Tanzania has a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures with a staggering 127 different ethnic groups and more than 130 different languages. The vitality of their traditions is expressed in everything from ornate ceremonial attire to pulsating dance rhythms, refined artistry and community spirit. In particular, two of these ethnic groups stand out against the rest for their energy and distinctiveness. These are the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers in the Lake Eyasi area and the colorful Maasai pastoralist tribe residing in the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Our cultural tours enable you to experience the ways of life of the various tribes present in Tanzania and to immerse yourself in their cultures and traditions. Our tours give you a chance to learn about the awe-inspiring oral traditions of these fascinating tribes, hunt with the highly skilled Hadzabe men, share experiences with the locals and establish new friendships. Let us take you on an unforgettable cultural experience.
5 Day Cultural Tour of Olpopongi Village, Lake Eyasi, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara
Day 1: Morning transfer from your hotel in Moshi, the Weru Weru River Lodge, to Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand where you can experience the unique cultures and traditions of the Maasai people. Wildlife can also be seen in the area. Overnight at Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village.
Day 2: Depart Olpopongi Maasai Cultural village in the morning and transfer to Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind, with game drive en route. After your visit to Olduvai Gorge you will then be transferred to your place of accommodation. Accommodation options:
Up market – Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Mid range – Overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Budget -Overnight at Simba Campsite
Day 3: You will descend to the Ngorongoro crater in the morning for game viewing. After your game drive you will be transferred to Lake Eyasi where you will spend the night. Accommodation options:
Up market – Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
Mid range -Tindiga Tented Camp
Budget – Nyika Campsite
Day 4: Depart Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp very early in the morning and transfer to a Hadzabe village where you will go hunting with the Hadzabe hunters. After your exciting primal hunting experience with the Hadzabe people, you will pass by the shores of Lake Eyasi to watch the flamingoes as you head to Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight. Accommodation options:
Up market – Lake Manyara Hotel
Mid range – Ahsante Karatu Tented Camp
Budget – Twiga Campsite
Day 5: Depart Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge in the morning then transfer to Lake Manyara National Park where you will spend the day game viewing. After your game drive, you will be transferred back to Moshi in the afternoon where you will spend the night. Accommodation options:
Up market – Weru Weru River Lodge
Mid range – Leopard Hotel
Budget – Honey Badger Campsite