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Cultural & Safari trip itinerary(Arusha National Park, Mulala Village, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater)

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Tour Duration: 09 Days and 08 Nights
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Cultural & Safari trip itinerary

Arusha National Park is a small charming park, located in the northeast of Tanzania. It is near the city of Arusha and provides great views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is a scenic and diverse park which offers a wide range of animal and plant species.

Mulala Village Cultural tour is a typical rural setting on the southern slopes of Mt. Meru and surrounded by spectacular scenery. It lies 1,600 – 1,700m above sea level and winds your way up the mountain through amazing lush, green vegetation dotted with small farms. 

 

Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.

Ngorongoro Crater, extinct volcanic caldera in the Eastern (Great) Rift Valley, northern Tanzania. It lies 120km west of the town of Arusha. The caldera measures between 16km and 19km across and has an area of 264 square km. The Crater is well-known for its high concentration of wildlife worldwide with its per capita being the highest compared to Serengeti National Park.

 Serengeti National park is the home of the Great Migration and may very well be one of the last true natural wonders on planet earth. Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife; over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 Leopards, 550 cheetahs and about 500 bird species. 

Tour Overview:

Cultural & Safari trip itinerary – 9 days / 8 nights

Arusha National Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore some of East Africa’s diverse environments, as well as gain access to many of the continent’s most famous mammals.

Visitors can explore the Meru Crater funnels in the Jekukumia River.

The Mulala village is a typical rural setting on the southern slopes of Mt. Meru and surrounded by spectacular scenery. It lies 1,600 – 1,700m above sea level and winds your way up the mountain through amazing lush, green vegetation dotted with small farms. The women of Mulalal have united in the form of the Agape Women’s Group. Through this group, they try to support economic activities of the members and start new income generating projects, like the Mulala Cultural Tourism Programme. When you arrive there, you will be warmly welcomed by the village women.

Experience an exciting Safari of Northern Tanzania National Parks. Take in the wonders of the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, the world famous Serengeti National Park, Hippos and the Tree Climbing Lions of Lake Manyara National Park.

Key Information:
  • Daily departure for this trip itinerary / tour
  • 9 days 8 nights safari trip
  • Destinations: Arusha National Park, Mulala Village, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Possible witness of Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park (from November to August)
  • Private English speaking safari driver-guide and safari vehicle
  • Best trip for bird watchers/photographer in Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Payments accepted: Bank transfer/credit card/Revolut/Paypal/Bitcoin/USDT
Highlights:
  • Game drive Safari in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle
  • Explore Arusha National Park, Momella Lake, Mulala Village, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Delicious Meal while on Safari / picnic lunch with the views of Mt. Meru
  • See many animals like Acrobatic Black and White Colobus Monkey, Buffalos, Warthogs and Giraffes, Zebra, blue monkeys, black Colobus monkeys, and water bucks
  • A visit to the Fig tree
  • Guided walking safari with an armed Ranger in the Park (upon request).
  • Long and short hiking on the slopes of Mt. Meru (upon request)
  • Canoeing in Lake Momella (upon request)
  • Learn how to make local cheese with Mulala Village team
  • Professional services from our experienced staff and guised.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

or 

Up on your request

Included services

  • Airport and hotel transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha town in private car
  • Mulala Village visit / cultural tour
  • Private safari as per safari trip itinerary
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
  • 2 ltr mineral water / during game drives

Excluded services

  • International Flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Laundry service
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti National Park

Standard Option

  • 1 person US$5,091.-
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$3,522.-
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$3,117.-
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$2,914.-
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$2,793.-
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$2,712.-

Comfort Option

  • 1 person US$6,459.-
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$4,752.-
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$4,347.-
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$4,144.-
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$4,023.-
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$3,942.-

Luxury Option

  • 1 person US$8,199.-
  • 2 people sharing / per person US$6,516.-
  • 3 people sharing / per person US$6,111.-
  • 4 people sharing / per person US$5,908.-
  • 5 people sharing / per person US$5,787.-
  • 6 people sharing / per person US$5,706.-

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) - Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), your driver guide will meet you and drive to your hotel in Arusha town. He / She will provide you with a safari briefing.
Enjoy great views of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped Uhuru Peak; while you settle in over dinner have a good rest.

