10 Day Lodge Tour of Tanzania (Small Group)

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DAYS

10

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

FROM

R43,500 R42,413

+ Single Supplement USD 450

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 665

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced From USD 2900. Currency fluctuations may occur

  • East Africa Zebra
  • Wilderbeest migration
  • Wildlife safari East Africa
  • Ngorongoro Crater safari
  • Lions in Tanzania
  • masai encounter
  • Tanzania Game Drive
  • Great Migration East Africa
  • lodge tour of tanzania
  • East African landscape
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  • Starts: Arusha
  • Ends: Arusha

Countries Visited

Tanzania

Why You'll Love this Tour

Embark on game drives in the world famous Tarangire National Park, observe large groups of predators as they hunt for prey in the endless grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park. This small group lodge tour of Tanzania ensures you experience the very best of East African wildlife including flocks of flamingos and fascinating tree-climbing lions. Top it off with Tanzania's rich culture on guided tours and once in a lifetime encounters with semi-nomadic tribes, guaranteeing the most memorable 10 days of your life.  


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited Tanzania
Starts Arusha
Ends Arusha
Group Size Min 4 Max 12
Age Range All Ages
Length 10 days
Tour SKU ACE4601

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R43,500 R42,413

+ Single Supplement USD 450

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 665

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at From USD 2900. Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: USD 2900

+ Single Supplement USD 450

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 665

Dates Tour Length: 10 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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Included

  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees (included in Activity Package of USD 665)
  • Experienced local guide
  • Tarangire National Park afternoon game drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu cultural tour
  • Walking tour to Lake Papyrus
  • Banana Plantation and Rice Field tour
  • Masai Boma tour
  • Lake Manyara National Park morning and afternoon game drive
  • Visit to the Hadzabe Tribe
  • Serengeti National Park game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater game drive

Excluded

  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as curios, telephone calls, gratuities, etc

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in Lodge tour of Tanzania Activity Package:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Experienced local guide
  • Tarangire National Park afternoon game drive
  • Mto Wa Mbu cultural tour
  • Walking tour to Lake Papyrus
  • Banana Plantation and Rice Field tour
  • Masai Boma tour
  • Lake Manyara National Park morning and afternoon game drive
  • Visit to the Hadzabe Tribe
  • Serengeti National Park game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater game drive

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

On arrival in Arusha, you will be transferred to your lodge situated in Arusha’s indigenous forests. Spend the rest of the day exploring the lodge grounds, relaxing at the pool or taking part in one of optional activities on offer.

Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Manyara, Tanzania

After a scrumptious breakfast, our safari begins. Stopping in the town of Arusha, we pick up some last minute supplies before heading to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its massive elephant population and towering baobab trees. It’s also the center of the great migration route which sees 3000 elephant, 25 000 wildebeest and 30 000 zebra moving through this area during the migration months. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 250 km (4 – 5 hours travelling time)

Day 3: Cultural Activities at Manyara, Tanzania

We dedicate today to exploring the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu. We begin our exciting expedition passing a variety of farms and visiting a Chagga family who brew banana beer. Your guide will tell you all about the local community, their crops and how they remain sustainable. We enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal prepared by a local Mama before setting off on a guided walking tour to the beautiful Lake Papyrus, rich with birdlife and hippos. Time permitting; we may do some light trekking up to the waterfall.

Take out your cameras as we view the stunning lake on top of the Rift Valley wall before making our way to the banana plantation and rice field. We end our interactive cultural tour with a visit to a local village. Semi-nomadic herders, the Maasai people are known for their unique traditional dress and lifestyle. We have a once in a lifetime cultural experience at the Maasai Boma before returning to our lodge for dinner and a peaceful nights’ rest.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Today after a delicious breakfast we travel to Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. Lake Manyara National Park has a shallow, alkaline lake and is known for its bird species and primate-filled forests. Wildlife highlights at this park include large flocks of flamingos who frequent the lake along with elusive tree-climbing lions. After a picnic lunch we embark on a short game drive before making our way to our accommodation at Lake Eyasi.

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 120 km (3 – 4 hours travelling time)

Day 5: Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Prepare for another exciting cultural experience as today we interact with local Bushmen and Blacksmith communities. Giving you a taste of the Stone Age, we explore the lifestyle and survival techniques of the Hadzabe Tribe – nomadic hunter-gatherers. We also visit the closely related Datoga tribe, these blacksmiths developed their centuries old trade of making arrow heads and brass trinkets for the Hadzabe Tribe. You will have the opportunity to purchase some of their metalwork to take home.

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti, Tanzania

Making our way towards the Serengeti National Park we travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a picnic lunch we set out on a game drive in the park before arriving at our accommodation for the next 3 nights.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 290 km (5 – 6 hours travelling time)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The center of the Serengeti National Park boasts an incredible landscape for game viewing with its infinite grasslands and herds of wildlife such as wildebeests, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Today we embark on a game drive exploring this part of the Serengeti observing the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Today we head out on a full day of game viewing, the Serengeti is not only known for its vast predator population but also for the annual wildebeest migration. Between February and May, more than a million wildebeest search for greener pasture making their way to the Western Strip of the Serengeti. You can expect to see lion, leopard, Thompson and Grant’s gazelle, zebra, impala and buffalo in and around the open grasslands of the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Rising early, we enjoy a delicious breakfast before making our way to the Ngorongoro Crater. After completing the registration process, we descend into the crater for a spectacular day of game viewing. The game drive is interrupted by a picnic lunch next to the hippo pool at the Lerai picnic site before continuing up the crater’s rim.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance: 400 km (including the crater) (6 – 7 hours of travelling time)

Day 10: Arusha, Tanzania

This morning we gather for one last breakfast together, reminiscing about the incredible adventure we’ve shared before making our way to Mto-wa-Mbo for some last minute souvenirs and photo opportunities. Finally we make our way to Arusha where your amazing African experience comes to an end, till we meet again in Africa.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 250 km (3 – 4 hours travelling time)

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the transport like on tour? You will travel in fully equipped 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers (or similar) which are able to seat 12 people. The windows are large which is perfect for game viewing. Note the vehicle is without air-conditioning however it has a pop-up roof. All excess luggage is carried on the roof racks to ensure comfort in the vehicle. What can I expect with regards to travelling time and distances? Travelling times will vary due to road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions. Travelling on African roads is very different to travelling in your home country so sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. Whenever possible, we will stop to ensure you can stretch your legs and remain comfortable. What will the accommodation and meals be like? The accommodation is mid-range lodges. Some of these are in National Parks, on the banks of the river, or other places of interest. You will stay in a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. You can enjoy en-suites and other facilities such as swimming pools and bar areas in some properties. Most meals are included in this tour and can be enjoyed in lodge restaurants. On some nights the guide will prepare traditional African food. Please advise in advance on any special dietary requirements.

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