9 Days - Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti (4 nights), Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
Duration - 9 days

In this tour we will cover the 5 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Arusha National Park (1 night), Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Central Serengeti (4 nights), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night), Tarangire National Park (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


Short Itinerary


Day 1 (Apr 23, 2024) - Arusha to Arusha National Park for game drives and walking tour
Day 2 (Apr 24, 2024) - Arusha to Lake Manyara. Game drives at Lake Manyara
Day 3 (Apr 25, 2024) - Transfer to Central Serengeti. Afternoon game drives in Central Serengeti
Day 4 (Apr 26, 2024) - Central Serengeti full day game drives
Day 5 (Apr 27, 2024) - Central Serengeti full day game drives
Day 6 (Apr 28, 2024) - Central Serengeti full day game drives
Day 7 (Apr 29, 2024) - Morning game drives in Central Serengeti and transfer to Ngorongoro/Karatu
Day 8 (Apr 30, 2024) - Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) and transfer to Karatu/Tarangire
Day 9 (May 01, 2024) - Tarangire game drives and afternoon transfer to Arusha

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Apr 23, 2024, in a group of two adults . Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $2,906 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Crest Safari Lodge - Standard, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Bed and Breakfast]
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Tukaone Camps, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Apr 29, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E2: $3,403 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Kutoka Lodge, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Bed and Breakfast]
- Stay at Migombani Cottage, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Tanzania Bush Camps, Seronera, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Rhino Lodge, NCA, NCA from Apr 29, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Apr 30, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E3: $3,737 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Traditional Queen, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Bed and Breakfast]
- Stay at Manyara Best View Lodge - Silver Room, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Serenity Camp, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, NCA, NCA from Apr 29, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Apr 30, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E4: $4,005 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Hamerkop House by Lemala, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lemala Ngorongoro, NCA, NCA from Apr 29, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Nimali Tarangire Camp, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Apr 30, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E5: $5,731 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Plantation Room, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Bed and Breakfast]
- Stay at Lake Manyara KIlimamoja Lodge, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lemala Nanyukie, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [All Inclusive]
- Stay at The Highlands, NCA, NCA from Apr 29, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Apr 30, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

Option E6: $7,835 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Plantation Suite, Arusha from Apr 23, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024 [Half Board]
- Stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro, Karatu from Apr 24, 2024 to Apr 25, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Terrace Suite Water Hole View, Central Serengeti from Apr 25, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024 [All Inclusive]
- Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, NCA - Suite, NCA from Apr 29, 2024 to Apr 30, 2024 [Full Board]
- Stay at Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Apr 30, 2024 to May 01, 2024 [Full Board]

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Arusha to Arusha National Park

Pick up at 8:30 AM from your Hotel in Arusha & depart for Arusha National Park. Walking with an Armed Ranger, you will have picnic lunch and game drive in the Park. The park is at the base of Mount Meru, which is good for climbing. It has a range of habitats including forest – home to the black-and-white colobus monkey – and is excellent for birding. Several lakes often host flocks of flamingo. The park's appeal is mainly its scenery. The habitat diversity spans from montane (mountain) rain forest to moist savannah to alpine moorland. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 2 - Arusha to Lake Manyara

Pick up at 8:30 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 3 - Lake Manyara to Central Serengeti

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti's species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Day 4, Day 5 & Day 6 - Central Serengeti

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive. Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. You will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. During the off season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion pride provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 7 - Central Serengeti to NCA

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 8 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) to Tarangire

After an early breakfast, descend to the crater floor for game drive(5 hours). You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos Antelopes and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long necked heron and the cattle eagle. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. With a 2hr drive left to your accommodation in Karatu, the day will come to a close. Freshly made delicious dinner is kept ready for you at your chosen accommodation. All these days of the safari, will have you quite tired and a good rest is essential. The next day you will begin the last leg of your safari.

Day 9 - Tarangire to Arusha

The final day of your safari will begin as usual by 8:00 AM after a luscious breakfast. The destination for today is Arusha to Tarangire National Park where you will have a half day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. By mid afternoon, you will branch out and head towards Arusha where you will be dropped off to your preferred location by about 6PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Arusha

Day 2 - Karatu or Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) or Lake Manyara (Within the Park)

Day 3 - Central Serengeti

Day 4 - Central Serengeti

Day 5 - Central Serengeti

Day 6 - Central Serengeti

Day 7 - Karatu or NCA

Day 8 - Karatu or Tarangire (Within the Park) or Tarangire (Outside the Park)

Maps


Pre & Post Tour Hotels


Arusha is the base for safari tours in North Tanzania. If you need accommodation in Arusha before/after your safari tour you can check some popular hotel prices on bed and breakfast basis below (Prices are per person).

