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Safari 8 days | From $2325

Tanzania safari

Tanzania safari, our most popular itinerary. Tanzania is the ultimate safari destination. With wide open spaces and huge herds of animals Tanzania can offer a wildlife experience unmatched in Africa. In the world famous national parks of northern Tanzania, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, you can spot lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, elephants, antelopes, gazelles and enormous herds of migrating zebras and wildebeests. If you go on only one safari in your lifetime you should go to Tanzania.

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The plains in southern Serengeti is a great place to spot cheetah

Highlights of the journey

Serengeti

Serengeti's seemingly endless plains is home to the world famous migration and arguably the best place in the world to spot lions.

Ngorongoro Crater

The collapsed volcano is a virtual garden of eden and the best place in Tanzania to spot Rhino and black maned lions.

Ng'iresi Village

A guided walk through the very genuine Tanzanian village in the emerald green rolling foot hills of Mount Meru.

Lake Manyara

Close encounters with African elephants in the ground water forest between Rift Valley escarpment and Lake Manyara.

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Zebras in morning mist in central Serengeti

Price for this safari

 

  • $2 325 per person for a group of 6
  • $2 490 per person for a group of 4
  • $2 990 per person for a group of 2

All prices stated per adult sharing a double or twin room. For groups of 3 or 5 or larger groups or contact us for price. Discounts apply for

  • Children (under 12) sharing room with adult
  • Youths (12-15) 
  • Adults sharing triple room
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"God's fingers" over the plains of Seronera in central Serengeti

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met by African Tours & Safaris staff who will drive you to your hotel. After check in the rest of the day on your own. Overnight at Planet Lodge. Dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 2: Ng'iresi Village

Guided walk through Ng’iresi Village on the foot hills of Mt Meru. Your guide knows the area and the people very well and will tell you about life in a very genuine Tanzanian village. Many people will stop and talk to you. Enjoy a picnic lunch by a lovely waterfall before driving back to your hotel. Overnight at Planet Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 3: Lake Manyara

8 a.m. pick up at Planet Lodge by your private safari guide. After a 2 – 2,5-hour drive on tarmac road you come to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara has more elephants per square kilometer than any park in Africa and you often see them right next to the jeep. Other animals commonly seen in the park are warthog, baboon, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, zebra, impala and may species of birds. You stop for picnic lunch in the park. In the afternoon you leave the park and drive to your lodge. Overnight at Octagon Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Early breakfast and then departure for Ngorongoro Crater. After a short stop on a view point at the rim of the crater you drive down to the crater floor where you can spot elephant, rhino, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, hippo and many other animals. You stop for picnic lunch inside the crater. In the afternoon you leave the crater and drive down on the plains of Serengeti. Arrive at your tented camp in the heart of Serengeti at dusk. Overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 5: Serengeti

You spend the entire day on the plains of Serengeti. Your expert guide will take youi to the best places to spot many animals such as for instance lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, impala, water buck, eland, kudu, hippo, crocodile, hartbeast, topi, dik dik, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, baboon, cerval and many more. Picnic in the park during the day. Overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 6: Serengeti

Another full day with safari in Serengeti with amazing animal sightings. Choose if you want to do a full day game drive with picnic lunches or if you want to do morning and afternoon game drives with hot lunch at the lodge. Overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 7: Serengeti to Arusha

This day you wake up before sunrise and go for a game drive at dawn, before brewkfast, hoping to see night active animals such as bush baby, striped, hyena and spring hare and maybe, with some luck, predators with a kill from the night’s hunt. After about two hours you go back to the lodge for breakfast and after breakfast you drive back to Arusha. Arrive back in Arusha late afternoon. Overnight at Planet Lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. Cost for drinks for dinner not included. 

Day 8: Going home or maybe on to Zanzibar

We pick you up at the hotel for transfer to the airport 2,5 hours before a domestic flight or 3 hours before an international flight. If you travel on by bus, we will drive you from the hotel to the bus station. We hope you have had an amazing safari with and wish you safe travels home or on the rest of your journey in Tanzania.

Day 9: Going home

3 hours before your flight we pick you up at the hotel for your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. We hope you have had a fantastic time with us in Tanzania and wish you safe travels back home. 

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Masai woman in Ndutu area of southern Serengeti

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Jackson is one of our very appreciated expert safari guides

Included in the trip

Included in the price

  • 5 days safari in northern Tanzania with private jeep and private guide
  • SerengetiNgorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
  • All park fees
  • 1 day guided culture walk in Ng’iresi Village on the slopes of Mount Meru, including village fees and picnic lunch
  • 3 nights at Arusha Planet Lodge including half board
  • 1 night at Octoagon Lodge including full board
  • 3 nights at Tanzania Bush Camp including full board
  • Return transfers between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha
  • All meals stipulated in the itinerary
  • Air evacuation insurance with Flying Doctors Tanzania. In the unlikely event of serious injury or illness during your safari you get picked up and flewn to hospital in Nairobi.
  • 24 h service by your personal guide 
  • 24 h emergency service via our office in Arusha

Not included in the price

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa for Tanzania
  • Cost for vaccinations
  • Tips
  • Laundry, Internet and other personal costs
  • Drinks for dinners and lunches eaten at hotels and safari camps
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Leopard climbing down a tree in Serengeti