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8 Days – Tanzania Culture and Wildlife

8 Days - Tanzania Culture and Wildlife

8 Days - Tanzania Culture and Wildlife

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Trip Highlights

This is among the most sought-after itineraries that perfectly blends Tanzania’s nature and culture. In this tour treat yourself with among the must-see destinations in the country’s Northern zone: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park.

You will also soak in Tanzania’s culture such as cooking class, coffee preparation experience, and Maasai visit. If you have ever wondered which tour works better for the culture & nature lovers, this is definitely an itinerary for you.

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

Welcome to Arusha, a glorious city filled with adorable history and culture. A representative from Nature in Spirit Travel will meet you at the Airport, transfer you to a classic Kibo Palace hotel magnificently nestled in green gardens just a few meters from city center.

Take time to settle well in your hotel as you look to start your Tanzania adventure tomorrow.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: Kibo Palace


Day 2 – Water Ceramic Visit, Cooking Lesson at Baraka’s House

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel, transfer you through a scenic road towards the Northern parts of Arusha in a local industry known as Wine to water East Africa to experience how a ceramic water filter is made out of clay soil, sawdust and colloidal silver capable of filtering water to 99.99% microbial effectiveness. On the way you will pass through villages, giving you an opportunity to pre-observe Tanzanians daily activities from a distance.

When done with an excursion at ceramic water filters workshop, you will be invited into a local home for a cooking lesson. Your host here, Baraka and his wife Jessica will exclusively guide you into preparing different Tanzania dishes of your choice. From putting together, the ingredients to cooking, your cooking instructor will take you step after another into preparing the African dishes.

The completion of the process will also mean lunch time. This is your opportunity to taste African food you have participated in preparing.

Next, you will visit a small family-owned coffee farm where you will learn how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. Get an opportunity to engage in preparing coffee and when it is ready, you are welcomed to taste a cup or two.

Return to your hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight.


Day 3 – Full Day Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

Equipped with your picnic lunch, today you will hit the road and drive high into Tanzania’s elephant’s headquarters, Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive.

Passing through villages, you will again explore Tanzanians’ lifestyle in this 2h30 journey. Reaching Tarangire, you will be welcomed by medieval baobab, the common trees at the park documented to be over 1000 years old.

The morning and afternoon are yours to explore the imposing Tarangire National Park, the host of more than 500 bird species. Big game viewing is absolutely rewarding here as you have uncountable animals to search for from giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests to lions.

Tarangire River, the main source of water in the park, tends to draw a lot of wildlife. While you may have an opportunity to see leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, this is a game of chance since they are rare in the park.

Before the sunset, you will be heading to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge


Day 4 – Cultural Experience with Maasai & Game Drive in Lake Manyara

Today is devoted to both culture and nature.

Join your guide after breakfast for a short journey towards Maasai societies near Tarangire National Park where you will dig into their different daily activities.

Along with the fascinating narration around Maasai societies, you are also invited to participate in their daily activities including milking the cows. After preparing milk, enjoy the boiled milk or milk tea/milk coffee at leisure.

Today’s lunch is an opportunity to relish the local lunch experience at Mto wa Mbu, a famous small town in Northern Tanzania.

Next after lunch is a short voyage to one of the most beautiful parks of the country, Lake Manyara National Park for the afternoon game drive. Here, there is a lot to sightsee from gorgeous evergreen flora, birds, primates, elephants to big cats.

The park is also notable to host uncommon tree climbing lions, however, spotting this is very rare.

As the sun goes down, you will be closing on Marera View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater Morning Game Drive and En Route to Serengeti

Our day of sightseeing includes the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, the largest inactive caldera on Earth and the best park in Africa, Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast, you will follow the most striking trails down to Ngorongoro Crater, one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa and often dubbed as the 8th wonder of the World.

“Breathtaking”, perhaps, is the only expression that perfectly describes the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is understood to be a result of a collapsed Mountain more than a million years ago.

Enjoy the picnic lunch down in the crater and continue searching for different wildlife such as wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, elands, grant’s & Thomson’s gazelles, old bulls’ elephants, lions as well as scavengers like spotted hyenas and jackals. There are not many destinations in Africa where the big 5 can be spotted in a single day. Although this does not occur on most occasions, Ngorongoro crater is fortunately among the few destinations to host the big 5.

Drive out of the crater in the afternoon and continue to Serengeti National Park enjoying an en route game drive to your today’s accommodation.

You will stop at a few points on the way to view wildlife, reach Osinon Tented Camp in the evening for Dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 6 – Full Day in Serengeti National Park

Today is fully dedicated to Serengeti National Park, perhaps the world’s most enchanting and breathtaking park on the planet.

There may be few destinations that should top everyone’s bucket list to visit over a lifetime, however, Serengeti tops most of the adventure lovers. Your guide will take you through different parts of Serengeti in search for the best wildlife viewing spots.

In the afternoon you will stop around the Seronera Valley for a delicious lunch while scanning the surroundings for game viewing opportunities. Seronera Valley is kept alive by the Seronera River which attracts thousands of wild animals being the main source of water in the Central Serengeti.

Continue searching for various animals to explore from the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino (although these are rarely spotted) – to giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, impala, kongoni, topi and eland.

After a full day of game drive in this recently announced the best national park in Africa by World Travel Awards, return to Osinon Tented Camp for dinner & overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park


Day 7 – Back to Karatu for Nightlife

After breakfast, our journey to Karatu takes us through the rolling endless plains of Serengeti National Park. You have another chance to spot many wildlife as you navigate through the park en route to Karatu town. Enjoy your breakfast today as you look to explore African nightlife tonight.

Passing through Serengeti National Park, a whopping 14,763 square kilometres sized park that is home to great migration of more than 2 million wildebeests and over 500,000 zebras, you will arrive at Marera Valley Lodge.

Take shower and relax, thereafter, go out with your guide for lunch and to experience the lifestyle of the locals in another perspective, this time during the night.

Based on your interest, your guide will take you to different safe places like bars, restaurants or even to the club if it is your thing.

Return to your lodge overnight.

Main destination: Karatu

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Day 8 – Drive Back to Arusha for lunch and fly home

After breakfast, a transfer to Arusha follows. Reach Arusha town in time for the hot lunch, leaving you well prepared for the connecting flight.

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.