Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport

First Night in Tanzania
Meet and greet upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight stay at Bed and Breakfast (BB)

Our Choices Includes;

Mid-Luxury: Mount Meru Game Lodge

Luxury: Lake Duluti Lodge

High-End: Arusha Coffee Lodge

A Morning Scenic Flight to Serengeti

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha airport for an hour’s flight to Serengeti. The tour between June and October will take you to Mara River, and December to March will take you to Ndutu plains in Southern Serengeti.

The scenic flight gives you an overview of the Tanzanian safari plains; you will land in Serengeti after an hour.

Your safari starts when you land at the airstrip with a driver waiting to show you the magic of the Serengeti plains.

Our Choices include:

Mid-Luxury: Gnu Migration Camps
Luxury-Siringit Camp
High-End: Serengeti Bushtops

  • Great Migration Tracking

    A day of watching the Great Migration in the Serengeti is an awe-inspiring experience embodying the African wilderness’s essence. The day begins early, with the soft light of dawn breaking over the vast plains. As you set off on a game drive, the Serengeti starts to come alive, with the distant sounds of wildlife awakening.

    The main event is the Great Migration, a spectacular annual movement of over a million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles. This mass movement is driven by the search for fresh grazing and water, following the rains clockwise route through the Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystem.

    During the migration, the air is filled with the thunderous sound of hooves. You witness vast herds stretching as far as the eye can see, an endless river of animals moving in a primal rhythm. The sight is both humbling and exhilarating, showcasing nature’s raw beauty and harsh realities.

    Predators are never far behind. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas stalk the herds, waiting for an opportunity to strike. The river crossings are particularly dramatic, where crocodiles lurk in the waters, adding to the difficult journey of the migrating herds.

    Throughout the day, you observe various facets of this natural spectacle – the harmonious grazing, the tense river crossings, and the predator-prey interactions. It’s a day filled with suspense, wonder, and profound respect for the laws of nature.

    As the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of orange and purple, the Serengeti calms down, but the migration continues, a never-ending cycle of life that has been playing out for millennia. Watching the Great Migration in the Serengeti is not just a wildlife viewing experience; it’s a powerful encounter with one of the most incredible natural events on the planet.

    Our Choices include:

    Mid-Luxury: Gnu Migration Camps
    Luxury-Siringit Camp
    High-End: Serengeti Bushtops

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Big Cats and Residences of Central Serengeti

Day 4 :Safari En Route to Serengeti
Your journey continues to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Known for its vast plains and the Great Migration, Serengeti offers unrivaled wildlife encounters. You’ll enjoy game drives in search of the park’s resident predators and grazers. Spend the night in a lodge within the Serengeti.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
A full day in the Serengeti allows for in-depth exploration. Witness the dynamic ecosystem and experience the thrill of tracking wildlife on the endless savannah. Another night in your Serengeti camp awaits.

Our Choices Includes;

Mawe Tented Camp

Lemala Nanyukie

Siringit Camp

Black Rhinos of Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater
Prepare for a thrilling day at the Ngorongoro Crater, often called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” This unique ecosystem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts incredible wildlife diversity, including the Big Five. You’ll descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing, followed by an overnight stay at Tarangire.

Our selection includes: 
Mid-Luxury: Karatu Tented Lodge
Luxury: Lion’s Paw Lodge
High End &Beyond Crater Lodge

Hadzabe Bushmen and Datoga the Blacksmith

A day at Lake Eyasi offers a unique and enriching experience quite different from the typical wildlife-focused safari days. This area is known for its cultural interactions, particularly with the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes, giving visitors a profound insight into the diverse cultural landscape of Tanzania.

Morning: Visit the Hadzabe Tribe
– Your day begins early as you head out to meet the Hadzabe community, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa.
– You get to join them on a hunting expedition, witnessing their expert skills with bows and arrows. This experience provides a glimpse into their daily life and survival techniques that have been passed down for generations.
– The Hadzabe also share their knowledge of medicinal plants and their daily use.
– You might also participate in gathering fruits or honey, integral parts of their diet.

Midday: Interaction and Cultural Exchange
– Returning from the hunt, there’s usually an opportunity to engage in cultural exchanges. This might involve using a traditional bow, learning about their methods of making fire, or understanding their unique language, which includes click sounds.
– Lunch can be a traditional meal, sometimes including the game hunted in the morning.

