- Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
- Duration; 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Lodging; Camping
- Group Size; Minimum 2
- Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Simanjiro Community Wilderness Area
- Depart Arusha and drive south on dirt roads with your guide in a 4x4 vehicle onto the Maasai steppe and into the Simanjiro community wilderness area.
- The journey takes around half a day, and you'll pass through rural farmland becoming pastoralist rangelands the further south you drive.
- You'll stop for a picnic lunch in a shady spot on the Simanjrio plains, which, in February and March, is filled with calving wildebeest and zebra.
- This afternoon, you can visit a Maasai boma with your guide, getting your first insights into Maasai life and traditions.
- These visits are structured but not staged and happen only once or twice per year so are truly authentic.
- Arrive in the late afternoon at your fly camp, with time to relax and shower before sundowners and dinner served under the African stars
- Meals: Full board
- Accommodation: Simanjiro fly camp
Day 2: Simanjiro Community Wilderness Area
- After breakfast, there is the option for active types to hike up the Oldonyo Sambu Mountain, with a bit of rock scrambling to reach the summit and spectacular 360º views of the Simanjiro plains and the wider Tarangire ecosystem as your reward.
- Alternatively, set off on a walk from camp with the local Maasai and your expert walking guide to get acquainted.
- You'll get to learn about the Maasai culture and the medicinal uses of various plants while enjoying the freedom of walking in the savannah.
- In the evening, you'll have a traditional olpul style roasted goat ("nyama choma"), with guests encouraged to join and help in the preparation.
- Depending on the mood, the Maasai often encourage dancing around the fire with guests after dinner
- Meals: Full board
- Accommodation: Simanjiro fly camp
Day 4: Lakes and Caldera Safari ends
- Depart your fly camp and the Maasai communities this morning, travelling by 4x4 vehicle with your guide to the eastern entrance of Tarangire National Park.
- Once you enter the park, you'll enjoy a game drive, particularly in the wildlife-rich Silale Swamp region.
- Arrive at Oliver's in the heart of Tarangire in time for lunch.
- Meals: Breakfast
From US$ 1 640.00 per person
The Above Rates should be used as a guideline only.
- Above rates are based on 4x people travelling together
- All rates are subject to availability
- Rates may vary according to season
- Lodging may change depending on your budget
- All rates may change without notice
- Single supplement may apply
- All meals and house drinks
- Private fly camp
- Guided walks with the Maasai and a fully qualified walking safari guide
- All relevant concession and bed night fees
- Private 4x4 transfers starting at Arusha and ending at Oliver’s Camp
- Local and international flights
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Additional excludes not listed will be available on enquiry
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