10-Days Cheetahs Encounter Tanzania Safari

Duration

10 Days

Price From

$2,268

Cities & Parks

Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Time of Year

Available whole year

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Ten days of wildlife wonders and incredible adventures, as we set out from Arusha and concentrate our safari first on magical Serengeti – the jewel of Tanzania – before enjoying a completely different, though equally impressive, setting at Ngorongoro.

These unmissable locations will get us up close to a host of animals: Wildebeest and Zebra, lion and cheetah, elephants and buffalo, plus many, many more and fascinating birdlife.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha / Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • You'll visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities: Game Drives and Cultural Tour
  • Game drives: Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

TOUR FEATURES

Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour.

Private Tour

This tour will be organised exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour.

Minimum age of 1 year

The minimum age for this tour is 1 year.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Touch down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, where your professional and personal driver guide will be waiting for you. Then, drive to Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa in the bright and bustling city of Arusha – the gateway to Tanzania.

Arusha is the beating heart of the wild – the last port of civilisation before heading out into dense jungles and rich savannah plains. Numerous cafes sell dark and deliriously good coffee from the plantations. Close by the infamous National Park lures visitors to explore her evocative Maasai culture and exotic flora and fauna.

Today you can relax in Arusha, enjoy a quick briefing about your trip, recover from your journey, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Africa.

Day 2: Arusha to Mto Wa Mbu, Lake Manyara

After breakfast, drive southeast to Mto Wa Mbu Village for a cultural visit. Incredibly, this ‘village’ is home to over eighteen thousand inhabitants, drawn from 120 different tribes. Today is a superb opportunity to learn about their everyday lives, visiting their farms, huts, artisan shops, and the local market, with your expert driver-guide taking good care of you and sharing his detailed knowledge of tribal culture. Later in the afternoon, drive back to Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent) for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Today your adventure starts after breakfast and when you drive to Lake Manyara for wildlife viewing—exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains, in the acacia woodlands, and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake.

Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions. Still, they’re far from the only highlight: by the noon of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, and many other species. Later drive back to the lodge for hot lunch and leisure stay on your leisure property. Afternoon nature walks through the escapement and learns about the Great Rift Valley, birds, and plant species; later, a leisure dinner awaits you at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent).

Day 4: Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Today our journey continues as we head from the edge of the Serengeti to its very heart…. But now Serengeti beckons, and so we continue to run east Seronera to Ikoma into what is undoubtedly the world’s most excellent park.

At times this unsurpassable place is home to over 1.6 million herbivores and the thousands of predators who stalk them. Their fascinating habits and habitats will provoke questions, so do ask your driver guide to explain the fantastic creatures you see all around you. Later in the evening, drive back to your accommodation; Africa’s sights, sounds, and smells will continue to enchant you on this wilderness adventure. Dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park 

Waking up in the Serengeti is something extraordinary. Africa’s sights, sounds, and smells are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. Pick your packed breakfast and lunch with your morning section of game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever-changing light, and entertaining wildlife, all explained by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we searched for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park again. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’, and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. But, of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule so we may find a lion or a leopard, elephant, zebra, cheetah, and antelope on our drives. Later after African sunset, it’s time to drive back to the camp for a much-needed leisure dinner and overnight stay at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon. It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in the Serengeti, and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and exciting to see. The changing seasons and natural light add to the diversity.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival at Octagon Lodge, Settle in while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you.

Day 7: Ngorongoro crater

Today there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle – Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world. First, the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest) is full of grassland, forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this tremendous fantastic with the animals is the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area that has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious cohabitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania, and your driver-guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you. Then, it’s time to drive back to Octagon Lodge for dinner and overnight at the later end of the afternoon.

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, head south to stunning Tarangire National Park. Your afternoon game drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the ‘Elephant Playground’.

Tarangire is home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, while Gerenuk and fringe-eared Oryx are ‘local specialities. Lake Burungi’s marshy shores lure these mammals, and the waters attract many beautiful bird species. Look out for giant kingfishers, hoopoes, and the delightfully-named white-bellied go-away bird. In addition, Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah, and acacia woodland. After African sunset, it’s time to drive back to Tarangire Baobab Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, head for early morning game viewing through the famed Tarangire National Park, home of Tanzania’s largest concentration of elephants. Tarangire is a dramatically beautiful and diverse ecosystem, boasting one of the largest concentrations of elephants in East Africa. These mobs of elephants are easily encountered, wet or dry—the swamp-tinged green year-round focus on 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere. Finally, drive back to Tarangire Baobab Tented Camp for dinner and overnight stay at the later end of the afternoon.

Day 10: Tarangire to Kilimanjaro Airport

After a leisurely breakfast, your driver will take you once again to the road for a transfer to Arusha; you will be able to see the ever-changing landscape of the bush and the mountainous topography that reminds all who see it in Tanzania’s violent geological past. Arrived perfect time for hot lunch at the cultural heritage centre and the opportunity for shopping before transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

