9 Days Tanzania Standard Safari
This is our Everywhere Adventure safari and is just right for you if you want to experience everything that Tanzania has to offer. We’ll take you on a journey of sights and sounds and colors: a journey where you’ll witness a landscape of diversity and nature at its finest. From the golden plains of the Serengeti to the lush exclusivity of Tarangire; from the russets of Lake Eyasi to the Datoga tribe and onion plantation Then you go for the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll travel across a glorious patchwork of habitats framed eternally by deep blue skies, golden horizons and the indigo of star-filled nights. And all this, of course, with the opportunity to watch some of the most spectacular animals on the planet, including the Big Five. Adventures don’t come any bigger than this.
DAY 1. Arriving at Kilimanjaro international airport,
Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Moshi, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; or overnight. After the hot shower, we will take you around Moshi town for a local dinner and enjoy the nightlife around Moshi town. BB
DAY 2. MOSHI – ARUSHA.
Enjoy the Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Walk at Kurunge/Materuni, followed by a taste of the local lunch in the afternoon, after lunch drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Gran Melia Hotel, Local dinner then enjoy the Arusha city. BB
DAY 3. ARUSHA – TARANGIRE.
After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes to Tarangire national park for a game drive in the park. The park runs along the road of the Tarangire River and is specially made from low-lying hills on the good valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas within the south. Both the river and therefore the swamps act as sort of a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s season. The Tarangire park is reputed to contain a number of the most important elephant herds in Africa. This African park is additionally home to 3 rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, also as a couple of Ashy Starlings.
Dinner and overnight at Maramboi FB.
Day 4 TARANGIRE – MANYARA
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National park. This park is placed at the most dramatic location with a lot of underground water streams that make it green throughout the year. Overlapping habitats & permanent water supply attract many animals including herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, giraffe hippos & many antelopes. Primates like the baboon, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys,s and others inhabit this park. Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion & larger flocks of flamingos are the highlights of this park.
After lunch in one of the picnic sites inside the park, 6 days Tanzania lodge safari continues as you drive to Lake Eyasi for some cultural encounters. The driving is up and across the Great Rift Valley escarpment, reaching Lake Eyasi after about 1.5 hours. You will visit the Datoga tribe ‘The black smith’ they will take you around their homes and you will interact with them & ask as many questions as you can, then you will visit the blacksmith. Later afternoon you will walk along the Lakeshore for a wonderful sunset before driving to the lodge for dinner & overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at Marera view lodge Karatu
DAY 5. KARATU – LAKE EYAS.
After breakfast drive to Mto wa mmbu for a cultural walking tour to the village, farm, and market, then local lunch around the village, after lunch drive to Lake Eyas for visiting datoga tribe – blacksmith and onion plantation. Lake Eyasi is located in the Great Rift Valley, southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its salt-water levels experience dramatic changes with the seasons: in years with little rainfall, the lake can almost disappear. Near the shimmering lake, we will first experience a hunting trip with the Hadzabe, the last hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, before visiting a local blacksmith as he practices his craft, fashioning pots and weapons from scrap metal
Dinner and overnight at Lake ZIWANI LODGE FB
DAY 6. LAKE EYAS – SERENGETI.
Early morning before breakfast, drive to the bush for hunting with Hadzabe tribe, have bush breakfast then back to the lodge for early lunch, after hot lunch then drive to Serengeti national park followed by a game drive en route heading to the camp. At last! Serengeti, the incomparable wonder of Tanzania, will be the stage for the natural animal theatrics which will be performed over the next few days. Your game drive here combines the known with the unknown, the certainty that you will be amazed by the uncertainty of exactly what you will see and when. Changing light, a changing cast of animal actors, ensuring that at every turn there is a new experience. Snap off some memorable photos, but don’t forget to simply take a deep breath and enjoy nature in its real-time, raw beauty.
Dinner and overnight at KUBUKUBU LUXURY TENTED LODGE.
DAY 7. Full-day game drive in Serengeti national park.
Today is a full day of discovery, a chance to enjoy the varied landscapes of the Central Serengeti. The Seronera River weaves its way through this area, providing water for all species of wildlife. You will also see the distinctive rocky outcrops and the famous kopjes which characterize the Serengeti landscape. Lunch will be an unforgettable experience, enjoyed in the middle of the bush. Everything here varies with the seasons, but in May, November, and December migrating herds join the already rich population of resident animals that live here year-round. (In the rainy season, the landscape turns black with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest – a simply incredible sight.) Dinner and overnight KUBUBU LUXURY TENTED LODGE. FB
DAY 8. SERENGETI – NGORONGORO.
After breakfast with packed lunch boxes drive to Ngorongoro crater for a game drive. From the rim, we admire the incredible view and then descend into the vast crater itself. On one side there’s the Lerai Forest, a classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.
The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 wildebeest, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black rhinos. Many wildebeest and other herd animals are resident, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colorful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor. Like nothing else on Earth, the stunning crater of Ngorongoro is a unique home for many, many species of Tanzania’s wildlife. With some luck, you may even see a black rhino here. After exit Serengeti visit Maasai village.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena hotel. – Crater awesome view room. HB
DAY 9. NGORONGORO – KILIMANJARO AIRPORT.
After breakfast drive to Arusha for Lunch at Arusha Serena hotel, after lunch then drive to Kilimanjaro international airport for a flight back