8 Days safari in Tanzania

Code: TANZANIA

The intimate wildlife itineray for the 8 days holiday trip in Tanzania specifically includes the most significant and well known regions and national parks of Tanzania: Arusha, Lake Manayara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Serenget National Park. Explore Tanzania’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife treasures on this exceptional 8-day safari adventure, lending itself perfectly to Great Migration experiences in Serengeti National Park.

1 night in Arusha| 1 nights in Lake Manyara National Park | 2 nights: Ngorongoro Crater | 3 nights: Serengeti National Park

Day 1. Meet, greet and transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge,

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member from Snowea Wildlife Safaris-Africa, who will drive you to Arusha Coffee Lodge. This attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 – Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
You will be driven to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight to the Manyara Airstrip or picked up at 8:30 AM from Arusha Coffee Lodge and depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Whether on a flight or a drive, as you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead.

Upon your flight/drive arrival, you will be met by a representative from Snowea Wildlife Safaris-Africa for a transfer to the lodge. Settle in for a brief relax and then have your lunch at the lodge.  The later afternoon is eventually a great timing for a game drive which goes on till evening. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge or Morona Hill Lodge

Day 3 – Lake Manyara (morning game drive) and transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, head for 4-to-5-hour game drive within Lake Manyara National Park, offering a true wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Cradled in the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest, Safari camps and lodges blend into the natural beauty of its breathtaking surroundings.

In the afternoon, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a scenic drive to the Manyara Airstrip or drive transfer on the escarpment and upon arrival, be welcomed by or travel with a representative from Snowea Wildlife Safaris-Africa who will drive you to the next lodge for your overnight around Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With natural habitat, it’s easy to believe that you have entered a realm of pure fantasy region.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (game drive)

Wake early to the views of the Crater; once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. After breakfast head off for a full day game drive on the Crater floor, abundant with wildlife – view black rhino that are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants, big-maned lions stalking the grasslands, and bright pink flamingos crowding the soda lakes, an extraordinary experience awaits you here.

The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, an utterly unique safari destination in Africa for wildlife enthusiast and holiday travelers. After the game, return to the lodge for a serene overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti national Park

After an early morning breakfast, drive from Ngorongoro region to Lake Manyara Airport for a flight to Serengeti National Park (Kogatende Airstrip in the north) or possibly take a transfer drive to Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Camp-Kogatende

Day 6-Serengeti National Park (Full day game drive)

After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive starting around 9:00AM with packed lunch or possibly a delivery from the safari camp/lodge and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive. Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch or possibly delivery by safari camp. In the months between mid-June to september the migration can be found in this region. From mid-June to September, the Mara River in this region offers the most dramatic river crossing of the great migration. Fierce, deep and heavily rain fed the river takes an enormous toll on the migrating wildebeest. Watching the wildebeest surging through the torrential flow, some drowning and a few falling prey to lurking crocodiles is an unforgettable sight. If it’s your lucky day you will be able to witness this natural wonder and watch nature take its course. Tracing the great migration, you might even move towards the Lobo valley. The pristine lobo valley is scattered with woodlands, plains, hills and famous granite Kopjes. It offers an enormous amount of big cat game with lions, leopards and cheetah in plenty. During the dry season the permanent water sources in the valley attract plenty of resident and migratory animals, resulting in excellent game viewing. During the full day game drive, you will have a stop where you can have your picnic lunch. The day comes to an end with a tasty dinner and a good rest at the safari camp.

Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Camp-Kogatende
Day 7 – Transfer from North Serengeti to Central Serengeti national Park region

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for game drives around 9:00 AM for an early morning game drive, later return to accommodation for lunch and relax for a bit and depart for flight or transfer drive to Central Serengeti takes course. The flight or four-hour drive to the centre will offer mild enroute game. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti National Park species. In Seronera one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. After the game drive in the evening, the eventful day comes to an end with dinner and a good night’s rest at the safari camp/lodge.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Day 8: Transfer from Serengeti national Park for a departure flight

Enjoy an early morning around 9:00AM, head for a game drive and a tantalizing breakfast before being driven back to the airstrip or starting the transfer drive to Kilimanjaro, where we wave a fond farewell to you as you board your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight onward.

Optional accommodation in Arusha as you wait for your flight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

 

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