Skip to content

10 Days Cultural Safari of Northern Tanzania

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro – Arusha

Upon arrival this evening at the Kilimanjaro airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and accompanied to your hotel in Arusha.

The evening is yours at leisure to explore the grounds of your lodge or just relax and prepare for your safari through northern Tanzania.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast your driver guide will pick you up at the hotel and we head to Tarangire National Park. We spend the afternoon on a game drive. With its gigantic Baobab trees, Tarangire National Park offers a breath taking scenery and along our journey we are likely to encounter antelopes and elephants.

Spending the full day on game drives in Tarangire will allow you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and observe animals that roam through the bush, like zebras, wildebeests and antelopes. At the same time you will discover Tarangire’s incredible variety of birds.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

While close to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park is very different. On our game drive through the scenic park on the edge of the Great Rift Valley we explore the unique ecosystems such as the groundwater forest, open forests, grassland and the soda lake and observe animals like elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos, and with some luck even lions.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 4: Hadzabe and Datoga

This day is clearly a highlight of the tour, bringing us close to Tanzania’s native tribes. Early in the morning, even before breakfast, we head out into the bush with the Hadzabe, the last hunter gatherers in East Africa. They show us how they find fruit, berries and other staples and hunt animals. After a break back at the hotel, we visit the Datoga. We encounter the blacksmiths, the traditional Datoga handicraftsmen, who produce various tools, arrowheads and jewellery.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Early in the morning, we drive to the bottom of the Ngorongoro Crater. We enjoy the abundance and diversity of wildlife in the crater – among them all Big Five. Expect to see zebras and wildebeests, meet some lions and with some luck glance at the rare rhinos.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 6: Trekking in the Ngorongoro Highlands

From Nainokanoka, a typical Maasai village, we walk through the Embulbul Depression, a fertile plain in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Along the way, we see Maasai villages and encounter Maasai herdsmen guarding their livestock with wild animals grazing in the same area. At a pre-arranged point, our driver guide picks us up and drives us to Empakaai Crater where we enjoy a stunning view from the rim of this forested crater and observe flocks of flamingos in its lake.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

We leave the highlands and continue our journey to the Serengeti plains. Along the way, we visit Olduvai Gorge where some of the oldest hominid remains were discovered. From there it is only a short drive to Serengeti National Park. We focus on observing wildlife and enjoy the vast plains of the Serengeti.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

From the heart of the Serengeti we continue our exploration of the vast park and spend our full day on game drives in the savannah of the Serengeti plains. The endless plains are the preferred feeding grounds for animals like zebras, wildebeests and antelopes. With luck we will find lions enjoying the view from a kopje.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 9: Return to Karatu

Early morning is the best time for a game drive and we make use of the early hours for a last exploration of the Serengeti and observe its fascinating wildlife. On close observation, we discover how different herbivores share the same feeding grounds, or have the luck to spot some well hidden predators like cheetahs, leopards. In the afternoon we commence our return to Karatu via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Dinner and overnight at your selected accommodation.

Day 10: Return to Arusha

In the morning, after breakfast, you will check out from your accommodation, as we head back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.


  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airports transfers
  • Accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Professional, English-speaking safari cook
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari


  • International Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Book this tour