The Ultimate Tanzania Safari

8 day

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Group Tour

This is the ultimate safari experience. Our 8-day / 7-night itinerary shows you everything the parks of Tanzania have to offer, whilst providing maximum game viewing time in the infamous Serengeti. This itinerary has been designed for visitors with a little more time on hand, offering a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience at a relaxed, leisurely pace.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha

Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
Your personal safari specialist and driver will meet you at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport where you will be briefed on your journey ahead. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge, our experts will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with information necessary for an unforgettable safari experience. After checking into your chosen Arusha hotel, relax and unwind before enjoying dinner at the hotel or in one of our recommended local restaurants in Arusha town.

Overnight at your hotel/lodge in Arusha
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: African Tulip Hotel, Arusha

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Stop At: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha Region
It will be an early to start beginning your journey to the unique Tarangire National Park. As one of the last untouched places on earth, Tarangire...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha

Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
Your personal safari specialist and driver will meet you at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport where you will be briefed on your journey ahead. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge, our experts will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with information necessary for an unforgettable safari experience. After checking into your chosen Arusha hotel, relax and unwind before enjoying dinner at the hotel or in one of our recommended local restaurants in Arusha town.

Overnight at your hotel/lodge in Arusha
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: African Tulip Hotel, Arusha

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Stop At: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha Region
It will be an early to start beginning your journey to the unique Tarangire National Park. As one of the last untouched places on earth, Tarangire is famous for its herds of elephants, majestic against the stunning backdrop of ancient Baobab trees. Between November and June, many of Tarangire’s larger residents follow the rains to greener pastures. Wildebeest and zebra join elephants, buffalo and giraffe to form a wildlife migration second only to the Serengeti/Maasai Mara phenomenon. Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, bohor reedbuck and both the greater and lesser kudu are also in abundance here. In terms of predators, lion prides are common throughout Tarangire, as are leopards and spotted hyena with packs of wild dogs sometimes passing through.

After a day spent exploring Tarangire, you will head to your camp for dinner and overnight rest.

Overnight at your lodge/camp in Tarangire
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tarangire Tortilis Camp

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Stop At: Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha Region
Another early start, after breakfast departing for Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara lies in the Great Rift Valley and is one of the most beautiful places in Af rica. Dramatically bordered by lush green vegetation, upon entering the park you will become captivated by large troops of baboons and blue monkeys swinging f rom the trees. Further down, the forest opens up into woodlands, grassland, and swamps beyond which sits the soda lake itself. Home to 350 species of birds including the flamingos, pelicans, sacred ibisses, grebes and storks, it’s easy to see why the Lake is commonly referred to as “the bird watcher’s paradise”.

The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree climbing lions who spend most of their days lazily relaxing along the branches of acacia trees. The park is also noted for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impalas, hippos and various smaller animals, all of which can be seen in a single day.

After a picnic lunch, you will continue your afternoon game drive to see as much wildlife as possible before departing around 6pm to head back to your lodge perched on the rim of the crater in time to witness a magnificent sunset ahead of a relaxing evening.

Overnight at your hotel/lodge in the Karatu/Lake Manyara
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Karatu Simba Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Stop At: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region
To catch the amazing sunrise over the crater, a 6am wake-up call is recommended. After breakfast you will start your descent into the Ngorongoro Crater. With one of the highest concentrations of wild animals in any African national park, you will see everything you would hope to during your morning game drive.

Residents of the Ngorongoro include lions, elephants, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhino, antelope and many rare birds. You may even get to see the” Big Five” all in one day!
At around 6pm you will depart for your lodge perched on the edge of the crater rim. The rest of the evening can be spent relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views over this prehistoric landscape.

Overnight at your lodge/camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
To catch the amazing sunrise over the crater, a 6am wake-up call is recommended. After breakfast you will depart for the South Serengeti, one of the most scenic drives in Tanzania. You can see Maasai warriors grazing cattle and, depending on the time of year, you may witness the largest mass migration of animals on earth. Herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra moving clockwise to f ind better grazing areas. Before entering the Serengeti National Park, you visit a traditional Maasai village and experience how this ancient tribe have lived for hundreds of years, receiving a personal tour of the manyattas (houses).

After lunch, you begin your afternoon game drive where you can expect to see large numbers of wild animals and exotic bird species. Your drive will end at your chosen camp or lodge where you can relax and rest overnight.

Overnight at your lodge/camp in the Serengeti
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
The endless plains of the Serengeti…

Today’s tour departs around 6am in search of nocturnal predators returning from their night’s hunting or animals waking up in the early dawn. Breakfast boxes will be provided and there is time for a brief bush breakfast to enjoy the sun rise. Your next drive will continue in search of prides of lions, cheetah and leopards which are all in abundance throughout the Serengeti. As we pass by the Seronera information centre, you will learn the history of the park before returning to your lodge for a relaxed lunch. To maximise
your time in the park, a picnic can also be arranged.

Later in the afternoon, when the sun is less intense, there is the option to take an early evening game drive or a nature walk around the camp with the resident tribesmen. He will happily share his knowledge of the regions plants and animals. A long day, but an experience you won’t forget!

Overnight at your lodge/camp in the Serengeti
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 7: Serengeti National Park - Kopjes Circuit

Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
Today will be a full day of game driving with lunch at the lodge. We follow the Maasai Kopjes Circuit, taking an anti-clockwise route. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains providing shade and drinking water for the surrounding wildlife. The Kopjes are a particularly good location for spotting wildlife throughout the dry season.

Overnight at your lodge/camp in the Serengeti
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Stop At: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
Enjoy breakfast with views over the stunning Serengeti plains before departing from the Seronara airstrip back to Arusha/Kilimanjaro for connecting flights or transfers to your onward destination.

Stay longer.
For a more relaxed pace to your safari and in order to maximize the opportunity of seeing more game in different regions, there is the option to extend your stay by one day.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 6x Lunch
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • Internal flights from the Serengeti to Zanzibar or your next destination
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover w/ photographic roof hatch
  • 2 Ltr mineral waters per person/day during game drive
  • 7 days private safari package
  • 6x Dinner
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Professional English speaking safari guide
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • Private vehicle airport and hotel transfers
  • Masaai Village trip
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
Not Included
  • All items of personal nature
  • Visa fee - 50 US$/100 US$ for American & Irish Passport Holders (paid on arrival)
  • International flights
  • Personal/holiday Travel insurance - (recommended: arranging holiday insurance before you leave)
  • Gratuities for safari guides
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Laundry
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
  • Arusha Airport, Arusha, Tanzania


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.