Join us for a 9 days safari journey to Tanzania and get to explore all the hidden jewels that are found in the country. You will be spending 9 days and 8 nights traveling from one place to the next with the help of an experienced tour guide who will ensure that you do not regret booking for this safari.
9 days Camping Safari Tanzania- The big five
The 9 days camping safari is all about catching the big five in their natural habitats. We will be driving to the different National Parks, especially those that are found in the Northern circuit Tanzania. We will start our journey in Arusha before driving to Tarangire national park which is best known for the large herds of elephants before continuing to Lake Natron, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Eyasi and then conclude our 9 days at Lake Manyara National park.
Tanzania Safari Cost from $1575 per person
Duration 9 days (9 days and 8 nights)
Destination Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron and Lake Manyara
This safari package includes:
- A professional chef
- All park fees and camping fees
- Bottled water all throughout your safari
- 4×4 vehicles for transportation
- Al meals
- An experienced tour guide(speaks English)
And it will not include the following:
- Visa costs
- Air tickets
- Extra activities especially hot air balloon rides
- Personal shopping
- Accommodation before or after the stated days of your safari
- Alcohol and soda
Day 1: Arusha
We shall pick you from your hotel room in Arusha and drive to Arusha National park officially marking the beginning of our safari. We will take a guided walk through the Park and some of the animals that we will see include impalas, cheetahs, baboons, warthogs, giraffes, lions and buffalos among others. The Park has a large concentration of wildlife between July and October making it the best time for one to take a guided walk here. Remember to follow all the rules and regulations put up by the guide in order to avoid being attacked by the animals.
We shall then have our packed lunch at the chosen picnic site before driving to the Mto Wa Mbu where we shall spend the night at a campsite. Dinner will be served and the tents will be put up by the chef.
Day 2: Mto Wa Mbu to Lake Natron
We will have breakfast at the campsite and then drive to Lake Natron. This alkaline lake is a home to thousands of lesser pink flamingos which can be seen as you drive along the shores of the Lake. They create a flurry pink cloud making good scenery for tourists who love taking photos. The Lake is next to the Oldoinyo Mountain and as you drive around you will be able to see many salt marshes and unique flora. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sunset in the evening before camping out for the night. All meals will be provided from breakfast, lunch to dinner.
Day 3: Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park
We will leave for Serengeti National Park after breakfast at the camp. We will drive through the Serengeti Park which is best known for the annual wildebeest migration which happens to take place between July and October. We will however first settle with the Seronera which is the central part of the park and this is where the campsite will be set up for the night. Dinner will be prepared by the chef as you enjoy the sunset and served around a campfire.
Day 4&5: Serengeti National Park
Day 4 and 5 will be spent exploring the vast plains of Serengeti National Park during the game drive. On day 4 after breakfast, we will take a guided walk to the Masai village where we will spend the whole day with the locals engaging in their day to day activities. We will help with the cooking, learn how to track down animals when it comes to hunting, engage in local games, join in the traditional singing and dancing. We shall also have lunch with the Masai and after asking for permission from the local chief, photos will be taken so as to keep the memories. We retire for the evening at the Seronera camp as we enjoy dinner around a campfire.
After breakfast, we shall begin our journey around the Serengeti National Park. The park has quite a large herd of animals that are seen along the Seronera River during the dry season and some of these include zebras, antelopes, wildebeests, buffalos, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, cheetahs and many more other animals. The annual wildebeest migration starts in Serengeti and flows into the Masai Mara in the neighbouring Kenya around October although the time might change due to weather changes. Day 5 will be our last day in Serengeti and we shall have dinner at the campsite around a campfire before retiring for the night.
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater
This is the day when all those who booked for extra activities especially the hot air balloon ride get to enjoy this activity. You must be awake by 5:00am for the ride and it will end roughly around 7:30. Thereafter breakfast will be served and after packing lunch, we shall take a morning drive through Serengeti before we drive to Ngorongoro crater.
