11 days Featuring: Tarangeri, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Gelai Bomba,
If time permits take the Asili Safari to get the complete experience of the Northern Safari Circuit and the diverse cultures of Tanzania. Asili is the Swahili word used to describe something natural and original, this program combines a traditional wildlife safari with cultural tourism to create an overall genuine and authentic Tanzanian experience. Spend 11 days traveling through the northern Safari circuit national parks as well as visiting several local tribes. Enjoy the diverse landscapes, game viewing, and cultural experiences of each day.
Spend the first day in Tarangeri National Park with massive herds of elephants and over 550 bird species. Enjoy the river scenery that attracts hundreds of animals each year. Proceed on the second day to Lake Manyara National park in search of the elusive tree climbing lions as well as viewing several species of monkeys in the rainforest and the Paradise of Flamingos on the lake. Have the third and morning of the fourth day to visit, hunt, and dance with the Bushmen in Lake Eyasi, one of the only conservative communities that still exists. The tribes’ lifestyle is entirely dependent on hunting and gathering, feeding on meat, fruits, and tree roots. Continue in the afternoon of day four visiting local farms and learning about the traditional cultivation of crops in Tanzania. Day five with picnic lunch boxes drive to Serengeti National Park with game drive en-route to Seronera circuit area for dinner and overnight.
On the sixth and seventh days visit the legendary Serengeti to witness the great migration (season permitting) as well as scanning the savannah for predatory cats; lions, cheetah, and leopard. Enjoy one last game drive in the Serengeti in the morning of the eighth day before driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and have the option to stop at a Masai cultural boma where you are required to pay a $50US (per car) development fee directly to the Masai village. Listen to traditional Masai songs and learn about their traditional lifestyle. Continue onto one ofthe natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater that boasts the one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, for a full game drive. Here you have a good chance of spotting the almost extinct Black Rhino as well as the opportunity to see dozens of hippo, buffalo, and other game.
In the late afternoon drive 3 hours to the rural Masai village of Gelai Bomba where Peace Matunda’s partner project is located. Have a day dedicated to visiting Peace Lengai and a traditional barbeque lunch with the Masai family. On your last day visit the local primary school with Mr. Pallangyo, the headmaster, before the 4 hour drive back to Arusha.
- Professionally trained and qualified wildlife guide
- Comfortable 4×4 Safari Truck for game drives
- National Park Fees
- Accommodation 10 nights (tented safari camps)
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks 11 days
- Professional safari cook
* Please note transportation costs to and from Peace Matunda as well as items of personal nature like alcohol as well as gratuities for the cook and guide are separate costs that vary on an individual basis.