Afternoon: Visit the Datoga Tribe
– The afternoon is often reserved for visiting the Datoga tribe, skilled blacksmiths, and pastoralists.
– You’ll observe their skills in metalworking, making arrowheads, jewelry, and tools, an essential aspect of their culture and economy.
– The Datoga also share their traditions, which include intricate beadwork and leather crafts.
– Interaction with the Datoga contrasts the Hadzabe lifestyle, showcasing the diversity of tribal cultures in Tanzania.

Our Choices Includes;

Mid-Luxury: Karatu Tented Lodge
Luxury: Kisima Ngeda Camp
High-End: Gibbs Farm

The Elephants of Tarangire and Baobab Trees

A day spent in Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania unfolds as a thrilling encounter with nature and wildlife in one of the country’s most diverse and picturesque landscapes.

Morning: Game Drive and Elephant Sightings
– The day typically starts at dawn when the wildlife is most active. As you venture out on a morning game drive, the park’s landscape, dotted with ancient baobab trees and acacia woodlands, creates a stunning backdrop.
– Tarangire is renowned for its large elephant population. Early mornings often provide the best opportunities to see these majestic creatures as herds gather at the Tarangire River or meander through the grasslands.
– Besides elephants, you may spot giraffes, waterbucks, and various bird species, including the colorful lilac-breasted roller and the large ground hornbill.

Midday: Picnic and Relaxation
– As the day heats up, you might stop for a picnic lunch at one of the park’s designated areas, often with views overlooking the river or a landscape teeming with wildlife.
– This time is also perfect for rest, perhaps at a lodge or a shaded spot in the park, as animals retreat from the midday sun.

Afternoon: Further Exploration and Predator Sightings
– As the afternoon cools, another game drive takes you through different parts of the park. This is an excellent time to spot predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, which become more active as the day cools.
– The park’s diverse habitats, including swamps and savannah, support a rich variety of wildlife. You might see herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, and smaller animals like mongooses, dik-diks, and warthogs.

Evening: Sunset and Reflection
– As the sun sets, the skies often turn into brilliant shades of orange and red, providing a perfect backdrop for reflection on the day’s experiences.
– Evening game drives or time spent at a campsite or lodge offer a chance to listen to the sounds of the African bush, a peaceful yet thrilling conclusion to a day in Tarangire.

A day in Tarangire National Park is a journey through a landscape filled with natural beauty and abundant wildlife, offering a serene yet exciting safari experience.

Our Choices;

Mid-Luxury: Baobab Tented Camp
Luxury: Kuro Treetops Lodge
High-End: Mpingo Ridge

The Elephants of Tarangire and Baobab Trees

 Tarangire National Park
Your final day takes you to Tarangire National Park, famous for its massive baobab trees and elephant herds. Enjoy game drives amidst a stunning landscape of rolling hills and riverbeds. Your safari culminates with a return to Africa Amini Maasai village for the night.
A night at Africa Amini Maasai Lodge.

 

Full Maasai Experience at Africa Amini

A day at Africa Amini near Arusha in Tanzania provides a unique and immersive experience of the Maasai culture, one of Africa’s most renowned and vibrant indigenous communities.

Morning: Welcome and Cultural Introduction
– Your day at Africa Amini starts with a warm welcome from the Maasai people, often accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.
– You are then introduced to their way of life, learning about their customs, beliefs, and the importance of cattle in their society.
– Participating in a traditional Maasai morning ritual or a guided walk around the village offers insight into their daily routines and practices.

Midday: Participatory Activities and Lunch
– Engaging in various participatory activities forms the core of the Africa Amini experience. You might learn to make Maasai jewelry, try your hand at traditional beading, or help construct a Maasai hut using local techniques and materials.
– A traditional lunch is usually served, giving you a taste of local cuisine, often prepared using ingredients sourced from the surrounding environment.

Afternoon: Learning and Interaction
– The afternoon might include learning about Maasai medicinal plants and their uses in traditional healing practices.
– Engaging with the community, you can partake in storytelling sessions, where elders share tales of Maasai folklore and history.
– Demonstrations of Maasai warrior training, including spear-throwing and jumping dances, offer a lively and interactive experience.

Evening: Sunset and Reflection
– As the day winds down, you can join a Maasai warrior for a walk in the surrounding area, observing the beautiful sunset and reflecting on the day’s experiences.
– The evening might conclude with more singing and dancing, a communal gathering that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people.

Spending a day at Africa Amini is more than a cultural tour; it’s an opportunity to connect with and learn from the Maasai community, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for their enduring traditions and way of life.

Last Day with Us

Check out of the lodge and depart for the airport in time for your outbound flight.

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