Best Tanzania Road Trip Itinerary for 10 Days That Starts and Ends in Arusha

Tanzania is one of those few places in the world for a safari where you can experience the wild in the pristine beauty of natural habitat. While planning your best one-week itinerary, you must have realized that to reach such extreme destinations (Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater, Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar. You will have an opportunity to enjoy stunning wildlife with a 4X4 4WD drive open roof land cruiser.

Tanzania Road Trip Itinerary From Arusha

  • Pick up on Arrival (Day 1) (Kilimanjaro/Arusha)
  • Arusha National Park Safari (Day 2) ( Tanzania vacation packages)
  • Day three & four: Tarangire National Park ( game drive and walking safari)
  • Day five & six:  Serengeti National Park (African great Safari)
  • Days 7:  Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater (Best safari in Tanzania)
  • Day Eight:  Ngorongoro  Lake Manyara
  • Days 9: Lake Manyara to Lake Eyasi
  • Day 10:  Lake Eyasi t0 Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport

10 Days Tanzania Road Trip itinerary to Travel in Tanzania

Explore the main parks of the Tanzanian northern safari circuit with pure culture in this 10-Days  African Road Trip Safari itinerary adventure. Led by a professional driver-guide, and staying in lodges or luxury mobile tented camps or campsite.  Visit Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the incredible Serengeti. This trip concludes with a splendid finale on Lake Eyasi, famous for its hunting and animal grazing society.  Our Real Tanzania Classic Road Trip Adventure costs $ 350 to $2500 per person per night depending on accommodation and number of people on safari.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

On arrival at the airport (Arusha/Kilimanjaro), you will be met by our driver holding your names on A4 paper. Introduce to you about our beautiful country. Then escort you to Arusha City in your chosen accommodation for evening rest to get ready for your next day’s adventure.

  • Budget: Venice Hotel/ Green Mount Hotel
  • Mid-Range: Planet Lodge Hotel on BB
  • Semi luxury: Kibo palace hotel
  • Luxury hotel: Grand Melia Hotel/Mt Meru on BB

Day 2: Arusha National Park

You will depart from Arusha Town in the morning with your private guide and travel to Arusha National Park, it’s only a short 40-minute drive from Arusha Town. Your day trip includes a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater which is well known as the “Little Ngorongoro”.

After a delicious picnic lunch, you will continue your Tanzania safari package within the Arusha National Park. After plenty of time observing the wildlife, you will return to Arusha where your safari ends. You can have Tanzania safari options for upgrading your itinerary for budget or lodges accommodation options! For your best Tanzania Location choose the itinerary and program carefully in each National park you’re looking for a visit!

Day 3& 4: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, collect our picnic lunch boxes then we take a short pleasant morning drive to Tarangire National Park. Arrive at the gate our driver will do all the government procedures then proceed inside the park for a full day game drive in the park located slightly off the main safari route. Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania most famous for its elephant migration, and birding safari with a quiet atmosphere. Later in the evening, we drive to the lodge/hotel for evening leisure and overnight.

Accommodation: on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Budget: Public Campsite inside the park
  • Mid-Range: Kichaka Tented Lodge or Tarangire Safari Lodge
  • Semi-Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Escarpment Luxury Lodge
  • Luxury: Kitela lodge, Kilimamoja luxury lodge

Day 5: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

Safari Tours in Northern Tanzania: After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Central Park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the Park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Budget: Seronera Nyani / Nguchiro/Pimbi public Campsite
  • Mid-Range: Katikati tented camp
  • Semi-Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • Luxury: Kubu Kubu luxury /Lahia Tented camp

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Safari in Serengeti: After breakfast, you will have a game viewing at Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest National Park, covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains. With Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and River line forest systems serve as critical water sources. It’s often an excellent site for wildlife viewing. Beyond the heralded migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is best known for its big predators, including cheetah and Leopard, as well as large pride of Lions and clans of Hyenas and many animals, dinner and overnight at Seronera

Accommodation: on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Budget: Seronera Nyani / Nguchiro/Pimbi public Campsite
  • Mid-Range: Katikati tented camp
  • Semi-Luxury: Serengeti Serena/ Sopa Safari Lodge
  • Luxury: Kubu Kubu luxury /Lahia Tented camp

Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Afrika Safari: After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, you will have an early in the morning game drive in Serengeti National park for your Best Itineraries to Travel in Tanzania’s top destination where you can spot the Big5 if you are lucky enough.  Later back to the campsite for branch and hot lunch, Our driver and cook will load everything on the top of our safari jeep after then continue with the game drive while looking to be out of Serengeti to proceed to Ngorongoro. Today, you will be doing a game viewing en-route during your way from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater. You will be in Ngorongoro Crater late in the evening where the night will be spent on the crater rim.

Accommodation: on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Budget: Simba Public Campsite
  • Mid-Range: Rhino Lodge/ Ngorongoro wildlife
  • Semi-Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge /Sopa
  • Luxury:  Ngorongoro Manor, Crater lodge

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara

Today, you will have early breakfast and proceed directly to the crater floor for a 5-6hrs crater Tanzania safaris tour with picnic lunch down the crater whereby you will be able to see all the “Big Five”. later drives you to Lake Manyara National Park.

Accommodation: on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

  • Budget: Public Campsite outside the park
  • Mid-Range: Kichaka Tented Lodge or Tarangire Safari Lodge
  • Semi-Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Escarpment Luxury Lodge
  • Luxury: Kitela lodge, Kilimamoja luxury lodge

Day 9: Lake Manyara to Lake Eyasi

After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for your Tanzania Camping Safaris. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley Western escarpment. The Park varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants; Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lion, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.  Later, you will proceed back to Lake Eyasi in the evening. Enjoy en-route drive towards the home of Hadzabe and Datoga.

  • Budget: Lake Eyasi Public Campsite
  • Mid-Range: Tindiga Tented Camp/
  • Semi-Luxury: Kisima Ngeda
  • Luxury:  Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge/ Lake Eyasi Ziwani Lodge

Day 10: Lake Eyasi –Airport (Kilimanjaro/Arusha)

Lake Eyasi is Located in the Great Rift Valley southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is salt-water levels experience dramatic changes with the seasons. As early as 5 am our driver will be ready to escort you for your day adventure. Everyone will have their own, favorite cultural experience today. But perhaps your lasting memory will be of the Hadzabe hunter’s gatherers, their lifestyle will make you ponder how uncomplicated though not-easy life can be. We will first experience a hunting trip with the Hadzabe, the last hunter’s gatherers in Tanzania, before receiving a welcome from different tribes, the colorful Datoga people you will also a local blacksmith practicing his craft, fashioning pots and weapons from scrap metal. After an action-packed morning, we will drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight.

What is Included for Tanzania road trip Itinerary

hotel accommodation in Arusha before
All Safari accommodation in Tanzania
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
En-route game viewing from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
5-6hrs Ngorongoro Crater tour
The government imposed an increase in park fees
Park entrance fees (for non-residents)
Professional driver/guide
Round-trip airport transfer (pick up and drop off)
Safari transportation (unless labeled as optional

What is not Included for Tanzania road trip Itinerary

International flights (from / to home)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Tips (tipping guideline from 10 USD per person per day)

What to bring

A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
Comfortable shoes
Bath towels, pillow, toilet paper

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Africa Travel 2021 – African Safari in Tanzania