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7-day Essence of Tanzania

Unwind under vast African skies, in some of the few last expanses of true wilderness and arguably the best game viewing areas on the continent. From untouched Tarangire, to the world-famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park, this safari is run at a leisurely pace, allowing ample time to discover the wild, free spirit of this vast, awe inspiring country.  

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From
USD$2,937
per person sharing*

Highlights

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park

Includes

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals on safari
  • Park fees and entries 
  • Game viewing activities as indicated
  • Services of a driver/guide, support crew and cook as appropriate
  • Bottled water for game drives / in vehicle (not at hotels/lodges)
  • Maximum seven guests in a vehicle – all with window seats – no ‘middle’ seats.

Excludes

  • International flights 
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Gratuities
  • Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies and fuel surcharges
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and additional bottled water)
  • Seronera to Arusha optional flight 

Starts

Arusha, Tanzania

Ends

Arusha, Tanzania

Duration

7 days

Countries visited

Tanzania

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From USD$2,937
per person sharing*

Group Size

2 - 7 people

Safari Type

Lodges and Tented Camps

Accommodation:

Lodge and Luxury Tented Camp

Vehicle

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
An early morning briefing at your Arusha hotel kick starts your safari, before we head off away from the main safari route of the Northern Circuit, to Tarangire National Park, a true hidden gem. From Tarangire, we head up through the beautiful highlands to the farm rich area of Karatu on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro crater, where we overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge or similar. 

Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Incredible and unforgettable, today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your African travel bucket list. One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater offers spectacular game viewing in the crater. We can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the splendid backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls. Our picnic lunch on the crater floor will forever remain a unique memory.  Varied terrains and dramatic landscapes consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes make the Ngorongoro Crater a true marvel of creation. Overnight Bougainvillea, or similar.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
After breakfast this morning, we continue onto Serengeti Wilderness Camp, or Ndutu/North Wilderness camp, our base from which to explore the Serengeti for the next three days. Overnight Serengeti Wilderness camp/ North Wilderness Camp/ Ndutu Wilderness Camp.

Day 4-6: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Relax with three full days in the Serengeti, home to more than three million large mammals spread over vast endless plains.  It is here that we may encounter the fascinating spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game.   From January to March the herds can largely be found birthing their young in the southern area around Ndutu, before proceeding north through the centre and Western Corridor during June and July, eventually splitting to the west and north as they continue their way toward the Mara River. August to October sees dramatic river crossings which can only be considered Africa’s “greatest leap of faith”, before the herds return south in November to repeat this amazing instinctive procession all over again. Overnight Serengeti Wilderness camp/ North Wilderness Camp/ Ndutu Wilderness Camp.

Day 7: Safari Ends in Arusha, Tanzania
Morning transfer to the Seronera/Ndutu for your optional flight back to Arusha – or return by road. If you are staying in Northern Serengeti, a flight back from Kogatende airstrip is compulsory. It is an exceptionally scenic flight (weather dependent) across the sweeping expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments and the highlands of Ngorongoro.  

Accommodation

 

Destination

Basis

Duration

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

 

Ngorongoro Region

L&D

1 Night

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

 

Ngorongoro Crater

FB

1 Night

Serengeti Wilderness Camp

 

Serengeti National Park

FB

4 Nights

→ Serengeti North Wilderness Camp

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Key
L&D: Lunch and Dinner
FB: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch