14-Day Authentic Maasai-Hadzabe Culture Serengeti & Zanzibar

Day 1

Kilimanjaro to Boma Ng’ombe near Moshi Town

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and greeted by our customer service representative. Afterwards, you will be assisted to board your vehicle for your transfer to your hotel in Boma Ng’ombe near Moshi town, the home of Mt. Kilimanjaro overnight at Snow View Hotel or similar.

Day 2

Moshi Boma Ng’ombe to Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village

After breakfast and then drive to West Kilimanjaro to a Maasai Village to learn more about their culture and nomadic lifestyle. Spend time at the authentic Maasai Village “Olpopongi” Museum and village tour, eat a traditional lunch and go for a walking safari while learning about Maasai hunting techniques, natural medicines. Enjoy evening program with Maasai ceremonies, a campfire and barbecue dinner before you find yourself sleeping on a comfortable cowhide bed in your private Maasai house.

Day 3

Maasai Cultural Village-Arusha National Park-Arusha Town

Have an early breakfast and then drive to Arusha National Park which is famous for its amazing view of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro, the beautiful Ngurdoto Crater, and both freshwater and soda lakes. We will go for a game drive in the park with a chance to see many wild animals like elephant, giraffe, and zebra. We will be having a picnic lunch before continuing with the afternoon game drive. Late in the evening, we will drive to Arusha Town for dinner and overnight at Mc Elly’s Hotel.

Day 4

Arusha Town-Tarangire National Park

Early breakfast drive directly to Tarangire National Park which is very famous for its elephant population. Here you will have the unique experience of seeing nature combined with the original lifestyle of the Masaai people. Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing, and during the dry season, elephants abound. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the South make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. Dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Simba Lodge.

Day 5

Tarangire National Park-Karatu near Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, go for a game drive in Tarangire National Park. Here you will have a chance to see many herds of elephant, as well as other wildlife like buffalo zebra, wildebeest, mangoes, lion, and about 500 species of birds. Proceed to Karatu with another game drive en route. You will be arriving in the evening and having dinner and overnight at the Karatu Simba Lodge.

Day 6

Karatu Village – Lake Eyasi The Hadzabe Tribe-Cultural Experience

After some dusty driving southwest of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Crater, you will arrive at the Northern Shore of Lake Eyasi. The drive will continue to the Yaida Valley some 4 hours, a place barely visited by tourists. Here you can find the Hadzabe Bushmen who has made Lake Eyasi and it’s surrounding bush their home. With local Hadzabe guide, you will pay a visit to their home; they are nomadic by nature and are constantly moving. They are the last existing East African hunters and gatherers and still live in the way of their ancestors. You can participate in local hunting, see the way poisoned arrows are made, learn how to make a fire, collect honey, and learn about different types of natural medicine. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.

Day 7

Lake Eyasi –Serengeti National Park

Early breakfast you will drive with your picnic lunch from Lake Eyasi to the famous Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro; there will be a game drive en-route. On the way, you have a chance to see the big four and the migration of the wildebeest depending on the season. You will have an evening game drive and then dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Acacia Tented Camp.

Day 8

Serengeti National Park Full-Day Game Drive

Have an early morning game drive with a picnic lunch until the afternoon. Then go for another game drive in the evening in the famous Serengeti National Park. Here you have a chance to see lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, hippo, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, and Thomson Gazelles to mention a few. You will also visit the wild paradise of Seronera Area where many animals live and migrate through depending on the season. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Acacia Tented Camp.

Day 9

Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, we will depart with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti and then to Ngorongoro in the afternoon. We will be sure to drive by way of Olduvai George, which is believed to be home of the first human being. The skull of Home sapiens was discovered here by Dr Leakey. You have the option to visit Masai Boma nearby until late in the evening when you will drive to your hotel at the Crater rim. Dinner and overnight will be at Rhino Lodge.

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater Full-Day Game Drive-Karatu Village

After breakfast descends to the world’s seventh wonder; a caldera that was formed as a result of the great movement of the earth that formed the rift valley. The Ngorongoro wild reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including the big cats and more than four hundred bird species. Enjoy the wildlife until late in the evening; you should have had a good chance of seeing the big five today. Then ascend the crater rim and drive to Karatu Village for dinner and overnight at the Karatu Simba Lodge.

Day 11

Karatu Village-Lake Manyara-Arusha Town-Zanzibar-North Coast

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park with our picnic lunches. The park is famous for its green scenery, varied birdlife, tree-climbing lions, hippos, baboons, and many more wild animals. We will be in this park until noon when we will drive to Arusha Airport for your flight at 0445pm to Zanzibar. We should be arriving at 0600pm. Meet and greet and then transfer to the beach hotel for dinner and overnight at My Blue Hotel.

Day 12

Zanzibar Island North Coast

Have breakfast and then spend some time relaxing or participating in sea activities like snorkelling, diving, or deep-sea fishing. You can snorkel near your hotel; there are many coral garden reefs around Ningwi Sea. There are many nice dive sites in Nungwi Sea and places for scuba diving at Mnemba Island Conservation Area. Zanzibar is considered by experts to offer some of the best fishing grounds in the world, especially the Pemba Channel between Unguja Island and Pemba Island. There are so many recreational possibilities. All activities can be booked by us before your arrival or after arrival in Zanzibar or in the hotel’s sports centre. Dinner and overnight will be at My Blue Hotel.

Day 13

Zanzibar Island North Coast

Have breakfast and then spend some time relaxing or participating in sea activities like snorkelling, diving, or deep-sea fishing. You can snorkel near your hotel; there are many coral garden reefs around Ningwi Sea. There are many nice dive sites in Nungwi Sea and places for scuba diving at Mnemba Island Conservation Area. Zanzibar is considered by experts to offer some of the best fishing grounds in the world, especially the Pemba Channel between Unguja Island and Pemba Island. There are so many recreational possibilities. All activities can be booked by us before your arrival or after arrival in Zanzibar or in the hotel’s sports centre. Dinner and overnight will be at My Blue Hotel.

Day 14

Zanzibar Island North Coast-Zanzibar Airport

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight out of Zanzibar, depending on your international flight timings.

  • An English-Speaking Professional Safari Guide,
  • All Transport on Safari in 4 x 4 open-roof Land Cruisers,
  • All Airport Transfers in Tanzania,
  • All Meals in Tanzania,
  • All Park Entry Fees and Crater Service Fees,
  • All Accommodation in Tanzania,
  • Temporary Medical Evacuation Membership Service for Emergency on safari,
  • Soft Drinks during game drives-Water/Sodas.
  • Things of Personal Nature such as Phone Calls, Laundry, Drinks in the Hotels,etcetera,
  • International Flights,
  • Gratuities to your Safari Guides,
  • Porterage, Dining & Room Tips,
  • All Excursions not included in the Itinerary above,
  • Balloon Ride in the Serengeti (Optional, USD 550 per Person
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