Wonders of the Wild: A 12-Day Intensive Tanzanian Safari Experience
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Upon your arrival in Arusha, Tanzania, you will be greeted by our friendly team and transferred to your accommodation. Take this day to rest and acclimate to the Tanzanian climate. Get ready for an incredible adventure that awaits you.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Known for its abundant birdlife and tree-climbing lions, the park offers a diverse range of ecosystems. Explore the park's lush green forests, grassy plains, and the shimmering alkaline lake. Keep an eye out for pink-hued flamingos, elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife as you embark on thrilling game drives. In the evening, retire to your comfortable lodge and relax amidst the tranquility of the surroundings.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
Today, we continue our exploration of Lake Manyara National Park. Delve deeper into the park's wonders as you encounter a variety of wildlife thriving in their natural habitats. Watch in awe as elephants roam freely, hippos wallow in the water, and troops of monkeys swing from tree to tree. Capture breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley and indulge in the enchanting beauty that Lake Manyara offers. As the sun sets, enjoy a scrumptious dinner and reflect on the day's adventures.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Our journey takes us to the world-famous Serengeti National Park, a sprawling savannah teeming with wildlife. As we enter the park, be prepared to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the African wilderness. The Serengeti is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration, where millions of animals traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing. Embark on exhilarating game drives, keeping a lookout for lions, leopards, cheetahs, and an abundance of other wildlife. As the day comes to a close, we settle into our comfortable camp or lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Today, we continue our exploration of the vast Serengeti. The park's diverse landscapes offer endless opportunities for wildlife encounters. Marvel at the iconic Big Five—lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffaloes—as they roam freely across the plains. Your experienced guide will share their knowledge and expertise, enhancing your understanding of the park's ecosystem and its inhabitants. As the sun sets on the Serengeti, relish another delightful evening in the heart of the wilderness.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
On this day, we dedicate our time to further explore the wonders of the Serengeti. The park's ever-changing scenery and abundant wildlife guarantee a day filled with extraordinary sightings. Capture the raw beauty of the African savannah, spotting graceful gazelles, majestic giraffes, and playful zebras. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Serengeti as you witness nature's most captivating moments unfold before your eyes. As darkness falls, retreat to your comfortable accommodation and reminisce about the day's remarkable experiences.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Leaving the Serengeti behind, we make our way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our destination is the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive volcanic caldera. Descend into this natural wonder and be greeted by a diverse array of wildlife. The crater's fertile plains provide an ideal habitat for numerous species, including lions, elephants, zebras, and hippos. Keep your camera ready as you navigate through this wildlife haven, capturing unforgettable moments. In the evening, we retreat to our lodge perched on the crater rim, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
We devote another day to exploring the wonders of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Discover the unique ecosystem within the crater, which supports an abundance of wildlife year-round. Marvel at the sight of magnificent predators hunting their prey and herds of herbivores grazing peacefully. With luck, you may even spot the endangered black rhino, one of the park's most prized inhabitants. As the day draws to a close, we return to our lodge, savoring the memories of this extraordinary day in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 9: Tarangire National Park
Today, we venture to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its remarkable elephant population and picturesque landscapes. As we enter the park, the iconic baobab trees dotting the horizon create a surreal atmosphere. Enjoy thrilling game drives through the park's diverse habitats, including riverine forests and open savannah. Tarangire is a bird lover's paradise, with over 550 species recorded in the area. Capture stunning photographs of elephants against the backdrop of ancient baobabs and revel in the beauty of this lesser-known gem. In the evening, we retire to our comfortable lodge, immersed in the tranquility of the African bush.
Day 10: Tarangire National Park
Our exploration of Tarangire continues on this day, allowing for further immersion in the park's natural wonders. Encounter wildlife in abundance, from graceful antelopes to playful monkeys. The park's permanent water source—the Tarangire River—draws animals from far and wide, creating a captivating spectacle. Watch as herds of elephants quench their thirst and predators patiently await their next meal. Your experienced guide will share fascinating insights into the park's ecology and wildlife behavior. As the sun sets, we return to our lodge, reflecting on the incredible encounters witnessed throughout the day.
Day 11: Arusha National Park
Our safari adventure concludes with a visit to Arusha National Park, a hidden gem nestled at the foothills of Mount Meru. This small but diverse park offers a unique blend of landscapes, including montane forests, crater lakes, and open savannah. Embark on a guided walk through the park, encountering colobus monkeys swinging through the treetops and an array of bird species filling the air with their melodic calls. Marvel at the sight of flamingos wading in the alkaline waters of Momella Lakes. As we bid farewell to the wilderness, we return to your accommodation in Arusha for a final night of relaxation.
Day 12: Departure
After a memorable Tanzanian safari experience, it's time to say goodbye. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, taking in the final views of the surrounding natural beauty. Our team will transfer you to the airport in Arusha for your onward journey or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your "Wonders of the Wild" safari adventure.
- Accommodation throughout the safari
- Park fees and permits
- Professional English-speaking safari guide
- Game drives and activities as specified in the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Pickup and drop-off from the airport
- Drinking water during the safari
- International flights to and from Tanzania
- Personal expenses and gratuities
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except water during the safari)
Recommendations and Activities:
- Take advantage of the knowledgeable safari guide to learn about the wildlife, ecosystems, and cultural aspects of Tanzania.
- Engage in photography sessions to capture the incredible moments and landscapes encountered during the safari.
- Consider adding optional activities such as hot air balloon safaris or guided nature walks to enhance your experience (additional cost).
- Explore local Maasai villages to gain insights into their traditions and way of life.
- Pack comfortable and lightweight clothing suitable for warm days and cooler evenings. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes.
- Binoculars and a camera with extra batteries and memory cards are essential for capturing wildlife sightings.
- It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and trip cancellations.