10 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari Tour

10 day Tanzania tour in the Northern Circuit

Tour overview

This tour starts and ends in Arusha Tanzania, it includes some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Africa. The tour will take you to serengeti national park, Ngororngoro conservation Area and the famous lake Manyara National Park. These three national parks have got variety of game which can be watched on any game drive. Serengeti National Park is also connected with the Masai Mara of Kenya and also stretches to Lake Victoria which is found in the west. Serengeti is also famous for the annual migration of large animals. Lake Manyara national park have variety of water animals like the birds and the hippos. Ngorongoro crater is famous for the large caldera filled with many animal species.

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Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Day 2: Transfer to Arusha National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Explore Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Game drive & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Day 6: Explore Ngorngororo conservation Area

Day 7: Second day exploration of Ngorongororo Area & Transfer to Manayara

Day 8-9: Full day’s activities in Lake Manayara

Day 10: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our company guide at the airport. He will transfer you to your booked hotel so that you can relax after a long flight.

Overnight at Hatari Lodge. 

Day 2: Transfer to Arusha National Park

You will have full day safari activity around the park, some of the activities here include; boating on the Momella lakes, walking at the mount Meru crater, and birding within the lands between the mountains of Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Overnight at Hatari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

After enjoying breakfast, you will start your transfer by flight to Serengeti National Park, upon your arrival, you will spend the rest of the day moving and exploring the park where you will get chance to view the big five  including the lion, buffalos, hyenas, hippos and the elephants. Have a picnic lunch and after approach the hippo pool and marvel through the rough rugged wilderness that surrounds you. After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight,

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 4: Explore Serengeti National Park

You will today have a full day exploring this world’s most famous and wild wildlife sanctuary. You will go for a game drive to view the nocturnal predators as they return from hunting and the animals waking up in early morning light. You will have full day game drives around the park and depending on the time of the year, and you can expect to see the migration of the herds you can expect to see the giraffes, wildebeest, monkeys, baboons, hippos, antelopes, and many bird species and the Big five including the hippos, lions, elephants, antelopes, black Rhinos, and the leopards. The driver will then drive you back to your lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 5: Game drive & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Wake up so early and have breakfast as you prepare for a morning game drive in serengeti on route to Ngorongoro crater. There is also another option of visiting the fascinating Olduvi Gorge Museum .Enjoy your overnight and Dinner and any booked lodge of your choice.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 6: Explore Ngorngororo conservation Area

After breakfast, and after descend into the crater to view the wonderful game inside the Ngorongoro crater, it’s mostly described as one of the wonders of the world. It’s also the largest volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for the many animals that live in it. It’s also one of the few places where the rare black Rhino can be seen in their natural setting. You also expect to see many other animals including; the lions, elephants, zebras, flamingos, hippos, Rhino, antelopes, jackals, and many bird species. With luck, you will see the Big Five and after you will be driven back to the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 7: Second day exploration of Ngorongororo Area & Transfer to Manyara

You will have a morning nature walk in the northern crater rim of the Ngorongoro crater, here you will spot some birds and monkeys. You will be escorted by a ranger or a masai guide, and track the animal path through the dense bush and you will get chance to experience the sounds, sights and the scents of this stunning and nice corner of the world. Immediately after the walk, you start your drive to Manyara Ranch Conservancy which is a wildlife corridor that is between Tarangire and Lake Manyara.you will spend two days here as you explore and discover animals as per the safari schedule. After the briefing by the guide, you will go to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 8-9: Full day’s activities in Lake Manayara

You will have full days of safari activity at the private ranch Conservancy which is home to many animals like the eland, greater kudu, hyenas, bull elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, oryx, cheetah, lions, leopard as well as the bat eared fox. You may also include cultural visits to the villages nearby, nature walks with in the surrounding land scape, and there are also night time game drives that are carried out of the road, you will also watch animals along the river from the hides. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge/ Manyara Ranch Camp

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 10: Departure

Wake up so early in the morning, have a morning game drive and after have breakfast and later transfer to Arusha Airport to catch your flight.

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

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10 day luxury wildlife safari in Tanzania

Tour overview

The tour starts and ends in Arusha Tanzania. The tour will take you to Tarangire , Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The tour will also take you to Serengeti national Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings new adventure as well as a new land scape. The same safari will take you to Ngorongoro crater as well as the Ngorongoro conservation Area in Tanzania, this one features one of the highest concentration of game as well as a large population of carnivores and predators in Africa. In these parks, you will witness the amazing African Wildlife species. The tour will finally take you to Tarangire national park which has the greatest concentration of the game in Tanzania. You will view many wildlife species with in all these parks.

