Tanzania is one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations. To say that Tanzania is a special safari destination is an understatement. A safari to Tanzania provides you with the opportunity to experience unforgettable wildlife, beautiful landscapes and amazing cultures, with the Masai people being the ancient nomadic people of the Rift valley region. With 25% of its land devoted to land and wildlife conservation, Tanzania is truly unrivaled in its breadth and depth of wildlife. On this safari you will explore the 3 main wildlife areas of the Northern Tanzania Circuit, these being Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the incredible Serengeti National Park.
This itinerary is available in 3 accommodation options:
Day 01: Arusha (Lake Duluti)
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, where guests are met and transferred to their hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre. Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast basis (plantation room)
Day 02: Arusha - 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 Kilimamoja Lodge on full board basis
Day 03: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving LakeManyara 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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis
Day 04 Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in SerengetiNational Park. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis
Day 05: Serengeti National Park - 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. You visit a Maasai village. Continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater arriving for dinner. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis
Day 06: 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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis
Day 07: Ngorongoro Crater - 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 08: End of Itinerary
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.