7-day Tanzania Wildlife safari

Overview

This 7-day Tanzania safari begins and ends in Arusha, Tanzania and visits four renowned Tanzanian destinations: Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive, Serengeti National Park the highest wildlife populated, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. In this safari you assured of all the big 5 animals in Africa

7 Days Tanzania Safari Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara national park

On the first day of this 7-days Tanzania safari tour, you will be picked up by your driver from Arusha hotel, then go on a 2-hour, 120-kilometre drive to Lake Manyara National Park, where you will check in to a hotel or lodge for lunch and some rest. A large but shallow soda lake makes up about two-thirds of the park’s area in Lake Manyara National Park, which is situated at the base of the huge east African rift valley. Numerous creatures are drawn to the park, including one of the highest densities of elephants in Africa, the rare tree-climbing lions, plus sizable flocks of flamingos drawn by the lake’s algae.

After lunch, you will go on a game drive in the afternoon, with the possibility of seeing tree-climbing lions and other wildlife in this beautiful park. Later in the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 2: Transfer from Lake Manyara to Serengeti national park

The day begins with an early breakfast.  After breakfast, you go on an unforgettable African journey of around 6 hours and 280 kilometres north to the Serengeti National Park. Passing through the chilly crater highlands, lovely Maasai communities, and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, among Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, and the scene for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, which takes place from May to July, along with exceptional game-watching all year.

Upon arrival, enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive before continuing to the lodge in the centre of Serengeti. The Seronera River Valley is one of the best areas in Africa to witness Big Cats – lions, leopards, and cheetahs on thrilling hunts and is part of the “Great Wildebeest Migration.” You arrive at your lodge in the evening to rest, eat, and sleep.

Meal Plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Full Day game drive in Serengeti National Park.

On day 3 of your 7-day Tanzania safari, you will have an early breakfast before embarking on an exciting morning game drive in Central Serengeti. You will return to the lodge during the hottest hours of the day when you are going to have an ample meal, rest, and possibly take a siesta. On an afternoon game drive, you return to the park to look for additional animals and birds.

Enjoy the spectacular Seronera Valley, the Serengeti’s heart, with its infinite lengths of savannah-covered open grasslands mixed with umbrella-shaped acacia trees, meandering rivers, wetlands, and huge granite kopje mounds. One will see large pods of hippos, herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, topis, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, elands, impalas, and waterbucks, as well as their predators, which include lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. Over 500 bird species can be found in the Serengeti, which includes Fischer’s Lovebird, Mayor’s Parrot, Common Ostrich, Kori Bustard, Secretary bird, and others. After the game drive return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and a night stay.

Meal Plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Transfer from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater area

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping at Olduvai Gorge, which has a history reaching all the way back to the start of time. The skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man,’ referred to as the earliest man, were found here by anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey.

We should arrive at the caldera in time for lunch and settle into your lodge.  In the afternoon, descend almost 500 meters into the Ngorongoro crater to spend the rest of the day viewing wildlife. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, zebra, buffalo, hippo, and enormous African elephants, as well as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and leopard. Lake Magadi, one of the crater’s principal features, is a massive but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern portion. There are normally a lot of flamingos, hippos, and other aquatic creatures here. In the evening return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: All meals are included

Day 5: Transfer from Ngorongoro crater to Tarangire national park

You will be served a hearty breakfast at your lodge, afterwards check out and meet your Tanzanian safari driver for a transfer to Tarangire National Park, which is around 160 kilometres distant and takes approximately 3 hours to reach. You will check into your reserved lodge for lunch and rest.

Tarangire is a stunningly diversified wilderness with a riverine forest, massive marshes, and open woodlands dotted with Africa’s renowned baobab trees. Tarangire is also famous for its elephant herds and tree-climbing lions. It also has Africa’s typical large game as well as some unique ones, such as the long-necked gerenuk. The Park provides a safe haven for large predators and over 520 bird species.

You will embark on a game drive in the afternoon. During your game drive in the national park, you will encounter wildlife such as gazelles, impalas, zebras, and waterbucks, alongside the many different bird species of which the park is famous. You will enjoy viewing the sunset in the national park’s wilderness before being driven to your lodge for dinner and stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 6: Full-day game drive in Tarangire national park

After a leisurely breakfast, you will spend the entire day exploring the Tarangire National area, with morning and sunset game drives to explore the area in depth and a picnic lunch. Tarangire is a delightful peaceful park off the usual safari track, best known for its mid-year dry-season game viewing, when thousands of animals, particularly some of Tanzania’s largest elephant herds, congregate at the vital Tarangire River. Its vast savannah grasslands are peppered with hundreds of Africa’s prehistoric ‘Trees of Life,’ including the continent’s biggest tree, the baobab. In the evening return to your lodge for dinner and rest.

Day 7: Drive from Tarangire to Arusha for departure

You will have a leisurely breakfast at the lodge before travelling back to Arusha. Your guide will drop you off at a hotel or the airport for your onward travel plans, bringing this wonderful 7-day Tanzania safari vacation to a close.