8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – Community & Wildlife Trips In Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

8 days Tanzania safari tour is a comprehensive 7 nights / 8 days safari in Tanzania that starts and ends in Arusha. The tour offers you the amazing culture and wildlife viewing experiences in three of the most spectacular national game parks in Tanzania: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.

You begin your 8 days Tanzania safari tour in Tarangire National Park, known for its high population of elephants, massive baobab trees, and amazing birdlife.

Your next stop will be in the Serengeti, which is famous for its huge concentration of wildlife, especially big cats, as well as for being the stomping ground of the Great Migration, which sees 1.5 wildebeests, 250,000 zebras, and 500,000 gazelles traveling over 1,200 miles in an annual race for water and green grass.

Finally, your 8 days Tanzania safari tour will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic crater known as Ngorongoro. Contained within the steep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa’s densest concentration of large animals, resulting in almost guaranteed sightings of the Big 5: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard.

You can book or customize this 8 days Tanzania safari tour to suit personal needs and preferences – at an affordable price!

8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy daily game drives
  • See Tarangire’s huge elephant herds & baobab trees
  • Watch Africa’s Big 5 animals in their natural habitat
  • Spot the Big Cats – Lion, Cheetah, and Leopard
  • See the endless plains of the Serengeti
  • Tour Ngorongoro Crater – a natural wonder
  • Stand a chance to experience the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Enjoy fantastic birdwatching & photography
  • Take a cultural tour of Maasai Village

8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

Day 2, 3 & 4: Serengeti National Park

Day 5, 6, & 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Maasai Village

Day 8: Arusha

8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Travel from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for a game drive

Day 2: Transfer from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Unlimted game drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Full-day game drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater & enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Day 6: Full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7: Morning Crater Rim Walk & Afternoon  Maasai Village visit.

Day 8: Transfer back to Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport.

8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel from Arusha to Tarangire NP for a game drive

Your 8 days Tanzania safari tour begins with a morning pick-up from your Arusha hotel and a briefing by your guide before you leave. Then embark on a scenic drive southwest for around 2 hours to Tarangire National Park – the land of iconic baobabs.

Arrive at your camp in time for lunch. After lunch, take some time to relax. Then, embark on a thrilling afternoon game drive.

Tarangire is a lovely quiet park, off the beaten safari track. Its open savannah grasslands are dotted with the iconic baobab trees of Africa, massive in size and believed to be up to a thousand years old. Spread among them are Tanzania’s biggest herds of elephants. You also search for buffalos, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, and antelopes as well as the lions, leopards, hyenas, and cheetahs that prey on them.

Tarangire is also home to around 550 species of birds, including dazzling Yellow-collared lovebirds, Common Ostrich, the world’s largest bird, and  Kori Bustard-the world’s heaviest flying bird. After a game drive, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Tomorrow you’re off to the fabled Serengeti!

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 2: Transfer To Serengeti National Park & Do an Evening Game Drive En Route

On the second day of your 8 days Tanzania safari tour, enjoy an early breakfast and have your packed lunch. Then begin an amazing African drive north.

Travel through the cool crater highlands, beautiful Maasai villages, and the gorgeous Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your destination today is the world-famous Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the home of the Great  Wildebeest Migration, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The boundless plains of Serengeti cover more than 14700km2 and are inhabited by over 3 million large animals and Africa’s largest predator population. Serengeti is also home to over 500 bird species.

On arrival, enjoy your picnic-packed lunch and a game drive as you continue to your lodge or camp in central Serengeti. The area forms part of the “Great Wildebeest 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.

You reach your lodge in the evening 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
  • Game drive

Day 3: Unlimted game drives in Serengeti National Park

On your day three of the 8 days Tanzania safari tour, enjoy a full day in Serengeti.

You begin with an early breakfast and embark on a morning game drive. You then return to the camp/lodge for a great lunch and some relaxation time before setting off again into the park on an afternoon game drive.

Explore the beautiful Seronera Valley. The scenic landscape of this pristine valley is truly magnificent. Endless savanna grasslands stretch beyond the horizon. Meandering rivers wind through pools, seasonal swamps, and open fields. The umbrella-shaped acacia trees rise above the plains and enormous granite kopjes loom in the distance, forming a classic image of quintessential Africa.

