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14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour (Culture & Wildlife Viewing) Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti Parks & Ngorongoro

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

14 days Safari Tanzania Tour is a 14-day safari in Tanzania, taking you on amazing cultural tours and incredible wildlife viewing in the classic game lands of Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Your 14 days Safari Tanzania Tour begins in Arusha and then travels to Tarangire, a wild game park studded with mythical ‘upside down trees’ and Tanzania’s biggest herds of elephants. You then visit Mto wa Mbu Village and explore the beauty of Lake Manyara, with its thousands of flamingos and rare tree-climbing lions.

After that, visit Olduvai Gorge, the Cradle of Mankind, and the iconic Serengeti, renowned for its thundering Wildebeest Migration when nearly two million animals traverse the savannah and its rivers, pursued by Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Jackals, Wild Dogs, Hyenas, and Crocodiles.

Finally, it’s off to the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. Contained within the steep walls of this magnificent crater is Africa’s densest concentration of large animals, resulting in almost guaranteed sightings of the “big five”: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard.

Please note that this Safari Tanzania trip starts and ends in Arusha and can be customized to suit personal needs and preferences – at an affordable price!

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • A walking tour of Arusha Town
  • Thrilling daily game drives
  • Viewing huge elephant herds in Tarangire
  • Exploring the Cradle Of Mankind – Olduvai Gorge
  • Visiting a traditional Maasai Village
  • Watching the Big Five animals in their natural habitat
  • Spotting lions, leopards, and cheetahs on thrilling hunts
  • Exploring the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater
  • Cultural tour of Mto wa Mbu village
  • Witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Searching for Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions
  • Fantastic birdwatching & photography

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Arusha – Arusha National Park

Day 3, 4 & 5: Tarangire National Park

Day 6 & 7: Lake Manyara National Park & Mto wa Mbu Village &

Day 8, 9 & 10: Serengeti National Park & Olduvai Gorge

Day 11 & 12: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 13: Ngorongoro Crater rim or Maasai Village & Arusha

Day 14: Departure

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to Arusha

Day 2: Game drive in Arusha National Park & community walk or cycling tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & do a game drive

Day 4: Unlimited game drives in Tarangire National Park

Day 5: Another Full-day safari in Tarangire National Park

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. Have an en-route cultural tour of Mto wa Mbu Village & enjoy a game drive on arrival.

Day 7: Full-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park

Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti NP via Olduvai Gorge. Enjoy game drives on arrival.

Day 9: Full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 10: Another full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Day 11: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater & Do A Game Drive.

Day 12: Full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Day 13: Morning Crater rim walk or Maasai Community tour. Drive back Arusha

Day 14: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport & Transfer to Your Hotel Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will help you pack your bags in our comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle and transfer you to your comfortable overnight accommodation in the cool, lush, green city of Arusha, less than an hour away.

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania. The city is situated in the shadow of Mount Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak. It is also the starting point for the classic Tanzania safari tours to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Arusha National Parks.

The rest of the day is free for you to do as you please – rest after your travels.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Impala Hotel/Kibo Palace Hotel/ Arusha Coffee Lodge

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Game Drive in Arusha National Park & Community Walk or Cycling Tour

Day two of your Safari Tanzania Tour begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a 45-minute drive to Arusha National Park for an exciting morning game drive. This scenic little park of 137km2 is very quiet and has a wide variety of animals and superb birdlife.

Your game drive will take you through the park’s landmarks including the Ngurdoto Crater and Momella Lakes. You will enjoy fantastic views of the towering peaks of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro. You will have a chance to spot the acrobatic Colobus Monkeys, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, pink Flamingos, etc. After a game drive, return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, go on a community walk and explore the colorful local markets to get a feel for local life in Africa. If you have more energy, you can take a 2 hours cycling tour of villages on Arusha’s outskirts.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Kibo Palace Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge/Impala Hotel

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drive
  • Arusha community walk

Optional Activities:-

  • Canoe ride on Momella Lake
  • Cycling through villages

Day 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & Do A Game Drive

After a good breakfast at 8.00 am, embark on a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Tarangire National Park in the southwest. On arrival, check in to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive and see Tarangire’s wildlife.

Tarangire National Park is a lovely, quiet park famous for its huge elephant herds of up to 300 animals! The park is named after the life-giving Tarangire River which provides the only permanent water for wildlife. Its grassy savanna plains are dotted with Africa’s Mythical Upside Down Trees (baobabs).

