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8 Days – Tanzania Nature and Culture

8 Days - Tanzania Nature and Culture

8 Days - Tanzania Nature and Culture

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Welcome to our 8 Days Tanzania Nature and Culture! You will be exploring the animal kingdom and cultural diversity.

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Trip Highlights

If you’re looking for a journey with good mixture of nature and culture, look no further. This 8 days adventure will cater for all your safari & culture needs.

Join Nature in Spirit Travel and witness the elephant herds and ancient baobab trees in Tarangire National Park, meet the semi-nomadic Maasai, the hunters and gatherers Datoga and Hadzabe people near the iconic Lake Eyasi, search for tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park, visit the amazing Elephants’ caves in Ngorongoro forest, discover the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro crater with its fauna & flora and visit Serengeti National Park, the home of wild cats and the great migration.

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


Tanzania Nature & Culture Day 1 – Arrival/Arusha – Welcome to Tanzania

Your Tanzania Nature and Culture safari begins upon arrival at the airport.

Meet Nature in Spirit Travel representative who will transfer you to your Lodge. Depending on arrival time and your willingness, you can take a complimentary Arusha town tour.

Today’s overnight stay will be at the African Tulip Hotel.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: African Tulip Hotel


Tanzania Nature Day 2 – Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

Today you will drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive.

Tarangire is known for its ancient Baobab trees, large herds of elephants and astonishing scenery of Tarangire River which attracts hundreds of wildlife, being the only source of water in the park.

With exceptional guiding skills from your Nature In Spirit Travel guide, you’ll be able to explore the scenery which is incredibly diverse that is not found anywhere else in the Northern circuit of Tanzania.

Tarangire national park landscape is dotted with ancient baobab trees & large termite mounds. It hosts uncountable wild animals like zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, waterbucks, baboons, impalas, predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, just to name a few.

Tarangire National Park offers nice picnic sites for lunch. This gives you a good view of seeing wildlife feeding or drinking water along Tarangire river while having your picnic lunch.

Late afternoon you will do game en route to your lodge. Once there, you will have a great view of Lake Burunge.

Dinner & overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge


Tanzania Nature & Culture Day 3 – Cultural Experience in Masai Village & Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park

The day starts with a short journey that will lead you to the Maasai village near Tarangire National Park. You will have the opportunity to interact with this authentic tribal group and get an insight of their lifestyle.

This will be followed by a local lunch at Mto wa Mbu Village. After lunch, you will continue to the nearby Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon Game Drive. This day is a perfect blend of Tanzania Nature and Culture.

Lake Manyara National Park offers scenic woodland, grassland, swamps. While down in the park, mass flamingoes and more than 350 bird species, including pelicans, sacred ibis, grebes and storks can be viewed.

With excellent guidance of your Nature in Spirit Travel guide, it won’t be uncommon to spot the tree-climbing lions on the branches of the trees.

Though small, Lake Manyara National Park is among the most beautiful places in Africa. Marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the groundwater forest, this attractive park is the home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Lake Manyara National Park is also noted for its good number of buffalos, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and many species of smaller animals.

At the southern end of the park are hot sulphur springs called ‘Maji Moto’.

Later in the afternoon, you will drive to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Tanzania Nature & Culture Day 4 – Lake Eyasi, Elephant Caves & Waterfalls

After breakfast, you will drive to the iconic Lake Eyasi which is located on the floor of the Eastern Arm of the Great Rift Valley, the oldest rift in the world, that is thought to have opened over 65 million years ago, shortly after dinosaurs became extinct!

Here in Lake Eyasi, you will have a fascinating cultural experience of meeting Datoga and Hadzabe communities who make their living through hunting and gathering to date. Their daily activities include collecting fruits and hunting animals for food. You’ll also be able to see their caves-origin houses.

In the afternoon, you will drive back to Karatu town for a hot lunch followed by a breathtaking 2h30m nature walk in the jungle to the elephant caves and waterfalls of Ngorongoro forest.

The elephant caves were formed many years ago when elephants used to visit the rocks due to their richness in calcium. Elephants would continuously hit the rocks with their tusks and eat the resulting pieces of sand. That helped them get enough minerals to make their bones strong. Big holes from elephant’s rock hits are still there and the local nearby community calls them ‘elephant caves’.

This day was the perfect blend of Tanzania Nature and Culture. Dinner and overnight will be at Marera Valley Lodge.

Main destination: Lake Eyasi

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge


Tanzania Nature Day 5 – The Big 5 of Ngorongoro Crater

After early breakfast, set off for a unique game drive in the spectacular self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is famously dubbed the 8th natural wonder of the world.

It is believed that Ngorongoro Crater was once a Mountain almost high as Mount Kilimanjaro.Then, due to volcanic forces, it sank and formed the current caldera. The descending voyage to Ngorongoro crater which spreads for 102 square miles with 2000 feet high walls will reward you with stunning wildlife viewing.

In fact, Ngorongoro is one of the few locations in the continent of Africa where you can witness the endangered black Rhinos.

In the crater, you can also spot wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, elands, grant’s and thomson’s gazelles, old bulls elephants, lions, as well as scavengers like spotted hyenas and jackals. Cheetahs & leopards can be spotted rarely. Over 500 species of birds have been found in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to date.

Later after lunch, you will have an en-route game drive towards Central Serengeti famous for its big cats’ life & great migration.

Dinner and overnight at Osinon Tented Camp.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Tanzania Nature Day 6 – Game Drive in Central Serengeti

Explore today Serengeti, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was voted Africa’s Leading National Park in 2020 by World Travel Awards.

Serengeti is home to the Great Migration of more than 2 million wildebeests, hundreds thousands of zebras and many other species of antelopes. It is also a park with a big number of predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.

Serengeti in Maasai means “endless plain” so be ready to drive across this endless savannah plain marked with uncountable wild animals and birds.

For lunch, you will have the choice to drive back to your tented camp for hot lunch or take your picnic lunch with you and enjoy it in the midst of Serengeti wilderness.

Return in the late afternoon back to Osinon Tented Camp for dinner and overnight after an amazing safari day.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park


Tanzania Nature Day 7 – Morning Game Drive in Serengeti & Drive Back to Karatu

Today we suggest to start early for a morning game drive in order to spot the animals when they are more active and to enjoy the spectacular African Savanna sunrise, a lifetime experience much appreciated by Nature in Spirit Travel’s guests.

On your way out of the park to Karatu town, you will pass through Seronera River which is the biggest source of water in central Serengeti and usually attracts thousands of animals making the riverbanks joyful to watch.

Big cats, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles are just among many animals you’ll have a chance to spot during the drive back to Karatu.

Dinner and overnight will be at Marera Valley Lodge.

Main destination: Karatu


Tanzania Nature & Culture Day 8 – 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 safari
  • 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 during the entire 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.

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