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15 Days – Tanzania Nature & Wildlife Up Close, cultural experience

15 Days – Tanzania Nature & Wildlife Up Close, cultural experience

15 Days – Tanzania Nature & Wildlife Up Close, cultural experience

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Tour Features


Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges.


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 JRO/ welcome to Tanzania

Our representative will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, then a 5-10 minutes transfer to Kia Lodge. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. On a good weather you will be able to admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.

Enjoy your Dinner & Overnight at Kia Lodge ready to start your safari properly in the morning.

Main destination: Kilimanjaro Tanzania

Accommodation: Kia Lodge


Day 2: Arusha National Park

Your exploration of Tanzania wildlife starts today after breakfast at your lodge.

You will depart with your lunch well packed in the hampers, all the way to one of the smallest parks in Tanzania but very rich in sightseeing, Arusha National Park.

Drive to Arusha national park will take you about 1 hour. When you get there, home of Mount Meru, your guide will find the perfect place for you to explore the scenic views of the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Treat yourself with a good view of buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, birds, and some varieties of monkeys all in Ngurdoto crater famously known as “mini Ngorongoro”

Enjoy your meal in the afternoon and continue voyaging different areas of the park. There’s also an opportunity to visit alkaline Momella lakes within the park where you have good chances of seeing flamingos.

Main destination: Arusha National Park

Accommodation: Moivaro coffee lodge


Day 3: Tarangire National Park

This morning you will head to the one of the country’s large National Park in the Northern circuit of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park, a destination remarkable for its large herds of elephants in Africa.

On the road, you will pass through different homes of local people that you will see from a distance as your safari vehicle hit the road to get you to Tarangire River in time to spot wild animals drinking water while predators take advantage to make sure they don’t starve.

Upon arrival to the park, you will have chances to see the enchanting medieval baobab trees, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras etc. before you get to your lunch spot.

This afternoon after enjoying your tasty lunch you will take the park trails towards different areas of the park in search of predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and many others.

In the late afternoon, you will drive to Migunga Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Migunga Tented Camp


Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park/ Cultural Experience

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara national park for a game drive. This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees takes Its name from the Maasai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky, you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills, and plenty of forest species.

Later in the afternoon you will proceed to Mto wa Mbu for a local hot lunch then transfer to Natron Moivaro Camp for an afternoon, dinner and overstay.

Main destination: Lake Natron

Accommodation: Natron Moivaro Camp


Day 5: Lake Natron

After breakfast, be ready for the activities around Lake Natron which is one of the most alkaline lakes in the world.

According to, “Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it’s also the source of some of the most phantasmagorical photographs ever captured — images that look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone. The alkaline water in Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes of animals that aren’t adapted to it”

You will have the opportunity to interact with the authentic tribe of Maasai around Lake Natron and get an insight into their lifestyle. Get enough time to search for bird flocks (especially flamingoes) at Lake Natron that is situated at the base of Africa’s only active volcano Oldonyo Lengai (Mountain of God).

Lake Natron boasts millions of crustaceans that in return attract thousands of flamingos making the place among the most important flamingo breeding grounds on earth.

After your hot lunch, continue with more activities such as hot springs and NgareSero waterfalls. Sometimes, Natron can get extremely hot around 40 degrees so the water at Ngare Sero River gorge can be cooling & refreshing.

In the late afternoon, drive back to Natron Moivaro Camp and be there in time for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Natron

Accommodation: Natron Moivaro Camp


Day 6: Home hosted lunch in Karatu, Elephant caves and Endoro water falls in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority

Depart Natron in the Morning drive to Karatu where you will arrive just in time for a home Hosted lunch, have time to relax a little bit before you head out for a walk to Elephant caves and Water falls.

Endoro Falls is located on the southern edge of the Ngorongoro forest. It is easily accessed from a newly-opened trail near Gibbs Farm in Karatu. The walk takes you through the forest, the elephant caves and Endoro Waterfalls. This is a 2–3-hour moderate hike and beauty of this trek lies in the fact that you get to be in a completely unspoilt forest.

You can come across Dik Dik (the world’s smallest antelope) and other forest creatures, including amazing bird life. Elephants can also be seen near the cave in search for its salt as this is evident from the cave-like structure that has been carved by elephants in search of this important nutrient.

The elephant caves were formed many years ago when elephants used to visit the rocks and hit them continuously to obtain calcium needed to improve their bone strength. The resulting big holes from elephant’s rock hits are what today’s world calls the “elephant caves”.

After the enjoyment of all the activities you will drive to Crater Forest Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Karatu

Accommodation: Crater Forest Tented Camp


Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Explore wildlife in the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro crater.

This is a land of multiple uses where wild animals and human beings have managed to co-exist together in harmony.

