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9 Days Journey Through Tanzania's Wildlife and Wonders

From $3,040 per person sharing

9 Days Journey Through Tanzania's Wildlife and Wonders

From $3,040 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Your 9-day safari adventure begins in the peaceful city of Arusha, where you’ll stay at Maua Villa, a serene retreat amidst lush gardens. This tranquil start paves the way for the wild beauty of Tarangire National Park on days 2 and 3. Here, amidst ancient baobabs and the Tarangire River, you’ll witness a rich display of wildlife, including vast herds of elephants. Your nights at Maramboi Tented Lodge offer a unique opportunity to stay close to nature, encapsulating the essence of an African safari.

Days 4 to 6 take you to the heart of the Serengeti, a land of endless plains and abundant wildlife. The Serengeti promises an unmatched safari experience, where each game drive brings encounters with diverse species, from the stealthy predators to the grand herds of wildebeest and zebras. The nights at Acacia Central Camp allow for peaceful reflection under the African sky, profoundly connecting you with the wilderness.

The final leg of your journey, days 7 to 9, includes a morning game drive in the Serengeti before transitioning to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you’ll explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a haven of biodiversity. Your stay at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge offers a comfortable retreat in the highlands. The tour concludes with a scenic drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, ending an unforgettable exploration of Tanzania’s most iconic wildlife destinations.

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 4-6
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 7-8
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
2
Silver
Day 9
Ngorongoro Highlands – 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 the Baobabs of Tarangire to the Plains of the Serengeti

After breakfast, amidst the sounds of Tarangire waking up, you will embark on the journey to the legendary Serengeti National Park. The drive is scenic, transitioning from Tarangire’s dense woodlands and baobab trees to the Serengeti rolling grasslands. In this realm, wildlife roams freely across endless horizons.

Upon arrival, an afternoon game drive awaits, offering the chance to spot the park’s diverse species in their natural habitat, from the stealthy predators to the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras. As the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of amber and gold, you’ll head to Acacia Central Camp. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and unwind under the starlit sky, reflecting on the day’s sights and sounds, before retiring for a restful sleep in the heart of the Serengeti.

Day 4 From the Baobabs of Tarangire to the Plains of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5-6: Serengeti Odyssey: Unveiling the Wilderness Heart

Awaken to the Serengeti’s dawn for a day of bespoke safari exploration. Your guide will tailor the day’s adventures, from sunrise game drives to afternoon excursions, ensuring a personal touch to each wildlife encounter.

Embrace the full beauty of the Serengeti with an option for a full-day game drive, including a picnic amidst the wild. The Central Serengeti’s Seronera Valley offers year-round, abundant game viewing, a true highlight for any wildlife enthusiast. Conclude your day’s journey as the Serengeti sky glows at dusk, with the park’s inhabitants gathering at water sources. Return to Acacia Central Camp for a night of comfort under the stars, the day’s adventures giving way to the peaceful African night.

Day 5-6 Serengeti Odyssey Unveiling the Wilderness Heart (Small)

Day 7: Journey from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Your day starts with a refreshing morning game drive in the Central Serengeti. This early excursion provides a final opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife of the Serengeti as they start their day. You might catch glimpses of predators returning from their nocturnal hunts or herds of herbivores grazing in the cool morning air.

After the game drive, you’ll return to your camp for a hearty brunch, providing a chance to relax and reflect on your Serengeti experiences. In the afternoon, you’ll depart from the Serengeti, embarking on a scenic journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This drive offers a transition from the Serengeti’s vast open plains to the Ngorongoro region’s more varied landscapes, renowned for its geological and ecological richness.

Upon arrival, you will check in at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. This unique accommodation, nestled in a coffee plantation on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands, provides a serene and comfortable end to your day. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and spend the night preparing for the next day’s exploration of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 7 Journey from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Small)

Day 8: Exploring Ngorongoro Crater

Delve into the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its diverse wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Your adventure begins with an energising breakfast at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, setting you up for a day of extraordinary wildlife encounters. Descending into the crater, you’ll find yourself in a thriving ecosystem where the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards – roam freely. Alongside these majestic animals, the crater is home to zebras, hyenas, and an array of bird species, offering an unmatched safari experience. A picnic lunch within this natural arena allows you to absorb the stunning scenery and the richness of your surroundings.

The day concludes with a return to the comforts of the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Here, you can unwind and reflect on the day’s experiences amidst the tranquil highland environment. The evening is yours to enjoy a peaceful dinner at the lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the Tanzanian highlands.

Day 8 Exploring Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

On your final day, you’ll journey from Ngorongoro’s cool, misty highlands to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences as you transition from the tranquillity of the highlands to the anticipation of your onward journey. This day marks the conclusion of your adventure as you prepare to bid farewell to the natural splendours of Tanzania.

Day 9 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • 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
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365
1 March – 31 March 2024
$6,205
$4,163
$3,874
$3,436
$3,407
$3,193
1 April – 31 May 2024
$5,971
$4,011
$3,694
$3,283
$3,237
$3,040
1 June- 31 October 2024
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365
1 Nov – 30 Nov 2024
$6,037
$4,055
$3,745
$3,327
$3,286
$3,084
1 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365

Tour Overview

Your 9-day safari adventure begins in the peaceful city of Arusha, where you'll stay at Maua Villa, a serene retreat amidst lush gardens. This tranquil start paves the way for the wild beauty of Tarangire National Park on days 2 and 3. Here, amidst ancient baobabs and the Tarangire River, you'll witness a rich display of wildlife, including vast herds of elephants. Your nights at Maramboi Tented Lodge offer a unique opportunity to stay close to nature, encapsulating the essence of an African safari.

