7 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari
Tanzania Tours & Safari
7 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari
This is the northern safari circuit tour that we recommend the most. It enables you to visit all of the major national parks while also providing fantastic cultural opportunities. It pays special attention to the Hadzabe, a fascinating nomadic tribe, and the Serengeti, a well-known national park. Transfers to and from the airport are included.
This 7-day Tanzania Wildlife Safari takes you to beautiful parks in northern Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the main reasons people visit Tanzania. Visit the Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks in Tanzania to gain a better understanding of Africa’s flora and fauna, including the Big Five. Tarangire National Park is the place to visit if you enjoy elephants. It is known for its majestic Baobab trees and has one of the world’s largest concentrations of elephants.
This private safari allows you to travel at your own pace and in the manner that suits you best. You can hire a private safari vehicle and guide. All of the resorts we chose for you during this safari are three-stars. Please let us know if you choose a higher level of luxury.
**price p.p. incl. guide, safari-jeep, hotel and park entrance fees, excl. international flight Based on 6 persons)
Day by Day Itinerary
Tarangire National Park, Day 1
After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. In Tarangire National Park, take a full-day game drive. Tarangire’s landscape is diverse, with nine different vegetation zones. The largest trees in Africa, baobab trees, dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, and a variety of colorful birds all frequent the Tarangire River, which meanders through the park. The park is well-known for having Tanzania’s largest elephant population. During a safari here, you’ll have the opportunity to quietly observe many elephant families interacting. After a picnic lunch at a park observatory where you can see animals drinking water from the river (and, on rare occasions, lions attacking a thirsty zebra or wildebeest), continue game viewing before returning to your campsite for dinner.
Tarangire offers the possibility of a night game drive.
Day 2: The National Park of Lake Manyara
After breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive across the Great Rift Valley. This enchanting park is known for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which is home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys, despite its small size of only 205 square miles. Lake Manyara is well-known for its birds (over 400 species), and it’s one of the few places where you can see the ground hornbill and crested eagle. The climbing lions and flamingos on the lakeshore have made this park famous. This park’s landscapes are absolutely stunning, in stark contrast to the Serengeti, for example. The game drives take place along the lake’s shore, offering breathtaking views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground, as well as the lake, flamingos, and flat plains in the distance. Photographic opportunities abound! You’ll return to the campsite for dinner in the afternoon.
A bicycle ride on Lake Manyara is a recommended extra tour.
Serengeti National Park, Day 3
Today you’ll travel to the Serengeti National Park, which is home to the Great Migration. Today’s drive up the crater highlands is spectacular, with a stop at the rim for a birds-eye view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing on, as you reach the top of the hill, the vast Serengeti spreads out before you as far as the eye can see.
You can choose to stop at the famous Oldupai Gorge on your way into the Serengeti, where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the first man on the planet. You’ll have time to visit the small museum after listening to a short lecture about the archeological digs and the geology of the gorge.
Serengeti National Park, Day 4
After breakfast, you’ll have a full day in the Serengeti National Park (morning and afternoon game drives).
Serengeti means “endless plains” in Kiswahili, and the park covers 6,900 square miles (18,000 square kilometers) and is home to over 2 million large animals. More than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles are among the animals. The abundance of prey that migrates throughout the park attracts large predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Along with nearly 500 species of birds, the area is home to rock hyrax, bat-eared foxes, mongoose, honey badgers, jackals, monkeys, baboons, and African hares.
The wonderful hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti plains is a must-do extra tour.
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area on Day 5
You will get up very early today in order to go on an early morning safari before breakfast. This will allow you to see the animals when they are more active, as well as enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Return to the camp for brunch after the game drive. Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater, the World’s 8th Natural Wonder, in the afternoon. The crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, with 2,000-foot-high walls and a 102-square-mile crater floor. It is home to nearly every species of East African wildlife, including the endangered black rhino. In fact, the crater has the world’s highest concentration of wildlife. Due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and grass, the large bull elephants that live here have extremely large tusks. They are the most magnificent elephants you will ever see.
In the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Ngorongoro. An afternoon walking safari in the Ngorongoro highlands is a possibility.
Ngorongoro Crater, Day 6
Descent to the crater floor very early in the morning for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on the planet. Drive up the steep road out of the crater and transfer to Lake Eyasi after a picnic lunch near the Hippo Lake and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon. You’ll spend the night at a public campground or in a tent lodge. Budget-friendly options include Lake Eyasi Public Campsite, Tindiga Tented Camp, and Kisima Ngeda (Luxury).
Hadzabe Tribe and Lake Eyasi on Day 7
Join the Hadzabe tribe, one of Africa’s last true nomadic tribes, in a fascinating hunting or fruit-gathering session very early in the morning, before breakfast. This is something truly one-of-a-kind and off-the-beaten-path. It provides you with a fantastic and authentic cultural experience as well as fantastic opportunities for world-class photography. Visit the beautiful Lake Eyasi after spending time with the tribe. It is a seasonal shallow salt lake located at the base of the Serengeti Plateau on the Great Rift Valley’s floor. You will return to Arusha in the afternoon.
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Game drives through the National Parks
- Luxurious private 4×4 Safari Jeep with pop-up roof and big windows, especially designed for high end safari game drives
- English speaking private guide during the whole safari
- All fees visiting parks includes crater fees
- All fees visiting villages
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your safari (full board), excluding day 1, because most likely you will arrive in the evening
- 24/7 service from our local office in Tanzania
- Reservation costs
- Drinking water in our safari jeeps
- International flight tickets and visa
- Travel insurance (travel- /cancellation insurance, flying doctors)