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This is a great itinerary which has a fantastic balance of
wildlife, tribal interaction and scenic views. Strongly
recommended and a proven winner! You will meet and visit the
Mangati and the Hadzape, both traditional enemies of the
neighboring and more famous Masai, and who follow a
different way of life, which is more akin, in both style and
language, to the Bushmen of the Kalahari in Southern Africa.
A full crew will accompany your expedition to take care of
all the work and details involved in setting up and moving
the mobile camps. Combination Mobile Camping and
Meet and assist at Kilimanjaro International Airport by
our local representative for assistance. Transfer to Kia
Lodge for dinner and overnight.
The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of
beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East
Africa Centrally placed between the northern towns of Moshi
and Arusha, KIA Lodge is ideally situated whatever your
onward journey be it climbing the world's highest free
standing mountain or starting a safari into some of Africa's
amazing and unique wildlife wildernesses such as the
Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater to name just
Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains
and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain which shows her
snowy top mostly early in the morning and at sundown.
Breakfast. Depart by your private 4x4 Sinya Safari
vehicle and drive to the Maasai lands of West Kilimanjaro.
You drive in the rain shadow of Kilimanjaro heading to the
beautiful Woodlands of Sinya – this is a private reserve run
in partnership with the very Traditional Sinya Maasai
Arrive for check in and lunch at the semi permanent
tented camp of Kambi Ya Tembo under the looming Mount
Kilimanjaro. PM set out for afternoon game activities in
Sinya. Dinner and overnight at Kambi Ya Tembo.
Breakfast. Set for a full day of game drives in Sinya.
Meals and overnight in Kambi Ya Tembo.
Kambi Ya Tembo, which faces the snow-capped peak of the
Kilimanjaro, offers traditional tented accommodation in 10
luxury tents with en suite facilities. It combines luxury
and warm African hospitality with the best culture and
nature experience. Activities include game drives in open
vehicles; night game drives to see the nocturnal animals and
walking safaris escorted by Maasai warriors. Cultural
interaction with the local Maasai, visiting bomas, the
market, the village school or when available, the
participation in traditional ceremonies that will make a
visit to Sinya the most unforgettable experience of a
Sinya conservancy is a private concession of more than
75.000 acres, bordering Kenya's Amboseli National Park, the
offers spectacular landscapes, excellent game viewing and
close interaction with the local Maasai. Mixed woodlands and
grassland and rocky peaks dominate the area.
The areas wildlife and bird life are representative of
the Somali Maasai biome and offer a unique chance to see the
gerenuk antelope, Yellow baboon or a lesser kudu and at
night striped hyena is a real possibility. Sinya is the home
to a population of huge elephant males carrying some of the
largest tusks left in Africa, these peaceful animals are a
real treat to observe.
Breakfast. Drive to Tarangire. Lunch at Oliver’s. Game
drives in Tarangire. Dinner and overnight at Oliver’s Camp.
Breakfast. Full day of game drives in Tarangire National
Park. Meals and overnight at Oliver’s Camp.
Oliver’s Camp is a luxury tented camp situated in a
remote area of the park, in the middle of Tarangire's
un-spoilt wilderness zone. The camp is ideally placed to
access the yearly migrations of wildlife throughout the
ecosystem, and to view the impressive concentrations at
waterholes for a 6-7 month season each year. Game drives
explore Tarangire national park.
Tarangire National Park In Tarangire it is the vast
number of baobabs that first captures the eye. An expanse of
gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic
trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath
them. All year long huge herds of elephants roam the park.
During an afternoon game drive it is possible to see
hundreds of elephants congregating down at the river,
drinking and bathing. The park is truly spectacular in the
dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species of
the Maasai steppe come back to the permanent waters of
Tarangire River. Herds of wildebeest, zebras, eland and Oryx
gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains
when they migrate again to good grazing areas. National Park
covers approximately 2600 square kilometers.
Breakfast. Drive to Lake Manyara National Park with
picnic lunches. Arrive in the park and proceed on game
drives. Drive to remote Lake Eyasi for check in, dinner and
overnight at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp.
Lake Manyara National Park, this is one of the most
diverse of Tanzania’s national parks, a tiny (325km²)
combination of Rift Valley Lake, dense woodlands and steep
mountainside. Made famous by elephant researcher, Dr Iain
Douglas Hamilton in his book, ‘Among the Elephants’. Manyara
was established specifically to protect the elephant herds
that have made the area world-renowned. But heavy poaching
in the 1970’s and 1980’s decimated the herds, although they
are now recovering and returning to their former strengths.
