Here’s a suggested 8-day itinerary for a Tanzania safari, covering some of the country’s most iconic national parks and wildlife areas

This itinerary provides an overview of the popular highlights in Tanzania, but keep in mind that it can be customized based on your preferences, budget, and the specific season of your visit. It’s recommended to book your safari with a reputable tour operator who can assist in arranging transportation, accommodations, park permits, and knowledgeable guides to ensure a safe and memorable experience.

Included or Excluded

  • Transport in a 4X4 Landcruiser
  • Accommodation
  • Park Entrance fee
  • Meals on full board
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Return Airport Transfers

Tour Plan

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Transfer to your accommodation in Arusha, where you can relax and prepare for your safari adventure.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

  • Depart from Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant herds and baobab trees.
  • Enjoy a full day game drive in the park, spotting wildlife such as lions, giraffes, zebras, and various bird species.
  • Overnight stay in a lodge or tented camp within or near Tarangire National Park.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

  • Leave Tarangire and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.
  • Explore the park on a game drive, keeping an eye out for elephants, hippos, flamingos, and other wildlife.
  • In the afternoon, head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for overnight accommodation.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural wonder.
  • Spend the day on a game drive in the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the Big Five.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch within the crater before ascending and returning to your lodge or camp.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park (Central or Southern Serengeti)

  • Depart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to the renowned Serengeti National Park.
  • Depending on the time of year, head to either the Central Serengeti or the Southern Serengeti.
  • Enjoy game drives along the way, witnessing the vast grasslands and the incredible wildlife, including wildebeests, zebras, lions, and cheetahs.
  • Overnight stay in a lodge or tented camp within or near the Serengeti.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Northern Serengeti or Western Corridor)

  • Continue exploring the Serengeti, focusing on the Northern Serengeti or the Western Corridor, depending on the Great Migration’s location.
  • Witness the dramatic river crossings of wildebeests and zebras during the migration (seasonal).
  • Encounter a wide range of wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the Serengeti.
  • Overnight stay in a lodge or tented camp within or near the Serengeti.

Day 7: Serengeti to Arusha

  • Depart from the Serengeti and drive back to Arusha.
  • Along the way, visit the Olduvai Gorge, an important paleoanthropological site where early human remains were discovered.
  • Arrive in Arusha and spend the evening exploring the local markets or relaxing at your accommodation.

Day 8: Departure

  • Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time in Arusha before your departure.
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey, concluding your Tanzania safari.