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9 Days in Serengeti and Beyond Safari Tour

From $3,339 per person sharing

9 Days in Serengeti and Beyond Safari Tour

From $3,339 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Your 9-day Tanzanian safari starts in the peaceful city of Arusha, where Maua Villa offers a tranquil introduction with its lush gardens. Here, you’re immersed in a serene environment, perfect for relaxing before embarking on your wildlife adventure.

Days 2 and 3 are spent in Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant population and majestic baobab trees. The park’s landscape, centred around the Tarangire River, provides excellent wildlife viewing. Your stay at Maramboi Tented Lodge enhances this experience with its proximity to nature. The journey then leads to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree-climbing lions and flamingo-filled lake. An afternoon game drive explores this diverse ecosystem here, followed by a relaxing evening at Manyara Lakeview Oasis.

The adventure continues to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll witness the rich biodiversity of the Ngorongoro Crater. A stay at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge offers a comfortable highland retreat. The final leg of your safari takes you to the iconic Serengeti National Park, a haven of abundant wildlife and vast plains. Days here are filled with game drives, and nights at Acacia Central Camp provide a peaceful setting under the stars. The tour concludes with a return to Kilimanjaro International Airport, marking the end of a journey through Tanzania’s most remarkable wildlife and natural landscapes.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2-3
Tarangire NP
Maramboi Tented Lodge
2
Silver
Day 4
Lake Manyara NP
Manyara Lakeview Oasis
1
Silver
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
1
Silver
Day 6-8
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 9
Serengeti – Flight – JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at the serene heart of Tanzania, the city of Arusha extends a warm embrace. Maua Villa, nestled within a lush, hidden garden, provides more than just accommodation—it’s an encounter for the senses. At Maua Villa, take the opportunity to meander through the vibrant gardens, becoming acquainted with the local flora and fauna. An evening of relaxation awaits as you’re serenaded by the gentle sounds of the night creatures, ensuring you’re well-rested for the escapades that await.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha (Small)

Day 2-3: Journey from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Begin the day with breakfast before departing at 7 a.m. with your safari guide to Tarangire National Park. Spend the whole day immersed in game drives, observing the rich tapestry of wildlife in the park. A midday picnic offers a delightful meal and a chance to witness wildlife congregating around the Tarangire River from an observatory with stunning views—where the thrill of a hunt may unfold before you.

As dusk falls, continue your exploration of Tarangire, known for its significant elephant population and the majestic baobab trees dotting its nearly 3000 sq km expanse. The park’s lifeblood, the Tarangire River, draws herds from across the park during the dry season, making it a rival to the Serengeti for its wildlife spectacle. Your day in the wild concludes with a retreat to Maramboi Tented Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay nestled within this breathtaking landscape.

Day 2-3 Journey from Arusha to Tarangire National Park (Small)

Day 4: From Tarangire’s Wilderness to the Wonders of Manyara National Park

Today, you’ll transition from the sprawling landscapes of Tarangire to the diverse ecosystem of Manyara National Park. The journey between these two parks offers a scenic drive through the Tanzanian countryside, showcasing a mix of lush forests and open grasslands.

Upon arrival at Lake Manyara, renowned for its spectacular flamingo-lined lake, lush forests, and tree-climbing lions, you’ll embark on an afternoon game drive. This drive provides a chance to observe a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, including elephants, hippos, and potentially leopards. As the day winds down, you’ll check into Manyara Lakeview Oasis, a serene retreat offering breathtaking views of the Rift Valley and the park below. Here, you can relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, reflecting on the day’s adventures. The evening concludes with a delightful dinner.

Day 4 From Tarangire_s Wilderness to the Wonders of Manyara National Park (Small)

Day 5: Crater Wonders: From Manyara’s Beauty to Ngorongoro’s Majesty

Your safari adventure transitions from the scenic landscapes of Manyara to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a picturesque drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Upon arrival, you’ll experience the thrill of descending into the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The Ngorongoro Crater, a natural sanctuary for wildlife, offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe a high concentration of animals in a relatively small area, including the chance to spot the elusive Big Five. The unique ecosystem inside the crater is home to diverse habitats, ranging from lush forests to grassy plains, providing an ideal backdrop for a day full of wildlife exploration and spectacular photographic opportunities.

After a day filled with remarkable sights and encounters, your journey continues to the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Nestled in a serene highland setting, the lodge offers a cosy retreat to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures. Here, you’ll enjoy a peaceful evening, complete with a delightful dinner, surrounded by the comforting ambience of the Tanzanian highlands.

Day 5 Crater Wonders From Manyara_s Beauty to Ngorongoro_s Majesty (Small)

Day 6: Journey from the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Serengeti Plains

Today, your safari adventure takes you from the Ngorongoro highlands to the iconic Serengeti National Park. The journey unfolds with a scenic drive, offering a vivid transition from Ngorongoro’s lush highlands to the Serengeti’s expansive savannahs. This route, rich in changing landscapes, sets the stage for the day’s experiences.