Days 4 to 6 take you to the heart of the Serengeti, a land of endless plains and abundant wildlife. The Serengeti promises an unmatched safari experience, where each game drive brings encounters with diverse species, from the stealthy predators to the grand herds of wildebeest and zebras. The nights at Acacia Central Camp allow for peaceful reflection under the African sky, profoundly connecting you with the wilderness.

The final leg of your journey, days 7 to 9, includes a morning game drive in the Serengeti before transitioning to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you'll explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a haven of biodiversity. Your stay at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge offers a comfortable retreat in the highlands. The tour concludes with a scenic drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, ending an unforgettable exploration of Tanzania's most iconic wildlife destinations.

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 4-6
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
3
Silver
Day 7-8
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
2
Silver
Day 9
Ngorongoro Highlands - 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 the Baobabs of Tarangire to the Plains of the Serengeti

After breakfast, amidst the sounds of Tarangire waking up, you will embark on the journey to the legendary Serengeti National Park. The drive is scenic, transitioning from Tarangire's dense woodlands and baobab trees to the Serengeti rolling grasslands. In this realm, wildlife roams freely across endless horizons.

Upon arrival, an afternoon game drive awaits, offering the chance to spot the park's diverse species in their natural habitat, from the stealthy predators to the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras. As the sun sets, painting the sky in hues of amber and gold, you'll head to Acacia Central Camp. Here, you'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and unwind under the starlit sky, reflecting on the day's sights and sounds, before retiring for a restful sleep in the heart of the Serengeti.

Day 4 From the Baobabs of Tarangire to the Plains of the Serengeti (Small)

Day 5-6: Serengeti Odyssey: Unveiling the Wilderness Heart

Awaken to the Serengeti's dawn for a day of bespoke safari exploration. Your guide will tailor the day’s adventures, from sunrise game drives to afternoon excursions, ensuring a personal touch to each wildlife encounter.

Embrace the full beauty of the Serengeti with an option for a full-day game drive, including a picnic amidst the wild. The Central Serengeti's Seronera Valley offers year-round, abundant game viewing, a true highlight for any wildlife enthusiast. Conclude your day's journey as the Serengeti sky glows at dusk, with the park’s inhabitants gathering at water sources. Return to Acacia Central Camp for a night of comfort under the stars, the day's adventures giving way to the peaceful African night.

Day 5-6 Serengeti Odyssey Unveiling the Wilderness Heart (Small)

Day 7: Journey from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Your day starts with a refreshing morning game drive in the Central Serengeti. This early excursion provides a final opportunity to witness the diverse wildlife of the Serengeti as they start their day. You might catch glimpses of predators returning from their nocturnal hunts or herds of herbivores grazing in the cool morning air.

After the game drive, you'll return to your camp for a hearty brunch, providing a chance to relax and reflect on your Serengeti experiences. In the afternoon, you'll depart from the Serengeti, embarking on a scenic journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This drive offers a transition from the Serengeti's vast open plains to the Ngorongoro region's more varied landscapes, renowned for its geological and ecological richness.

Upon arrival, you will check in at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. This unique accommodation, nestled in a coffee plantation on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands, provides a serene and comfortable end to your day. Here, you'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner and spend the night preparing for the next day's exploration of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 7 Journey from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Small)

Day 8: Exploring Ngorongoro Crater

Delve into the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its diverse wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Your adventure begins with an energising breakfast at the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, setting you up for a day of extraordinary wildlife encounters. Descending into the crater, you'll find yourself in a thriving ecosystem where the Big Five - lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards - roam freely. Alongside these majestic animals, the crater is home to zebras, hyenas, and an array of bird species, offering an unmatched safari experience. A picnic lunch within this natural arena allows you to absorb the stunning scenery and the richness of your surroundings.

The day concludes with a return to the comforts of the Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. Here, you can unwind and reflect on the day's experiences amidst the tranquil highland environment. The evening is yours to enjoy a peaceful dinner at the lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the Tanzanian highlands.

Day 8 Exploring Ngorongoro Crater (Small)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

On your final day, you'll journey from Ngorongoro's cool, misty highlands to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences as you transition from the tranquillity of the highlands to the anticipation of your onward journey. This day marks the conclusion of your adventure as you prepare to bid farewell to the natural splendours of Tanzania.

Day 9 Ngorongoro Highlands to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO (Small)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • 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
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365
1 March - 31 March 2024
$6,205
$4,163
$3,874
$3,436
$3,407
$3,193
1 April - 31 May 2024
$5,971
$4,011
$3,694
$3,283
$3,237
$3,040
1 June- 31 October 2024
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365
1 Nov - 30 Nov 2024
$6,037
$4,055
$3,745
$3,327
$3,286
$3,084
1 Dec - 31 Dec 2024
$6,381
$4,336
$4,047
$3,608
$3,580
$3,365