Wildlife safari in Tanzania - 8 Days

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8 Day wildlife safari in Tanzania

Tour overview

The safari begins and ends in Tanzania, the tour takes you to three main national parks of Tanzania, including; Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. The tour will also take you to Serengeti national Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings new adventure as well as a new land scape. The same safari will take you to Ngorongoro crater as well as the Ngorongoro conservation Area in Tanzania, this one features one of the highest concentration of game as well as a large population of carnivores and predators in Africa. In these parks, you will witness the amazing African Wildlife species. The tour will finally take you to Tarangire national park which has the greatest concentration of the game in Tanzania. You will get chance to view lots of wildlife including; elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, birds, and many more.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Day 2: Have a game drive in Arusha National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire and have a game drive

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Manyara and have a game drive

Day 5: Transfer to Serengeti and have a game drive

Day 6: Full day game drive in Serengeti National park

Day 7: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Day 8: Transfer from Ngorongoro to Arusha

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Arrival will be at any time at Kilimanjaro international Airport, we shall then arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro to Arusha at any booked lodge of your choice. Here you will spend the rest of the day for leisure. The guide will come and give you a briefing about the whole safari.

Overnight at Moivaro Lodge.

Day 2: Have a game drive in Arusha National Park

We shall travel from the hotel and drive through Arusha National Park, where we shall view many herds of Buffalos within the spectacular Ngurdoto crater, you will as well view the flamingos at Momela Lakes and the peak of the rugged Mount Meru. This park harbours many wildlife species including the Giraffes, colobus monkeys, zebras, hyenas, leopards as well as birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you gather at the rolling hills as well as the wooded savannahs of the park. At the end of the day, we shall return to the hotel.

Accommodation option

Moivaro Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire and have a game drive

Early in the morning, drive to Tarangire, where you will have an excellent game viewing session, this park is small and offers excellent sights. This park during the dry season comes alive with wildlife and the birdlife that come around Tarangire River, that is permanent source of water. We shall spend the night at the lodge in the park with the unique and stunning atmosphere. Later in the afternoon, we shall travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Manyara and have a game drive

This day, we shall drive to Lake Manyara National park and enjoy a full day game drive, this park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania and offers a rewarding and beautiful safari experience.  The shores of this lake are filled with lots of birds and you get chance to spot some tree climbing lions. You can as well locate some large mammals as well as the striking cliffs and the Rift escarpments that form on the backdrop. Later, the afternoon, we shall have a drive to the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 5: Transfer to Serengeti and have a game drive

We shall head to Serengeti National Park and en route have the opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It’s here that the two archaeologists, Lois and Mary Leaky discovered the world’s most important discoveries in 1950s. You be able to see the small museum were you will see the evidence of our ancestors that has dated back .5 million years ago. Have Lunch and after drive to Serengeti and in the afternoon have a game drive within the vast plains which are broken by stands of the acacia trees as well as the Kopje. In the months of January, February, December, we might meet the migration of the large herds to zebras, gazelle and wildebeest. There are also plenty of animal species including; giraffes, elephants, buffalos, lions, cheetah and leopards. We shall then return to the lodge for the night.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 6: Full day game drive in Serengeti National park

Today, you will spend a full day game viewing in the park, you will wake up so early and the guide will choose the best locations for the time of the year. You will spend most of the time at the Hippo Pool watching the animals as they cool down at the water source. These include; the crocodiles, and the hippos. You will view a big pride of lions as well as the migration of Wildebeests as well as the zebras. We shall drive on the wide open plains to the Kopjes, these are known as the volcanic rocky out crops which provides shelter and protection from the many animals and also from the top, you can view the vast grasslands of Serengeti National Park. The park land scape will provide you with the best game viewing opportunities, you will view many animals including; the elephants, zebras, lions, wildebeest, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs etc. there are also many birds found here, some of these include; secretary birds and the Flightless ostrich. We shall then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

 Day 7: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

We shall start the day with a game drive before driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this is a special place in Tanzania, the area is managed for the masai people and the animals which graze along the indigenous wildlife. During the drive, we shall enjoy seeing the masai people and their way of life. At the entrance gate, there is a chance of learning about the volcanic land scape, after, we shall drive around the rim of this beautiful crater, get chance to view many wildebeests, buffaloes. After, we shall descend to the crater. This crater also provides a sanctuary for many animals including; the lions, buffalos, elephants, Rhinos, leopard as well as the giraffes that are found in the steep sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we shall travel outside the Ngorongororo Conservation Area to the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 8: Transfer from Ngorongoro to Arusha

You will relax in the morning and after transfer to Arusha, you will explore the Maasai Market, you will after transfer to the airport which makes it the end of this safari.

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Wildlife safari in Tanzania

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