In this vast country, where giants roam the savannahs, nature and ancient cultures are inextricably entwined. Mount Kilimanjaro looms regally over the land, the red African sun drops behind the Serengeti Plains, and the Ngorongoro Crater stands as a cauldron of wildlife and ancient civilisation.
To fully appreciate Tanzania, you must delve deep into its riches and complexities. Luxury Bound brings you exclusive access to special places usually restricted to visitors, allowing you to walk through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area after an exhilarating game drive, as you gain a deeper understanding of the people, and the wildlife, that call it home.
To walk this land is to see it through a different lens, to notice the smaller creatures and birds, to enter on foot into Masai villages and witness first-hand their traditions and their way of life. Discover how the encroachment of the modern world is affecting these ancient ways, and how they are adapting to these changes as you create authentic connections with the people who inhabit these ancestral lands.
MEET AN IRAQW TRIBE ELDER OR VISIT A MASAI VILLAGE
The fascinating, centuries-old traditions and ways of life are brought to life through the stories of Mzee Daniel Tewa, an elder of the Iraqw (pronounced Irow) tribe in his home on the Ngorongoro Highlands. His captivating voice will have you hanging on his every word as he regales stories filled with hunters, brides, warriors and family. Far from a rehearsed performance told to delight, this is authentic and spontaneous storytelling which draws you into his community and leaves you feeling a profound and moving connection to them. Another truly authentic experience is a visit to a Masai village that allows you to interact with the Masai as they go about their daily lives.
SOAR ACROSS THE SERENGETI ON A BALLOON SAFARI
As the sun rises across the Serengeti, stretching its long golden fingers across the plains and waking the herds, you can take to the silent skies and get a view shared only with the buzzards and eagles. From the gently swaying basket of a hot air balloon your view is unencumbered, the savannah stretching infinitely into the horizon and the animals moving slowly beneath. It is a rare and unique view of one of the most precious ecosystems on the planet.
LEARN TO COOK LIKE A TANZANIAN
Aromatic, colourful and cooked with passion, African dishes are a true sensory feast. On this insightful and immersive activity, you will head to Mto wa Mbu, a village at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, to learn how to create some of the region’s traditional dishes. The day starts in the bustle of the local market, where your chef will help you select beautiful, fresh ingredients. You’ll then be welcomed into her kitchen to learn new techniques and flavour-combinations, as well as cooking on a clay oven. With the meal ready, it will be time to sit together for a lunch of storytelling and merriment.
Tell your own Tanzanian tales, get in touch with Caroline today so that she can turn your dream trip into a reality. Call 1300 767 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.