Home to an amazing tribal diversity, Tanzania have approximately 120 different dialects comprisingsmall communities that are being assimilated into the larger population due to changes in land use and the economic draw of city life. Tanzania culture is the mixture of Swahili,“influenced by Arabs and some Asian communities particularly Indians”who lives in towns and cities while the Tribes, inhabit rural areas, including the Maasai of the Great Rift Valley of the north and many others. This itinerary is meant to give you a close up experience of an African living combined with its wildlife.
Please go through the itinerary below
DAY 1: Arriving Tanzania
Arriving Tanzania Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and greet by your private guide who will transfer you to Tumaini Cottage for dinner and overnight. Tumaini cottage is the family owned property located on the western end of Arusha citythat offers the discerning travellera home feeling stay with delicious cuisine. You will stay here on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and Lunch to go.
DAY 2: Tumaini Cottage to Lake Manyara
In the morning after breakfast from Tumaini Cottage, you will be transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. The park is located about 120kms southwest of Arusha City and will take about two hours to reach there. With your private guide and private vehicle, you will have chance to do a game drive and your picnic lunch will be saved in one of the selected picnic sites in the Park. After the game drive, you will drive to your Lodge/Hotel for dinner and overnight.Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch.
DAY 3: Manyara to Lake Natron
This day after the breakfast, you will drive to Lake Natron a distance of about 105kms that takes about three hours on a rough road. You will arrive for lunch and your cook will save it for you, after lunch, you will have an afternoon for leisure and visit the lake at 5:00pm. In the evening, you will drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 4: Natron to Lobo Serengeti
This day after the breakfast, you will drive from Lake Natron to Serengeti Lobo campsite. A smooth journey, passing through the Rift valley landscapes and village of Maasai and the Sonjo of Loliondo, takes about three and half hours toarrive Lobo Wildlife Lodge for Lunch and later an evening game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Two nights at Lobo Wildlife Lodge gives a chance to explore this northern end of the great Serengeti National Park.
DAY 5: Full day game drive in Serengeti
Early in the morning, with our packed lunch and breakfast, you will drive to Kogatende the northern end of the Serengeti National park. At this time, you may be luck to see the migrants along the mara river and even see them crossing the river! Prepare for a game of chance and let it be your luck day to see this phenomenon movement of the animals. Your breakfast and lunch will be saved somewhere under a Balanites tree on Nyamalumbwa plain along Mara-river while, watching plain Zebras and Wildebeests.
In the evening, you will drive back to Lobo Lodge for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater
Today you leave Lobo and drive southeast to the central Serengeti while doing game drive on the way. With your lunch boxes, you will arrive at Seronera visitor center and do a short walking trail that takes about 45 minutes while reading the circle of movement of the Serengeti animal migration. After this tour, you will seat for lunch before proceeding to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner,
Breakfast and lunch.
DAY 7: Ngorongoro crater tour
This day you wake up very early in the morning, you will leave the camp at 05:40am and drive to the crater with your packed breakfast and lunch. This is the great chance to experience the crater before the crowed arrives from 08h00. It is only 21 by 19 kms of the crater floor but supports huge number of Wildlife and it is the only place you may be lucky enough to see the Black Rhinoceros. In the evening after the game drive, you will ascend the crater and, drive to Tarangire National Park arriving in the late evening for dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 8: Tarangire Game drive and back to Arusha.
This day, you will again leave the camp early in the morning with breakfast and go for a game drive in Tarangire. After the breakfast continue the game drive and in the afternoon, you will drive back to the camp for lunch and shower then proceed to Arusha city Tumaini cottage for dinner and overnight on Full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 9: Arusha to Machame gate then to the Airport
This day, you will leave with all your belonging together with your guide and packed lunch to Kilimanjaro entrance gate. The view of Kilimanjaro is better from the distance rather than when you are at the entrance gate. I suggest you take any possible chance to take pictures and view before arriving to the gate;however, you can as well use the chance on your way back to the airport to also view and take pictures. This tour of today, will give you chance to visit the local market around Kilimanjaro and see how local people go on with their daily activities. In the evening from 04:00pm, you will journey back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home and that be the end of your tour.