Nature in Spirit Travel

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania

Upon arrival to Tanzania, you will be met and welcomed by our Nature in Spirit driver Guide and transfer to Arusha, the drive that takes about 1h30m. Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to see the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro if the weather and good. Along the way you will be able to see the locals conducting their daily activities, don’t shy to tell the driver to stop the vehicle whenever you see anything interesting. You will have dinner and overnight at a lodge strategically located in Arusha city.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Outpost Lodge
  • Budget lodge located in Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will depart to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch, as you overland you will experience a change in landscape, environment and culture. As you approach the park, you will be welcomed by medieval baobab trees one of the common trees found in the park
Tarangire is home to a variety of wildlife species including elephants, buffalos, lions and leopards. It is also known for the ancient baobab tree estimated to be over 1000 years old.

River Tarangire, to which the park draws its name from is the main source of water in the park hence draws a lot animals who come to drink water thus a good opportunity to spot varieties of animal species in one place. If lucky you may even come across a predator hunting. With more than 550 bird species, Tarangire is one the best birding destination for birders.
At around 17:30 you will start heading to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Osupuko Tarangire Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Maasai boma visit/ Mto wa Mbu Cultural experience

Maasai boma visit/ Mto wa Mbu Cultural experience

After early breakfast at 7:15 am you’ll depart for a 15-minute drive to experience A Day in the Life of a Maasai village just outside Tarangire National Park. Maasai people are believed to be one among the most authentic tribe remaining in East Africa. You will learn how the local do their daily activities like milking the cows, herd cattle, construct or renovate their houses. You will also learn about their culture, preferred foods, traditional songs and dances.

After the boma visit, you will proceed to Mto wa Mbu, a small vibrant village with different culture as it is home to people from more than 120 tribes. You will take a walk through the banana and rice plantation, meet the locals and learn how they conduct their normal daily activities. You will have hot local lunch at Mto wa Mbu a very good opportunity to explore Tanzanian dishes.
As evening draws close you will drive to the lodge and arrive in good time to check-in, shower and have a relaxing drink as you wait for dinner.

Main Destination:
Mto Wa Mbu (Town)
Accommodation:
Sumawe Suites
  • Budget guest house located in Karatu (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Lake Eyasi, Hadzabe and Datoga Experience

Lake Eyasi, Hadzabe and Datoga Experience

After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Eyasi with picnic lunch ready to encounter the African Bushmen, Hadzabe & Datoga who still hunt for food to date. You will have time to interact with these iconic tribes with no hierarchy & rules since all the resources are shared. You will also get to learn how they hunt for food and equipment they use.

After time with the Hadzabe, you will drive back to lodge for lunch, after lunch you will have a short rest of an hour then board your vehicles to short drive of 30minutes to a breathtaking 2h30m nature walk in the jungle to the elephant caves and waterfalls of Ngorongoro forest. The beauty of this walk is that you get to experience an entirely untouched forest.

The elephant caves found in this forest were formed many years ago when elephants used to visit the rocks and hit them continuously to obtain calcium crucial for improving their bone strength.
After the walk you will board your vehicles drive back to the lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Eyasi
Accommodation:
Sumawe Suites
  • Budget guest house located less than 1hr drive from Lake Eyasi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will head to Serengeti national Park via Ngorongoro conservation Area with game enroute. You will witness spectacular view of Ngorongoro highlands as you drive towards the endless plains. While waiting for your guide to complete the gate formalities, you can climb up a giant kopje to get a better view of the vast savanna that extends to the horizon. These large rocks serve as habitat for various species of flora and wildlife that are unique to these strange-looking stone formations. You will drive to the camp for check-in, lunch and head out again for an afternoon game drive. After and exciting day you will return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Osinon Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast is another day for a great adventure in Serengeti National Park, home to all five of the Big Five. You may decide to go for optional Balloon ride in the midst the endless plain which end with breakfast in the bush.
Talk to your guide on what you want to see as every area of the Serengeti has something special to offer.

Whether it's witnessing a rhino amble through the bush near Kopjes, spying on a wild dog, or gasping as you watch a huge cat hunt its meal. You will go back to the camp for lunch then head out again for an afternoon game drive at around 15:00. You will enjoy the sunset as you drive back to the camp during the evening for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Osinon Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater tour

Ngorongoro Crater tour

After breakfast you will proceed to Ngorongoro Crater, descend in for a wonderful game drive with a picnic lunch which will be taken in one of the designated picnic areas. The crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cavernous bowl-shaped crater is in fact a caldera, formed two to three million years ago due to volcanic activities. The crater is home to unprecedented number of wildlife including the black rhino, lions, magnificent elephants and smaller game.

The crater is self-sustaining due to annual rainfall hence animals do not need to migrate in search of food. With a bit of luck, a lot of wildlife can be spotted during one game drive only.
After this exciting game drive, you will ascend the crater and drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Sumawe Suites
  • Budget guest house located 1-2hr drive from Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Drive back to Arusha

Drive back to Arusha

After breakfast, enjoy your drive back to Arusha. You will stop at Mto wa mbu for a local market visit, an opportunity to meet and interact with the locals, see and learn how they conduct their normal daily activities. You will have lunch in a local restaurant, rest a bit and go for biking in the streets of Mto wa mbu. After a good exciting day, you will drive to Arusha. You will arrive in good time for check-in and rest before dinner.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Crest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Arusha city tour

Arusha city tour

After breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer to Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa, a local owned workshop producing water filters. You will learn and experience how a ceramic water filter is made out of clay soil, sawdust and colloidal silver capable of filtering water to 99.99% microbial effectiveness.
When you are done with excursion, you will have a short transfer to Cultural Heritage. The center boasts of various carvings, gemstones, artifacts, clothing and books.
You will then proceed to a local restaurant in Arusha for lunch. After lunch you will head to Sanaa, a wonderful project highlighting marginalized people who make amazing products. People/ Artist with physical disabilities work to create unique products mainly from recycled materials.
After the excursion you will drive back to the lodge, freshen up, check out and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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