6 Days The Best of Tanzania Safari

Categories: Tanzania, Top Safaris, Great Migration, Budget Lodging

 

This safari is offered year round and features the most famous parks in Tanzania. From December to April you can enjoy the calving season, wherein the wildebeest complete their annual migration and head back to the rich grass plans of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to give birth. From July to October you may witness the spectacle of the wildebeest river crossing, where more than a million animals attempt to cross the Mara River while evading the resident crocodiles.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pick-up

A staff member of Gosheni Safaris will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From here you will be driven to the Arusha Crown Hotel and briefed on your upcoming safari. Enjoy a restful night before beginning your adventure tomorrow!

Meals: B
Accommodation: Arusha Crown Hotel

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will be picked up by your driver guide and depart for Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is one of the largest parks in Tanzania and is located in the Manyara region. It is characterized by the large herds of elephants and tree climbing lions that call it home, as well as the fascinating baobab trees that are renowned for their mythical powers by some of the local cultures. The Tarangire River flows through the park year round and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch in hand. You will enjoy a game drive en route. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras. In this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest will birth more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will set off on a full day game drive in the wilderness following the Great Migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over six million hooves pounding the open plains. This is just like you imagined Africa to be!

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a game drive. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site located west of Arusha in the crater highlands of Tanzania. The area is named after the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest caldera. The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro, with its vast expanses of highland plains and concentration of wildlife, animals makes this place one of the most exotic natural wonders on earth.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Budget camping at Karatu public campsite

Day 6: Lake Manyara - Arusha

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, whose lake Ernest Hemingway claimed was “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The park offers a compact game viewing circuit and is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. The lake itself covers two-thirds of the park and the Great Rift Valley provides a stunning backdrop.

Over 400 species of birds can be found in the Manyara, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks.

In the afternoon you will head back to Arusha, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport.

Meals: B,L
Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost


Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag