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Tanzania Birding and Cultural Experience

Tanzania Birding, Photography, Big Game and Cultures

Tour Departs Any time.


Photo by Thierry Bécret and Marie-Andrée

Tour departs anytime – your style – your group size

Tour Location and Duration:Tanzania Birding and Cultural experience - 12 days Tour – Ground only
Arrival/Departure Port:Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport
Featured Destinations:Arusha Maasai Steppes,Masai Cultures,Lake Manyara and Village cultural Walks,Ngorongoro Highlands Hike, Hadzabe Traditional hunters and gatherers tribesmen,Datoga Black Smith smelters ,Lake Eyasi ,Ngorongoro Crater,Olduvai Gorge Museum and the Serengeti Plains
Highlights:Cultural experience , Birding and plenty of Photographic opportunities
Best time to visit:All year around except April and May
Traveling pace:Slow and own Pace
Local Bird Guide:On request and subject to availability
Accommodation style: Standard Tourist class to Eco Medium Tented camps
Connecting or Extension Tours: Pemba Island and the Usambara Mountains
Tour Details, Bird and Mammal List, Price and availability:Email tours@tanzaniabirding.com

12 Days Tanzania Birding and Cultural Adventure Itinerary at a glance.

DayItineraryHotel NameWiFi
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1Arrive Arusha Kilimanjaro International Tanzania, Meet and Transfer to Korona Villa or Ngaresero MountainKorona VillaYes
2Meet Field Crew in the morning at 8:00am. Drive North of Arusha, Birding stops on the way, Visit a traditional Maasai Home, Dancing activities,where guests have an option to join,take pictures and plenty of video shots. Depending on time, may witness Goat slaughter and Barbeque … Evening return to your Hotel in Arusha.

Activity: Birding, Maasai Cultural Visit and Photography.
Korona VillaYes
3Depart your hotel at 8:00am, start the official day of the safari, drive westwards towards Lake Manyara. Day Game viewing and Birding in Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon visit the Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tour walk, sample over 125 tribes of Tanzania on one village, Visit Banana Plantation and get a lecture on the different uses of the Banana plants/Fruit,taste Banana beer brewed by the locals on the village and the youth Tinga tinga painting workshop. Evening drive to Karatu Village for the night

Activity: Birding, Game viewing,Photography and visit Cultural Village.
Tloma LodgeYes
4Morning Hike to the Ngorongoro Highlands, birding the Ngorongoro Highland forest, Lunch at the famous Gibbs Farm,Birding the Gibbs farm grounds and afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley.

Activity: Big game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding.
Lake Eyasi Safari LodgeYes
5Dawn visit the Traditional Hunting tribe known as the Hadzabe tribe that still live a hunting and gathering ancient tradition. Ladies can help in house thatching and beadwork.

The Afternoon will see us visit the Traditional Balck smith tribe known us the Datoga tribe that smelt Iron to make the various hunting tools for the hunting tribe in exchange for game meat.

Activity: Birding and Tribesmen visiting the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes.
Lake Eyasi Safari LodgeNo
6Driving to the Serengeti, via the Olduvai Gorge museum . Birding,Game viewing the rest of the day on the Serengeti.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding.
Katikati Medium Camps or Kubukubu Tented LodgeNo
7&8Days exploring the Great Serengeti plains, birding and Big game viewing.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and slow pace birding.
Katikati Medium Camps or Kubukubu Tented LodgeYes
9The Day starts with a very early breakfast. Make own picnic lunches and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater ,rest of the day Game viewing and Birding on the Ngorongoro Crater.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography and birding.
Tloma LodgeYes
10&11Visiting the Baobab Led Country of Tarangire National Park, at this time of the year Elephants use the Baobab tree for both shed and “snack”. The day will be birding & Big Game viewing. All meals at the Lodge.

Activity: Big Game viewing, Photography, and birding.
Tarangire Safari LodgeYes
12Depart the Tarangire National Park in the Mid-Morning, for Arusha to catch International Flight Home.EndYes

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