Tanzania culture tour program where local people organize and run small tourism projects, the income being used for community projects is well developed in the Arusha region. It is well worth visiting one or two alongside your safari, to get a real feel for both the cultural and natural history of this fascinating part of Tanzania.
Our trips are for active, flexible minded people who enjoy the unusual and the adventurous.
Optional visit to The Cultural Center, Shanga, or St Judes on either first or last day of this safari.
Arrival – Met by Rajab and transferred to Karama Lodge, B&B
Itinerary Full Details
Day 1: Karama Lodge
Arusha. After breakfast, drive to Lake Duluti, a crater lake on the southern foothills of Mt Meru. Here you can canoe or hike around the lake. There a view points where you can see Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Return to Arusha for evening walk around the city; overnight – Karama Lodge.
Day 2 : Tarangire
After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park, with packed lunch. Game drive en-route. Tarangire is renowned for its large elephant population. Overnight Maromboi Tented Camp. (beds, en-suite toilets and showers).
Day 3: Lake Eyasi via Karatu
Experience some walking & cultural activity. Accommodation – Tindiga Tented Camp.
Day 4: Ndutu Area
Early morning visit to the Hadzabe and participate in cultural activities with them. They are a small tribe of hunter-gatherers who inhabit the lakeside forest. Guests are able to go out hunting with the men and gathering with the women.
Proceed to Ndutu area picnic lunch & game drive en-route – overnight at Lake Masek/Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Lake Masek Ndutu Safari Lodge;
Early morning game drive, return to camp for hot lunch and relaxation. Late afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Lake Masek/Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Ndutu Serengeti
After breakfast depart Ndutu for Serengeti National Park. Game drive en-route, picnic lunch. Overnight at Kati Kati Camp – Serengeti.
Serengeti plays home to millions of Africa’s large mammals, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. Overnight at Kati Kati Camp, private camp in the heart of the Serengeti (beds, en-suite toilets and showers
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive, back to camp for hot lunch and relaxation. Late afternoon game drive, back for dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Camp.
(beds, en-suite toilets and showers).
Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Further morning game drive in Serengeti and then back across the grasslands and up to the Ngorongoro Crater. Tonight we are staying in Rhino Lodge or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge located in the Crater forest, it is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge. (en-suite rooms)
Day 9: Arusha –Planet Lodge
Crater descent; game drive return to Arusha ;
Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. After lunch, drive back to Arusha. Overnight Lk Duluti Serena Lodge /Planet Lodge.
Day 10: Arusha National Park
Depart after breakfast for Arusha National Park. Game drive, picnic lunch en-route.
Optional walking activity, visit Momella Waterfalls, return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Airport transfer