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Tanzania Offbeat & Masai Mara Safari

10 Days from $10000 / person

Midrange

Wildlife & Safaris

Itinerary Summary

DAY

PLACE

HOTEL

Day 1

Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire National Park - Karatu

Day 3

Karatu - Lake Eyasi

Day 4

Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater

Day 5

Lake Natron & Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain

Day 6-7

Serengeti National Park

Day 8

Serengeti – Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 9

Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 10

Masai Mara - Nairobi

Itinerary Details

International Arrival

Transferred to your own booked accommodation

Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

Meet our safari guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport depending on your flight arrival time, you’ll be picked up and transferred about 1hr drive to Arusha town.
Arrive at the lodge for leisure while getting prepared for the next day departure for your safari.

Hotel

Moivaro Lodge Arusha

Meals

Half Board

Game drive

Arusha – Tarangire National Park - Karatu

You’ll be met by your private guide and vehicle at the hotel in Arusha, in the morning and driven to Tarangire National Park, arriving with plenty of time for and morning and afternoon game-drive.
The Tarangire River runs through the park attracting a huge number of elephants, buffalo, giraffe and antelope, particularly in the dry season between June and October. It is not uncommon to see large herds of elephants roaming through Tarangire’s savannah grasses or taking shade under the odd looking “upside down trees” (baobab) that is dotted around the park. The park also boasts over 550 different bird species, the most diverse in Africa, including the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world!
On late afternoon you’ll be transferred to Karatu for an overnight stay.

Hotel

Africa Safari Lake Manyara

Meals

Full Board

Game Drive

Karatu - Lake Eyasi

After breakfast, you’ll traverse the rough road from Karatu to Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. It is in northern Tanzania, south of the Ngorongoro highlands. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this tranquil environment and to absorb its natural setting.
You’ll arrive in the afternoon for a cultural interaction with the Tatoga tribe, a very interesting tribe. Our Tatoga guide at the village will lead the tour. You’ll explore the dry and rugged landscape area on foot, which is still inhabited by a small group of Bushmen, the Hadzabe or Watindiga. These tribes still live in bands, hunting with bows and arrows, gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, just as humans did to survive 10,000 years ago.
Another interesting tribe in this area is the Datoga (also called the Barabaig or Mang’ati). Initially, they were exercising a lot of rivalry over grazing lands with the Maasai tribe.
After all the activities you’ll be transferred to the lodge/camp for an evening relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Hotel

Tindiga Tented Camp

Meals

Full Board

Game Drive

Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater

After an early delicious breakfast, you’ll be transferred by road from Lake Eyasi to the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater.
The Crater is the world’s largest intact, un-flooded caldera. Your route from Lake3 Eyasi descends over the lush rainforests of the rim, 610m (2 000ft) down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). This haven provides a year-round home to wildebeest, zebra, eland and gazelle, along with Africa’s densest population of lion. The rainforests shelter elephant, mountain buck, buffalo, hyena and leopard.
Spend a full day game viewing and exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds. Return to the Lodge in Karatu for an evening relaxation followed with dinner and an overnight stay.

Hotel

Karatu Tented Lodge

Meals

full board

Game Drive

Lake Natron & Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain

You’ll depart with packed lunch boxes towards Lake Natron. Located about 3.5 hours drive away from Mto Wa Mbu/Manyara, Lake Natron is a surreal destination and unique natural spectacle. Its waters are highly alkaline and unusually shallow, averaging just one meter in depth. After checking into your lodge/camp and a short break, you’ll put your walking shoes on as a Masai tribesman takes you to visit Ngare Sero Waterfalls, which flow down from the Nguruman Escarpment west of Lake Natron. Another activity in this area you do a walk around the shores of Lake Natron on the lookout for birds, especially the lesser flamingos. Lake Natron is the most important and regular breeding site for lesser flamingos in East Africa hosting up to 2 million of them during the breeding season. The majority of egg-laying and hatching takes place from September to January

Hotel

Africa Safari Lake Natron

Meals

Full board

Game Drive

Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, you’ll head towards the Northern-central Serengeti National Park. The Rift Valley goes up into the wide plains of the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is one of the largest natural migration systems for wild animals. Annually between the conservation areas, over 1.4 million gnus, almost 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles, about 200,000 zebras and several thousand topis migrate. They move with the rainy seasons to areas with greenery and lush meadows. Furthermore, the park is home to many other animal species, such as giraffes, buffalo, hyenas, elephants and crocodiles. Particularly large is the population of feline predators.

Hotel

Suenos De Africa Tented Camp

Meals

Full Board

Game Drive

Serengeti – Masai Mara National Reserve

On this day, you bid farewell to the Serengeti and Tanzania after an early breakfast, you take on an en route game drive out of the Serengeti to Isibania, Kenya – Tanzania Land border crossing point. Please note that there’ll be a switch of vehicle and guide but this is seamless and should note distress you. After the immigration formalities are done with our guide taking care of all the necessary documentation, you’ll meet your new Kenyan guide/driver and continue to Masai Mara for game viewing all evening to later retire at our booked camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Hotel

Zebra Plains Mara Camp

Meals

Full Board

Game Drive

Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart at the camp/ lodge after breakfast with packed picnic lunches for a full-day game drive in Masai Mara. Masai Mara National Reserve is famously known for its annual great migration. The wildebeest and zebras cross from Serengeti to Masai Mara between Julys to October.
Enjoy an 8-hour with a thrilling game drive characterized by several up-close encounters of African wildlife species. The sightseeing of the day is lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, gazelles, elands, hyenas, waterbuck among others.
Later on evening you’ll driven back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight

Hotel

Zebra Plains Mara Camp

Meals

Full Board

Travel Back To Your Booked Accomadation

International Departure

Masai Mara - Nairobi

Depart on early morning game drive since animals both nocturnal and diurnal are generally found active before the sun sends them off to cover under shades, following with sunrise in Masai Mara plain till 8:00am; Afterwards drive back to the lodge for breakfast then you’ll depart to Nairobi with lunch en route. Arrive on evening in Nairobi for dropping off at the hotel or transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward travel.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

Our 9- Days Tanzania Offbeat and Masai Mara Safari in Kenya; this Safari will immerse yourself with stunning Northern Tanzania Circuit and the Masai Mara. This safari takes you not only to the prime wildlife game parks and reserves including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangare, but also offers you the rare chance to experience the cultural part Africa to get closer to the only remaining hunter gatherer tribes of the Hadzabe and Datoga people who still make a living from hunting small wild animals and gathering of wild fruits. They are also referred as the Bushmen.
The tour also takes you to The Lake Natron where all flamingos of East Africa converge every year for breeding before they disperse to their respective lakes. Here you’ll also get a chance to get out of the car and engage in active hiking at the Engaruka ruins and take a walk up to the waterfalls for a refreshing atmosphere after spending some time in the car.
Finally your trip will be heading to Masai Mara in Kenya; The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most celebrated wildlife reserve, and arguably its best. The park is dominated by open grassland, interspersed with rocky hills, acacia woodland, and riparian forest. Masai Mara is rewarding not just for predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah but for spotted hyena, bat-eared fox, and black backed jackal as well.
Tanzania off the beaten path and Masai Mara promises an enchanting journey filled with awe-inspiring moments and unforgettable memories. Book your adventure today and unlock the magic of East Africa!

Price & Inclusions

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$10000

 / person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

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