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African Wildlife Safari

Highlights

  • Great follow-up tour after Kilimanjaro
  • Great stand-alone African experience
  • The highlights of Africa in just 5 days!
  • Classic African wildlife
  • Mix of luxurious camping and lodges
  • Maasai & Hadzabe cultural experience
  • 3 of Africa's most spectacular national parks

Description

Make the most of your time in Africa with a Cultural and Wildlife Safari tour that takes place after your trek to Kilimanjaro! 5 days in length and all-inclusive, our Safari tour is an opportunity to experience Africa's amazing wildlife and unique, colorful cultures.

Our Cultural and Wildlife Safari is unique and specifically designed as an add-on cultural and wildlife experience to supplement the Kilimanjaro Trek. It provides a rich cultural experience while visiting and camping with the Maasai tribe on the Simanjiro Plain. We immerse ourselves in the Maasai culture and learn their traditional ways of life. The following day we drive to Lake Eyasi, where we will visit with the hunter gatherer tribe, the Hadzabe. These are one of the only bushman tribes found in East Africa. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Datoga people, an adjacent tribe. The following days are for the animal lovers, we will drive to Serengeti National park and return for a game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. On day 5 we will transfer you back to Kilimanjaro International airport for your journey back home.
Join us for an unforgettable tour of one of the world's most amazing wildlife and cultural destinations! Call us at 888-966-TREK (8735) to learn more or book your spot today!
Click here to have a detailed PDF information packet emailed to you, or request a reservation today. You can also call us at 888-966-TREK.

 

Photos of this Trip

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

After a good night sleep and a hearty breakfast in Arusha, we will embark on a 3-hour drive to the town of Emboreeti for our Maasai cultural and village tour. Upon arrival we will be made a hot lunch by our chef and spend all afternoon with the Maasai, learning about their local customs and traditional ways of life. We will have dinner and camp at our Simanjiro campsite.


Day 2

We will wake up early this morning, have breakfast and depart camp by 7:30 am. We will drive to our accommodation for the night in Karatu. Upon arrival we will check into rooms, have showers and a hot lunch. After lunch we will depart to Lake Eyasi, where we will visit and hunt with the Hadzabe bushmen. After our experience with the Hadzabe, we will visit the Datoga tribe before driving back to our accommodation for the night.


Day 3

After breakfast we will depart for Serengeti National Park. We will have lunch at the park registration point and once we enter the park its game on!!! We will drive around and have opportunities to view Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, etc. We will continue on the game drive until sunset before going and checking into our tented lodge for the night.


Day 4

Today we will wake up before sunrise(4am) and depart out on our game drive. The morning is the best time to view Wildlife. After couple of hours on the game drive we will head back to our tented lodge for breakfast. We will then pack up and drive one last time through the Serengeti. We will have our packed lunch again at the registration station before departing to Ngorongoro crater. We will spend all afternoon driving through the crater and exit before 6 pm. After the game drive, we will drive to your accommodation for the evening.


Day 5

This morning we will have a leisurely start. We will sleep in and have breakfast before departing our accommodation. We will begin our drive back to Arusha today. There will be multiple stops for souvenirs along the way. We will stop for lunch in route and arrive back at our hotel in Arusha in the afternoon. You will have free time before our celebratory last dinner. Your guides will coordinate your delivery to Kilimanjaro International Airport. We hope you enjoy our custom Wildland Trekking Cultural and Wildlife Safari.


Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: extreme weather, political or bureacratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more.

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Access to our Adventure Consultant team 7 days a week
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on the day you depart
  • Lodging before and after the trekking portion of the trip at Kilimanjaro Resort
  • Luxury tent and lodging accommodations
  • All meals from breakfast on Day 1 through lunch on the last day of the tour
  • Professional, knowledgeable, certified guides (U.S.-based and local guides)
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and satellite phone
  • You will receive a Lifetime Hiking Membership entitling you, your spouse and kids to a lifetime discount of 10% off any Wildland Trekking hiking trip after your first one!

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Tanzania (to Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (strongly encouraged)
  • Clothes, raingear, and footwear
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-15% of trip cost)



Meals: What To Expect

Our African Wildlife Safari features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by your guides. Some meals are prepared "in the field" by our guides, and consist of local ingredients and fresh produce.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail mix, snacks, and dried fruits to eat at your own discretion.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you're interested in.


Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Satellite phone


What Gear To Bring

We ask that you supply a couple of gear items on your tour. These items are three 1-liter water bottles per person and basic items like sunscreen, bug repellent (where and when applicable), lip balm, and toiletries are also important. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.


What Clothes to Bring

Please refer to the trip packet for a recommended clothing list (we email you a detailed trip packet when you inquire and when you register). All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots (reliable brands include Montrail, Lowa, Merrell, Vasque, and Salomon), rain gear, and non-cotton and cotton clothing layers. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters.

NOTE: See the Packing Lists page for more detailed information on what clothes and gear to bring on your hiking tour. The trip packet you receive when you contact us will have the most accurate clothing and gear list for the tour you're interested in.

Trip Logistics

How do I Register?

Ready to register? Simply click here and complete the form to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you're ready to register we'll email you a link to a registration profile. You'll have 48 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit ($500).

Feel free to call us for more info - we're here 7 days a week!


Tanzanian Visa (Required)

To join this trip, guests must have a Tanzanian Visa no later than 2 months before the trip start date. Please visit the Tanzania-U.S. Embassy Website to apply for your visa.


Where Do We Meet?

If you're doing this tour as a stand-alone experience, and not hiking Kilimanjaro with us, it's best to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport the day before the tour begins. We will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (near Moshi, Tanzania) on Day 1 and transport you to the first nights' hotel, where we'll meet and prepare for our tour. Your guide will be in contact approximately 4 weeks before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.


Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. This trek is led by professional guides (U.S.-based and local) along with additional support staff. All of our guides are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT's, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We've developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and all tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-888-966-TREK (8735) for more information.

In the interest of your safety, it's important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip. We also recommend consulting with your physician before traveling abroad.


Guides

Your tour will be led by trained, experienced professionals (U.S.-based and local, click here to learn more) with solid guiding backgrounds, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.


Group Size and Age Restrictions

The standard group size on this hiking tour is 12 guests and 2-3 guides, with a minimum of 2 guests and 1-2 guides. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 888-966-TREK (8735) and we'll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:
  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis