Ultimate Safari in Tanzania
Tanzania Safari 14 Days / 13 nights Ultimate Safari in Tanzania: Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara & Zanzibar Tours.
Day 1: Arrival in 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 National Park
Breakfast followed by an Ultimate Safari in Tanzania tour to Arusha National Park which is located within the city. Animals easy to spot include buffalo, giraffe, warthog, monkeys, and others and with luck, you can spot the leopard and elephant. Lake Momela located within the park is also home to flamingos and pelicans as well as other birds. Have a packed lunch as you proceed with game viewing. In the evening transfer back to the hotel for rest and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight: Grand Melia, Mount Meru hotel / Kibo Palace Hotel.
Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
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 4: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
Early breakfast followed by departure to the Great Serengeti 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 5-6: Serengeti National park Game Drive
Early breakfast starts your Ultimate 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 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Early breakfast followed by morning departure to Ngorongoro Crater with packed picnic lunch and a visit of Olduvai Gorge en-route. At Olduvai Gorge, you will have a cultural visit and walk as the guide explains to you about the origin of man. Proceed to Ngorongoro arriving in the late afternoon for relaxation at the camp/lodge. Spend the evening at leisure enjoying various activities available at camp/lodge. Dinner and Overnight: / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Lake Manyara
You will start your Ultimate 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 5-6hrs. 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: Lake Manyara Sopa Lodge / Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Game drive in Lake Manyara
After breakfast start your Safari in Tanzania game drive to Lake Manyara Park for game viewing and photography; Lake Manyara is home to large numbers of flamingo, pelican, stork, and other different bird species and is therefore regarded as the birding paradise of best Tanzania Safari. Other animals easily spotted include hippo, which can be observed at close range during your boat ride. Giraffe, gazelle, warthog, and others can be seen browsing inside the park. If lucky, you might see the rare tree-climbing lion which also resides within this park. Dinner and Overnight: Lake Manyara Hotel / Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 10: Lake Manyara – Arusha – Zanzibar
Breakfast followed by morning departure to Arusha to connect with your Zanzibar flight which departs in the afternoon. Spend the next few days at the beach enjoying the white sandy and extensive beach. You may take part in optional activities which are available at the hotel such as dhow sailing, scuba diving, stone town tours, deep-sea fishing, and others. Dinner and Overnight: Tembo Hotel / Ocean Beach Resort / Zanzibar Serena Inn.
Day 11 & 13: Zanzibar
Enjoy the beauty of Zanzibar for 2 days with options of extending your stay.
Overnight: Tembo Hotel / Ocean Beach Resort / Zanzibar Serena Inn
Meal plan: Lunch & dinner
Day 14: Zanzibar / Departure
Being your departure day, check out after breakfast, and be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to connect with your international departure flight to your next destination.
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All safari accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- Airport pick up and drop off
- The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
Tour Style: Private and Tailor-Made
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Local flights
What to bring
• A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes
• Comfortable shoes
- Towels/ Toilet paper
Note: You can extend your African Safari and stay more in Serengeti National park/Kilimanjaro– Lake Natron or Lake Eyasi, day trip/Snake park day tour.
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