wildlife safari overview
A 12-day Tanzania safari through Tanzania’s Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangira National Park is a truly unforgettable experience. This tour offers a glimpse into all that Tanzania has to offer, and you’ll have the opportunity to see the African Big Five. The safari begins and ends in Arusha, covering the most popular tourist sites in Tanzania. You’ll encounter a wide variety of animals, including lions, elephants, crocodiles, kobs, bush pigs, buffalos, giraffes, and a range of birds. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to visit the Masai people and learn about their community.
Here is a daily itinerary for your Tanzania safari.
Day 1: Arrival at Arusha airport
When you reach the airport, a driver will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel in Arusha town. Once you arrive, you can enjoy some refreshments before settling in for the night at the Savannah Hotel in Arusha.
Day 2:Transfer to Lkar Natron
After breakfast by 8:00 you will transfer to Lake Natron, a distance of about 219 km). Visit the lake or the waterfalls. After the tour you will transfer to the hotel overnight, your accommodation will be at Lake Maasai Guest House located in Loliondo Mtowabaga
Day 3: Lake Natron – Lake Manyara (120 Km)
Join us for a delightful excursion to Lake Natron at sunrise. We will depart at approximately 8:00 AM and head to Lake Manyara National Park for an exciting safari where we can see flamingos and “climbing lions.” We will take a short break in Mto wa Mbu village for a packed lunch before entering the park at 1:30 PM for a game drive that will last until sunset at 6:40 PM. Your accommodation for the night will be at the African Sunrise Lodge and Campsite, situated in Manyara, Mto wa Mbu.
Day 5: Tarangire National Park (122 Km)
After breakfast in the morning, a safari guide or driver will arrive at your hotel to take you on a game drive in Tarangire National Park. The drive will last approximately 2 hours and cover a distance of 122km. You will be provided with a packed lunch and will have the opportunity to do an afternoon game drive. Afterward, you will return to Africa Sunrise Lodge and Campsite for the night.
Day 6 Manyara – Ngorongo crater- (77 Km)
Departure by 7 (packed breakfast) to visit the crater of Ngorongoro. Half-day safari (max 6 hours allowed or full-day game drive) after the game drive you will Return to the lodge – African Sunrise Lodge and Campsite.
Day 7: Manyara – Serengeti national park (292 Km)
After having breakfast in the morning, depart before 8.00 am to Serengeti National Park for the game drive, which will take place in the afternoon. Following the game drive, you will be transferred to Africa Safari Maasai Boma-ololosokwan hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 8 – Safari in the Serengeti National Park (255 Km)
Departure at 6:00. Picnic in the Serengeti. You will enjoy the afternoon game drive. You will arrive at the accommodation in Karatu for check-in. To the hotel Overnight will be at Happy Days B&B & Safaris
Day 10: Transfer from Karatu – Ngorongoro crater- Arusha
After having breakfast at the hotel, a driver will pick you up early in the morning to take you to Ngorongoro Crater Lake. The drive is approximately 50km, which will take around 1 hour and 28 minutes (for a total of 251km). Following the game drive in Ngorongoro Crater, you will then proceed to Arusha town where you will spend the night. Your accommodation will be at the Banana Farma Eco-Hostel. You will have breakfast at 6:30 am before departing for Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day 11:Arusha: Rest
The whole day will be spent at the Banana Farma eco-hostel. where you will interact with other travelers, have a fresh drink, and enjoy the hotel fresh air at the hotel.
Day 12– Transfer to Arusha Airport
On the day of your flight, you should wake up, freshen up, have breakfast, and head to the airport for departure. For the 7-day tour, there will be one day in Arusha for some shopping before rushing to the airport. You can purchase locally made clothes as a souvenir to take back home with you and cherish the memories of your time in Tanzania. After that, the driver will take you to the airport, concluding your 12-day safari in Tanzania.