Cultural Excursion

National Park Safari

Arusha, Tanzania

We customize every trip

Prices From: $3,180 per person

Experience Northern Tanzania's wildlife and culture on an 8 day National Park safari. Some of the safari accommodations are in modern, deluxe lodges – in harmony with the environment and constructed using local materials. In the Serengeti, you’ll stay at a mobile tented camp; immersing you with the sights and sounds of Africa. Food at all locations is well prepared, with local flair. We enjoy early mornings and late afternoons, for the best wildlife photography and light. Long days in the field and excellent driver-guides who are sensitive to the needs of photography/migration groups. We do not restrict ourselves to a rigid schedule of times, but instead allow the wildlife and environment to dictate our routine (within the regulations of the national parks and issued permits).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arusha

Meet at arrival point and transfer to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.

Overnight: Karama Lodge (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Arusha - Tarangire

After a delicious breakfast at the lodge, we set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park via the color craft markets of East Africa. We set off game driving for the afternoon. We return to our private camp at sunset which provides us with a classic bush experience that ensures intimacy.

Overnight: Maramboi Luxury Camp (All Meals Included)

Day 3 - Tarangire - Ngorongoro

An optional early morning walk starts our adventure today. Tarangire is home to an array of wildlife and this unique opportunity to view animal behaviors and natural habitats is exclusive to our camp. We return for a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Entering the Crater for an afternoon Game Drive is a spectacular way to end the day, and return to the crater rim for overnight.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (All Meals Included)

Day 4 - Ngorongoro - Serengeti

We depart after breakfast to the endless plains of the Serengeti. Upon entering the Serengeti, we are able to game drive all the way to our mobile camp that is situated in the prime game areas (location depending on season). We enjoy an excellent lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (All Meals Included)

Day 5 - Serengeti

We enjoy this unspoilt area where the viewing of the Wildebeest Migration is second to none for most of the year. Our camp has the intimacy as it is one of the only tented camps in the area and so habitats are natural. There are resident cats and herd animals for us to observe.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (All Meals Included)

Day 6 - Serengeti

We enjoy an early morning game drive, followed by lunch and resting before setting off for an afternoon of wildlife viewing as the sunsets.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (All Meals Included)

Day 7 - Serengeti - Crater Highlands

We transfer out of the Serengeti, passing through Oldupai Gorge. We enjoy lunch and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Transfer onto crater highlands for overnight.

Overnight: Endoro Lodge (All Meals Included)

Day 8 - Lake Manyara - Arusha

We transfer into Lake Manyara for morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari picnic, and enjoy our final glimpse of the great wilds of Northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent birdlife. We continue Esilalei Maasai Village to explore the area and our school project. You are then transferred to Arusha and your departure point or lodge.

(Breakfst and Lunch Included)

Accommodation Information

Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge in Arusha is set on the side of a hill just on the outskirts of Arusha with individual thatched cabins and spectacular views across to Kilimanjaro. Karama is also known for its superb cuisine.

Maramboi Luxury Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa's big picture. 10 spacious tents built on ample wooden decks, with en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220V electric lighting

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. A large caldera 600 meters deep, that hosts the most unique ecosystem on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecological balance. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this 'Garden of Eden', affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl. From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater.

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp consist of 6-10 tents that move 3-4 times per year to insure incredible viewing of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The tents are large and fitted out comfortably with flushing toilets, twilight showers, and solar lighting. The dining tent has a lounge area and 'dining under the stars' is also an option.

Note: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp locations:

  • December – March: Southern Serengeti/Ndutu
  • April – May: Closed
  • June – Mid-August: Central Serengeti
  • Mid-August – November: Northern Serengeti

Endoro Lodge

Endoro Lodge one of the very few places in the world where you can immerse your self unreservedly into natures beauty. The lodge is located on the lower slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater rim close to Gibbs Farm and adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area forest line and the thick pristine mountain forest. The lodge straddles the Conservation areas perimeter and is just a short ride away to the Loduare Park Gate. Wildlife from the unfenced forest including Elephants roam freely into our area giving visitors a very rare opportunity to really mix and mingle with the wild.

Location

Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Address:
Arusha
Tanzania

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Wildlife Wildlife

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

Family Friendly Family Friendly

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

General Information

The walks within the tribal areas are carried out by our own guides in conjunction with the local, tribal guide – this allows easy translation and interpretation. Many of the areas have an array of plant & bird life so binoculars often assist in exact identification.

The price includes:

  • All meals as indicated in itinerary
  • All guide fees
  • All National Park Entrance, transit, camping and walking fees
  • All accommodations as indicated in itinerary
  • 2 1.0L bottles of drinking water per person per day in the game driving vehicle
  • All general camping equipment: eg. tents, mattresses, sleeping bags throughout the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Donations & payment to local community commitments
  • Price based on fortnightly departures, every second Sunday is Day 1