Bush2Beach Safaris Tanzania
Specialist in private safaris, climbing and beach
 

10 Day Cultural Tour - Digging in the dirt - going back to my routes

A well mixed, well paced grass roots cultural, wildlife experience that will leave you feeling as if you have been on holiday not returning after a jamb packed safari actually needing one!!

Its starts in the eastern reaches of Mt Meru at an eco lodge designed in a fashion to replicate a traditional Maasai mud boma (dwelling). A few days spent with these colorful clad nomadic people will give you a greater understanding of their traditional values and beliefs that are still very much practiced amongst these ancient tribes on a daily basis. At Bush2Beach Safaris we believe in the spice of life and this safari will give you just the right balance of Tanzania’s fine wildlife viewing along with plenty of time out of the game viewing vehicle to stretch those legs, to breath and soak as much as you can, whilst we slow things down a little to be amongst and understand in an unobtrusive fashion “The People of the Land”. A great all round cultural, wildlife safari that has something for everyone young and old.   


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Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be collected and transfer to Maasai Lodge which is located in west Kilimanjaro.

O/n Maasai Lodge (Africa Amini) (D)

Day 2: Maasai Experience

Today is spent learning about the Maasai people. A Maasai family invites you to their boma! One Boma consists of several houses made of natural materials that are built in a circle to fence in the cattle. Visiting a boma will give you the chance to see for yourself how the Maasai live. Additionally, you can talk to your hosts who will give you an in depth understanding of their traditions and customs.

O/n Maasai Lodge (Africa Amini) (B, L, D)

Day 3: Arusha National Park

After breakfast drive the short distance to Arusha National Park where you head out on an easy walking safari with an armed ranger. Walk through open plains and the lower slopes of Mt. Meru over to waterfalls. Get a different perspective of viewing wildlife from the ground level. There are also good chances of seeing black and white Colobus monkey. Continue with afternoon game drives before heading to your accommodation for the night.

O/n Hillside Retreat (Africa Amini) (B, L, D)

Day 4: Village & Nature Walk

This morning you will visit the local dispensary and enjoy and local lunch in the canteen. Then enjoy a nature walk which takes part on the vast planes between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Your experienced guide will lead you through the unique and untouched areas such as the swamp of Meru and the savannah of Maasai land. Late afternoon head back to the camp to relax.

O/n Hillside Retreat (Africa Amini) (B, L, D)

Day 5: Tarangire National Park

Depart from Hillside Retreat in the morning and begin the drive through a changing landscape to Tarangire National Park for game drives of the ‘Elephant Playground’. Enjoy a day of game drives in this beautiful park before returning to the lodge in time for sundowner drinks.

O/n Tarangire Angata Camp (B, L, D)

Day 6: Lake Eyasi & Datoga Tribe

Depart from your camp to Lake Eyasi, the home of the bushman tribes of northern Tanzania. The region of Lake Eyasi,South-west of Ngorongoro, is home to the Hadza, the last survivors of a civilization that knows nothing of agriculture, livestock, pottery, and metals. They live by hunting with bows and arrows, and gathering wild berries and fruits. Today you will spend time with the Datoga a pastoral tribe and the Hadzabe (Hadza) how are hunter gathers, learning about their unique cultures.

O/n Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7: Lake Eyasi & Hadzabe Tribe

Today you will enjoy quiet a unique experience of spending the early morning hunting and gathering with the Hadzabe tribe before coming back to your lodge for lunch. The afternoon is spent relaxing around the lodge.

O/n Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast depart to Ngorongoro and descend into the crater for game drives. There are 25,000 large mammals residing in the park. The elephants are mainly bulls, females stay out of the park due to it boasting the largest predator population in Africa. Black Rhino also make their home on the grassy plains, their numbers make up for almost half of what can still be found in East Africa; about 20 in total.

O/n Rhino Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 9: View Point Walks

After breakfast enjoy a lovely walk to the Lake Eyasi view point, learning about the Ngorongoro ecosystem, flora and fauna from your walking guide. Then continue your journey to Isoitok Manyara Camp for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. Later afternoon your Maasai guide will take you on a short to a view point overlooking Lake Manyara, here you will enjoy a sun downer drink before heading back to camp for dinner.

O/n Isoitok Camp Manyara (B, L, D)

Day 10: Medicine Walk & Departure

After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, meet with your local Maasai guide who will introduce you to his village. Get a better understanding of the natural medicines still used on a daily basis with a Maasai medicine walk of the surrounding area. Then continue down to a Boma (mud dwelling) for an introduction into the Maasai way of life, beliefs and rituals before you slowly transfer to Kilimanjaro airport where you connect with your flight. (B, L)

Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Amount of persons:Price p.p. (usd):
2 people sharing3755.-
4 people sharing2920.-
6 people sharing2735.-
Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative. Single supplement is $ 590
  • Included:
  • Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • Excluded:
  • Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
  • Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari
  • Visa and airport departure tax
  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary

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