9 day The best of Tanzania

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This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, or any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our African safaris, tours and trekking packages, we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you the widest possible solution.

Day 1:
Kilimanjaro Airport – Tarangire National Park.
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll be personally met with your driver guide then drive to Tarangire Park for afternoon game viewing in the national park, famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life including endemic species, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Tented lodge.

Day 2:
Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast you’ll embark on a sun rise game drive ranging far and wide. Among many aspects of animal behavior, your Guide will point out the fascinating way elephants have of communicating with subtle interactions. After lunch drive to Lake Manyara area for dinner and overnight at Migunga Tented lodge.

Day 3:
Serengeti National Park.
In the morning you depart for the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge to visit the interesting museum at this world-famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early two million year-old human ancestors. Continue on a game-drive through the vast Serengeti National Park to the luxurious Serengeti Kati Kati Tented lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Days 4:
Serengeti Park Full day.
Full day game drives in the Serengeti, home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on earth. Non-migratory species include large prides of lions, solitary leopards, cheetah and graceful impala. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of open plains, punctuated by kopjes, rock formations that have survived from the Pre-Cambrian period, and open woodlands. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented lodge.

Day 5:
Serengeti Park – Ndutu Area.
After breakfast collect your picnic lunch boxes for another tour around Serengeti until the mid day leave the Serengeti to the southern part border of Ngorongoro and the famous Serengeti. After lunch enjoy afternoon game drive followed by sunset game viewing. Overnight at Nditu Tented lodge.

Day 6:
Ndutu Area – Ngorongoro Conservation
Morning game drive in Ndutu until late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino lodge. All meals included.

Day 7:
Ngorongoro Crater tour
An early morning breakfast descend into the crater floor (2000 feet)  through the lorest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black-manned lion. Ascend the crater wall to Lake Manyara area for dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented lodge. All meals included.

Day 8:
Lake Manyara National Park.
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, passing through the cool shade of the groundwater forest before reaching the lakeshore. The Park is best known for its tree climbing lions, but you are more likely to an encounter elephants, buffalo, primates and astounding bird life. After a picnic lunch you continue game-viewing until the late afternoon, drive back to Kirurumu Tented lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9:
Kilimanjaro Airport.
After leisurely breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight connection. Some other optional activities on the way like shopping can be done.