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Discover Africa while creating Art!

Africa is stunning place to visit. Prepare to fall in love!

Learn about African art and culture, while expanding your artistic skills!

Experience Art & Nature, capture animals' movements and the colors of African sunsets while on safari!

Included - food, accommodation, transportation in Africa, art classes, park entrances, professional guide.

 

                                         12 Days / 11 Nights

                                                       (contact us for price)

                                        When:

                                       August 2- 13 2020*

                                                                          (*contact us for price or for different dates)

                                      

                              

                                                                 

                                                 

 

          Max: 10 people

The Art you will create during this trip will be exhibited as part of a Virtual Gallery on our Website.

Itinerary

Day 1:              Arrival, Planet Lodge, Arusha       

Arusha

 

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti. Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park. Built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate, Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from your safari.

 

 

 

Overnight: Planet Lodge

 

Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Their unique African village-styled accommodations offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature.

 

Included

 

Bed & Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 :              Planet Lodge, Arusha National Park 

        

After breakfast drive with lunch boxes to Arusha National Park for walking safari (Approx 1 to

4 hours walk).

With an area of 137 sq. km, Arusha National Park is one of the smaller and most beautiful National Parks in Tanzania. Situated only 37 km from Arusha town, the park is very popular for day trips. The Ngurdoto Crater, Momela Lakes, the highland montane forest, and the rugged Mount Meru (4575 m above sea level) are the four distinctive features of the park. Mt. Kilimanjaro, towering at 5895 m to the east, can be visible on clear days from many locations in the park. One of the unique attractions of the park is the opportunity to combine game drives and a nature walk in the many places where visitors can leave their safari vehicles and walk in the fresh air.

The most common animals found in this park are the Abyssinian black and white colobus monkeys, the Vervet monkeys, the red forest duikers, hippos, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, bushbucks and sometimes the leopard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional:Working on drawings of your photos, one on one in the lodge.

Overnight: Planet Lodge

Included

 

Full Board

 

Day 3:              Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Shanga & Tarangire National Park

After breakfast drive with lunch boxes we drive to Shanga.

Afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Shanga

http://www.shanga.org/

Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and homeware using recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into development of new products and further employment of disabled people.

30 min   Guided workshop tour with 'try' activities including glass blowing

 

 

 

Tarangire National Park

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south. Located just a few hours’ drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game-controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight:  Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park - home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Many can be seen around the lodge, allowing visitors a close encounter.

Included

 

Full Board

Day 4:      Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire National Park  

After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park

All meals and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

Overnight:  Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Sketching, drawing- wildlife, landscapes. : Working on your drawings, one on one in the lodge.

 

Included

 

Full Board

Day 5:       Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp, Lake Manyara National Park     

From Tarangire we travel a short distance to our next national park, Manyara.

We stop and visit a local artist before lunch.

After lunch we do a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara is dominated by the lake which is a soda lake. Due to its salinity it is inhabited by hundreds of thousands of flamingos. Manyara is also known for having over 400 bird species as well as Africa’s flagship species.

 

Overnight: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Somewhere in the middle of the rolling grasslands of Tanzania, against the dramatic angles of the Rift Valley Escarpment and the overlooking Lake Manyara stands The Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp. The 600 meter high golden Rift Valley Escarpment creates a crater on the edge of which the camp is located.

Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp is able to offer the most luxurious safari accommodations while remaining true to the natural element of the safari experience.

Included

 

Full Board

Day 6:       Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge, Lake Eyasi, Datoga Tribe

After breakfast drive to the Lake Eyasi.

Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania

Lunch at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

Afternoon Datoga tribe visit.

The Datoga, known as the Mang'ati in Swahili, are a pastoralist Nilotic people of Manyara Region, Arusha Region, Mara Region, and Singida Region of Tanzania. The traditional attire of Datoga women includes beautifully tanned and decorated leather dresses and coiled brass ornaments of every description. Yellow and light blue are the preferred colors of the beads they wear. Scarification of the face is not uncommon among women and girls.

 

Overnight:  Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

Located on a gentle slope, Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge offers stunning views over the seasonal soda lake and up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The décor blends elements from the surrounding landscape with modern comfort. The main Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge building features reception, lounge, bar, inside and outside dining, and a gift shop as well as an open air upper deck area. Our swimming pool offers a welcome and refreshing respite after a long and dusty safari. The lodge serves delicious and fresh continental cuisine and the friendly staff is delighted to see to our guest’s every need.

 

Included

Full board

Day 7:              Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Hadzabe, Serengeti National Park

 

After breakfast we go to visit Hadzabe tribe.

The Hadzabe tribe are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. Although the Hadza do not make rock art today, they consider several rock art sites within their territory, probably at least 2,000 years old, to have been created by their ancestors, and their oral history does not suggest they moved to Hadzaland from elsewhere

Later we will drive with lunch boxes to Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s premier national park at 9000 square miles. It is known for the great wildebeest migration which finds itself in the park from January – May as well as having the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino, and Cape buffalo) and over 500 bird species.

Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.

The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.

 

Day 8 & 9:              Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park

All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Photo safari all day. Sketching, drawing- wildlife, landscapes. : Working on your drawings, one on one in the lodge.

Day 10:             Ngorogoro Sopa Lodge, Maasai, Ngorogoro Crater

After breakfast drive with lunch boxes to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a crater tour.

Photo safari all day. In the morning we head back toward the Ngorongoro Highlands from the Central Serengeti. (Our first stop will be at the Maasai village-optional activity) Later we will be at the World Heritage Site and soon to be considered one of the next Seven Wonders of the World, Ngorongoro Crater. We game drive until the early evening when we must ascend the Crater ascent road and head toward our lodge.

Sketching, drawing- wildlife, landscapes: Working on your drawings, one on one in the lodge.

Overnight:  Ngorogoro Sopa Lodge

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Day 11:              Arusha, The Cultural Heritage Center

After breakfast drive to Arusha. We will go to visit cultural center.

Afternoon city tour.

http://www.culturalheritage.co.tz/

The Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. There is a curio shops, a jewelry boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain centre and outstanding commercial art gallery.

The Makonde is an art which is specialized in the Makonde tribe people. This art is passed from generation from father and son, and with the art skilled in the hand of the clan. Such art of the tribe that is holding a monopoly for the specializing in this art is what the Cultural Heritage Center has also to offer to their guests. They have many types of Makonde tree specimens carved out of a distinguished wood named "Ebony wood", that you can also possess ranging from a variety of small to large, a single piece to a fusion piece. Each of these is a wonder to see. 

We will experience together what this Center has to offer, after which we will have discussion and try to influence our art creations with what we have been expose to during this visit.

The only collection of its kind in the world, ranging from African antiques to contemporary painting and sculpture you will be dazzled by our assembly of art and artefacts.

Overnight: Planet Lodge

Included

 

Full Board

Day 12:              Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast drive to JRO for flight back home

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