8 days Tanzania wildlife safari

8 days Tanzania wildlife safari

8 days Tanzania wildlife safari is a wildlife tour experience which will start in Arusha and during the safari you will explore the northern part of Tanzania.

You will visit different destinations during the Tanzania safari such as Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, the Ndutu area, Seronera area in Serengeti national park and also the Ngorongoro crater.

During the 8 days Tanzania safari you will look out for wildlife species such as the big 5 like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos as well as other wildlife species such as wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, hippos, cheetahs, kudu, waterbucks, hartebeests and many others.

After the wildlife experience, your guide will drive you back to Arusha which will be the drop off point for your safari.

Safari highlight

Day 1; Pick up and drive to Tarangire national park

Day 2; drive to Lake Manyara national park  

Day 3; drive from Lake Manyara – Ndutu

Day 4; full day in Ndutu area

Day 5; drive to Seronera 

Day 6; Seronera    

Day 7; drive to Ngorongoro  

Day 8; Ngorongoro – Arusha   

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; Pick up and drive to Tarangire national park

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, your guide will welcome you and you will also have a short briefing of your Tanzania safari. You will be driven to Tarangire national park where you will engage in an afternoon game drive.

You will have lunch at your lodge in Tarangire national park during your Tanzania safari and later enjoy an afternoon game drive to explore the national park which is known for its large herds of elephants. You will see a variety of wildlife species during your game drive as you are driven around the national park such as elephants, elands, impalas, lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes and many others. Dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge.

8 days Tanzania wildlife safari
Elephants in Tarangire national park

Day 2; drive to Lake Manyara national park  

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as the day before ahead of your drive to Lake Manyara national park. You will look out for the famous tree climbing lions during your safari in this national park. You will also enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley during your safari.

After checking in at your lodge and having lunch, you will engage in an afternoon game drive around Lake Manyara national park and look out for different wildlife species like impalas, zebras, hippos, giraffes, elephants, buffalos among others. You will also spot flamingos along the shores of Lake Manyara during your safari. You will have dinner and spend the night at Twiga lodge.
Day 3; drive from Lake Manyara – Ndutu
   

You will have breakfast at your lodge on the 3rd day of your Tanzania safari as you prepare to transfer to the Ndutu area. The Ndutu area is known for the calving season which takes place during the wildebeest migration in the months of January to March when over 8000 wildebeests are born in the grassy plains. The Ndutu area is also home to predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs among others.

You will have lunch at your lodge as you prepare for a game drive around the Ndutu area. You will explore the Ndutu area as you search for wildlife species like elephants, giraffes, hyenas, antelopes among others. You will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Acacia camp Ndutu.

Day 4; full day in Ndutu area

After breakfast at your lodge, you will have a full day of game viewing in the Ndutu area. You will engage in a game drive around Ndutu as you explore the grasslands, swamps, and woodlands of Ndutu. Some of the wildlife species you will spot during your safari around Ndutu include like lions, leopards, cheetahs as well as other wildlife species like wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hyenas among others.

You will have lunch before engaging in an afternoon game drive around the Ndutu area. You will enjoy the scenery around as you enjoy seeing the wildebeests in the savannah plains. Your dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Acacia camp Ndutu.
Day 5; drive to Seronera  

After an early breakfast at your lodge, you will drive to the Seronera area of Serengeti national park to explore the vast savannah plains in search of more wildlife species such as the big 5 like lions, elephants, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.

8 days Tanzania wildlife safari
Wildebeests in Seronera Area

You will have lunch at your lodge in Seronera area before engaging in an afternoon game drive to search for wildlife species like zebras, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, kudu, gazelles, hyenas and many others around the vast savannah plains. You will have dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.
Day 6; Seronera
    

You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for a full day of exploring the Seronera area. You will engage in a morning game drive around the central plains of Serengeti national park as you search for different wildlife species like lions, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, elephants, wildebeests, antelopes, giraffes, hippos, waterbucks and many others. You will have your lunch before another game driving experience in the national park in the afternoon.

During your afternoon game drive, you will explore the central part of Serengeti national park as you look out for different attractions and wildlife species in the distant plains. You will return to your lodge after this experience for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.
Day 7; drive to Ngorongoro    

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge in Serengeti national park ahead of your drive to the Ngorongoro crater. You will descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater which is home to numerous wildlife species like the big 5 which includes lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants. During your game drive in the crater other wildlife species which you will spot around Ngorongoro include hyenas, wildebeests, antelopes, cheetahs, antelopes, zebras, hippos, waterbucks, warthogs among others.

8 days Tanzania wildlife safari
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro crater is also home to bird species such as ostriches as well as flamingos along the shores of Lake Magadi. After your game drive around the Ngorongoro crater, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Hhando coffee lodge.
Day 8; Ngorongoro – Arusha    

After breakfast at your lodge, you will be driven to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight which will bring your safari to an end.

Price includes

  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration your Tanzania safari tour
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  • Concession fees and crater fees

Price excludes

  • Flights
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Anything else not included in the itinerary
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