Day one: Arusha
Upon arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you can expect to be greeted by a representative from Africa Travel Bureau, who will be waiting to pick you up and assist you with your luggage. They will warmly welcome you to Tanzania and provide you with any necessary information or support you may need as you make your way to your hotel.
From the airport, you will be driven to your hotel, which is located in a serene and tranquil environment. During the drive, you will have the chance to take in the beautiful scenery of Tanzania and get a glimpse of the local way of life. Your driver will also give you a brief overview of your safari itinerary, highlighting some of the exciting activities and destinations that you will visit during your adventure.
After arriving at your hotel, you can settle into your room and relax after your journey. The hotel offers a range of amenities to help you unwind, such as comfortable beds, refreshing showers, and delicious meals. You will also have a chance to meet with your safari guide, who will brief you on the details of your upcoming safari and answer any questions you may have.
Before turning in for the night, take some time to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel and soak in the sights and sounds of Tanzania. Get a good night’s rest, so you can be well-prepared for the exciting adventures that await you on your safari the following day.
Overnight: Four points by Sheraton Arusha
Day two: Tarangire National Park
The following day, after a restful night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your experienced driver guide who will accompany you on your journey to Tarangire National Park. The park is located approximately 118 kilometers from Arusha and the drive will take you through stunning landscapes, passing through local villages and towns.
Upon arrival at the park, you will be met with a breathtaking view of the vast plains, punctuated with acacia trees and baobabs. You will start your game drive in the park, searching for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the park, including the impressive herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and wildebeests.
Tarangire National Park is renowned for its population of tree-climbing lions, which is a rare behavior that is unique to this park. You will keep your eyes peeled for these majestic creatures, as they lounge on tree branches, surveying their surroundings.
During your game drive, your driver guide will stop at a scenic spot where you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the park.
In the late afternoon, you will proceed to the camp, where you will be welcomed with warm hospitality and refreshing drinks. You will settle into your comfortable accommodation and unwind, taking in the peaceful surroundings of the camp.
As the sun sets, you will gather around a campfire, sharing stories and enjoying a delicious dinner under the starry sky. The sounds of nocturnal wildlife will lull you to sleep, as you retire to your cozy tent for the night, anticipating the adventures that lie ahead on your safari.
Overnight: Maromboi tented camp
Day three and Day four : Serengeti National Park
After a delicious breakfast at the camp, you will check out and embark on the next leg of your adventure, departing for the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. This drive will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Tanzania, as you journey through rolling hills, expansive grasslands, and acacia woodlands.
En route to Serengeti National Park, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a game drive in the stunningly beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. This park is renowned for its lush green forests, which are home to a variety of primates such as baboons, vervet monkeys, and blue monkeys. You will also be on the lookout for the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, which are known to lounge in the branches of acacia trees.
As you continue your journey to Serengeti National Park, you will stop at a scenic spot to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Tanzania. This is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs, take some photos, and enjoy the fresh air before continuing on your adventure.
As you enter Serengeti National Park, you will be struck by the vastness of the plains and the incredible array of wildlife that inhabit the park. You will be on the lookout for the park’s famous big five animals, which include lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. The park is also home to many other fascinating species, such as giraffes, zebras, hyenas, and cheetahs.
As the sun sets, you will arrive at your lovely camp, where you will be welcomed with warm hospitality and refreshing drinks. You will settle into your comfortable accommodation and unwind, taking in the peaceful surroundings of the camp. You will gather for a sumptuous dinner, enjoying a delicious meal under the starry sky.
As you retire to your tent for the night, you will be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the African bush, eagerly anticipating the incredible experiences that await you on your Serengeti safari. The next day, you will set out to explore the vast plains of the Serengeti, witnessing the famous wildebeest migration and getting up close and personal with the incredible wildlife that inhabits this magnificent park.
Overnight: Tanzania Bush Camp
Day five : Ngorongoro Crater
After a delicious breakfast at your camp in Serengeti, your driver guide will pick you up for the next leg of your safari adventure. You will depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, located west of Arusha, in the beautiful crater highlands of Tanzania.
The journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an adventure in itself, as you travel through stunning landscapes, villages, and farmlands. You will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the area, as you take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, vast expanses of highland plains, and the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater.
Upon arrival at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will proceed to the rim of the crater, where you will have a breathtaking view of the vast caldera below. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s largest calderas, measuring over 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter and 600 meters (2,000 feet) deep. It is also one of the few places in Africa where you can spot the rare black rhino.
After taking in the stunning views of the crater, you will descend into the crater floor for a game drive, accompanied by your expert driver guide. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to an incredibly diverse array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalos, hyenas, and wildebeests. You will also have the chance to spot some of the rare and endangered species that call the crater home, such as the black rhino and the elusive leopard.
You will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the crater, surrounded by the stunning scenery and wildlife. After lunch, you will continue your game drive, exploring the different habitats of the crater and spotting more of the incredible wildlife that calls this place home.
As the day draws to a close, you will depart the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to your lodge for the night. You will check into your comfortable accommodation, where you will be welcomed with warm hospitality and refreshing drinks. You will gather for a sumptuous dinner, enjoying a delicious meal under the starry sky, before retiring to your room for the night.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its stunning landscape, incredible concentration of wildlife, and unique cultural significance. It is an essential part of any safari in Tanzania, and your visit to this magical place is sure to be a highlight of your trip.
Overnight at Tloma Lodge
Overnight: Tanznaia Bush Camp
Day Six : Lake Manyara National Park, then proceed to Arusha
After a refreshing breakfast at your lodge, you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park, located in the Great Rift Valley of Tanzania. The park is named after the beautiful lake, which covers two-thirds of the park and is a vital source of water for the animals that call it home.
As you enter the park, you will immediately be struck by the stunning scenery, with the Great Rift Valley providing a breathtaking backdrop to the lush forests and rolling hills. Your driver guide will take you on a compact game-viewing circuit, allowing you to explore the many different habitats of the park and spot the incredible wildlife that calls it home.
Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its diversity of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, and baboons. The park is also home to over 400 species of birds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. You will have the chance to spot pink-hued flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and storks, among other large waterbirds, as they go about their daily activities on the lake.
After a morning of game viewing and bird watching, you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, surrounded by the stunning scenery and wildlife. You will then continue your game drive, exploring more of the park and spotting more of the incredible wildlife that calls it home.
In the afternoon, you will depart Lake Manyara National Park and head back to Arusha. Your driver guide will drop you off at your hotel (not included) or the airport, where you will continue your onward journey or return home with unforgettable memories of your Tanzania safari adventure.
Lake Manyara National Park is a must-visit destination on any safari in Tanzania, and your visit to this beautiful park is sure to be a highlight of your trip. From the stunning scenery to the incredible wildlife and birdlife, Lake Manyara has something for everyone and is a fitting end to your Tanzania safari adventure.
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