9 Days from$3562 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
On this safari, explore our beautiful Tanzania through the scenic landscapes of Tarangire National Park, tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park, and the smallest remaining tribe in Northern Tanzania by the name of Hadzabe, or Bushmen, who still depend on hunting as a source of food. Spend a couple of days in the plains of our oldest national park, the Serengeti National Park, and journey back to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lastly, you will be guided on nature walks along the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro to learn about the culture and meet the local people from the Chagga tribe. Some lessons about making coffee will take place during a visit, and there are lovely views of the forests of Mount Kilimanjaro, waterfalls, banana farms, and underground caves.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Coastal Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Kilimanjaro National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, Mto Wa Mbu, Karatu
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Dik Dik, Vervet Monkey, Eland, Waterbuck, Warthog, Mongoose, Topi, Grant's Gazelle
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Nature Walk, Village Visit, Cultural Experience, UNESCO Site
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Arusha, end in Arusha / Airport
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 3,562 per person
- 4WD luxury safari vehicle
- Transfers to and from airport
- Services of a professional Safari Guide
- 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches & 7 Dinners
- Accommodation in Lodge/Tented Camps (8 nights)
- Parks & Museum Entry Fees
- Eyasi and Kilimanjaro day tour
- Amref flying doctor service
- Flights & visas
- Travel and personal accident insurance
- Tips (recommendation $10-$20 per person per day)
- Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and other personal items
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Day by Day Overview
After a pleasant arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative who will meet and greet you. After a short introduction, he will transfer you to the African Tulip hotel within Arusha city for your overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
After breakfast in your hotel in Arusha, drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing and photographing. Famous for its massive baobab trees, home of African elephants (with high concentration than any other park) and tree climbing pythons, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population, with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro Crater. Dinner and overnight in Tarangire Simba Lodge on full board basis.
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, but it still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the park to our lodge. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Secret on a full-board basis.
Lake Eyasi is about two hours’ drive from Manyara and just an hour’s drive south-west of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. To the north-east, you can see the Ngorongoro Highlands, and to the north are the plains of the Serengeti. Around 150 years ago, when the warlike Masai tribes invaded Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous Bushmen who lived there were driven south. Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge on a full-board basis.
Breakfast, then drive towards Serengeti National Park. With a game drive en-route, there is also an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself, and the rest of the afternoon is spent game-viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge on a a full-board basis.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year. Return to the camp for the night. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge on a full-board basis.
Enjoy an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a national Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. In the late afternoon, we travel just inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to our special lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge on a full-board basis.
After breakfast, descend to the crater floor for a full-day crater tour with a picnic lunch. Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and elephants. Late afternoon drive to Arusha for leisure, dinner, and overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Kibo Palace Hotel.
Depart early in the morning for Mount Kilimanjaro exploration (lunch included), walking over the foothills of the mountain; get oriented on how climbers are set before the trek to the rooftop of Africa, discover natural waterfalls and Chagga traditional houses, caves and visit a nice view point of the mountain (only if the weather allows). Later in the afternoon road transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight.