Overview of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

The 7 Days Classic Tanzania Safari is an exciting safari experience traversing the most popular Tanzania wildlife safari destinations in the northern circuit. The featured destinations in this safari itinerary include; Tarangire National Park, Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Serengeti National Park.  The 7 days trips starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

  • 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania Highlights
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  • 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania Inclusion & Exclusion

Safari Highlight of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Day 1 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Day 2 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

Day 3 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

Day 4 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Day 5 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Central Serengeti – unlimited game drive

Day 6 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:  Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Day 7 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:  Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Day 1 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

Accommodation

Midrange: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do game drive

After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2hrs leisure drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP.

The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.

Accommodation

Midrange:  Sangaiwe Tented Camp (Full Board)

 Day 3 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Lake Manyara Biking Adventure & Hot local Lunch – Manyara National Park Game Drive

After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara. On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

Accommodation

Midrange: Tloma Lodge (Full Board)

Day 4 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

Day 5 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:   Central Serengeti – unlimited game drive

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

Day 6 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:     Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.

We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu for dinner.

Accommodation

Midrange: Ngorongoro Farm House (Full Board)

Day 7 of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania:     Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

Depending on your flight departure time, you will ascend and proceed to JRO for your flight back home.

End of the 7 Days Classic Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Inclusions

  • Accommodations and meals as specified for each day of the itinerary
  • Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
  • The services of a professional safari guide
  • Park and Crater entry fees
  • Crater Rim Walk
  • Airport transfers
  • Wildlife management fee
  • Lake Manyara Biking Adventure and hot local lunch
  • Unlimited Water supply throughout the safari

Exclusions

  • International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
  • Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person),
  • Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)