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This 7-day Tanzania Lodge safari visits four of Tanzania’s northern wildlife areas. You will also visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, as well as the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Swamps and Savannah, vast elephant herds, and a crater full of animals await you.
Pick up at the airport and drive 227 kilometers to Tarangire National Park, one of the lesser-known parks on the northern circuit but with the largest concentration of species outside of the Serengeti! Tarangire is home to vast herds of elephants who visit the park in search of the Tarangire River's permanent water source. You will be given a picnic lunchbox to enjoy during your game drive. After you've had your fill of animals, you'll return to your Tarangire National Park lodging.
Rise early to enjoy a morning wildlife drive in this stunning park. You will leave the park late in the morning to travel to the Serengeti (literally "endless plains"), observing animals along the route as you pass through Ngorongoro Conservation Area for roughly 6 hours 49 minutes and 333.4 kilometers. You will arrive in the Serengeti in time for a late afternoon wildlife drive before heading to your National Park hotel.
With a full day in this world-renowned National Park, you'll have plenty of time to explore and spot the Serengeti's famous big cats. On your game drive, you will bring a packed lunch to eat at a lovely location. Following the wildlife drive, you will return to your National Park lodge for a sumptuous supper.
Breakfast at the lodge, followed by a morning and afternoon wildlife drive in the park. Perhaps this is the day to glimpse the elusive cheetah or a rare band of wild dogs. You will return to the same lodging for supper and sleep.
Get up early for a morning wildlife drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. Then you'll travel 113 kilometers to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping to see animals along the route. Dinner will be made at your lodge, and you will spend the night there (be prepared for the sounds of zebras, maybe elephants, wandering around the area at night!)
Early morning meal at 6 a.m. (early starts for the finest wildlife viewing) followed by a game drive on the Crater floor. Lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, black rhinos, zebras, hippopotamus, wildebeest, hyenas, and other animals may be found in this magnificent caldera. Your lunch will be provided at the crater picnic site- Ngoitoktok swamp- where you will be able to dine among the hippos in the pool! Continue your game drive until late afternoon, when you will ascend the crater to proceed towards the village of Mto Wa Mbu, which will take roughly 49 minutes and 41.4 kilometers. Depending on when you arrive, you may tour the town's markets or sample some of its famed red bananas!
Lake Manyara National Park is a short drive from Mto Wa Mbu. After breakfast, set off to visit this lovely small park. In September, you should have a decent chance of viewing the flamingos, which may sometimes blanket the entire lake, as well as perhaps spotting a tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara offers some beautiful scenery to appreciate - a really scenic site to collect your last safari shots! After you've gotten your fill of wildlife, you'll drive back to Arusha / Moshi (arrive at 5pm) for around 5 hours and 239.9 kilometers.
Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.
All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at, if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.
4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.
A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day
You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more
Cost for safaris in Tanzania depends with the number of people, number of days visiting Tanzania and the type of accommodation on the safari (luxury, midrange and budget options ). Read more
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