• 2 Days from
    $190 p/p in USD
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    Year Round

Bush and Forest Explorer African Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda



Tour Type

Tour Type


Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Tanzania has more than 120 tribes, each with its own language, and some which still practice their forefather’s traditions. Experience the life of two tribes on this cultural safari: the Hadzabe hunter gathers and the Datoga pastoralists. At Mto wa Mbu Cultural Village activities included a farm and village tour, visiting a Maasai boma, local lunch and waterfall tour.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Cultural Safari
  • You will visit:
    Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, Mto Wa Mbu
  • Activities:
    Walking Safari, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha region
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 150 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Transport
  • Services of a guide
  • Park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Accommodation before and after the safari
  • Any other activities after departure


Day by Day Overview

After breakfast, proceed for Hadzabe and Datoga local activities (with packed lunch or returning for lunch.) Start at Mang’Ola village with half day bushman activities which includes hunting with bushmen and experiencing the ancient weapons methods used by Datoga. The Hadzabe hunter gathers are perhaps the most interesting of all the Tanzanian people. They eschew most ‘civilized comfort’ and don’t build huts, preferring rudimentary shelters of natural vegetation, caves or even in trees, like baboons whose meat they praise more than any other. They also use powerful longbows and professional arrows to bring down game as large as elephant and buffalo. The Datoga are pastoralists, the blacksmith is good at making local weapons such as spears and arrows. Their girls look beautiful dressed in traditional beaded leather. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

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After breakfast, proceed to Mto wa Mbu, a small village based on agricultural and tourism activities with about 120 ethnic tribes who are living in peace and harmony. Your half day tour includes seeing the banana plantation and rice fields, visiting a local market and Maasai boma visits. Enjoy a Masai welcome dance followed by introduction to a leader of the family. Learn about their history and traditions such as beads work, how they live in boma huts (take a sneak peek), weaving and learn the meaning of the colour of beads they use as well as the herbal trees that Maasai use as an aphrodisiac. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Rift Valley Cultural – Mto wa Mbu and later proceed to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

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