Manyara is a birding paradise (more than 380 species),
especially for waterfowl and migrants, and the forests are
one of the best places around to see leopards. Lions hunt on
the grassy shores of the lake, and are famous for their
habit of climbing trees,
In the early morning, after taking tea & coffee in camp,
you proceed driving with a local guide into the surrounding
hills in search of the Hadzabe Bushmen, arriving at their
last known site of camp you proceed after them on foot. Upon
meeting them you are introduced to the village members.
Visit their tiny huts, see how roots are dug and prepared
and follow the men on the hunt, led in the wildlife rich
woodland between towering Baobabs and acacias. The men are
armed with long bows with poison tipped arrows, which you
can see produced in the village and home made axes.
If successful on the hunt you will be offered to share
their caught meal, a small antelope, francolin or guinea
fowl as luck dictates that day. Return to the Camp for
lunch. PM set out and visit the Datooga community and learn
about their traditional pastoral way of life. The women
still wear leather dresses and the men armed with spears
tend to the vast herds. Visit the traditional homesteads and
experience their way of life. Evening visit the lake Shore
for a walk and enjoy sunset over the lake. Dinner and
overnight at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
Lake Eyasi basin is remote; a dry area of desolate
beauty, which offers a great natural experience. Across the
shallow lake and the dry salt beds the dramatic Alipi
escarpment wall rises 650 meters up into the Endulen area of
the Ngorongoro. The area is the home to a very traditional
group of tribes such as the Datooga and Hadzabe. Visitors
reach the lake through its northern end, on the border of
Ngorongoro Conservation area. The northern lakeshore houses,
Mangola, an agricultural settlement, which serves as a
center to the many traditional tribes in the area. Further
away the area keeps to very traditional rhythms. Visits to
the fiercely traditional Datooga.
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro highlands. Arrive
and descend into the crater floor for half day crater tour
with picnic lunches. Ascend and drive to Ngorongoro Serena
Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is a large chain lodge built on
the Forested northeastern rim of the Ngorongoro crater with
dramatic views into the crater and over the surrounding
forest. The lodge's location is great if you want to explore
the highlands or forest by foot or bird this unique habitat.
It is also ideally located to explore the Ngorongoro Crater
with its own comfortable ascent and descent road. Ngorongoro
Crater is quite possibly the most famous of all Africa’s
conservation areas. It is the largest intact volcanic
caldera in the world. Covering a mere 260km², the 600 meter
deep crater is home to a permanent population of more than
30,000 animals, and is one of the only places in Africa
where you stand a real chance of seeing the “Big Five” in
the course of a morning or evening’s game drive. Unique to
the crater are the local Maasai grazing their cattle on the
crater floor, and it is not unusual to see Maasai cattle and
buffalo grazing together, with a lion kill just a few
hundred meters away.
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park with
picnic lunches. Arrive in the park and proceed on game
drives. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti Classic Camping.
Breakfast. Full day of game drives in Serengeti. All
meals and overnight in Serengeti Classic camping. Your large
and spacious walk in tent will come with en-suite
facilities, separate W.C.’s and romantic alfresco bucket
showers. Enjoy delicious Pan-African and traditional bush
cuisine. This is the soul of Africa – no mains electricity
and no running water – lose yourself in the relaxing
solitude of the mighty Serengeti, far from civilization. The
name Serengeti stems from the Maasai word "Siring" referring
to "endless plains", and that’s really what it is. The
Serengeti is vast, stretching from the endless grass plains
in the South to the woodlands in the north up to the Kenyan
The size of the Serengeti eco-system as a whole is
virtually the same size as Belgium. The Serengeti hosts the
largest concentration of wildlife in the world, thought to
be more than 3 million, and is home to one of the great
wonders in the world, the Great Migration. Over a million of
Wildebeest move annually from the southern plains, where
they give birth in December - March, to the north and the
Mara River, and back, accompanied by Zebra and other
migratory mammals. Lion, cheetah, hyena, hunting dog and
crocodiles make sure only the strongest survive.
After breakfast in the lodge, transfer by lodge vehicle
to airstrip; Fly to Arusha by morning scheduled flight at
Arrive and meet your private transfer to Kilimanjaro
airport via Shanga River House for lunch.
After lunch proceed to Kilimanjaro to connect to your
outgoing international flight back home.
Rates from $6,800 per
person sharing. Please contact us for a quote based on your
envisaged period of travel.