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10 Days Nature tour itinerary for tanzania: View Wildlife In True Safari Style!

Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Dar es Salaam

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Observe an abundance of animal and bird species through game drives at these national parks in Tanzania. Learn more about the Maasai culture at Mto wa Umbu and stop at the famous Olduvai Gorge where early human remains were discovered. 

DAY 01

ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

  • Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The private transfer from the Airport to the hotel in Arusha will be waiting at the airport. We stay at Moivaro Lodge, which is beautifully located on the coffee farms and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.

Dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge: Half board.

DAY 02

GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

  • Head towards the Serengeti National Park. 

  • En-route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here is a small museum where we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. 

  • After lunch, drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February, we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

  • Return to our special tented camp for the night. 

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: Full board.

DAY 03

ANOTHER DAY GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

  • Enjoy another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Your Tanzanian safari guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. 

  • Journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes; these volcanic rocky outcrops 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, and we will hopefully see all of the plain games: elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky, the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich.

  • Return to our special tented camp for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: Full board.

DAY 04

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER

  • Enjoy a morning game drive in Serengeti with your Tanzanian safari guide.

  • In the afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • Have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

DAY 05

GAME DRIVE IN NGORONGORO CRATER

  • Start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. 

  • During the drive in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. 

  • After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape.

  • Drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. 

  • Finally, descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. 

  • In the late afternoon, travel back to our special tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

DAY 06

GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

  • Depart from your lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. 

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.

  • In the late afternoon, drive back to our special tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: Full board.

DAY 07

CULTURAL TOUR IN MTO WA UMBU

  • Visit Maasai boma in Mto wa Umbu. Get an inside look at the homes and exquisite crafts of Mto wa Mbu’s many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and the tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa.

  • In the afternoon, drive to Tarangire National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge: Full board.

DAY 08

GAME DRIVE IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

  • Drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally, in the dry seasons, Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. 

  • In the afternoon, drive back to Arusha for the overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge: Full board.

DAY 09

ARUSHA TO DAR ES SALAAM

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

  • Drive to Kilimanjaro airport for the flight to Dar es Salaam. 

  • Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport, we will arrange a private transfer from the airport to Harbour View Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Harbour View Hotel: Half board.


DAY 10

DAR ES SALAAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • After an early morning breakfast or breakfast box, drive direct to Dar Es Salaam International Airport for your international flight back home.

  • 3800 USD Per Adult
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges.

  • Private Tanzanian safari guide.

  • Maasai Experience tour.

  • Extended Toyota Land Cruiser.

  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing.

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.

  • Park fees.

  • Crater fees.

  • All meals while on safari.

  • Airport arrival/departure & meet and greets at the airport.

  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.

  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

  • Tanzania Visa: USD 50 per person on arrival and USA and Canada passport holders USD 100.

  • Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).

  • Meals not listed above.

  • Optional tours (balloon rides USD 500 per person, etc.).

  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

  • This safari itinerary combines luxury tented lodges with permanent wilderness luxury lodges. All our safaris use well-maintained and extended Toyota Land Cruisers, with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing and private Tanzanian safari guide. Safaris can range widely in cost – depending on how many days, how many people, the level of luxury you’re looking for and many other factors.

  • Tanzania Tented Camps Safari across Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara offer outstanding wildlife viewing in true safari style with all the comforts you could possibly wish for whilst ensuring an entirely authentic experience without hordes of tourists.


Arusha, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Dar es Salaam

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