Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Explore Tanzania's prolific parks in comfort and style on this eleven day photographic safari. The vast plains of the Serengeti and the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater are just two of the areas you will encounter Africa's wildlife, while on expertly guided safari drives.
Our prices start from3,999 LAND ONLY
11 Days • LOCALLY HOSTED • 29 MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of a local host
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
Day 1 - Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport where you'll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You'll soon meet your fellow travelers and receive a briefing about your upcoming adventure. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day.
Day 2 - Arusha, Tanzania to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Depart after breakfast and travel overland to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the greatest concentration of elephants. Arrive in time for lunch. This afternoon join your expert safari ranger for an afternoon game viewing activity. The grassy acacia woodlands and gigantic baobabs make for spectacular vistas. Tarangire National Park supports a great diversity of wildlife - elephants, giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah.
Day 3 - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Enjoy your morning at leisure with an optional balloon safari. After lunch depart on a game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Your guide is an experienced wildlife expert whose knowledge and ability to spot the animals and birds will astound you. Not knowing what you'll see next is all part of the fun of a safari!
Day 4 - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania to Lake Manyara, Tanzania
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, arrive in time for lunch. Join your safari guide for an afternoon game viewing activity. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting praised by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Return to the lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 5 - Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Enjoy a relaxing morning at leisure and an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. This small but uniquely diverse national park is home to leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, impala, flamingos and nearly 400 species of birds.
Day 6 - Lake Manyara, Tanzania /to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This adventure continues as you set off after breakfast to the vast plains of the Serengeti arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the greatest game sanctuary in the world, fantastic in its natural beauty. Watch territorial hippos lounging in the water, giraffes foraging in the tree tops and lions relaxing in the shade before the evening hunt begins.
Day 7 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Depart during the early morning splendor of an African sunrise for your first game drive of the day. Your expert ranger will maneuver you to the perfect spots to collect a gallery of thrilling images as the morning unfolds. Watch alert elephants carefully guarding their young as they traverse the bush; a startled warthog running with its tail erect; ungainly herds of wildebeest grazing alongside zebra. This afternoon, relax at the lodge until the day cools down and the animals become more active for your afternoon drive. Before retiring, stretch out and listen to the sounds of the wilderness and watch the illumination of the infinite African sky.
Day 8 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
During morning and afternoon game viewing activities, your ranger continues to lead you to spectacular locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe the wildlife at your leisure.
Day 9 - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania / Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. Visit a local Maasai village to observe the tribe's way of life and learn about their culture and beliefs. The Maasai are a proud warrior tribe whose lives and culture revolve around herding cattle. They are known for their colorful traditional dress and beaded adornments.
Day 10 - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
After breakfast descend 2,000 feet through the early morning mists, to explore the crater floor of this extinct volcano. You'll be in awe of the profusion of wildlife concentrated here. Zoom in on the elephants ambling along well-worn tracks. Listen for the roaring lion guarding its large pride. You might spot the endangered rhino feeding down by the lake. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge. Share the day's magical moments with your safari companions as the sun sinks over the horizon.
Day 11 - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania / Arusha, Tanzania
After breakfast, drive to Arusha town in time for lunch. Then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on November 3, 2020 travel date. Single supplement from $550.
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