Mid Range Tented Camp & Lodges
Wildlife Safari&, Cultural Experience (Maasai Bomas West Kilimanjaro )
Level of Accommodation: Mid-Range(Lodges& Tented Lodges)
Trip Description: Wildlife Safari&, Cultural Experience (Maasai Bomas West Kilimanjaro )
Car Description: Private 4X4 Safari Vehicle with opened roofed, Refrigerator, Charging system for phone and Cameras)
Parks Visited:Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park,Tarangire National Park,and Materun Village tour , West Kilimanjaro Maasai Excursion
A tour to Materuni Village and Waterfalls is a great way to spend a day away from the bustle of town life. The walk to Materuni Waterfall offers a glimpse into the nature of Tanzania allowing you either to prepare your body for the forthcoming climb to Kilimanjaro or ease your muscles after long flight.
The tour will continue with a visit to the local village lying in the coffee plantations. The villagers will demonstrate the process of coffee farming and guide you through the preparation of coffee from a bean to a cup. Sing and dance along with the Chaga people as they are grinding, roasting and boiling the beans. When the coffee is ready, villagers will serve lunch - a national Chagga meal
Tarangire is a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia Parkland. It is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in the dry season between June and September. It is during this period that thousands of animals- wildebeest, zebra, Eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and onyx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. Birds are also abundant here and over 550 species have been recorded.
The western Lake Burungi route, a pleasant drive of about 80 km, meanders through combretum (a genus of about 250 species of trees and shrubs native to Africa) and acacia woodlands. With a bit of luck it is quite possible to encounter leopard and rhino in this area. The route also features lovely views of lakes Burungi and Manyara as well as the peaks of Milima Mitatu or “Three Hills”.
The Kitibong Hill route also covers the western section of the Tarangire National Park and is centered on the Kitibong Hill. The route features combretum, acacia woodlands, the Gursi floodplains to the south, as well as a large variety of plain animals, including buffalo and elephant
There is tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities exist at the Maasai Kopjes in Moru Area at Central Serengeti. The craggy hollows and smooth granite crests of these towering granite kopjes are home to one of the Serengeti Lion Project's most studied prides, called the “Maasai lion pride”. The nearby swamp, where the rare Bohor reedbuck can be found, is also the famous hunting spot for the resident lion pride. Kopjes are remarkable in that they have their own little ecosystem with a range of vegetation and wildlife including hyrax, mongoose, lizards and birds
Black rhinos inhabit the area year-round, but if you want to increase your chances of seeing other animals like wildebeest in Large groups and zebras.
Another highlight at Moru is Gong Rock where a short walk leads to a series of Maasai paintings. Just to the east lies the saline Lake Magadi, a great spot for pink flamingos to gather.
There is tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities exist at the Maasai Kopjes in Moru Area at Central Serengeti. The craggy hollows and smooth granite crests of these towering granite kopjes are home to one of the Serengeti lions Pride. The nearby swamp, where the rare Bohor reedbuck can be found, is also the famous hunting spot for the resident lion pride. Kopjes are remarkable in that they have their own little ecosystem with a range of vegetation and wildlife including hyrax, mongoose, lizards and birdsBlack rhinos inhabit the area year-round, but if you want to increase your chances of seeing other animals like wildebeest in Large groups and zebras.
Today after enjoying morning crater view at the view point, you enjoy a full day of game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq. km's with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago the area was home of some of the tallest mountain it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals - mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog - and has the highest predator density in the world.
Overnight at at Arusha
In the early morning you can enjoy the amazing sunrise over Mt. Kilimanjaro from your bed. After breakfast you will take a nature walk with a Maasai guide in the surroundings area of the lodge. Your guide will share all insights of how the Maasai people live, what they eat, how they survive in nature and make use of natural herbs for both food and medicine. You will see the famous rock climbing trees, and pass a Maasai cave that has it own tradition and history.
There is a small lake close to the lodge where the wild animals often will come to drink water in the early morning. The nature walk will last for 2-4 hours according to your own wish.
After lunch you can join the Maasai as they collect herbs for the traditional Maasai soup for tonight. This is a short walk, during which you will learn about the different plants that can be
eaten. You will also learn what plant not to touch or eat.
- At 5.30 pm it is time for the exciting spear throwing competition! Can you beat the Maasai and hit the wooden lion target with the Maasai spear?
- At 6 pm you can enjoy a cold drink while the Maasai dance their sundown dance. Dancing between Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro is really a sundown you to remember!
At 6.30 it is time for MTV (Maasai TV). Listen to all their great stories and just enjoy the moment. They will tell you all about their way of living and traditions, and you will learn more about their countless traditions and ceremonies
After breakfast we will visit one of the local bomas! You will get to see how the Maasai families are organized and truly experience their daily activities and the women’s hard work. You can assist in fetching water or herding the cows like a real Maasai.
Optional available activities on this Day:
- Visit the Maasai market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
- Accommodation (Before ,during& After safari)
- Fluent English speaking guide
- All Airport Transfers
- Private 4X4 Safari Vehicle with opened roofed
- All park fee , crater Service fees
- Government Taxes
- Unlimited drinking Mineral water for entire safari etc.
- All excursions as seen in attachment.
- Maasai Spear throwing Competition
- Donkey Ride for kids at West Kilimanjaro
- All items of personal Nature
- Gratuity, (Tips)
- Traveling Insurances
- International flights
- Domestic flights