13 Days Best of Tanzania

This wildlife safari tour features scenic tourist destinations, wilderness camps, luxury lodges, balloon safaris, Maasai tour, unlimited wildlife game drives and much more…
Highlights: Lodge safari for maximum wildlife safari and cultural experience in Tanzania with private 4x4 driver/guide.

Day 1: 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). (Impala or Naura Springs Hotel)

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara, this park derives its name from a Maasai word ‘Manyara’ a local name to Euphorbia tirucalli plant for livestock stockades which produces a stock proof hedge which is more durable than any made of cut thorn branches. This species (Euphorbia tirucalli) is found at the entrance/gate to the park.  Take an evening game drive, dinner and overnight (Lake Manyara Hotel)

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the Great Serengeti National Park with an en-route game drive in Lake Manyara and your parked lunch via Ngorongoro Crater and conservation area that allows you a visit to the historical Olduvai Gorge. Proceed through the Southern plains of Serengeti National Park, on arrival, you will take an en-route game drive to your lodge, arriving for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Ndutu Safari Lodge)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Ndutu area exploring this great wildlife paradise in search of the big5 among others, this will see you return to your lodge for lunch and after lunch relax at leisure before returning for an evening game. Dinner and overnight (Ndutu safari lodge)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, transfer for a game drive in Lobo exploring this area as well. After lunch, drive to Seronera the center of Serengeti national park for more game viewing experience in search for Carnivores like: Lions, Hyenas, Leopards, Wild dogs, Cheetah, among other animals, returning late in the evening, dinner and overnight. (Ndutu Safari Lodge)

Day 6: Serengeti West Corridor
After breakfast, depart Serengeti Ndutu area with your parked lunch to Serengeti West corridor that allows the opportunity to follow the migratory route of millions of wildebeest moving from Ndutu to Maasai Mara via the lowlands of Serengeti western corridor. Enjoy an en-route game viewing, arriving for an ease/relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Kirawira Tented Camp)

Day 7: Serengeti West Corridor.
After an early morning breakfast, you will take the entire day exploring the great wilderness in the west corridor where you will visit Grumeti River - referred to as a haven of residents hippos. Returning your lodge later in the evening. Dinner and overnight (Kirawira Luxury Tented camp)

Day 8: Serengeti Central
After an early morning breakfast, depart Serengeti West corridor early morning with your parked lunch to Serengeti Central area passing through a huge concentration of wildlife as you take an en-route game drive to the Central area, exploring this area, dinner and overnight (Serengeti Serena Lodge)

Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After your breakfast, depart Serengeti with your packed lunch for Ngorongoro Conservation area that allows you an en-route visit to Olduvai Gorge and Dr. Leakey’s museum proceeding to Ngorongoro visiting the Maasai Boma for cultural experience, before proceeding to arrive at Ngorongoro Crater rim. Dinner and overnight (Ngorongoro Serena Lodge)

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, transfer with your parked lunch, descend to the floor of the crater for a 6hours game drive; lunch will be served inside the crater floor. Later in the afternoon ascend to the crater rim for a final glance at the beautiful views of the crater, proceeding later to Karatu for dinner and overnight (at Gibb’s Farm)

Day 11: Karatu – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, depat Karatu with your packed lunch transferring to Tarangire through the rift valley escapement and Mto wa Mbu colorful market as we proceed to Tarangire national park lying on the southern plains of the Maasai land covering about 2600square kilometers. The park has an endless water supply from Tarangire river from which its name is derived making it the best to visit during the dry season as huge herds of wildebeest, Elephants, Zebras, Eland, Oryx among other species stage here till onset of the rain season in other parks/conservation areas, arriving for an easy/relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Tarangire River Camp)

Day 12: Tarangire National Park
After an early morning warm up tea/coffee, transfer for a walking safari, returning for a full breakfast; relax into the lunch and after lunch, transfer for a game drive in search of animals like: Lesser kudu, Eland, Lions and a multitude of baobab trees famous for tree-climbing lions. Return later for an easy/relaxed evening, dinner and overnight (Tarangire River Camp)

Day 13:  Tarangire National Park - Arusha
After your breakfast, take an en-route game drive as you transfer back to Arusha that allows a visit to some curio shops, cultural heritage for your glance of Tanzanite gem stones. Proceed to Arusha for your lunch at New Arusha Hotel and later to Kia Lodge for a day room for your refreshment before the final airport transfer to catch your flight back home.(Kia lodge is located near Kilimanjaro International airport with a state of the art swimming pool overlooking the white cap of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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