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8 Days Tanzania Safari and Cultural Activities

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    Safari Description:

    Your safari will take 9 days to famous national parks in northern of Tanzania which includes; Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi.

    DAY 01: FLIGHT TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA

     On Friday we will take a direct flight to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania.

    After landing at Kilimanjaro Airport, drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Mount Meru Hotel or similar in style.(FULL BOARD)

    DAY 02 – ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park. Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire has a diverse landscape, with nine vegetation zones. Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in Africa) dot the landscape dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River that meanders through the park attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes to a variety of colorful birds. The park is very famous for having the greatest elephant population in Tanzania, and during a safari there you will have the chance of quietly observing many families of elephants interacting. With a stop for a picnic lunch in an observatory inside the park where you will be able to view animals drinking water in the river (and many times lions attacking a thirsty zebra or wildebeest),late evening drive back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wild Life Lodge or similar in style.(FULL BOARD)

    Day 03: TARANGIRE TO LAKE EYASI (THE HADZABE& DATOGA TRIBES -HUNTING WITH BUSHMEN)
    The main reason to visit the area is to learn about the culturally diverse local tribes including the Hadzabe (Bushmen), Datoga and Barabaig people. On the way to the area, we will be joined by a local anthropologist who has studied and lived with the tribes, who will accompany us to make interpretation between us and the tribesmen.

    The Hadzabe tribe andDatoga tribe are the last remaining authentic and traditional tribes in Africa with a continuous history of about 12 thousand years. It is about 1,000 people were left behind. These tribes, living near Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania, are nomadic tribes, without a permanent home – they live in the forest and eat roots and raw they set up in the summer. During the rainy period, they find refuge from the rain in caves and in the boulders. Each group in the tribe counts 20-30 people, lives in the vicinity of herds of animals – the women collect and the men hunters with poisoned arrows as in the days of ancient man. The Quarry tribe, speaking Khoisan (click language),that combines consonant clicks and clucking.Members of the Datoga tribe known as the Maasai tribe have sworn enemies. Dressed in red robes, while the woman scars the skin of their faces symmetrically around the eyes of beauty and dressed in beautiful leather. At the end of the visit, enjoy lunch, after which we will drive back to the hotel.

    Very early in the morning, before breakfast, join the Hadzabe tribe, one of the last true nomadic tribes of Africa, in a fascinating hunting or fruit gathering session. This is something absolutely unique and out of the beaten track which is a great cultural experience and authentic while providing incredible opportunities for world class photography. After staying a while with the tribe, visit the beautiful Lake Eyasi, a seasonal shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge. (FULL BOARD)

    DAYS 04: FROM NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
    Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning safari before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic sun rise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. After the game drive, return to the lodge for brunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you’ll ever see in your life. Dinner and overnight at Seronera wildlife lodge.(FULL BOARD)

    DAYS 05- 06: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    After morning breakfast, you head to Serengeti national park which mean “endless plains” in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrates throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds. After enjoying lunch, you will depart on an afternoon game drive, drive back to Seronera wildlife lodge “at the heart of Serengeti National Park for Dinner & Overnight.

    The following day, still continuing with game drive in Serengeti national park, which is the richest and most diverse nature reserve in the world. Among the great animals that can be observed in the reserve are: wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions, leopard, hyenas and a huge variety species of birds. Every year in Serengeti, one of the most spectacular phenomena in the animal world occurs – “the annual migration is great.” Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles travel in a large circular route following the new grass: Tanzania’s Serengeti custody to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya, and back to Tanzania again. At the end of the day we return to the hotel Nature enjoys the magical view and arrange for special dinner at Serengeti Wildlife Lodge or similar in style.(FULL BOARD)

    DAY 7: SERENGETI – VILLAGE OF MAASAI (VISIT MAASAI BOMA FOR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES)

    After breakfast and check out, load to the Safari jeep for game enroute to Masada Minitai (authentic village) and enjoy a fascinating visit to the Maasai tribe’s lifestyle.