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Seasons Price per person sharing
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
May 1, 2022 to May 31, 202 $ 4,339 $ 3,017 $ 2,708 $ 2,454 $ 2,380 $ 2,268
June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 $ 4,484 $ 3,087 $ 2,802 $ 2,522 $ 2,464 $ 2,336
July 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022 $ 4,530 $ 3,100 $ 2,834 $ 2,546 $ 2,491 $ 2,359
November 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022 $ 4,285 $ 2,972 $ 2,661 $ 2,408 $ 2,333 $ 2,222
December 1, 2022 to December 21, 2022 $ 4,373 $ 3,042 $ 2,736 $ 2,477 $ 2,406 $ 2,291
December 22, 2022 to December 31, 2022 $ 4,419 $ 3,065 $ 2,766 $ 2,501 $ 2,433 $ 2,314
January 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023 $ 4,530 $ 3,100 $ 2,834 $ 2,546 $ 2,491 $ 2,359
March 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023 $ 4,285 $ 2,972 $ 2,661 $ 2,408 $ 2,333 $ 2,222
May 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023 $ 4,339 $ 3,017 $ 2,708 $ 2,454 $ 2,380 $ 2,268
June 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023 $ 4,484 $ 3,087 $ 2,802 $ 2,522 $ 2,464 $ 2,336
July 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023 $ 4,530 $ 3,100 $ 2,834 $ 2,546 $ 2,491 $ 2,359
November 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023 $ 4,285 $ 2,972 $ 2,661 $ 2,408 $ 2,333 $ 2,222
December 1, 2023, to December 21, 2023 $ 4,373 $ 3,042 $ 2,736 $ 2,477 $ 2,406 $ 2,291
December 16, 2023 to December 31, 2023 $ 4,419 $ 3,065 $ 2,766 $ 2,501 $ 2,433 $ 2,314

Package Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Taxes

Package Excludes:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Tipping guideline US$10+ pp. per day)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services
  • Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma

    Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma is a comfortable safari accommodation situated within the Serengeti Ecosystem 300 metres from the National Park border and located between Serengeti Seronera, Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves.

    The location is perfect for exploring the Serengeti and all that is on offer in one of the country’s largest national parks. Being near the Grumeti river, Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma has a backyard full of animals and features the annual migration for several months of the year.

    The annual migration is at your doorstep for several months of the year. Being in such proximity to the Grumeti river, Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma has a backyard full of animals. With spacious, comfortable lodgings and welcoming service, Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma guarantees the finest combination of comfort and nature.

  • Africa Safari Lake Manyara

    Africa Safari Lake Manyara is located between the foothills of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara; however, far more distinguished is its position. It could easily be mistaken for being right in the middle of the National Park.

    The accommodation site is a safari in and of itself, with various room types scattered throughout the diverse grounds. You will enjoy a spacious complex with different accommodation types, like Premium Bungalows, Luxury Glamping Safari Accommodations, Safari Comfort Accommodations with en suite bathroom and 1 to 14-person Safari Tents.

    A location ideal for exploring Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks and Ngorongoro crater. Also perfect as a stopover on your way to Serengeti National Park

    The camp offers a swimming pool with sun terrace, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Fitness & Massage Centre, Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and a Guest Relation Desk for all your questions, excursions or last-minute Safari trips.

  • Africa Safari Lake Natron

    Africa Safari Lake Natron is located between the most crucial safari parks in northern Tanzania. It’s a perfect base for visiting the most important breeding site globally for Lesser Flamingos or discovering salt and soda lakes.

    Its idyllic location close to the shores of the sometimes striking red waters of the mineral-rich ‘soda’ lake sets the same tone for the accommodation base. The grounds are spacious and home to various accommodation options, from basic Safari tents to the ultimate in Glamping Luxury.

    The on-site swimming pool is embedded in the surrounding landscape and comes complete with stunning views of neighbouring Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai, a still-active volcano.

  • Tarangire Baobab Tented Camp

    A mid-range accommodation inside Tarangire National Park offers excellent accommodation with a wildlife experience, consisting of 10 en-suite and comfortable permanent rooms built in traditional African style with a raised platform with modern comfort.

    Rooms are well decorated; elevated and furnish beds with private en suite facilities like flush toilets, hot and cold showers, mosquito nets, televisions, wooden chairs and tables, private balconies, verandas and sitting areas. So you relax while overlooking the stunning view over the Tarangire river and wildlife visiting the camp and surrounding area.

  • Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa

    Tulia Boutique Hotel is the perfect oasis for guests looking for a private and peaceful retreat. Tulia Hotel is a ‘highly individualised property from its Africanized architecture to its cosy and aesthetically pleasing interior.

    2.5 km from Uhuru Monument and 3.2 km from Arusha Central Market, the property offers a shared lounge and a garden. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

    Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, slippers and a desk. All guest rooms include a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. In addition, it provides accommodation with a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

  • Octagon Lodge

    Octagon Lodge is the perfect base for some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences, including the world-famous Serengeti National Park, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

    The lodge-style evokes the spirit of the old African homestead through the harmony of the indigenous environment and architecture set with the heart of untouched and wild paradise. Surrounded by the mesmerising birdsong of the beautiful bush, each en-suite room ensures complete peace and privacy.

    Nestled between colourful gardens in a breathtaking landscape, Octagon Lodge exudes an African charm with all the modern comforts in Karatu, Tanzania.

    Our traditionally designed en-suite chalets, rooms, family rooms, and two-bedroom cottage have their charm and character to offer guests a unique and comfortable experience. These units are ideal for couples, families, friends, and campers due to the location. While the rooms are situated in the gardens, guests are still free to traverse to the main lodge to enjoy the multitude of facilities available.

    The lodge offers exceptional dining with an air of charm. Our talented chefs bring to the table flavours of Europe and tastes of Africa using our organically grown fresh farm produce. Our chef and the team have kept a careful balance between old and new and traditional African cuisines. Still, they have stuck to simplicity, authenticity and freshness, reviving old classics into ‘food with soul’.

    Enjoy your evenings at our Irish bar, which is unique to Tanzania and one of the only Irish bars in Africa. Refreshing cocktails and tropical sundowners are the order of the day; the bar is tastefully decorated with African style and charm and well stocked with a full selection of local and international beers, wines and spirits.