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8-DAYS TANZANIA EXPERIENCE + HADZABE TRIBE & MTO WA MBU CULTURAL TOUR

TRIP DETAILS

Trip overview

The northern tourism circuit is by far the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania, comprising most of the must-see destinations in the country. If you’re a first-time visitor to Tanzania, this is where you want to be. This 8 days Tanzania experience will give you the test of Tanzania cultural diversity and wildlife experienceat once, will take you the home of  Elephant, Tarangire National park and then you’ll visit the Serengeti, the Big 5 game haven and also the host of over 3 million large mammals. Then, you’ll go to Ngorongoro Crater which supports a year-round resident population of mammals and finally, you’ll head to Lake Manyara National Park, an ornithologists’ paradise known for its elusive tree-climbing lions as well as the endless plains of the Serengeti. You’ll stay in premium lodges & tented camps.

Day by Day Itinerary

Upon your pleasant arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will meet and greet with our representative. Later, he will collect you and transfer you to Arusha for your accommodation. It is an hour’s drive from the airport to your lodge. Enjoy some rest in your accommodation while waiting for your safari the following day.

Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge 

After breakfast at the Lodge in Arusha, depart for Tarangire, Tanzania’s third-largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and up to six thousand elephants. Enjoy a game drive with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Meal Plan: Full board
Accommodation: Farm of Dream Lodge 

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and in the afternoon,   drive back to Arusha for your drop off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to your other destination or back home.

Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants, after the full day game drive you will drive back to your accommodation for the dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Full board
Accommodation: Farm of Dream Lodge 

Adfter breakfast at your acconodation, you will be driving to Lake Eyasi for the full day Hadzabe village visit, The Hadza, or “Hadzabe tribe” are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau.

This cultural experience is one of the most sensitive cultural encounters available in the world today. The essence of Hadzabe culture can be summed up in one word: Harmony. They live in harmony with each other, nature and themselves, It is almost impossible to spend time with traditional hunter-gatherer tribes and not affect the way they live. But the Hadzabe in Northern Tanzania lives today as they have lived for thousands of years: hunting for game with bows and arrows, gathering honey from the beautiful African baobab trees and digging for roots and tubers from deep within the arid ground of the acacia bushland. And this will really bring a deep sensitivity to your African culture. After having the lessons you will depart to your accommodation for a dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Full  board 
Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

After your breakfast at the camp, we’ll drive to Seronera for a full day game drive at the central part of Serengeti still viewing the great migration. Late in the afternoon, we’ll drive back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

The park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the big five named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters: Lion: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem. African Leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population of around 1,000. African Elephant.

Meal Plan: Full board
Accommodation: Serengeti Pure Tented Camp

On this day this day you will also spend a whole day in this incredible endless plain of Serengeti National Park the center of Serengeti (Seronera) will offer mild enroute game. the Lobo area, woodlands and then back into Seronera terrain. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengetis’ species. As you make your way into the Seronera region, you will begin to notice the hilly and broken terrain altering into plain grasslands. In Seronera one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Heritage Camp.

Meal Plan: Full board
Accommodation: Serengeti Pure Tented Camp

Enjoy your breakfast at Farm of Dream Lodge before departing for the full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater Crater, descending the crater for the crater tour and photograph, Ngorongoro crater is located in northern Tanzania. Thought to be the result of a volcanic explosion, this fertile valley is one the most beautiful natural wildlife safari destinations in the world, and has even been named one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. The enclosed nature of the crater has created an ecosystem all of its own, resulting in some of the best opportunities to spot game. It also has the densest known population of lions. Buffalo, elephants, leopards, and rhino can also be seen here, in addition to a host of other well-loved African classics like the ostrich, zebra, cheetah, wildebeest, gazelle, and even hippos.

Meal plan: Full board 
Accommodation:  Farm of Dream Lodge

After breakfast, you will be driving to Mto wa Mbu for the Cultural tour and village visit, Mto Wa Mbu Village offers a very rare experience for visitors! Around 120 tribes reside in the village – it’s a cross-cultural melting pot with probably the most exotic mix of languages and customs found anywhere in Tanzania. When you enjoy a visit to the village, you’ll be in the heart of the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania, so time spent here will be a welcome respite from your safari activities.

Bustling with a variety of cultures from around Tanzania, the little town of Mto Wa Mbu lies at the entrance to Lake Manyara National Park. A local agricultural hub, the town is famous for its crops of rice and the distinctive red bananas that Tanzania is known for. A half-day tour of the town in the company of a local guide gives travelers the opportunity to interact with local farmers, as well as artisans, craftsmen and painters. A sampling of the local banana beer adds a unique taste of local flavor, after this incredible moment, you will then drive to Arusha to catch your flight to your next destinationas per your schedule which will make the End of your tour with us.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

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As everything got normal and people are traveling with no restrictions entering Tanzania, it is our top priority to ensure both you and our staff feel safe without compromising the quality, hospitality and excitement that you’ve come to expect of a safari with Sopai Safaris. Now more than ever, we’re taking new steps to take care of our people and our guests — it’s our way, All what you have to do is to show the proof of your covid 19 valid certificate on your arrival just it and you will be ready for your holiday.

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