8-day Tanzania Wilderness Camps

Our popular 8-day Tanzania Lodge Safari, using Tanganyika Wilderness Lodges 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 Ilboru Safari Lodge is 1400 hours.
The earliest departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport on the last day of the safari should be after 1600 hours.


  • Arusha
  • Central Serengeti
  • Karatu / Ngorongoro
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ikoma
  • Southern Serengeti (Ndutu)
  • Tanzania

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport, where you are met and transferred to your hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre.  Overnight Ilboru Safari Lodge on bed and breakfast basis


Day 2 : Tarangire National Park

Morning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch. In the 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 continue to Lake Burunge on the western edge of Tarangire National Park Gate. Here your lodge is located on the shores of the lake adjacent to the park. Arrive for dinner and overnight
Overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks)


Day 3 : Ngorongoro Crater

Morning board your safari vehicle for game viewing within the park in search of its large lion prides and elephant herds.  Drive through the baobab tree lined park and explore the silale swamp. Return to your camp for lunch.

Afternoon drive north through the park and to the town of Makuyuni where you 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 Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks)


Day 4 : Ikoma

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the camp 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 camp arriving for dinner
Overnight at Kati Kati Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks)


Day 5 : Ikoma

A semi-permanent tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically positioned to allow exploration of the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a true safari camp experience.

A cosy mess tent isolated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and snacks before dinner. The camp offers 15 tents with en suite facilities.


Day 6 : Karatu / Ngorongoro

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro viewing wildlife across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off en route for your picnic lunch. You then continue your journey towards Ngorongoro where you pass along the rim of the crater and descend to the park gate and your lodge located in Karatu surrounded by farmland and a view of the backwall of the crater.
Overnight at Tloma Lodge on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks) (with picnic box lunch)


Day 7 : Karatu / Ngorongoro

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 an early breakfast, you drive to the park gate and 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 for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Tloma Lodge on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks) (with picnic box lunch)


Day 8 : Departure

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past the highlands and the
Karatu district, Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. You will view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south on to the main road 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 International Airport
to connect international departure flight . END OF OUR SERVICES


Meet and greet services
Transfers as shown
Seat in shared 4×4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 6 clients per vehicle)
Services of a bilingual English-speaking driver-guide
Guaranteed window seat
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
Filtered water will be provided in our safari vehicles.
Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari


International and regional flights
Airport taxes except on tickets we issue
Passport and visa fees
COVID-19 testing and certification fees if required
Emergency medical evacuation cover
Hot air balloon safaris
Driver-guide gratuities
Dining rooms tips and porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Drinks (except where specified)
Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature