Company : Green Light Ventures
Location : Northern Tanzania
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 2000 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)
Sustainable 12-day tour in Tanzania with a broad range of adventure and culture trips, including 3-day Serengeti Safari.
Delve deep into Tanzania’s rich culture and wildlife on this off-the-beaten track 12-day adventure tour. You will be expertly guided through some of the most exciting and fascinating places and experiences Tanzania has to offer. This broad and diverse experience takes you from bushcraft with the Maasai tribe, to swimming in hot springs, from wildlife treks up the Great Rift Valley waterfalls to game drives in the Serengeti.
This is the best way to tick off way more than the big five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) while experiencing rare adventures and cultural encounters in a unique way.
Join a small fun group of like-minded travellers and become part of a once in a lifetime experience. Travel in the most sustainable way with our specially designed trips that helps improve the environment not damage it, reduce waste and positively impact the communities we stay in.
Itinerary - Trip Highlights
Day 1 - Arusha - Town and market trips, coffee and banana plantation sustainability tours
Day 2 - Travel to the Great Rift Valley, wildlife spotting and cultural village tour.
Day 3 - Maasai Market and BBQ festivities.
Day 4 - Free to explore in the way you want, then later a trip up to the Rift Valley Escarpment to the waterfalls spotting wildlife as you go.
Day 5 - Manyara - Cyle ride through Lake Manyara National Park to Lake, spotting Hippos and Flamingos.
Day 6 - 8 - 3-day Serengeti National Park - game drive Safari, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Giraffe and loads more.
Day 9 - Deep in the Maasai Savannahs - Bushcraft and survival skills experience with Maasai tribe.
Day 10 – Mto Wa Mbu village - Local markets, Tanzanian cooking lessons and chill out in the Infinity pool over the Rift Valley with awesome view.
Day 11 – Manyara - Planting trees with Maasai Women in a valuable wildlife corridor.
Day 12 - Moshi - Swimming in the hot springs Oasis with BBQ and a cold soda or beer.
This is just a taste of the many things you'll do and see, read on below to find link to our full itinerary.
The duration of your trip you will stay in three very different but equally charming accommodations. 2 nights will be spent, 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end of your trip in Banana Farm Eco hostel in the Meru Mountains outside Arusha. With beautiful surroundings, modern Eco vibes, attractive bedrooms with private bathrooms you will fall in love with this place. You might share a room usually 2 to 4 per room.
You will spend 2 nights of your Serengeti safari experince camping in the Serengeti National Park, a truely amazing experience and on you will never forget.
For the remaining days of the trip, you will be staying in Mto Wa Mbu split between Sunbright camp and Migombani camp for a broad experience. Both contain a swimming pool with lush grounds, Migombani boasts an infinity pool with unbeatable views of Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. At Sunbright you will have a private or twin bed in a bush camp style permanent tent, just to give that all Safari African feel. At Migombani camp you will camp in style with our large comfortable tents.
All accommodations are safe, attractive. They provide hot showers and Wi-Fi, and contain bars, lounges and restaurant areas for full comfort and enjoyment.
23rd September - 4th Oct 2024
More Dates coming soon!
Includes all In-country costs:
Expert Leader and Guide, Accommodation, 3 delicious local meals a day, all in-country travel, all Safari and trips cost and fees included, donations to local community projects and tree planting costs.
For me this trip provided me the balance I wanted from my time in Africa. I was particularly attracted to the sustainability focus of the trip and found it interesting how the local community support the concept. I am so glad that I made the decision to go with green light ventures. The tour guides knowledge of the area and history was fantastic, and I always felt well looked after. The food available was varied and eating together was a nice way to reflect on the day just gone. I never felt alone despite travelling solo and that was very important to me.