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Safari in Tanzania - 4 National Parks

Highlights of this trip:

Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Masai village, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park

This package includes the following:

  • Flights from the UK to Kilimanjaro incl. transfer
  • Local English speaking guide/driver
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in Tanzania incl. full board
  • Tarangire National Park – Over several hundred elephants
  • Serengeti National Park – Search for ”The Big 5”
  • Visit to the Masai village
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Paradise to around 30,000 animals
  • Lake Manyara National Park- Home to tree climbing lions and large herds of elephants
  • Window seat in a four-wheel drive vehicle and a free bottle of water during safari tours
  • Park fees
  • Flights from Kilimanjaro to the UK incl. transfer
  • ATOL certificate
  • Emergency hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants

Single room supplement £255

Choose this tour because…

Tanzania enjoys a deserved reputation as one of the finest safari destinations in the world, with magnificent countryside and a diverse and remarkably plentiful wildlife population.

This trip gives you the chance to experience it all at first hand when you visit the red-dressed Masai tribespeople in their circular huts, as well as four of Tanzania’s iconic national parks – each with its own special features. Keep an eye out for ‘The Big Five’, as well as cheetahs, hippopotamuses, giraffes, baboons, all kinds of birds and common prey such as zebras, impalas, antelopes and buffalo while you admire the majestic baobab and acacia trees in Tarangire, and look forward to experiencing the inactive volcano crater in Ngorongoro, the seemingly endless plains of Serengeti, and the fertile landscape around Lake Manyara.

While on safari, you will be staying at a hotel and in a mobile tent camp fully furnished with proper beds and separate bathroom and toilet facilities.

Detailed Itinerary
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Day 1: Flight to Tanzania

Today is the day you set off from the UK and head to Tanzania with stopover(s) on the way.

Day 2: Highview Hotel

The plane lands close to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, which rises a majestic 5.8 km from the savannah. The snow-capped peak is in sharp contrast to the fact that you are now in Africa.

Your driver/guide is waiting for you at the airport. Ahead of you lies an exciting sightseeing  tour covering more than 200 km, before you arrive at Highview Hotel. The tour takes you past the villages of Chini, Kisongo, Makuyuni, Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu.

Highview Hotel enjoys a scenic location, perched on a hilltop, with a colourful panoramic view of the green and fertile valleys and coffee plantations, where elephants often wander past, morning and evening.

If time allows, the afternoon can be spent relaxing at the hotel or visiting Karatu and the local market.

Please note: Today you drive to Highview Hotel in Karatu, where you will stay overnight. Here, you are just a short drive away from the Tarangire National Park in the morning, giving you the maximum amount of time in the park.

Overnight stay: Highview Hotel

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Today, we head to the Tarangire National Park, which is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania.

The park is named after the Tarangire river, which flows through the park. In dry seasons, the river is the animals’ only source of water.

The landscape and vegetation are incredibly varied. The hilly landscape has nine different growth zones, and you experience a savannah filled with majestic baobab and acacia trees, almost taking all the attention away from the many animals.

The diverse vegetation attracts a great many wild animals. The park is particularly famous for its large number of elephants. One of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world is found here, and it is not uncommon to see herds of several hundred. Gnus and zebras are also found in large numbers, and kudu, impala and gazelles thrive here. The abundant prey here attracts lions, leopards and hyenas, and if you’re really lucky, you might also see a wild dog.

In the afternoon, you head back to Highview Hotel to relax.

Overnight stay: Highview Hotel

Day 4: Via Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast and check-out from the hotel, we head through Ngorongoro’s hilly plateaus, where the red-clad Masai live in round huts, and their cattle graze between the zebras, gnus and giraffes of the savannah. Along the way, there is time to enjoy a packed lunch.

Via Nabi Hill Gate, the route heads north-west across the endless plains of the Serengeti, where animals galore await you; millions of gnus and zebras, thousands of antelopes and buffaloes, hundreds of lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, and thousands of birds. Serengeti offers one of the most amazing and unique wildlife and outdoor experiences on the planet.

Please note: Ikoma Wild Camp is located on the border of the north-western section of the Serengeti National Park, offering a wonderful location and views over the Serengeti plain. If you wish to stay inside the Serengeti National Park itself, you can choose to stay at the Serengeti Wild Camp.

