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Optional Activities While on Tanzania Wildlife Safari

A Tanzania holiday is a dream come true and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of our clients. We understand that every traveler is different and we are proud to offer a range of optional activities to enhance your safari experience. please note all activities are subject to availability and price are subject to change and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. we use a variety of different, specialist travel partners who can offer these activities.

Tarangire National Park Night Game Drive

Tarangire is another world altogether, Witness the landscape waxed in a silver moonlight as giant elephants make their way into and out of the shadow, and be sure to keep an eye out for eyes shining back at you from the spotlight. this night safari will give you an entirely different perspective of the park and wildlife.

For logistics reasons we must book accommodation located inside the Tarangire National Park, Alternative accommodation additional accommodation charges may apply. please note, that this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 15.
Night game drive program: Your game drive starts around 20: and you will finish and return to your lodge around 22:30.

Cost: Night Game Drive in Tarangire National Park -$170 per person.

Lake Manyara National Park Night Game Drive

Lake Manyara National Park is the ideal location for a night game drive because of its many ecosystems. it is said to have 11 different systems: The area melting pot for all types of animals and plants- with the lake, the rift valley cliff, ground water forest, and Ngorongoro Highlands all close by. Experience w whole new world of nocturnal animals inside the Lake Manyara National park as you drive into the thick ground- Water forest and continue toward the lake following the samba River to the Hippo pools. This night safari will give you an entirely different perspective of the dark and wildlife.

Keep your eyes, and hopefully, you will be lucky enough to spot genets, civet cats, and porcupines Easier to see will be the massive hippos happily foraging under a leafy on the roadside. Leopards often wander around the park and, even though a sighting cannot be guaranteed, there are frequent sightings of these beautiful beasts. Lion is often more active at night and this can be an opportunity to see these animals doing more than snoozing in the shade!

NOTE: For logistical reasons s we must book accommodation located at Manyara National Park, Mto wa mbu village, or nearby at high an escarpment with a breathtaking view of Lake Manyara, if your Accommodation is out of the appointed location alternative Additional accommodation charges may apply. please note, that this tour is not suitable for children below the age of 15.

Night game drive Program: Your game drive starts around 20:00 from where you head into the thick ground–water forest of the lake, Manyara.  from the forest you head down towards the lake following the samba river to the hippo pools. you will return to the forest and finally be back at the park gate around 2230hrs.

Cost: Night Game Drive In lakeM anyara National Park – $170 per person:

Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara

Walk among the treetop in lake Manyara and experience untouchable nature and wildlife from a unique perspective on Tanzania ‘s first treetop walkway, and at 370 meters, it is also one of Africa’s longest. it is an experience you’ll never forget.

Duration: Approx. 1hours

Cost: Treetop walkway in lake Manyara National Park – $45 per person.

Mto wa Mbu Village Tour

The bustling farming community of Mto wa Mbu, located between Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro, is home to around 18,000 people, spend half a day here with a knowledgeable local guide and you’ll discover a side of Tanzania that many visitors miss, Your guide is likely to be from the village itself so you will have an opportunity to see the community through the guide’s eyes. During your visit, you’ll get a good feel for the social side of the village –farms and the milling machines, the school, markets, and churches. Tours last around 2-3hrs but are flexible.

You may do some of the following: You may visit the village banana plantation, where the community grows more than 30 different varieties of bananas. as well as finding out how this staple fruit is grown, you’ll hear the different uses of the plant as a whole from food to materials for building and art.

You may visit a youth art project, and learn about the different planting styles and techniques. you can visit a wood workshop, where you can watch skilled members of the Makonde tribe carefully carving intricate figurines, masks, and household objects. They’ll show you the different types of wood and finishing and explain some of the historical and cultural meanings of the carvings. you can even have a go at doing some carving yourself! the artists are happy for you to ask questions and take photos.

You may visit a local ‘bar’ To try Mbege, the traditional banana and millet beer that is brewed and drunk mainly by the Chagga tribe. The process of making this brew is quite a labor-intensive and the beer is usually served in one large cup, which is passed around the ground by the group and refilled as needed.

Your will finished your tour in the bustling local market where you can wander around stalls selling fruits and vegetable stall, spices, and meat, your guide will stop and explain points of interest and allow you to try and smells a variety of foods, before riding to a mama’s house where you will feast on traditional Tanzania meal.

Please note: This is a half-day tour that runs in conjunction with a half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park

Cost: Mto Wa Mbu village Tour – $50 per person

Hadzabe & Datoga Tribe Visit

The Hadzabe bushmen live in and around lake Eyas just south of the Ngorongoro Highland. This region is also home to the Datoga and Mbulu Tribe, A cultural visit with the Hadzabe and Datoga is possible and they will show you how and where they live one of the oldest tribes in Africa the Hadzabe has consistently lived a hunter gatherer lifestyle without ever having to reassort to farming. The Dagota are skilled farmers and craftspeople who keep goats, sheep, donkeys, and chickens. However, cattle are by far their most important domestic animal. The meat, fat, blood, milk, hide, horns, tendons, and dung of every animal have either practical or ritual purposes.

