Tanzania Serengeti Safari 7 Days

Overview

Tanzania Serengeti Safari 7 Days will involve of Tarangire National Park 2 Night, Serengeti National Park 2 nights,1 Night at Ngorongoro while doing ngorongoro crater the last day. You will be able to discover the nature while spending the night within the scrubland.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival at the airport & transferred to a hotel in Arusha.
  • Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
  • Day 3: Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 4: Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park
  • Day 5: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the airport & transferred to a hotel in Arusha

Arrival at the airport, met by our representative and transferred to a hotel in Arusha. Depending on your time of arrival you can do a city tour around Arusha town and visit the maasai market, Arusha museum and galleries. Check in the booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Mt Meru hotel-luxury
  • Green mountain hotel-Midrange

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning after breakfast and small safari briefing you will start your safari with a drive to the Tarangire National Park approximate 2 hour drive. Reach the park which is roughly the size of Luxemburg and covers an area of about 2,600 km². Bush savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to watch them and engage the landscape. Apart from elephants, the park is also home to Maasai giraffes, various gazelles, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, baboons and more than 500 types of birds like yellow necked spurfowl, northern white crowned shrike, black necked weaver and so many. After an extensive game drive you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to the lodge for your lunch and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Tarangire sopa lodge-luxury
  • Forest tented camp-midrange

Day 3: Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park

After morning breakfast, you will visit the small but beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas on the grassy plains, you might see lions lounging in the trees and elephants feeding on the acacias in the woodlands. While the forest near the lake is filled with noisy troops of blue monkeys, extended baboon families hang around the roads. In the afternoon, you will make your way to the Lodge for lunch and relaxation with fantastic views of the Great Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Accommodation

  • Lake manyara serena lodge-luxury
  • Flamingo safari lodge-midrange

Day 4: Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

After morning breakfast, you will continue to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breathtaking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. Bizarre rock formations dot the grassy landscape where predators stray like the Blue wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras and buffaloes. Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. You will arrive in the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at the booked lodge.

Accommodation

  • Serengeti sopa lodge-luxury
  • Mbugani tented lodge-midrange

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

After morning breakfast, drive to serengeti national park for game viewing drive through the golden savannah and endless plains, teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes making it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. On this day, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabai kopje (a small, rocky hill in a generally flat area), where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. After lunch, we will proceed further into the plains for a leisurely game drive and have a glance at animals like baboons, hippos, and many others. You will retire to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay and fall asleep to the playful calls of the zebra and hyenas.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast you will join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park and you might spot animals you haven’t seen during the last game drives. The Serengeti is also home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and today you might be able to see all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater and as soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. This approximate 20 km wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals like playful zebras, cracking hyenas and so many others. You will drive to the booked lodge for checking in, overnight stay and dinner where you can witness the sunset over the crater.

Accommodation

  • Ngorongoro sopa lodge-luxury
  • Ngorongoro rhino lodge-midrange

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit. Inside the world’s biggest caldera you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater and drive back to Arusha where you will arrive in the early evening to your hotel or airport drop off for your home bound flight.

END OF TOUR

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Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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