9 Days the Best Safari Adventure

Game Drives

walking safari

CULTURAL TOUR

HOT AIR BALOON SAFARI

BIRD WATCHING

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Overview

This tour gives you the best of Tanzania national parks with endless wild game and beautiful landscapes.

Trip Summary

  • Start: Arusha, Tanzania
  • End: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Destinations: Tarangire, Lake Natron,Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
  • Theme: Wildlife Safari
  • Max group size: Any size

Itinerary

Arrival day: Pick up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Planet Lodge for overnight stay

Day 1 – Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, You will be picked up by our representative and transferred to your accommodation in the midst of a coffee plantation. Depending on the arrival time, you can choose to visit the Maasai market or the Tanzanite museum for some souvenirs of the glittering kind. You can also choose to buy souvenirs from the lodge made by a group of people with disabilities called Shanga Shangaa. Otherwise, enjoy the tranquility of the gardens, tour the plantation, and get ready for your safari adventure!
Accommodations: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Meal Plan: half board

Day 2 – Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Tree climbing lion After a beautiful night at the lodge, you will start your journey to Lake Manyara National Park – the place known for tree-climbing lions. The journey takes approximately two hours to the national park. You will drive through Mto Wa Mbu along the way where you can choose to stop by for shopping – either for fruits or souvenirs.
The park is a great start for your Tanzanian safari offering an all-around experience as you wait to visit the famous Serengeti.
Drive time – 2 hours 30 minutes
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 3 – Game drive in Manyara National Park

Manyara National Park offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa’s most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. Bird watchers will find Lake Manyara to be an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly colored lilac-breasted roller.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 4 – Transfer to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you leave the lodge and drive via Ngorongoro crater and head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, you 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. En route, you will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! You then 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.

Drive time – 3 hours

Accommodation: Nomad Lamai Serengeti Luxury Camp

Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 5 & 6 – Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lions.

Cheetahs can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks.

Accommodation: Nomad Lamai Serengeti Luxury Camp

Meal Plan: B, L & D

 

Day 7 – Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Africa Safari ToursAfter the beautiful experience in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, start the journey to the picturesque Ngorongoro Crater checking in to your lodge. In the afternoon, take on a Maasai cultural walk and learn about the local customs, traditional plant uses, and ancient stories of the tribal people who call this region home.

Accommodations: Gibbs Farm Karatu

Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 8 – Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro-hyenaGame drives are the key to safari success in the Ngorongoro Crater allowing you to spend a full day reveling in the extraordinary wildlife found in the region. Walks and hikes are a great way to vary your experience and explore the spectacular scenery. A Maasai cultural walk will introduce you to the local customs, traditional plant uses, and ancient stories of the tribal people that call this region home.

Accommodations: Gibbs Farm Karatu

Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 9 – Transfer to Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha airport for a Domestic flight to Zanzibar.

Accommodation: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 10 & 11 – Zanzibar

The next days will be spent at leisure at the resort. You can also choose to take on some of the different water activities offered by the resorts depending on your interests. This would be settled privately by you with help from us or with the resort.

Accommodation: Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

Meal Plan: B, L & D

Day 12 – Fly back home

Today after breakfast and depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

 

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha before Safari and after
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Flight From Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking driver guide
  • 3 Meals a day according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited drinking water while on Game Drive
  • Government taxes and levies
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

Price Excludes

  • Drinks from the bar at the lodges/camps
  • Cost of entry visa and passport
  • All expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc.
  • International and local airport departure taxes
    International flight from/to Tanzania
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Tips for the guides
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above