A12 day safari to Materuni Village, Mulala Village, Kikuletwa Hot Spring, Tengeru Market, Lake Duluti, Maasai Village Monduli, Tarangire National Park, Manyara National Park, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.. This is a mixed culture and wild safari program with a lot of adventures
Itinerary Day Description
Day 1: Cultural Experience At Materuni Village.
In the morning after breakfast you will be picked at the hotel in Arusha town and start a journey to Moshi town (2hours), you will pass this beautiful town on the way to Materuni village which is located on the foot of the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Upon arrival you will start a day long hiking to the impressive waterfalls. The beautiful path leading to Materuni waterfalls is located 2500 meters above sea level. To these waterfalls you will be crossing valleys, hills covered by rainforest, coffee, avocado and banana plantations and during the clear days the peak of Kilimanjaro can be clearly seen. Here you will also get time to learn on how to make coffee and taste it. In the evening you will be picked to Arusha and stay overnight at Banana Farm Eco Hostel.
Day 2: Visit Women Projects At Mulala Village.
Soon after breakfast you will be picked from your hotel and start driving for 30 minutes to Mulala Village which is located on the slopes of Mount Meru, the 3rd highest mountain in Africa. Here you will visit Women Group project called Agape, as you arrive you will be greeted by their chants and dance, this is the traditional greeting when entering in the village of Wmeru tribe, experiencing their joy while immersing in a rich cultural experience created by this industrious and dynamic Women group. Today you will also participate in some activities like making handcrafts, processing honey and milk products like Cheese and Butter. These products are sold in Markets in Arusha and other cities to finance the local village, School and water projects. Later in the evening you will be driving back to Banana Farm Eco Hostel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Kikuletwa Hot Spring Tour
After breakfast, picked from your hotel in Arusha town to Kikuletwa hot Spring, a hidden gem along Arusha and Moshi, a beautiful Oasis surrounded by dense vegetation providing a jungle experience and swimming leisure into hot natural water. The waters are really beautiful, warm with a clear aqua-blue; you will be jumping into hot water by using the swinging tree branches and there are some little fish in the water that give your feet a “tackling massage”. You will be staying there to experience sunset as well with served food into a little jungle. In the evening you will be picked back to Arusha town for your dinner and overnight at Banana Farm Eco Hostel.
Day 4: Visit Tengeru Market And Canoeing At Lake Duluti.
Breakfast at the hotel then drive for 10 minutes to Tengeru village which is located on the eastern part of Arusha town, upon arrival you will visit Lake Duluti for canoeing and birding for some hours then later after afternoon you will visit the local market and the Polish refugee camp during 1st World War. Stay overnight at Banana Farm Eco Hostel
Day 5: Visit Authentic Maasai Village Of Monduli.
After breakfast you will be picked by your Driver/Guide and start journey for 1 hour to Monduli Mountains for cultural tour at Monduli village, this is the Maasai village found on the slopes of Monduli Mountains. Today you will get time to visit Maasai Cattle Market and Traditional Doctors to learn about traditional medicines and have some knowledge.
Dinner and overnight stay will be camping in the Maasai Village ( Boma).
Day 6: Game Drive In Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast meet your Driver/Guide at the hotel lounge, after a safari briefing you will start a journey to Tarangire National Park, this drive will take you about 2 hours with sightseeing on the way. After entry formalities at the gate you will start a game drive in this beautiful park famous for its huge herds of elephants, other animal species which are common in this park includes lion, leopard, jackal, hyenas, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest and much more. This park is also known as a Baobab Garden because these Africa’s ancient trees are scattered around the park. Picnic lunch will be served at the location inside the park. Game drive will continue till later afternoon for dinner and over night at Wild Palm Campsite.
Day 7: Game Drive In Lake Manyara National Park.
In the morning after breakfast you will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park (1 hour), arrive at the camp, drop camping gears and cook then drive to Lake Manyara for a game drive in this beautiful park which is located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Fig Camp.
Day 8: Visit Datoga Tribe In Lake Eyasi
After breakfast you will have 2 hours drive to Lake Eyasi South of Ngorongoro, arrive at the camp for lunch, after lunch meet your local Guide who will brief you about the activities in this village, later in the afternoon you will walk to Datoga people to learn more about these Nilotic tribe famous for making jewelry (Blacksmith), then visit Onion plantation and Sunset hill. Dinner and overnight at Bushmen village camp.
Day 9: Discover The Life Of Bushmen.
Wake up very early in the morning, get a cup of Coffee/ Tea then drive to the Hadzabe people, these are one of the most primitive tribe in Africa, still living by hunting and gathering.
You will get time to join their hunting expedition for few hours before driving back at the camp for brunch. After brunch you will start a long drive to Serengeti National Park having game drive en route, Stay overnight at one of Seronera Campsites.
Day 10: Full Game Drive In Serengeti National Park.
Get up early for breakfast at the camp and soon after having your continental breakfast you will catch your safari jeep and leave for sunrise game drive in this vast land, the mission today apart from seeing beautiful sunrise your guide will take you to the best terrain to see Big Cats e.g. Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs plus thousands of ungulates like Buffaloes, Zebras, Giraffes, Gazelles, Hippos and much more. Lunch will be served at private location in the heart of Serengeti. In your tour you will be able to get cup of hot Coffee/Tea all the time. After lunch you will continue with game drive till sunset when you will be heading back to the same camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Half Day In Serengeti Then To Ngorongoro.
Leisurely breakfast at the camp, check out then with picnic lunch start a game viewing in this park, depending on the movement of the animals but your guide will take you to the places you didn’t touch the previous day. Lunch will be served at the location in the park, soon after lunch you will be heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an option of visiting Maasai village for cultural experience! Arrive at Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Game Drive In Ngorongoro Crater Then Back To Arusha.
Another day in Africa! After an early wake up, you will start a drive to Ngorongoro Crater; this is the biggest unbroken caldera in the world with size of 610 meters deep a 19 km wide. This area is dived into several vegetation zones namely Open grassland, Soda Lake, Swamps, Marshes, Forest and the Hill. Here there are about 25,000 different species co-exist. This is also the home of the most endangered species in Africa the Black Rhino. Breakfast will be served at Ngoitoktok picnic site which overlook the hippo pool. After breakfast you will continue with game drive for more hours then heading out of the area, Lunch will be served at the location outside the park, today you will have an option to stop at the curio shops for shopping. After that you will continue with your journey back to Arusha town for your private arrangement.
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