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Serengeti Safari
African Culture and Adventures Services
Cultural and Eco-tourism - Grassroots Experience
Nature Treks - Supreme Birding
Experience an exciting Serengeti safari in Africa's most famous National Park and its largest, at 14,762 sq. kilometers. See large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, and an annual wildebeest migration Other unforgettable trips take you to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Arusha National Park.
Whatever your main interests in visiting our beloved country, we will provide experiences you will always cherish. Our most popular specialties include
Serengeti Safaris - Cultural and Eco-tourism - Nature Treks - Education and Social Development Programs - Camel Safaris - The Ngurdoto and Maasai Bushland Development Program - Photo Shoots - Volunteer Opportunities
African Culture and Nature Treks Project specializes in attractions of the Culture and Eco-tourism programs - which are less frequented in the National Parks - to view culture and daily life of the local people living in the surrounding villages. 
In this area, tourists can explore the nature and beauty of the Country and interact with local people living within the local community. African Culture & Nature Treks Project has gained an enviable reputation and is recommended for its dependability and quality services since 1997.
See Tanzania not only from the window of a land-rover/land-cruiser or from the top of snow caped Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Meru, Ngorongoro, or the Serengeti, but interact with local people as well for a true understanding of the country and all it encompasses.

Situated just 30 kilometers south of Arusha National and joining the Arusha National Park, Ngurdoto is a diverse forested region conspicuous for its variety and abundance of birds, wildlife and butterflies. It's known to have the widest and largest range of birds in the Arusha region.

Tanzania Safari

Our safari holidays in Tanzania visit a vibrant and beautiful country with world-class parks. Safaris have been a way of life in Tanzania for decades; the country is blessed with the winning combination of both superb big game and stunning tropical beaches. You can fly from a Tanzania safari camp in the morning to an Indian Ocean beach for an afternoon swim.
Because the country is vast, it helps to think of Tanzania holidays falling into four broad areas: 

The famous "northern circuit' safaris; 
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara NP (Rift Valley), Tarangire NP

The wild parks of southern Tanzania; (usually "fly-in" safaris)
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha NP, Mikumi and Udzungwa NPs, 

The very remote safaris of western Tanzania; Katavi NP and Mahale Mountains NP

The beaches of the coast & islands. - Zanzibar- over 50 islands! 
For vacations in any of these areas, email us for suggestions and prices. 

Education and Social Development Programs
Walking Safari and More
The area is an important buffer to the Arusha and MT. Meru National Park which are significant reserves of both flora and fauna. People of the gentle Meru tribes have settled here, establishing homes and small farms throughout the forest.
Population and social development are putting increasing pressure on the natural environment so the Ngurdoto and Maasai Bush land Development Program has established. Its mission is to preserve the natural habitat and traditional culture while facilitating education and social development programs.
John Henry Ngowi has been appointed by the Tanzania Tourist Board the Coordinator of this program and percentage of all his activities is given back to the local community.

The Meru people of the Ngurdoto and Maasai bush land welcome visitors into their beautiful villages and forests to observe traditional Meru and Maasai culture within the forested surroundings, and small native farms.
Among the attractions is a volcanic vent known locally as the Supernatural well. It's in dense rain forest and abounds with the dragonflies. It's a reputed to be home of benevolent spirits.
We are welcome the bird watchers, insects, plants and magnificent views of the landscape viewing Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru and the edge of the natural forest.
Welcome to Ngurdoto village and Maasai semi-arid bush land which offers a walk through the beautiful dense forest to view a beautiful troops of black and white colobus monkeys, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and animals tracks e.g. buffalo, elephant baboons, dirk dirks, etc.
Hike to Sakila holy hill about 1500 meters to the summit, enjoying the beautiful landscape, including Mt. Meru and Oldonyolanda, the pyramid shaped Maasai hill which can be spotted from the summit.
A guided walk safari through the natural forest is a golden chance to enjoy the spectacular views of the Supernatural well, beautiful swamps, and the escarpment to view primates and birds and butterflies.
The northern circuit has several hides and observation points, allowing the clients to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the surroundings including the magnificent views of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro while trekking through the fields, swamps, plantation forest and natural forest.
Drive from Ngurdoto villages through Molmella lakes to Mkuru village at Maasai bush land to enjoying the camel rides and camel safari through the bush land through the bush land to Longido District

We have many suggestions for the best locals for your photo-shoot. Whether your main interest is birds, the "Big 5," landscape, reptiles, local colors and traditions, or all of the above, we have the best sites mapped out for you!
By D. Gordon E. Robertson (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons
Mr. John Henry Ngowi the founder, coordinator, and director of the Mountain-kings-African Culture & Safari program has established this combination of major attractions with more remote, cultural experiences for your greater understanding and appreciation of this cradle of civilization. You will be awed and experience the true heart of Africa and its people.

Arusha National Park is a gem park
Ngurdoto and Maasai bush land is a paradise and kingdom of birds and wild animals.
Climbing Adventures of a Lifetime!
Mt. Meru is located 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. At a height of 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft), it is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day. Because Mt. Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. (see sample itineraries HERE)
The majestic Mount Kilimanjaro-highest peak on the African continent and one of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents). Mt Kilimanjaro rises 5,895 meters or 19,340 feet above sea level. It is a dormant volcano. (see sample itineraries HERE)

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa
Just 32 km away from the town of Arusha is Arusha National Park which was described by Sir Julian Huxley as a "gem among other Parks."  It consists of three spectacular features: the Momela Lakes, Mt. Meru - and the Ngurdoto Crater.

The Park is famous for its 575 species of bird-life, both migrant and resident, and black and white colobus monkeys, the only place where you can see them in the northern circuit.
On clear days magnificent views of Kilimanjaro can be seen.

Tourist attractions include game safari and walking safari on the Momela Lakes and around the rim of the Ngurdoto Crater.

Arusha National Park

Read this article "Conquering Bush Land on Foot" from Destination Tanzania ISSN-8278 July-September, 2006 Issue No. 020