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- Meet the Locals
- Wildlife Watching
- Bird Watching
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
8-Day True Tanzania Experience
- One of the seven natural wonders: migration of zebras and wildebeest in Serengeti National Park
- Largest caldera in the world - spot the "Big Five" in Ngorongoro Crater
- Visit of a Maasai village and get in touch with locals
- Excellent quality in every respect - all from one hand!
During this short 8-day trip, let yourself be inspired by the wildlife in three of Tanzania’s most famous national parks. Spot the “Big Five” in Ngorongoro Crater and be impressed by majestic baobab trees and huge herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park. The highlight of this safari is to experience one of the seven natural wonders: the migration of zebras and wildebeest in Serengeti!
A perfect combination of adventures awaits you on this safari, with the unforgettable interaction between you and the locals during a visit to a Maasai tribe. Take this opportunity to live out your African dream – we will make it come true for you!
- Accommodation during safari on a full board basis (in Arusha with breakfast)
- All transfers and safaris in a Toyota 4x4 Landcruiser (converted for safari with a pop-up roof with charging capability for electronic devices and refrigerator)
- Unlimited mileage for the car within the scope of the agreed trip
- All entrance fees for national parks and other activities
- Professional English-speaking driver-guide
- Drinking water, coffee and tea for all travelers
- A pair of binoculars
- Flying Doctor first aid insurance
- Transfers to and from the airport
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Drinks in hotels/lodges
- Wifi in the 4x4 Safari-Car
- Various hikes in different regions (to waterfalls, hot springs, craters, mountains or just walking through the beautiful Tanzanian landscape)
- Mountain climbing (Full-day hiking tours as well as summit-climbs)
- Tengeru Cultural Project (coffee farm tour, canoeing on Lake Duluti, various hikes, school visit)
- School visit
- Visit to a local market
- Arusha town tour (includes Disable Shanga Bidworks, local market visit and Cultural Heritage Gallery)
- Coffee tour
- Karatu village local brick industry visit
- Balloon safari in Serengeti
- Additional nights in Tanzania or Zanzibar
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Tanzania!
After landing at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha, a tour representative will greet you at the airport and then drop you off at your hotel.
Depending on your time of arrival in Tanzania, you can decide for yourself on the spot if you would like to receive a short safari briefing with your guide on the same day or the next morning.
The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure.
Drive to Tarangire National Park
Drive to Tarangire National Park, just two and a half hours away from Arusha. On the way there you will get a sense of the impressive vastness of Tanzania.
In addition, you will pass through several small villages where locals sell their goods in small markets or by the roadside.
If you wish, the trip can be interrupted at any time for a short stop at a stall or for a tour of a market.
In the afternoon, you will drive into the Tarangire National Park, which has the highest concentration of wildlife after the Serengeti.
During the dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. It is not only home to migratory herds and various predators, but also hundreds of impressive bird species.
Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobabs, as well as for its breathtaking views of the Maasai steppe and mountains to the south.
In the evening, you will return to your lodge for dinner.
Learn About the Life of the Indigenous Tribes
Today you'll visit the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes.
The Hadzabe, an indigenous ethnic group in Tanzania, live near the shores of Lake Eyasi and in the southern Serengeti.
Although hunting is forbidden in the Serengeti, as is living there, the government makes an exception for the approximately 300-400 Hadzabe, as they are one of the last tribes in Africa who still maintain their traditional way of life.
Traditionally, the Hadzabe use stone tools to hunt animals and to collect various berries, fruits, leaves, roots, and honey.
Another unique element is the Hadzabe language, which consists of clicking sounds.
After lunch at the nearest lodge, head to the Datoga tribe.
They are a semi-nomadic people, who ensure their survival mainly through cattle and livestock, but nowadays also by farming beans and corn.
Visit the dwellings and experience the culture of these people first-hand.
Visit a Maasai Village and Experience Their Culture
Your guide will drive you to a Maasai village, where you can learn more about their rituals, ways of life and culture.
The Maasai are a semi-nomadic, cattle-rearing people.
You will be greeted in the village by a ceremony in which the young men dance and try to jump as high as possible on the spot to prove their strength.
Then, take a look in the clay huts and discover their handmade jewelry. In some villages, there is even a Maasai school that you can visit.
The drive to the Serengeti takes several hours, enabling you to enjoy the vastness of the landscape.
Take a break at Naabi Hill Gate, the entry point to the Serengeti, where you can climb the little lookout point, before continuing your journey to your accommodation.
On the way there, you might also spot some animals. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure
Discover the Amazing Wildlife in Serengeti National Park
Start your photo safari today in the most famous wildlife reserve in the world – the Serengeti. In the Maasai language, "Sirengeti" means "endless plain".
The steppe gained worldwide fame through Bernhard Grzimek's documentary "Serengeti Shall Not Die”.
In addition to the vast grassland, from which granite rocks, known as kopjes, often protrude, there are also incredible natural spectacles awaiting you in the oldest national park in Tanzania.
More than 1.5 million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Thompson gazelles, 200,000 zebras, elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and many other species live there.
Depending on the season, your guide will choose the area where you are most likely to observe the migratory herds, which can be up to 40 km in length.
Equipped with packed lunches, you will spend the whole day game driving.
Return to your lodge in the afternoon.
Enjoy the Serengeti For Another Day
Today you will once more be in the Serengeti in search of wonderful animals.
Of course, the elephant, lion, cheetah and the shy leopard are once more the focus of your search.
Nevertheless, the pretty impala, the funny warthogs with their tails standing straight upright, hyenas, zebra and buffalo herds and proud giraffes create beautiful photo opportunities, too.
On the riverbanks, you will find crocodiles and hippos. Rivers like the Grumeti and the Mara River are big obstacles for the thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the animal migration, so dramatic scenes take place when they try to cross them.
These are truly magical moments when columns of animals pass by and you feel the earth vibrating below their hooves.
Equipped with packed lunches, you will spend the whole day game driving.
In the afternoon, you will return to your lodge.
Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, the Largest Caldera in the World
After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, which you passed during your journey to the Serengeti.
The hills and mountains of the Ngorongoro area are all the more impressive after the wide grassy plains.
Today, you'll enjoy a full-day safari in the largest volcanic crater in the world!
The Ngorongoro caldera, with a diameter measuring up to 21 km, is not only populated by more than 360 bird species but also up to 25,000 large mammals. The crater also has the highest predator density in Africa.
The Ngorongoro Crater is also the place you are most likely to see all the Big Five – elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard.
Here, unlike other national parks, the Maasai can live side by side with the wildlife to continue their culture and rituals.
In the late afternoon, you will return to the lodge.
Now you will drive from Karatu back to Arusha.
The drive takes about 3 hours.
Once again, you can enjoy the impressive expanse of the landscape or the hustle and bustle on the roadside in the small villages.
After an eventful and relaxing holiday in Tanzania, it's now time to say goodbye, unfortunately.
You will be driven to the airport, where you will start your journey home. Safe travels!