 

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Day 2: Depart to Arusha National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Explore Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Explore Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Day 9: Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 10: Transfer to Arusha

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival at the airport

Arrival at the airport, meet the professional guide who will then transfer you to your lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Mt. Village Serena Lodge

Day 2: Depart to Arusha National Park

Early in the morning, depart Arusha National Park for a morning game viewing; the park is also half an hour away and is a multi-faceted jewel that is often overlooked by the goers, it offers the opportunity to explore the diversity of habitants within the park. The entrance gate also leads into the montane forest that is inhabited by the blue monkeys and the turacos plus the trogons. This is the only place in the northern circuit were the black and white colobus monkey can be seen. In the afternoon, we head back to the lodge to get some leisure and relax.

Overnight at Mt. Village Serena Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Breakfast in the morning, and then you are off to Tarangire National Park which is 1 and half drive from Arusha. The main attraction in this park is the elephants and the beautiful land scape during the dry season, many animals migrate to Tarangire National Park from Manyara National park. There are many herds of up to 300 elephants come to the dry river bed of the underground streams, the migratory animals include; wildebeest, zebras, impalas, buffalos, gazelle, hartebeest, eland, and the shrinking lagoons. The park is also the greatest concentration of wildlife along the Serengeti ecosystem for the predators. The other animals that can be found in the park include; antelope, fringe- eared oryx and the peculiar long necked gerenuk.

Dinner and overnight will be at Maromboi Luxury Tented Lodge.


Day 4: Explore Tarangire National Park

Have a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park, you will see many animals that you missed on the previous game drives. There are many ardent bird lovers that might keep an eye open for the many flocks of colorful yellow collared love birds, ashy starling, drabber Rufus tailed weaver etc. All the species are endemic to the dry savannah of the north central Tanzania. The termite mounds are also frequented by the many colonies of the dwarf mongoose, and the red and yellow barbet which draws attention to many by their loud, striking sounds. You will get back to the lodge and then relax in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Chem Chem Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Have breakfast and then head to Lake Manyara National Park, we shall have lunch on arrival at the park that provides a good introduction to Tanzania and its bird life. There are more than 400 species of birds that can be recorded here. There are also highlights that include thousands of the pink hued flamingos on their usual migration as well as the large water birds like the Pelicans, storks and the Cormorants. This national park is also known for the tree climbing lions. Later in the afternoon, return to the lodge for both dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Lake manyara tree hotel

Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, we shall leave with our lunch box towards Serengeti passing via Ngorongoro crater rim. We have got a full day ahead of us and we shall see lots of wildlife species. We shall stop at the Ngorongoro gate to use the bath rooms and also visit the Museum as your guide does the paper work to verify the prepaid entrance fees. You will view the crater prior proceeding to Serengeti national Park

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katitkati Camp.

Day 7: Explore Serengeti National Park

Today morning, you have an option of moving out whole day with your packed lunch or doing a morning game drive and later an evening gam drive, you will enjoy two and half hour game viewing on each session. Have lunch in between the game drives. The choice of the game drives will also be determined by the location of the great migration and the many cats, this migration is determined by the distribution of food and water. Get chance to view some lions, hippos, leopards and many bird species.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 8: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater

After enjoying breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro crater rim via the scenic Masai Kopjes and also through the Villimasaba that translates seven hills and is a path less travelled with so much to discover and learn. You will get chance to see lions as they rest in the pride rocks which will be a bonus with the cheetah brothers as they hunt around the park. We shall arrive at Naabi Check in the gate of Ngorongoro conservation Area in time for having Lunch. You will have a game drive in the crater since there is so much to see in this park.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 9: Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Have breakfast in the morning and leave for the crater tour, this will take 45 minutes into the floor of the crater. You will get a chance to wind up the list of the big five by finding the Rhino who horn is also believed to make an aphrodisiac. We shall see over 30 of them within the crater and many other animal species including; giraffes, antelopes, zebras, birds and warthogs. Etc. the guide will after take you back at the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, go back in the crater to explore more animals or you can relax at the lodge for the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 10: Transfer to Arusha

Breakfast will be early in the morning by 8:00am and after head to Arusha arriving to Shanga River House for your Lunch. This is known to be a beautiful place with nice food. Immediately after your Lunch, the guide will take you to the souvenir shops at the cultural Heritage to be able to do some shopping before being transferred to the airport for your flights.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

tour operators

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