Tanzania Wildlife Adventure & Remote Tribes

Rickson | World Tours & Safaris Tanzania
Explore the best of Tanzania on this 5-day adventure that offers you the chance to see some of Africa’s greatest wildlife while also visiting one of the few remaining bushmen tribes to walk the earth. The journey will cover the country’s Northern Safari Circuit, taking you to the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron. Search for the magnificent big five, traverse the ever changing landscapes and learn about the traditional ways of life of three of the country’s unique cultures that have been frozen in time. A private safari that promises to create memories to last a lifetime while being accompanied by a professional guide who will share his extensive knowledge of the country, culture & wildlife.
Private Tour
Culture and History
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron, Tanzania
5 days

What we'll do


Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park Distance: 120km, ETA: 2 hours Wildlife Viewing Time: 7 hours Activities: Game Drives

Airport Pick Up Included: We advise you arrive a day before or very early in the morning and start the tour on the same day.

We depart Arusha/ Airport at around 0730hrs to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is home to some dry-country antelope, such as the rare fringe-eared oryx and peculiar, long-necked gerenuk. The swampy areas in the south of the park offer some interesting wildlife viewing opportunities including wallowing elephants and buffalo, the Silale Swamp lion pride and sometimes wild dog. Big pythons can sometimes be found in trees when the swamps are drying up. You'll have lunch at the picnic site and proceed with game drives until around check out time. Drive to Karatu Town for overnight.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Distance: 50km, ETA: 1 hour Wildlife Viewing Time: 8 hours Activities: Game Drives

Descend very early morning after breakfast into the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. All the major safari animals occur in great numbers. The resident population of black rhino is a real treat, as rhino are very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania. The crater is also home to some very impressive elephant bulls with huge tusks. Lake Magadi often harbors large flocks of flamingo. You'll have lunch at the picnic site and proceed with game drives until around check out time. Drive to Karatu Town for overnight.

Day 3: Lake Eyasi (Bushmen & Blacksmith Experience) Distance: 50km, ETA: 1 hour Activities Time: 8 hours Activities: Cultural Experience

Very early in the morning we depart to the villages for a local hunting & gathering experience with Hadzabe (hunter-gatherer Bushmen) and Datoga (blacksmiths) tribes. The Bushmen rely on their foraging techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times very quiet, while they demonstrate their animal tracking skills and the use of locally made poisons in incapacitating their targets on which they depend for survival. We will later visit their homesteads, learn about their ways of life, medicinal plants and much more. Later in the evening we drive back to Karatu town.

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park & Maasai Village Experience Distance: 50km, ETA: 1 hour Activities Time: 5 hours Activities: Game Drives + Maasai Cultural Experience

Pick up from the lodge and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is known for its large elephant population. The big cats are present, but not seen that easily. The forest patch is home to habituated troops of olive baboon and blue monkey. Buffalo, giraffe and several antelope species are easily encountered on a drive. Enjoy game drives until around check out time. Visit an authentic Maasai village en-route to Lake Natron.

Day 5 Lake Natron - Arusha Distance: 280km, ETA: 5 hours Activities Time: 5 hours Activities: Scenic Walks + Hiking

A rough dusty yet scenic drive along the rift valley floor leads to the remote Maasai land that is rarely visited by the majority. Morning walk along the Lake Natron Area, spend a couple of hours exploring the shoreline photographing the many thousands of flamingos and other birds that frequent this soda lake. Later during the day visit the Engaresero waterfall, by hiking through the steep gorges that lead to this amazing waterfall where there is a plunge pool where you can swim. After a long day of exploring this remote land, start your journey back to your hotel in Arusha/ Airport.

Airport Drop Off Included: we advise you depart the day after the tour ends or on the same day in the evening.

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport/ Arusha Airport
  • Pick up from any hotel in Arusha/ Moshi

Good to know

Good to know

You need a visa to enter Tanzania. Most VISAs can be bought on arrival at the airports, borders & other ports of entry but can be a lengthy process. To apply Visa Online (

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What is included?

  • Midrange Lodges
  • Meals, water & soft drinks
  • Professional safari guide
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Land transport & transfers as per itinerary
  • All related government taxes & park fees
  • Customised 4×4 safari vehicle for game viewing

What is not included?

  • Flights & visas
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Optional activities: balloon safari, tour extensions
  • Personal expenses: tips, laundry, souvenirs

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


Tanzanian nature & conservation enthusiast with knowledge and experience in Wildlife Tourism. World Tours & Safaris Tanzania is a Tanzanian family owned travel company based in Arusha, Tanzania which has been specializing in quality tours and safaris at reasonable prices for more than 20 years now. We are the true experts when it comes to Tanzania, we arrange luxury and budget camping safaris as well as Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru climbs. Besides beautiful scenic Tanzania safaris and trekking tours, we organize relaxing beach holidays on the shores of the Indian Ocean on Tanzania’s Islands.

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