10Days/9 Nights Safari.
10 days of Exploring Africa Bushes .
- Manyara’s tree-climbing lions
- Tarangire’s elephants and baobab trees
- Walking safari and night game-drive
- Serengeti with her endless plains
- Ngorongoro, the ultimate wildlife experience
10 Days Safaris .
Experience all the wonderful terrains and wildlife on offer throughout the parks of the northern Circuit .
Experience the best of the open road on this once in a lifetime adventure into the Tanzanian wilderness. The journey can be tailored to your liking as the options are endless. Starting and ending in Arusha, you can design your dream adventure or let one of our safari consultants create the perfect itinerary according to your specification.
- Day 1: Pick up in Arusha area – transfer to Tarangire National Park for safari game drive – overnight in a lodge/ Hotel or equivalent
- Day 2: Full-day safari game drive Lake Manyara National Park – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara or equivalent
- Day 3: Safari transfer through Ngorongoro Conservation Area – half-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma or equivalent.
- Day 4: Full-day game drive Ikona Wildlife Management Area – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/Equivalent
- Day 5: Safari game drive northern Serengeti – overnight Africa Safari Maasai Boma.
- Day 6: Safari game drive via northern area to Central Serengeti – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/ Equivalent
- Day 7: Afternoon walking safari and sundowner – Night game drive – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/Equivalent
- Day 8: Half-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – safari transfer through Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an optional stop at a Maasai boma – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
- Day 9: Safari game drive Ngorongoro Crater – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
- Day 10: Transfer to Arusha area (JRO, ARK, Town hotel.
Tour Details .
Pick up in Arusha area – transfer to Tarangire National Park for safari game drive – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara/Equivalent
Arusha is the safari capital of the country and a busy ‘tourism driven’ city. You will be meet your driver-guide guide in Arusha and together you will begin the trip to Tarangire National Park to start your private safari game drive. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River, which crosses the park and is the main source of freshwater for the wildlife. This quiet park is famous for its elephant migration, bird life and authentic safari atmosphere. You will enjoy a packed lunch at midday and at the end of the afternoon’s game drive you will make your way to Africa Safari Lake Manyara. On arrival you will have time to refresh before finishing the day with dinner under the stars and a good night’s sleep in one of our comfy canvas
Full-day safari game drive Lake Manyara National Park – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Lakes and lookouts, hippos and happy adventuring
You only need to open your eyes and walk to the restaurant to enjoy the expansive views of Lake Manyara; the National park you will be exploring for the day. After breakfast your driver-guide will take you to the entry gates of Lake Manyara, an underestimated gem as far as game parks are concerned. The park offers a big ecological variety in a condensed area. From entering the park, the road winds through a groundwater forest area where baboons can be seen lounging in the trees and hanging out roadside. The mahogany and acacia trees are inhabited by the famous tree-climbing lions, if you’re lucky you might spot them lazing on a tree branch. As you make your way out of the dense bushland into the open grassy banks of the lake you will be able to see wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and large buffalo in abundance, grazing away. The lake itself is home to a large number of birds thriving by the waters edge. More than 400 species have been identified and one of the highlights are the thousands of strolling flamingos. Between all this beauty you will get to have a lunch break at midday and at the end of the afternoon you drive back to your lodge.
Safari transfer through Ngorongoro Conservation Area – half-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/Equivalent.
Countryside landscapes and roadtripping en route to Serengeti
Today you have a long and rewarding drive ahead of you, as you make your way from Lake Manyara region, through Ngorongoro Conservation area and into Serengeti National Park. The road will take you through the Maasai homeland, the only tribespeople permitted to live in the Conservation area. Traditionally nomadic, the Maasai people are rich in culture and can often be seen herding their cattle in brightly coloured traditional Maasai robes. They live in complete harmony with the earth, using their long ingrained family knowledge of plant life as a means for survival. Along the drive you will be able to spot giraffes, zebras and other animals. Prepare to be amazed when you catch your first glimpse of the endless plains of the Serengeti. At the time you arrive in any of the Serengeti lodges, you will have already had your first taste of game driving and the 14,000+ square kilometres that make up the wonder that is Serengeti National Park.
Full-day game drive Ikona Wildlife Management Area – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikona.
Path of the Wildebeest
Today you’ll only need to cross the road from Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma to start discovering this well-kept secret. Ikona Wildlife Management Area was established in 2003 to spread economic benefit derived from tourism to the 5 villages that form part of this community, and to create a buffer zone for the protection of the national park. This area supports a variety of wildlife across 242 square kilometres of pristine wilderness including herds of elephant, waterbuck, Black and White colobus monkeys, shy leopard and both the Greater and the Lesser Kudu. A little-known, but very impressive fact is that this is the assembly point of the wildebeest during their annual migration when the vast herds move in the direction of the northern Serengeti for the famous river crossing.
Safari game drive northern Serengeti – overnight Africa Safari Maasai Boma.
Stunning Serengeti and the miracle of the great migration
Today is a good day for an early rise, because you will head north from the lodge before crossing into the Serengeti National Park. It’s going to be an action packed day, with the sighting of the great migration as the ultimate reward. Today you head to the Mara river, approximately 3 hours drive from the camp. The Mara river is well known for the Wildebeest crossing. With a bit of luck you will be a witness to this spectacle! Around 2 million animals gather in search of fresh grazing pastures, and the sights and sounds are sure to leave a lasting impression. Moving slightly south-east you come to the Bologonja Springs, where it is easy to spot elephants that are always present thanks to the water sources available. You will spend the night at a lodge.