Upon arriving in the Serengeti, you’ll be immediately greeted by its vast plains and diverse wildlife. An afternoon game drive in this renowned park offers chances to observe an array of animals in their natural habitat, including the Big Five and the spectacular scenes of the Great Migration, depending on the season.

The day’s exploration culminates with an overnight stay at Acacia Central Camp, nestled in the heart of the Serengeti. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the African wilderness. As night falls, the sounds of the Serengeti envelop the camp, providing a serene backdrop for reflection on the day’s adventures.

Day 6 Journey from the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Serengeti Plains (Small)

Day 7-8: Discovering Central Serengeti

Awake to the early light of dawn breaking over the Central Serengeti. As the natural world stirs around you, prepare for a day of personalised discovery in the heart of this iconic national park.

Tailor your days in the Serengeti with the guidance of your expert guide. Choose between an early morning game drive to catch the wilderness coming to life, followed by a relaxed lunch and some downtime at Acacia Central Camp. Later, you can embark on another game drive in the afternoon. For those who wish to maximise their time in the wild, a full-day game drive with a packed picnic lunch offers an immersive experience.

The Seronera River Valley, a hotspot within the Central Serengeti, offers an incredible display of wildlife year-round. The dry season brings an even more remarkable abundance of animals, such as impalas, buffalos, hippos, and an array of big cats. Your day’s adventure concludes with a night at Acacia Central Camp, a place that harmonises comfort with the untamed spirit of the wilderness, all under a blanket of African stars.

Day 7-8 Discovering Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 9: Serengeti Dawn and Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Your final day begins with the soft light of sunrise over the Serengeti. After an early morning repast, you will be whisked away to the airstrip for your flight, soaring over the sprawling plains one last time as you make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). With no further accommodation scheduled, your journey concludes with the memories of the Serengeti’s splendours accompanying you as you travel homeward.

Day 9 Serengeti Dawn and Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha/JRO
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in the car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • International flights – (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips – (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
1 Jan – 28 Feb 2024
$6,706
$4,635
$4,355
$3,907
$3,884
$3,664
1 March – 31 March 2024
$6,575
$4,505
$4,226
$3,778
$3,755
$3,535
1 April – 31 May 2024
$6,261
$4,310
$3,990
$3,582
$3,535
$3,339
1 June- 31 October 2024
$6,738
$4,654
$4,377
$3,926
$3,905
$3,683
1 Nov – 30 Nov 2024
$6,406
$4,397
$4,096
$3,669
$3,634
$3,426
1 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
$6,706
$4,635
$4,355
$3,907
$3,884
$3,664

Tour Overview

Your 9-day Tanzanian safari starts in the peaceful city of Arusha, where Maua Villa offers a tranquil introduction with its lush gardens. Here, you're immersed in a serene environment, perfect for relaxing before embarking on your wildlife adventure.

Days 2 and 3 are spent in Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant population and majestic baobab trees. The park's landscape, centred around the Tarangire River, provides excellent wildlife viewing. Your stay at Maramboi Tented Lodge enhances this experience with its proximity to nature. The journey then leads to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree-climbing lions and flamingo-filled lake. An afternoon game drive explores this diverse ecosystem here, followed by a relaxing evening at Manyara Lakeview Oasis.

The adventure continues to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you'll witness the rich biodiversity of the Ngorongoro Crater. A stay at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge offers a comfortable highland retreat. The final leg of your safari takes you to the iconic Serengeti National Park, a haven of abundant wildlife and vast plains. Days here are filled with game drives, and nights at Acacia Central Camp provide a peaceful setting under the stars. The tour concludes with a return to Kilimanjaro International Airport, marking the end of a journey through Tanzania's most remarkable wildlife and natural landscapes.

type

Classic tour

This tour uses midrange and classic tented camps and lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Arusha/ JRO.

car

Game drives

Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1
Arusha Town
Maua Villa
1
Silver
Day 2-3
Tarangire NP
Maramboi Tented Lodge
2
Silver
Day 4
Lake Manyara NP
Manyara Lakeview Oasis
1
Silver
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
1
Silver
Day 6-8
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 9
Serengeti - Flight - JRO
End of Tour – No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at the serene heart of Tanzania, the city of Arusha extends a warm embrace. Maua Villa, nestled within a lush, hidden garden, provides more than just accommodation—it's an encounter for the senses. At Maua Villa, take the opportunity to meander through the vibrant gardens, becoming acquainted with the local flora and fauna. An evening of relaxation awaits as you're serenaded by the gentle sounds of the night creatures, ensuring you're well-rested for the escapades that await.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha (Small)

Day 2-3: Journey from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Begin the day with breakfast before departing at 7 a.m. with your safari guide to Tarangire National Park. Spend the whole day immersed in game drives, observing the rich tapestry of wildlife in the park. A midday picnic offers a delightful meal and a chance to witness wildlife congregating around the Tarangire River from an observatory with stunning views—where the thrill of a hunt may unfold before you.

As dusk falls, continue your exploration of Tarangire, known for its significant elephant population and the majestic baobab trees dotting its nearly 3000 sq km expanse. The park's lifeblood, the Tarangire River, draws herds from across the park during the dry season, making it a rival to the Serengeti for its wildlife spectacle. Your day in the wild concludes with a retreat to Maramboi Tented Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay nestled within this breathtaking landscape.

