TANZANIA SAFARI ITINERARIES
7-day tour package
Arrival: We pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to Arusha, 52km from the airport.

Day 1
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha
Destination: You will be picked up at the airport and driven to the hotel where we’ll meet you and brief you on your safari once you’ve checked in.
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Overnight stay: Impala Hotel or equivalent
Meal plan: HB
Lunch: In Arusha, if applicable
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 2
Arusha –Tarangire
Destination: After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive until dusk.
Non game-viewing travel time/distance: 150 km
What to look out for: Tarangire: Tarangire National Park follows the course of the Tarangire River along the Great Rift Valley Floor. Its natural vegetation amid low-lying hills mainly consists of acacia woodland and bush savannah, with many huge African Baobab trees, with expansive swamplands to the south. The river and the swamps act like a magnet for wildlife during the dry season, with thousands animals travelling in search of water, which makes the area superb for sightings. The park is said have some of Africa’s largest elephant herds. Tarangire is a bird-watcher’s delight, especially near the river. Your wildlife sightings are quite likely to include elephant, wildebeest, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, eland, gazelle, zebra, giraffe, dik-dik, ostrich pythons, and even a few harder-to-see species like oryx and greater kudu.
Overnight stay: Tarangire Osupuko Lodge or equivalent
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 3
Tarangire – Mto Wa Mbu – Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Highlands
Destination: After breakfast at Tarangire, leave for Lake Manyara National Park with a visit to the market town of Mto Wa Mbu outside Manyara. After a game drive and lunch at Manyara, leave to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where you’ll stay overnight.
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What to look out for: Lake Manyara: Your first stop en route Manyara is usually the market town of Mto Wa Mbu (meaning River of Mosquitoes), by the park entrance. There’s lots of delicious fruit to try, including the local red banana, and many souvenir salespeople, all trying to sell you something that you’ll remember the trip by.
Tanzania isn’t short of dramatic-looking wildlife havens, and Lake Manyara National Park is up there with best. Two-thirds of the park comprises a shallow soda (alkaline) lake at the base of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word “emanyara”, which is a plant from the euphorbia family that is grown into a hedge around a homestead. Your wildlife sightings inside this scenic gem of a park amid the fig, acacia and mahogany trees, and the plains and lakeshore are likely to include big herds of elephant, waterbuck, Thompsons and Grant’s gazelles, lion (Manyara’s lions are famed for their tree-climbing), zebra, bushbuck, giraffe, baboon, blue monkey and hyena.
And with over 440 bird species recorded, Lake Manyara is a perfect place for bird lovers. It’s fairly common to see as many as a hundred species in a single day. There are thousands of pink flamingos attracted by the algae that thrive in the alkaline lake water, as well as great flocks of pelicans, cormorants and storks. You’ll also see spoonbill, teal, kingfisher, as well as hornbills in the forest.
If your itinerary fits, don’t miss the famous Maji Mato hot springs.
Ngorongoro Highlands: Tectonic and volcanic activity has created many hills and craters around the great Ngorongoro Crater, collectively called the Ngorongoro Highlands. Some of these areas offer excellent sightings of wildlife, especially when there are migrating herds during their calving period. You can see wildebeest, zebra giraffe, a variety of antelopes, elephant, lion, cheetah and buffalo as well as a great number of bird species.
You can also set out on foot with the Maasai, who have walked their goats and cattle amongst migrating animals for centuries. The sight is quite spectacular from close up and you will get some superb photo opportunities.
Overnight stay: In the Ngorongoro Highlands area; accommodation will be based on the standard and type requested.
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 4
Ngorongoro Highlands – Serengeti
Destination: After breakfast, leave for the Serengeti National Park in time for an afternoon game drive.
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What to look out for: Serengeti: Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous parks. It is certainly Africa’s most visited and well-known park – but even so, with an area of just under 15,000 sq. km, it is so big that you’re virtually guaranteed to have unforgettable experiences of an untamed and beautiful land. The park’s unique attractions include the annual great wildebeest migration (where wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate between the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya), its huge expanse of savannah vegetation, a balloon safari and some of the richest wildlife and birdlife you will see anywhere. The wildlife includes lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog, hippos and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vulture.
