Tanzania vacation, The Rift and the Crater

“This short tailor made trip is a chance to explore Tanzania on foot, walking in the Rift Valley and Silela Forest, with a day in the Ngorongoro Crater, too.”


Private transfer from Kilimanjaro airport | Lake Manyara National Park | game drive and picnic | guided walk in Silela Forest | hike to upper Kitete | optional: ethno botanical guided walk | full day in Ngorongoro Crater | Arusha

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Departure information

This trip can be booked between December and March and adapted to your requirements as necessary.
Vacation type

Tailor made vacations

This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort. As this trip can be tailor made it would be helpful if you could you provide the following information: rough budget per person (stating with or without flights), your address and zipcode, contact phone number, preferred date of travel, length of trip, number of passengers, preferred countries and areas within those countries, specific interests & type of accommodation.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tanzania vacation, The Rift and the Crater

Silela Forest Reserve: There is an elephant migration route/corridor from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro which has been used for centuries. Population increases and poverty, leading to the pressure to turn to alternative land uses, threaten biodiversity and the corridors and dispersal zones that are integral part of the survival of national parks. This forest belongs to the Maasai village of Silela and they have set it aside for tourism, affording it special protection and making sure that it remains undisturbed for the elephants. In return a tourism project is bringing in an alternative income for them.

Kirurmu Tented Lodge: Kirurumu Tented Lodge is run on strict environmental principles. The lodge is also at the forefront of an initiative to set up the Kirurumu Gorge Conservation area, to help stop the degradation of the gorge, and help local villagers with an income and sustainable wood source.

Flights are automatically carbon offset through The Travel Forest, which plants 10 indigenous trees on your behalf (currently in northern Tanzania). Whilst the primary motivation for planting the trees is to offset carbon emissions, the project also works as a poverty alleviation and environmental improvement scheme.

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