9 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW.
Our 9 Day Tanzania Wildlife Safaris and Culture Tours, specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Tanzania safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty. Also this tour will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure.Finally this tour will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals.
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.
Distance: 45 Km
Welcome to Tanzania. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will meet your safari guide/driver transfer to Arusha city to White House Campsite for dinner and overnight. (45 km, 43 minutes).
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Distance: 130 km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs
After breakfast from your requested accommodation, you will start your safari to southwest through Maasai steppe land to Tarangire National Park with picnic Lunch boxes.You will spend hours for the day game viewing in Tarangire, viewing some of Tanzania’s largest populations of elephant and enjoying the diverse scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are so typical of the park. This park boasts a high concentration of animals, including elephant, zebra, eland, and wildebeest and plenty of predators.
Picnic Lunch will be served at the picnic site where you will have a nice view of Tarangire River overlooking down the valley where most of the animals will be gathering drinking from the river. After Lunch you will proceed with game drives until evening when you will start drive to Karatu for Dinner and Overnight at Kudu Campsite.
Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
Distance: 50 km
Non – game viewing time : 2 – 3 hrs
After breakfast from Kudu Campsite you head to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing. Dinner and Overnight at Kudu Campsite.
Day 4:Lake Manyara to Lake Eyasi.
Distance: 110 km
Non – game viewing time: 2 -3 hrs
After breakfast you will heard to Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. Dinner and Overnight at Fanaca Campsite.
Activities during Lake Eyasi
Hadzabe & Datoga Tribes Culture Learning
Hunting with Hadzabe (optional) and prepared their foods
How they produce fire by local methods.
Walking around the Lake shore (Birds Tour)
Day 5: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti National park
Distance: 145 km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 5 hrs
After breakfast to your Campsite the tour will depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then heard to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and Overnight at Seronera Campsite.
Day 6: Full Day Serengeti Game Drive
Full game drive at Northern Serengeti to Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow, some drowning helplessly, foundering in narrow defiles, floundering in mud, falling victim to crocodile, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself.Later drive back to Seronera Campsite for Dinner and Overnight
Day 7: Full Day Serengeti Game Drive
Full day game drive in Central Serengeti after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topic, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s center not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. You will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite
Day 8:Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Distance: 145 km
Non – game viewing time : 2 – 4 hrs
Early in the morning game drive and after depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution . Late afternoon transfer to the Ngorongoro Simba Campsite dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha to Airport
Distance: 210 km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs
After an early breakfast, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports avast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon transfer to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight or airport drop off.
Price including VAT
Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
Professional, English speaking guide
Meals:Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner
Overnight stays in Camping
All national park fees
Items not included:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Tips to Driver/Guide ($20/group/Day)
Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
9 days / 8 nights
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 2, max 100|
|Duration||9 days / 8 nights|
|Language(s)||English, German, Italian, Spanish|
Accommodation, transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle, English speaking guide, meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner, mineral water, overnight accommodation as requested, airport transfer, all national park fees
Alcoholic and soft drinks, visa fees, tips to driver/guide ($20/group/day), personal spending monies for souvenirs etc, travel insurance
To have your travel insurance
Visitors require a VISA in order to enter Tanzania
You should have measurement of yellow fever .