Single room:

Double sharing room:

Triple sharing room:

All of the above prices are on per person per night on bed and breakfast basis. More hotel options can be shared upon request

Transfers


This tour starts from Arusha. Kilimanjaro airport is the nearest international airport and Arusha airport is the nearest domestic airport. Please check our page on how to get to Arusha

Airport Pickup/Drop
Pickup or drop off at Arusha airport on the day of safari: No extra charge
Pickup or drop off at Kilimanjaro airport on the day of safari: USD 30 per vehicle

Airport to Hotel transfers
Transfer from Arusha airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 25 per vehicle
Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 50 per vehicle

InterCity transfers
Transfer from Moshi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 100 per vehicle
Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 275 per vehicle

Flights


We do not book International Flights.
We can book local flights based on availability. Below are indicative additional costs for local flights.

Intercity Flights
From Zanzibar to Arusha: From USD 100 per person (Morning flight)
From Dar es salaam to Arusha: From USD 90 per person (Morning flight)
From Arusha to Zanzibar: From USD 170 per person (Late Afternoon flight)
From Arusha to Dar es salaam: From USD 110 per person (Late Afternoon flight)

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This tour starts & ends at Arusha with road transfers between all locations. Central Serengeti is the farthest location you will be visiting in this tour and it is 7 hours from Arusha, each way. You can check about driving and flying to Serengeti here. To save drive time, you can directly fly into Central Serengeti where your safari vehicle with guide will be waiting to directly start the safari and cover other parks over the next few days making your way to Arusha by road on the last day. We will reroute the itinerary such that you cover all the parks included in the original itinerary with the same choice of accommodations & same number of nights as included in the original itinerary. This is called a Fly-in Safari

We can also reroute the itinerary such that you start with driving from Arusha on day 1 and cover other parks before you drive to Serengeti. We end the safari tour at Central Serengeti on the last day from where you can fly out to Ausha (or other cities). We will reroute the itinerary such that you cover all the parks included in the original itinerary with the same choice of accommodations & same number of nights as included in the original itinerary. This is called a Fly-out Safari.

Fly Into Serengeti
From Arusha to Central Serengeti: From USD 310 per person
From Zanzibar to Central Serengeti: From USD 370 per person
From Dar es Salaam to Central Serengeti: From USD 370 per person

Fly out of Serengeti
From Central Serengeti to Arusha: From USD 200 per person
From Central Serengeti to Zanzibar: From USD 420 per person
From Central Serengeti to Dar es salaam: From USD 420 per person

Note 1: Rates mentioned above are indicative and subject to change based on airlines and party(group) size
Note 2: In the Fly into Serengeti rates mentioned above, in addition to airfare, above rates also include cost to send the safari landcruiser with guide a day in advance to Serengeti, in time for your arrival & additional park fees that results due to rerouting of itinerary.
Note 3: Flights into Serengeti land at around 10:30 AM and game drives can start soon after landing while flights out of Serengeti depart around 11:00 AM and game drives can be done till about 45 min before flight departure.

Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Arusha to Arusha National Park takes about 1 to 1.5 hours (40 km)
Day 2 - Arusha to Lake Manyara takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (114 km)
Day 3 - Lake Manyara to Central Serengeti takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (192 km)
Day 7 - Central Serengeti to NCA takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (151 km)
Day 8 - NCA to Tarangire takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (108 km)
Day 9 - Tarangire to Arusha takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km)

Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Concession/ Camping Fees.

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/ guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Addons


Add-on tours in Serengeti
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Rhino Tracking: USD 130 per person
Short Walking Tour (upto 4 hours): USD 45 per person
Long Walking Tour (upto 6 hours): USD 60 per person
Information on Serengeti Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Ngorongoro
Masai Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Olduvai Gorge museum visit: USD 35 per person
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Hike: USD 35 per person
Information on Ngorongoro Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Lake Manyara
Canoeing in Lake Manyara: USD 74 per person
Night Game drives in Lake Manyara NP: USD 114 per person
Treetop Walkway: USD 54 per person
Information on Lake Manyara Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Tarangire
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Short Walking Tour (upto 4 hours): USD 45 per person
Long Walking Tour (upto 6 hours): USD 60 per person
Night Game Drives (for clients staying inside): USD 100-200 per person depending on lodge

Add-on tours in Karatu
Coffee Plantation Tour: USD 20 per person
Iraqw Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Endoro Falls & Elephant Caves visit: USD 35 per person
Information on Karatu Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Arusha NP
Canoeing in Lake Momella: USD 79 per person

9 Days - Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti (4 nights), Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
Duration - 9 days

In this tour we will cover the 5 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Arusha National Park (1 night), Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Central Serengeti (4 nights), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night), Tarangire National Park (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


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