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Cultural, Historical Tour combined with Safari & Beach

Cultural, Historical Tour combined with Safari & Beach
This tour gives you opportunity to visit the local Maasai and Waarusha on the slopes of Mt. Meru and experience Chagga culture on the slopes mount Kilimanjaro ending with beach relaxation.

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Operator rating 9.7/10 from 101 trip reviews
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USD $5,012 per person
15 days
This Tour can be customised
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Game parks:
Saadani NP (Tanzania)
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Cultural, Historical Tour combined with Safari & Beach
Private tours that starts in Arusha and ends in Dar-es-Salaam

Day 1: Ilkiding'a:
Starting in Arusha, after an early break fast drive to Ilkiding'a village, visiting the local Maasai and Waarusha on the slopes of Mt. Meru. Visits to the local school, dispensary, and Maasai women group, traditional Maasai healer, waterfalls, crops fields, etc. This is one of the best cultural tours in Arusha and includes a hot Maasai lunch. Return to lodge in the evening for Dinner and overnight.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Olmotonyi Rest house.

Day 2: Olpopongi – Maasai cultural Village
After break fast transferred to Olpopongi – Maasai cultural Village for a day cultural tour arranged by Maasai. You will spend day and night in the authentic Maasai Village and share unforgettable 24 hour with Maasai people.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Olpopongi - Camping.

Day 3 & 4: Marangu:
After break fast transferred to the foot of Kilimanjaro where the beautiful towns of Marangu and Mamba lies. Here, local people have planned various walking tours through valleys and numerous waterfalls depicting mountain village life. Enjoy the panoramic scenes of and natural beauty of Kilimanjaro. Tours can include the following:

- Guided tours leading to panoramic viewpoints ideal for photography of waterfalls and Mount Kilimanjaro
- Chance to pass historical sights from clan wars and ancient legends including large hiding caves used during the Chagga - Maasai wars
- Visit to local blacksmiths who continue using ancestral methods to prepare Maasai spears and tools
- Opportunity to experience Chagga culture with a visit to a traditional Chagga house, Dinner and over night at Marangu hotel.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Marangu hotel

Day 5 & 6: Mkomazi National Park
After break fast transferred from Marangu to Mkomanzi National Park with packed lunch for game viewing.
Experiencing fishing at Ndungu Lake then make a barbeque.
Dinner and overnight at Ndungu Campsite.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Ndungu Campsite

DAY 7: Mkomazi to Mambo View
After break fast transferred from Ndungu campsite with your packed lunch to Mambo View where you will meet the local people, see how they live or visit a traditional pottery women group.
Dinner and overnight at Mambo View Lodge.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Mambo View Lodge

Day 8: Mambo View
After breakfast from Mambo View Point with packed lunch hike to wonderful place for short or long walks by visiting natural forest, local villages, markets and beautiful views over the plains OR You can do cycling tour due to the fact that the Usambaras form an excellent terrain for mountain biking. Dinner and overnight at Mambo view Lodge.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Mambo View Lodge

Day 9: Mambo View to MazumbaI
After breakfast from Mambo View Point transferred to Mazumbai Rest House for lunch then walk to Mazumbai forest which is untouchable forest, a bird watcher's paradise, a home to black and white Columbus monkeys, lots of flowers and suitable for anthropologist. Dinner and overnight at Mazumbai rest house.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Mazumbai Rest house

DAY 10: Mazumbai - Amani Nature Reserve
After breakfast from Mazumbai rest house transferred to Amani Forest Nature Reserve which is one of the latest Nature Reserve established by the government to protect flora and fauna of east Usambara. It harbors some of the animals only seen in Usambara such as Nduk eagle owl and most endemic plants. It was first established in 1902 as an agriculture research station by the Germans, and was turned into a nature reserve in 1997. Amani Botanical gardens, the second largest botanical garden in the world lies in this reserve. Today the area continues to play a significant part in medical research hosting the Amani Medical Research Centre.

The Nature Reserve has now been turned into an eco tourism attraction with greater emphasis on walking and hiking where you have opportunity to see black and white colobus, blue monkey, and the nature's main attraction, Nduk eagle owl, specie found only in Amani. You will also see nine species of African violet garden flowers and colorful butterflies some of them found only in Usambara. Other birds include green headed oriole, Amani sunbirds, Uluguru violet backed, forest warbler. To sum up the area has wonderful birds, butterflies, animals and plants some of them found only in this area. Dinner and overnight at Zigi campsite
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Zigi Campsite

Day 11 & 12: Pangani
After break fast transferred from Zigi to Pangani beach for relax. Beach activities can be arranged on request. Dinner and overnight at the Beach crab resort.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Beach crab resort

Day 13: Pamgamo tp Saadani
After break fast transferred from the beach crab resort to Saadan National. Park for game drive. Dinner and overnight at the campsite
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Saadani Safari Lodge

Day 14: Saadani National Park - Bagamoyo
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Travelers Lodge

Day 15: Bagamoyo to Dar-es-Salaam

US$ 5,012 per person – minimum 2pax sharing

Price Includes
- Transport on wildlife safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
- Full Board accommodation in the Lodges/Camps whilst on safari
- All Park / Reserve entrance fees
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Services of an English-speaking guide

Price Excludes
- International flight into and out of Nairobi
- Visa Entry fee
- Extra Activities
- Travel Insurance
- Tips to driver guide and Cook
- Departure taxes if any.
- Lunch on the last day of safari
- Arrival and departure airport transfers

Operator Reviews (101) about our reviews

Guy Darby - from United Kingdom
rating 8/10
Our family of five have just been on safari to Ruaha, Mikumi and Selous. We had a great time and saw a leopard, cheetah, over 30 lions and hundreds of elephants.

We were very satisfied with the service. Elifasi in the office was very helpful and patient in organising the itinerary.

The guide/driver Imanuel was excellent in spotting and finding wildlife.

The lodges were all of a good standard for both accommodation and food. We reduced the costs by staying at lodges just outside the park gates.

This was very good value for money and we would have no hesitation recommending or using them again.
KitMan Chui - from Hong Kong
rating 8/10
The trip was very good and our guide was very good as well. The safari operator gave us confidence while we were planning our trip and they responded quickly with our enquiry.

We are so great to see many wild animals especially big five in the national parks. We had the chance to see the lions hunting but they failed. The African Tulip is very good and we can order food from their dinner manual while other hotels were providing dinner buffet with similar dishes.

The trip could score 8. It was really a very remarkable trip for our couple.
Ken Sullivan - from United Kingdom
rating 9/10
I am very happy to provide feedback on our recently completed trip to Tanzania.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on all our days in Tanzania and couldn't have asked for a better guide than Apollo.

Despite the odd puncture, which seems to be an occupational hazard for any vehicle which drives on unmade-up roads, the entire trip went off without a hitch.

We were happy with the hotels that we stayed in and all the other parts of the trip that could be controlled by the tour operator, although to the surprise of our guide we preferred the Sopa hotels we stayed in to the Serena hotels.

The only downside was that the animals at times didn't co-operate by coming into close range for taking photos, but that's not something the tour operator can control and we don't consider that we can blame them for that (just our bad luck in some respects)

We would have no hesitation in recommending this safari operator to anyone, especially if they are lucky enough to get Apollo as their guide, and would rate the entire experience as a 9 out of 10 holiday. (we have been to quite a few places in the world including the Galapagos Islands, Borneo, China, India, Hong Kong and Japan and have yet to rate anything a 10. But this last trip has probably come the closest)
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