12 Day Tanzania Honeymoon Safari: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti Great Migration Experience & Lake Natron.
This Tanzania honeymoon safaris trip offers a real sense of “out of Africa” in remote parts of Northern Tanzania with a chance to witness the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River and game drives in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Evenings are spent relaxing at top-notch luxury tented camps and lodges in the African bush.
Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
Meet and greet on your arrival in Arusha and after a short briefing be transferred to your preferred hotel for rest and overnight.
Overnight: at Hotel in Arusha (Mount Meru Hotel/ Grand Melia Hotel/ Kibo Palace Hotel)
Meal plan: Lunch & dinner.
Day 2 Arusha to Tarangire-Tanzania honeymoon Safari
Early morning departure from Arusha to Tarangire Park which derives its name from the Tarangire River that traverses within the park. The park gives support to many types of animals especially during the dry season when animals migrate from the drylands in search of greener pastures. Animals easy to spot include wildebeest, zebra, eland, elephant, buffalo, hartebeest, and others. Dinner and Overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge / Tarangire Sopa Lodge/ Kitela lodge.
Day 3 Full-Day at Tarangire National Park
Another day to spend time in Tarangire National Park for a Tanzania Honeymoon Safari. The Park probably one of the least visited of the northern Tanzanian game parks and retains a real air of undiscovered Africa. The most visited and rate Tarangire National Park Trip Advisor. It lies a little distance to the southeast of Lake Manyara and covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers. It is named after the Tarangire River that flows through the park. The swamps, tinged green year-round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the largest number of species in one habitat anywhere in the world; on drier ground, the Kori bustard – the heaviest flying bird – can be found.
Spend your day at Tarangire amongst mighty baobabs and elephants, before retreating to your Camp for relaxation and overnight stay.
Day 4 Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater rim
After a relaxing lunch, transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim for views of a breathtaking sunset over the ancient caldera. The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on Earth, ringed with towering walls and highland forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.
Known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most well-known wildlife arenas. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ngorongoro Crater offers a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enjoy watching the breathtaking African sunset over the Ngorongoro Crater rim in the comforts of your Lodge. Indulge in opulence at this Gem where Versailles meets Maasai! Accommodation: at campsite or Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
You will start your Ultimate honeymoon Safari in Tanzania after early breakfast checks out of camp/lodge with packed picnic lunch to eat during your game viewing within the crater floor for the full day. Descend to the crater to see the breath-taking huge caldera which is home to Tanzania’s Safari only remaining black rhino population. Other animals which are easy to spot include hippo, elephant, gazelle antelope, flamingo and other water birds. Evening ascent back to camp/lodge for rest, dinner and overnight: campsite or Lodge.
Day 6 Ngorongoro to Serengeti
Early breakfast followed by departure to the Great Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation area arriving for lunch; lunch is followed by game viewing. Serengeti is home to Africa’s big five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard & buffalo) and is also home to millions of other animals which include browsers, predators, reptiles, and birds. The annual wildebeest migration commences in June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head into the Masai Mara plains in search of better pasture. These animals are followed closely by the predators of the savannah (lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, vultures, and others). Evening transfer back to accommodation for rest and dinner
Dinner and Overnight: Kubukubu tented lodge / Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 7 & 8 Full Day in Central Serengeti
African Honeymoon Safaris: Early breakfast starts your Ultimate honeymoon Safari in Tanzania game viewing within the famous and game studded Serengeti plains which are also home to over 500 bird species. Your expert guide will help you track animals, spot camouflaged animals and birds as well as stop patiently for you to take many pictures. Break for lunch at camp/lodge then proceed with afternoon game viewing till evening. Dinner and Overnight: Kubukubu luxury tented lodge / Serengeti Sopa Lodge / Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 8 Central to Northern Serengeti: Great Wildebeest Migration
After breakfast, continues with both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park for honeymoon adventure trip. The Serengeti National Park is famous for the ‘Great Migration’, Tanzania Migration Safari over one million wildebeest, and two hundred thousand plus zebras each year follow the rains. In October and November, they travel from the mountains of the north, southwards to the plains seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June the herds then make their return ward journey. Even without this mass migration, the Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that still cannot fail to enthrall Dinner and overnight at Lodge or Campsite.
Day 9 & 10 Full day in Mara River area
After breakfast we will drive you full game drive following the animal Tanzania Migration Safari at the Northern Serengeti where the migration will be, you can see wildebeest, zebra, a topi hartebeest, eland, antelope, hyena, varieties of birds singing on the trees also viewing the beauty of landscape &nature. Usually, In the month of August and November, the migration reaches its northern range: the grasslands on either bank of the crocodile-infested Mara River which the herds must cross not once, but twice, as they complete their migration. Also, we will be able to enjoy the sunset at Serengeti between 18:20 pm -18:40 pm after game drive late in the evening back to back to Overnight at the campsite or lodge.
Day 11: Northern Serengeti to Lake Natron
After breakfast, you will leave the area around Serengeti National Park and head to the Lake Natron. From here you will travel on a spectacular and very bumpy gravel road along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai(Hike to a waterfall in a deep gorge, visit a Masai village) “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today’s destination is the typical Masai village of Ngare Sero in the hot and dusty.
Dinner and overnight at Lake-Natron-Tented-Camp. Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 12: Lake Natron –Arusha
After an early start after breakfast, you will travel along adventurous for a Hike to a waterfall in a deep gorge, visit a Masai village later back to Arusha for hotel leisure then transfer you to Kilimanjaro airport at midnight for a flight back home.
Included for 12 Day Tanzania Honeymoon Safari
Park fees (for non-residents)
All activities (unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water (on all days)
Airport pick up and drop off
Accommodation before and at the end of the tour
The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
Exclude for 12 Day Tanzania Honeymoon Safari
International flights (from/to home)
Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What To Bring for 12 Day Tanzania Honeymoon Safari
A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
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