12 Days Safari Tanzania

12 Day & 11 Nights wildlife safari in Tanzania

Tour overview

This tour will take you to main national parks of Tanzania including; Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National park, Maasai village as well as the Olduvai Gorge. The main activities to be enjoyed here include; wildlife, nature walks, visiting the masai Villages, and watching the great annual migration.

The tour starts and ends in Arusha Tanzania, 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. Lake Manyara is also part of the safari and you will get a chance to view many water animals and birds. You will get chance to view lots of wildlife including; elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, birds, and many more.

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Tour highlights

Day 1: Depart for Tanzania

Day 2: Arrival at the Airport

Day 3: Transfer to Arusha National Park

Day 4: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Day 6: explore Lake Manyara National Park

Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 8: Explore Ngororngoro Conservation Area

Day 9: visit Olduvai Gorge and southern Serengeti

Day 10: explore central serengeti National Park

Day 11: Full day in Serengeti National Park

Day 12: Transfer to Arusha for departure

 

 Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Tanzania

Your travel professional will help with the travel arrangements to Tanzania, in case you need any help with the travel arrangements, we can always help you out.

Day 2: Arrival at the Airport

You will meet our guide at the airport on your arrival, he will assist you with the airport procedures and then he will take you directly to your lodge were you will spend a night and rest of the day recovering from the long flight.

Overnight at Mt Village Serena Lodge/ Arumeru river lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Arusha National Park

Have breakfast and after leave for a game drive to Arusha National Park, it’s normally a 20 minutes’ drive from your lodge. You will have an opportunity to view many animals including; zebras, buffalos, giraffes, gnus and many more. Immediately after the game drive, you will arrive to Momela’s lake view point to enjoy a picnic lunch, have an afternoon game drive and after continue to the park.

Overnight at Mt Village Serena Lodge/ Arumeru river lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

We shall leave the lodge by 10:00am for lunch at the booked lodge at Tarangire National Park. Have lunch and after go for a late afternoon game drive which is scheduled to take place from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. This national park is one of the best kept secrets of the northern safari circuit. The park has got high density of game and it’s second to the famous Ngorongoro crater.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Chem Chem Lodge

Mid renage: Kuro Tarangire lodge

Budget: Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

 

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Manyara National park

Have breakfast and after go for a morning game in Tarangire National Park where you will view many sightings that we might have missed on the previous game drives. After here, we will again head to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is one of the most and beautiful scenic parks that you will come across on your journey to Tanzania.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel/Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 6: explore Lake Manyara National Park

Have breakfast and after leave for a morning game drive within the park. You will view many animal species including the wildebeests, hippos, antelopes, birds, and many more. In the afternoon, you will spend it at leisure with many other activities including; village walks, biking, night game drive in the evening. Later transfer back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel/Lake Manyara Serena lodge

Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge

Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early in the morning, have breakfast and after drive to Gibbs farm by the Karato town where we shall have lunch and after travel to the next destination which is Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at any lodge of your choice and check in wilt full meals that will be served.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 8: Explore Ngororngoro Conservation Area

Have breakfast in the morning and after leave for a wonderful full day game tour within the crater. This crater houses over 30000 animals with variety of birds which move to the area due to the presence of water throughout the dry and wet seasons. We shall then have a picnic lunch at the floor of the crater depending on the desired location especially at the hippo pool. After, we shall head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 9: visit Olduvai Gorge and southern Serengeti

After breakfast, we will proceed to Serengeti National Park, and along the way, we shall have an opportunity to visit the masai village as well as the Oldupai Gorge, a place which is believed to be the cradle of mankind. You might get an opportunity to get performances from these unique people.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge/Masex Luxyry tented lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp/ Ndutu Lodge

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 10: explore central serengeti National Park

Breakfast so early in the morning and after proceed for a morning game drive in serengeti National Park, this beautiful park is well known for the huge concentrations of the wildebeests as well as zebras. You may also get chance to view some tree climbing lions hunting, elephants, pythons as well as birds.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge/Masex Luxyry tented lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp/ Ndutu Lodge

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 11: Full day in Serengeti National Park

We shall start with breakfast in the morning an after enjoy a full day exploring the great serengeti National park. Each and every trip in this park is a unique experience. We shall have a game drive viewing many animals including the lions, elephants, warthogs, birds, wildebeests and many more. The safari will let you explore the best of this park for the whole day.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge/Masex Luxyry tented lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp/ Ndutu Lodge

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 12: Transfer to Arusha for departure

After a heavy breakfast, we shall start with a morning gam e drive to view some animals for the last time. After enjoy the game drive, have lunch at the lodge as you wait for a transfer back to the Airport.

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

 

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12 Day Tanzania & Kenya wildlife safari

Tour overview

This safari involves both visiting Tanzania and Kenya, it will concentrate on the main game parks that are known to be the home of the discovery channel. There is also visiting the lesser known areas as well as enjoying the interaction with the local tribes like the Masaai. The weather as well as the road conditions can influence the choosing of the routes on each safari. Travelers should also the equipped with a spontaneous disposition and an open mind in order to enjoy the best offerings of the region.

