7 Day Small Group Safari – Best of Tanzania



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On this 7-day lodge safari you will visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park as well as the Serengeti and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Travelling through breath-taking landscapes on adventurous tracks you will experience nature and wildlife at its best.

 

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Burunge Tented Camp (incl. lunch & dinner, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 2: Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park.
The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, where you will spend the night.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge (incl. all meals, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 3: Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp inside of the park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (incl. all meals, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at the

Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (incl. all meals, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. Here you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. You will spend the night at one of the three beautifully located Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodges.

Accommodation: One of the three Tanganyika Wilderness Lodges (incl. all meals, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 6: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to your Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodge to spend another night.

Accommodation: One of the three Tanganyika Wilderness Lodges (incl. all meals, mineral water, activities)

 

Day 7: Karatu – Arusha

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport.

End of Safari.

 

Rates, Terms & Conditions:

Departures 2024:

03 March:

per person sharing: US$ 3370         Single: US$ 3950

17 & 24 March:

per person sharing: US$ 3160         Single: US$ 3740

31 March / 14, 21, 28 April:

per person sharing: US$ 2610         Single: US$ 2930

12 & 19 May:

per person sharing: US$ 2660         Single: US$ 3010

26 May / 02, 16, 23 June / 15 & 29 December:

per person sharing: US$ 3260         Single: US$ 3850

30 June / 14, 21, 28 July / 11, 18, 25 August / 01, 15, 22, 29 September/ 13, 20, 27 October:

per person sharing: US$ 3370         Single: US$ 3950

03, 17, 24 November / 01 December:

per person sharing: US$ 2810         Single: US$ 3210

 

Minimum number to guarantee tour: 2

Maximum number of participants: 7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)

 

* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris
* Valid for travel as per above dates
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: Transport in closed safari vehicle for the duration of the tour, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals & drinks (as per itinerary mineral water only), activities (game drives at Tarangire National Park, Lake Manayara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park, visit to Viewpoint at African Rift Valley, Karatu - Coffee Walk), Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

* Excludes: International/regional flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, and gratuities , visa fee, optional activities, alcoholic & soft drinks

* Prices are a guide only & subject to change due to 3rd party costs, government and aviation fees

 


Country : Tanzania

From : US$ 2610 per person sharing (31 Mar - 05 May 2024) - US$ 2810 per person sharing (03 Nov - 08 Dec 2024) - please refer to detailed information for more price categories and single supplements

Duration : 7 days/ 6 nights

Valid for Travel: 03 Mar 2024 - 29 Dec 2024

Featured Benefits: Experience the best that Tanzania has to offer in just 7 days - Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park as well as the Serengeti and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.