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8 days tanzania cultural tour

Visit
  • Arusha Olpopongi
  • Maasai Village
  • Tengeru Village
  • Monduli Juu Cultural

Tourists will see their simple bush homes where the tree canopy alone or a cave provides them shelter. They live entirely off the bush and from hunting, generally small antelopes and baboons.

In rainy seasons, gazelles and antelopes come down from the Ngorongoro or Serengeti to their lush bushlands, thereby offering them richer pickings. In the recent past, their hunting activities were resented by trophy hunters who tried to stop their “illegal” hunting.

Tourists will see their simple bush homes where the tree canopy alone or a cave provides them shelter. They live entirely off the bush and from hunting, generally small antelopes and baboons. 

In rainy seasons, gazelles and antelopes come down from the Ngorongoro or Serengeti to their lush bushlands, thereby offering them richer pickings. In the recent past, their hunting activities were resented by trophy hunters who tried to stop their “illegal” hunting.

  • Arusha
  • Olpopongi Maasai Village
  • Tengeru Village
  • Monduli Juu Cultural
  • Lake Eyasi
  • Ngorongoro conservation
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Mto Wa Mbu
ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive to Olpopongi Masai Village


Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Drive to Olpopongi in the West Kilimanjaro region, 74 kilometres from the airport, taking us through the beautiful outback of West Kilimanjaro. Depending on the season, you can see animals like zebras and elephants. 

On a clear day, you will have amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. We arrive at Olpopongi Maasai Village, a group of Maasai, where the village chief welcomes you with refreshments.


Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner


Day 2: Olpopongi Masai Village


After breakfast, we go on a walking safari, where your guide will explain the past and contemporary life of the Tanzania Maasai. Get more information about the culinary culture of the Maasai while sampling a traditional tea (chai) prepared on the wood fire. A tasty lunch with a variety of local food highlights will end the activities inside the village.

Maasai warriors will guide you along their paths and explain typical medicinal plants, extraordinary trees, tracks and the local wildlife. Also, learn to use local tools, hunting techniques and fire preparation as part of your bush excursion.

At sunset, a group of Maasai men and women will gather around for traditional sing-and-dance performances. A great BBQ buffet at the camp fire will provide you with an unforgettable evening under the starry sky.

Overnight at a private Maasai house with traditional beds. full-board meals.
Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner


Day 3: Olpopongi Maasai Village to Tengeru Village


After breakfast, depart for Tengeru for a day of cultural tours. In the village, there are two primary schools. One is for handicapped children and the other is a teaching practice primary school.

You have the chance to play with the kids and get to know their way of life. We also visit an old stone quarry site developed after WWII, where more than 100 refugees from Poland were brought to Arusha.

Most of them died of malaria and influenza and were buried in this area. In the evening, we drive back to Arusha for accommodation and overnight at the hotel. full-board meals.

Accommodation: Tulivu Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner


Day 4: Monduli Juu Cultural


After breakfast, we depart from Arusha with picnic lunch boxes and drive to Monduli. We start walking from there through a forest, where an armed ranger will be guiding us.

Buffalos, elephants, and other wildlife can be seen in this forest. After lunch, we proceed to the summit of Monduli Mountain and enjoy the great views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru.

Overnight at Enguik Village. full-board meals.
Accommodation:  Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Lake Eyasi (Cultural Interaction)


After breakfast, we traverse the rough road to Lake Eyasi, another soda lake in the rift valley. We arrive in the afternoon for a cultural interaction with the Datoga tribe (a very interesting tribe).

Our Datoga guide at the village will lead the tour. We 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 and 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 land with the Maasai tribe.


Overnight at Kisimangeda Tented Lodge. Full-board meals
Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Tented Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Lake Eyasi  to Ngorongoro Conservation Area


We start early in the morning for a hunting tour with the bushmen, then back to the lodge for breakfast. Afterwards, we depart for Ngorongoro Crater, seeing wildlife en route. You’ll stop briefly at one of the viewpoints on the rim of the crater to enjoy it splendid views.

Overnight at the lodge. full-board meals.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Ang’ata Camps
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Masai Village Visit to Olduvai Gorge


Drive to the Masai village with an optional stop-over at Olduvai Gorge, a famous historical site for a visit. A resident anthropologist will give a lecture about human evolution and life at this place 20 million years ago.

Overnight at the lodge on the rim of the crater. full-board meals.
Accommodation: Fig Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Mto wa Mbu to Arusha


After breakfast, drive to Mto Wa Mbu for a cultural tour. Mto Wa Mbu Village has a very active cultural programme that seeks to show visitors the traditional way of life of the villagers through various activities and also a range of community projects that are in place. 

You can visit the top spots in the area, taste Tanzanian foods and experience authentic cultural interaction. There are a number of excellent walking, hiking and biking tours offered in the village, ranging in length from a couple of hours to a full day. In the afternoon, we drive back to Arusha.

Accommodation: none
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner

Include

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included)
  • Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roof
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide
  • 24/7 phone support
  • All park fees
  • All accommodation under your program
  • Three meals per day on safari
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit

Exclude

  • Air tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Insurance
  • Tips for your safari guide.

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