Karibu Sana! Welcome to Tanzania. This is the ultimate cultural safari, and a most unique chance to bond with and learn from Tanzanian hunter-gatherers and pastoral people.
- Animal Tracking
- Game Walk
- Township tour
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
- Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
- Lake Eyasi, Tanzania
- Arusha, Tanzania
- Normal Physical Condition
- WiFi and phone coverage at some lodges
Day 1Arrival in Tanzania
Karibu Sana! Welcome to Arusha. You will be met by your personal Tanzania GET Safaris guide at Kilimanjaro International, who will transfer you to Mazzola Safari House and Backpacking or Arusha BIMEL Hotel for your overnight stay in the city. After a long journey, feel free to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fantastic urban scenes of Arusha.
Other Benefits (On Arrival)
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Road, Tanzania
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Day 2The Mang'ati Tribe
Activities IncludedCamping Cooking General Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Township tour Bird Watching Culture Photo-safari
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will drive you to a store where you can stock up on goods that you might need during your safari. Our first destination is the Babati district, which is located along the Arusha-Dodoma road. In Babati, you will encounter the Barbaig (Mang’ati) ethnic tribe, who live a hunter-gatherer's lifestyle. Spend the afternoon in the Hanang area, soaking in the scenes. After lunch, you'll visit the Man'gati village to get some insight into the historical, environmental and socio-political lives of these inimitable people. The Man’gati tribe are related to the Masaai, but differ with age sets and the clan's social structure.
Travel Time: 1 hrs
Day 3Man'gati Safari Experience
Activities IncludedCamping Cooking General Photography Landscape photography Wildlife Photography Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, your local guide will guide you through the unspoilt and untouched landscapes of Hanang. You will enjoy a morning walk through the Hanang area, spotting the local fauna which inhabit the area. After lunch, you will embark on another trek, this time with a Man’gati guide, who will enrich your appreciation of the area with their historical knowledge. At the end of the day, you'll return to settle into a mobile safari camp for the evening.
Travel Time: 3 hrs
Day 4Mto-wa-Mbu Cultural Safari
Activities IncludedCamping Cooking General Photography Landscape photography Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, your guide will drive you to a store where you restock on goods for the trip. Shortly thereafter, you'll be in the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu. Spend some time taking in the sights and enjoying the lively culture of this colourful town. After lunch, you will proceed with your safari to the lowlands of Lake Eyasi, where you'll be staying at Tindinga Campsite, or somewhere similar.
Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania
Travel Time: 1 hrs
Day 5Lake Eyasi – Preserving the Unique Culture
Activities IncludedCamping Cooking General Photography Landscape photography Wilderness Trail Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, you will enjoy an oral history of the Bushmen, as well as Lake Eyasi. While moving from one place to another on foot, searching for and discovering local flora and fauna, your guide will ensure that you get the most out of your experience by sharing his expert knowledge. Lunch will be a social occasion, shared with local bushmen and your guide, of course, in the beautiful natural setting of Lake Eyasi. After lunch, you will continue with the first round of the northern side of the Lake Eyasi area, where the Bushmen will share something of their history. You'll return to Tindiga Campsite (or at alternative accommodation of your choice) to see the rest of the evening out by the fire.
Day 6Visiting the Hadzabe Villages
Activities IncludedAnimal Tracking Camping Cheetah Tracking Cooking Game Walk General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wilderness Trail Bird Watching Culture
After breakfast, your local guide will begin a tour of the area's different villages, each led under their own authority. These villages show the distinction of authority and clan that exist in the Bushman tribes – although, the villages are always communally owned by all members. After lunch, we'll spend time with one of the Hadzabe communities which choose to live a traditional hunter-gather lifestyle. They live far from the normal tourist route, and are therefore very difficult to reach by car. As such, you'll be spending the night at a mobile safari camp.
Day 7Hunting Safari Lessons
Activities IncludedAnimal Tracking Camping Cooking Game Walk General Photography Landscape photography Sports Wilderness Trail Wildlife Photography Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, you will be guided through a personalised hunting lesson with the Bushmen, before the actual hunt the following day. Throughout the course of the day, you will learn how to hunt down game, slaughter an animal, and how to prepare a fire from scratch. We try to keep groups of guests small in order to avoid alerting the game to our presence and having an adverse affect on the hunt.
Manyara Region, Tanzania
Travel Time: 1 hrs
Day 8Hunting Safari
Activities IncludedAnimal Tracking Camping Cooking General Photography Landscape photography Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, you will join your local Bushman guides for a full day of tracking and hunting wild game, as well as honey gathering. Although one might think that meat forms a large part of their diet, the Hadzabe are largely vegetarians, and the majority of their meals are based around honey and fruit. Meat from the hunt will be taken back to the village to be shared in a communal bush braai (a kind of bonfire barbecue).
Day 9Joining the Hadzabe Women
Activities IncludedCamping General Photography Landscape photography Wilderness Trail Bird Watching Culture
This morning, you'll be joining the Hadzabe women as they forage for roots, tubers, and berries. This is a most enjoyable experience, as you are sure to learn a lot about local plants and their various medicinal uses. This is most interesting part of the safari because you'll get to experience firsthand the marriage of humankind and nature. You will learn more than you'd ever expect and, if you have a passion for botany, you'll have a field day! At the end of another immersive cultural experience with the Hadzabe, you'll retire to your mobile safari campsite to watch night fall over the Tanzanian landscape.
Lake Eyasi, Tanzania
Travel Time: 2 hrs
Day 10Around the Great Rift Valley Escarpement
Activities IncludedGeneral Photography Scenic Drive Culture
After your breakfast, you will bid a fond farewell to the Hadzabe community before traversing the lowlands at the head of the vast soda lake to reach the foot of the Great Rift escarpment, which abuts the edge of the Serengeti plains. We'll then ascend into the Ngorongoro highlands and make camp at a seasonal camp.
Great Rift Valley
Travel Time: 4 hrs
Day 11Back to Arusha
Activities IncludedGeneral Photography Landscape photography Scenic Drive Bird Watching Culture
After your breakfast, we'll drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands towards the Karatu district, then head back to Mto wa Mbu for our lunch. Finally, we'll finish our journey in Arusha. After a long return journey and many days spent in the bush, enjoy a luxurious sundowner at either Lake Duluti or Oldonyo Sambu. Your last night in Arusha will be spent back in the comfort of Mazzola Safari House.
Mazzola Safari House & Backpacking, Arusha, Tanzania
Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements
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For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel center here: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com For visa regulations, please look through: https://www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/en/