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- Wildlife Watching
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
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9-day Adventure trip through Tanzania
- Searching for an adventure? Here it is, with lots of exciting activities such as hiking, culture and game driving!
- Hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, towards a waterfall in Arusha national park and to the magic Empakaai Crater!
- Safari through Tarangire National Park and the largest crater in the world: The Ngorongoro Crater
- Experience the life of local tribes, brew your own coffee and visit a local market!
This 9-day trip is special, because it combines so many different activities: From hiking, culture, safari and stunning accommodation – for all of those, who love adventures, this will be the trip of your life!
Start your journey with a hike towards Tululusia waterfall and a game drive in the wonderful Arusha National Park. On the next day, produce your own coffee at Tengeru Cultural Project.
Of course, hiking is one of the main focuses of this trip, that´s why a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro is a must for every adventurer. Furthermore, you will walk through the thick jungle towards the beautiful Empakaai Crater on another day.
To complement this experience, you will get to know the life of two native tribes, called Hadzabe and Datoga. They still keep their original way of life and they might show you the traditional tribal dance and how to shoot with bow and arrow.
One thing, which should not be missing during a Tanzania trip is game viewing! The largest caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the beautiful Tarangire National Park promise unique wildife and incredible landscape!
Take this opportunity to live out your African dream!
- All accommodation on a full board basis
- All transfers and safaris in our own Toyota 4x4 Landcruiser (converted for safari with a pop-up roof) with charging capability for electronic devices, air-conditioner and refrigerator
- Unlimited mileage for the car within the scope of the agreed trip
- All entrance fees for national parks and other activities
- Kilimanjaro Mountain Hike
- Tululusia Waterfall Hike
- Empakaai Crater Hike in Ngorongoro Area
- Hadzabe and Datoga tribe Adventure
- Local market visit
- Safari in Tarangire and Arusha National Park and in Ngorongoro Crater
- Professional and experienced 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
- Mount Kilimanjaro Summit-Climb
- School visit
- Arusha town tour (includes Disable Shanga Bidworks, local market visit and Cultural Heritage Gallery)
- Coffee tour
- Karatu village local bricks industry visit
- Balloon safari in Serengeti
- Additional days in Tanzania
- Beach holiday in Zanzibar
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Tanzania!
Welcome to Tanzania! After landing at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha, your friendly guide will greet you at the airport and drop you off at your hotel. If you aren't too tired, you can go on a short safari briefing with your guide to learn what you have in store for the rest of the trip!
The remainder of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure. Enjoy the hotel and relax, with the next day awaiting you with lots of exciting activities.
The Hidden Gem of Tanzania: Arusha National Park
Your first full day will be action-packed, starting with a walking safari to Tululusia waterfall in Arusha National Park. The tall and beautiful Tululusia waterfall is located deep inside Arusha National Park and on the slopes of Mount Meru. The hike takes you along a small river that originates from the waterfalls further upstream. On the way there, you can see a lot of wildlife, including buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, and you can even get the opportunity to take a picture with them in the background.
Later, it's time for a game drive in Arusha National Park! Enjoy wonderful views of the mountains from a plateau as you drive. Deep in the jungle, you will find year-round green vegetation and diverse fauna. While giraffes stretch their necks through the trees, baboons, buffaloes, or elephants may block your way.
Learn All About Coffee in Arusha
Today you will be in close contact with the locals and the culture of Tanzania at Tengeru Cultural Project. During the coffee farm tour, you will gain an insight into coffee production from fruit to cup.
After a short hike over Tengeru's coffee and fruit plantations, you will be shown how coffee is made. Roasting, grinding, sieving, packing – of course, you can lend a hand at any point and then finally taste the coffee you made yourself.
Meanwhile, you will be accompanied by your guide and the friendly locals of the Tengeru Cultural Project. After a typical African lunch, head to Lake Duluti for an exciting guided canoe tour in wooden boats, where you will see many different species of birds and amphibious animals. Your guide will then take you back to your hotel for a relaxed evening.
Hike Mount Kilimanjaro, the Roof of Africa
Start your day by driving to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. From there, your guide will take you up to a high altitude, where you start your full-day hiking tour, which will take about 3-4 hours. You will follow the trail in the savannah of tall grasses, heather and volcanic rock draped with lichen beards.
As you ascend through the lush rolling hills and cross several streams, you reach the Shira Ridge before dropping down with a gentle walk to Shira 1 Camp. Here you can catch a glimpse of Kibo across the Shira Plateau, which is, with an altitude of 3600 meters, one of the highest plateaus on earth. After enjoying the stunning landscape, make your way back to the car.
Baobas and Elephants in Tarangire National Park
Today you'll spend time in Tarangire National Park, a short drive away. 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. Whether wildebeests, zebras, lions, elephants, impalas, buffaloes, giraffes, or gazelles – the Tarangire National Park is not only home to migratory herds and various predators, but also hundreds of impressive bird species. So it's worth keeping your eyes open for the little things, too!
Experience the Life of the Local Tribes
You'll spend the day paying a visit to the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. On this day, one of the most impressive experiences of our cultural program will await you. The Hadzabe, an indigenous ethnic group in Tanzania, live near the shores of Lake Eyasi and in the southern Serengeti. You will be impressed by the way in which these people live with nature. The tools are carved by hand, they hunt with a bow and arrow, and live in makeshift huts made of branches, leaves, clay, and manure. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at using a bow and arrow, and if you want, you can also take part in the traditional tribal dance.
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. Visit the dwellings and experience the culture of these people first-hand.
The Stunning Landscape of the Empakaai Crater
The stunning but relatively unknown Empakaai Crater lies some 40km north-east of its famous neighbor, the Ngorongoro Crater. From the moment you arrive at Empakaai, you will be treated to splendid views of the Empakaai Crater as well as a glimpse of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano.
Then, accompanied by a park ranger, you’ll begin the descent into the crater through the thick, mountainous forest. Down on the crater floor, there’s superb birding around the lake, and the chance to see flamingos as well as some big game like buffaloes, hyenas, and elephants.
In the late afternoon, visit a local market. There are very few things as exciting as walking through a street market in a Tanzanian city. Not only will you mingle with the most authentic locals, but you will also get to see some of the most indigenous and rare products you can find in Africa.
The Ngorongoro Crater, Largest Caldera in the World
A full-day safari in the largest volcanic crater in the world promises unique experiences! The crater also has the highest predator density in Africa. Elephants hide in the thickets of the jungle on the crater walls, which can reach up to 600 m in height, while zebras, wildebeests, antelopes, and buffaloes frolic in the unique landscape on the crater floor. The grasslands are crisscrossed by lakes, swamps, rivers, forests, and mountains – all in all, a paradise for wildlife.
The Ngorongoro Crater is also the place you are most likely to see all the Big Five – elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. You will be particularly lucky if you discover one of the endangered black rhinos because, apart from in the crater, there are only a few of them living in the Serengeti. You'll also meet the incredible Maasai tribe.
Goodbye to Tanzania!
On your last morning, you will drive from Karatu back to Arusha. 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. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in Tanzania.
Perhaps we'll meet again soon in Tanzania! There's so much more to discover!