wa Mbu town near the Great Rift Valley for a cultural tour, walking safari and bicycle riding through the agriculture areas to the waterfalls down the Rift Valley escarpment.

After the activities in the mid-afternoon, you will start driving to Lake Eyasi and arrive in the evening and get ready for the next day activities.

Accommodation at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 6: Lake Eyasi Hunting Activity with Bushmen - Ngorongoro Crater

Leave early in the morning to visit the Hadzabe Bushmen tribe and, if interested ,accompany them in the bush for hunting.

After the hunting activities you will visit another tribe, the Datoga (Blacksmith) then enjoy a hot lunch at the Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge. In the afternoon you will start to be on your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Accommodation at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Oldupai - Serengeti Central

Time for a new perspective. You will leave early in the morning after breakfast with your picnic lunch ready for a half day crater tour.

The Ngorongoro Crater covers an area of 304 km² which is the world’s largest unbroken and unflooded caldera. There is a large population of ungulates in the crater, including the few black rhino seen in their natural habitat. The crater is home to big population of lions and hyenas and few leopards mostly found on the rim.

After a picnic lunch you start ascending the crater and enjoy your game drive en route to the endless plains of the Serengeti via Oldupai Gorge (optional).

Accommodation at Mbugani Camp Central Serengeti. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 8-9: Central - Northern Serengeti

The morning today starts with an early game drive in the central Serengeti (Seronera) to search for the big cats safaris then, in the afternoon, drive to the northern Serengeti for the great migration.

The northern Serengeti circuit safari will deliver you to the moving masses of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra. Spend three days with unlimited game drives in both central and northern Serengeti.

If timing and luck are on your side you may see a wildebeest crossing of the Mara River. Witnessing the great migration can be a life-changing experience where millions of wildebeests move from one place to another in search of green pastures.

Accommodation at Mbugani Camp Northern Serengeti. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 10: Serengeti – Arusha

Enjoy one more last look for the wildlife of the Serengeti as you drive to the northern Serengeti Airstrip to connect with your international flight.

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and he will drive you to Arusha Hotel for a farewell hot lunch then you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro international Airport depending on your flight timings.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.


Trip Duration

10 days

Tour Type

  • Beach holiday
  • Cultural experience
  • Migration safari
  • Nature hike

Accommodation Type

  • Mid-range
  • Semi-luxury

Best Time

July to October

Tour Starts/Ends

Tour Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Included

  • Park entry fees to all parks and reserves included in the itinerary
  • All accommodations and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All game drives in our 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles with the assistance of professional guides
  • All domestic flights in an exclusive Grand Caravan 8-16 seaters
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 24/7 concierge service
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Meet & greet on your arrival on day 1
  • Drinking water and other soft drinks including coffee and tea
  • Camping gear, meals and professional safari chef (camping safaris)

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • All tips and porterage etc.
  • Laundry, souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities

Cultural & Great Migration Experience

A 10 day safari adventure
Beach holiday, Cultural experience, Migration safari, Nature hike

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