13 Days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour

13 Days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour combine wildlife viewing safari and cultural encounters with the locals in Tanzania. The most destinations to visit during this 13 days Tanzania safari include Mount Kilimanjaro national park, Tarangire national park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti national park, Lake Natron and Lake Manyara national park. This 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour starts and ends in Moshi.

13 Days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour 

Highlights of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
  • Day 2: Community tour on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Day 3: Hike Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Day 4: Transfer to Tarangire national park
  • Day 5: Walking safari in Tarangire national park
  • Day 6: Cultural tour to Mto WA Mbu
  • Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti national park
  • Day 9: Full day in Serengeti national park
  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Natron
  • Day 11: Explore Lake Natron
  • Day 12: Cultural tour to Masai boma
  • Day 13: Return to Moshi for departures 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania: On day 1 of 13 days Tanzania tour, you will be met and picked up from the airport by our company representative in Tanzania who will brief you about this 13 days adventure as you drive to you lodge for check and spend your evening at leisure awaiting dinner and overnight rest.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Community tour on slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Community tour: After breakfast on day 2 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, head out for a tour to the small village of Uru where you will be able to visit coffee farms with an opportunity of learning different procedures in coffee production right from farming, harvesting, roasting, grinding and packing among others without forgetting to have yourself a served cup of freshly prepared coffee. You will enjoy your lunch with the locals and later on head to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Hike Mount Kilimanjaro

One day hike Mount Kilimanjaro: After breakfast on day 3 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, pack your lunch box and meet your safari driver for a transfer to Marangu gate where you will then be briefed and start to ascend up to Maundi crater with an enroute lunch at Mandara Hut situated at 800m above the sea level. This one day Mount Kilimanjaro hike will reward you with a stunning walk via rain forests while encountering with lots of fauna and flora species. After visiting the crater you will then descend back to the starting point where you will meet your safari driver and be returned to your lodge in Moshi for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Tarangire national park

Transfer to Tarangire national park: After breakfast on day 4 of 13 days Tanzania safari, check out of the lodge and embark on the drive to Tarangire national park a home the free grazing herds of elephants and other wildlife. You will be welcomed on an enroute game drive as you head to the lodge for check in and lunch then return to the park for the remaining hours of the day on a game drive.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Walking safari in Tarangire national park

Walking safari in Tarangire national park: After an early breakfast on day 5 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, head out for an early morning guided walk to explore different parts of the park on foot. After which you will return to your lodge for lunch and proceed with your adventure to the valley and also visit the children’s home before the sun goes down.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Cultural tour to Mto WA Mbu

Visit Mto WA Mbu: On day 6 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, meet a local guide from Mto WA Mbu tourism program to take you around on a guided walk to explore Lake Manyara and the rift valley escarpments where you will spot several wildlife species including primates, mammals, birds and many more. Return to the lodge for lunch and proceed with a cultural visit to the small village of Mto Wa Mbu where different people of different tribes co-exist thus be sure to interact with different tribes as well as learning some of their cultural practices.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater: After breakfast on day 7 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, proceed to Ngorongoro crater where you will spend a half day exploring the world’s largest caldera that acts as a habitat to several wildlife as well as the local Masai people that are seen grazing their cattle, goats, and sheep. There is also an option of visiting Olduvia gorge.

13 Days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour 
13 Days Tanzania wildlife safari

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti national park

Transfer to Serengeti national park: Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge on day 8 of 13 days Tanzania safari then check out of the lodge and enjoy an enroute game drive in Ngorongoro crater as you head to Serengeti national park one of the most visited savanna park in Tanzania due to the annual wildebeest migration and existence of pride of lions and Leopards in large numbers.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Full day in Serengeti national park

Full day excursion in Serengeti national park: Start day 9 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour with an early morning game drive then return to the lodge for breakfast, pack your lunch and return to the park to proceed with a full day wildlife viewing in the endless plains of Serengeti national park. You will as well view the mounds, kopjes and many other wildlife viewing spots that are well distributed with in the park.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Natron

Transfer to Lake Natron: Enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park on day 10 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour then check out of the lodge and enjoy an enroute game drive as you head to Lake Natron that is famously known as the breeding grounds for flamingo birds due to its water that is alkaline in form. While on Lake Natron, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of mount Ol Dointo Lengai one of the world’s most active volcano.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Explore Lake Natron

Full day exploration on Lake Natron: After breakfast on day 11 of 13 days of Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour, enjoy a walk along the shores of Lake Natron while watching several species of birds mostly flamingo birds and other wildlife that flock the lake. After that return to the lodge for lunch and spend your evening on a guide walk to visit the waterfall.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Lake Manyara national park – Cultural tour to Masai boma

Transfer to Lake Manyara national park: Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge on day 12 of 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari and Cultural tour then check out and embark on the drive to Lake Manyara national park with a stopover at Masai boma to learn more about the Masai culture where you will participate in some cultural practices like milking, and learn about traditions ways of milk preservation. Proceed your journey to Lake Manyara national park where you will spend your last overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Return to Moshi for departures

Departures: An early morning game is the best way to say bye to this 13 days Tanzania wildlife safari  Tanzania adventure where you will be able to spot some of the wildlife in the park with a possibility of spotting the tree climbing lions. Return to your lodge for breakfast then check out and head to Moshi for lunch and proceed to the airport for departures.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

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