 

Tour highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Day 2: Visiting the Great Rift Valley

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Naivasha

Day 4: Transfer to Masai Mara national park

Day 5: explore Masai Mara National Park

Day 6: Transfer to Tanzania’s Lake Victoria.

Day 7: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 9: From Ngorongoro crater to Maasai

Day 10: Explore Masai Village

Day 11: Transfer to Arusha

Day 12: Transfer to Nairobi

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Arrival in Nairobi and meet at the hotel within the city. You can have an optional tour depending on the time of arrival. These tours can be arranged as soon as you arrive at the hotel. The guide will also conduct a pre tour before enjoying the tour.

Dinner and overnight at any local restaurant

 

Day 2: Visiting the Great Rift Valley

You will leave the city and travel north as you climb to the lip of the great escarpments from where you will enjoy nice views of this Great Rift Valley; we shall then descend in to the valley and have some time taking in the breath taking views of the plains as well as the bird life that surround the lakes.

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Naivasha

Today, we shall head for the camp site on the shores of Lake Naivasha. This lake is a fresh lake in Kenya and it lies in the north west of Nairobi. It’s also part of the Great Rift Valley and its name was derived from the local masai name called Nai’posha which means rough water. This lake is also at a higher elevation of the Rift valley of 1884m and is generally fed by both Malewa and Gilgil rivers. It has a got a surface are of about 139km and is surrounded by a swamp that covers an area of 64 sq km. the lake has variety of wildlife including; 400 different species of birds and many sizeable hippo population. We shall set up our camp among the fever trees and have some time to relax as you watch hippos and take some good scenery viewing. Later in the afternoon, we shall visit Elsamere the former home of Joy and George Adamson and enjoy afternoon tea and gain some good insight into the fascinating lives.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Naivasha Resort

Budget: Naivasha kongoni Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Masai Mara national park

This day, we shall traverse through Kenya’s wilderness as we use the lesser roads, we shall as well pass through the numerous Masai Villages on the way. We also spend the next nights (2) in the lodge near Mara River.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Elephant pepper Camp

Mid-range: Matira Camp

Budget: Mara Bush Camp

Day 5: explore Masai Mara National Park

Early in the morning, we shall travel to the park for a full day of game viewing or a nature walk within the park. You will view many animals including; the lions, elephants, birds, monkeys, snakes, kobs and many more. Have a picnic lunch on the banks of this great river were you will be able to see some crocodiles, hippos as well as water birds. After the after game drive, return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Elephant pepper Camp

Mid-range: Matira Camp

Budget: Mara Bush Camp

Day 6: Transfer to Tanzania’s Lake Victoria.

Early in the morning, leave masai Mara and enter Tanzania and descend towards the shores of this great lake (Lake Victoria) the lake forms a great part of the Rift Valley and also provides a livelihood to the many locals that carry out fishing in this particular water.  We have some time spent here and they return to the lodge for dinner and restaurant.

Day 7: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

This day, we shall enter into the world’s most wanted wildlife sanctuary, Serengeti National Park. This park has huge concentrations of the plains of game, many predators as well as prolific birds which are resident in the endless grass as well as acacia that is covered by plains. We will drive around the park as we do the game viewing and will spend the night in the booked lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

 

Day 8: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After the morning game drive, we leave Serengeti and transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and here you will witness the Masai people herding their cattle among the wildlife. These are still living their traditional lives as they have done for centuries. You will stay at any lodge of your choice as you enjoy the magnificent Ngorongoro carter.

 

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 9: From Ngorongoro crater to Maasai

Early in the morning, we descend into the crater were we shall explore its marvel of nature with its sheer walls as well as fertile plains. You will have the possibility to view the main African mammals including; the rare black Rhinos in the open plains, lions, Giraffes, birds, warthogs, and many more. We shall later return to the lodge and enjoy lunch before exiting the park and descending the escarpment to the lodge. We shall stay here for two nights and mainly in Masai people.

Day 10: Explore Masai Village

We will explore the villages of the masaai people and its surrounds of foot, we will then spend time absorbing the unique culture and experiencing the Masai people dancing and we shall barter in the markets as we also witness the traditional way of life of these people.

You might also opt to camp in these villages

Day 11: Transfer to Arusha

Have breakfast and after start our way towards Arusha which is the town at the foothill of the beautiful Mount Meru. We shall spend the afternoon exploring the town and the local markets. Enjoy your last day of the safari

Day 12: Transfer to Nairobi

Have breakfast and after set off in order to complete the circle back to Nairobi, the road also moves through some spectacular scenery and it offers stunning views of the mighty Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s Highest Mountain. The guide will then transfer you to the airport to catch your flight.

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 & Kenya 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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