It’s Time for Africa —“Kuwa Huru Tanzania Adventures Ltd is Premier Outfitters for Kilimanjaro trekking, wildlife adventures, cultural tourism, walking safari, wildebeest migration and historical sites visits. The company providing quality adventure for individuals, families, groups & conferences for local and international visitors at affordable prices
Day 1: Arriving to Arusha
On your arrival at Arusha airport our representative will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, the soon as you see him the adventure begins you’ll overnight at Green Mountain Hotel, After Check in to hotel and you’ll be taken to Town tour and shopping, you will have your hot lunch in one of the best restaurant in town you’ll be Buck in your Hotel late afternoon for a short briefing, and prepare yourself for amazing adventure.
Day 2: Culture tour – Visiting Had-zabe Tribe
An early pick from your hotel at 06.00am, our three to four-hour drive will enough for to reach Had-zabe Territory at Lake Eyasi, Lake Eyasi located south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania, is one of several lakes on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The southwest flank of Ngorongoro Volcano drains into the northeast end of the lake.
The lake is generally rectangular, except the indented southeast side, which appears to be shallower because sediment has filled in the shore. Most of the former shoreline can be identified by the colour change around the fairly steep embanked perimeter of the lake. Seasonal water level fluctuations in the lake are dramatic, perhaps indicating that Lake Eyasi is relatively shallow even during periods of maximum water
The Bushman Tribe
The Bushman (also known as the Wahadzabe tribe) still maintains their traditional hunter-gatherer way of life.
A visit to the village will be led by a local guide who will describe their lifestyle. The Bushman will make fire from sticks and will show you their very few belongings. They will take you on a simulated hunt in the area with their bows and arrows, and visitors can try a little target practice. The visit concludes with a traditional singing and dancing.
In the rainy season, they live in caves, and in the dry season, they live in the trees and bushes. Homes are marked by upright sticks in a semi-circle. Beds and floor mats are hides from kudu and impala.
The men hunt for wild animals and birds with bows and arrows. There are different arrows for different types of animals. Poisoned arrows are used for large animals. They also eat honey, tubers out of the ground, and fruits from the Baobab tree. In the dry season, they must dig down in the dry river bed to find water.
Men and women socialize in very separate groups. Small children and babies stay with the women and boys of 7 and older group with the men.
The Bushman is monogamous. The dowry to get married to a woman is 2 big baboons and many liters of honey.
Men wear shorts and animal hides. Women wear colorful cloths wrapped around them. Jewelry is made from beads, porcupine quills, fur, and hide.
Arrows and jewelry can be purchased from them with TZ shillings or traded (baseball hats, etc.).
Afrer enjoying the all the activities with Hadzabe Tribe, and Datooga we will return to Karatu town at Marera Valley Lodge Karatu for Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro High land to Serengeti National Park
After having your breakfast you’ll depart for Serengeti national park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Ngorongoro conservation area while having a game viewing on route to Serengeti National park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species enjoying the evening game drive towards the Lodge for dinner and over night at Serengeti Wildebeest camp
Day 4: Serengeti national Park – Wildebeest Migration Tracking:
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest.
The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction, around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass.
This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Day 5: Game drive Serengeti to Ngorongoro High land
We have another day of exploring the Serengeti National Park before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, This morning we have an early breakfast, pick up our lunch boxes before departure then proceed for the early morning game drive, this morning game drive is very important as you will be able to witness the early morning kills from the big five.
We will go ahead with game drives throughout the afternoon in the endless plains spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this National Park is so famous. You will reach Ngorongoro in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight at the lodge located in the slopes of the crater rim close to Ngorongoro gate Rhino Lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Town
After an early breakfast depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, with your packed lunch, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation entry gate. Drive on and descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) into the crater floor for a day game drive, Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open Savannah where the lions hunt for food.
Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos.
This truly world-class attraction is also known as the ’8th Wonder of the World’ finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater.
In the late afternoon after a picnic lunch, we start going out of the crater with game drive towards Arusha. On our way to arusha we will pass by Maasai boma for few minutes to learn their culture, and if you wish you can sing and Dance with them just to have fun, to make your trip unforgettable (OPTIONAL) Dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Hotel
Day 7: Arusha Snake Park Tours to Zanzibar Island Beach
Today you will have your breakfast at around 08:00am, before we leave Arusha town we pay a visit to Meserani Snake Park
The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. Traveler to Meserani Snake Park can feed baboons, hold wild tortoises and get up close with dozens of slithering snakes. Expert guides explain the difference between each of the species protected at Meserani and explore the necessary steps to protect people from their poison.
