Safari Meets the Massai, Hazabe and Dragota Tribes

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Safari Meets the Massai, Hazabe and Dragota Tribes

Safari Meets the Massai, Hazabe and Dragota Tribes

During your safari in Tanzania, you may have the chance to meet the famous animals of the “big 5”. The parks you will pass through include the mammals highlighted by Ernest Hemmingway in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”: the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the buffalo and the rhino which will ask you for the most luck since it is unfortunately on the verge of extinction. You will also have the opportunity to explore the main parks of northern Tanzania such as Manyara Park with its difficult to see lions in the trees, and Tarangire Park with its elephant families. The mythical crater of Ngorongoro and the infinite plains of the Serengeti are also on the itinerary.
The Authenticity of the Meetings
During the safari, you will be able to meet several of the 120 different ethnic groups living together in Tanzania. We do not organize orchestrated meetings and our trips are planned with the greatest respect for the populations. You will be able to enjoy authentic moments of sharing that will take place naturally. We ask you to always respect the locals and their customs so that these moments remain friendly for all.

This itinerary can be adjusted to your personnel needs and preferences.

Highlights

  • Adventure and off-the-beaten-track travel

  • Escorted by a private English-speaking guide

  • Private Tour in a 4 x 4 Jeep

  • Walking tours

  • Meetings and exchanges with 3 tribes that have preserved their traditions and ways of life

  • Meticulously selected accommodations (superior level of comfort)

  • Overnight stays in a tented camp at Serengeti Park

  • Tarangire National Park

  • Lake Manyara National Park

  • Lake Eyasi

  • Ngorongoro Crater

  • Serengeti National Park

  • Natron Lake

  • Possibility of seeing the “BIG 5”

Included

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Flights

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All transfers

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Private English-speaking guide

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Accommodation

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30 meals

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Visits according to description of the itinerary

Travel Information

Coded: TZE2

Journey intensity

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Price

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Departure from Montreal to Kilimanjaro. 

Welcome at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to your hotel in the Arusha area.

Meal: Dinner
Overnight near Arusha 

Departure in the morning to Tarangire National Park which is part of the immense ecosystem of the Masai Steppe. Tarangire Park, created in 1970, is one of the most beautiful refuges for wildlife in the country. Here you will encounter a large number of elephants among the forests of Baobab. The Tarangire River, which runs through the park, never dries up.

After the safari, picnic lunch in the park.

In the late afternoon, drive to Oremiti Lodge about 45 minutes from the park gate.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight on the shores of Lake Manyara 

Departure to Lake Manyara National Park, located between the cliffs of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The fauna is particularly varied here due to the diversity of biotopes. The rainforest is the territory of one of the highest concentrations of monkeys in the world. Areas of more sparse forests and grasslands are home to traditional East African wildlife such as herds of buffalo, giraffes and elephants, among others. As for predators, you might find lions. The lake is a major sanctuary to more than 400 different species of birds, including huge colonies of flamingos and storks. Day safari in Manyara Park, 15 minutes from Oremiti Lodge.

At noon, picnic in the park.

In the early afternoon, you will take the road to reach Lake Eyasi through the city of Karatu. Walk to the lake at sunset.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight on the shores of Lake Eyasi 

In the morning, very early departure to accompany the Hadzabe people for a hunting (bow) party. The Hadzas are the last hunter-gatherer people in Africa; they have been living near Lake Eyasi for nearly 40,000 years.

Breakfast after the hunting party. Then walk in the surroundings among the onion fields and other plantations. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Datoga people, farmers and craftsmen.

In the afternoon, drive to the town of Karatu at the foot of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for the night.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight in Karatu 

Departure to the Nogorongoro Crater, a vast, circular caldera of more than twenty kilometers in diameter, located in the heart of the Ngorongoro Massif in northern Tanzania, with an area of 326 square kilometers. It was an active volcano some 8 million years ago. Descend 610 meters into the crater which shelters nearly 3,000 animals (except the giraffe) for a photo safari.

Picnic lunch by Lake Makati.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight on the crest of the crater 

Drive to Serengeti National Park, located in northern Tanzania and stretching over 14,763 square kilometers. It is the second largest animal park in Africa and contains about four million animals, including more than 400 species of birds. It is best known for its two annual migrations of millions of wildebeest, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles.

Picnic at the entrance of the Serengeti and departure in the afternoon for your 4 x 4 safari.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight in a tented camp in Serengeti Park 

Full day safari in the central region of the park in search of herds of wildebeest and zebras and their predators. This stay in the largest national park in northern Tanzania, will allow you to meet authentic Africa. It is an incredibly protected natural site where giraffes, zebras, gazelles, elk, impalas and warthogs abound. These animals scramble from their main predators, which are lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, all carrion-feeders.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight in a tented camp in Serengeti Park 

Departure early in the morning to reach the Natron region in Maasai country, located in the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania. Safari en route to the eastern exit of the park.

Lunch in the Wasso area.

Arriving in Natron, check-in at the lodge and, weather permitting, walk to the Engarasero waterfall for a well-deserved swim.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight stay on the shores of Lake Natron 

Morning walk near Lake Natron with a Maasai guide from the area. Natron is a mineral similar to baking soda that is found in large quantities in the waters of this lake, which offers a stunning, red landscape. Although once filled with abundant fresh water, the lake has evaporated over millennia to a depth of only three meters. Today, Lake Natron is a salt lake known for its colonies of flamingos. During the walk, observe Mount Lengai, the sacred “Mountain of the Gods” in the Maasai language. Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only volcano still active in Tanzania.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight on the shores of Lake Natron 

Departure in the morning for a last walk to Lake Natron, then head back to Lake Manyara.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Overnight on the shores of Lake Manyara 

Day 12: (Option 1) Possibility of extension in Zanzibar

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Montreal.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch 

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DATES

Daily departures except from March 15th to June 1st

INCLUSIONS

This trip includes:

  • Round-trip flights Montreal/Kilimanjaro

  • All transfers from arrival to departure

  • Service of an excellent English-speaking driver-guide throughout the trip

  • All the safari tours in a 4 x 4 Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan private equipped with radio, sunroof, fridge and sockets

  • Accommodation in villas, bungalows and tented camps, meticulously selected (superior level of comfort)

  • Full board safari from dinner (day 2) to lunch (day 12)

  • Activities as indicated in the tour description and entrance fees to national parks

  • Water available in the safari vehicle as well as a water bottle per participant (to be kept at the end of the trip)

  • Our welcome and assistance throughout your stay

  • All applicable taxes, as well as service fees

  • Airport taxes

This trip does not include:

  • Optional activities

  • Personal expenses

  • Drinks, with the exception of water provided in the car during the safari

  • Tips to the team and those handling suitcases at airports/hotels

  • Tanzania Entry Visa fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • PCR tests and any other recommended vaccine

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Contribution to the Compensation Fund for Clients of Travel Agents: $3.50 per $1000

Featured Hotels

Standard category package (or similar)
Arusha Amani Villa
Lake Manyara Oremeti Lodge
Lake Eyasi Lake Eyasi Lodge
Karatu Marera Valley Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Ngorongoro Lodge
Serengeti Park Seronera Bush Camp
Lake Natron Lake Natron Tented Camp

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