Tucked away in the northern corner of Tanzania is a diverse eco-system, packed with wildlife and gorgeous volcanic landscapes. Here, you’ll find everything you’ve imagined possible on safari in Africa, from magnificent beasts to the brightest pink flamingos.
This short Tanzania safari packs in plenty, with lakes, craters, and the iconic Serengeti park all included in your five days of exploration. Between these areas, you have plenty of chance to see the big five of African safari:
Along with a wide range of other animals that are synonymous with African plains. It’s not just the lives of animals that will be revealed on this trip, there is an option to visit the museum of the anthropologist who began to piece together the earliest human history that originated in the area.
On your safari you are accompanied by an expert Tanzanian safari guide who is dedicated to the enjoyment of you and your group; there will be no one else on your tour. Since this is a private tour you can make adjustments to the itinerary, such as taking the trip in reverse order.
This Tour Price is Based on a Per Person Sharing, in a Pop Up Safari Van and in a Double/ Twin Room/ Tent.
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
April 01- June 15
|2 people||US$ 1850||US$ 1655||US$ 1465|
|4 people||US$ 1550||US$ 1355||US$ 1165|
|6 people||US$ 1450||US$ 1255||US$ 1065|
Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park (190 km – 3 to 4 hours)
We’ll start early in Arusha, where your driver will collect you from your hotel, residence, or the airport. Take a moment to get to know them and discuss what you’re aiming to see and the type of experience you’re looking for on your safari. After introductions, it’s off west into the Tanzanian countryside, heading towards Lake Manyara.
When you arrive in the national park, you’ll be taken to your camp or lodge and served lunch. The afternoon is spent on the first of many game drives of your safari. The lake is packed with birdlife, with flocks of flamingos numbering into the hundreds of thousands during the rainy season, and a presence all year round. You’ll also be able to see:
As you make your way along the shores of Lake Manyara.
After your day spotting the birds, as well as the other animals that live in the area, you’ll return to your chosen accommodation for dinner and rest. This first exciting day of your safari in Tanzania includes:
Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
Following breakfast, it’s time to leave Lake Manyara and move on to the world-famous Serengeti. You’ll wind your way through the countryside or Tanzania and pass over the higher ground near Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll be returning to later. You’ll drive through the heart of the park as you journey through to the camp or lodge that you have chosen for your stay in the Serengeti.
Once you arrive at your accommodation, lunch will be served and you’ll be whisked away, back into the park for a full game drive. The Serengeti is vast and diverse, with the big five of African safari, as well as:
And so many more that you must see to believe. If you’re lucky enough to take your safari in Tanzania during the great migration, the guide will be able to help you witness it; one of the biggest movements of animals in the world.
As the sun dips behind the horizon on this packed day of discovery, you will return to the calm and comfort of your camp or lodge. Dinner will be served and the evening is at your disposal to rest and recharge for the next day. The second day of your Tanzanian safari includes:
Day 3 Full Day in Serengeti National Park
For an alternative way to view this part of the world, rise early and take a hot air balloon out over the park at the break of day. As the sun rises and spills light over the land you can watch the patterns of movement over the plains and listen to the magical dawn chorus as the grasslands awake for a fresh day. Once back on solid ground, you are treated to a champagne breakfast with views over the scenic landscape. For this optional activity there is an additional cost of $500 per person.
Whether you choose to take the balloon trip or stay on solid ground in a traditional game drive, you will have lunch, picnic style, in the middle of the park. This will give you as much time as possible within nature, able to appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Serengeti. Once you’ve had your fill, it’s off on another game drive for the afternoon. At this point you are invited to a village of the Masai people, a nomadic tribe that has herded their livestock over these lands for thousands of years. You’ll be greeted with a traditional song and dance and then given time to explore the village and learn of their culture. The entrance fee for this optional activity is $30 per person.
After a day packed with adventure and discoveries, you’ll return back to your camp or lodge in the early evening. Once you’ve had dinner, you will be able to relax and enjoy any of the facilities on offer before getting a sound night’s rest. The third day of your Tanzanian safari includes:
Day 4 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (215 km: 3 – 4 hours)
Start the day with breakfast at your camp or lodge and then embark on a game drive as you progress towards Ngorongoro Crater. On the way, you have the chance to visit Olduvai Gorge and the museum dedicated to the work of Dr David Leakey. This area is the cradle of humanity, where some of the oldest human bons have been found, along with the first evidence of humans using tools to shape the world around them. To be able to learn about this intriguing history, there is an additional entrance fee of $45.
Once you’ve learned your human history, it’s nearly time to return to nature, with a quick lunch at your accommodation on the rim of the crater. Once you’ve eaten, it’s time to drop down the 600m incline into possibly the most stunning natural theatre that there is on Earth. The crater walls provide protection to such animals as:
And many more. Your guide will be able to explain the fascinating geological history that made the crater many millennia ago.
After a day of discovery of both natural and human history, it’s time for dinner and downtime. Take a chance to view the scenery from the windows and terraces of your accommodation, and don’t forget to look up at the stars, too. Your final full day of safari in Tanzania includes:
Day 5 Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha (190 km: 3 – 4 hours)
Your final day on safari in Tanzania begins with breakfast. From there, your driver will take you on the journey through the parks and countryside of north west Tanzania. You will drive through the park to exit, so will have chance to bid your final farewells to the landscape you have spent so much time with.
As you head to Arusha, take in the life of the ordinary people of this fascinating country. You’ll pass through towns and villages of people going about their day, offering you a glimpse into their lives that aren’t so far from your own.
Upon arrival in Arusha you will be taken for a goodbye lunch by your driver before they drop you off at your hotel, residence, or even the local airport, depending on your travel plans. This final day of your Tanzanian safari includes:
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