TANZANIA Tribal peoples and wild nature

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Trip Duration Days - 15 Days

TANZANIA Tribal peoples and wild nature

Price Starts from € 2820

GUIDE
Aníbal Bueno, ethno-photographer specialized in African ethnic minorities.

TRAVEL APPROACH
Route designed to discover the last traditional ethnic groups of Tanzania, concentrated in the north-central region of the country. We will travel by minibus with cook and local guides who will serve as translators in the tribes. Much of the tour will camp.
Individual supplement: € 170
Group of 10 travelers.
 
 
THE PRICE INCLUDES
• International flights with air taxes
• All transfers
• Transportation by minibus
• Spanish ethno-photographer guide
• Local guide
• Meal plan according to itinerary. AD = Accommodation with Breakfast, MP = Half Board, PC = Full Board
• 2 bottles of mineral water of 1.5 liters per day, per person
• Accommodation according to itinerary
• Camping material (except the sleeping bag)
• Cook during the camping days
• Entrance fees to the places detailed in the itinerary (natural parks, towns, etc.)
• Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
• Basic travel insurance (does not include cancellation). The insurance company offers extensions to the included basic insurance that cover cancellation. Check price and conditions.
 
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Meals not specified in the itinerary
• Drinks at meals
• Visa and management
• Tips
• Payments for taking photographs in the tribes
• Ferry to Zanzibar and accommodation on the island if you decide to stay overnight
• Cancellation insurance
• Any service not indicated in the "includes" section
DAY 1 (SATURDAY 15 AUGUST): FLIGHT TO GIVE ES SALAM
Afternoon flight to Dar es Salama.

DAY 2 (SUNDAY AUGUST 16): DAR ES SALAM - BAGAMOYO (2H)
Arrival at Dar Es Salam airport where you will be greeted by the guide. Transfer to the neighboring town of Bagamoyo that has preserved the ancient Swahili flavor of the Indian Ocean coast and a large number of colonial buildings from the German era. Afternoon urban tour through the old part of what was the first Tanzanian capital. Accommodation at the Marynice Place Hotel or similar. AD

DAY 3 (MONDAY 17 AUGUST): BAGAMOYO - POBLADOS SWAHILI - BAGAMOYO
Breakfast. Day to explore this historic city, the central market, and the most popular neighborhoods. After the urban tour on foot, we will disembark in the minibus to a traditional Swahili fishing village to learn about aspects of this maritime culture whose language fuses Bantu, Arab, Portuguese and even Chinese elements. Traditional lunch based on fish and fruit and return to the hotel in the afternoon. Accommodation at the Marynice Place Hotel or similar. AD

DAY 4 (TUESDAY, 18 AUGUST): BAGAMOYO - HANDENI - ZIGULA TRIBE (4H30)
Breakfast. Farewell to the Swahili coast and immersion in the tribal interior of Tanzania. We will drive to the Handeni region, inhabited by the Bantu-speaking Zigula people and the Muslim and animist (traditional) religion. Few tourists reach the zigula villages and that is why we will camp with them to learn about their cultural and social reality. 200 years ago, many zigulas were captured by the Zanzibar Arabs to be transported as slaves to Oman. Some of them escaped and formed communities in Somalia. Tent accommodation. PC

DAY 5 (WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST): HANDENI - ARUSHA (7H)
Breakfast. Farewell to the zigulas and route to Arusha, capital of the Maasai people, Nilotic shepherds famous for their resistance to English colonization. On the way we will meet the first Maasai cow herders. It is always exciting to meet members of this proud and traditionalist tribe that refuses to lose their ancestral customs in the face of the pressures of the modern world. Late arrival to Arusha. Hotel accommodation and night tour of the center. Accommodation at the Hotel Arusha Backpackers or similar. MP (lunch)

DAYS 6 & 7 (THURSDAY 20 & FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST): ARUSHA - LAKE NATRON - MAASAI AND TEMI TRIBES
Breakfast. Route to the heart of the country of the Maasai. The Lake Natron region is one of the driest and hardest in the country. The most traditional Maasai clans and a Bantu minority live there, the temis or sonjos that imitate aspects of Maasai aesthetics but have preserved their own customs and identity. For two days we will live with these two fascinating towns. Tent accommodation. PC

DAY 8 (SATURDAY AUGUST 22): MAASAI AND TEMI TRIBES - KARATU
Breakfast. Farewell to the Maasai territory and route to the Lake Eyasi region. We will arrive in the afternoon to the town of Karatu, base to explore the territory of the Hadzabe, the last gathering and hunting people of East Africa. Accommodation at the Lilac Elevate Inn Hotel or similar. MP (lunch)

DAY 10 (SUNDAY 23 AUGUST): KARATU - MANGOLA - HADZABE TRIBE (2H)
Breakfast. Route to the area where the last hunters and gatherers of East Africa live. Full day with the Hadzabes learning aspects of their social organization and economy that will make us better understand the Paleolithic era when human societies had not yet domesticated animals or cereals and other vegetables to grow. Tent accommodation. PC

DAY 11 (MONDAY 24 AUGUST): HADZABE TRIBE - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (3H)
Breakfast. Farewell to the Hadzabes and route to the Tarangire National Park. Introduction to the African fauna of the great savannas. It is a less visited park than the famous Serengeti or Ngorongoro but it is not for that reason that there is less fauna. In fact, Tarangire houses one of the highest concentrations of elephants in East Africa. We will also be able to observe giraffes, zebras, antelopes of various types and lions. Day dedicated to African wildlife. Accommodation in tents near the park. PC

DAY 12 (TUESDAY 25 AUGUST): TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - DATOGA TRIBE - USANGI (6:30 AM)
Breakfast. We will move away from the wildest Tanzania to go back to the coast of the Indian Ocean. On the way we will visit a datoga town, an agro-livestock town famous for the facial scarifications that some of its members carry out around the eyes. After the visit and photographs, we will go to the Kilimanjaro region that houses the highest peak in Africa (5895 meters) and one of the last glaciers on the Continent. We will spend the night in the regional capital, Usangi with a pleasant climate. Accommodation at Guesthouse Pink Daisy Kilimanjaro or similar. MP (lunch)

DAY 13 (WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST): USANGI - DAR ES SALAM (8:30 AM)
Breakfast. We will leave the highlands of Kilimanjaro behind to arrive at the coast in the afternoon. Stops en route. Arrival in Dar Es Salam and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the Slow Leopard Hotel or similar. MP (lunch)

DAY 14 (THURSDAY 27 AUGUST): DAR ES SALAM
Breakfast. Day to explore the Tanzanian capital, its markets, old buildings and popular neighborhoods. Possibility of excursion (for free) to the Island of Zanzibar. The ferry ride costs around 35 USD and takes approximately 1 hour. It is advisable to take a tour of Stone Town, the old core of the old capital of the island and return to Dar the next day or that same afternoon. Accommodation at the Slow Leopard Hotel or similar. AD

DAY 15 (FRIDAY AUGUST 28): DAR ES SALAM - FLIGHT HOME
Breakfast. Last visits and shopping in the center of Dar. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport. I fly home. AD

DAY 16 (SATURDAY 29 AUGUST): ARRIVAL HOME

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Tanzania is an East African country famous for its extensive areas of wildlife. These include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the "big five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo and rhinoceroses), and Kilimanjaro National Park, where Africa's highest mountain is located. On the coast, the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arab influences, and Mafia, with a marine park with whale sharks and coral reefs, are located.