Optional Safari Activities
Night Game Drive
Tarangire or Lake Manyara (USD 150 per person)
Empakai crater hike Maasai Village Visit (USD 40 per vehicle)
Hadzabe &Datoga Tribe Visit
Mto wa Ambu Village tour (USD 35 per person)
Ngorongoro crater Rim Walking safari (USD 30 per person)
Visit to the Olduvai Gorge (USD 40 per person)
Balloon Safari Tarangire or Serengeti (USD 590 per person)
This program is designed for a full 5-day game of which during this safari you will visit four of the most well–known reserves in Tanzania’s “northern circuit” the Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Park. With all the diverse landscapes and a crater full of animals, this safari has something for everyone. A professional Safari guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your tour and provide deeper insight into the wildlife animals and scenery around you.
At A Glance
This tour starts and ends in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport. This tour offers Camping accommodation with upgrades available This tour is a private safari and runs exclusively for you and can depart any day. However, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas. This tour accepts children of all ages and discounts apply for children 0-15 years old with further discounts available for families sharing triple and quad rooms.
Tarangire National park – Game drive
Travel the endless plains of the world-famous Serengeti –Game Drive
Ngorongoro crater – Game Drive
1-night Tarangire, 2 nights Serengeti & 1-night Ngorongoro Enjoy the Adventure camping in the heart of the Tanzania bush
DAY 1 : Arusha to Tarangire National park
Distance & Drive time: Arusha to Tarangire takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km/65mi)- Tarangire to Lake Manyara takes about 1.5hour (79km/49mi)
Pick up at 7:00 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Tarangire National park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, oryx, eland, giraffe, and zebra. After a full day in the park, we will drive to the camp/Lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you, and spend the night.
Accommodation: Fanaka Campsite & Lodge (https://fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/ )
Meals Plan: Lunch & Dinner Included
Upgrade Your Accommodation – Tarangire Safari Lodge/Tarangire National Park- https://www.tarangiresafarilodge.com/
DAY 2 : Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
Distance & Drive Time: Tarangire to Central Serengeti takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (197km/122mi)
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight at the lodge/Campsite located in central Serengeti.
Accommodation: Nyani Public Campsite
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Upgrade Your Accommodation – Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented -https://heritagecampsandlodges.com/serengeti-luxury-tented-camp-central-serengeti/
DAY 3 : Serengeti National park to Ngorongoro Crater
Distance & Drive time: central Serengeti to NCA takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (153 km/95mi)
After breakfast, morning game drives at Serengeti National Park. On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight. You will overnight at the Campsite located on the ridge of the Ngorongoro rim.
Accommodation: Simba A Public Campsite
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Upgrade Your Accommodation- Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge– https://rhino.co.tz/
DAY 3 : Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Distance & Drive Time: NCA To Arusha takes about 3.5 to 4hours (158km/98mi)
On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 am into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260sq km/161sq mi) with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 6-hours game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, black rhino, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Ngoito Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascent to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hrs drive left to where your safari will end. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you say goodbye to your safari crew.
Meals plan Breakfast and lunch
As today is the end of the safari, please note that Accommodation and dinner tonight is not included in the tour.
4 Days Camping Safari
This is a private safari, run exclusively for you and each vehicle holds a maximum of 6 clients. If an accommodation is fully booked, we’ll suggest a comparable alternative where possible.