Our most popular safari package consists of the three major parks of north-west Tanzania: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Most clients feel that seven days is enough time for a decent introduction to the parks and wildlife of this part of Tanzania, and we tend to agree.
What We Experience
- The tree-dwelling lions of Tarangire
- Ngorongoro rim and the drive into the crater
- All-day game drives in Serengeti National Park
- Wildebeest migrations in the northern area of the Serengeti (season and schedule dependent)
- Demonstrations by local craftsmen (ebony wood carving, painting, etc.)
- Visits to local schools and/or orphanages (optional)
Most people choose to do a week long safari such as this so that they can get a an overview of the complete Tanzanian safari experience, and then continue on to another part of the country for an extra week or two, time permitting (Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, etc.).
Day 0: Arusha (if applicable)
We pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel in Arusha. Optional sightseeing tour of the city and markets available if time permits.
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire
Pick up after breakfast from your hotel in Arusha, then depart for Tarangire National Park, picnic lunch and game drive in the park, dinner and overnight at a nearby lodge.
Day 2: Tarangire – Serengeti
After breakfast we depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive and picnic lunch, short game drive in the afternoon upon reaching the Serengeti, dinner and overnight at a lodge within park boundaries.
Day 3 and 4: Serengeti
Game drives throughout the park departing as early as you wish in the morning and returning to the lodge for lunch (or having lunch on the road with provided lunch boxes). Breakfast, dinner, and overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drive while leaving Serengeti National Park, brunch on the road, and then depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim with an en-route game drive, dinner and overnight at lodge near the crater rim.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After an early breakfast we descend in to the crater floor for a game drive, lunch at a picnic site in the crater, ascend to the rim and departure for Arusha late mid-day, and then we drop you off at your hotel in Arusha.
Day 7: Arusha – ?
We pick you up after breakfast/lunch at your hotel in Arusha, then transport you to the airport or arrange for you to get to the next leg of your journey (Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, etc.).
The above is a sample itinerary, based on the needs of many of our clients that opt for a similar trip. If you would like to make any changes to this schedule please let us know and we will be happy to discuss options with you.