14 Day Culture and Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

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Itinerary Briefing

The 13-day tour program is one of the longest program in our portfolio where visitors will explore Tarangire National Park, Kondoa Irangi Paintings, Babati town, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olmoti Crater, Empakaai Crater and Serengeti National Park. The propgarm also contain a cultural tour experience where visitors will get a chance to interact and learn local people culture and traditional. Our wildeness experience will absolutely be a life-time memorable Safari.


BEST TIME: June to February.

Itinerary Day Description

Day 1. Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport.

One hour arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by your safari guide with a billboard written “ MOAK Tanzania Safaris Ltd” and your name at the bottom, then shirt briefing about that day then you will start driving to Arusha town (1 hour)for overnight stay.

Accommodation at Arumeru River Lodge/ Planet Lodge/ Maasai Camp.

Day 2. Cultural experience in Maasai village.

Pre departure briefing at the hotel lounge/Campsite, loading stuff in safari converted vehicle, drive in town for last minute shopping then start heading to Monduli Mountains for the afternoon activities, it will take you 1 hour to reach this area which is inhabited by Maasai people. Arrive at the camp in the afternoon; picnic lunch will be served at the campsite which is located in Maasai villages. After lunch your local Maasai guide will guide you walking in village to experience local people daily activities, It depends your arrival day, if it is the market day your guide will take you in the market which is full of people. Return at the campsite in late afternoon just before sunset.

Accommodation at Maasai Village Camp.

Day 3. Full day walking in Maasai steppe.

07.30 breakfast at the camp, take picnic lunch and drinking water with you. Another day if walking in this beautiful mountainous Maasai land , today your guide will take you in the bush to learn about traditional medicines, then proceed with a walk towards rift valley escarpment vicinity, few wildlife can be seen today like Gerenuk antelope, Ostrich, giraffes  etc.

Picnic lunch will be served in the wild.

Return at the campsite in the afternoon for the rest and shower. Maasai traditional dance will be performed at the camp. 

Accommodation at Maasai Village Campsite.

Day 4. Afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park.

In the morning after breakfast, you will pack your stuff so that the camp crews can break the tents, load the vehicle then start driving to Tarangire National Park which will take you 2 hours. Arrive at the camp to off load the vehicle, afterwards start driving to the park gate for entry formalities, picnic lunch will be served at the gate while the guide is filling the papers. Commence a game drive to this majestic park which is dotted by huge baobab tress while the big herds of elephants are roaming around. Thus park has highest number of elephants in northern Tanzania, also lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, cheetahs, birdlife etc can be witnessed. 

Game drive will continue till late afternoon when you exit the park and heading back to the camp fir overnight stay.

Accommodation at Wild Palm Campsite.

Day 5. Guided cultural walking in authentic villages.

Early wake up at the camp, get the cup of coffee/tea then you will start guided walk  which will take you through the Maasai authentic settlements all the way near the east side of Lake Manyara  which is the home of flamingoes, the view of great rift valley is amazing. Back to the camp for brunch, after meals break the camp and start departing to Babati town for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at White House Guest House in Babati town

Day 6. Visit Kondoa Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings.

Early breakfast, then with picnic lunch departing to the Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings which is located 20 km from Kondoa town. The drive will take approx 1.30 hour. These paintings are in series of caves curved into the side of the hill, the caves contain paintings some of which are believed to date back more than 50,000 years. These caves are one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tanzania. The paintings are of elongated people, animals and hunting styles. Arrive at Tanzania Antiquities Department for registration,  take a paintings guide then drive to a certain point where you will start a walk towards the caves, picnic lunch will be served at the caves, in the afternoon around 02.00pm you will start a journey back to Babati town for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at White House Guest House which is close to Lake Babati.

