The Green Season is a distinct period when the rugged landscape of the national parks change dramatically from dusty dry planes to rolling green hills and lush grasses. Although the green season is not the peak season, we think it’s an incredible time of year to go on a safari.
Some avoid this time of year because of the humid climate. Unlike the dry season when the wildlife gathers in small pockets of land, the green season sees the wildlife disperse, taking advantage of the abundance of grazing areas.
However, you’re in safe hands with us. We know exactly where the best viewing places are and can honestly say that the green season has more than enough to offer. The rains in Tanzania signal the arrival of the birthing season, so you’ll see plenty of little ones beginning their life in the wild. As well as this, the green season is the start of the great migration into the Serengeti, and bird lovers will rejoice at the abundance of colourful birds flocking to the lake shores.
So why not take advantage of the quiet roads and low prices of a green season safari? We’ve got the perfect 7-day itinerary for you.
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 vehicle and head to Tarangire National Park.
Even 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.
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.
Excitement will hang in the air today as you drive towards the most celebrated national park in the world – the Serengeti! Here, your dreams of visiting the world of Disney’s Lion King will come to pass.
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. You’ll love every second of it.
How about a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti? Ask us about it!
Before dusk settles, you will head back to your accommodation for dinner and rest.
Depart the Serengeti in the morning as you drive toward the Ngorongoro and on to the gorge.
Immerse yourself into history as you find out more about the oldest evidence of humankind’s evolution. This trip is ideal for those who have an interest in archeology, history, or the progression of humankind.
You’ll overnight along the outer edge of the crater, feeling as though you’re among the clouds.
This morning you will awake early for a morning game drive. Today is your final game drive day, so we better make the most of it!
After breakfast, you will head down to the crater floor for a beautiful game drive. You’ll have lunch near the home of a family of hippos and spend the afternoon with herds of zebra.
After a day full of site seeing, you will watch the sunset over the crater before your final night on safari.
Today is the last day of your East African safari adventure. We know that by now you will have endless stories to tell of lions and elephants, so today is the perfect day to experience local Tanzanian culture.
The village of Mto wa Mbu has become a melting pot of cultures with all of Tanzania’s 120 tribes converging here, along with many tourists who pass by. Here you will go on a cultural tour of the village and have lunch in a local spot, before heading back to the busy city of Arusha.