Overnight stay: Ikoma Wild Camp / Serengeti Wildcamp

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Day 5: Safari in Serengeti National Park

Full day safari in Serengeti, looking for the “Big Five”: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes. You have the whole day to enjoy the wildlife of the stunning Serengeti.

The ecosystem here in the park is considered to be one of the oldest in the world, and it’s difficult not to feel both humbled and astonished when sitting in your land cruiser, absorbing all that you see before you. Outside the drought period, you will also see a large number of Thompson’s gazelles, buffaloes, topi, Grant’s gazelles, eland antelopes, warthogs, eagles, ostriches, etc., in addition to the animals already mentioned. Today, you will probably also see and smell the hippos wallowing in the hippo pools.

A fantastic day, just waiting to be experienced and enjoyed!

Overnight stay: Ikoma Wild Camp / Serengeti Wildcamp

To take part in a hot air balloon safari, you will need to stay at Serengeti Wild Camp rather than Ikoma Wild Camp.

Upgrades available:

Day 6: Via Serengeti to the Masai village in Ngorongoro

New experiences await you when the safari heads south-east in Serengeti. A picnic lunch is enjoyed in the open at noon.

The tour then heads into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you visit the red-clad Masai in a local village, where you can experience how life is lived in a Masai village and look at their handicraft, which is mainly bead work. They are keen to sell, but remember to “haggle”!

Please note: Today, you either drive to Ngorongoro Wild Camp or Highview Hotel for the night. This maximises the time you have to spend in the Ngorongoro crater in the morning.

Overnight stay: Highview Hotel / Ngorongoro Wild Camp

Day 7: The Ngorongoro crater

The Ngorongoro crater is the largest inactive volcano crater. The volcano erupted some 2–3 million years ago and folded in on itself, leaving a gigantic hole, which is today home to 30,000 animals and 350 different species of birds, all of which have access to water all year round.

Once past the entrance to Ngorongoro, you pass through a lush area of rainforest before the descent along the inside of the crater begins. After an exciting drive down, you arrive at the 260 km2 crater floor. The rim of the crater towers 600 metres above you. You might be at the bottom of the crater, but you are actually high up, because the rim of the crater is 2,200 metres above sea level.

The day is spent in the crater – and there is plenty to look at! Lions, gazelles, elephants, gnus and zebras in their droves. If you are really lucky, you might see the endangered black rhinoceros, which is almost extinct in Africa due to poaching. In Ngorongoro, they are protected by the armed rangers.

Lunch is enjoyed in stunning surroundings on the floor of the crater, and at the end of the day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Overnight stay: Highview Hotel / Ngorongoro Wild Camp

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, we head to Lake Manyara. This is one of Tanzania’s smallest national parks at 330 km2, of which the lake takes up 200 km2.

The area between the lake and the 600 metre high Rift Valley slopes in the west, offers open grasslands, a jungle like forest and swamps.
Lake Manyara is paradise to bird enthusiasts with 380 different species of bird. The park is also home to large groups of elephant and baboon.

After lunch, we head to the airport for the return leg of the journey home.

Day 9: Arrival in the UK

You will arrive in the UK.

Highlights of this trip:

Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Masai village, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park

This package includes the following:

  • Flights from the UK to Kilimanjaro incl. transfer
  • Local English speaking guide/driver
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in Tanzania incl. full board
  • Tarangire National Park – Over several hundred elephants
  • Serengeti National Park – Search for ”The Big 5”
  • Visit to the Masai village
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Paradise to around 30,000 animals
  • Lake Manyara National Park- Home to tree climbing lions and large herds of elephants
  • Window seat in a four-wheel drive vehicle and a free bottle of water during safari tours
  • Park fees
  • Flights from Kilimanjaro to the UK incl. transfer
  • ATOL certificate
  • Emergency hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants

Single room supplement £255
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Day Distance Approx km
Day 2 Kilimanjaro Airport - Highview Hotel 200
Day 3 Highview Hotel - Tarangire National Park 80
Day 4 Highview Hotel via Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Ikoma Wild Camp 250
Day 5 Safari in the Serengeti - game drive ---
Day 6 Via Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Highview Hotel 250
Day 7 Highview hotel to Ngorongoro Crater and back approximately 130
Day 8 Lake Manyara and to Kilimanjaro Airport is approximately 195

A total of approximately = 1000 Km – without game drive

Remember all distances and times are approximate, being subject to changes in weather.