This six-day safari and canoe trip northern Tanzania is made to accommodate travellers with constrained travel time. You’ll visit the well-known parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti National Parks and Lake Duluti for canoeing and leisure. You can see the one million wildebeest that migrate each year, the Ngorongoro crater, the biggest caldera in the world, and Africa’s Eden Garden. See the African buffalo, zebras, antelopes, ostrich, kori bustard, rufous-tailed weaver, grey-breasted spurfowl, and other birds, as well as all five of the “big five” (elephant, black rhino, lion, leopard, and African tiger).
- Enjoy exhilarating hunts, and see Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs.
- Admire the stunning Ngorongoro Crater.
- View the Serengeti’s endless grasslands.
- Delight in daily game drives
- See the sizable elephant herds at Tarangire.
- Discover Africa’s Big Five creatures in their natural environment.
- The opportunity to see the Great Wildebeest Migration
- Stunning birdwatching and photography are available.
- Canoe tour at Lake Duluti
- Tour Olduvai Gorge, the Cradle of Humanity, and a traditional Maasai village
Day by day Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Tarangire for afternoon game drive
After breakfast, you will travel for three hours to Tarangire National Park. When you arrive for lunch, check into your hotel or lodge. Tarangire National Park in Northern Tanzania is a beautiful, serene park known for its elephant migration, birds, and true safari experience.
Embark on a game drive in the afternoon to look for unusual species. Tarangire’s grassy plains are covered in Baobabs, Africa’s tallest trees and a home for various species. Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 300 individuals in this area. Discover around 500 distinct bird species, including the Yellow-collared lovebird, the world’s largest bird, and the Kori Bustard, the world’s heaviest-flying bird. Waterbucks, zebras, giraffes, elands, gazelles, buffalos, impalas, wildebeests, and hartebeests should be avoided. After dinner, return to the lodge for a restful night’s sleep
Day 2: Morning guided nature walk and drive to Serengeti National park
After breakfast, go on a guided walking safari through Tarangire National Park to view the footprints of elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, antelope, eland, impala, giraffes, and other animals. Get up close and personal with the creatures. Over 600 different bird species can be seen on this guided walking safari in this national park, including the beautiful Yellow-collared Lovebird, one of the world’s largest birds, and the Kori Bustard, the world’s largest flying bird. Raptors have been spotted in the park as well. Common raptors include the Bateleur Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Long-Crested Eagle, Martial Eagle, Fish Eagle, and Spotted Eagle Owl.
After lunch, go on a 5-hour journey to the Serengeti plains. Visit Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most significant archaeological sites. In 1959, Mary Leakey discovered in the gorge a 1.8-million-year-old ape-like cranium from an early hominin (human-like species) known as Australopithecus boisei. This discovery, together with the discovery of over 60 early hominid fossils, including Homo habilis, changed our view of human evolution forever.
Arrive late at evening in the Serengeti wilderness, site of the Great Migration, the world’s largest mass terrestrial animal movement. Even outside of the Migration season, the Serengeti provides excellent animal watching. Its lion prides are enormous, the birdlife is abundant, and you’ll see a variety of predators and plains species.
Enjoy a game drive on your way to your central Serengeti lodge/camp. The gorgeous Seronera Valley is located in this area, and it is the ideal place in Africa to witness Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs on thrilling hunts. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 3: Full-day game drive in Serengeti
After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the day on an early morning game drive to see nocturnal species in early predator-prey play. On the Serengeti grasslands, enjoy the spectacular sunrises and waves. The Serengeti, which means “endless plains” in the local language, is a breathtaking sight, with grassland stretching as far as the eye can see before merging with the sky at the horizon.
The Serengeti is home to the majority of Africa’s remaining animals. You’re on the lookout for Serengeti “Kopjes,” which are massive granite outcrops in the middle of a sea of grass. They provide abundant habitat for a diverse range of plants and fauna.
Explore the Seronera River in the afternoon, which draws numerous animal species due to its significance as a source of water during the dry season. This area is good for wildlife observation. The park’s diverse permanent wildlife population, which includes all five of the “big five,” is well-known. Because of the abundance of prey species, the Serengeti is said to have the most lions in Africa. Approximately 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem. These secretive animals, African Leopards, are frequently spotted. Dinner and lodging at the lodge.
All meals are included in the meal plan
Day 4: Game drive in Serengeti and transfer to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, go on an early morning game drive to see the variety of animals that live on the plains of Serengeti National Park, including huge herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topi, elephant, impala, and waterbuck, as well as African wild dogs, lion prides, cheetah prides, jackals, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Over 500 bird species may be found in the area and will be sighted throughout the game drive, including the Common Ostrich, Kori Bustard, Southern Ground Hornbill, and Secretary bird.
You will travel to the eighth wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater, in the afternoon. The crater is 2000 feet high, resembles Noah’s ark, and is home to almost all of the East African species. On the entire continent, it is one of the rare locations where you can view a black rhino. Africa is the continent with the highest animal population density. A river, many marshes, a soda lake alive with flamingos, a forest, and expansive grasslands are all found in the crater. It is renowned for having the largest elephants in the world with gigantic tusks. When you get there, check into the lodge for dinner and a night’s stay.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 5: Morning descend to the crater for game drive and drive back to Arusha
After breakfast, you make the 2000-foot descent to the crater’s base to take in its breathtaking natural beauty. To view the Big Five—the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo—enjoy the crater game drive. 500 different bird species, including Golden-Winged Sunbirds, Jackson’s Widow birds, Flamingos, Common Ostriches, Secretary Birds, Kori Bustards, Crowned Cranes, Bateleur, Martial Eagles, and Long-crested Eagles, can be found in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Enjoy a picnic lunch after the game drive before climbing the crater and leaving the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for the drive back to Arusha where you will be dropped at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: All meals are included
Day 6: Canoe tour at Lake Duluti and drive back to Arusha
You will be driven to Lake Duluti, which is located in eastern Arusha, after breakfast. From Arusha City, it takes about 20 minutes to get there. Join a canoe Tour in Lake Duluti for a tranquil experience to see the stunning scenery of silent forests and ponds with a sense of mystery. This is a really unique and tranquil 1.5 to 2 hour canoeing trip with roughly 1100m across and forested crater walls up to 200m high. The lake is bordered by a dense forest that is home to many reptiles, including lizards and snakes, and the lake itself serves as a haven for a variety of bird species, both flying and aquatic.
Discover the Giant Kingfisher, the Fish Eagle, the Darters, and numerous other birds. The safari comes to a close when you return to Arusha to your hotel or the airport in time for your flight.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Inclusions of this Safari
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- All ground transportation is provided by a 4×4 safari vehicle.
- An English-speaking safari guide/driver with great knowledge;
- Park Entrance fees
- All meals are included in the itinerary.
- Enough drinking water for the length of the trip
- All accommodations for the days stated in the itinerary
- A plane ticket and an overseas travel visa
- Gratuities and tips
- Life insurance on the safari
- Laundry charges
- Additional lodging before or after the safari
- Optional activities
- All other personal expenses