Our 8-day Africa wildlife safari brings you the best of Northern Tanzania and specifically includes the four national parks: the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. This specific African safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors who want to see the 4 most important national parks in the North! This trip is also ideal for photographers who like to see a lot of wildlife, including the big 5.
Game drives (safaris) on the savannahs of Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park with chances of seeing the wildlife from close quarters
Very good chances of seeing the Big Five: Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo
The best large game viewing in the world on the endless savannah plains of the Serengeti, with the Big Migration, with over 2 million zebra’s and wildebeest
One of the eight Wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater with outstanding wildlife, including the endangered Black Rhino
The tree climbing lions and spectacular views in Lake Manyara National Park
Meet the Local People like the Maasai and see their local way of living
Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Pick up and then drive to Arusha Town, almost 45 min drive from the airport to town for overnight.
Arusha - Tarangire National Park
Pick up from your hotel and meet your guide, then take a short transfer to Arusha Town (45 minute drive) for a brief shopping around the town. Afterwards we proceed to the Tarangire National Park. Afternoon game drive in this beautiful National Park, with chances of seeing lions, elephants, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe and may more.
Tarangire National Park stretches south east of Lake Manyara around the Tarangire River. It is most spectacular in the dry season from June to November, when several thousands of animals migrate to the last remaining pools of the Tarangire River.
Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area)
We drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with spectacular Crater view, on the way to the endless plains of the Serengeti. On this day it is possible to visit a Maasai Boma (kraal) to get more familiar with their daily life activities (optional).
Serengeti is famous for the big migration and chances of seeing the big 5 and other game.
Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area) - Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area)
Early morning game drive in Ndutu and transfer through the Serengeti to Seronera Area which is in Central Serengeti, the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure.
Seronera has much water all year round, so many animals. Seronera is also home to a permanent population of hippos.
Serengeti National Park (Seronera area) - Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drive in Seronera to catch up with the African wild sunrise with active animals in the morning, like lions, leopards and cheetahs Before we leave Seronera we can make a stop in the Serengeti Migration Centre and Olduvai Gorge (optional). Olduvai gorge is a famous and interesting place where our ancestors have been found. Transfer to the Ngorongoro Area, game drive en route.
The Ngorongoro Crater is featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife, inside a self-contained world teeming with animals, with very good chances of seeing THE BIG FIVE.
Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara National Park
Early morning adventure in the Ngorongoro Crater where there are high chances of seeing THE BIG FIVE. The crater also includes a spectacular Soda lake with flamingos.
Afternoon lunch at Hippo Pool Picnic site is an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon we leave the crater and drive to the lodge.
Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions.
Game drive in this beautiful National Park and transfer to Arusha in the afternoon.
Lake Manyara National Park is nestling under the wall of the Great Rift Valley, the park is scattered with acacia trees and home to the world famous tree climbing lions.
Arusha - Kilimanjaro Airport
Transfer to Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight.
Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
Day 2 Arusha - Tarangire National Park
Day 3 Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area)
Day 4 Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area) - Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area)
Day 5 Serengeti National Park (Seronera area) - Ngorongoro Crater
Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara National Park
Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha
Day 8 Arusha - Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodations with meals mentioned
Bottled drinking water
Private 4x4 custom built vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
All entrance fees to the National Parks and Ngorongoro crater fee (valid for 6 hours)
The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Ngorongoro adventure
Visa for Tanzania
All optional activities
Meals not mentioned and beverages
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication