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10 Days – Tanzania Nature and Culture Up Close

10 Days - Tanzania Nature and Culture Up Close

10 Days - Tanzania Nature and Culture Up Close

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  • Overview
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Trip Highlights

This tour gives you the luxury to escape the normal routine to fully immerse yourself in the African wildlife and the general daily life on this side of the planet.

Exercise short hiking to the waterfall and enjoy hot water spring on the way, get a chance to learn various lessons about Tanzanian’s ways of farming and cooking. Before you know it, your 10 days adventure comes to an end as you meet the authentic tribes of Maasai, Datoga & Hadzabe while searching for wildlife in the prime Northern parks of the country.

Tour Features


Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.


Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.


Solo travelers

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Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.


Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.


Minimum age of 3 years

Minimum age allowed is 3 years old.

Activities & Transportation


Activities: Game Drives, Cultural Tourism


Game drives: Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle


A transfer from and back to the airport is included


Day 1 – Arrival/Arusha - Welcome to Tanzania

Depart the home and upon arrival in Arusha, get transferred to The African Tulip, an oasis of tranquility in the city. Dine at your hotel tonight as you look forward to beginning your safari fresh in the morning.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to enjoy a city that former US president Bill Clinton named Geneva of Africa due to its lovely weather.

Dinner & Overnight at The African Tulip.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: The African Tulip


Day 2 – Hike to waterfalls, coffee plantation visit, local lunch and Hot springs

After breakfast, the activity-packed day starts as you drive towards Moshi, the hometown of Kilimanjaro Mountain where you will visit waterfalls, coffee plantations, hot springs as well as testing the local Chagga dishes.

A 1h30 m drive from Arusha will bring you to a Materuni village in Moshi and start a scenic 30m/1h walk to the waterfalls. On your way, you will pass different flora and fauna, your guide will narrate you enthralling stories behind these flora and fauna in relation to the Chagga traditions.

Arriving at the waterfalls, you have a good opportunity to explore the stunning views of Kilimanjaro Mountain, weather permitting, and if you like, the bottom of the waterfall gives you a perfect place for a refreshing swim.

Once you’re done with waterfalls and swimming, your guide will lead you to slowly return to the village ready to explore small family-owned coffee farms where you will learn different kinds of stuff related to coffee cultivation and processing.

Feel free to engage yourself in roasting and grinding coffee, a process accompanied by local Chagga songs and dances. Thereafter, you will have local lunch, savour a cup or two of the coffee you have just attended preparing.

Call it a day in today’s excursions through a 20-30 minutes drive trip to Kikuletwa hot springs. Needless to say, there’s plenty of scenery for you to explore on the way, from plantations to baobab and acacia trees there is more than meets the eye. Here again, you have another chance to refresh your body in this warm crystal-clear water naturally hosted in a small pond.

In the late afternoon, drive back to Arusha and relax in your hotel

Dinner and Overnight at African Tulip

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: The African Tulip


Day 3 – Tarangire National Park Full Day Game Drive

After a cultural activities-filled day yesterday, today explore the wilderness of Northern Tanzania in Tarangire National Park, the second-largest park in the Northern zone.

A two hours journey with breathtaking views will take you to the park much appreciated for its huge herds of elephants.

Explore Tarangire National Park where against all the odds, a 57 years elephant gave birth to twin calves in 2017, a wonderful occasion since it has widely been documented that an elephant will continue to give birth up until about the age of 50.

The Tarangire elephant mother not only broke this norm, but she also went all the way to deliver twin calves who are doing well to date.

Continue searching for other animals in the park marinated with medieval baobab trees believed to be over 1000 years, then continue to Kudu Tented Lodge for dinner & overnight.

Dinner & Overnight at Kudu Tented Lodge

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 4 – Cultural Activities: Maasaï, Plantations and Factory Visits

This is another day designated to unveil the true Africa for you, up close and personal. Get ready for different cultural activities, from visiting a local school, banana plantations to the local bear factory, this is the day you have been waiting for.

After breakfast, set off for a visit to a fascinating tribe of Maasai where you will have enough time to understand their traditions and lifestyle. Among many, you will participate in Maasai day to day activities such as milking the cows.

After playing a part in preparing milk, enjoy drinking that and drive all the way to a local school. When at the school, get the opportunity to learn different methods Tanzanians use to impart formal education to the kids as well as exploring daily routines in African schools.

Leave the school and continue to a famous Mto wa Mbu town for another local experience, although this time through local lunch. After a short lunch break, your driver will take you to yet another activity for you to observe the way Tanzanians make living through agriculture. Here you will have a close look at the rice and banana plantations, a perfect opportunity to acknowledge the level of development in Africa.

As you look to wrap this eventful day, you will visit a local beer and carving factories, there you will explore our factory system from labour to the general working ways conducted on a daily basis.

Drive to Kudu lodge in the evening for a relaxing dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Karatu area

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 5 – Lake Manyara National Park and Walking Game Drive

After breakfast, your day starts with a scenic drive to Tanzania’s and perhaps the most beautiful park in Africa, Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive and guided walking tour. The scenery here will definitely grace your eyes.

Just before a game drive, there is a unique way of exploring the park through a Treetop walkway. Here you will experience a sky-high walking adventure across the gorgeous evergreen forests of Lake Manyara National Park.

