8 Days Tour Safari
Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire & Ngorongoro

The 8 Days Tour Safari takes you to Tarangire National park for a whole day, almost 3 days in the Serengeti, 1 whole day crater tour in Ngorongoro and a day in Manyara National park. The safari takes you around the best places in northern Tanzania Circuit. Visiting places such as Lake Manyara which is famous for its tree climbing lions, The Ngorongoro Crater which is known also as the Garden of Eden, Serengeti National Park.

- Highlights

  • Tour of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Big five Spotting
  • Visit Tarangire
  • Explore Serengeti
  • Arusha Town
  • Maasai Traditional Life

- Itinerary

The 8 Days Tour Safari will be a very fantastic tour to you, we will drive you to the most popular and best destination for the tours and game drive in the world, you will be able to see and take photos while your on the way to these national parks; Arusha National park, lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.
We will drive you to northern Serengeti for wildebeest migration
Do not hesitate to contact our team of expert to restructure the itineraries according to your requirements
Arusha National Park Day trip Walking

DAY1: Arusha National Park

The day begins with pre breakfast with picnic lunch around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sun-birds,Bulbuls and Olive Thrush. Breakfast and head for Arusha national Park with our packed Lunches, visit the various crater lakes catching up with the Macoa ducks, Egyptian Geese, Hotentot teal, Comb duck and many unusual waders, varieties of animal including blue monkey and black and white colobus. If you are lucky, you might also spot a shy red duiker. More common is the even smaller Kirk’s dik-dik. Giraffes are very common in the area around the Momella lakes. late in the evening drive you to Mto wa Mbu.
Dinner and overnight at the PANORAMA CAMPSITE

tarangire

DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

130 kilometers drive – two hours

After breakfast at the camp you leave early to the Tarangire National park. This is the third largest park in Tanzania and it is characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered in this park. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of Tarangire. The Tarangire River that flows all year round is the life blood of the park. Many animals; predators and the preys alike gather around the river where you can do excellent game viewing after game evening late afternoon you will back to your lodge for preparing to have walking tour with ranger for 2hours .
Overnight is at: Tarangire river camp

Serengeti 2

DAY 3: Tarangire - Serengeti National Park

The breakfast will be at 0600am. Pick up from the Camp at 0700am and drive to the Great Serengeti National Park with your Picnic Lunch Packed and game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. The Serengeti National Park is a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocodiles and more. Serengeti is one of the most comprehensive and appealing nature. Every day, hundreds of nature-lovers and tourists from all over the world visit the Serengeti.
Overnight at SERONERA CAMPSITE

Serengeti

DAY 4: Central Serengeti to North game

After breakfast, continue with both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is famous for its wonder ‘Great Migration’ where over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand plus zebras each year travel to follow the rains. In October and November they travel from the mountains of the north, southwards to the plains seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June the herds then make their return ward journey. Even without this mass migration, the Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that still cannot fail to enthrall.
Dinner and overnight at SERONERA CAMPSITE

Lake Natron flamingo

DAY 5: Northern Serengeti game drive

After breakfast we will drive you full game drive following the animal Migration at the Northern Serengeti where the migration will be. There you can see wildebeest, zebra, a topi hartebeest, eland, antelope, hyena and varieties of birds singing on the trees. You will also enjoy viewing the beauty of landscape & nature. Usually At the month of August and November, the migration reaches its northern range: the the herds cross crocodile-infested Mara River twice, as they complete their migration. Also we will be able to enjoy sunset at Serengeti between 18:20pm -18:40pm after game drive.
Later in the evening drive back to SERONERA CAMPSITE

ngorongoro crater game viewing

DAY 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The 6th day of 8 Days Tour Safari, after breakfast we will continue with game viewing in Serengeti for three hours after that we will proceed with game on route arrive at nabi gate for lunch and after that proceed to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Simba campsite

Lake Manyara 2

DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara

This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After the great exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to Panorama campsite for dinner and overnight.

