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Discover Tanzania's exciting wildlife from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area on this 8-day small-group safari tour. Explore the city of Arusha, known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. Then go trekking in the Arusha National Park, renowned for its other-worldly scenery and excellent trekking possibilities. Then visit the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands as you head for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Search for the world-renowned Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater and get a chance to view the Great Migration route in central Serengeti.
A leopard sleeps off a large meal in the heat of the dayMarvel at the wildlife and landscape of the Ngorongoro CraterA lioness keeps watchA Maasai warrior walks across the African bushWildebeest migrationLook for elephants on a game drive
Highlights
  • Explore the city of Arusha known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania
  • Visit the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highland
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater known for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife
  • Discover Seronera region set directly on the Great Migration route
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrival to Mount Meru Game Lodge

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are met and transferred to your lodge. Spend your afternoon at leisure or visit the Game Sanctuary, a haven for African plains game, birds including eland, ostriches, waterbucks, zebras, Colobus monkeys, small carnivores, and reptiles.

Resting at the foot of Mount Meru is the city of Arusha, known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as the base to explore the scenic surroundings, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro National Park. Travelers may look forward to exploring wildlife in Serengeti National Park, Arusha National Park, and climbing Mount Meru, Africa's fifth-highest mountain.

Day 2: Explore Arusha

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Today after breakfast, join the picnic lunch and drive to Arusha National Park for a game drive.

Explore Arusha National Park, situated in northeastern Tanzania, set against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The 552 square-kilometer park is known for its scenery and trekking possibilities. The area is divided into three parts: Mt. Meru, a spectacular volcanic cone; the Ngurdoto Crater, and the multi-hued Momela Lakes. The park also features a wide range of wildlife and plant species. Commonly spotted animals include Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog, monkey, flamingo, lion, and elephant.

Day 3: Arrival to Acacia Farm Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After having breakfast and upon check out, head to Lake Manyara National Park with a packed lunch. Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania's central-northern region offers stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife, including over 400 bird species and iconic tree-climbing lions, amidst acacia woodlands, forests, cliffs, hot springs, and swamps.

Leave the park at your convenience and travel to the Karatu region, where you stop at a local school before being taken to your lodge for the night.

Travelers heading for Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater pass through Karatu, Tanzania's northern highlands. Nestled under Ol Deani Volcano, this vibrant town offers various activities like exploring the marketplace, sampling local beer, visiting a traditional homestead, or guided walks through Ngorongoro Forest. Whether seeking cultural tours, hiking, biking, or an authentic rural Tanzanian experience, Karatu is an ideal stop between safari game drives.

 

Day 4: Explore Karatu

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a packed lunch after having breakfast and checking out. Climb up to the crater rim after completing the paperwork. You leave the crater floor and head back to your lodge at your convenience.

Ngorongoro Crater is located in Northern Tanzania and is known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife. The UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world's largest intact volcanic caldera. Spot the world-renowned Big Five and other wildlife species, including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions, offering travelers an array of wonderful activities, including bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, and visiting a local Maasai village.

Day 5: Arrival to Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Depart after breakfast and check out for Serengeti National Park with a packed lunch. Stop at Olduvai Gorge and Masai Village on the way. Return to the campsite for relaxation. Seronera is in central Serengeti, on the Great Migration route, offering views of the wildebeest phenomenon. Wildlife-rich, it has small campsites, the Big Five, and other species. Activities include hot air balloon trips, walking safaris, and guided game drives.

Day 6: Explore Seronera

After breakfast today, spend a full day on a game drive at Serengeti National Park.

Day 7: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, check out and board a flight to Arusha. An assigned driver will meet you on arrival and take you to Arusha Coffee Lodge's "Shanga Experience" for lunch. Here, tour the Shanga shangaa workshops and learn about their mission to help local Tanzanians with disabilities. Have a chance to purchase some of their products at the shop. Depending on the flight schedule, the driver will transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport. 

Accommodations

Mount Meru Game Lodge

Mount Meru Game Lodge in Tanzania
Mount Meru Game Lodge in Tanzania

Acacia Farm Lodge

Enjoy a restful stay at Acacia Farm Lodge
Enjoy a restful stay at Acacia Farm Lodge
Enjoy a restful stay at Acacia Farm Lodge

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge Pool
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge - Dinning area

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Included
  • 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Park and Entrance Fees 
  • Scheduled flight/s as per the itinerary, luggage allowance 15kgs per person.
  • 1 liter of water per person per day while in an Albatros safari vehicle
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game viewing in a custom built 4 x 4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle driven by a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Current Government taxes and levies
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Laundry Service
  • Balloon flight in the Serengeti (additional charge USD 681 per person)
  • International and domestic departure tax
  • Entry Visas to the country
  • All alcoholic & Non-alcoholic drinks

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