Safari game drive via northern area to Central Serengeti – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.
Following the movement of resident wildlife
After a good breakfast at Africa Safari Maasai Boma, or any other lodge you will depart on your adventure back towards Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/ Equivalent Your driver-guide will take you exploring, following the movement of resident wildlife, while heading towards your accommodation in Ikoma/Equivalent. There will be a stop for a nice picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoon you will reach the border of the park .
Afternoon walking safari and sundowner – Night game drive – overnight Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/Equivalent.
These boots were made for walking….
Enjoy a bit of a sleep-in and an easy morning around the campgrounds, read a book on the patio or simply make the most of having some downtime. This afternoon you will be making a walking safari. A truly unique experience, where you will have the opportunity to explore new territory and follow the animals on foot, accompanied by your very own professional trained armed rangers. The walking safari takes approximately 2 hours and ends with a sundowner while overlooking the Serengeti. Then back to the accommodation for a quick dinner as you will join in on a thrilling adventure; a night game drive. A spotlight is fitted to the vehicle and before you know it you catch the first reflections of the animals’ eyes. The night is another world altogether out there; interesting action of the nocturnal animals, different shades and shadows and unknown sounds. Typical animals of the night are Bushbabies, civets and genet cats, a rare Aardvark or Porcupine and others. Upon return perhaps a nightcap to warm up before retiring to your room for a good rest.
Half-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – safari transfer through Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an optional stop at a Maasai boma – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Leaving dust in your wake
Today you will traverse from Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma/Equivalent across the national park and exiting via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before arriving at Lake Manyara region. The journey of roughly 6 hours is an impressive car drive, allowing extensive coverage of the Serengeti National Park and the opportunity for game viewing en route. Covering an array of terrain along the way this is a road trip that displays the true colours of Tanzania. Cruising dirt tracks while passing open plains, bushlands, mountains, an abundance of wildlife, the Maasai tribespeople herding their cattle and children playing in the distance, this is a journey that brings the sights, sounds, beauty and culture of Africa together. Tanzania boasts stunning countryside and today you will experience it in its entirety while also having the opportunity to reflect on your experiences in the wilderness. As you look out over the ever-changing landscapes, wind in the air, leaving dust in your wake from the safari jeep, it’s impossible not to be present with nature and all the beauty that is on offer in this wonderful world we live in.
Safari game drive Ngorongoro Crater – overnight Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Nothing but Mother nature – Ngorongoro Crater Magic!
Be sure to wake up early today, so there is no delay on your descent into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you will be amazed by the beauty around you. Even more so when you arrive at the edge of the crater and take in the amazing view over one of the natural wonders of this world. The crater of this inactive volcano is approximately 3 million years old, 20 square km in size and the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world. Due to its natural borders, the wildlife in the crater is amazing. The crater is home to the Big Five and offers a good chance to spot the rare black rhino. Throw hyena, zebra, buffalo and elephants into the mix, and you have the perfect canvas for a pretty awesome safari experience. At the end of the afternoon, you head back to the lodge, for a well deserved nights’ sleep.
Transfer to Arusha area (JRO, ARK, Town hotel
Don’t do it! Departure day…
All good things end! Enjoy your last meal in any African Safari lodge prior to checking out, ready for your journey to Arusha. After meeting your driver-guide at the reception, you will head off on an easy two-hour drive back to where it all started; heart and camera filled with memories of your African safari adventure.
Serengeti National Park | The Wildlife
Serengeti Safari is among few African Wildlife Safari parks where you will find a huge variety of games at ease.
At Serengeti you will witness a huge pride of Lions, it is estimated that Serengeti has about 3000 to 4000 lions. This park has an outstanding number of Cheetah, Leopard, and Hyena.
This is a heaven for numerous Wild Animals includes topi, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, elephant, caracal, serval, bat-eared fox, hyrax, genet, hares, porcupine, aardvark, giraffe, jackal, mongoose, crocodile, monitor lizard, aardwolf, many kinds of primates including baboons, vervet and colobus monkeys the list still long.
For Bird Lovers Serengeti is a breathtaking destination for you, over 500 Species of Birds make Serengeti their Paradise. This stunning park guarantees an exceptional birdwatching experience.
Ngorongoro Wildlife Experience.
The Park is Populated with healthy black rhinos, African Elephant, lion, leopard, and hyena. Apart from Leopards who are a bit tricky to spot as they are living in the highly dense forest of Lerai, the rest of the big 5 can be sighted easily.
Whenever you visit Ngorongoro you are guaranteed to see huge herds of wildebeest, Zebra, and Buffalo. The Crater is stocked with other wildlife animals like , cheetah, jackal, Grant's and Thompson's gazelle, flamingos and bat-eared foxes etc .
Included in the price:
• Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on
• Transfers to and from the airport
• All game drives viewing in a custom-built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
• All parks entrance fees
• Transportation with a 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
• Professional English-speaking driver-guide during the safari.
• Bottled safe drinking water, soft and energy drinks in safari
• Current Government taxes and levies
• 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha.
Excluded from the price:
• International flights
• Additional excursions while you are in Tanzania
• Out-of-full board service at the hotel including body massage,
hotel excursions, bar & laundry services
• Entry visa to Tanzania
• Travel and health insurance
• Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage