The travel itinerary below, is a suggested or sample safari itinerary - it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options - directly impacting on the total safari costs - in order to offer you - the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly.
Day one: Arrive to Tanzania
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Arusha town, at your arranged hotel. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safaris, then rest until the next day morning.
Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day two: Arusha - tarangire
Non game-viewing travel time: 1:40hours
Distance: 110.33km or 68.56miles
After breakfast your driver/guide, will be ready there to pick you head into the Tarangire National Park for a game drive. 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. We eat lunch at picnic after which we continue with game until late evening, then drive to the accommodation for overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge / Octagon Lodge
Day three: Tarangire - Serengeti
Non game-viewing travel time: 3hours
Distance: 172 km, 107miles
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, 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 central park area, known as 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 at Mawe Serengeti tented camps/Mbugani tented camp
Day four: Serengeti
After breakfast continue with game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. In the afternoon we will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees or hot lunch at the lodge. After lunch, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons - including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! If you booked for a hot balloon this will be the day to ride
Dinner and overnight at Mawe Serengeti Tented Camps/ Mbugani Camps
Day five: Serengeti
After breakfast we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Western Corridor area in June, depending on rainfall patterns.
Dinner and overnight at Mawe Tented Camps/ Mbugani Camps
Day six: Serengeti - Ngorongoro carter
Non game-viewing travel time: 2hours
Distance: 147 km, 91 miles
After breakfast we continue with game drive until lunch time. After lunch we head to Ngorongoro for overnight. On the way we can experience the Maasai traditional life and experience a little bit of these cultural people lives in the Ngorongoro conservations.
Dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge
Day seven: Ngorongoro crater - JRO
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance:181.21 km, 112.60miles
After early breakfast we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day's 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, its 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 southwestern 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.
After lunch we will start ascending from the crater and go straight to Airport.
? - Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
? - One night Hotel accommodation in Arusha town on the day of arrival.
? - Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing full air condition.
? - Professional safari English Speaking guide
? - Entrance fees to all national parks.
? - Accommodation at mid range lodge and camps during the safari at full board
? - Camping fees at all national park.
? - Ngorongoro Crater fees
? - 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
? - Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.
? - Tanzania Visa
? - Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
? - Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 690 per person), should be booked in advance
? - Tips and gratuities to your safari guide