Our Tanzania Adventure is a great value safari visiting amazing, game-rich areas of Tanzania. This scheduled weekly departure features classic-level accommodations that make this an affordable safari without sacrificing quality.
Tour Length: 8 days
Land from $3,495 per person
Starting with arrival into Tanzania on Sundays, this program features all of the popular northern Tanzania game parks. Guests travel in custom designed 4×4 safari vehicles with driver/guide and open roofs for game viewing. This seat-in-vehicle safari allows a maximum of 7 family and friends to travel together, all whom enjoy window seats. The safari includes most meals, accommodation, park entry fees with visits to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire.
Day 1 (Sun) Arrive Arusha, Tanzania (1 night)
Welcome to Africa! Unwind at your hotel for your first relaxing night.
Day 2 Arusha / Lake Manyara (1 night)
Your first day of safari you head out towards Lake Manyara National Park. As you travel through beautiful grassland and rolling hills, you may see the Masai herding their cattle and goats. In Lake Manyara National Park, the park is a bird watcher’s paradise. Expect to see a variety of animals such as impala, elephant, dik dik, bush buck, hippo and if you’re lucky see the famous tree-climbing lions of Manyara.
Day 3 Lake Manyara / Serengeti National Park (2 nights)
Start with a game drive and then head up the amazing Rift Valley escarpment with beautiful views of Lake Manyara. Then on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – gate way to the Serengeti. Visit the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, famous for the Laetoli hominid footprints and many other archaeological discoveries. Two days of glorious game drives in the land of endless plains.
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. All meals are served at the lodge, however; at the driver/guides’ discretion, a picnic lunch may be taken to maximize game viewing. A range of different habitats provides many different animals. Look for lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, elephant, hippo, impala, zebra, wildebeest, grants gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. Also there is a large variety of bird life. The sheer size of this park and its amazing changing scenery make this a day to remember.
Day 5 Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater (2 nights)
After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game as you transfer across the vast Serengeti plains. After a picnic lunch you continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. You will have time to freshen up before enjoying a delicious dinner, followed by a well-deserved night’s rest.
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you’ll descend through the early morning mist and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. With more than 30,000 resident animals, it is an awe-inspiring wildlife experience. You return to the lodge for a late lunch and then have the afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 7 Ngorongoro / Tarangire National Park (1 night)
Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast you continue to Tarangire National Park. You drive through the highlands and the Karatu district, viewing the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south onto the main Arusha – Dodoma Road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. Dinner at the lodge.
Day 8 Tarangire / Arusha / Departure
Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. You then transfer on to Kilimanjaro to commence your departure flight.
Have a few extra days? How about spending them on a beach in Zanzibar where you can relax or be as busy as you like visiting the giant tortoises on Prison Island, walk through the Jozani Forest in search of the Zanzibar red colobus monkey and other forest residents, or join a walking tour through the narrow alleys, past the old houses and numerous shops that are a part of historic Stone Town.
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