6 days


Explore the best of Tanzania through Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater. From the comforts of a 4x4 safari vehicle as you search for lions, leopards, elephants, zebra, and more! Depending on the time of year see the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle or witness an abundance of predators. This safari will keep you on the edge of your seat, as you anticipate what lies ahead! 


  • Game Drives in Tarangire or Lake Manyara
  • Game Drive in Serengeti
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater 
  • Visit Oldupai Gorge 


Day 1: Arrival 

Day 2: To Tarangire or Lake Manyara 

Day 3: To Serengeti

Day 4: Game Drives 

Day 5: To Ngorongoro Crater 

Day 6: Departure 


  • Park Fees 
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Accommodation according to the itinerary 
  • Return Transport to Kampala/Entebbe 
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips or Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the Safari 
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel of choice in Arusha. Early arrivals can opt for the optional Arusha Tour.

Meal Plan: Not included 

Accommodation: Budget: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa Mid-range: Christina House Luxury: The Arusha Hotel 

Depending on the season your game drive will be in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. Below are your options for the day, depending on the season:

Tarangire National Park
The better part of today is spent on a Game drive in the Tarangire National Park. The park is known for its enormous herds of elephants, ancient baobab trees, and having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. During the dry season (June-Sept), animals flock from hundreds of miles to drink from the Tarangire River. Arrive at the Lodge in time for dinner. (Best option between June and November)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Whistling Thorn Tented Camp & Spa Mid-range: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Luxury: Tarangire Treetops 


The better part of the day is spent on a Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. With luck, you will spot one of the famous tree-climbing lions while you traverse this unique habitat. Watch for the nearly 400 different species of birds and enjoy the dramatic landscape of the Rift Valley wall. (Best option between December and March) 

Optional excursions here include; 

  • Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway The walkway is set high among the trees in the north of the park, close to the entrance gates, and is the first suspended walkway in Tanzania, as well as – at 370m in total – one of the longest in Africa. Being so high up in the trees offers a unique perspective from which to observe the wildlife. Lake Manyara is known for its great variety of birdlife, along with blue and vervet monkeys, and huge troops of baboons, there’s plenty to look out for with the help of your guide.
  • Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk, located between Manyara and Ngorongoro, is home to around 18,000 people. Spend half a day here with a knowledgeable local guide and you’ll discover a side of Tanzania that many visitors miss. Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side. Although the name translates as ‘Mosquito River, due to the permanent water source in the village. Tour lasts between 2 -3 hours 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Haven Nature Camp Mid-range: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp Luxury: Escarpment Luxury Lodge

After breakfast take a game drive en route to Serengeti National Park, a world heritage site, stopping along the way to watch animals you may encounter. Renowned for its wealth of lions and leopards, the Serengeti is the quintessential safari destination. Derived from the Maasai word ‘sirinetu’ meaning ‘endless plains’, the Serengeti plays host to more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle during the annual migration.

Journey:  + 3 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Seronera Campsite Mid-range: Simba Serengeti Camp Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

Today head back out for a full day of game drives, examining one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Little has changed in the Serengeti over the past million or so years, you will still find the renowned plains intermingled with wooded hills, massive termite mounds, rocky kopjes, and acacia tree-lined rivers. Depending on the time of year you will be able to witness the Wildebeest Migration (Dec-July), or an abundance of predators (June-Oct). Settle in for an evening under the vast Serengeti sky.

Today`s optional excursion is the hot air balloon. This is the ultimate way to experience the vastness of the national park. Just imagine floating above the Serengeti plains skimming treetops in complete silence whilst seeing wildlife on the ground below. Balloon flights are run daily at 06h00 from four launch sites within Serengeti National Park: one throughout the year close to Seronera, and others in the Ndutu area (from 25 December to 15 March), in the Western Corridor (from June to October), and in northern Serengeti (from July to October).

The second optional excursion is the private bush dinner at any one of the lodges of your choice. This takes place at a scenic location on the plains. Timed to coincide with the setting of the sun, which on the Equator is around 6:00 p.m. Arriving at the chosen location with fabulous views across the plains, you will find that tables and chairs have already been set up. In addition, a campfire, lanterns, and a bush kitchen await you. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Seronera Campsite Mid-range: Simba Serengeti Camp Luxury: Serengeti Migration Camp

Take an early morning game drive and return to camp in time for breakfast. Proceed with another game drive until lunch and then head to the Ngorongoro Crater. You may also opt for an optional tour en route to Oldupai Gorge. This site provides evidence of the earliest signs of mankind, showcasing hominid footprints preserved in volcanic rock that date back 3.6 million years.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Rhino Lodge Mid-range: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp Luxury: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Today descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a six-hour tour. As the world’s largest caldera (nearly 100 square miles), Ngorongoro boasts over 20,000 large animals, including Tanzania’s remaining black rhino. Living alongside the abundance of wildlife you will find 40,000 Maasai pastoralists with their cattle, goats, and sheep. The conservation gives you a rare look into how people harmoniously lived with nature and wildlife in ancient times. 

Today you say goodbye to Tanzania with great memories, or, continue to Zanzibar. Depending on your time of flight, you can explore the optional Arusha Tour. We can add an extra day to the itinerary and experience the following optional excursions in Ngorongoro Crater before we proceed to Arusha or the airport. 

These include:

  • Crater Rim Walk: Marvel at the spectacular views down into the mighty Ngorongoro Crater on this walk to a seldom-visited section of the Crater rim – and watch out for any number of forest birds, animals, and indigenous plants. (2 -3 hours)
  • Empakaai Crater Hike: The Empakaai Crater lies some 40km northeast of its famous neighbor, the Ngorongoro Crater. From the moment you arrive at Empakaai, you will be treated to splendid views of the Empakaai Crater as well as a glimpse of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano. Then, accompanied by an experienced guide and an NCA ranger, you’ll begin the 30–45-minute descent into the crater through the thick, mountainous forest. Down on the crater floor, there’s superb birding around the lake, and the chance to see flamingos as well as some big game like buffalo, hyena, and elephant.

Journey: + 5 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Not included 


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