8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngoro Ngoro Crater Mid-Range Safari

This is an 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip in a custom safari Jeep with a pop-up roof accompanied by a guide/driver. The tour takes you around the famous Northern circuit parks. Spend two nights in the Serengeti, the largest park & famous for the migration of over a million wildebeest. Go to the Ngoro Ngoro Crater with its beautiful landscapes & a surreal view of the crater. It is easier to see the animals as it is a crater floor. Tarangire is like a smaller Serengeti, but famous for its great number of elephants.

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Detailed 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip

Detailed 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip

Day 1: Pick-up from the airport

We will pick you up from the airport & transfer you to Tulia Spa & Boutique. A city sightseeing tour comes as part of the excursion on day 1. The city excursion will involve visiting the local markets, a Maasai market, cultural heritage & the Arusha city museum.

  • Main Destination: Arusha (City)
  • Accommodation: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa, Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense, Drinks not included

Day 2 of 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

We pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 am where the guide and chef will meet you. We will go on the 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park, which is famous for its diverse landscape. The park is particularly known for the abundance of ancient baobab trees & having the largest concentration of elephants in the country. It provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. We will do a game drive through the park, depending on where there are reported sightings of animals (mostly predators like lions, cheetahs & leopards, as they are harder to spot). The herbivores like giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, etc. are plentiful and easy to spot in the park.

Later on, we will go to the Tarangire River picnic site and enjoy the beautiful view of the river & animals while having lunch. Small monkeys & baboons will try to scare you off your lunch, but you don’t have anything to worry about. After lunch, we will proceed with the game drive & exit the park around 4:30 pm.

  • Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge, Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included), Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Mto Wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will drive from Mto Wa Mbu to Serengeti. It takes 6 hours (includes all stops) as it transits through the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area where we will stop for 20 minutes. There is an optional visit to a Maasai village where you can explore the culture of the great Maasai tribe. They are known for chasing lions off their kills, as well as hunting lions. To be considered a warrior, they had to drink animal blood, though this tradition is a thing of the past. This optional visit will take 20 to 45 minutes.

We arrive at Serengeti National Park in the late afternoon. After lunch, we go on a game drive in the Seronera area (Central Serengeti), then head west. We arrive at our accommodation where we can experience the Serengeti sunset.

  • Main Destination: Western Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Mbalageti Serengeti, Mid-range lodge located inside Western Serengeti
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 of 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip: Seronera, Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we will go on a full-day game drive for your third day in the Serengeti. Today, we will explore areas further away, but with high chances of seeing animals. Later in the afternoon, we return to your accommodation at Serengeti Heritage Tented Lodge.

  • Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Central Serengeti Luxury Camp, Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngoro Ngoro Crater

After an early breakfast, we will go on an early game drive and spot plenty of wildlife. In the afternoon, we will head to the camp for lunch. After packing, we do a game drive while we exit the Serengeti. We head to the Ngoro Ngoro Rhino Lodge/Ngoro Ngoro Wildlife Lodge (a 2-hour drive) on the rim of the Ngoro Ngoro Crater.

  • Main Destination: Ngoro Ngoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Ngoro Ngoro Serena Safari Lodge, Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngoro Ngoro Crater
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 6 of 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip: The Ngoro Ngoro Crater

Ngoro Ngoro Crater, Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region. After an early breakfast, we will descend the crater at 6:15 am on a journey to find the black rhino. Rhinos are the hardest to spot in the beautiful crater, as most animals will be easier to spot due to the floor crater. After lunch, we will do a game drive and ascend the crater, and pack for the trip back to Arusha. If you don’t have a late flight, we will take you to the airport the next day.

  • Main Destination: Ngoro Ngoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa, Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Kilimanjaro excursion

Be immersed in Tanzania’s great outdoors on this full-day tour to Materuni and Kikuletwa–ideal for adventure, cultural and active travelers in the region. Start off on a hike to Materuni Waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing dip. Next, head to a local farm to learn more about Tanzania’s coffee industry before finally unwinding in the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. Afterward client return to the lodge in the evening.

  • Main Destination: Materuni Waterfalls (Highlight)
  • Accommodation: Tulia Boutique Hotel & Spa, Mid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 of 8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip: Drop-off at the airport

This is your final day with us. We will drop you off at the airport at your preferred time.

  • Main Destination: Arusha (City)
  • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included), Drinks not included

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8 Days Tanzania Wildlife Adventure Trip Inclusions and Exclusions

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Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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