Tanzania

Tanzania Wildlife Safari - 6 days

Experince the marquee locations of Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Tanzania Wildlife Safari - 6 days

Experince the marquee locations of Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Tanzania is special as most of this vast and spectacular country is protected for wildlife viewing, and these areas include some of the best and most varied safari locations in the world.  This is a region of incredible natural beauty with a fantastic range of landscape and terrain.

Join us on a six-day adventure beginning in Arusha, Tanzania’s best known as the Safari capital of the world. Your trip will be highlighted with visits to the marquee locations of Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Accommodation will be in comfortable safari lodges (small lodges and tented camps) and our English-speaking driver-guides will share with you their in-depth knowledge of the animals and the surrounding region.

Trip Details:
  • Style: Comfort (Lodges) OR Basic (camping)
  • Group: Size Min 1 - Max 6
  • Start/Finish: Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
  • Trip Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights (1 night in Arusha, 4 nights on Safari)
  • Trip type: Small Group Tours
  • Check-In-Time: 1pm on day 1
  • Finish Time: 5:30pm day 6

BRIEF OVERVIEW:

Day 1 – Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

Day 2 – Arusha to Lake Manyara

Day 3 – Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Day 4 – Serengeti National park

Day 5 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater to Airport

Trip Style
Comfort- Accommodation: Travelers will be staying in small lodges and tented camps, bathroom facilities are ensuite, this option is perfect balance of quality and price. Comfort accommodations are handpicked to ensure the best quality.

Departures

We offer fixed departures and trips on demand, so please inquire about available dates, and group pricing.

Trip ITINERARY

Day 1 – Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

The 6-Day Tanzania Classic excursion begins in Arusha, the undisputed “safari capital” of East Africa. Resting at 1400 meters (4500 feet), Arusha is the perfect launching point for the journey ahead. The bustling city is the perfect spot to purchase last minute items and explore some of the urban environment in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro, which can be seen on a clear day, and Serengeti National Park are a stone’s throw from this multicultural city.

The pleasant temperatures and low humidity allow to you explore this city in comfort. Nearby, Arusha National Park and Mount Meru, the second highest peak in Tanzania, provide a perfect introduction to Safari exploration. Before you set off on the safari, visit this park to see common African animals like giraffe, zebra, elephant, and flamingo.

Accommodation: African Tulip Hotel
Meal Plan: Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

What You See

  • View of Mount Meru
  • Glance of Arusha City

Day 2 – Arusha to Lake Manyara

As we head west toward Lake Manyara National Park, our safari truly begins. Along the way, we stop at the Mto wa Mbu village, home to thousands of indigenous people from 120 different tribes. Experience Tanzanian culture and tour their farms, artisans shops and a local market. Our guide and driver will share details of this charming tribal culture.

After lunch in the village, we explore the acacia woodlands and lake Manyara, where hundreds of migratory birds, including flamingos, line the shore. The area is also famous for baboons and tree-climbing lions, as well as dozens of other species. Over 400 bird species pass through the area, included the startlingly pink-hued flamingos. The water level fluctuates with the season and draws a wide variety of animals to its mud flat shores and alkaline waters. At the end of the night, we’ll retire to the comfort of the lodge and enjoy dinner. ​

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 2 hours, 130 km from Arusha to Lake Manyara National park

What You See

Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra
Blue Monkey, Dik Dik, Water Buck
Warthog, Flamingoes, Birds, Different Types of Trees

Day 3 – Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Today we visit the Serengeti! As we drive farther north, the wonders of this world-famous park reveal itself slowly. The park is divided into three regions. Much of the park is occupied by the iconic plains, where treeless grasslands draw animals like wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo and waterbuck. The western corridor, which is covered in black clay soil, is home to crocodiles, patas monkeys, hippos, and rare birds. Finally, the northern Serengeti, dominated by woodlands and hills, is the best place to spot zebra, elephant, giraffe and dik dik.  

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the changing and versatile environment surprises even the most seasoned traveler. Wildlife enthusiasts celebrate the Serengeti as one of the best wildlife opportunities in the world. Each trip is unique, and while the animals don’t appear on cue, there will be many surprising and incredible moments.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 4.5 hours, 205 km from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

What You See

Acacia Tree, Serengeti Savana, Buffalo
Giraffe, Gazelles, Impala, Hippo
Wildebeest, Warthog, Birds

Day 4 – Serengeti National park

Wake up to the noises of the jungle for our fifth day, nestled deep in the plains of Serengeti National Park. We begin the day with a game drive, searching for one of the 1.6 million herbivores in their natural habitat. Photography lovers will enjoy the changing light and the spectacular subjects of exotic wildlife. Your guide will help identify the diverse animal population and help you make the most of the trip.

