This African Safari of the Great Rift Valley is a journey steeped in cultural exploration, service, volunteering, and wildlife immersion. This comfortably paced adventure wanders through land that has remained relatively unchanged in the past million years. Witness several National Parks and reserve areas, including Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Diverse animal and plant life can be seen throughout the journey. We will have the privilege of learning about the Hadzabe (Bushmen) and Datoga tribes’ culture and relationship to the land through activities such as building fire, shooting bows and arrows, and touring their village. The Voluntourism aspect of this journey offers the unique experience of giving back to the place guests are traveling in. Spend time at Mama Na M’toto women’s empowerment group and the Makuyuni School to assist in serving over 1,000 students lunch. Additionally, guests will spend time at the Human Outreach Projects orphanage, the Kilimanjaro Kids Community. This adventure is suitable for families and all ages, making it an ideal Summer trip!




TRIP LENGTH: 10 days/9 nights



Double Occupancy

From $ 7,400

per person

Single Occupancy

From $ 9,250

per person


  • Experience Serengeti & Tarangire National Parks
  • Visit the Bushmen and Datoga tribes indigenous to Tanzania for an unforgettable cultural experience
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater which is home to the highest concentration of animals in the world
  • Connect with local communities as you give back to the country we are traveling through






Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

  • Arrive to Tanzania, Africa, Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • A WWTrek representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, where a group dinner will take place.
  • Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: Welcome Reception Dinner

Day 2: Orientation and Cultural Tour

  • After breakfast and orientation, we will leave for a day of cultural tours.
  • We will take a walking tour of some of the foothill villages surrounding Kilimanjaro, stopping to take a tour of a coffee plantation along the way.
  • Enjoy an evening at leisure.
  • Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Tarangire National Park | Makuyuni School

  • Morning game drive through Tarangire National Park marveling at the African wildlife.
  • Around noon we will make our way to the Makuyuni School, where you will have the chance to partake in the Human Outreach Projects, school lunch program, which feeds school lunch to over 1,000 children.
  • Overnight: Balloon Camp Tarangire or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Tarangire National Park | Mama Na M'toto

  • View the Tarangire National Park from a new perspective on an early morning hot air balloon safari.
  • Champagne Bush Breakfast.
  • Enjoy viewing the wildlife from a closer vantage on a morning game drive.
  • After lunch, visit the Women’s Empowerment Group (Mama Na M’toto), which is sponsored by the Human Outreach Project.
  • Overnight: Kisima Ngeda Luxury Tented Camp or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Days 5: Lake Eyasi Hadzabe and Datoga Tribes

  • Early morning visit to the Hadzabe Tribe, of which there are less than 300 remaining members.
  • Spend time with the tribe to learn about their culture and way of life from our special bushman guide, who speaks their click language.
  • In the afternoon we will visit the Datoga Tribe. The Datoga are first and foremost warrior’s, known for their stealth ability to eliminate their enemy. They migrated some 3,000 years ago from the Highlands of Ethiopia.
  • Forge arrowheads with the tribe ending the day by singing and dancing with the tribe.
  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Days 6: Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area

  • After breakfast at the lodge we will descend into the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The world’s largest unbroken caldera and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • We will enjoy a full day game drive in the largest caldera in the world, stopping at a picnic site within the crater for lunch.
  • Return to the lodge for the night.
  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Days 7: Serengeti National Park

  • We will enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge before departing to the Serengeti National Park.
  • Have a full day, viewing African wildlife in the Serengeti National Park.
  • Game drive en-route back to the lodge.
  • Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

  • Spend the morning touring the vast endless plains of the Serengeti National Park, abundant with wildlife.
  • Enjoy lunch at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and time to rest after lunch.
  • Set out for an evening game drive to observe the animals hunting.
  • Overnight:Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 9: Arusha | Kilimanjaro Kids Community

