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9 Days Tanzania Student Special Wildlife & Cultural Safari

The tour starts and ends in Arusha.

Arrival at Arusha
Depart from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Arusha Crown hotel for overnight stay and relaxation.

Day 1: Arusha – Ilkiding Cultural Visit
Take breakfast then drive to Ilkiding’a culture Masai visit, here we will spend a day to learn about the Masai daily activities.
The Masai people are nomadic herders of cattle. The women adorn themselves in brightly colored handmade beaded collars and the men, in their distinctive cloth, will often showcase their amazing jumping prowess for visitors. Learn how they construct their homes of mud, sticks and dung and join the school children in a song. Late in the afternoon visit Arusha museum. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Crown Hotel

Day 2: Arusha Orphanage Visit
Take breakfast, then visit the orphanage center, playing with kids teaching them some different kind of sports, Lunch, dinner and overnight at Arusha Crown hotel

Day 3: Arusha – Lake Manyara National park
Drive to Manyara National Park after breakfast, famed for tree climbing lions with picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara hotel
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

Day 4: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
Drive to lake eyasi after breakfast, with picnic lunch. In some ways similar to the Amish, a handful of tribes in Tanzania have resisted modernization and for the most part remain traditional. Hadzabe: Near Lake Eyasi, the Hadzabe are a small tribe who remain hunters and gatherers and speak a click language. It is important to visit them and learn about their culture, they will show you how to make a fire without matches and take you on a hunt with bows and arrows. Dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 5: Lake Eyasi Serengeti National park
Leave Lake Eyasi after breakfast with lunch box, for Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro conservation, visit Olduvai Gorge, this is an archaeological site made famous by Dr. Leakey family. Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti seronera lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 6 – Serengeti National park
Spend full day exploring the park in search of the Big -5 Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti seronera wildlife lodge
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game ParkIt is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.

Day 7 – Serengeti National park- Ngorongoro crater
As we drive southeast we view game up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge e by the crater rim.

The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena.
It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today

Day 8 – Ngorongoro crater – Tarangire National park
Take breakfast then drive to Tarangire National park – Lunch at Tarangire wildlife lodge before proceeding for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire wildlife lodge.
Tarangire National Park, one of the hidden jewels of Tanzania. This park measures 2,600 sq km’s and boasts a concentration of wildlife second only to Ngorongoro Crater. It features an impressive amount and array of bird life and plant life. Situated only 160km’s from Arusha, the park is nestled to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand. It is named after the Tarangire River, which runs directly through the center of the park and is the only permanent water source for the animals.
Along the banks of this river you will find herds of wildebeest (or gnu) and zebra, followed by Grant’s Gazelle, Thomson’s Gazelle and many others. Lurking in the background lion and leopard keep a watchful eye on a possible meal. The park offers views of grass and floodplains with impressive baobab and flat topped acacia trees scattered throughout. During the dry season the park may look quite ordinary, but activities continue even more earnestly due to the now increased competition

Day 9 – Ngorongoro crater – Tarangire National park
Experience morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast – exit the park and drive to Arusha – Lunch at Kibo Palace hotel then drop off at Kilimanjaro airport to board your flight back home.

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