Tour overview

All our 8-day Africa wildlife safaris and tours, have been designed to give you more time in the Serengeti National Park and specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Africa safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.

The travel itinerary below, is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you – the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information.

 

INCLUDED
Game safaris safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per samples itineraries Budget Camping, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation during the safari
Private or sharing 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch, refrigerator and charging port Professional safari and tour guide / driver
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Hadzabe and Datoga tribes visit, Tarangire and Serengeti national park fees. All meals on the safari
1.5 liters of mineral water Unlimited game viewing activities specified
Airport transfers
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks and mineral water at lodges
Laundry
Items of personal nature
International and local airfares unless it is a personal special request of a personal nature
Airport taxes
Entry visas
Optional Wi-Fi in the vehicle
Tips and gratuities
Hotel accommodation before / after the safari

 

Day 1

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International airport – Lake Manyara.

Non game-viewing.                                                                                                                               

Travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 130 kms.

Pick up from Kilimanjaro International airport and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch and after lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.Dinner and overnight in the Lake Manyara as per customer option request Budget, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation.

Day 2

Non game-viewing.                                                                                                                                

 Travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 kmAfter breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we 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. We 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.Dinner and overnight in central Serengeti as per customer option request(Budget or Mid-range accommodation basis).

Day 3

Game-viewing en-route                                                                                                                                  Travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 164kms.After breakfast, drive to northern Serengeti National Park towards Lobo and bologonya were you will see Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year around. We will have our lunch at Bologonya picnic site.

Dinner and overnight in the Northern Serengeti as per customer option request (Budget, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation basis).

Day 4

Game-viewing en-route                                                                                                                                   Travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 164kms.After breakfast, we head to find good sightings for wildebeest migration and the wildebeest crossing the Mara River. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacles. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing. After lunch you will be transferred to the central Serengeti plains, game viewing en-route south from the Mara River valley takes you through hills country, the Lobo area woodlands and then back to central portion of the Serengeti.

Dinner and overnight in the Northern Serengeti as per customer option request (Budget, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation basis).

Day 5

Non game-viewing                                                                                                                                   

Travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 kms.After breakfast at the lodge we will depart to Ngorongoro conservation Area and descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor, in the late afternoon ascend from the crater and drive to your hotel/lodge/camp.Dinner and overnight as per customer option request (Budget, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation basis).

Day 6

Non game-viewing                                                                                                                                   

Travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 kms.                                                                                                                                            

Tanzania’s remarkable residents don’t just come on four legs. Indigenous hunter-gatherer tribes still exist in East Africa (just) and you’ll enjoy two days of memorable cultural immersion. The nimble Hadzape Bushmen sidestep through the trees, picking up on every clue as they stalk a small antelope. You can also see the clues; an upturned stone, a line of animal droppings, a slight indent in the grass. But the bushman spots them without breaking stride, eyes always scanning ahead, the path of the prey continually visualized. On day eight you’ll head out on a morning hunt, a haunting experience that reveals the phenomenal skills of these ancient people. And yes, they do still use a homemade bow and arrow.

This is a place of tranquility, harmony, and getting involved with local tribes. The Hadzape hunter-gatherers use an ancient click dialect, while the waDatonga villages remain unchanged for millennia. In the late afternoon of day 7 leave Lake Eyasi and drive to Tarangire national park.Dinner and overnight in Lake Eyasi (Budget accommodation under Baobab tree).

Day 7

Non game-viewing.                                                                                                                                     

Travel time:  hours
Distance: 155 km

After breakfast we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire as per customer option request (Budget, Mid-range or Luxury accommodation basis).

Day 8

Non game-viewing.                                                                                                                                    Travel time:  hours
Distance: 170 km.

We enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the Camp. We will then transfer to Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight back.

Ends of our African safari services.

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