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Tanzania: The Eco-Warrior Experience

Tanzania: The Eco-Warrior Experience

$14,000 (Per Adult)

$1,273 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration11 day(s)

LocationTanzania

Start PointKilimanjaro

End PointKilimanjaro

AvailabilityMay 13 , 2020 to May 17 , 2023

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Summary

This is a behind-the-scenes Tanzanian northern circuit safari. You will take your time to discover how people are living with wildlife and what the opportunities and the challenges are. You will be immersed into different approaches to sustainable and eco-friendly living; from the Maasai to the Datoga, to the Hadzabe to the Ujamaa Multicultural Village. Your nature viewing experiences won't come short either: You will tour the Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park. Your accommodations are comfortable and high-end lodges, tented camps and guest houses. This safari is an opportunity to get to know both the natural and cultural heritage of Northern Tanzania.

Activities

  • Game Walk
  • Game drive
  • Culture

Places

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • Lake Eyasi, Tanzania
  • Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • Only Wifi

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport

Activities Included

Game drive Culture

Today we collect you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to Jane and John's gorgeous guesthouse. Jane and John are the first Airbnb hosts of Tanzania and have recently expanded their luxurious home in Njiro to make room for additional guest rooms. Jane is a landscaping architect, her vast garden is a testament to this. John is the former head of the African Wildlife Foundation Tanzania and one of Tanzania's leading conservationists.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

kiliman

Day 2Tarangire National Park

Activities Included

Game drive Culture

Today you will drive to Tarangire for your first game drive. The park boasts the most impressive homestead for elephants in the world. Loserian has a very special bond to one individual. She will recognise Loserian and approach him tenderly. Lose can tell you everything about her when you are there! In the late afternoon, proceed to Mto wa Mbu, situated next to Lake Manyara National Park. Check in to Burudika Lodge.

Day 3Ujamaa - Tanzanian Multiculturalism

Activities Included

Bird Watching Culture

Mto wa Mbu is an Ujamaa Village, it was created during the pan-Africanist times of the founding father of the nation, Julius Nyerere. Ujamaa villages were created across the country with the goal of securing peace in the country. Nyerere saw ethnic groups across the continent fight each other and wanted to prevent ethnic violence in Tanzania. Ujamaa villages are Utopian, multi-ethnic co-living projects. To an extent, Ujamaa was a huge success, unlike its neighboring countries, Tanzania has seen minimal ethnic violence. On the flip-side, Ujamaa wiped out cultural diversity and people were forcibly uprooted and relocated across the country. In Mto wa Mbu, residents come from over 60 ethnic groups or "tribes" - (a word we avoid at Safarisource because of its Colonial connotations). Today we will meet with village executives (elders) and discuss life in the community. In the afternoon, we can go on a bird watching hike. Loserian is famous for recognizing over 200 species of birds by the shape of their shadows.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania

Day 4Wildlife Protection Ofiice

Activities Included

Culture

Today we have a visit planned with the wildlife protection officers. Their job is to mitigate human wildlife conflict and to come up with solutions for pastoralists or agriculturalists who have been impacted by wildlife. We will learn why a farmer whose had his or her crop destroyed by elephants may be inclined to poison the elephant - and what steps can be taken to prevent that scenario. You will also learn what happens when lions kill livestock or the tragic cases were hyenas and leopards kill children. The wildlife protection officers must come up with sustainable solutions for humans living with wildlife. Trace their steps as they ensure that the people of the area remain guardians rather than enemies of wildlife. In the afternoon you will get the perspective of the village executives. You may find that their views on on human wildlife conflict will to some extent contradict those of the officers. Our aim is to provide you with unfiltered insight into everything that is done right - and wrong - in the quest for conservation and in making the area inhabitable for both humans and animals.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania

Day 5The Datoga of Lake Eyasi

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Camping Hiking Culture

Today we drive through the Rift Valley to another beautiful alkaline Lake, Lake Eyasi. Here, we will stay two nights at a very special high end luxury tented camp, Kisima Ngeda. This is a place to relax and unwind. If you are not going to Zanzibar after your safari, consider this your mini beach break. At Kisima Ngeda you can hike for hours and observe animals on foot or you can interact with the local cultures, the Hadzabe and the Datoga. Today, you will meet with villagers from the Datoga indigenous group. They are agro-pastoralists who, whilst sporting a similar fashion, are not to be confused with the Maasai. The Maasai arrived in the area roughly 400 years ago, immediately declaring war against the Datoga who have been living in this region for over 2000 years. In 1994 the Datoga and Maasai declared peace. Loserian witnessed warfare tactics between the Datoga and Maasai as a young boy. Today, his charity funds both Maasai and the minority Datoga youth to go to school.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Day 6Gathering Culture - Join Hadzabe Women

Activities Included

Culture

Today you will wake up early to accompany the local Hadzabe women. The Hadzabe are a small, indigenous hunter-gatherer community. They do not farm or keep any livestock, they do not sell products, they sustain their lifestyle through hunting-for-food, foraging and they supplement with tourism income. You are invited to join the women as they gather berries and other produce from the forest. They sleep underneath the stars and don't believe in building permanent structures. The Hadzabe are the ultimate survivalists and perhaps the worlds' greatest experts on sustainable forest living. The Hadzabe lifestyle is completely sustainable with the environment they are living in and leaves the smallest ecological footprint of any humans in the world. You will spend the afternoon at leisure. You may wish to hike, there is little large game (due to it being a dense forest) or you can relax on the shore, on the lookout spot on top of the cliffs or by the pool.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Day 7Maasai Project

Activities Included

Culture

After breakfast you will pack your bags and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is where Loserian is from and it's deep Maasailand. You will visit a local project that is supported by his NGO. You will check in at Rhino Lodge, a quaint lodge just off the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Most of the staff here are Maasai from Ngorongoro communities. In the afternoon you will go on a guided hike. There are wild animals everywhere, including lions, leopards, elephant and buffalo. Your Maasai guide, likely a young warrior, will read the signs of the bush and take good care of you.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Day 8Ngorongoro Crater

Activities Included

Game drive Culture

Today you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for an action packed full day game drive. We consider the crater to be the most spectacular place on earth. You will feel an instant, otherwordly connectivity to this place, which may be explained by Ngorongoro being the cradle of mankind. You will search for black rhino and the other Big 5 inside the largest caldera in the world. On your way down you may encounter Maasai herders. They have negotiated access to the minerals at the base of the caldera. Their livestock lick the earth here and it strengthens their immune systems. The warriors brave the prides of lion to get to the minerals, roughly 50 individuals are estimated to live on the crater floor.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 9Serengeti - Endless Plains

Activities Included

Camping Scenic Drive Wildlife Photography Culture

Today you will take the scenic route to the Serengeti. Your drive there is a constant game drive. You will be accommodated in a tented camp in a position that is strategic to the Great Migration (if their migratory pattern allows for this). You will hopefully already see the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra today.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 10Serengeti Experience

Activities Included

Game drive Culture

Today you will go on a full day game drive in Serengeti. If you haven't already seen the Big 5, now is a great opportunity. Also, learn more from Loserian, a Maasai elder, of what the Serengeti was like before the evictions and how the Maasai are reclaiming their positions as the guardians of wildlife or as "eco-warriors".

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 11Back to Kilimanjaro

Activities Included

Scenic Drive Culture

You will get your last chance to observe wild animals on your drive back to Kilimanjaro today. Loserian will drop you off at Kilimanjaro Airport. If your flight is in the morning, we will arrange an extra night and take you to the airport the following day - at extra cost. We can also organize a beach holiday in Zanzibar or Mafia island for you after your safari.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Tanzania