Lake Manyara

DAY 8: Lake Manyara to Arusha

After breakfast the journey continues to the village of Mto wa Mbu near Lake Manyara. Over the years the village has attracted people from various ethnic groups and the wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities has created a multicultural atmosphere in Mto wa Mbu. After a short briefing your guide will take you on a walk through the village and its surroundings. From banana plantations to rice fields, from the local medicine man to the local brewery, from the paint and woodcraft workshop to the local school. The village walk gives you an insight into the daily village life. Lunch is prepared by a communal women’s group and served at a local compound. It consists of a wide variety of African dishes, giving you the opportunity to taste the traditional food. After this wonderful experience you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The protected area encloses a large part of the alkaline lake of the same name. This amazing lake is the seasonal home of a giant flamingo colony and many more waterfowls. On the lakeshore, you can also observe elephants, hippopotami, buffalos, guenons, banded mongooses and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes. Furthermore the park is well known for its “tree climbing lions”. Visitors can regularly observe lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. After watching the animals and exploring the national park, you leave the park in the afternoon and travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. Soon, the higher lands are reached and a wonderful view of the Maasai Plains and the Lake Manyara opens up before you. Photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views.

End of your 8 Days Tour Safari.

Safari package INCLUDES

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
  • Two  nights Hotel accommodation in Arusha town on the day of arrival.
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English Speaking guide
  • Professional safari cook
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Accommodation at basic camping during the safari full board
  • Camping fees at all national park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Package EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 550 per person), should be booked in advance
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook

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General Packing List

  • We highly recommend you to pack as light as possible. Always remember to leave space for souvenirs and gifts.
  • You should ensure that you have all the travel documents including passports, visas and money in your person.
  • A small pouch or a bag that hangs around the neck is recommended.
  • Strong and comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof are highly recommended.
  • Cotton and breathable socks.
  • Sandals or flip-flops

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport and Visa
  • Flight tickets
  • Your Safari Program
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Address book
  • US$ cash / Credit Card

First Aid Kit

  • Pain killers e.g. aspirin or Panadol (prescribed by your physician)
  • Insect repellent and mosquito repellents.
  • Crème for itches and rashes (i.e. Benadryl itch relief stick)
  • Cold and allergy medicine
  • Bandage, gauze and tapes
  • Malaria pills
  • Stomachache medicines
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Prescription antibiotics effective against a wide range of bacteria
  • Antihistamines
  • Ibuprofen
  • Prescription Medications
  • Multi vitamins

Electronics:

  • Camera, extra batteries and charger, memory cards, mini-tripod
  • Flashlight and headlight
  • UK plug adapter and transformer / voltage converter, if applicable
  • Personal music device

For the domestic flight here are the luggage restriction

  • Fastjet: hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Precision Air, hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Small Chartered and scheduled flights (Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Air Excel, Regional Air, Safari Link, <
  • Tropical Air and Zan Air), hold baggage of up to 15 -20kg per passenger.

Luggage

  • Waterproof Soft-sided bag of up to 20kg
  • Waterproof Backpack or small bag that you can hang around the neck

Dressing

  • Casual and loose fitting clothing like short/long sleeved shirts (camouflage clothes are recommended)
  • Lightweight breathable pants
  • Long-sleeved fleece or sweater for evenings and/or early mornings.
  • Night dresses/pajamas
  • Sun hats and scarf for the dust
  • When visiting the village, women should avoid short pants or sleeveless blouses/shirts or short skirts that do not cover the knees out of respect for the local customs and traditions

Toiletries

  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap (bar or gel soap), conditioner and shampoo with less fragrance
  • Body Lotion
  • Facial tissue and normal wet tissues
  • Comb and small mirror
  • Anti – bacteria gel, hand- wipes and Kleenex

Other

  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Binoculars
  • Money
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Candies and snacks
  • Playing cards, games and reading material
  • Travel pillow

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