Before we get to Ngorongoro, we make a stopover to get a real good look at the Great Rift Valley. We shall have our lunch here and then drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area in the afternoon to the campsite to rest as we prepare for the next day. Dinner will be served early and you will get to see some of the wildlife as you enjoy the sunset.
Day 7: Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast, we will descend into the crater to find ourselves the wild animals and birds that live within it. The animals that you should look out for while in the crater include zebras, elephants, elands, lions, antelopes, buffalos, hippos, spotted hyenas and waterbucks among others. It is also a home to over 400 bird species and these are best seen during the rainy season (November to April). We will get a clear view of the crater rim and then have lunch near the hippo pool and continue with the afternoon game drive till evening. The campsite will be ready with a hot dinner by the time you get back.
Day 8: Ngorongoro crater to Lake Manyara National Park
We leave for Lake Manyara very early in the morning after breakfast. Once we get to the Park, the first thing that you should look out for are the tree climbing lions and other animals like buffalos, hippos, antelopes, cheetahs, elephants to mention but a few. Lake Manyara is also a home to over 400 birds and during the rainy season, these are joined by the migratory birds. All meals will be provided and the night will be spent camping out in a secure part of the Park.
Day 9: Lake Manyara to Arusha
On day 9, we will have breakfast in the morning, enjoy a morning drive around Lake Manyara and then drive back to Arusha where we might arrive at around midday for your connecting flight back home or accommodation facility as per your request. This will be the end of our 9 days safari trip to Tanzania.
9 days Tanzania Safari & Culture
Duration 9 days
Destination Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti National Park, Arusha
The safari will include:
- Transportation to all the destinations
- Meals throughout the day
- An experienced and professional photographer
- A driver guide
The safari will not include:
- Air flight ticket
Day 1: Arusha
After your arrival at Arusha, our representative will pick you up and drive you to your chosen accommodation facility and while on the way, they will explain to you the detailed itinerary. You will be left at the hotel to rest in preparation for the next day’s events. All meals will be provided.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we shall officially begin our safari on day 2 and our first destination will be Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is famously known for the tree climbing lions, flamingos found at Lake Manyara, hippos, buffalos and giraffes. All the meals will be provided and we will spend an overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
We will spend day 3 driving through the Lake Manyara National Park, especially along the shores of the Lake where most animals can be spotted. Game viewing in Lake Manyara can be done all year round and some of the animals that we shall see here include hippos, pink flamingos, buffalos, zebras, the famous tree climbing lions and elephants just to mention but a few.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National park to Ngorongoro crater
Wake up very early in the morning and enjoy a game drive to the Ngorongoro crater. We get to make a stopover to admire the Great Rift Valley, have lunch before continuing on to the Iraqwi cultural village where you will get to learn more about the country’s unique culture and you might as well get yourself a souvenir. We will continue with our drive to Ngorongoro where we shall have dinner and spend the night.
Day 5: Ngorongoro crater
The best place to catch a large herd of carnivores is the Ngorongoro crater. We will have breakfast in the morning before descending into the caldera from where we shall see over 1000 animals which seem to sprout from all over the caldera. The whole day will be spent with these animals with a lunch break. We will retire late afternoon to our accommodation facility for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti
We will have breakfast and an early morning drive through the Ngorongoro crater before driving to Serengeti National Park. On our way, we will make a stopover at the Mto Wa Mbu to get a glimpse of the animals that are found in the area. Then we will drive to Olduvai Gorge where fossils of humans were discovered thousands of years ago. We shall reach Serengeti in the afternoon, have lunch, dinner and spend an overnight at the camp as we prepare for the next day.
Day 7&8: Serengeti National Park
These two days are going to be spent exploring the Serengeti National Park. We will majorly concentrate on the central part of the park which is Seronera because it has the largest concentration of animals that gather around the Seronera River. All meals will be provided during these two days and all you have to do is prepare your camera to document this unforgettable experience.
Day 9: Serengeti to Arusha
We head back to Arusha after breakfast on the 9th day and this will be the end of our 9 days safari in Tanzania. Thank you for trusting us with your trip.