9 Days – Epic Tanzania Travel
The 3 major highlights of this Safari experience destinations are the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservancy – which boasts of the largest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania trapped in the extinct caldera, Also depending on the months you will be traveling you can witness the great Wildebeest migration at the Serengeti National Park before they cross to Kenya or on their way back from Tanzania.
Tanzania is undoubtedly the most popular safari destination in Africa for families, groups, and independent travelers. It is home to three of Africa’s wonders; Kilimanjaro Mountain, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro.
What makes Tanzania different from other destinations is the variety of attractions we offer including flora and fauna. The Serengeti is home to the “migration” of wildebeest and zebra and the densest lion population in Africa.
About 1.6 million wildebeest spend the year moving in a clockwise direction around the greater Serengeti ecosystem.
While planning a safari we will make sure we chose accommodations to be it camp, the lodge that will enable easy access to wherever the migration is at that time of year.
In addition to the Northern Safari circuit (Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the Serengeti) there are two other popular but forgotten circuits in Tanzania; the Southern Circuit consisting of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, and the Western Circuit Katavi and Mahale National parks. Mahale is known to be the home to chimp viewing experience in Africa.
Tanzania and other neighboring countries like Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi offer a unique cultural experience. The authentic Maasai tribe is a highlight for any safari you may plan to do. In the more wilderness areas, the Maasai people continue to live in a traditional way of life. It is a special treat to spend time in a “Boma” experiencing how they run their day-to-day life and interacting with tribal members.
Most safaris to Tanzania (or combination safaris with nearby destinations) are in the range of 8 to 16 days. It is quite common for clients to request other safari destinations in combination with Tanzania such as the gorillas of Rwanda or the Masai Mara in Kenya. Zanzibar beach holiday is also added as a post-safari extension.
- Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Mineral water
- Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps
- All Fees and Taxes
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Optional Activities
Meet and greeting
Your Safari start here. Your safari guide will pick you from your hotel and drive through local settlements including the Maasai tribe with great views of of mount Meru which is 4,566m a second highest mountain in Africa. Your drive to Tarangire will take about 3 hours. On arrival at the Tarangire park gate , your safari guide will assist on registration process for you. Tarangire is known to have Tsetse fly so your ae advised to wear long sleeve shirts and trousers.
Breakfast at your hotel, drive to Tarangire Treetops arrive in time for lunch. Tarangire National Park is named after the Tarangire River which attracts a wide range of plains game in the area which making it a park rich in-game. The afternoon game drives until sunset. Meals and overnight at Tarangire Treetops
After breakfast continue with your game drive in the park searching for wildlife along Tarangire River where animals migrate from the Maasai steppe looking for water. Tarangire has the largest population of Elephants than any park in the Northern Tanzania. Birds lovers should know that Tarangire host up to 550 varieties of bird including The Kori Bustard – the heaviest flying bird. Get your camera ready for the great day in Tarangire Park.
Breakfast at the lodge. Another full-day game drives at Tarangire taking advantage of rich wildlife available in the area.
Meals and overnight at Tarangire Treetops.
Many safari makers dream of Ngorongoro crater. Visiting the crater is a life time experience and gift for you to appreciate God Creation. Your day start early in the morning so that you can have more time in the crater. Your drive will take you through the Maasai steppe through to the Mto wa Mbu town in Swahili means “mosquito town” this is where lake Manyara National park is located. The area is very popular for rice growing and banana plantation. Continue driving up the rift valley escarpment to Karatu town before you arrive at the Loduare gate . Your safari guide will complete all necessary registration arrangements and proceed to the crater’s view point then descend into the crater for a day crater tour. The crater covers almost 8,300sqm attitude ranging between 1,020m to 3,577m. Ngorongoro is the 8th wonder of the world. The crater encompasses archeological sites ,people, abundant wildlife and a blend of landscapes. The crater feature volcanoes, grassland forest and waterfalls. Ngorongoro crater is also a home for the nomadic Maasai. The crater is natural sanctuary for over 30,000 animals including the big five such as elephant, Lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard. The crater also host other animals warthog, reedbuck, hyena, waterbuck, wildebeest, hippo ,jackal ,zebra , insects and many more including great many bird species.
Breakfast at the lodge, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for game
Picnic Lunch in the crater. After lunch proceed
with the game drive .Late evening drive to Karatu town . Dinner and overnight at The Manor Hotel.
Today your day will be busy with various activities in the Ngorongoro conservancy . You will first visit the Maasai boma belong to the Maasai people living in the crater . Here you will learn and witness their lifestyle and learn about their culture. after this you will have time to go into the crater for your final day in Ngorongoro crater with afternoon crater tour. Lunch will be served in the crater floor.
Early morning breakfast drive to the Ngorongoro Loduare gate for registration, then drive to Maasai Boma near the crater rim before descending to the crater for Maasai Cultural experience. Later on proceed to the Crater . Picnic lunch at the hippo pool on the crater floor. After lunch proceeds with game drives. Late afternoon drive to Karatu town. Meals and overnight at The Manor Lodge at Ngorongoro.
This is the day you will leave Ngorongoro to Serengeti “ endless plains “ in Maasai language. Your day start with late breakfast followed by a transfer to lake Manyara airstrip for your flight to Lobo or Seronera Airstrip. On the ground you will be met your our safari guide ready to start your game drive on the way to your lodge/camp for hot lunch. Serengeti park is famous for its annual wildebeest migration when more than 1,550,000 wildebeest , Thomson gazelle and zebra in a 2,000km round pilgrimage in search of fresh grazing and water . This is surely the “ the greatest wildlife movement on earth” and a life time experience!
Breakfast at the camp. Morning transfer to the Manyara airstrip for your flight to Lobo/Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National par. On arrival, you will be met by the camp driver guide for your transfer to the camp in the shared camp safari 4 wheel drive vehicle. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the best parks with great biodiversity. Afternoon enjoys shared game drive in the camp vehicle. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Mara River Camp- Karibu Camps & Lodges.
Another full day in Serengeti Park. If you booked a balloon safari you will be picked up from your lodge to the balloon take of station. At 10 am the balloon safari will be over and your safari guide will meet you and continue with driving around to locate the migration. Best migration is witnessed during the months of June to July. Your safari guide will take time to show you the best game concentration in the area. Picnic lunch may be served at the hotel or picnic lunch. Late evening drive back to your Lodge. Last day in Serengeti.
Early start with breakfast. The whole day was spent exploring the Serengeti National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. If you are traveling during the season that great wildebeest migration is underway, this will be a golden chance to experience the so-called “8th wonder of the world”. At the center of the Serengeti ecosystem lies an ancient occurrence that is the largest movement of wildlife on earth, over half a million zebra and antelope and over one and a half million wildebeest migrate north from the Serengeti to the adjoining Masai Mara reserve in Kenya every year in search of food and water . All meals and overnight at Serengeti Mara river Camp – Karibu camps & Lodges.