Tarangire also hosts a dense population of wildlife, especially during the dry season months: June to September.

At this time when the sun has baked all water from the surrounding landscapes, massive herds of elephants, wildebeest, zebra, and impala, file in great numbers to the receding banks of the river. Masses of giraffe, buffalo, hartebeest, and gazelles crowd the receding waterholes. Predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards are drawn like a magnet to this buffet of concentrated prey.

The highlight of the Day: – Spotting huge herds of African elephant

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 150km/2½ hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Tarangire
  • Afternoon game drive

Optional Activity: –

  • Night game drive

Day 4: Unlimited Game Drives in Tarangire National Park

On the day of the Safari Tanzania Tour, have your first full-day safari in the wonderful Tarangire. You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, returning to your camp or lodge for lunch, and a short relaxation in the heat of the day.

Aside from being a quiet park, Tarangire is an amazing place, comprising granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and swamps. And it is one place in Tanzania where rare dry-country antelopes such as Beisa Oryx and Gerenuk are regularly seen. You will also look for Impalas, Waterbucks, Baboons, Cheetahs, Caracals, Honey Badgers, African wild dogs, and Dwarf Mongoose.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 5: Whole Day Safari in Tarangire National Park

Day five of your Safari Tanzania Tour begins with a good breakfast. Then, embark on another morning game drive, looking for animals and birds you may have missed out on during your earlier excursions. Again return to your lodge for lunch and some relaxation time before you head out again on an afternoon game drive.

Tarangire is home to 550 bird species, including the colorful Yellow-collared Lovebird, the Common Ostrich (the world’s largest bird), and the Kori Bustard (the heaviest flying bird in the world). The park is also good for raptors. Raptors regularly seen include the Bateleur Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Long-Crested Eagle, Martial Eagle, Fish Eagle, and Spotted Eagle Owl.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. En Route Cultural Tour of Mto wa Mbu Village & Game Drive on Arrival

After breakfast, today, embark on a 2-hour drive northwest to scenic Lake Manyara National Park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. En route, visit Mto wa Wambu village, one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side.

Take a village walk and discover the very social side of Africa’s rural life in Tanzania; from the small farms to schools, and markets. Observe the Makonde tribe’s intricate wood carving and tribal painting techniques and learn how the Chagga tribe brews their “Mbege”, traditional banana, and millet beer.

Afterward, continue to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the afternoon, go for a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park which is known for its large flocks of flamingos, tree-climbing lions, hippos, elephants, and large baboon troops.

The highlight of the Day: – Spotting rare Tree-climbing lions

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 110km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Lake Manyara
  • Mto wa Mbu Village walk
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 7: Full Day Game Drive In Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast, go for a full-day game drive. You’ll either have a packed lunch or stay in the park the whole day or return to the lodge for lunch and some time for relaxation before going for another game drive in the afternoon.

About 70% of the Lake Manyara National Park’s 325km2 area is covered by the shallow, alkaline lake itself.  However, the park is not all about the lake, there is much more to it! It has a variety of diverse habitats; acacia woodlands, wet forests, Baobab-strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps, and of course the lake itself. It boasts over 670 flowering plants and over 400 bird species!

It is also home to Buffalos, Hippos, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelles, Impala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Dik-dik, Warthog, Leopard, Hyena, Jackals, Honey Badger, Clawless Otter, and Egyptian mongoose.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day game drive

Optional Activity:-

  • Night game drive
  • Walking safari

Day 8: Transfer to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge. Enjoy Game Drives On Arrival

After breakfast on day 8 of the Safari Tanzania Tour, embark on a 5-6 hour drive north. Drive through scenic Rift Valley and Maasai villages before making a stop in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to tour the Olduvai Gorge Museum – located near the site where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis, one of the earliest members of the human genus in the 1960s.

Your destination today is the place where the land moves on forever – and Tanzania’s first game reserve, the Serengeti NP. One of the oldest ecosystems on earth, the Serengeti is home to Africa’s greatest concentrations of wildlife and it is renowned for the Great Migration, and the largest terrestrial mammal migration on Earth.

On arrival, enter through the southern region. Enjoy a game drive as you continue to your lodge or camp in central Serengeti. Have a packed lunch en route, so as to not cut into your game viewing time in this part of the Serengeti.