Maasai Boma Visit

It is possible to visit one of several Maasai bomas during your safari. However these bomas are close to the main roads, and whilst you will meet Many Maasai, have a tour around their boma and have an opportunity to learn about their culture, some clients have feedback that the experience felt a little  uncomfortable During the visit, you will be encouraged to buy  some their jewelry/craft (this is by no means compulsory ). it is an inevitable option for our clients.  you are very welcome to visit, but we wanted to be open and transparent about the kind of experience you can currently expect. Tours last around 45Min-hours but are flexible.

Cost: Masai Boma visit – $50 per jeep.

Empakaai Crater Hike

In the Highland area of Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCA), there are some great opportunities for breaking up vehicle-based safari and stretching your legs. The stunning but relatively unknown Empakaai Crater lies some 40km northeast of its famous neighbor, the Ngorongoro crater.

From the moment you arrive at Empakaa, you will be treated to splendid view of the Empkaai Crater as well as a glimpse of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active Volcano. Then accompanied by an experienced guide and Ngorongoro conservation Authority ranger, it will be the 30-45minutes descent into the crater through the thick mountainous forest. Down on the crater floor, there’s superb birding around the lake, and the chance to see Flamingos as well as some big game like Buffalos, hyenas, and elephants.

A reasonable level of fitness is required and sturdy shoes are advisable.

Olduvai Gorge

Visit Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world for early Human evaluation. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans. here you will enjoy free time to discover the museum before continuing to the Serengeti.
Please note, that this tour is suitable to add for these who plan to visit Serengeti or staying overnight inside Ngorongoro Conservation

Cost: Olduvai Gorge -$45 per person

Balloon Safari

Hot Air Balloon invokes feelings of thrill, exhilaration, and trepidation. it is expensive but offers unrivaled views of the landscape and wildlife. Currently, it is possible to do a Balloon safari inside Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti National Park (south, Central, West, and North). We Normally use the specialist company please do visit their website for further information.

Serengeti Balloon Safari

The balloon experience starts before dawn. Depending on your camp’s location, you will be collected as early as 4:00 a.m. and taken to the balloon launch site. As the balloon’s huge envelope is filled by fans powered by a mobile generator, you will be briefed on safety precautions and what you are likely to see. Finally, with the balloons still safety tethered, you climb aboard at about 06:30, just as the sun is about to break above the horizon. The basket is quite deep, with a compartment and rails to grasp for safety and to brace yourself. When everyone is on board, the pilot starts the burner, the balloon is released and you lift off.

For the next hour (flight times vary from 50-70 minutes) you drift above the plains with the winds tracked by the ground crew in their vehicle. Depending on conditions you may fly high over the forest peering into vultures’ nets and watching baboons walking in their treetop roosts, or swoop just a few meters above the dew-covered grass as zebra and antelope scatter. skilled pilots can follow the stream to glide just yards above snorting hippos or pride of lions drinking water and skim the savannah how enough to capture aerial wildlife photos for much of the flight, you’ll soar like a tawny eagle trough the dawning landscape as the sun transforms from a burnished orb on the shadowy horizon to brilliant disc above the plains. you may have other balloons accompanying your flight.

Landings vary

As you descend, the balloon may drag the basket onto its side, leaving the passengers grasping the rails in a giggling cluster of arms and legs: or if the breeze is kind your pilot may execute the perfect finish setting the basket upright onto the suitable ground as the balloons collapse neatly to one side.
A full bush breakfast will be waiting for you land with photos and certificates as a part of the fun
You’ll continue your day with game drives and other activities, depending on what you’ve planned with your guide.

Please note, that this activity is not suitable for children under the age of 7.

Cost: Balloons safari cost – USD 590 per person.

Add Beverage Package-$30 per person: add beer and wine to your safari. please note this package is not available to clients below the age of 18yrs.

Add dinner in Moshi/Arusha-$30 per person. add dinner in Arusha on the night before and after at your Hotel.

Day tours

We offer Arusha city Tours (Half or full-day tours) Chemka Hot spring, Kilimanjaro day hike, Materuni Waterfalls, Marangu village and night Tour with Dinner. Please follow the link Tanzania Day Tour.

Walking safari in Arusha National park

Walk at the foot of Mt. Meru and see all the different species of animal.
Tour Details: In Arusha National Park, you can go on a walking safari. This is a walk at the foot of Mount Meru under the guidance of a park ranger. During the hike, you may have the chance to see different species of animals, such as monkeys, Buffaloes, Zebras, and many species of tropical birds. Depending on your wishes and working speed, this takes about an hour and a half. you will have lunch in the park after your hike is over.
This activity is recommended in combination with a day planned in Arusha National Park as it involves a parking fee and other additional costs.

Please ask us for detailed tour descriptions and prices for Day tours