  • Morning game drive in Serengeti National Park.
  • Visit the Serengeti National Park Visitors Center on our way out of the park.
  • Transfer to Seronera airstrip for your charter flight to Arusha.
  • Visit the Cultural Heritage Center in Arusha to enjoy lunch, explore the artwork, and have time to shop.
  • Travel to Human Outreach Projects(HOP) Kilimanjaro Kids Community (KKC) for a site tour.
  • Overnight: KIA Lodge or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 10: Visit HOP's KKC | International Departures

  • Return to the Kilimanjaro Kids Community to spend time with the children: work on craft projects, read with the kids, play ball outside, and experience daily life at the HOP KKC.
  • After we say our goodbyes to the staff and children, we will transfer you to a day room at the KIA Lodge to rest and freshen up.
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for departure flight home
  • Meals included: B/L

What's Included:

  • Pre-trip planning, customization, and consultation
  • 9 nights lodging
  • All meals included during scheduled itinerary
  • Transportation throughout
  • Baggage handling throughout adventure
  • All services, tours, hikes, entrance, and excursion fees described in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to service personnel during scheduled itinerary
  • Services of local English-speaking guides and staff throughout
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha

Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare other than as described in itinerary
  • Passports and visas
  • Immunization costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal safari gear
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Meals or bottled beverages other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, soft drinks, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of WWTrek’s control
  • Gratuities for guides and safari drivers

Add-On Adventures

Kilimanjaro Trek – Machame Route | From $4,900
Climb up the tallest free-standing mountain in the world

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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking | From $4,995
Silverback Gorillas | Volcanoes National Park

Zanzibar Island | From $1,800
Stone Town, a World Heritage Site | white sand beaches | turquoise waters


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 1,000 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.


Best Time of Year to Visit:

The best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season (June – October). Animals head to the grasslands to feed and congregate around water sources, enticing predators to stake out the watering holes. If you’re lucky, a dramatic chase may develop. June and July are the best months to catch Serengeti’s great migration, a spectacular sight of over 2 million zebra and wildebeest traveling together.

If you’d like to avoid the crowds during the popular dry season, you will still find plenty of fascinating wildlife viewing during the wet season. The wildebeest calving season (January – February) is a great time to see young, which can also lead to predator action. The wet season also offers spectacular green scenery and a kaleidoscope of migratory birds.

Arrivals & Departures:

All flights should be made through the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) located in Tanzania. Often arriving to this location is most easily done through Amsterdam (AMS) on KLM airlines (one direct flight daily).

*Many guests prefer to arrive before, or leave after, the scheduled itinerary. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply.

Recommended Flights:

International airfares are not included in program pricing. Although there are many flight options to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), flying through Amsterdam offers the best route.

Our preferred flight route: Home airport – AMS – JRO (one direct flight daily on KLM airlines).

We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket. Contact Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance to get more information.

Customs, Visa, & Immigration:

Upon clearing customs in Tanzania, you will be required to purchase a 12-month multiple-entry tourist visa for $100. Please bring cash, as exact change is required. In addition, you will need a one-hundred dollar bill that is less than ten years old. Please keep your landing card (received in flight) and a pen handy for customs.

Contact G3 Global Service for more information on how to complete your visa prior to your arrival.

*Note: Please be sure to have at least six months validity on your passport. Most countries won’t allow travelers in their country unless their passport is expected to expire six months after the last day of travel. Make two copies of your passport, leave one at home and bring the other with you to Tanzania. Ensure you provide a copy of your passport to WWTrek 90-days prior to your departure date.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with AIG Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote or to purchase travel insurance, visit


Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.


Enjoy your stay in Tanzania’s most elegant lodges while we make every effort to impress on our exhilarating safari adventures. For us, it’s all about the details because the fine points make the difference. The luxurious lodges offer standard and contemporary amenities including internet, spa services, laundry, swimming pool and fine dining.


A World Wide Trekking representative will privately transport you from the airport to your lodge.  We arrange all in-country transportation and ensure safe, comfortable, and private transportation for all of our travel needs. Enjoy both land cruisers and charter flights for the best safari viewing experience.


