8 Days Tanzania Safari

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Zebras seen on 8 Days Tanzania Safari

Itinerary for the 8 Days Tanzania Safari

Day 1. Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will be met at Mvuli Hotel Ausha by your safari guide. You will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species.

On your exploration of the park you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs.

Accommodation: Eileen’s Trees Inn

Day 2. Manyara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat, coffee, and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday.

The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. Here the biggest wildebeest and zebra migration takes place and depending on the season, you may have the opportunity to witness thousands of animals on their search for food and water.

After an extensive game drive, you will head for your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Pamoja serengeti luxury Safari camp
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3. Serengeti full day

The entire day is set aside for more game drives in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impalas, buffalo, crocodiles and hippos, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year.

In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, you might have the chance to see predators, such as leopards, cheetahs and lions, always lurking close by.

Accommodation: Pamoja serengeti luxury Safari camp
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4. Serengeti

This will be your final day spent in the Serengeti, the ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai, truly one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Continue to enjoy the wide range of animals and birds. By now, you will be an expert! Make sure you ask your guide to take you to the locations that you most desire!

Accommodation: Pamoja serengeti luxury Safari camp
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 5. Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After an early breakfast, you will head out for another game drive in the Serengeti. You might be able to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – before embarking on your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater. The animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering you an uninterrupted game viewing experience. Arriving at the edge of the crater you will have your first glimpse of what awaits you the following day – glistening streams, open grassland, and an infinite number of animals. You will spend the night at our selected mid-range partner lodges for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6. Crater to Karatu

Early risers are rewarded with breath-taking views of the rising sun over the crater’s edge and after a hearty breakfast, you will drive down the adventurous track into the crater. This UNESCO world heritage site, formed millions of years ago, is 610 m deep and covers roughly 260 square kilometres. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania.

In a matter of minutes, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.

After lunch you will ascend the steep walls of the crater and head to accommodation in Karatu to one of our carefully selected mid-range partner lodges for dinner in the expansive and tasteful restaurant, a pool at hand to soothe you and a most capacious room to harbor your ease and dreams of wild cats!

Accommodation: Pamoja Africa Lodge Karatu
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7. Karatu to Tarangire

After breakfast, you will drive to your final destination on this epic safari – Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It’s possible that you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. Dinner and over night stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Tarangire Kirurumu Camp
Accommodation status: Mid-range
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8. Tarangire National Park to Arusha International Airport

Today, you will wake up to breakfast and depending on the weather, and flight time, you might opt to transfer straight to KILIMANJARO AIPORT for 4pm flight to Zanzibar. If flight is later in the evening, you can enjoy evening game drive and also finally kiss goodbye to Tanzania.

Park fees (For non-residents),  All activities (Unless labeled as optional), Accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).

A professional driver/guide, All transportation (Unless labeled as optional),  Taxes/VAT • Round-trip airport transfer.

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section), Drinking water (On all days)

International flights (From/to home), Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day), Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).
Government imposed increase of taxes and also park fees.

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