Here you’ve found a classic safari itinerary with some unique twists; this Tanzanian adventure is full of fantastic chances to connect with nature, and with the ancient history of humankind.
From exploring the lovely Tarangire National Park by foot to soaring over the Serengeti on your way back home, this safari is an excellent glimpse into the wonders of Africa.
Your adventure begins with a morning pick up from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi. After a short briefing, you will jump into your safari car and head to Tarangire National Park. On the drive there, the beauty of Tanzania will unravel before you.
When you arrive at the park, you will check in to your accommodation, deposit your belongings, and then head off on a game drive. This vast park gets its name from the Tarangire river that winds its way through the parklands. The river attracts many diverse animals to its waters, giving you a chance to spot elephants, giraffe, lions, antelopes, and zebra.
After today’s game drive, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Although a game drive is an exhilarating experience, there is truly something magical about getting out of a vehicle and going for a walk in nature. So, today we will be walking along the boundaries of Tarangire National Park.
By foot, you will be able to take your time to ‘stop and smell the elephant dung,’ as the saying goes. This trip is a pleasing way to connect to nature and experience Tanzania’s rugged landscape.
After today you will be well and truly ready for a warm meal and a cozy bed, so you will spend the night at a nearby lodge.
After breakfast, you will leave Tarangire National Park and head to Lake Manyara. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive, and eat lunch surrounded by nature once more.
This park bursts with an array of amazing animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, unique tree-climbing lions, and large flocks of colourful flamingos.
After today’s game drive, you will be driven to the nearby region of Karatu for dinner and overnight.
In the morning, you’ll start your day with the birds, rising before the sun! After a warm breakfast, you will hop back in your jeep and experience the Serengeti at dawn. The dawn is prime wildlife viewing time!
When you have had enough of the vast plains of the Serengeti, you will be driven out of the park and onto your next big adventure – the Ngorongoro Crater. You will spend that night near the edge of the crater. Here a warm meal and a calming atmosphere will invigorate you for your next day on safari.
Your day will start bright and early, with a drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. This national park is breathtaking! The crater is one of the natural wonders of the world and the best place in Tanzania to see the big five.
As soon as you reach the edge of the crater, you will recognise why this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll find ancient elephant and playful zebra scattered amongst beautiful flora and fauna. The blues and greens of the crater are a welcome break from the rugged gold and dust of the other parks.
You’ll overnight along the outer edge of the crater, feeling as though you’re amongst the clouds.
Excitement will hang in the air today as you drive towards the most well-known national park in the world – the Serengeti! Here, your dreams of visiting the world of Disney’s Lion King will come to pass.
One our way to the park, you will get a taste of the rich history of our ancient hominid ancestors at Olduvai Gorge. Nicknamed the ‘cradle of mankind,’ this awe-inspiring creator is a wealth of natural wonder.
The drive to the Serengeti is picturesque, and you may even spot some giraffes and zebra before you even reach the gates of the park. This park offers you the quintessential African safari experience, with dusty planes and majestic wildlife.
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Before dusk settles, you will head back to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
All good things must come to an end, but your departure is made a little sweeter by the incredible views on your way home! You will fly over the majestic planes of the Serengeti, onwards to your next adventure.