Day 7. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

Breakfast at this beautiful guest house, then packing and start driving to Lake Manyara National Park (2 hours), arrive at the campsite around 10.00am, drop cook and camping gears, then off to Lake Manyara National Park (5 minutes), check in and start a game drive at this attractive park, it is located on the floor of the great rift valley, this park comprise several vegetation zones namely; Under-ground water forest, light acacia woodland, bush land, marshes,, fresh water streams and soda lake which occupy most of the area in the park, also in this park you will see beautiful Hot Springs.

This park is the home of troop of blue monkey, baboon, Vervet monkeys, herd of elephants, tower of giraffes, school of hippos, pride of lions, dazzle of zebras, sounder of warthogs etc

Game drive will be done till around 5.00 pm when you start heading back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at Twiga Campsite.

Day 8. Game drive and birding in Ngorongoro crater.

Breakfast at the camp, depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area (1.30 hour), check in at the gate, drive on the beautiful rim of the Ngorongoro crater which is covered by highland forest, and watch out for elephants, buffaloes, Leopards on the way plus beautiful Shallows Turaco birds. Arrive at The camp, off load camping stuff and the Chef! Descend in the crater for the game drive which will last 05.00pm. This is really Noah’s Ark” due to abundance of wildlife co-existing in this 19.5km wide caldera. It is the home of many species like Lions, Black Rhinos, Elephants, Hippos, and Flamingoes etc.

Return to the camp before sunset.

Accommodation at Simba Campsite.

Day 9. Hiking Olmoti crater.

Breakfast at the camp, around 08.00am drive around the crater rim to Olmoti crater, this is one of the three craters found in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is the beautiful crater surrounded by the forest, arrive at the camp which is located on the foot of the crater around 10.00am, build the tents, lunch at the camp. In the afternoon around 01.00pm with the company of armed ranger start a trek to Olmoti crater, animals like Bushbuck antelope, monkeys can be seen while walking but the main purpose of the trek is not to see the wildlife but to be close to nature! The walk will take one hour to the top of the crater rim, enjoy beautiful views, and walk to see the Munge Water falls. After that you will slowly start heading back to the camp. Arrive at the camp around 17.30hrs. Get evening tea/coffee, have hot shower, then dinner.

Accommodation at Nainokanoka Campsite.

Day 10. Full day walking to Bulati through Embulbul depression.

In the morning around 07.00am you will get your breakfast, and soon after that with picnic lunch start a trek to Bulati village through Embulbul depression (5 hrs), you will have unforgettable experience when you cross this beautiful depression which is dominated by open grassland, animals like ostriches, jackals, zebras, wildebeest plus the Maasai people herding their cattle are common. The third highest peak in Tanzania called Lolmalasin is clearly visible from this area. Armed Ranger/Maasai Warrior will accompany you at this wonderful trek. Arrive at the camp around 03.00pm, Coffee/Tea time at the camp, and then you will have an option of visiting primary school which is nearby.

Accommodation at Bulati Campsite.

Day 11. Hiking Empakaai crater.

Breakfast, then you commence another day of experiencing Tanzania on foot! Picking packed lunch then accompanied with Armed Ranger/ Maasai Warrior start trekking to Emapkaai crater; the third crater in the area, you will spend 3 hours to reach the crater rim then 30 minutes descend. This is another magical area, the crater floor is covered by the alkaline lake, and the lake is full of Flamingoes. The Maasai’s sacred mountain called Ol Doinyo Lengai clear from the rim of this crater; this is the only active volcano mountain in Tanzania.

Descend in the crater, walk around the lake, birding, and then start hiking back to the rim which takes approx 45 minutes. On the rim you will find your vehicle waiting for you, and then drive back to the same camp for overnight.

Accommodation at Bulati Campsite. 

Day 12. Game drive en-route to Serengeti National Park. 

Good morning Africa! Breakfast, break the camp, packing the vehicle then start a long drive to the famous Serengeti National Park (6 hours). Drive through Embulbul depression, Nainokanoka village, the rim of Ngorongoro crater, then you will descend to the endless plain of Serengeti/Ngorongoro. The terrain will dramatically change, you are now in Savannah, drive through the dusty and shaky road to Serengeti Naabi hill gate. Picnic lunch will be served at the gate, check in then drive for another 1 hour to central area where the campsite is, arrive at campsite, build the tents, then off again fir the afternoon game drive. Back to the camp just after sunset for dinner and overnight. 

