8 Days Tanzania wildlife Safari Tour
our eight days Tanzania wildlife safaris and tours, have been planned to give you more time in the Serengeti National Park and specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Tanzania safari and journey itinerary has been planned for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.
This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.
Detailed itinerary of Tanzania wildlife Safari Tour
Day 1: Arrival Day –Welcome to East Africa! Arrive at Arusha Airport near Arusha Town where you will be met by Africa Joy Tours staff and transported to the beautiful hotel situated on the lower slopes of Mount Meru in Arusha, Tanzania. The afternoon can either be spent around the swimming pool, bird watching, or relaxing in the beautiful and peaceful gardens while catching up on some much- needed rest before your safari starts the following day. Bed and breakfast included accommodation as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 2: Full day game view in Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at
Day 3: Arusha – Ngorongoro
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.
Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 4: Ngorongoro – Ndutu
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 90 km
After breakfast we will head to the Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp, and after lunch we will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game.Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 5: Ndutu
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.Lunch, Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 6: Ndutu – Serengeti Plains
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 80 km
After breakfast we head towards the central Serengeti National Park, also known as the Seronera. We descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 7: Serengeti to Arusha
After good breakfast at hotel you will have game on route from Serengeti via Ngorongoro and you will have your lunch at naabi gate before proceed to Arusha after lunch we drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight at as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested. The group should tip the guide around $20 to $ 30 a day
Day 8: Departure-
After good breakfast at hotel you will be transfer to airport for your flight this will depend on your flight time. The group should tip the guide around $20 to $ 30 a day
Price per person is 1750 USD, based on two people
- All airport transfers in private car
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch,
- Services of a professional Spanish speaking safari guide
- Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All accommodation as notes in tour program with full board
- All camping gear
- International airfare & flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
- Travel insurance Visa and Passport fees
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
- Drinking water
- Lunch box in the first day