4-DAY CLASSIC TANZANIAN SAFARI

Experience a journey steeped in both cultural exploration and wildlife immersion on our 4-day Classic or Wildlife Tanzanian Safari. Travel luxuriously on this comfortably paced adventure through land that has remained relatively unchanged for the past million years. Explore 2 million years of history rich in human, animal, and plant life while touring both Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. National Parks. Our experienced game drivers may vary the itinerary to follow the movements of the animals.

Surround yourself in the stunning scenery, vibrant wildlife, and rich culture of the African plains. Let us guide you on the adventure of a lifetime today.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Safari

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy

TRIP LENGTH: 4 days/3 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 18

TRIP COST: 

from $2,800/person*

* all prices based on double occupancy

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Lake Manyara National Park
  • See the “African Big 5:” the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and Cape buffalo
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater which houses the highest concentration of animals in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A perfect add-on after summiting the world’s  tallest free standing mountain

MEDIA

TEASER VIDEO

TREK TIPS: SAFARI

ITINERARY

Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park Game Drive

  • Today we head out on Safari. We load our Land Cruisers that have open tops so we can view animals up close and safely.
  • On our way to the park we will visit the Makayuni School, where the Human Outreach Project’s School Lunch Program feeds more than 850 children daily.
  • We will spend the afternoon on a game drive through the national park, and spend the night on the edge of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Overnight: Bougainvillea or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 2: Bushman and Datoga Tribes

  • Today we will drive to the remote areas near Lake Eyasi to see the Hadzabe (Bushman tribe. This tribe has less than 300 members remaining. After we learn about their existence, make fire, and shoot arrows from primitive bows, we will head to visit another of Tanzania’s tribes. Touring the Datoga village will show us that they are uniquely different than the Bushman tribe. Of Tanzania’s 120 tribes, these two have remained especially primitive in comparison to their counterparts.

  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera which is often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The crater is 610 meters deep. Breathtaking views of scenery and game can be witnessed from both the crater rim and within the crater floor. It is estimated that over 25,000 larger mammals, mainly zebra and wildebeest, exist within the crater itself. The crater is home of the BIG 5: Elephant, African Buffalo, Leopard, Black Rhinoceros, and Lion, as well as Zebras, Cheetahs, Hippos, Hyenas, and a variety of other wild animals in their natural environment. This unique environment is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • During our full day drive in the crater we will stop for a picnic lunch.
  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Cultural Heritage Center | Arusha | International Departures

  • After arriving in Arusha we continue on to the Cultural Heritage Center. We enjoy plenty of time to wander around the Cultural Heritage Center and art gallery, then we will have lunch.
  • We will pay a visit to the Human Outreach Project: Kilimanjaro Kids Community in the afternoon before heading to day rooms to rest and freshen up before international departures.
  • Meals included: B/L

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN TANZANIA

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Tanzania that WWTrek guests can get involved with.

The Kilimanjaro Kids Community is HOP’s proudest achievement. This 4-acre orphanage sits in the shadow of Kilimanjaro and currently houses 12 Tanzanian children and 4 full-time staff. HOP has also been working at the Makuyuni Primary School to provide daily school lunches for the school’s 850 children, supporting the Mama Na M’toto women’s empowerment group in the village of Mto wa Mbu, as well as providing start-up funding to one of our long-time porters for his business, Bima’s Rice and Beans.