Accommodation at Seronera Campsite. 

Day 13. Full day game drive in magical Serengeti National Park. 

Wake up at 06.00am, get a cup of Coffee/Tea, then start an early game drive, the light is amazing in the morning, your guide will take you where Serengeti’s best scenes are, continue with  game drive in this Serengeti central part for 2 hours, back at the camp for breakfast around 09.00am. After breakfast and short rest, with picnic lunch you will continue with a daylong game drive, back to the camp in late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at Seronera Campsite.

Day 14. Game drive in route back to Arusha town.

Breakfast, packing, loading then with picnic lunch start a long drive back to Arusha town (9 hours). Arrive in Arusha town before night fall.

Accommodation at Ilboru Safari Lodge/ Planet Lodge/  Maasai Camp.

Included Services

  • All Road transfer as per trip itinerary including airport pick up and drop off transfers.
  • 05 days, 4 nights private trip package
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees as per trip itinerary
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All accommodation during safari
  • 2 ltr mineral waters per person / day during game drives
  • Domestic flight from Arusha to Zanzibar ONE WAY

Excluded Services

  • International Flights & All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation on Zanzibar

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Covid-19 Travel Requirements

Traveling to and from Tanzania during Covid-19

The information on this page will be updated regularly as requirements and protocols change. Date of last update: 25/Oct/2021. The information found in the government Travel Advisory No. 8 of 14 Sept 2021 is summarized below:

[ All our Moak Tanzania safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19] in brackets

Leaving Home

Your international airline may have pre-boarding testing requirements. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Most of our guests travel through Amsterdam and currently if you have a transfer in Amsterdam you do not need to show a negative NAAT (PCR) test result or rapid test result on arrival in the Netherlands. A transfer is when you change planes and continue your journey within a few hours, and in any case within 1 day without leaving the airport where you transfer. Please make sure to check the entry requirements of your final destination.

Arriving into Tanzania

Tanzania recommends all travelers to fill out a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form within 24 hours prior to arrival. Follow this link: https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/ to get the form.  Once completed the traveler will receive a completion notification from the Ministry of health containing their Unique Health Code (UHC) which they will show upon arriving. 

[If arriving directly onto Zanzibar, please use this link instead.] In grey background 

[Also, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test, with the sample tested within 96 hours of departure to Tanzania.] GREEN COLOR

All travelers arriving from countries experiencing variants of concern/interest or who have traveled through those countries in the last 14 days regardless of route taken, will be subjected to Rapid tests at their point of entry at their own cost.  The Rapid test cost is $10 per traveler  (or $25 per travel if arriving directly onto Zanzibar). This cost can be pre-paid online when you complete your online Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form.

[We strongly recommended to pre-pay to avoid unnecessary queue upon arrival.] RED COLOR

Traveling in Tanzania

While traveling in Tanzania, standard Covid-19 protocols (masking, social distancing, and sanitizing) will be adhered to by your guide and those working in the tourism industry, while in public settings, airports/airplanes, and the common areas of accommodations. All full time Moak safari guides have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Much of your time on safari, social distance from other travelers and when outside will be our paramount goal. However, if you plan to travel in a more populous area like in city or towns, we suggest you wear a mask when social distancing from other people cannot be maintained.

Departing Tanzania

Prior to departing Tanzania, Covid-19 testing (PCR and/or Rapid Test) will be required for most travelers. Please study the requirements of your airline and international airport(s) carefully. Covid-19 testing costs (PCR Test $50+facility fees pp / PCR Test on Zanzibar $80 pp / Rapid Test $10 pp) are the responsibility of the traveler. 

As your tour operator, we will help coordinate proper test timing, location, and test payment.