In this 370 meters distance and height of 18metres airwalk, you will spectacularly observe wildlife (mainly birds & monkeys) from a completely different perspective.

Later in the afternoon, you eat a picnic before getting joined by an armed park ranger who will accompany you on a walk to different parts of the park in search of wildlife.

After a good experience in tracking wildlife on foot, get back into the jeep for afternoon game drive within Lake Manyara National Park, a park that is celebrated worldwide for its lions who are fond of tree branches.

You will also be able to enjoy the beautiful forest of the park as you search for the varieties of wildlife from birds, primates, elephants, big cats or cape buffalo.

Drive back to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 6 – Lake Eyasi and Elephant Caves

Depart after breakfast to the iconic Lake Eyasi ready to encounter the African Bushmen and later on, realize adorable elephant’s caves in the Ngorongoro forest.

Your Nature in Spirit Travel Guide will steer you through Eyasi, the shallow Lake which is located on the floor of the Eastern Arm of the Great Rift Valley, widely acknowledged as the father of all rifts being the oldest on Earth.

This lake hosts millions of crustaceans that are very much preferred by flamingoes for meals. Therefore, depending on the season, you will be able to see a sizable number of flamingos and pelicans.

When you’re done on the lake, continue to the nearby environment and meet the Bushmen societies of Hadzabe & Datoga who still hunt for food to date.

You will get enough time to interact with these iconic tribes documented to live in groups of around twenty people with no hierarchy & rules since all the resources are shared.

In the afternoon, drive back to Karatu town and enjoy a hot lunch, to be followed by a spectacular nature walk in the jungle around Ngorongoro forest as you look to explore the elephant caves and waterfalls.

The elephant caves found in this forest were formed many years ago when elephants used to visit the rocks and hit them continuously to obtain calcium crucial for improving their bone strength. Resulting big holes from elephant’s rock hits are today known as the ‘elephant caves’.

Tonight, have a delicious dinner at Kudu lodge and enjoy the night there.

Main destination: Lake Eyasi

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater and En-route Serengeti National Park

Today hit the road to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a morning game drive and the game en route to Serengeti later in the afternoon.

Ngorongoro crater, famously known as Eden’s garden, gives you a dramatic adventurous journey down to the 600 meters which itself is a highlight of the safari. This drive down to the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro crater is one of the experiences safari lovers enjoy most.

Your driver-guide will lead you into different angles of Ngorongoro crater, the largest inactive caldera famously referred to as the 8th natural wonder of the world in the search of wildlife. More than 500 bird species have been spotted in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, while when it comes to the big game, you have a lot to search for including wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, elands, grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, old bulls elephants, lions as well as scavengers like spotted hyenas and jackals.

Although rare, it isn’t uncommon to spot endangered black rhinos, cheetahs & leopards in the crater.

Indulge in a delicious picnic lunch inside the crater and start a journey outside the park looking to arrive at the largest national park in North Tanzania, Serengeti National Park. You will have an en-route game drive on the way.

Reach Osinon Tented Camp in time for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 8 – Serengeti full day Game Drive

Today we suggest an early breakfast. That way, you will be able to depart for an early morning game drive in this recently crowned “best national park in Africa” by the World Travel Awards.

Along with the beautiful golden coloured sunrise, relish a good amount of wildlife in this UNESCO World Heritage site known to have the highest concentration of wildlife.

Among many, Serengeti National Park is primed for its Great Migration of more than 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and many other species of antelopes that occur every year, attracting thousands of carnivores. This is, without doubt, the largest migration of land animals to ever happen on Earth.

Just before lunchtime, you will be able to witness a good number of wildlife including ungulates and predators. The central areas of the park are known to host unusual big number of predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.

For lunch, you will discuss with your guide in the morning if you would prefer to return to the lodge for the hot lunch or take a picnic lunch with you. Many factors will determine this including the seasonality and wildlife availability.

Proceed into different areas around endless plains of the Serengeti National Park, adding more and more wildlife to your sighting list.

After a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park, return back to Osinon Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 9 – Morning Serengeti back to Karatu

This morning the long journey back to Karatu begins, however before that you still have a lot to see in Serengeti National Park. In fact, this is a park that you can never finish exploring in a single day.

Therefore, after early breakfast, depart with your picnic lunch and tour the central Serengeti once again as you drive towards Southern parts of the park enjoying wildlife viewing through game en route.

Reach Karatu before sunset and enjoy your dinner and overnight at Kudu lodge.

Main destination: Karatu

Accommodation: Kudu Lodge


Day 10 – Transfer to Arusha and Farewell

Your driver guide will transfer you back to Arusha in the morning where our safari consultant will meet you for a short safari de-briefing.

Later in the afternoon depending on your flight time and personal schedule, you will have an option for a hot lunch in Arusha before the transfer to your endpoint for your own further arrangements.

The price includes

  • All meals and accommodations during the entire tour
  • A high-quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Highly experienced safari guide (who speaks good English, French and Spanish)
  • Unlimited mineral water in mainland safari
  • All park fees for all national parks
  • All government taxes
  • AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue

The price excludes

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Any other things not mentioned above.