Best of Tanzania

Overview

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

Tour Information

Duration

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

Availability

Year round

Tour Highlights

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

Price:

Starting from USD 3,169 per person sharing

Duration

7 Days

Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  • Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world *

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Lake Manyara

  • 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
  • Enjoy a trip to the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu Village and learn about the melting pot of cultures found here. Home to over 120 different tribes from across Tanzania, you will gain insight into daily life, visiting local farms, schools, churches, a milling machine and much more*
  • After an action-packed day, your guide takes you to your accommodation for the night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 3

Lake Manyara – 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
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

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
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

  • After an early breakfast, you 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 Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

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
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Tarangire – Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • 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 to Kilimanjaro International Airport- where we wave you a fond farewell
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha

  • Our guide meets you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfers you to your hotel in Arusha
  • Located beneath the twin peaks of Mt. Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha City is the gateway to Tanzania’s Northern Circuit of national parks and marks the starting point of your safari into the African Bush
  • Set out to explore the vibrant sights and sounds of local life in Arusha
  • Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy popular coffee tours – weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, while learning about how beans are nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce myriad different blends which are exported and enjoyed all over the world *

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 2

Arusha – Lake Manyara

  • 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
  • Enjoy a trip to the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu Village and learn about the melting pot of cultures found here. Home to over 120 different tribes from across Tanzania, you will gain insight into daily life, visiting local farms, schools, churches, a milling machine and much more*
  • After an action-packed day, your guide takes you to your accommodation for the night
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are an additional cost

Day 3

Lake Manyara – 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
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

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
  • Take to the African skies in a hot air balloon to appreciate the pristine natural beauty of this 14,763km2 savannah stretching as far as the eye can see *
  • Cosy around the campfire and enjoy sharing stories of the day’s wildlife sightings
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

* These activities are at an additional cost

Day 5

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

  • After an early breakfast, you 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 Ngorongoro and settle into your new surroundings
  • Enjoy a guided walk around the rim of the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. In addition to seeing breathtaking views of the volcanic crater and the diverse wildlife, our expert guides will also teach you about its incredible indigenous flora and fauna *
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

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
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Tarangire – Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • 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 to Kilimanjaro International Airport- where we wave you a fond farewell
  • Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
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Whats included
  • Return airport transfers to Kilimanjaro international Airport
  • 6 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 with unlimited soft drinks and snacks
  • 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
  • Accommodation in Arusha
  •  Any items of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips for drivers and guides etc
  • Insurance
  • Visas
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Accommodation

From traditional tented safari camps to luxurious lodges, we work with a number of tried and tested accommodation providers to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. Below are some of the camps that we have highly recommend for this itinerary:

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha

Arusha Serena Lodge

Arusha Serena Lodge
Arusha

AFRICAN TULIP

African Tulip Hotel
Arusha

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Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
The Lake Manyara

Tortilis Camp

Lake Manyara Tortilis camp
The Lake Manyara

Kilimamoja-Lodge-pool-with-a-view

Kilimamoja Lodge
The Lake Manyara

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Katikati tented camp
Central Serengeti

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Kubukubu tented lodge
Central Serengeti

Asilia dunia camp

Asilia dunia camp
Central Serengeti

Farm House Valley

Ngorongoro farm House
Karatu

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Ngorongoro serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater

The Highlands

THE HIGHLANDS
Ngorongoro Crater

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Lake Burunge tented camp
Tarangire National Park

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire sopa Lodge

Tarangire sopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park

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