Swahili Cultural Experience

Swahili Cultural Experience

This safari begins and ends in Arusha. With a spicy tour through Usambara Mountains / Pangani (Swahili Coast) / Manyara / Ngorongoro / Serengeti.

Duration: 11 Days

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Duration: 11 days

This safari begins and ends in Arusha.

Day 0: Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and greet our correspondent who will hold a sticker written your name. He will direct you to a waiting car for transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Impala Hotel.

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara with an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. The large variety of mammals, reptiles and birds in the Park and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit. Enjoy lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Lodge/ Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp.


Day 2: Manyara to Serengeti
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park with lunch boxes.Game en route of the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world with columns of wildebeest, head to tail, trudging along their traditional migration routes. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Sopa.

Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast descend into the crater for full day game viewing. Picnic lunch with dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. Ngorongoro crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater is 610 meters deep and 260 km squared and is a microcosm of scenery and game. Magnificent scenery and stunning views are the features of this great wonder of the natural world.

Day 4
After breakfast drive to Arusha with a spot over at Mto wa Mbu Village market Overnight in Arusha at The Impala Hotel.

Day 5. Arusha to Usambara Mountains
An early breakfast then drive to Arusha bus stand board a public bus for transfer to Lushoto, meet our correspondent who will be waiting for you at Lushoto bust stand and pick you up to Saint Eugene’s hostel after drive to Irente farm walk for three hours from irente farm to Irente and Yoghoi view point enjoy the Land scape of Yoghoi view point which is 1500m a. s .l. Walk through farm and Villages where you can lean about local life of Sambaa tribe back to St.Eugene’s for diner and overnight.
 
Day 6.
After breakfast get in to the bus drive to Mkuzi waterfalls,walk from mkuzi through Magamba forest back to Lushoto town for Historical buildings which have been built by the German, visit the colorful market sit somewhere for coffee, tea and cold drinks Thereafter drive to Saint Eugene’s for dinner and overnight.(4-5 hours - approximately).
 
Day 7,
After breakfast drive from Lushoto to Sakharani. Visit The German's farm which provide macadamia nuts and grapes Coffee farm and Tea walk three hours from sakharani to maweni farm for lunch and rest. After lunch  drive back to Montessori sisters, meet our correspondent for a half an hour walking around Montessori sisters.Board the bus and drive somewhere for dinnner around the center of Lushoto where you can try local food for example Ugali and e.t.c then drive back to the lodge for overnight.
 
Day 8,
Check out Saint Eugene’s hostel get in to bus drive to Tanga with a private transfer. check in at Pop John Paulo the second pastoral center check in and have lunch.After lunch drive to Amboni caves and get history about the area including Tanga town and the sisal factory, Visit Mkonge hotel for drinks go back to the hostel for diner and overnight.
 
Day 9,
After breakfast drive to pangani with lunch box stop at Tongoni ruins get a history for the German's grave yard in 1810 the Arabus constructed the central boma check in the in pangani around the beach for diner and overnight.
 
Day 10,
After breakfast, morning at leisure then drive to pangani seaport and board the ferry to kipumbwi. Enjoy the beach swimming and Lunch. later drive back to the hotel for sun set diner and overnight.
 
Day 11,
After breakfast, Drive from Pangani to Mombo with a private transfer then connect a public bus from Mombo to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Impala Hotel ( it will take 5 to 7 hours approximately)
 

Day 12
After breakfast transfer to Nairobi International or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Trip Highlights

This safari begins and ends in Arusha

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