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10 Days - Big Five Safari and Local Villages Tours

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2178 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2778 US Dollar (USD)

Travel to National parks for Game Drives, View the Big Five on game drives to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park Serengeti national parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – great for photography! Enjoy an African Sundowner: Experience authentic African safari, You will visit different villages of different tribes in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania where you can freely mix with tribal people to practice and observe their lifestyle, some of that villages are Ilkidinga village, Mamba and Marangu. Also a visit to development projects which are done by the village member groups such as women groups and youth groups. Mountain climbs of different village mountain peaks and visit traditional healers and to the forest areas where medicinal plants are found.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha National Park

In the morning after breakfast at 0900hrs drive from the hotel in Arusha town to Arusha National Park for game viewing in the park, e.g. buffaloes, bush buck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water. In the late afternoon drive back to the hotel in Arusha town for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Ilkidinga

After breakfast, full day walking tour to Ilkidinga village visiting the local Maasai and Waarusha on the slopes of Mt. Meru. Visits to the local school, dispensary, Maasai women group, traditional maasai healer, waterfalls, crops fields, etc. This is one of the best cultural tours in Arusha and includes a hot masai lunch. Return to lodge/hotel in the evening ready for next day safari.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

In the morning at 0830hrs pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive on tarmac road 120km to Tarangire National Park for game drives. Lunch picnic and there after lunch continue with afternoon game viewing in the park to look for Lion, Leopard, Elephant, buffalo, Python, Zebra, Oryx, Impala and more… Over 450 species of birds have been observed. Late in the afternoon the driver will take you for dinner and overnight at Lodge or campsite, Tarangire. Includes: (FB).

Day 4: After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing. Stay overnight at Lodge/campsite on full board basis.

Day 5: After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge the archeological site of Leakey's family. Stay overnight at Lodge/campsite on full board basis.

Day 6: Leave the Serengeti National Park after breakfast and depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, one of the natural wonders of the world. Meals and stay overnight at Lodge/campsite on full board basis.

Day 7: Ngorongoro / Arusha

Descend in to the Crater for 6 hours Crater tour. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is host to an astonishing array of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo as well as large herd's zebras and wildebeest. A picnic lunch will be taken in to the Crater. Later in the afternoon drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at hotel. Includes: (FB)

Days 8-9: Marangu

After break fast transferred to the foot of Kilimanjaro where the beautiful towns of Marangu and Mamba lies. Here, local people have planned various walking tours through valleys and numerous waterfalls depicting mountain village life. Enjoy the panoramic scenes of and natural beauty of Kilimanjaro. Tours can include the following:
- Guided tours leading to panoramic viewpoints ideal for photography of waterfalls and Mount Kilimanjaro
- Chance to pass historical sights from clan wars and ancient legends including large hiding caves used during the Chagga - Maasai wars
- Visit to local blacksmiths who continue using ancestral methods to prepare Maasai spears and tools
- Opportunity to experience Chagga culture with a visit to a traditional Chagga house, Dinner and over night at Marangu hotel.

Day 10: After break fast, at leisure till lunch time, after lunch transferred to the Airport to connect your flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- US$ 2,178 per person: Camping accommodation
- US$ 2,778 per person: Lodge accommodation.

Price Includes:
- All park entrance fees
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
- Accommodation based on three meals a day
- Crater fees
- 2 airport transfers
- Camping fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide
- Activities as per itinerary above.

Price Excludes:
- International flight
- Accommodation on arrival and night after safari in Arusha town (we can arrange on request)
- Hot and cold drinks
- Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti, book with us for USD 499 per person
- Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 50per person
- Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

Supplier Information
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Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2009
Client Request Served: 3

M19497 is a tour and wildlife company having its management and operations in Tanzania and the USA. The company is locally and internationally owned by Jeremy Lowney, Elius Ngereza and Fillip Nasari. Our directors are highly committed to M19497 in its entire management and operations. The goal of this company is to...

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