Tanzania | Essential Tanzania

8-days | 7-nights





2 Passengers

$ 3999

Amazing Experience

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is known for its vast wilderness areas. Tanzania offers the best photographic safari experience and this itinerary showcases the unique wonders of its landscapes.

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers
1 night in Arusha at Arusha Serena Lodge or similar
1 night in Lake Manyara National Park at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or similar
2 nights in Serengeti National Park at Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar
2 nights in Ngorongoro at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or similar
1 night in Tarangire National Park at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners
Ground transportation in a customized 4×4 vehicle on safari
Game drives & private safari experience
Select house drinks on safari
All park fees, government taxes, and service charges
1.5 liter bottled water per person per day on safari
1 pair of binoculars in the vehicle
Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide

Services NOT included

Any flights or transfers not mentioned
Tips and gratuities
Drinks (soft or hard)
Visas and Travel insurance
Any items of a personal nature
Any costs listed as optional services


Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will transferred by a representative to Arusha for check-in and dinner.

| Overnight in Arusha

DAY 2 | Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Lake Manyara. After check-in, enjoy lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, head to a game drive of Lake Manyara National Park, with the possibility of sighting the famous tree-climbing lions. Here you can see a variety of habitats and diverse animals and birds.

| Overnight in Manyara National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 | Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart for the Serengeti National Park, famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will also introduce you to the small five’. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife have been recorded in this park. Enroute, you will drive past Lake Manyara and through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Game drive en-route with picnic lunch.

|Overnight in Serengeti National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 | Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

|Overnight in Serengeti National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is 2000ft. deep, and considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Stop enroute at Olduvai Gorge, site of archeological findings where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Visit the on-site museum and witness a panoramic view of the historical excavation site.

| Overnight in Ngorongoro

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Ngorongoro

After breakfast, descend into the crater for full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft. deep crater.

| Overnight in Ngorongoro

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 | Sidemen – Sukawati

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park. You will pass the Ngorongoro Conservation area, the village of Karatu and drive down the Great Rift Valley seeing Lake Manyara to your right. The name Tarangire is derived from the Tarangire River which provides permanent water for wildlife. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife have been recorded in this park. Afternoon game drive with picnic lunch.

| Overnight in  Tarangire National Park

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 | Tarangire National Park – Arusha

After breakfast, depart for Arusha with an optional stop over at the Cultural Heritage center for some souvenir shopping and to view the art gallery. On a clear day you will see Mt. Meru standing tall over the city of Arusha. Arrive at the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will enjoy a meal in the lush green gardens. After lunch you may have some time to visit Shanga, an uplifting local community social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique handmade gifts. Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport.

|  Breakfast