Iconic Parks of Tanzania & Rare Cultural Highlights

10 Days / 9 Nights Lake Eyasi with Ziwani Lodge including Ngorongoro & Serengeti

This itinerary offers both an incredible big five wildlife safari in two of Tanzania's iconic parks - Sergengeti & Ngorongoro - while also exploring truly authentic cultural experiences and meeting local communities.

Cultural highlights include learning to use a bow and arrow with the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe and Datoga tribes while based at the stunning new Ziwani Lodge; dancing with the Maasai during an "Orpul ceremony" for their young warriors; and experiencing what daily life is like in the traditional Tanzanian village of Mto wa mbu.

10 Days / 9 Nights Lake Eyasi with Ziwani Lodge including Ngorongoro & Serengeti - Map

Day 1 Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha
Day 2 - 3 Ziwani Lodge, Lake Eyasi
Day 4 - 6 Mysigio Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 7 - 9 Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende, Serengeti National Park
Day 10 Depart

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

After clearing with customs and Immigration formalities at the airport, you will be met by your driver guide for the short transfer to your Lodge.

Overnight: Rivertree Country Inn

Rivertree Country Inn

Day 2: Ziwani Lodge, Lake Eyasi

Drive Lake Eyasi via Mto wa mbu village for walk to see the way of life for local people, also they will have Local lunch before proceeding towards Lake Eyasi, arrive lake Eyasi clients will check in at Ziwani lodge and later evening will have walk to the lake Eyasi.

As the afternoon begins to end, you will walk back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Activities: Wayo Africa Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Overnight: Ziwani Lodge

Wayo Africa Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Day 3: Ziwani Lodge, Lake Eyasi

After breakfast, today you will depart with a packed lunch for a chance to visit the two interesting and remote group of people who inhabit the area - the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes.

Activities: The Wahadzabe tribe, the Datoga tribe, Hadzabe Experience

Overnight: Ziwani Lodge

Lake Eyasi

Day 4: Mysigio Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Breakfast drive to Ngorongoro via Karatu for visit a local primary school then proceed driving to Gibbs farm for lunch and proceed driving towards Ngorongoro, dinner and overnight at Mysigio Camp.

Activities: Karatu

Overnight: Mysigio Camp

Day 5: Mysigio Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Get up early to make the most out of your day in the Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world, measuring about 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area.

Return to your lodge before dusk, and in time to freshen up before dinner.

Activities: Ngorongoro Crater

Overnight: Mysigio Camp

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6: Mysigio Camp, Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Mysigio Camp has a plethora of activities available, most done in conjunction with the Maasai tribe living nearby in Mysigio Village.

  • Orpul Ceremony which is a traditional Maasai ceremony for young warriors. If you have ever wondered what roasted goat tastes like, or how the Maasai cure sickness with natural remedies your questions will be answered here. Medicinal soup and roasted goat will be on offer to try.
  • Maasai dancing with the warriors and young girls of the village. The mesmerizing throaty voice of the Maasai combined with their jumping is a wondering sight.
  • Visit to the Maasai boma to see the traditional life
  • Short, half or full day walks with a ranger and Maasai escort can be arranged from Mysigio Camp. Whether it is a short stroll or hefty hike, Ngorongoro is extremely picturesque and is an enjoyable place to get out of the vehicle to stretch the legs.
Return to your lodge before dusk, and in time to freshen up before dinner.

Activities: Mysigio Camp

Mysigio Camp in Karatu

Day 7: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende, Serengeti National Park

After breakfast and check out, depart to the Serengeti with a packed lunch. On arrival into the park, game drive towards your camp.

As the afternoon begins to end, you will make your way towards your camp. On arrival you will be assisted with check in and shown your tent.

Activities: Serengeti National Park

Overnight: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende

Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende, Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day, with morning and evening games drives in Serengeti National Park. Enjoy quiet evenings by the camp fire and the exclusivity of absolute comfort combined with the authenticity of a night spent in the African bush, an extraordinary experience for all nature lovers.

Overnight: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende

Day 9: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende, Serengeti National Park

As the sun rises on your second day in the Serengeti, make the most of the game viewing. Order a picnic breakfast or lunch and head out into the bush and spend the day looking for game while enjoying the magic that this park has to offer. Later back at camp dinner is served and evening drinks by the camp fire is the perfect way to discuss the day’s events.

Overnight: Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende

Camp Zebra

Day 10: End of Itinerary

Breakfast drive to the airstrip for schedule flight to Arusha, lunch at Shanga Later drop off Kilimanjaro International airport for the flight back home.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Rivertree Country Inn,
Arusha

 

Day 2 - 3:

Ziwani Lodge,
Lake Eyasi

 

Day 4 - 6:

Mysigio Camp,
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

Day 7 - 9:

Camp Zebra – Ndutu or Kogatende,
Serengeti National Park