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"Exploring the Marvels of Tanzania: Must-Visit Destinations - Olpopongi, Tengeru, Monduli Juu, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Olduvai Gorge, and Mto wa Mbu"

DAY 1: Arrive- Olpopongi Maasai Village

Arrive at Kilimanjaro international airport. Drive to Olpopongi in the West Kilimanjaro region, 74 kilometers from the airport taking us through the beautiful outback of West Kilimanjaro. Depending on the season, you can see game 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.
Overnight at the village. Full board meals.


DAY 2: Olpopongi Maasai 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 your bush excursion. At sunset, a group of Maasai men and women will gather around for a traditional song & dance performances. A great BBQ-Buffet at the camp fire will provide you an unforgettable evening under the starry sky.
Overnight at a private Maasai house with traditional beds. Full board meals.


DAY 3: Olpopongi Maasai Village- Tengeru Village

After breakfast, depart for Tengeru for a day of cultural tour. In the village, there are two primary schools. One is for handicap 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

Accommodation
Luxury: Mount Meru / Arusha Serena /


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


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 afternoon for a cultural interaction with the Tatoga tribe (a very interesting tribe). Our Tatoga 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; gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits, just as how 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.
Full board meals.

Accommodation Kisimangeda Tented Lodge / enyasi safari lodge, / tindiga tented camp /


DAY 6: Lake Eyasi – 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 and route. You’ll stop briefly on one of the viewpoints on the rim of the crater to enjoy it splendid views.

Accommodation Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, / marera lodge, / coffee lodge /


DAY 7: Maasai Village Visit- Olduvai Gorge

Drive to the Maasai 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 20milion years ago.

Accommodation Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, / marera lodge, / coffee lodge /


DAY 8: Mto wa Mbu - 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 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

Optional Safari Activities:


Balloon Safari (USD 600 per person)
Maasai Village Visit (U$DD 50 per vehicle)
Night Game Drive Tarangire or Lake Manyara (USD 150 per person)
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk (U$D40 per person)
Visit to the Olduvai Gorge and museum (U$D 50 per person)

Excluded


>>All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
>> Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
>>Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
>>Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
>>Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)

Included


>>Accommodation as per the itinerary
>>Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
>>Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
>>Tents and other camping gears {for budget camping safaris
>>Park entrance fees and crater service fees
>>English Speaking guides available for the safari


maasai-culture tour
Hadzabe tour

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