8-day Tanzania Lodge Safari – Serena Lodges

Our popular 8-day Tanzania Lodge Safari will take you on an epic adventure through some of northern Tanzania’s best-known wildlife areas.  Starting in Arusha, you travel to Lake Manyara National Park, where one can enjoy its unique birdlife. The next destination is Serengeti National Park.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site the Serengeti is home to the Big 5 and world-renowned for its wildlife viewing opportunities.  Lastly, you will visit Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for wildlife located on the eastern edge of the Rift Valley, before returning to Arusha.

Arrival may be at any time on day 1. Please note that the earliest check-in at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel is 14:00 hours.
The earliest departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport on the last day of the safari should be after 16:00 hours.

This initerary is available in 2 levels of accommodation:
DaySopa LodgesSerena Lodges
1The Arusha HotelArusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa
2Lake Manyara Kilimamoja LodgeLake Manyara Serena Lodge
3Serengeti Sopa LodgeSerengeti Serena Lodge
4Serengeti Sopa LodgeSerengeti Serena Lodge
5Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeNgorongoro Serena Lodge
6Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeNgorongoro Serena Lodge
7Tarangire Sopa LodgeTarangire Sopa Lodge



  • Arusha
  • Central Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Tanzania

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, where guests are met and transferred to their hotel located a short distance from Arusha City Centre.  Overnight Arusha Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.


Day 2 : Lake Manyara National Park

Morning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch. Afternoon join seat in vehicle safari and depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.  Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena on full board basis.


Day 3 : Central Serengeti

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate.  Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge arriving for dinner.  Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 4 : Central Serengeti

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.  Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 5 : Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for a picnic lunch.  Continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater arriving for dinner.  Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis


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 natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists 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. A truly unique wildlife experience.  Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.  Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 7 : Tarangire National Park

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch board your safari vehicle and enjoy an afternoon game viewing within the park.  Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 8 : Departure

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight.


Meet and greet services
Seat in shared 4×4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
Services of a bilingual English speaking driver-guide
Guaranteed window seat
Game drives and crater tour
All accommodation and meals as specified
All park fees and government taxes
One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives


International flights
Airport tax (pay direct)
Driver guide or local escort gratuities
Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
Medical insurance, evacuation cover and travel insurance