9 Days Tanzania Special Student Wildlife/Cultural Safari
T LIGHTS ON AFRICA DESTINATIONS & SAFARI – We would like students to have a good time during their summer. We understand that students cannot afford to pay as much as those working a full time job. So we decided to have a special School/ students programs in Tanzania . This program was designed so that students can go on safari at a cheaper price, and still learn and have a great adventure.
We have professional staffs that have enough experience in handling young people and making sure they learn while at the same time enjoying their trips. One of the outstanding school programs that we organizes is outlined below
Activities usually involve learning sharing between the local and foreign schools of which accompanying foreign teachers and share with local teachers to promote education. Other activities would be nature walk, Wildlife Viewing, visit to households and sports.
Per Person Sharing
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Arusha Mvuli Hotel/similar for overnight stay and relaxation. 9 Days Tanzania – BB
Day 2: Arusha – Ilkiding Cultural Tour ( Maasai tribe)
Breakfast then drive to Ilkiding’a culture Masai visit, here we will spend a day to learn about the Masai daily activities.
The Masai people are nomadic herders of cattle. The women adorn themselves in brightly colored handmade beaded collars and the men, in their distinctive cloth, will often showcase their amazing jumping prowess for visitors. Learn how they construct their homes of mud, sticks and dung and join the school children in a song. Late in the afternoon visit Arusha museum. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Mvuli Hotel
Day 3: Arusha Orphanage Visit
After breakfast, visiting the orphanage center, playing with kids teaching them some different kind of sports, Lunch, dinner and overnight at Arusha in hotel- Mvuli Hotel
Day 4: Arusha – Lake Manyara National park
After breakfast, drive to Manyara National Park famed for tree climbing lions with picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Twiga Campsite
Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Day 5: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
After breakfast, drive to lake eyasi with picnic lunch. In some ways similar to the Amish, a handful of tribes in Tanzania have resisted modernization and for the most part remain traditional. Hadzabe: Near Lake Eyasi, the Hadzabe are a small tribe who remain hunters and gatherers and speak a click language. It is important to visit them and learn about their culture, they will show you how to make a fire without matches and take you on a hunt with bows and arrows. Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Campsite-
Day 6: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti National park
After breakfast with lunch box, leave Lake Eyasi for Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro conservation, visit Olduvai Gorge, this is an archaeological site made famous by Dr. Leakey family. Game is viewed as we proceed to Serengeti lodge/Pimbi Campsite for dinner and overnight stay
Day 7 – Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big -5 Dinner and overnight stay at Pimbi Campsite.
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game ParkIt is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Day 8 – Serengeti National park- Ngorongoro crater
We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena.
It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today
Day 9 – Ngorongoro crater – Tarangire National park
Breakfast then drive to Tarangire National park – Lunch at Tarangire Picnic Site, before proceeding for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at Kigongoni Campsite.
Tarangire National Park, one of the hidden jewels of Tanzania. This park measures 2,600 sq km’s and boasts a concentration of wildlife second only to Ngorongoro Crater. It features an impressive amount and array of bird life and plant life. Situated only 160km’s from Arusha, the park is nestled to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand. It is named after the Tarangire River, which runs directly through the center of the park and is the only permanent water source for the animals. Along the banks of this river you will find herds of wildebeest (or gnu) and zebra, followed by Grant’s Gazelle, Thomson’s Gazelle and many others. Lurking in the background lion and leopard keep a watchful eye on a possible meal. The park offers views of grass and floodplains with impressive baobab and flat topped acacia trees scattered throughout. During the dry season the park may look quite ordinary, but activities continue even more earnestly due to the now increased competition
Day 10 – Tarangire National park – Arusha- Home
Morning game drives then return to the camp for breakfast – exit the park and drive to Arusha – Lunch in Arusha then drop off at Kilimanjaro airport to board your flight back home.
NOTE: This tour can be customized according to your time frame, It can also be upgraded to lodge accommodation.