Day 2-3 Journey from Arusha to Tarangire National Park (Small)

Day 4: From Tarangire's Wilderness to the Wonders of Manyara National Park

Today, you'll transition from the sprawling landscapes of Tarangire to the diverse ecosystem of Manyara National Park. The journey between these two parks offers a scenic drive through the Tanzanian countryside, showcasing a mix of lush forests and open grasslands.

Upon arrival at Lake Manyara, renowned for its spectacular flamingo-lined lake, lush forests, and tree-climbing lions, you'll embark on an afternoon game drive. This drive provides a chance to observe a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, including elephants, hippos, and potentially leopards. As the day winds down, you'll check into Manyara Lakeview Oasis, a serene retreat offering breathtaking views of the Rift Valley and the park below. Here, you can relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, reflecting on the day's adventures. The evening concludes with a delightful dinner.

Day 4 From Tarangire_s Wilderness to the Wonders of Manyara National Park (Small)

Day 5: Crater Wonders: From Manyara's Beauty to Ngorongoro's Majesty

Your safari adventure transitions from the scenic landscapes of Manyara to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After breakfast, you'll embark on a picturesque drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Upon arrival, you'll experience the thrill of descending into the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The Ngorongoro Crater, a natural sanctuary for wildlife, offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe a high concentration of animals in a relatively small area, including the chance to spot the elusive Big Five. The unique ecosystem inside the crater is home to diverse habitats, ranging from lush forests to grassy plains, providing an ideal backdrop for a day full of wildlife exploration and spectacular photographic opportunities.

After a day filled with remarkable sights and encounters, your journey continues to the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Nestled in a serene highland setting, the lodge offers a cosy retreat to unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Here, you'll enjoy a peaceful evening, complete with a delightful dinner, surrounded by the comforting ambience of the Tanzanian highlands.

Day 5 Crater Wonders From Manyara_s Beauty to Ngorongoro_s Majesty (Small)

Day 6: Journey from the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Serengeti Plains

Today, your safari adventure takes you from the Ngorongoro highlands to the iconic Serengeti National Park. The journey unfolds with a scenic drive, offering a vivid transition from Ngorongoro's lush highlands to the Serengeti's expansive savannahs. This route, rich in changing landscapes, sets the stage for the day's experiences.

Upon arriving in the Serengeti, you'll be immediately greeted by its vast plains and diverse wildlife. An afternoon game drive in this renowned park offers chances to observe an array of animals in their natural habitat, including the Big Five and the spectacular scenes of the Great Migration, depending on the season.

The day's exploration culminates with an overnight stay at Acacia Central Camp, nestled in the heart of the Serengeti. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to unwind and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the African wilderness. As night falls, the sounds of the Serengeti envelop the camp, providing a serene backdrop for reflection on the day's adventures.

Day 6 Journey from the Ngorongoro Highlands to the Serengeti Plains (Small)

Day 7-8: Discovering Central Serengeti

Awake to the early light of dawn breaking over the Central Serengeti. As the natural world stirs around you, prepare for a day of personalised discovery in the heart of this iconic national park.

Tailor your days in the Serengeti with the guidance of your expert guide. Choose between an early morning game drive to catch the wilderness coming to life, followed by a relaxed lunch and some downtime at Acacia Central Camp. Later, you can embark on another game drive in the afternoon. For those who wish to maximise their time in the wild, a full-day game drive with a packed picnic lunch offers an immersive experience.

The Seronera River Valley, a hotspot within the Central Serengeti, offers an incredible display of wildlife year-round. The dry season brings an even more remarkable abundance of animals, such as impalas, buffalos, hippos, and an array of big cats. Your day's adventure concludes with a night at Acacia Central Camp, a place that harmonises comfort with the untamed spirit of the wilderness, all under a blanket of African stars.

Day 7-8 Discovering Central Serengeti (Small)

Day 9: Serengeti Dawn and Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Your final day begins with the soft light of sunrise over the Serengeti. After an early morning repast, you will be whisked away to the airstrip for your flight, soaring over the sprawling plains one last time as you make your way to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). With no further accommodation scheduled, your journey concludes with the memories of the Serengeti's splendours accompanying you as you travel homeward.

Day 9 Serengeti Dawn and Departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha/JRO
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in the car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • International flights - (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips - (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Meals not specified.
  • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry services

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
1 Jan - 28 Feb 2024
$6,706
$4,635
$4,355
$3,907
$3,884
$3,664
1 March - 31 March 2024
$6,575
$4,505
$4,226
$3,778
$3,755
$3,535
1 April - 31 May 2024
$6,261
$4,310
$3,990
$3,582
$3,535
$3,339
1 June- 31 October 2024
$6,738
$4,654
$4,377
$3,926
$3,905
$3,683
1 Nov - 30 Nov 2024
$6,406
$4,397
$4,096
$3,669
$3,634
$3,426
1 Dec - 31 Dec 2024
$6,706
$4,635
$4,355
$3,907
$3,884
$3,664