Best of Tanzania – Small Group

Overview

Explore Tanzania’s most spectacular landscapes and witness unparalleled wildlife on this exceptional safari adventure.

Tour Information

Duration

1 Night Lake Manyara | 2 Nights Serengeti | 1 Night Ngorongoro Crater | 1 Night Tarangire National Park

Availability

June – October (See departure dates at the end of the itinerary)

Tour Highlights

Lake Manyara National Park, Central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

Price:

Starting from USD 2,346 per person sharing Single Room Supplement is USD 117

Duration

6 Days

Day 1

Arusha – Lake Manyara – Karatu

  • After a hearty breakfast, your guide collects you and drives you to Lake Manyara
  • While Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, its diverse vegetation ranging from savannah to marsh and evergreen forest, supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. Expect to see large families of elephants, millions of flamingos, and even tree-climbing lions
  • Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the baboons in this park which live in troops of up to 200 members
  • After an action-packed day, your guide takes you to your accommodation for the night
  • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Karatu – Serengeti

  • After breakfast at your hotel, get ready to ramp up your safari adventure as we head to the Serengeti
  • Sit back and relax as we make the five-hour journey to your hotel in the Serengeti National Park, where you are dropped off and given time to settle in
  • Guests raring to get out and explore can take advantage of a sunset game drive
  • Back to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the Serengeti at night
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Bush Camp Central
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of wildlife encounters
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Bush Camp Central
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Serengeti – Karatu

  • After an early breakfast, you checkout and depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few predators hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  • Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Karatu and settle into your new surroundings
  • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to your accommodation in Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Tarangire – Arusha

  • Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast while looking out over the plains dotted with hundreds of Africa’s prehistoric ‘Trees of Life’ – the baobab
  • The lesser-known Tarangire National Park receives a fraction of the Serengeti’s visitors and is home to some of Tanzania’s best wildlife, including a 300-strong herd of elephants, as well as wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, eland and buffalo.
  • After an exciting morning exploring Tarangire National Park, you are transferred Arusha- where we wave you a fond farewell
  • If you have an onward flight we can arrange airport transfer at an extra cost
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Fixed Departure Dates

  • 16th – 21st June 2021
  • 20th – 26th July 2021
  • 5th – 10th August 2021
  • 28th Aug – 2nd Sept 2021
  • 29th Aug – 3rd October 2021
Day 1

Arusha – Lake Manyara – Karatu

  • After a hearty breakfast, your guide collects you and drives you to Lake Manyara
  • While Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, its diverse vegetation ranging from savannah to marsh and evergreen forest, supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. Expect to see large families of elephants, millions of flamingos, and even tree-climbing lions
  • Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the baboons in this park which live in troops of up to 200 members
  • After an action-packed day, your guide takes you to your accommodation for the night
  • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Karatu – Serengeti

  • After breakfast at your hotel, get ready to ramp up your safari adventure as we head to the Serengeti
  • Sit back and relax as we make the five-hour journey to your hotel in the Serengeti National Park, where you are dropped off and given time to settle in
  • Guests raring to get out and explore can take advantage of a sunset game drive
  • Back to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing evening listening to the sounds of the Serengeti at night
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Bush Camp Central
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Serengeti

  • We set out in the early morning for a full day’s game drive in search of wildlife encounters
  • Expect to spot animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic – great herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebra, thousands of Eland, as well as exceptional year-round lion sightings
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic and spend the entire day out exploring the rolling plains of the Serengeti National Park
  • After an action-packed day in the bush, your guide drops you back at your accommodation inside the national park, in time for a gourmet dinner
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Bush Camp Central
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Serengeti – Karatu

  • After an early breakfast, you checkout and depart with your lunch for a final morning game drive in the Serengeti
  • Few predators hunt during the heat of the day and so early morning is often the best time to observe the thrill of the chase
  • Enjoy your last few moments in the Serengeti National Park before we make the three-hour transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Check-in to your accommodation in Karatu and settle into your new surroundings
  • Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire

  • Wake up early to panoramic views of the crater, and after breakfast, head off for a day trip to explore the many fascinating species that are protected within its rim
  • Here, we can see the Big Five in high concentration against the stunning backdrop of the crater walls
  • After a day of exploring, you are transferred to your accommodation in Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Tarangire – Arusha

  • Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast while looking out over the plains dotted with hundreds of Africa’s prehistoric ‘Trees of Life’ – the baobab
  • The lesser-known Tarangire National Park receives a fraction of the Serengeti’s visitors and is home to some of Tanzania’s best wildlife, including a 300-strong herd of elephants, as well as wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, eland and buffalo.
  • After an exciting morning exploring Tarangire National Park, you are transferred Arusha- where we wave you a fond farewell
  • If you have an onward flight we can arrange airport transfer at an extra cost
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Fixed Departure Dates
  • 16th – 21st June 2021
  • 20th – 26th July 2021
  • 5th – 10th August 2021
  • 28th Aug – 2nd Sept 2021
  • 29th Aug – 3rd October 2021
Whats included
  • 5 x Nights of accommodation and meals as outlined above
  • Your own professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Activities and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Evening sundowners (where applicable)
  • Packed lunches on excursions
  • Unlimited mileage in one of our custom 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruisers during safari game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
Whats excluded
  • International and domestic flights
    Any items of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips for drivers and guides etc
    Insurance
    Visas
    Return airport transfers to Kilimanjaro international Airport
    Accommodation in Arusha before and after safaris

Accommodation

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