This valley offers some of the best game viewings in Africa. During the Great Migration, around 2 million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras pour through the valley in a thunder of echoing hooves and a haze of red dust.

But, the true beauty of Seronera is that no matter what time of year you might venture here, a whole world of life, drama, action, and wonder await! There are abundant non-migratory animals that thrill visitors year-round, including Seronera’s famous lions and leopards. After a game drive, return to your 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 4: Full Day Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

On day 4 of your 8 days Tanzania safari, have another full day in the Serengeti.

You’ll have breakfast and lunch at the camp with morning and afternoon game drives included. Serengeti is a Maasai word that means “endless plains. The plains host the greatest remaining concentration of plains animals in the world.

You’ll encounter vast pods of hippos, herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topis, buffalos, elephants, giraffe, elands, impalas, and waterbucks alongside their associated predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas.

During the game drive, you can even tick off some of the Serengeti’s star birds such as Fischer’s Lovebird, Mayor’s Parrot, Common Ostrich, Kori Bustard, Secretary bird, Rüppell’s Vulture, Southern ground hornbill, etc.

After another thrilling day in Serengeti, return to the lodge for final dinner and overnight here. Tomorrow, you go to the most famous crater on Earth!

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 5: Transfer To Ngorongoro & Enjoy An Afternoon Crater Tour

On day 5 of your 8 days Tanzania safari tour, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the camp.

After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive in the Serengeti plains as you drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater – another World Heritage Site. Pass rugged forested hills and attractive Masai villages en route.

On arrival at your lodge, enjoy lunch and then, descend 2000 feet to the crater floor. As you descend the crater, learn some fascinating facts about this incredible natural geological wonderland of Africa.

Formed by a massive volcanic eruption about 1.5 million years ago, this world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera (264km2), offers a year-round home to over 30,000 animals, including rare Black Rhinos, Blue Wildebeests, and Plains Zebras, along with some of the densest concentrations of Lions in Africa.

The crater forests shelter large herds of African elephants and buffalo, and the wetlands are home to vast pods of Hippos and flocks of Flamingos while laughing hyenas, African-painted wolves, 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 Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Safari 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 6: Full Day Game Drive In Ngorongoro Crater

On day six of your 8 days Tanzania safari tour, enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and then go on a full-day game drive inside Ngorongoro Crater.

You enjoy a packed picnic lunch on the crater floor and return in the late afternoon to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Ngorongoro Crater, sometimes referred to as “the eighth wonder natural of the world”, is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife. It is one of the only places in Africa where you can see all the Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo on a single game drive.

Ngorongoro also hosts more than 500 bird species, including colorful Golden-Winged Sunbirds, pink Flamingos, Common Ostrich, Secretary bird, Kori Bustard, Crowned Crane, Martial Eagle, and Long-crested Eagle.

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-day game drive

Day 7: Morning Crater Rim Walk & Afternoon  Maasai Village visit

Your day 7 of the 8 days Tanzania safari tour will begin with a leisurely breakfast at the lodge/camp. Then, take a guided nature walk along the Ngorongoro Crater rim for dramatic crater photographs. Hike through gorgeous foliage with colorful birds, wildflowers, and lush trees.

Your guide will teach about the traditional medicinal uses of the various plants, as well as point out animal tracks and scat. The highlight, however, has to be the mesmerizing panoramic views down into the Crater.

After a crater rim walks, you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, visit a Maasai village in the Ngorongoro highlands.

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. Thereafter, return to the camp/lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Crater rim walk
  • Maasai village visit

Day 8: Transfer Back To Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

And so an amazing 8 days Tanzanian safari tour. You will enjoy breakfast and embark on a 5-hour drive back to Arusha. You can make some last-minute shopping before making your way to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.

Please note: Extensions to Zanzibar, Uganda/Rwanda (for mountain gorilla trekking), or parks in Kenya can easily be arranged. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

End of the 8 Days Tanzania Safari Tour

8 Days Tanzania Safari 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

8 Days Tanzania Safari 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 Transfers (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)