7 Days - Tour to Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti (2 nights), Ngorongoro & Materuni falls
Duration - 7 days

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


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Dec 10, 2023) Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire. Game drives in Tarangire
Day 2 - (Dec 11, 2023) Transfer to Lake Manyara for game drives
Day 3 - (Dec 12, 2023) Transfer to Central Serengeti for afternoon game drives
Day 4 - (Dec 13, 2023) Full Day game drives in Central Serengeti
Day 5 - (Dec 14, 2023) Morning game drives in Central Serengeti and transfer to Ngorongoro/Karatu
Day 6 - (Dec 15, 2023) Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours) and afternoon transfer to Arusha
Day 7 - (Dec 16, 2023) Visit to Materuni falls, chagga tribe and coffee plantation tour and drop at Arusha or Kili airport

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 Dec 10, 2023, 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.

Click to know more about safari accommodations (ensuite camps/lodges).

Option E1
- $2,323 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Nsya Lodge & Camp - Standard Bungalow, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Dec 10, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
- Stay at Serengeti Wild Camp, Central Serengeti from Dec 12, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
- Stay at Elanacha Hotel - Standard, Arusha from Dec 15, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023

Option E2
- $2,616 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Migombani Cottage, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Dec 10, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
- Stay at Tanzania Bush Camps, Seronera, Central Serengeti from Dec 12, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
- Stay at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp, NCA, NCA from Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
- Stay at Kutoka Lodge, Arusha from Dec 15, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023

Option E3
- $2,892 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Tarangire Tortilis Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Dec 10, 2023 to Dec 11, 2023
- Stay at Manyara Best View Lodge - Silver Room, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Dec 11, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
- Stay at Serenity Nyota Camp, Central Serengeti from Dec 12, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
- Stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, NCA, NCA from Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
- Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Traditional Queen, Arusha from Dec 15, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023

Option E4
- $3,186 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Dec 10, 2023 to Dec 11, 2023
- Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Dec 11, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
- Stay at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Central Serengeti from Dec 12, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
- Stay at Lemala Ngorongoro, NCA, NCA from Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
- Stay at Hamerkop House by Lemala, Arusha from Dec 15, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023

Option E5
- $7,106 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Dec 10, 2023 to Dec 11, 2023
- Stay at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Suite, Lake Manyara (Within the Park) from Dec 11, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023
- Stay at Four Seasons Safari Lodge - Terrace Suite Water Hole View, Central Serengeti from Dec 12, 2023 to Dec 14, 2023
- Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, NCA - Suite, NCA from Dec 14, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
- Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Suite Premium Queen, Arusha from Dec 15, 2023 to Dec 16, 2023

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 - Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire. Game drives in Tarangire

We start at around 7:00 AM from Arusha and drive to Tarangire National park with packed lunch boxes. Tarangire gate will be about 2.5 hours drive away. Once we reach the park, we start game drives here. Tarangire 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. We will have a lunch break at a picnic scenic picnic spot. Post lunch, we will continue with game drives till around 5:00 PM or so and after the game drive, we will drive to accommodation. Dinner and overnight at this lodge.

Day 2 - Transfer to Lake Manyara for game drives

After a good nights's rest, finish your breakfast and get ready by around 8:30 AM. Depart to 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 around 5:00 PM or so 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 lodge to reach before 6:00 PM where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Optional add-on tours this day: Canoeing at Lake Manyara for about 2.5 hours ($74 per person ), Night game drives ($114 per person).

Day 3 - Transfer to Central Serengeti for afternoon game drives

After breakfast, we checkout from hotel around 9:00 AM and head towards Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After driving for about couple of hours, we Leave Ngorongoro highlands behind, and descend into dusty plains of Ngorongoro while passing next to Maasai villages. Around 1:00 PM, we reach the gate of the Serengeti National Park. After lunch, we check into park and 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 do an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park till around 5:30 PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Optional add-on tours this day: Maasai Village tour ($25 per person) or Olduvai gorge museum visit ($35 per person) in Ngorongoro on the way to Serengeti.

Day 4 - Full Day game drives in Central Serengeti

We depart around 8:00 AM after breakfast, with packed lunch boxes for full day game drives that last for about 8-9 hours in Central Serengeti. We return to camp around 5:30 PM.

Optional add-on tours this day: Balloon Safari in the morning ($540 per person) or Walking safari for 3-4 hours ($45 per person sharing or $60 for solo client) in Central Serengeti.

Day 5 - Morning game drives in Central Serengeti and transfer to Ngorongoro/Karatu

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.

Optional add-on tours this day: Maasai Village tour ($25 per person) or Olduvai gorge museum visit ($35 per person) in Ngorongoro on the way from Serengeti.

Day 6 - Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours) and afternoon transfer to Arusha

After an early breakfast, descend to the crater floor for game drive(5 hours). You can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, hyenas, Jackals, rhinos and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, flamingos in the Crater Lake, storks, giant vulture,and many more. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. With a 3.5 hr drive left to your accommodation in Arusha, the day will come to a close. Freshly made delicious dinner will be ready for you at your accommodation. All these days of the safari, will have you quite tired and a good rest is essential. You will also bid farewell to your safari guide and vehicle today as last leg of your tour will be done with a different vehicle (toyota alphard or similar) and driver.

Day 7 - Visit to Materuni falls, chagga tribe and coffee plantation tour and drop at Arusha or Kili airport

After breakfast, around 8:00 AM we start the 2 hour drive to Materuni which is located under the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, you will do a 35 minutes hike to the waterfalls. If weather is clear, we might get decent views of Mt Kilimanjaro this day. Make sure to wear good boots as the trail can be often muddy. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is a good place for a refreshing swim after the hike. 25-minute hike back from the waterfalls afterward you will join a local tribe with whom you will a enjoy delicious Swahili/Chagga lunch. After lunch, you will explore the coffee-making process and get to processes your own cup of coffee. Later you will be driven either back to the hotel in Arusha or to the airport. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, our tour comes to an end. Hotel in Arusha can be arranged at extra cost.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Tarangire (Within the Park) or Tarangire (Outside the Park) or Lake Manyara (Within the Park) or Lake Manyara (Outside the Park)

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

Day 3 - Central Serengeti

Day 4 - Central Serengeti

Day 5 - Karatu or NCA

Day 6 - Arusha

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.

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

Addons


Add-on tours in Serengeti
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Rhino Tracking: USD 110 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

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

Drive Times


Day 1 - Arusha to Tarangire takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km)
Day 2 - Tarangire to Lake Manyara takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (88 km)
Day 3 - Lake Manyara to Central Serengeti takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (192 km)
Day 5 - Central Serengeti to NCA takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (151 km)
Day 6 - NCA to Arusha takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (154 km)
Day 7 - Arusha to Materuni Falls takes about 2 hours (97 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.

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

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

7 Days - Tour to Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti (2 nights), Ngorongoro & Materuni falls
Duration - 7 days

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


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