The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders and many more. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake. Check out the 3m plus crocodiles at feeding time and touch a baby crocodile.
In addition to lethal black mamba, spitting cobras and the impressive African python, Meserani Snake Park is also home to monitor lizards, crocodiles and other reptiles. Travelers can wander the grounds, explore the exhibits, and even venture to the nearby clinic that provides free medical services to the Maasai people. A popular cultural museum offers an opportunity to learn more about this iconic culture and
You can also enjoy your personal Maasai guide who will take you on a spectacular tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum, to jumping on a camel and going on safari to the local village. The festive Snake Park Bar is a perfect spot to sip a cool drink and catch some serious shade after a day under the African sun
After that scary and unforgettable moment we will have our Lunch Then drive straight to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar
On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport you’ll be personally met and escorted by our driver-guide to the fashionable Hotel in Stone Town. Dinner and overnight at Tembo Hotel Zanzibar
Day 8: Prison Island
After Breakfast at Zanzibar Island we take a boat trip to Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 5.6 km northwest of Stone Town, Ungula, and Zanzibar. The island is around 800m long and 230m wide at its broadest point The Island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine.
The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination.
More recently, the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises’ now it is more commonly known as a home of Zanzibar’s Giant Aldabran Tortoise colony, some of which are over a hundred years old! Which was originally a gift from the British Governor of the Seychelles in the late 19th Century.
Once on the island, you have the opportunity to feed and pet the tortoises; if you have time you may also like to take a stroll through the forested interior where you will see a wide variety of birds, colorful peacocks, bats, and beautiful butterflies. Keep your eyes peeled too for the shy and elusive Duikers – an unusual tiny antelope species after prison tour the boat will drive you back to Stone Town, Dinner and overnight at Tembo Hotel Zanzibar
Day 9: Jozani Forest and Spice Farms Tour.
The forest is 2,512 hectares (6,207 acres) in size and was declared a nature reserve in the 1960′s. Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys and even harder to spot – Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey, a very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar.
Along with Red Colubus Monkeys you can expect to see Bush baby, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the red colubus monkey. Wonderful photo opportunities and sightings of these rare creatures living in the forest reserves are possible on the pathways. Our guides are also naturalists and nature lovers will have a wonderful time in the nature reserve.
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Tour takes you to on organic farm with wide variety of plants around the year. You don’t just see, you also touch, smell and taste.
Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India.
This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used.
You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges. After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). Dinner and overnight at Tembo Hotel Zanzibar
Day 10: Full Day Stone Town Tour
After our well deserved breakfast your guide will take you for the walking tour in Stone Town, which is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its winding alleys, bustling bazaars, sultan’s palace, mosques, House of Wonders, Portuguese fort and gardens and the extravagant merchants’ houses with their remarkably ornate doors, Dinner and overnight at Tembo Hotel Zanzibar
Day 11: Nungwi Beach Cultural Tour
Nungwi is a village at the northern end of the Tanzanian island of Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar. It’s known for the wide, palm-lined, Discover how the local people live and enjoy the beach, enjoy a cultural village tour, and enjoy the rest of the day’s free time by sightseeing, shopping or relaxing on the white sand beach of the north. Visit a busy fish market in the Morning Hours – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other large fish for sale. Watch local fishermen wade out to the edge of the coral reef to catch some different sea creatures including squid, octopus, puffer fish and etc.
Day 12 – 13: Nungwi Beach Leisure days:
Spending time relaxing on the beach is great. But, if you are getting restless, there are many things to do around Nungwi. It is safe to walk around and Nungwi is quite a big village to explore. When tide is low, you can even visit Kendwa beach, located 20 minutes walk along the beach.
Every day at around 16:30 to 18:30 you can enjoy a sunset cruise organized locally, the local guys will entertain you with some drums and songs. It’s the perfect way to finish your day.
Day 14: Departure Day Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam
After your Breakfast pack your thing ready for transfer to Stone town, Depending on your boat departure time, before you say bye bye to Zanzibar, you’ll have some few minutes for last shopping at stone town. Then from stone town is just a walking distance to the port to take your Boat buck to Dar es Salaam, to catch your flight to Home, Don’t forget to come Buck.
And this day will be the End of our Tour for this year – – Hope to see you Again next Year.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the Arusha Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- All meals whist on safari
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- 3 liter water on a daily basis
- Emergence evacuation covers 4days
- All transfers while in Zanzibar.
- All tours & excursion
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Walking Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland $20
- All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver – guide (recommended)
- Strong drinks
- Laundry services