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringitu,” and means “endless plains,” and once you see the savannah stretching to the horizon, you can see why. The only interruptions are scattered weathered granite outcrops called kopjes. These usually attract lions and other predators, like cobras – all attracted by the likelihood of prey, since most kopjes are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. That’s why a drive past kopjes usually provide excellent wildlife spotting opportunities. The Simba Kopjes, as the name suggests, offer great opportunities for watching lion, while the Barafu Kopjes are good places to see cheetah.
Wildlife will head in the direction of the best water, because that’s where the food is, for prey and predator alike. That’s why in addition to kopjes, some of your best sightings will be near the rivers, like the areas around the Ngare Nanyuki, Sogore and Seronera rivers.
Serengeti’s main attraction, though, is its enormous migration, when somewhere around 2.5 million animals, including about 1.7 million wildebeest alone, travel to fresh grazing lands. It is one of nature’s most spectacular shows. But even if you miss the season, you are still likely see more wildlife than almost anywhere else on earth.
One of the more unusual ways to spot wildlife is from a hot air balloon. You can glide silently over the plains while watching wildlife and Africa’s wonderful scenery. Whichever way you choose to see the abundant game, a trip to the park’s visitor’s centre is worth your while. Close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, it has stores offering snacks and cold drinks, information and maps, as well as some interesting wildlife displays.
Overnight stay: Katikati tented camp or equivalent
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 5
Serengeti
Destination: All-day game drive at Serengeti National Park
Non game-viewing travel time/distance:
What to look out for: Serengeti: Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous parks. It is certainly Africa’s most visited and well-known park – but even so, with an area of just under 15,000 sq. km, it is so big that you’re virtually guaranteed to have unforgettable experiences of an untamed and beautiful land. The park’s unique attractions include the annual great wildebeest migration (where wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate between the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya), its huge expanse of savannah vegetation, a balloon safari and some of the richest wildlife and birdlife you will see anywhere. The wildlife includes lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog, hippos and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vulture.
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringitu,” and means “endless plains,” and once you see the savannah stretching to the horizon, you can see why. The only interruptions are scattered weathered granite outcrops called kopjes. These usually attract lions and other predators, like cobras – all attracted by the likelihood of prey, since most kopjes are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. That’s why a drive past kopjes usually provide excellent wildlife spotting opportunities. The Simba Kopjes, as the name suggests, offer great opportunities for watching lion, while the Barafu Kopjes are good places to see cheetah.
Wildlife will head in the direction of the best water, because that’s where the food is, for prey and predator alike. That’s why in addition to kopjes, some of your best sightings will be near the rivers, like the areas around the Ngare Nanyuki, Sogore and Seronera rivers.
Serengeti’s main attraction, though, is its enormous migration, when somewhere around 2.5 million animals, including about 1.7 million wildebeest alone, travel to fresh grazing lands. It is one of nature’s most spectacular shows. But even if you miss the season, you are still likely see more wildlife than almost anywhere else on earth.
One of the more unusual ways to spot wildlife is from a hot air balloon. You can glide silently over the plains while watching wildlife and Africa’s wonderful scenery. Whichever way you choose to see the abundant game, a trip to the park’s visitor’s centre is worth your while. Close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, it has stores offering snacks and cold drinks, information and maps, as well as some interesting wildlife displays.
Overnight stay: Katikati tented camp or equivalent
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 6
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Destination: After breakfast enjoy a game drive en route to the Ngorongoro Crater rim
Non game-viewing travel time/distance:
What to look out for: Serengeti: Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous parks. It is certainly Africa’s most visited and well-known park – but even so, with an area of just under 15,000 sq. km, it is so big that you’re virtually guaranteed to have unforgettable experiences of an untamed and beautiful land. The park’s unique attractions include the annual great wildebeest migration (where wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate between the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya), its huge expanse of savannah vegetation, a balloon safari and some of the richest wildlife and birdlife you will see anywhere. The wildlife includes lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog, hippos and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vulture.
