Tanzania safaris, wildlife of the Maasai

“This is a chance to deeply explore northern Tanzania, with game drives, walks with the Maasai, three national parks and nights in lodges and a camp.”


Tarangire National Park | Lake Manyara National Park | game drives | climb the Great Rift Valley escarpment | ethnobotanical walk with Maasai guide | visit an Iraqw village | explore Ngorongoro Crater | Lerai Forest | Olduvai Gorge | Serengeti National Park game drives

Description of Tanzania safaris, wildlife of the Maasai

This Tanzania safari, wildlife of the Maasai holiday, makes the most of the huge variety of habitats and wildlife found in northern Tanzania. This 10 day tailor made trip is a chance to see and feel the real Africa, combining lodge stays and two nights under canvas in a small, intimate safari camp. Meet the Maasai as companions and guides on walks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy privacy and freedom in an area with abundant wildlife.

Afterward enjoying Tanzania, you might like to add an extension on, and head to Zanzibar or one of the other Indian Ocean islands for some time relaxing on the beach. Just ask and we can help you with this.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:On arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport you'll be met and escorted by our driver-guide to the fashionable Arusha Hotel where you spend the night.
Day 2:Drive in comfort to Tarangire National Park to your camp just outside the park boundary. After a relaxing lunch, we’ll enter head off for game viewing in the national park, famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life including endemic species. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge.
Day 3:After breakfast you have a full day’s game drive with picnic lunch. This is a large park with a dense population of animals, and particularly large herds of elephants much of the year, especially in the dry season from around July to October.
Day 4:Drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The Park is best known for its tree climbing lions (sadly rarely seen up trees!) and many elephants, but you are also likely to encounter buffalo, primates and astounding bird life. After a picnic lunch you continue game-viewing. Return as the sun sets behind the distant highlands and climb the Great Rift Valley escarpment to Kirurumu Manyara Lodge on its edge for a relaxing dinner and overnight.
Day 5:This morning, take an ethnobotanical walk with a Maasai guide plus visit an Iraqw village. After breakfast, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, ascending to the rim on the descent road of the Crater some 2,000 feet below. Tour the Lerai Forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black-maned lion. Ascend the crater rim at dusk through verdant montane forest for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 6:Morning game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, followed by lunch back at Ngorongoro Serena. In the afternoon you head out to the rolling hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands to meet a Maasai chief, who guides you around the nearby bomas and on an afternoons walk in the surrounding area. In the late afternoon, head back to Serena Lodge.
Day 7:In the morning you depart for the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge to visit the interesting museum at this world-famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early two million year-old human ancestors. Continue on a game drive through the vast Serengeti National Park to the Kirurumu Serengeti Camp for lunch. In the afternoon, head out for game drives before returning to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8-9:Full day game drives in the Serengeti, home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on earth. Non-migratory species include large prides of lions, solitary leopards, cheetah and graceful impala. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of open plains, punctuated by kopjes, rock formations that have survived from the Pre-Cambrian period, and open woodlands. After a sumptuous dinner, relax by the campfire, under a canopy of stars. Overnight at the Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.
Day 10:After breakfast, transfer to Seronera airstrip to connect with your return flight to Arusha. On arrival, there will be time for some shopping/browsing and a dayroom will be available before being transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the return international flight.

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2019: 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec, 17 Dec, 31 Dec
Holiday type

Tailor made holidays

This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and postcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tanzania safaris, wildlife of the Maasai

Ngorongoro Highlands Trek: This trek is organised in cooperation with the members of a local Maasai village at the foot of Mount Makarot. This community benefits from each visitor as they provide guiding services, plus donkeys for carrying equipment where necessary. Specific boma visits are arranged at extra cost.

Flights are automatically carbon offset through The Travel Forest, which plants 10 indigenous trees on your behalf (currently in Malawi). Whilst the primary motivation for planting the trees is to offset carbon emissions, the project also works as a poverty alleviation and environmental improvement scheme.

1 Reviews of Tanzania safaris, wildlife of the Maasai

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Going out every day on a game drive or boat not knowing if or what you may see. Also we enjoyed speaking to the Maasai that escorted us back and forth to our lodge - we will never have the chance to have the insight into their world again.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We found that the all day drive gave us the best opportunity for seeing the animals. Also we didn't expect the days to be so planned out but it worked really well.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent Excellent Excellent

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