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Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari Highlights

TANZANIA SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Trip duration

6 days/ 5 nights

The Tanzania Safari Highlights trip can be combined with our Kenya Highlights Wildlife Safari to form our famous Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Safari.

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL – ARUSHA, TANZANIA’S SAFARI CAPITAL

Our Tanzania Safari Highlights trip 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.

Night in Arusha.

DAY 2 AND 3: LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO CRATER – THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY

Leaving early, we shall enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, at the edge of the Great Rift Valley. We shall be looking out for the local tree-climbing lions and primates. We hope to also enjoy flamingos and other birds along the lake shores.

We shall enjoy the next day at the beautiful Ngorongoro crater, which is a major highlight on our Tanzania Safari Highlights trip. 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.

Nights in Ngorongoro.

DAY 4 AND 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK; VIA OL DUVAI GORGE MUSEUM

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 Tanzania Safari Highlights trip. 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 proceed to Serengeti National Park; where our next leg of the Tanzania safari takes place. 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 African 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 experience is always a highlight on all our Tanzania Safari Highlights trips.

Nights in Serengeti.

DAY 6: SERENGETI TO ARUSHA

We shall enjoy a game drive as we exit Serengeti National Park; seeking any animals we still need for our Tanzania Safari Highlights trip list.

We shall later drive to Arusha; cruising through the Ngorongoro highlands. We shall then take an airport transfer for the flights home; marking the end to our Tanzania Safari Highlights trip.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, Maasai Giraffe

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

the Great Rift Valley, African Big Five, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater