Overview of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Your 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania or 8 days Tanzania wildlife tour is a wildlife trip in Tanzania to Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater & Tarangire National Parks. Your wildlife safari takes you on an 8 days wildlife encounter to the spectacular Serengeti National park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro crater conservation area and Tarangire National Park.
All throughout your 8 days safari with your driver guide, your trip starts from Arusha where a professional driver guide picks you up for a drive to Lake Manyara National Park where you arrive in the afternoon and undertake an evening game drive. In the morning, you have another morning game drive at Lake Manyara then after your driver guide transfers you to Serengeti National park arriving in the evening. You spend the next 2 days exploring the vast savannah plains of Serengeti national park. From Serengeti National Park, you then continue to Ngorongoro crater from where you are transferred to Tarangire National Park. The drive from Tarangire to Arusha marks the end of your trip.
Highlights of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Day 1: From Arusha town, you are transferred by a professional Tanzania safari guide to Lake Manyara National Park arriving in the afternoon for an evening game drive.
Day 2: In the morning after breakfast, you have another morning game drive at Lake Manyara park and then be transferred to Serengeti National Park arriving in the evening.
Day 3: You spend this day at Serengeti National Park where you undertake a morning hot air balloon experience and an evening game drive.
Day 4: This morning again you return to the endless plains of Serengeti national park where you spend the whole day returning to your lodging facility in the evening.
Day 5: After breakfast at Serengeti National Park, you are driven to Ngorongoro crater with a stop at Olduvai Gorge.
Day 6: You spend the day at Ngorongoro crater as you view wildlife in the magnificent crater.
Day 7: From Ngorongoro crater, you are driven by your driver guide to Tarangire National Park arriving in the afternoon.
Day 8: After early morning breakfast, you enjoy a game drive then after be transferred back to Arusha.
Day by day itinerary of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Day 1 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
After early breakfast at your lodging facility in Arusha town, a knowledgeable driver guide picks you up for a transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. On a distance of about 130km, you drive for 2hours 30minutes arriving in the afternoon for check in and lunch. After then, you go for an evening game drive in the beautiful park mostly covered by a shallow soda lake just at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The possible sightings here include Elephants, tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos. You later on spend the night at a booked accommodation in Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 2 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Early morning, you return to Lake Manyara National Park to increase on your sightings during this wildlife safari in Tanzania on a game drive. You sight the beautiful soda lake with bird species at sunset as you go on in search of several other wildlife species lasting about 2-4hours. After the game drive, you have lunch and then embark on a drive to Serengeti national park. Leaving behind the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu you descend to the heart of Africa one of the richest parks spending the night at a booked accommodation in Serengeti National Park.
Day 3 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Following morning breakfast in the “heart of Africa” you go for a hot air balloon experience. Floating on a hot air balloon over the spectacular wildlife filled Serengeti is an amazing experience and an extraordinary adventure. In the evening after lunch, you go for an evening game drive featuring the Serenora River which provides a valuable water source to the park which attracts several wildlife species.
Day 4 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
After breakfast, you will again get into the Serengeti plains where you go for a full day game drive wild viewing experience. On this day, you go to the Sogore River Circuit south of the Seronera River with possible sightings of the Lion, Thompson gazelle, topi, ostrich and the cheetah. After the game drive, a visit to the visitor Centre close to Serengeti Seronera Lodge will offer more knowledge on the wildlife and area of the park. You then have picnic lunch and continue with an afternoon game drive.
With your safari guide, you will follow the Kopjes Circuit that goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes and usually attracts a number of lions and some large cobras. During the dry season, the kopjes provide shade and drinking water in pools which attracts several wildlife species making it a prime game viewing spot.
Day 5 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
You take your last breakfast in Serengeti then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. Along the way, you stop at Olduvai Gorge which is known as the place where early man’s skull was discovered. You spend a moment here at a spot with significant links to human evolution.
Arriving in the afternoon, you have lunch then descend to the Ngorongoro crater for wildlife viewing. Rewardingly, the Ngorongoro crater hosts a profusion of wildlife like the wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopards to be sighted. At the Alkaline Lake Magadi, you get the chance to sight the beautiful flamingoes and other water birds.
Day 6 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
This morning after breakfast you descend 600m into this splendid Ngorongoro crater for a full-day wildlife encounter. Home to an estimated 30,000 animals, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world with probable sightings of black rhinos, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Predators like the lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. In the evening after the amazing encounters and picnic lunch, you return to a lodging accommodation in Ngorongoro crater where you spend the night.
Day 7 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park on the low-lying hills of the Great Rift Valley floor. The drive in the African wilderness takes you to a beautiful park covered with Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. After picnic lunch in the afternoon, you have a drive through the park that hosts the largest elephant herds in Africa, the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
Day 8 of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
On this last day of your Tanzania tour, after breakfast you have a morning game drive then after check out of your lodging facility and return to Arusha. The drive back to Arusha is about 3 hours marking the end of your trip.
End of the 8 days wildlife safari Tanzania/8 days Tanzania wildlife tour
Serengeti national park in Tanzania is home of the wildebeest in Africa of which a continuation can be sighted on a Kenya wildlife safari. For more tree climbing lion encounters and the biggest population of hippopotamuses, Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is the best option that can be tailored on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
In whichever way you want to sight wildlife in Tanzania, just plan your trip and you will have the best of Africa.