7 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari
The ideal solution for travellers short on time but who want the entire northern Tanzania safari experience, this 7-day tour begins with the giants of Tarangire National Park – elephants and baobab trees – before moving on to the panoramic views from a lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. The already impressive game viewing then moves up a division into the heavyweights: the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater between them can promise a wealth of wildlife ranging from vast herds of migrating wildebeest in season to big cats, wild dogs, rhinos and elephants.
It is an overland tour: you sit back in the rugged comfort of a 4X4 vehicle specially designed for safari, complete with large windows and a pop-up roof for easy photography. A professional guide takes care of the driving between destinations and conducts game drives, opening up the secrets of the landscape and offering insights into both the wildlife and various cultures of the area.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
All around the year
Arrival in Tanzania
Day 1: Drive to Tarangire National Park
Day 2: Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park
Day 3: Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti
Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Karatu
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
Day 7: Karatu – Mto Wa Mmbu – Arusha
- Park fees
- Tanapa Fees
- Conservation Fees
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- International flights
- Additional accommodation
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Price depending on the number of persons Adult/Children travelling together and time of the year.
This itinerary I highly recommended from APRIL-June
Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the airport, your driver shall pick you up and drive you to your hotel in Arusha. Have a rest and prepare for your safari.
Accommodation at Gran Melia Arusha
Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park
Day 2 Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park.
The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons.
Accommodation at Escarpment Lodge
Day 3 Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.
Accommodation at Kirawira Tented Lodge
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best.
Accommodation at Kirawira Tented Lodge
Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Karatu
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands.
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to Karatu
Day 7 : Karatu- Mto wa Mmbu – Arusha
After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha but on the way you will drop off at Mto wa Mmbu are and do some cultural activities there late you will drive to Arusha where you will overnight there.
Accommodation at Gran Melia Hotel