    The prominent trademark of the Maasai tribe, which lives in Kenya and northern Tanzania, is their traditional dress – a kind of red dresses.

    According to estimates, the Maasai tribe today numbers about 900,000 people. They live in villages and not as singles, in huts made of mud, wood, and cow dung.

    Despite the penetration of Western culture into their region, the Maasai tribe continues to conduct their lives in the traditional way – semi-nomadic life. Most of the Maasai continue to make a living from cattle grazing, despite the difficulty of making a living from the development of their habitats. Despite their reputation as expert hunters, most of the Masai’s food comes from cattle they grow, and they feed mainly on blood and milk from the cattle. Their wealth is estimated by the number of cattle that every herd owner has. The Maasai keep many traditional rituals. One of the most well-known rituals is called the “jumping dance” that young boys perform during their adolescence.

    At this ceremony they have to leap from a high altitude position, demonstrating their strength, and consequently their maturity. The Maasai tribe lives in Maniata, a small village that is the spiritual and social center of the tribe. At the end of the visit we will start driving towards the hotel located in the Manyara area.(2nights) Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.(FULL BOARD)

    DAY 8: MANYARA LAKE

    Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. This park has become famous for the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The landscapes of this park are absolutely stunning, very different from the Serengeti for example. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. Great photo opportunities! In the afternoon, return to Lake Manyara wildlife lodge for dinner and overnight. (FULL BOARD)

    DAY 9: ARUSHA – TEL AVIV -ISRAEL

    After breakfast we drive back to Arusha town on the way to our last safari in Tanzania destination to on the foot of Mount Meru at the National Park Arusha, which offers walking safari with a variety of habitats: a spectacular rain forest with climbing plants, ferns, butterflies, birds and monkeys, among them white and black colobus; A volcanic crater (ngorduto crater), with smooth rocks and cliffs; At the bottom of the crater is an egg area, where buffalo shepherds and various species of antelopes; visit to Momela Lakes; In the northern part of the national park, which is home  of thousands of flamingoes, a spectacular eagles and a variety of other  species of birds, as well as many beautiful animals like, zebras and giraffes.

    In order to feel the safari closely, in addition to the Jeep tour, we will take a two-hour walk in the Arusha national park on the foot of the fifth highest mountain in Africa. We will enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain and walking close to the herd of  Buffaloes and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Tulusia waterfall, which is submerged in basalt rock, with picnic lunch late afternoon, we will drive to  Kilimanjaro  International Airport for the connect  flight to Tel Aviv”

    “YOU’RE WELCOME AGAIN TANZANIA”

     GROUP OF PEOPLE

    PRICE FOR LODGE SAFARI FOR 4 STAR – HOTEL

     Group of 2 people

     $2,355 per person

    Group of 4 – 6  people

     $2,320 per person

    Group of 8 – 10 people

     $2,260 per person

    Group of 12+  – people

     $2210 per person

    • An outstanding English-speaking professional safari guide with vast knowledge of Tanzania, its wildlife and cultures
    • Exclusive use of a fully equipped, well-maintained Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof For wildlife viewing and shade from the sun
    • An English-speaking professional safari chef to prepare all meals and prepare at the lodge
    • Full board -service for lodge accommodations
    • Bottled water, coffee and tea in safari vehicle
    • All meals except where noted as on your own
    • All entrance and other fees (including applicable government taxes and levies) for parks
    • Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
    • Full access to Africa Unique Safaris staff via email to assist with pre-trip preparations
    • Tips for safari driver guide, safari and other service providers (Driver or guide gratuities)
    • Beverages other than bottled water, coffee and tea in the safari vehicle
    • Airport tax (International and pay direct)
    • Entrance or other fees for activities noted as optional
    • Tourist visas, vaccinations, malaria tablets, travel insurance
    • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, Internet access, souvenirs, spa services)
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