10 Days Tanzania Safari

Wildlife, People & Culture Safari

Highlights: Wildlife to the Northern Circuit.

Day 01: Arrival and Hotel Transfer
On arrival, you will be met and received by your driver guide from African Crane Safaris who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight(depending on your arrival time)

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast, take a walk on the slopes of Mt Meru introducing you to this town’s lifestyle. Proceed to the food market to purchase some fresh fruits to take with you as you transfer to Tarangire national park. Enjoy an evening game drive in search of animals like: Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalo, impala, Gazelle among others with well over 550 bird species and migratory wildebeest, this will see you return for an easy evening, dinner and overnight (Tarangire Oliver’s Camp)

Day 3: Tarangire - Lake Eyasi
On this day, you will be transferred to enjoy an early morning game drive before returning to your camp for breakfast, after breakfast, depart Tarangire crossing the plains to the Rift Valley escarpment passing through verdant country side villages and beautiful Lake Manyara. On arrival, you will be transferred to witness a hunt by the last remaining Bushmen in Tanzania. After your lunch, transfer in search of the small dikdik, vervet monkey, fish eagles and hippos. Lake Eyasi – is home to the Hadzabe and Datoga, one of the last remaining Bushmen hunter-gatherers of its kind in Africa. Small in stature and speaking an ancient click dialect.Dinner and overnight. (Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp)

Day 4: Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro Crater
After your breakfast, depart Lake Eyasi driving across the crater rim passing through the grey lichen covered rain forest. Descend 600m to the crater floor where you will spend the rest of the day game viewing in the crater with your picnic lunch by the hippo pool, in search of birds and animals like: Flamingos, Hippos, male elephants (female elephants remain at the rim), Zebras, Wildebeest, Buffalos, Lions, the endangered black Rhino and Leopard among others, returning later to your lodge for an easy evening, dinner and overnight (Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge)

Day 5: Ngorongoro - Serengeti.
After breakfast drive to Nainokanoka village for a walk up to the small crater and visit the often forgotten Mange waterfalls. This provides a great opportunity to see these residents’ way of life and cultures before transferring to Serengeti with your picnic lunch heading to Ikoma area of Serengeti, arriving for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Ikoma Safari Camp).

Day 6: Serengeti National Park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer for a game drive in search of animals and birds like: Lions, Leopards, Cheetah, wildebeest, Zebra, Impala; Tawny eagles, Lappet-faced vultures among other species. Return to your lodge for a lunch break; relax at ease before returning for a second game drive, this will see you return to your camp late evening, dinner and overnight at (Ikoma Tented Lodge)

Day 7: Serengeti - Lake Manyara National Park
After your breakfast depart Serengeti for Lake Manyara National Park once referred by Hemingway as the most beautiful in Africa. This allows you an en-route stop over at Olduvai Gorge (the cradle of mankind), visit the small museum where the Leakey family discovered the first evidence of Homo sapiens. The park is also renowned for its tree climbing lions and millions of flamingos, arriving for your late afternoon/evening game drive, dinner and overnight (Kirurumu Tented Lodge, located on the Rift Valley edge with spectacular views across Lake Manyara.)

Day 8: Lake Manyara - Arusha
On this day, you will be transferred early morning for a walking safari along the rift valley rim that provides photographers with great panoramic shots ahead of your breakfast, take an en-route game drive in Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha that allows you a stop over at a coffee plantation on your way, arriving in Arusha for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Arusha National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred for a guided walking safari at the foot of Mount Meru that allows you a lunch break at Hatari Lodge, proceeding later for a visit to the Mulala Women’s Community Development Project before proceeding Ilkiding’a Water Falls, a natural beauty spot. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the Masai in their homes to see their way of life and cultures. After this day’s gorgeous activities, you will return for a relaxed evening Dinner and overnight (Arusha Hotel or Kibo Palace Hotel)

Day 10: Arusha - Dar Es Salaam City Tour
After an early morning breakfast, we depart to Dar es Salaam for this day’s activities visiting special interest areas of the city like: the world famous Mwenge Makonde carvers, Tinga Tinga artists, the Slipway for great local shopping and a small fishing village in the city. Lunch in the city; relax as you take the memories of your safari before the final airport transfer to catch your flight back home.

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