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Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

BEST OF TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Trip duration

11 days/ 10 nights

The Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari can be combined with our Pemba Beach Holidays.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN TANZANIA – ARUSHA

Our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari will start in Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha. We shall arrive via the Kilimanjaro Airport, where our Tour Leader will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall then head to our hotel in Arusha, where we shall check in.

On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions around Arusha. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Arusha weather from our lodge; as we prepare for our exciting Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari ahead.

Night in Arusha.

DAY 2: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK – MT. MERU

We shall enjoy a day in the spectacular Arusha National Park. Here we shall drive some sections of the park, and also alight on foot in designated areas. This park has a great highland forest nestled around Mt. Meru. Many highland mammals and bird species can be expected here. To the North-East, the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro are visible on clear days.

Common mammals include Guereza Colobus, Bushbuck, Common Waterbuck, Common Zebra, Maasai Giraffe and Olive Baboon. The local craters and momella lakes are an amazing sight; and always a highlight on the Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safaris.

Night in Arusha.

DAY 3 AND 4: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – LAND OF BAOBAB TREES

We shall continue our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari to the beautiful Tarangire, a pristine park in Central Tanzania. We shall enjoy game drives in this magical place seeking the local animals.

Named after Tarangire River, this park is indeed interesting and is renowned for its high density of Elephants, beautiful Baobab trees and scenic Termite Mounds. We shall hope to find lions, hippos, leopards, cheetahs, assorted antelopes and much more.

We shall also explore the beautiful Tarangire Swamp, where animals often congregate for water and evergreen vegetation.

Nights in Tarangire.

DAY 5: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

We shall exit Tarangire as we pick some extra species that we may have missed earlier. We shall drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a pristine soda lake in the Rift Valley. The local Baobab trees will illuminate our journey through this lowland region.

Here we see lots of birds, and during good time, flocks of flamingos fill the lake shores. The beautiful birds here are a great experience on our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari. The local game is mainly composed of monkeys. Others include Savannah Elephants, tree-climbing Lions and much more.

Night in Karatu.

DAY 6: TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

We then head to Serengeti National Park, where we shall enjoy our next leg of the Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari. The journey to the park passes through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ndutu Plains and welcomes you to Naabi Area. These are the beautiful locations where the annual Serengeti Wildebeest migration starts, by thousands of females calving on these plains.

Soon we shall start game drives in the vast Serengeti savannah, as we head to our lodge. Serengeti is a great location on all our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safaris.

Night in Serengeti.

DAY 7 AND 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

We shall enjoy game drives in this wonderful park as we enjoy the scenery of these vast plains. We shall spend time looking around some of the famous rock outcrops, often referred as Kopjes. Look out for animals such as Leopard, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo, assorted Gazelles, Maasai Giraffe, Wildebeest, Common Zebras, Savannah Elephant and Lions.

Here you shall also get an opportunity to learn all about the famous Serengeti migration and get to follow in the steps of the Wildebeests in a lovely Kopje rock, modelled to imitate the migration cycle. This is always a highlight on our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safaris.

Nights in Serengeti.

DAY 9: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO; VIA OL DUVAI GORGE MUSEUM

We shall have some more time this morning to enjoy game drives in the Serengeti. We shall then make our way to a phenomenal pre-historic site, the Ol Duvai or Ol Dupai gorge. This site has led to multiple archaeological and paleontological discoveries; and is often a highlight on our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari. Home to the great work by Louis and Mary Leakey, this is a phenomenal destination. Some famous discoveries here include Zinjanthropus, Homo habilis and Homo erectus. You will get to learn all about the work going on at the site in a very interactive way.

We shall then head to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a large and scenic crater located at about 2000m above sea level. We shall have an opportunity to learn about the crater and also view models of the entire area. This crater is about 600m deep and has an amazing view both from the top and inside the crater. The crater is nestled in a pristine natural forest, full of beautiful indigenous trees.

There will be an optional Maasai Village visit- this is one of Africa’s best preserved cultures and you will have a chance to learn about their way of life.

Night at Ngorongoro.

DAY 10: NGORONGORO CRATER

We shall enjoy the day at this beautiful crater, which will be the crown of our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari. The mighty Ngorongoro is indeed an amazing place. It is known as one of the wonders of Africa. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties.

Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, Cheetah, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and Wildebeests.

Night in Ngorongoro.

DAY 11: NGORONGORO TO ARUSHA

On this day, we shall enjoy a relaxed morning at Ngorongoro. We shall later drive to Arusha.

We shall then take an airport transfer for the flights home; marking the end to our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, Nile Monitor Lizard

Highlight birds

Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Great White Pelican, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo

Habitats covered

Savannah, Highland Forest, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

African Big Five, Tarangire River, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Meru, optional Maasai Village visit