After lunch, the expedition continues! We search for more wildlife and enjoy the sprawling natural vistas and breathtaking landscape offered by the Serengeti. Although never guaranteed, we search for animals like lion, leopard, and zebra. We finish the evening back at the lodge with another delicious dinner to end the day and some well-earned rest.

Note : For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $545 per person. After your 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

What You See

Lion, Wildebeest, Leopard, Zebra
Hyena, Honey Badger

Day 5 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

We begin with a morning game drive through more untouched regions of the Serengeti. After lunch, we travel north to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the nearby town of Karatu. We continue the search for more animals and birds, but also breathe in the beauty of the region, which is unlike anything else in Tanzania.

We settle into the comforts of the lodge, while we prepare to visit to the famous Ngorongoro Crater on our final day of the expedition.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour

What You See

Cheetah, Elephant, Eland
Thomosons Gazelle, Rhino, Ostriches

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater to Airport

Today we visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater. This area is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. it includes the world’s largest volcanic caldera, filled with grassland, montane forest, and swamp. Nearby, two active volcanoes spew ash and slow-moving lava. The Ngoitokitok Spring and the Munge Stream are the two important water sources for the animals and local Maasai tribe that live in the area.

More than 25,000 animals inhabit the crater, including crowd favorites like elephants, hyena and hippo. It has one of the densest known population of East African lions. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot the rare black rhino who finds shelter in the permanent water features on the crater floor.

After an entirely unique Tanzania experience, we have a picnic lake and provide transportation to the airport for your flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box
Journey time and Distance: 5 hours, 245 km from Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Airport

What You See

Elephant, Buffallo, Spotted hyenas
Jackals, Cheetah, Different Type of Trees

Additional Trip Info

Trip Safety: AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance
A Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfer you before dark from nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency

Transport: 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser
• Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks
• Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag,
• Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones

Trip Crew: Professional English-Speaking Driver guide
A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history

Snacks/ Drinks– A Special Safari Hamper
• Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives
• A bottle of Wine

Arrival and Departure Transfer: TO/FROM Kilimanjaro International or Arusha Airport
One arrival Transfer
One departure Transfer

Accommodation:1 night in Arusha, 4 nights on Safari


1st night – African Tulip Hotel on Half Board (Dinner, Breakfast)
2nd night – Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
3rd night – Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
4th night – Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
5th night – Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)

Photographic Safari: Experience Wildlife with 4X4 Safari Vehicle
Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park
Game drive in Serengeti National Park
Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Walking Safari:Experience Nature by Foot
Walk for 2 Hours with Armed Ranger inside Lake Manyara National Park

Park Entrance Fee:
Park fee for Lake Manyara National Park
Park fee for Serengeti National Park
Park fee for Ngorongoro Crater

Taxes:
18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

Balloon Safari:
Experience 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.

Any Changes done by you:
The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program

Post Night Accommodation in Arusha:
This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 5:30pm you can only depart on this day if you have booked a domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 7:40 and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 9:00pm and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.

Find below cost of post night Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel on Bed & Breakfast in Arusha
Single Room: $143 per person / per night
Double Room: $107 per person / per night
Triple Room: $90 per person / per night

International & Domestic flights:
The trip costs Excludes flights from your home town to Tanzania and from Tanzania back to your hometown
and within Tanzania region.

Visa:
The trip costs Excludes all visa costs including arrival visas and transit visas

Medical Insurance:
Travel Insurance (Mandatory) - We recommend  World Nomads, or Global Rescue

Travel Insurance:
The trip cost Excludes Travel Insurance which is mandatory

Laundry Service:
If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.

Drinks at the lodges/camps:
All kinds of soft drinks and hard drinks at the lodges/camps are not included

Tips for Driver Guide:
Tipping are highly recommended on safari and it all depends on how satisfied you are. As a company we recommend USD 25 for your guide per day / per vehicle, but it also depends on your budget.

Tips for the Lodge/Camp Staff:
Tipping are highly recommended and for the camp staff we recommend that you leave the tips on the tip box which is then shared amongst all the staff at the hotel. Recommended as per your budget.

Drones:
The government of Tanzania does not allow anyone to bring Drone in the Country.

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