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringitu,” and means “endless plains,” and once you see the savannah stretching to the horizon, you can see why. The only interruptions are scattered weathered granite outcrops called kopjes. These usually attract lions and other predators, like cobras – all attracted by the likelihood of prey, since most kopjes are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. That’s why a drive past kopjes usually provide excellent wildlife spotting opportunities. The Simba Kopjes, as the name suggests, offer great opportunities for watching lion, while the Barafu Kopjes are good places to see cheetah.
Wildlife will head in the direction of the best water, because that’s where the food is, for prey and predator alike. That’s why in addition to kopjes, some of your best sightings will be near the rivers, like the areas around the Ngare Nanyuki, Sogore and Seronera rivers.
Serengeti’s main attraction, though, is its enormous migration, when somewhere around 2.5 million animals, including about 1.7 million wildebeest alone, travel to fresh grazing lands. It is one of nature’s most spectacular shows. But even if you miss the season, you are still likely see more wildlife than almost anywhere else on earth.
One of the more unusual ways to spot wildlife is from a hot air balloon. You can glide silently over the plains while watching wildlife and Africa’s wonderful scenery. Whichever way you choose to see the abundant game, a trip to the park’s visitor’s centre is worth your while. Close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, it has stores offering snacks and cold drinks, information and maps, as well as some interesting wildlife displays.
Ngorongoro Highlands: Tectonic and volcanic activity has created many hills and craters around the great Ngorongoro Crater, collectively called the Ngorongoro Highlands. Some of these areas offer excellent sightings of wildlife, especially when there are migrating herds during their calving period. You can see wildebeest, zebra giraffe, a variety of antelopes, elephant, lion, cheetah and buffalo as well as a great number of bird species.
Overnight stay: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or equivalent
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater – Ngorongoro Highlands
Destination: Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive
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What to look out for: Ngorongoro Crater: The Ngorongoro crater is among the world’s great natural wonders. It was formed millions of years ago when a now-extinct volcano erupted and collapsed back upon itself, forming an enormous crater. Today, it is home to an astonishing concentration of wildlife. Because the crater is so large, it contains several different mini-ecosystems, woodland, plains, lake, river, swamp, and forest, each of which is preferred by different species. The plains are home to larger grazing animals like antelope, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, as well their predators, lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. In and around the forests and woodlands you can find monkeys, bushbuck, waterbuck elephant and, if you’re lucky, the rare black rhino and African hunting dog. In fact the crater is among the very few places that gives you a chance to see the Big Five of game (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) within fairly close proximity.
That’s not all, though. You can also see warthog, hippo, eland, jackal; the only major species that are not seen here are topi, giraffe and impala, but there are still over 120 specials of mammal in the caldera. The bird life also offers rewarding sightings, with storks, secretary birds, kori bustards, crowned cranes and ostriches.
Ngorongoro Highlands: Tectonic and volcanic activity has created many hills and craters around the great Ngorongoro Crater, collectively called the Ngorongoro Highlands. Some of these areas offer excellent sightings of wildlife, especially when there are migrating herds during their calving period. You can see wildebeest, zebra giraffe, a variety of antelopes, elephant, lion, cheetah and buffalo as well as a great number of bird species.
You can also set out on foot with the Maasai, who have walked their goats and cattle amongst migrating animals for centuries. The sight is quite spectacular from close up and you will get some superb photo opportunities.
Overnight stay: Ngorongoro Farm House or equivalent
Meal plan: FB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: Packed picnic lunch
Dinner: At the resort where you’ll be staying overnight

Day 8
Ngorongoro Highlands – Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport
Destination: Drive to Arusha for lunch and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight out
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Overnight stay:
Meal plan: BB
Breakfast: At your resort
Lunch: In Arusha, if applicable

Departure: That brings us to the end of your safari package. You will finish in time for a transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
Note on tipping: Your guide should be tipped $20-30 a day per group. Note on accommodation at hotels and resorts: Our bookings are liable to change depending on availability and your preferences.

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