Standard Accommodation: River trees Country Inn (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

DAY 2: Arusha - Arusha National Park

Start your trip from Arusha, with packed lunch boxes you will depart to Arusha National Park. The Park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hatari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne.

Your day trip will include a visit to the fig tree or Ngurudoto Crater. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species.

On request, (not included in the package); At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close.

Only a few other National Parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed.
Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and in the afternoon, you will continue your tour in the safari vehicle through the Arusha National Park.
Enjoy your game drive then drive back to Arusha town.

Standard Accommodation: River trees Country Inn (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

DAY 3: Arusha - Mulala Village Cultural tour

Departure from your Lodge / Hotel, drive to Mulala Village for programme with and the team,
Walking, visits, etc.
Lunch with the Mulala village team return to your lodge / hotel

Standard Accommodation: River trees Country Inn (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Comfort Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)
Luxury Accommodation: Gran Melia, (meals on bed and breakfast basis)

DAY 4: Arusha town - Lake Manyara National Park

The Tree-Climbing Lions of Manyara
Morning after breakfast from your lodge, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. The park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests containing giant fig and mahogany trees.
Many elephants, giraffes, buffalo, zebras and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara Lions, well known for their habit of climbing and lazily resting on the branches of the “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingos, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Afterwards you will drive to Karatu town at your hotel.
Standard Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Acacia Farm Lodge, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Gibbs Farm, all meals included.

 

Day 5:Lake Manyara / Karatu - Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast from your lodge, with packed lunch boxes, you will drive onto Serengeti National Park with plenty to see on the way! En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush.
On your way to Serengeti, you will visit a Masai village between Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Park. Your visit includes a demonstration of traditional Masai dance, the opportunity to see the day to day workings of a Masai village, and the opportunity to purchase locally made jewelry.
Maasai Boma consists of several houses made of natural materials that are built in a circle to fence in the cattle. Visiting a Boma will give you the chance to see for yourself how the Maasai live. Additionally, you can talk to your hosts who will give you an in–depth understanding of their traditions and customs.
The South Serengeti ecosystem belongs partly to the Serengeti National park and partly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ndutu Area). You will start your day 1 game drive into Serengeti National Park.
You will be able to game drive the central Serengeti en route to your camp. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
The Migration, consisting of around 2 million animals, is on the move all year round. Depending on the season you may see this impressive phenomenon.

Naturally it also attracts a mass of predators and you may be able to see a band of lionesses gather for a hunt. After your game drive in Serengeti National Park, you will drive to your camp.
Standard Accommodation: Central Serengeti Acacia Camp, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ole Serai Camp, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Migration Camp, all meals included.

Day 6 & 7:2 x Full days game drives in Serengeti National Park

Endless Plains of the Serengeti
Early start today; for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light.
You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Furthermore, you will go out for the migration game drive for the rest of the day.
There is an optional hot-air balloon safari (not included in the package cost), which will take place in the morning, just as the sun rises. You’ll float in whichever direction the morning winds take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon; at times he will ascend to 1000′ or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti.
After the landing you celebrate with champagne and a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in ‘Out of Africa’ style. After breakfast you receive your Serengeti balloon certificate and drive back to your camp or proceed with your day’s activities and game drives around the Serengeti.
(Price for this ballooning is not included in the package, please let me know in advance to book this for you – space is so limited).
Standard Accommodation: Central Serengeti Acacia Camp, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ole Serai Camp, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Migration Camp, all meals included.

Day 8:Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

Morning after breakfast from your camp, you will depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a wonderful game drive and picnic lunch.
The inside of the crater is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wild animal densities worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.
You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day! You’ll then stay overnight at a lodge inside the crater. Later you will drive to Manyara for dinner and overnight. Accommodation at:
Standard Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, all meals included.
Comfort Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, all meals included.
Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Lemala camp, all meals included.

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha town

Morning after breakfast from your lodge, you will drive to Arusha town to your next destination.

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