7 Days Tanzania Tented Safari

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7 Days - Northern Tented Safari

This 7-day Tanzania Tented safari takes you to four of Tanzania’s northern wildlife areas. In addition to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will explore Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. Swamps and Savannah, vast elephant herds, and a wildlife-filled crater await you.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National Park + -

Pick up from 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 for the Tarangire River's constant water source. A picnic lunchbox will be provided for you to enjoy during your game drive. After you've had your fill of animals, you'll return to your Tarangire National Park lodging.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park – Serengeti NP + -

Get up 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 meaning "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 proceeding to your National Park hotel.

Day 3: Full day Serengeti National Park + -

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 accommodation within the National Park for a great meal.

Day 4: Full day tour in Serengeti National Park + -

Breakfast at the lodge, followed by a morning and afternoon game drive across the park. Maybe this is the day to glimpse a cheetah or a rare band of wild dogs. You will return to the same hotel for supper and overnight.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro crater + -

Get up early for a morning game drive, then return to your lodge for breakfast. Then you'll drive to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping to see animals along the route for about 2 hours and 3 minutes. You will have dinner cooked at your lodge and will spend the night there (be prepared for the sounds of zebras, maybe elephants, wandering around the area at night!)

Day 6: Crater tour - Mto Wa Mbu + -

Wake up at 6 a.m. for breakfast (early starts for the finest wildlife watching) and then descend into the Crater bottom for a game drive. Lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, black rhinos, zebras, hippopotamus, wildebeest, hyenas, and more animals may be seen in this magnificent caldera! Your lunch will be provided at the picnic place in the crater- Ngoitoktok swamp- where you will be able to dine beside the hippos in the pool! Continue your game drive and then, in the late afternoon, ascend the crater to proceed towards the village of Mto Wa Mbu, which takes around 49 minutes and covers 41.4 kilometers. Depending on when you arrive, you may visit the town's markets or sample some of the famed red bananas!

Day 7: Lake Manyara Np – Moshi + -

Lake Manyara National Park is only a short drive from Mto Wa Mbu. After breakfast, go exploring in this lovely small park. In September, you should have a decent chance of viewing flamingos, which may sometimes blanket the entire lake, as well as perhaps spotting a tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara offers some magnificent views to appreciate - a beautiful site to take your final safari shots! Once 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.

  • Pick up and drop off from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Two night accommodation at Moshi for arrival and departure
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English speaking guide (different languages on request)
  • Three meals a day
  • Binoculair
  • Vehicle supplement fee for all parks
  • All park fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Costs of a personal nature
  • Tips to your driver/guide suring safari
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa, flight ticket
  • Insurance

General Safari Information

Your safari guide:

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.

Your meals and drinks:

All meals will be provided by the tented 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 tented 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

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