8 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:

8 Days wildlife safari in Tanzania begins and ends in Tanzania, the tour takes you to three main national parks of Tanzania, including; Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. The tour will also take you to Serengeti National Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings a new adventure as well as a new landscape.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Arrival will be at any time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we shall then arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro to Arusha at any booked lodge of your choice. Here you will spend the rest of the day for leisure. The guide will come and give you a briefing about the whole safari. Overnight at Moivaro Lodge.

Day 2: Have a game drive in Arusha National Park

We shall travel from the hotel and drive through Arusha National Park, where we shall view many herds of Buffalos within the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater.  You will as well view the flamingos at Momela Lakes and the peak of the rugged Mount Meru. This park harbors many wildlife species including the Giraffes, colobus monkeys, zebras, hyenas, leopards as well as birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you gather at the rolling hills as well as the wooded savannahs of the park. At the end of the day, we shall return to the hotel.

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire and have a game drive

Early in the morning, drive to Tarangire, where you will have an excellent game viewing session, this park is small and offers excellent sights. This park during the dry season comes alive with wildlife and the birdlife that come around the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We shall spend the night at the lodge in the park with a unique and stunning atmosphere. Later in the afternoon, we shall travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Kilima Moja Luxury safari/ Kitela lodge/ Serena lodge

Mid-Range:  Tarangire Safari Lodge, Kichuguu lodge,

Budget: Fanaka lodge, the farm of the dream, Eileen trees

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Manyara and have a game drive

This day, we shall drive to Lake Manyara National park and enjoy a full day game drive, this park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania and offers a rewarding and beautiful safari experience.  The shores of this lake are filled with lots of birds and you get the chance to spot some tree-climbing lions. You can as well locate some large mammals as well as the striking cliffs and the Rift escarpments that form on the backdrop. Later, in the afternoon, we shall have a drive to the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake Manyara Kilima Moja, Kitela Lodge, Serena lodge

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge/

Budget: Fanaka lodge/farm of dream/

Day 5: Safari in Tanzania from Manyara to Serengeti  game drive

We shall head to Serengeti National Park and en route to have the opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It’s here that the two archaeologists, Lois and Mary Leaky discovered the world’s most important discoveries in the 1950s. You are able to see the small museum where you will see the evidence of our ancestors that has dated back .5 million years ago. Have lunch and after drive to Serengeti and in the afternoon have a game drive within the vast plains that are broken by stands of the acacia trees as well as the Kopje. In the months of January, February, December, we might meet the migration of the large herds to zebras, gazelle, and wildebeest. There are also plenty of animal species including; giraffes, elephants, buffalos, lions, cheetah, and leopards. We shall then return to the lodge for the night.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Lahia lodge/Kubukubu/Grand Melia

Mid-Range: Katikati tented lodge

Budget: Nyani campsite

Day 6: Full day game drive in Serengeti National park

Today, you will spend a full day game viewing in Tanzania safari the park, you will wake up so early and the guide will choose the best locations for the time of the year. You will spend most of the time at the Hippo Pool watching the animals as they cool down at the water source. These include; the crocodiles, and the hippos. The park landscape will provide you with the best game viewing opportunities, you will view many animals including; the elephants, zebras, lions, wildebeest, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, etc. there are also many birds found here, some of these include; secretary birds and the Flightless ostrich. We shall then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge/Grand Melia/Kubukubu/Lahia/Serena

Mid-Range: Katikati tented lodge

Budget: Nyani campsite/Pimbi campsite/Nguchiro/

 Day 7:  Safari in Tanzania for Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

We shall start the day with a game drive before driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this is a special place in Tanzania, the area is managed for the Masai people and the animals which graze along with the indigenous wildlife. During the drive, we shall enjoy seeing the Masai people and their way of life. At the entrance gate, there is a chance of learning about the volcanic landscape, after, we shall drive around the rim of this beautiful crater, get the chance to view many wildebeests, buffaloes. After, we shall descend to the crater. This crater also provides a sanctuary for many animals including; the lions, buffalos, elephants, Rhinos, leopard as well as giraffes that are found in the steep sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we shall travel outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge/Serena lodge/

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/Rhino lodge

Budget: Simba campsite

Day 8: Transfer from Ngorongoro to Arusha

You will relax in the morning and after transfer to Arusha, you will explore the Maasai Market, you will after transfer to the airport which makes it the end of this safari.

Tour inclusions for Safari in Tanzania

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

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