Safari in Tanzania National Parks

10 Days
From $4,390
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: To Lake Natron national park
Day 4: Lake walk through Masai village/waterfall hike
Day5: Game drive in Tarangire national park
Day 6: Village tour
Day 7: Game drives in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater
Day 8: Whole day Game drives in Serengeti national park
Day 9: Game drives in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater
Day 10: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Due to seasonal weather patterns, this tour only departs between June-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, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Day 3: To Lake Natron national park

Drive 4-5 hours to Lake Natron national park but you’re your eyes open for baboons, zebras, gazelles, ostriches as well as birds like kites, vultures and starlings. Located in the Northeast at the lowest point of the rift valley at the base of Tanzania’s only active volcano, Oldonyo L’Engai is this 58 meters long but 50cm deep lake. From June to November, about 3 million flamingos gather at the lake as this lake has alkaline which deters predators so it makes for a breeding ground for birds safe to courtship. You can walk along the lake shores to see the flamingos up-close. South of the lake you will view Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, unique because it is the only one in the earth to spew black lava.

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Natron Halisi Camp
Day 4: Take walk through Masai village/waterfall hike

Return for a walk around the lake Natron but through Ngare Sero village to see how the Masai community lives; how they live and herd cattle in this barren landscape. Expect to see wildlife like lesser kudu, oryx, and flamingos since lake Natron is the breeding ground of flamingos then return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon, go on a guided hike to Ngaro Sero waterfalls through a gorge and you will cross the river several times to reach the first falls. Continue 20 minutes to reach the 2nd waterfalls where you can swim in the chilly water.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Natron Halisi Camp
Day 5: Game drive in 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 6: Village tour

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 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: Tortilis Camp
Day 8: 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 9: 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 is 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 Lodge Karatu
Day 10: Departure

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.

If you don’t want to end your tour, inform your AA Safaris tour consultant to book you another tour in another destination in Africa.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris has made this tour with a 10-day adventure in Northern Tanzania; Arusha national park, Lake Natron national park, Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park together with Ngorongoro crater. Take guided walks, game drives, waterfall hike, village tour which will add the spark to the wild game you will see like the lions, leopards, elephants, hippos, buffalos, wild dogs, cheetahs, and rhinos.

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
Lake Natron Halisi Camp
Lake Natron Halisi Camp is located on a concession of 9 acres south of Lake Natron and the village of Engaresero. The camp’s location provides incredible views of Oldoinyo Lengai and the Rift Valley Escarpment. Enjoy sweeping views across the Lake and Oldoinyo Lengaiwith a sundowner as well as a bush experience far from the village and other camps. The land belongs to the village of Engaresero, so that every guest staying at the camp is contributing to the development and well being of the village and her people.
Lake Natron Halisi Camp
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Lake Natron Halisi Camp is located on a concession of 9 acres south of Lake Natron and the village of Engaresero. The camp’s location provides incredible views of Oldoinyo Lengai and the Rift Valley Escarpment. Enjoy sweeping views across the Lake and Oldoinyo Lengaiwith a sundowner as well as a bush experience far from the village and other camps. The land belongs to the village of Engaresero, so that every guest staying at the camp is contributing to the development and well being of the village and her people.
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 Lodge Karatu
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

Availability and Prices

Jun 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,450
Per Person
Single Occupancy
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Per Person
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,550
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,450
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Nov 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,390
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Dec 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,450
Per Person
Single Occupancy
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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
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages