Best of Tanzania Safari – Comfort Tour

9 Days
From $3,390
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Day 2: Walking safari & a game drive in Arusha National park

Day 3: Tarangire national park

Day 4: Village walk 

Day 5: Serengeti national park

Day 6: Whole day Game drives in Serengeti national park

Day 7: Game drives in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater

Day 8: Return to Arusha

Day 9: Tour ends

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Because of seasonal changes in weather and game life migration, this tour is only offered from June to December.

Be picked from Kilimanjaro International Airport and be driven to your lodge for the evening.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Day 2: Walking safari & a game drive in Arusha National park

Drive to Arusha national park; on it is Mt Meru as one of the park’s attractions. Other attractions in the park include the Meru crater, Ngurdoto crater, and Momella lakes. Some of the animals in the park include buffalos, giraffes, black and white colobus monkeys, and small predators. On a clear day, you will get a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

Take a walk with an armed park ranger so you take a close up the walk with the animals; zebras, buffalos, waterbucks, bush-backs, warthogs, baboons, and different bird species. The walk will take you across the Jekukumia River to visit the waterfall. The guide will tell you about most of what you see; animals, trees, animal food. 

Go on an afternoon game drive by the Momella lakes which between May and October it looks pink because of the thousands of flamingos and other water birds on the water.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Day 3: Tarangire national park

Start your morning with a game drive in this park. It is well known for its large herds of elephants which gather at the Tarangire River to drink. For birders, there are about more than 500 bird species to watch. This park is the only place in Tanzania where you can spot gerenuk and oryx, outside the Serengeti it has the largest wildlife population. Spot animals like lions, buffalos, leopards, impalas, warthog, eland, and waterbuck

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Day 4: Village walk

 Go out of the park on a drive to  “Mto wa Mbu” village for a cultural tour that involves moving around this farming community as you tour through farms, schools, churches, markets and with 18,000 locals who have diverse cultures from 120 tribes. Visit the wood workshops where the Skilled Makonde carpenters carve wooden intricate household items, masks, and figurines. Enter the local markets and put your haggling skills to use especially when buying vegetables, fruits, meat and spices in their stalls. 

Lake Manyara national park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania but it has the only evergreen forest in the country whose inhabitants include baboons and by the lake here are water birds like flamingos and pelicans. Migratory birds can be viewed here like the grey-headed kingfisher. It is home to tree-climbing lions.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
Day 5: Serengeti national park

Visit the Serengeti national park since its one of the tour highlights. With the most extensive wild game population on earth with a pure undisturbed ecosystem. The Serengeti has three sections; the North (Lobo area), South (Seronera valley) and the West corridor. The great wildebeest migration can be seen in the North area which is one of the most fascinating natural events worldwide. You can now return to your hotel for the evening.

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tortilis Camp
Day 6: Whole day Game drives in Serengeti national park

You will set off for a whole day out in the Serengeti with close up opportunities during the drives in the wild. let’s do this early morning when most predators have just woken up and are up for hunting. Visit Seronera valley that has the lions and mongoose spending time there. Lunch will be a pre-packed picnic.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Tortilis Camp
Day 7: Game drives in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater

Today’s morning game drive will be as you drive out of the park towards the Ngorongoro crater for an afternoon game drive. Within the crater, you will see cheetahs, jackals, Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo, and uniquely the Big 5; lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards. As well as for those who enjoy birding as an activity, there are around 400 bird species to add your drive.

Optional activity: Hot air balloon safari

Float over the beautiful scenery of the Serengeti seen with a birds eye view. This safari activity will be early morning while it’s still dark so you see the nocturnal animals going to water shores to quench their thirst. In the middle of the park, you can enjoy a bush breakfast with champagne

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Country Inn Karatu Lodge
Day 8: Return to Arusha

This will be your last day on the trails. After 3 hours of sloping to the Mweka gate, you will have one last meal with the expedition team and fellow hikers then return to Arusha.

Take a hot bath and finally return to a warm bed in your lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Karama Lodge & Spa
Day 9: Tour ends

Depending on what time your international flight out of the local airport is, you can take part in an optional activity to end the safari.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

This mid-range tour takes to Arusha national park for a walking safari, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks for the game and the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater that will spice up the tour to give you an adventure a day. The accommodation chosen is based on location, comfort, and excellent service quality.

Accomodations

Ilboru Safari Lodge
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, the pleasant Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Stay comfortably in your private bungalow reminiscent of a traditional Swahili ‘boma’. They are a uniquely African design and this version of the boma features a round layout with thatched rooftops while still providing the western conveniences you would expect. Beautiful garden and on-site swimming pool available.
Ilboru Safari Lodge
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Located near the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Buringi, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers to Tanzania luxury tented accommodation, great service and fresh food. Enhance your safari experience by joining us on your visit to Tarangire on the northern circuit in Tanzania. Our lodge is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful Tanzanian landscape. Our eco-friendly wood and canvas tents with solar hot water provide comfortable accommodation with all the amenities and no unnecessary frills.
Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
This very nice camp is situated in the rolling grasslands overlooking Lake Manyara National Park and offers guests comfort and privacy. All rooms include large beds, en-suite bathroom and a private balcony. The camp has a very nice swimming pool. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!
Tortilis Camp
Tortilis Camp
Country Inn Karatu Lodge
The rooms at Country Lodge are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, inviting and comfortable beds and mosquito netting. On chilly nights, request that your fireplace be lit and return from dinner to glowing warmth.
Karama Lodge & Spa
The eco-friendly Karama Lodge & Spa sits just outside Arusha town. From the cabins raised on stilts you can see Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from your veranda on clear days. The cabins offer comfortable en-suite accommodation with a natural design; an excellent combination of unique comfort and style. Constructed with local materials, the cabins allow close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna. The lodge has a salt-water pool and offers various massages and yoga classes.

Availability and Prices

Jun 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,490
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,590
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,550
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Nov 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,390
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Dec 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,550
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages