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    $6998 p/p in USD
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Africa Nature Photography & Safaris

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type


Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This private family safari in Tanzania is an ideal holiday for all ages that allows parents, grandparents and children to explore the country and treasure the memories of a life changing experience forever. Search for incredible wildlife in some of Tanzania’s remarkable national parks. The trip also includes fascinating visits to a local school, a Maasai village, banana rice plantations and lunch with a local family where you can sample delicious African food.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Cultural Safari, Family Safari, Photo Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Kudu, Eland, Oryx
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro Airport

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1: Arrival day
  • Day 2: School Visit – Lunch – Arusha National Park
  • Day 3: Arusha National Park – Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4: Exploring Tarangire National Park
  • Day 5: Tarangire National Park  – Mto Wa Mbu – Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 6: Exploring Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
  • Day 8: Exploring Central Serengeti National Park
  • Day 9: Central Serengeti National Park – North Tanzania
  • Days 10, 11 and 12: Exploring North Serengeti National Park
  • Day 13: Bush Flight to Arusha

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 6,998 per person, based on two sharing

Please request a quote for more than 2 people and/or family groups

What's Included

  • All accomodations as per itinerary
  • All park entry fee as per itinerary
  • All transport
  • A certified English speaking guide
  • Unlimited drinking water, soda, local beer and snacks in the safari vehicle
  • Internal flights
  • Flying doctors membership card for emergency health evacuation

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Gratuities


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa Nature Photography & Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Africa Nature Photography & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive in the early evening on KLM into Kilimanjaro International Airport. After customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by Africa Nature Photography & Safaris team and transferred to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meals & overnight at a Hotel/Lodge

Breakfast at the lodge followed by a safari briefing from your Professional Safari Guide. Afterwards visit a local primary school where you may want to participate in brief teaching and may want to donate to the school children in form of pencils, pens, sharpeners, etc. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Arusha National Park for a game drive. Arusha National Park is a gem of varied ecosystems with spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace with lots of flamingos and other birds around,. While passing through the forest you will stop to search for troupes of rare black and white colobus monkeys playing in the canopy. You will return to your lodge late afternoon.

Meals and overnight at a Hotel/Lodge

After breakfast we will load the luggage onto the safari vehicle and drive south through Arusha to prehistoric-looking Tarangire National Park, arriving at your safari lodge in time for lunch. Afterwards you will have an afternoon game viewing in the landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park, which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the lifeblood of the river. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to the animal species, the park is famous for its century-old baobab trees and over 300 species of birds.

Dinner & overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

Enjoy a full day game viewing in Tarangire National Park, breaking the day into two by having morning and afternoon game viewing.

Dinner & overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp 

After breakfast you will visit a local Maasai village. The Maasai tribe is one of the few tribes that still embrace and are proud of their traditions. Continue with a short drive to Mto Wa Mbu village for a cultural tour including a visit to the banana rice plantations. You will have lunch with a local family and sample delicious African food. Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Dinner and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

An early start and you will collect breakfast and lunch boxes at around 05:45. Descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. Another big draw card to this picturesque caldera, is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, and if lucky enough you will have chance to see the small cats like the rare caracal, serval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Picnic breakfast will be served at one of the picnic site at the crater floor, Followed by game viewing visiting the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is one of the main features of the crater, the lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater.

Dinner & overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

Breakfast at the lodge, then pack and leave the lodge for the second morning game viewing at the crater. At around 10:00 you will leave the crater and proceed with the drive to the central Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, known as the cradle of mankind, the gorge stretches for nearly 50 km from Ndutu to the Olbalbal depressions. The Leakeys are the archeologists responsible for most of the excavations and discoveries at Olduvai Gorge. They unearthed about 60 different hominid remains dating back from 2 millions years ago to 17,000 years ago. The remains of about 7,000 extinct animal species have also been unearthed and moulds of some of these artifacts can be seen in the small on-site museum. We will arrange for a private tour of the older excavation sites escorted by one of the museum docents. Continue with the drive to Serengeti National Park and you will arrive at the lodge in time for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

Enjoy game viewing around central Serengeti plains, with an option of breaking the day into two by doing early morning and late afternoon game viewing. Drive through the central Serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions and photographic opportunities, departing the lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy a more leisurely breakfast at the camp instead of a picnic breakfast and depart with a picnic lunch for a full day of game viewing exploring different areas of the central Serengeti. Areas that will be visited are the Retima hippo pool, Maasai and Sametu kopjes and plains as well as Moru and Gol Kopjes. The Central Serengeti and Seronera River valley is home to a great diversity of wildlife due to its unique ecological niches as a transition zone where two distinctly different habitats, the plain and the woodlands merge and various species of wildlife from both habitats can coexist.

Dinner and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

After breakfast, drive to the northern Serengeti with game viewing en route. You will visit the Lobo valley and kopjes as well as the Bologonja area before getting to Kogatende (the northern part of Serengeti) where the Mara River is situated. The northern Serengeti is home to a huge number of resident animals including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, eland, black rhinos and occasionally wild dogs are even being seen. Here you can also witness one of three significant events that happens during the Great Migrations – the annual river crossings. Your days will be combination of looking for good river crossings and other wildlife interactions along the Mara River, Wogakuria kopjes as well as the Lamai triangle (a triangular shaped area just north of the Mara River). The northern Serengeti and the entire Mara rRver area are truly awe-inspiring and will surely be one of the highlights of your safari. You will arrive at the lodge/camp in time for dinner and overnight.

Meals and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

Early morning and late afternoon game viewing at Mara River areas. You will depart the lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Alternatively, you may choose to enjoy a more leisurely breakfast at the lodge instead of a picnic breakfast. You will drive through the Mara River in the golden light of dawn looking for special photographic opportunities of wildebeest and zebras taking the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of the Mara River as well as other wildlife interactions. Witnessing the river crossing takes patience as the herd will often take hours to decide whether or not to cross, weighing the risk of crocodiles and the strength of the river current. A good place to enjoy your picnic breakfast today is along the Mara River. You will later drive back to your camp for lunch and a little leisure at the camp in the middle of the day. Later in the afternoon, you will have another game viewing searching for different wildlife interactions around Mara River and Wogakuria kopjes area during sunset with softer light for photography.

Dinner and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp

Early breakfast at the camp and then leave the camp for Kogatende Airstrip, with game viewing en route, for your internal flight to Arusha. Stop at a cultural heritage spot for lunch and optional shopping, then drive to a lodge for a day use room, followed by an early dinner at River Tree Country Inn. Afterwards you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

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