Embark on an enriching 9-day Tanzania Safari that promises a captivating journey through the captivating landscapes of Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, and Serengeti. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of diverse wildlife encounters and embrace the vibrant cultures of local communities.
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be warmly received and transferred to Arusha in a private vehicle. If time permits, you can partake in a walking tour through a coffee plantation or explore the enchanting streets of Arusha. Your evening will be graced by a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay at Ahadi Lodge.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Commence your journey after breakfast, with a stop in Arusha Town for any last-minute provisions. Your adventure then leads you to the captivating Tarangire National Park. As you partake in a game drive, you’ll witness the park’s remarkable elephant population and its iconic baobab trees. The park, known for its annual migratory spectacle, boasts up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and 30,000 zebras. Your day concludes with dinner and an overnight stay at Lake Manyara Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you’ll be guided to the captivating Lake Manyara National Park for an exhilarating game drive. This park boasts a picturesque soda lake, sprawling at the foot of the majestic Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The diverse habitat supports a rich variety of animals, including elephants and the unique tree-climbing lions. Large flocks of flamingos are drawn to the lake’s algae. As the day winds down, indulge in a peaceful overnight stay at Marera Valley Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Eyasi Exploration
Day 4 introduces you to the Bushmen, specifically the Hadzabe Tribe, who live in groups and practice ancestral hunting and gathering traditions. This interaction provides insight into their survival and adaptation in a challenging environment. You’ll also engage with the Datoga tribe, skilled blacksmiths practicing their ancient trade. An evening transfer to your lodging awaits, where you’ll dine and rest at Marera Valley Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Embark on a journey to Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast. Descend over 600 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater, an ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife. The area sustains a plethora of animals, including elephants, wildebeests, buffalos, hippos, and various predators. A visit to Lake Magadi is included, offering glimpses of flamingos and other water birds. Retire for the night at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
An early start takes you to Serengeti National Park. Along the way, explore Olduvai Gorge, a treasure trove of human evolution history. Your journey through Serengeti unfolds with captivating game drives, offering glimpses of Africa’s renowned wildlife. Rest for the night at Tanzania Bush Camp.
Day 7: Full Day in Serengeti
Day 7 immerses you in a full-day Serengeti game drive, providing ample opportunities to witness the famed wildebeest migration. Traverse the park’s landscapes and encounter a diverse array of wildlife. Return to Tanzania Bush Camp for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Lake Natron Expedition
After breakfast, embark on a game drive towards Northern Serengeti and Lake Natron. Explore the park’s wonders and transition to Lake Natron. Engage in a sunset walk by the lake and conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at Masai Eco Giraffe Lodge.
Day 9: Return to Arusha
Enjoy breakfast before continuing your exploration of Natron’s natural attractions. The journey back to Arusha includes scenic views and memorable experiences. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the airport, marking the end of your remarkable Tanzania Safari.