You will drive more than 600 meters deep to Ngorongoro crater, a fallen mountain believed to erode more than millions of years ago.

You will have a full day game drive to search for various animals from endangered black rhinos, lions, buffaloes, old bull elephants, gazelles, warthogs, hippos, zebras, waterbucks, hyenas, jackals, to large flocks of flamingos along Lake Magadi.

Late in the afternoon after an eventful game viewing day, you will return back to Crater Forest for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Crater Forest Tented Camp


Day 8: Game en route to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, set off for a long enjoyable & scenic drive to Serengeti National Park known for its famous wildebeest migration and its large concentration of wildlife.

On the way to your Serengeti camp, you will have an en-route game drive in Tanzania’s oldest park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The route to the camp is famous for spectacular wildlife spotting chances.

You will have your picnic lunch in Serengeti wilderness while enjoying the panoramic views of this award-winning endless plain.

Just before the sunset, you will reach Ikoma Bush Camp in Serengeti for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Ikoma Bush Camp


Day 9: Full day Serengeti National Park

This is your day to explore Serengeti National Park, you can discuss with your trip experienced guide whether to go out for a full day game drive with picnic lunch or return to your camp for hot lunch. Your guide will advise you the best option of the day based on the seasonality/availability of the Great Migration.

Serengeti National Park is the park that gives you a good chance to spot the Big 5 – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and rhinos.

Other animals including hippos, giraffes, different species of antelopes, cheetahs and crocodiles can be spotted there.

The abundance of wildlife in Serengeti national park is unmatched with anywhere else in Africa.

Later in the afternoon, you will return back to Ikoma Bush Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Ikoma Bush Camp


Day 10: Full day at Serengeti National Park

Another day of morning and afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. With so many wildebeest, gazelles and zebras present it is no wonder the Serengeti is also home to lions and leopards. Apart from the Big Five the Serengeti boasts the cheetah, jackal, hyena, serval, aardvark, pangolin, porcupine, crocodiles, giraffe, python, black mamba, spitting cobra, ostrich, martial eagle, lovebirds, and vultures, just to name a few. Enjoy this supreme game viewing and return to Ikoma Bush Camp in the evening. After freshening up you will meet your guide at the fireplace for a cold Serengeti beer or a glass of wine as he gives you a short history of Tanzania.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Ikoma Bush Camp


Day 11: Fly from Ikoma airstrip to Zanzibar

After a relaxing breakfast you will drive to Ikoma Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. As soon as you touch the ground of the spice islands of Zanzibar you will be transferred to Swahili House for overnight.

Dinner on your own.

Main destination: Zanzibar

Accommodation: Swahili House

stone town

Day 12: Stone Town tour

Known worldwide for its fascinating ancient history, Stone Town is the former capital of Zanzibar sultanate which flourished as an important center of the spice & slave trade in the 19th century. The town retained its importance as the main city of Zanzibar under British colonial rule.

Your Nature in Spirit Travel guide will take time to narrate to you all the enthralling stories about Stone Town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.

Among many, you will learn sultans’ history, slavery and trade routes, the culture of Zanzibar people like wearing style, shopping, traditional music, while having countless photographing opportunities along the tour.

Lunch & Dinner will be on your own, a great opportunity to try a traditional dish at the unmissable fish market.

Zanzibar Pizza, Biryani ya Zanzibar, Chipsi Mayai, Pilau rice, which are popular street foods, are way different than what the rest of the world considers as pizza, Biryani, chips, and rice respectively. Sometimes these dishes are served with fish and vegetables cooked with spices like cardamom, cloves, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and cumin. There may also be nuts and coconuts included.

Evening Sun set cruises in Stone Town.

Main destination: Zanzibar

Accommodation: Swahili House


Day 13: Transfer to Unguja Lodge

This morning, indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel, relax and get time to appreciate the spectacular sunrise as you look to hit the road to the Southern Unguja.

A journey to the south will take you through Africa’s most Swahili streets famed for their peaceful life. As the evening falls, reach Unguja lodge for the overnight.

Lunch and dinner on your own.

Day in leisure.

Main destination: Zanzibar

Accommodation: Unguja Lodge


Day 14: Leisure

Today we will set you lose for activities on your own. You will be in the driver’s seat, so to speak. Plan any activity of your choice around the Southern parts of Unguja.

There are a lot of ventures to offer including walking tours, diving excursions, and parasailing, just to name a few. Unguja Lodge organizes varieties of pursuits like diving, snorkeling, village tours and others that you can book and pay for directly.

Main destination: Zanzibar

Accommodation: Unguja Lodge


Day 15: Morning in Leisure/ Flight to Dar es Salaam/ back home

Today you will have morning in Leisure then later in the afternoon transfer to the Airport for flight to Dar es Salaam International airport to connect with KLM flight back home.

The price includes

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

The price excludes

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