On this 8-day Luxury tented lodge safari, you will visit the Tarangire and Serengeti National Park as well as the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and spend two nights for each park you visit. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you immerse yourself in Africa’s breathtaking nature and wildlife.

After an exciting day of game drives, seeing animals, and being in nature, you will arrive at your lodge or tented camp. Here you will be greeted with a welcome drink and settle in your room or private tent. Take a shower to wash off the dust and prepare for supper.

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Intern. Airport and transfer Arusha

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire Park

Day 3: Full day Tarangire game drive

Day 4: Tarangire to Serengeti Park

Day 5: Serengeti full day game drive

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater full day game drive

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Intern. Airport and transfer Arusha

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire Park

Day 3: Full day Tarangire game drive

Day 4: Tarangire to Serengeti Park

Day 5: Serengeti full day game drive

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater full day game drive

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Kilimanjaro International Airport


Day 1

Time : 2:00 am

Arrival and pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where our team will be awaiting you! Drive one hour to the town of Arusha to check into our partner lodge and catch up on jet lag. Join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner at the lodge.

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am

Arusha to Tarangire Park

Drive approximately 2-3 hours from either Arusha or Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch en-route and afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara National Park, rimmed by the scenic 600-meter cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment, protects a large alkaline lake and is home to a wildlife-rich savannah-forest mix. It makes an outstanding introduction to Africa’s wildlife, with elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, buffalo, zebra, impala, waterbuck, and waterbuck roaming the park in healthy numbers while lions are also present. Dik-dik antelope and klipspringer call the rocky escarpment landscape home. Huge troops of baboons frolic in the forest openings, with blue monkeys present on the forest edge. Manyara also features nearly 400 different species of birds, including crowned eagles, crested guinea fowl, and the silvery cheeked hornbills among a host of water-related birds.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Fanaka campsite

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

Tarangire Park full day animal view

Awake to an incredible view of the sun rising over the mountains beyond your tent as your sip your morning tea. Depart for an early-morning game drive then head back to the lodge for a refreshing lunch as the animals retreat to cooler shade during the hot mid-day sun. Head out for an evening game drive and spot more of Tanzania’s magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
The best months to visit, temperature-wise can be June-July and December-January however the peak flamingo season, when the entire region’s population of flamingos come here to nest and are situated here in unreal numbers, is between August and October.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Lake Natron campsites

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Tarangire to Serengeti Park

After a delicious breakfast, spot more wildlife as you drive the 4 hours from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park. Arrive at the Serengeti Naabi Gate by early afternoon. Eat lunch and head out for your first game drive in the Serengeti, home to the greatest animal migration in the world. After dinner at Serengeti Ang’ata Lodge, be sure to enjoy the blanket of stars covering the sky.

Lake Natron is uniquely outstanding for bird watching. You can walk from your camp or from the road out on the mudflats to the edge of the water. In the dry season, this may be a half-mile walk. Flamingos breed here August-October, creating a birding spectacle that rivals almost any, anywhere in the world. However, there will be some flamingos around all year. Endemic desert birds provide a wonderful bonus for the avid birdwatcher
Canyon Hike to the Waterfalls
This is a 20 to 30-minute guided hike one-way up a scenic rocky river gorge. Wearing your Chaco or Teva-style sandals, you will be scrambling and walking through the river (sometimes waist deep). It is an excellent swim in the river and under the pretty waterfalls for a nice cool-down from the hot sun.
Footprints of ancient man
Visit the impressive prehistoric human footprints in the nearby mudflats.
Scenic Drive
Full-day scenic drive around the south and west side of Lake Natron. In this area, you can drive off-road. There may be animals right around the camp, but it is still safe to walk around because there are no dangerous animals in this area.
Maasai Village
There are many authentic Masaai villages in the area to visit. Here you have a chance to get to know authentic Maasai families and see how real life is like for the locals. You can visit homes, and walk with them from boma to boma, meeting the children along the way, and even help them milk the cows.
Join your guide and head to a nearby hill for 360-degree views of the surreal landscape and looming Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano (Mountain of God), Tanzania’s third-highest peak.
Climb Ol Doinyo Lengai (extra cost)
A very difficult climb with lots of exposure. Contact us for details however we can arrange for a local mountain guide to steer you up the steep, loose scree slopes.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Lake Natron campsite

Day 5

Time : 7:00 am

Serengeti Park full day game drive

Keep your camera and binoculars at close reach as you explore all that the Serengeti has to offer! Spot wildebeests, zebras, impalas, and gazelles, as well predators like lions, leopards, jackals, and hyenas! Return back to Serengeti Ang’ata Lodge for an authentic Tanzanian dinner.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Seronera Pimbi campsite

