Classic Tanzania Safari
If you’ve long been dreaming of a wildlife safari in the heart of Africa, this stunning trip to Tanzania could be just what you’re after. Join us as we travel to the area’s most famous national parks to experience some of the best game-viewing in Africa. Begin your tour in Tarangire, one of Tanzania’s largest parks, home to herds of elephants and giant baobab trees. From here, we will make our way over the Rift Valley Wall and onto Africa’s most famous game park, the Serengeti. Here, prides of lions roam the vast grasslands in search of food, whilst hundreds of hippo bathe in the Serengeti waters. Visit Olduvai Gorge and a Maasai Village on your way to the Ngorongoro Crater, your final stop on this tour. Home to ‘the big five’, this conservation area in Northern Tanzania is vast and teeming with wildlife; the perfect place to end your Tanzania Safari.
Spot herds of elephants at the Tarangire National Park
Breath-taking game drives in the Serengeti
Walk around the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
The chance to see all of the “Big 5”
Day 1 – Arrive Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, proceed to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be arranged for the first night of your Tanzania Safari. Overnight in Arusha.
Day 2 – Arusha / Tarangire
After breakfast, you will travel to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s largest national parks and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park. Animals congregate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, up to six thousand elephants and many more animals. Enjoy an afternoon game drive here before you spend the night in one of the areas lovely tented camps.
Day 3 – Tarangire
Today you will enjoy a full day game drive within Tarangire National Park.
Day 4 – Tarangire / Rift Valley / Serengeti
After breakfast, we will drive to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti. On route you will view the Rift Valley and drive over the rim of the Rift Valley Wall. The Serengeti is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, other small predators and an abundance of other animals. Your afternoon can be spent on a game drive before enjoying dinner and the experience of sleeping in the middle of the Serengeti.
Day 5 – Serengeti
Today you have a full day in the wonderful Serengeti Park, and your guide will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year. You can spend time at the Hippo pool, watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions or be in the middle of the migration. You can journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes, the volcanic rocky outcrops that provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing.
Day 6 – Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater
An early morning start is essential this morning as we try to find the big cats before they retreat away from the midday sun. After a few hours game drive in the Serengeti, we will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. On route we will stop at Olduvai Gorge, one of the most amazing archaeological sites in the world, and visit a local Maasai Village to learn about their way of life.
Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast this morning you will be descending into the Ngorongoro Crater – a wonderful haven for wildlife. Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all wildlife lives within the crater walls, so you have the opportunity to find game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly, as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetah. Elephant, zebra, wildebeest, warthog and many other animals also have residency here. Enjoy a full day’s game drive and lunch by the hippo pond.
Day 8 – Ngorongoro / Arusha
This morning you will enjoy a 3-4 hour walking safari around the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. You can expect to see small animals, birds and a variety of local plant life. After lunch we will begin the drive back to Arusha, where we will spend the night.
Day 9 – Depart Arusha
Your Tanzania Safari tour has come to an end! You will have some free time in the morning depending on flight departure times.
WHAT'S INCLUDED ON THE TANZANIA SAFARI
- Accommodation in lodges & permanent tented camps based on sharing a twin room
- All game drives & park entry fees
- Private vehicle
- All meals whilst on safari
- Services of English-speaking local guide throughout
- Olduvai Gorge entry
- At least 1 pair of binoculars per vehicle (but would recommend bringing your own as well)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ON THE TANZANIA SAFARI
- International flights
- Valid Visa (around USD$50)
- Lunches/Dinners in Arusha
- Tipping guide & driver (the recommended is approx. USD$30-$40 per day per driver/guide – this is split between everyone in the group)
- Small tip to the Ngorongoro walking safari ranger (USD$5 per person is adequate)
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on the Tanzania Safari on payment of a deposit of £250.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
- International flights are not included and will need to be organised separately. Please do not book flights until we give the go-ahead. If you would like flight suggestions or help with booking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Trip Type Safari
Group Size Maximum 10
Physical Rating Easy (but does include fairly long drives along some bumpy roads)
Currency & Spending Money Tanzanian Shilling / Spending £10 and upwards per day (please note most meals included)
Hosts One of our local guides will be your main point of contact throughout this trip.
Clothing The weather will be hot, so make sure you take light, loose-fitting clothing – this will also help to prevent mosquito bites- and adequate sun protection; hats, sunglasses, sun cream etc. There may be some rain, so it’s advised to take a light rain jacket too, as well as comfortable shoes and sandals.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, especially when travelling to Africa. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations. Mosquito borne diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever are present within the country, so make sure you have adequate protection.
Single Supplement £330
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Tanzania before your departure date.
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