PCR Test Procedures (General):

  • PCR Tests should be administered no more than 3 days prior to your scheduled departure. 
  • Your Final Summary Schedule will indicate the date when your test should administered.
  • Testing sites will vary based on your specific travel itinerary
  • Testing Fee Payment (Mainland) – Once your appointment has been made, our staff in Arusha will receive your testing payment Control Number (unique number for each traveler). We will make the payment on your behalf and you will reimburse this cost to your guide ($50 per person – cash). Since test requirements are subject to change, reimbursement on site will be the most accurate approach.
  • Testing Fee Payment (Zanzibar) – Once your appointment has been made we will prepay for the test and then forward your test scheduling confirmation on Zanzibar. The location of the test will be based on where you are staying on the island. There are facilities on the east coast as well as in Stone Town. The cost of the test on Zanzibar is $80 per person.
  • Facility Fee Payment – You will be responsible for the facility fee that will be paid on site. This fee will range from $10-20 per person depending on the testing facility.
  • Testing Procedure (day of) –
    • Masks are required at the testing sites.
    • Have your passport available for check in as well as payment confirmation (provided by your guide).
    • Sample collection will take place in the morning. Test collection hours vary at each site.
    • Please expect the process to take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Results – Once the testing process is complete and the certificate is ready, a notification with your results and certificate will be sent from the National Public Health Laboratory – Tanzania () to the email address used during registration (usually your safari consultant’s email unless otherwise specified). You may also check https://pimacovid.moh.go.tz/#/booking (for mainland / northern safari circuit locations) or  https://zanzibarcovidtesting.co.tz/app/home (for Zanzibar) for updates using your passport number to pull up your results. Please note that once the sample leaves the testing site, the testing site will not receive information about results. Should you have any concerns please ask your guide to contact the Regional Laboratory Technologist at +255 713 819 450 (Warda) or +255 715 361 518(Nangai).
    • For travelers departing JRO, a printed copy of your test result will be given to you in Arusha. We will also email you a PDF of the certificate.
    • For travelers departing DAR or ZNZ,we will email you a PDF of the certificate.

Note for travelers returning to the United States :

Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show one of the following:

If you are fully vaccinated: Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 3 days before travel.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated: A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.

This regulation goes into November 8, 2021. We will inquire as to your vaccination status so that we can help you coordinate your testing accordingly.


Rapid Test Procedures (updated August 23, 2021)

  • If you are departing on an airline that requires a Rapid Test prior to boarding you need to arrive at your international airport of departure 5 hours prior to departure.
  • All international airports (JRO, DAR and ZNZ) have Rapid Test capacity.
  • Pre-registration is not required
  • Payment of $10 can be made in cash by depositing into the on-site bank.
  • Results are provided within 15 to 20 minutes of taking the test.
  • UPDATE: currently a Rapid Test is NOT required if you are just transiting through Amsterdam (AMS). You still need to be traveling with a valid NEGATIVE PCR test.

Common PCR Testing Sites in the Northern Circuit

  • Arusha Region
    • Arusha Lutheran Center Referral Hospital – daily
      • $25 USD (cash)
      • You can request to have someone come to you to administer the test (this should be pre-arranged)
    • Mt. Meru Regional Referral Hospital – 8 am – 3:30 pm daily
    • FAME Medical Health Center – 8:30 am – 11:30 am daily
      • $15 USD (cash or credit accepted)
  • Mara Region
    • Seronera Airstrip (Musoma Regional Referral Hospital) – 7:00 – 10:00 am daily
      • 20,000 Tshillings (approx $8.60)
    • Kogatende Airstrip (Musoma Regional Referral Hospital) – 8:00 – 10:00 am daily
      • 20,000 Tshillings (approx $8.60)
  • Zanzibar 
    • Global Hospital (Stone Town) – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm M-Sat, 8 am – 12 pm Sun
    • Testing sites on East Coast of Zanzibar  – 7:30 am – 2:30 pm M-Sat, 8 am – 12 pm Sun
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