Day 6

Time : 9:00 am

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Ang'ata Camps

Complete a morning game drive before beginning the scenic two-hour journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater was formed over 3 million years ago by an imploded volcano and is now a conservation area home to rhinos, lions, and water buffalo. Arrive at Ang’ata Ngorongoro Crater, perched at the top of the crater, for an early dinner and a view of the sun setting over the crater.
The crucial characteristics of the Serengeti ecosystem have changed little in over a million years. Serengeti’s boundless plains are sprinkled with wooded hills, towering termite mounds, rocky kopjes, and rivers lined with acacia trees. Big cats and a huge host of grazing animals roam freely, but here you also can see other unique species like mongoose, hyrax, warthog, bat-eared fox, jackals, bushbabies, monkeys, baboons, and much more.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Seronera Pimbi campsite

Day 7

Time : 4:00 am

Full day at Ngorongoro crater

Awake early to a mystic morning fog surrounding the campgrounds which will quickly burn away as you watch the glorious sun rising over the Ngorongoro Crater. Begin the descent into the crater and pass through four distinct climate zones, including a flourishing jungle full of playful monkeys swinging through the trees. Continue your game drive through the crater, home to rhinos, lions, water buffalo, and giraffes. Head toward the lake, where you’ll see hippos and an area colored pink by the flamingos wading in the water. Return to the camp for dinner and sleep.

The Oldupai Gorge delivers substantial evidence of the earliest signs of humankind, with rare hominid footprints preserved in solid rock from 3,600,000 years ago.. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest caldera measuring nearly 2,000 feet in depth while covering 250-square kilometers in area.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Simba campsite

Day 8

Ngorongoro crater to Kilimanjaro International Airport via Arusha

Departing on the 5-hour drive back to Arusha. Use this day to pick up any bag you left at your hotel and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for about 1hr and 30 min. from Arusha and fly back home.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Pure Heaven campsite

Day 10

Tarangire game drive, return to Moshi/Arusha

Departing on the 5-hour drive back to Arusha. Use this day to pick up any bag you left at your hotel and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for about 1hr and 30 min. from Arusha and fly back home.

Day 11

International departure

A driver will be ready to take you to the airport as early as 4 hrs before your flight time. Remember to take all your belongings and fly back home.

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2019) Land Cruiser 4x4 with the pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.
  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in the hotel (only before and after the safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide

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The duration of an ideal Tanzania safari can take between 5 to 10 days, to ensure you hit all the top spots on your safari. The length though can depend on how long you'd like to stay and enjoy a specific place/hotel/park on your itinerary

It's okay to ask questions of your guides. ...
Bring a good DSLR camera and a high-quality zoom lens. ...
If you can, bring a back-up camera in case your DSLR goes on the fritz. ...
Anti-malarial medication gives you CRAZY dreams. ...
Ticks. ...
Bring extra camera batteries.

Basically, there's no one better than the other here, both Serengeti and Masai Mara are amazing safari destinations. Masai Mara is probably slightly more concentrated (year-long) from a wildlife point-of-view, but Serengeti has mind-blowing vastness. There are pros and cons to going on safari in both.

The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October when the country is at its driest. This coincides with the migration river crossings, however, all the parks offer amazing wildlife sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense.

Jeans are a must-have when it comes to what to wear on safari! You'll also want to have a comfortable pair of pants that you can wear around the campsite at night. Safari Packing Tip: Make sure you're packing light. You should need no more than 5 pairs of safari pants.

If you can only spend three to four days on safari, it's probably not worth the travel and cost. ... Since every single day and hour is unique on an African safari, the more time you have to explore and see what the wildlife has to offer, the better

Ngorongoro crater is well-known for its high concentration of wildlife worldwide with its per capita being the highest compared to Serengeti national park

Towns and cities are more liberal about shorts than villages but the general rule is that you avoid wearing shorts to avoid offending the local people, whether in a town or a village

Avoid black and dark blue clothing (both colors attract tsetse flies), and leave bright-white items at home; safari parks are often dusty, and white clothes may get dingy. You want to see wildlife on safari, not look like it!

Part of Tanzania's northern circuit, Tarangire is often visited together with the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, usually starting in Arusha. From Arusha, it's a two-hour drive to the park entrance. This is the hot, dry season.

Regions in Tanzania's mainland consume different foods. Some typical mainland Tanzanian foods include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau (rice mixed with a variety of spices), biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat).

The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park and a number of protected game reserves and conservation areas maintained by the governments of Tanzania and Kenya. The region hosts the largest mammal migration in the world and is a popular destination for African safaris.

Tea is the most popular drink in Tanzania with the locals preferring chai tea. Coffee is another favourite and is often sold by street vendors. Local beers include Kibo Gold, Serengeti Lager and Tusker, while mbege is a beer made from bananas.