One of our popular Tanzania tours, this 8-day Ultimate Tanzania Safari will take you to the preferred wildlife destinations of Tarangire, the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO heritage site, experience a bush flight from the Serengeti to Arusha or to the Zanzibar Island for your post-trip extension.
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Best Time: All Year
Day 1: Arrival Day
Leave home for your trip to Tanzania. Arrive in the early evening on KLM into Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will Meet by Africa Nature Photography & Safaris team and transfer to a Hotel in Arusha City for overnight.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After Breakfast, we will load the luggage to your safari car and Drive south through Arusha to prehistoric-looking Tarangire National Park and you will arrive at your safari lodge in time for lunch. After your hot Lunch at your Hotel, You will have the afternoon game viewing into a landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the life-giving river that provide the only permanent water for wildlife in the area. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to the animal species, the park is famous for its century-old baobab trees and over 300 species of birds.
Meals and Overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 3: Exploring Tarangire National Park
A full day game viewing at Tarangire national park, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park, which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. The Silale swamp acts as a giant sponge during the green season and slowly releases water during the dry season attracting thousands of animals. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the life-giving river and simply make the Tarangire River and the silale swamp serves as a place of refuge for the largest elephant population in northern Tanzania. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, Greater and lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to the animal species, the park is famous for its century-old baobab trees and over 300 species of birds.
Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
On this day, we will have an early morning nature walk at the area near the camp. The camp is overlooking the Lake manyara that has lots of flamingos, and there are also lots of animals and birds and we will also have chance to experience the nature while walking by the lake. We will have late breakfast at the camp and After Breakfast; we will leave the Tarangire lodge then driving to Ngorongoro. We will have a stop at the Maasai village for a cultural experience to see how the Maasai people are living and we will have the opportunity to do the beadwork with the Maasai women’s. After the Maasai village experience, we will proceed with our drive and stop for the local lunch on the way to ngorongoro.
Dinner and Overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 5: Exploring Ngorongoro Crater.
We will have a very early start and we will Collect breakfast and lunch boxes, at around 05:45 and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park.
Depart Ngorongoro Serena Lodge after breakfast and visit the Olduvai museum en route to Serengeti National Park. Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Known as the cradle of mankind, the gorge stretches for nearly 50 km from Ndutu to the Olbalbal depressions. The Leakey’s are the Archeologists responsible for most of the excavations and discoveries at Olduvai Gorge. They unearthed about 60 different hominid remains dating back from 2 millions years ago to 17,000 years ago. The remains of about 7,000 extinct animal species have also been unearthed and molds of some of these artifacts can be seen in the small on-site museum.
Meals and Overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 7: Exploring Central Serengeti and Kopjes
You will spend the whole day exploring the Seronera valley and the entire central Serengeti. You have an options of breaking the days into two by doing Early morning and late afternoon game viewing, drive through the central Serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions and photographic opportunities, whereby, You will depart the Lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Alternatively, as usually, you may choose to enjoy a more leisurely breakfast at the camp instead of a picnic breakfast and depart with picnic lunches for a full day of game drives exploring different areas of the central Serengeti.
Meals and overnight at a Lodge or Tented Camp.
Day 8: Bush Flight To Arusha
After Breakfast, you will have a morning game drive exploring the seronera valley before driving to Seronera Airstrip for flight to Arusha Airport, on arrival you will be met and transferred to Arusha City.