Proper nutrition plays a vital role in the success of all our adventures. We offer a flexible and accommodating yet flavorful and hearty dining experience shared together at the lodges. Enjoy buffet style breakfasts and banquet style lunches and dinners. The lodges provide two or more options during each course and beverages range from water and soda to beer.

* Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs or food restrictions. We can accommodate any special diets. We are happy to help!

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified Professional Western Guide(s) before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as a medical kit and satellite communicator.

In addition, we recommend visiting your local International Travel Clinic one month before your trip. Needed vaccinations include a current tetanus shot, annual influenza shot, Varicella, Typhoid, Hep A, and MMR.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly with any questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisory, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs. Visit our Trek Tips series on YouTube.

Our Team:

Once you sign on with WWTrekking, we are here for you every step of the way! You will be assigned an adventure specialist who will help you prepare for your trip. Whether your questions or needs are regarding flights, packing, early arrivals, departures, accommodations or anything else, your adventure specialist is only a phone call away!

Once your trip begins, World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew on all trips of 8 people or more. We provide medically certified, Professional Western guide(s) for all adventures of 8+ passengers as well as a plethora of local professionals to aid the group along the way. Additionally, you have access to a Local Operations Manager throughout your adventure.

Add-on Adventures:

Many guests prefer to arrive early or leave late so they can add more adventure into their vacation. We can help you make arrangements. Additional charges for early arrival, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities will apply. Below are some of our favorite and most popular add-on adventures.


In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you with detailed tipping recommendations in your ‘Trip Detail’ document once you sign up.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.

Currency Exchange:

We recommend exchanging money at the airport as soon as you clear customs. We will offer additional exchange opportunities, but typically you will receive the best rates at the airport. Exchanging $100 should suit your needs for the safari. We always recommend bringing $500 cash with you on your trip for incidentals.



Tanzania is one of the world’s oldest inhabited regions. For three million years man has roamed its regions, savannas to mountains, carving out an existence from the African countryside. Drawn to exotic Africa, explorers have tried to tame her wildness to no avail. The story of Tanganyika, Tanzania, is one of unaltered wilds and progressive politics. “Kilimanjaro,” according to the President of Mozambique, Chissano, “carried the torch that liberated Africa.”


49.25 million

Time Zone:

East Africa Time Zone – UTC+03:00

Capital City:

Dodoma, Tanzania


Tribes of Tanzania

Sukuma comprise the largest tribe with three million Tanzanians. Living in the northwestern area of Tanzania, they speak Bantu and are traditionally cattle herders and farmers of subsistence crops such as cassava.

Nywamwezi, also known as the “people of the moon,” are the second largest tribe in Tanzania. Similar to the Sukuma, they are also historically cattle herders, farmers, and Bantu speakers. Living in the northwest of Tanzania, near Lake Victoria, the tribe has about 1.5 million members.

The third largest tribe of Tanzania reside on the south and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mosh. The Chaga speak Kichagga, a Niger-Congo language. They were one of the first tribes to convert to Christianity. Among the richest and most powerful people in Tanzania, they hold a strong sense of identity. Known for their advanced farming techniques, trade, and politics, they thrive as a successful tribe.

Descended from Persia, the Shirazi make up the majority of the people of Zanzibar island. They speak Swahili and practice Sunni and Shia Islam.

Culture & Religion:

Tanzanians bear a surprisingly strong national association, or ujamaa (family-hood). They rarely identify themselves by tribe upon an initial meeting. This collective attitude comes from the Julius Nyerere days and his push to unify over 120 tribes in a socialistic type society. This national mindset allows Tanzania a relatively peaceful existence with tribes coexisting. Christians and Muslims live side by side with minimal friction.


The official currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling abbreviated TZS. TZS replaced the East Africa shilling in 1966 and is abbreviated TZS. Currency exchangers subdivide the shilling into 100 senti and it is written as x/y where x is the amount over one shilling and y is the senti. Due to the fluctuating exchange rates, we recommend searching online to find out the current rate.