10-Days Northern Tanzania Wildlife Encounter Safari

Duration

10 Days

Price From

$2,293

Cities & Parks

Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Time of Year

Available whole year

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TOUR OVERVIEW

This is an awe-inspiring and Unforgettable Safari; a chance to see the “Big 5” – Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Rhinos and Leopards. Tanzania’s most famous safari destination includes the country’s most famous parks, Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Arusha National Park. Enjoy the beautiful Great Rift Valley wilderness and its wildlife; visit the garden of God – Ngorongoro Crater, the endless plain of Serengeti, watching the Great Wildebeest migration pass near your camera lance.

Visiting the Hadza, a modern hunter-gatherer people, are considered one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa. Their native homeland includes the Eyasi Valley and nearby hills. As a hunter-gatherer society, the Hadza have no domesticated livestock or grow or store their own food. The Hadza survive by hunting their food with hand-made bows and arrows and foraging edible plants.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • You'll visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Lake Eyasi, 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: Arusha National Park for Walking

After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and begin driving to Arusha National Park; beautiful scenery and the largest population of animals welcome you. First thing in the morning starts with a nature walking safari, on foot with armed rangers, then back to the picnic site for lunch. Then afternoon game drive follows, later end of afternoon drive back to Arusha and drop off at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent) for overnight stay.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast in the hotel, drive south to Tarangire National park with packed lunch for a game drive; the major highlight of the day is the largest herds of elephants and many baobab giant trees. Finally, drive to Mto wa Mbu Village for dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (comfort tent).

Day 3: Lake Eyasi – Hadzabe Tribe Visit

After breakfast in the camp, drive to Lake Eyasi and visit one of the few remaining tribesmen who still live understated cultural life, the Hadzabe people, famous as Bushman. Start with a food-collecting expedition trip to learn their hunting techniques and all food menu. Visit their artisan house later in the afternoon and drive back to Octagon Lodge for dinner overnight.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor

After breakfast in the Lodge, drive to the Ngorongoro crater floor for a game drive, searching for the big five as the crater is the largest intact of the broken caldera with wildlife in it; rare black rhinos find refuge here. Lunch served on the crater floor, later afternoon game viewing, and then drive back to Octagon Lodge for dinner and overnight.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a pioneering experiment where people (the Maasai), livestock, and wildlife co-exist and share the same protected habitat. The stunning spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, its steep walls falling some 610 meters to the floor, is undoubtedly one of the highlights of a safari tour in Tanzania. The crater floor is home to thousands of everyday animals, including the rare black rhinos, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, hippos, elands, elephants, and a large predator population of lions, hyenas, and jackals. It’s also famous for its most giant elephants globally and has massive tusks.

Day 5: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast in the Lodge, drive to Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area; you will have multiple stops to enjoy the beautiful view of the crater below. Today will be the day of landscape with row beauty to Serengeti; enjoy lunch at the visitor centre, then afternoon game viewing in Central Serengeti, later end of afternoon drive to Kisura Serengeti Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: 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 picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park; lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, and antelopes on our drives. Then, later after African sunset, it’s time to drive back to the camp for a much-needed leisure dinner and overnight stay at Kenzan Mara Tented Camp.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Serengeti allows you further to explore this vast and endlessly rolling savannah plain. It is Tanzania’s most famous park, wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and ongoing search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. After the end of the excitement, drive back to Kenzan Mara Tented Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8: Serengeti to Lake Natron

After breakfast, drive to Lake Natron, enjoy an afternoon walking to the fresh waterfalls, then short scenic walking along the lake, and drive to Africa Safari Lake Natron for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Lake Natron to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, enjoy lakeside walking accompanied by your guide; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ol Donyo Lengai Mountain, wildlife, and the most beautiful sight of pink lesser flamingos. Then walk back to the camp for lunch and drive to Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight stay at Africa Safari Lake Manyara.

10: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha Town

Today we will go to Lake Manyara. This park has breathtaking panoramic views, waterfalls, babbling brooks with clear water, and hot springs. We will do a game drive in Lake Manyara all day, and in the afternoon, we will drive back to Arusha, where we will arrive before dinner.

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Seasons Price per person sharing
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
April 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022  $ 4,750  $ 3,195  $ 2,813  $ 2,517  $ 2,422  $ 2,293
 June 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022  $ 5,067  $ 3,450  $ 3,100  $ 2,780  $ 2,705  $ 2,560
November 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022  $ 4,750  $ 3,195  $ 2,813  $ 2,517  $ 2,422  $ 2,293
December 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022  $ 5,067  $ 3,450  $ 3,100  $ 2,780  $ 2,705  $ 2,560
January 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023  $ 5,067  $ 3,450  $ 3,100  $ 2,780  $ 2,705  $ 2,560
March 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023  $ 4,750  $ 3,195  $ 2,813  $ 2,517  $ 2,422  $ 2,293
June 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023  $ 5,067  $ 3,450  $ 3,100  $ 2,780  $ 2,705  $ 2,560
November 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023  $ 4,750  $ 3,195  $ 2,813  $ 2,517  $ 2,422  $ 2,293
December 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023  $ 5,067  $ 3,450  $ 3,100  $ 2,780  $ 2,705  $ 2,560

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 Arusha

    Africa Safari Arusha is placed in a quiet environment, offering comfortable accommodation in the secluded area of Kiranyi just outside Arusha’s city centre. This property occupies a hill, the Ngateu, which offers views of the nearby Arusha town and the environment.

    The hill in the past provided a lookout outpost for the Maasai nomads as they watched out for cattle raiders from neighbouring areas. Africa Safari Arusha is conveniently located near the domestic airport and Arusha Town. The perfect base to start your safari to the National Parks in Tanzania or explore the lively city.

    The Lodge is based on cottages (two facing Mount Meru and farmlands). Set out in a natural environment of trees and well-maintained gardens overlooking the lovely swimming pool.

    The hotel offers a dip in their state of the art little swimming pool. This includes a kiddies splash area allowing for magnificent views from the relaxing swim point.

  • 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.

  • Kenzan Mara Tented Camp

    Located on the edge of the Northern Serengeti wilderness, Kenzan Mara Tented Camp offers incredibly spectacular viewing of the naturally preserved ecosystem. The Camp is enriched with ever-present pleasing sounds and lets you explore the outdoor wilderness while connecting with hidden gems of nature.

    Kenzan Mara Tented Camp is peacefully located and decorated with a tasteful selection of colours and art to set the tone for calm and soothing relaxation away from the stresses of life. The living spaces of this tented Camp are filled with light and with blissful breezes blowing in; these would be the right places for couples to chill and view the awe-inspiring sunset.

    The Camp consists of over 10 comfortable, stylish en suite safari tents, all with a view of the wilderness. The Camp offers king twin, doubles, individual beds (single) and family rooming options. Each tent reflects a traditional building style with natural materials with comfort.

    It is a perfect escape from the world for newly-married honeymoon couples to unwind and celebrate their new life with charming beauty: experience romance and adventure with the natural world’s raw yet authentic and attractive faces.

  • Kisura Serengeti Camp

    Kisura camp is primarily located in the Serengeti National Park, 2kms from the Seronera Airstrip, providing a perfect position to explore.

    The camp overlooking the magnificent Savannah Plains of the Serengeti National Park is the absolute jewel in the crown. This intimate safari camp of just 10 safari offers the finest tented accommodation with first-class service. Here is the perfect base to indulge your passion for wildlife without missing out on your home comforts.

    The accommodation has a seating area; the unit is furnished in style with a private bathroom with a shower, and wooden decks and towels are featured. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.

  • 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.