The area forms part of “the Great Migration” and is home to the Seronera River Valley one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) on thrilling hunts. Reach your camp or lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 250km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Serengeti
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Evening game drive

Day 9: Full-Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast, go on a full safari in Serengeti. You’ll return to your camp for lunch and relaxation and then go out on an afternoon game drive.

On the game drives, discover the heart of the Serengeti, the beautiful Seronera River Valley. The scenic landscape of this unspoiled valley is truly wonderful. Endless savannas stretch beyond the horizon.

Meandering rivers wind through pools, seasonal swamps, and open fields. The dark silhouettes of umbrella-shaped acacia trees rise above the plains and colossal granite kopjes loom in the distance, forming a classic image of quintessential Africa.

Seronera is the best place in Africa to observe large carnivores in action! It is not unusual to encounter all four large predators (lion, hyena, leopard, and cheetah) during the course of a day along with a multitude of smaller predators: mongoose, jackal, serval, and bat-eared fox.

After your first full safari in Serengeti, return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives in Serengeti

Optional Activity: –

  • Hot air balloon safari

Day 10: Another Full-Day Game Drive in Serengeti

On day 10 of your 14 days Tanzania safari tour, enjoy another full safari in Serengeti. You enjoy breakfast and lunch at the camp, with morning and afternoon game drives included.

Serengeti means ‘Endless Plains’ in the language of the Maasai People. The park contains the world’s greatest remaining concentration of plains animals.

Packs of African Wild Dog prides of Lion, Cheetah, Leopards, and Spotted Hyaena are often seen tailing herds of Wildebeest, Plains Zebra, Topi, Gazelles, Buffalo, Elephant, Eland, Impalas, and Waterbuck. Serengeti is also home to over 500 bird species including Common Ostriches, Southern Ground hornbills, Kori bustard, Secretary birds, Vultures, etc.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full-day Game drive

Day 11: Game Drive in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, embark on a morning en-route game drive as you leave the plains of the Serengeti to the rugged forested hills of the Ngorongoro. Travel through beautiful Masai villages en route.

Your destination today is the Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch, after which you descend 2,000 feet to the crater floor. Ngorongoro is a place of rare wonders as its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site confers.

Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, the world’s largest intact caldera provides a year-round home to an astonishing 25,000 large mammals including rare black rhinos, wildebeests, and zebras along with Africa’s densest concentrations of lions.

The Crater’s forests shelter elephants and buffalo, and its wetlands are home to hippos and flamingos while hyenas, wild dogs, leopards, and cheetahs make up the full range of predators. After a game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Ngorongoro
  • Game drives

Day 12: Full-Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy an early breakfast today and embark on a full-day safari inside the crater. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the 264km2 crater floor and return late afternoon to your lodge on the rim of the crater for dinner. Your route descends through the lush rainforests of the crater rim, 2000 feet down to the grasslands of the crater floor.

Despite its small size, the Crater is Big Five country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will spend the day exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds.

You will also see several of the area’s 500 bird species including Common Ostriches, Crowned Cranes, Southern ground hornbills, and flamingos.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Full Game drive

Day 13: Morning Crater Rim Walk or Maasai Community Tour. Drive Back Arusha for Relaxation

Your day 13 of the 14 days Tanzania safari tour begins with a leisurely breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter, take a guided nature walk around the crater rim for dramatic crater photographs. You’ll hike through gorgeous foliage with colorful wildflowers, birds, and lush trees. Learn about the traditional medicinal uses of the various plants, as well as animal tracks and scat.

After the walk, you embark on a 5-6 hour drive back to Arusha town for relaxation at the lodge. Today, you can also opt to visit a Maasai village in the Ngorongoro highlands. You will spend time with the villagers, find out about their way of life, and join in their lively singing and dancing.

There is then the opportunity to learn about some of the customary practices such as fire-making and beadwork.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Impala Hotel/Kibo Palace Hotel/ Arusha Coffee Lodge

Midrange: – Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: – Dinner

Drive Distance & Time:-

Activities & Services: –

  • Crater rim walk
  • Transfer back to Arusha

Optional Activity:-

  • Maasai village visit

Day 14: Transfer to the Airport for Departure

And so an amazing Safari Tanzania Tour. You can make some last-minute shopping before making your way to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.

End of the Safari Tanzania Tour

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

14 Days Safari Tanzania Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)