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Arusha: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Multi-Day Camping Safari

1. Arusha: Serengeti and Ngorongoro Multi-Day Camping Safari

Day 1: Arusha - Serengeti National Park Start your safari and camping adventure with hotel pickup from Arusha in the morning. Drive to Serengeti National Park with your complimentary packed lunch. Take a game drive en route to the campsite. Discover Serengeti National Park, known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration. It's a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife and is home to lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, eland, wild dogs, gazelles, crocodiles, and many birds, including Eurasia migrant birds. Have dinner and stay overnight in a tent at the camp Day 2: Full Day at Serengeti After breakfast, you will go on wide-ranging morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Your guide will locate the flocks of migrant birds and the herds. Spot carnivores like big cats and hyenas. See the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra in action. Learn about the park as you drive and see why the Maasai gave the park the name Serengeti, which means “endless plains”. Break for lunch and dinner at the campsite and spend one more night at the Campsite. Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Enjoy breakfast and check out of your accommodations before taking a game drive as you make your way toward the Ngorongoro Crater. During the tour, there will be an optional visit to the Olduvai Gorge at an extra fee for the museum. Have dinner and spend the night at Ngorongoro “A” Campsite.  Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor – Arusha Have an early breakfast and head to Ngorongoro Crater, where you will descend to the crater floor for game drives. See flamingos on Soda Lake and geese, storks, and vultures in the surrounding area. Then, break for lunch at the scenic Ngoitoktok Springs picnic site. After lunch, enjoy some final game viewing while ascending the crater. Finish your safari adventure with drop-off at your hotel in Arusha.

4 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Group Safari

2. 4 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Group Safari

Friendly Gorillas Safaris 4 Days Serengeti & Ngorongoro safari which specifically includes the profound Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park, has been designed to offer you a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience for a shorter and time-constrained period. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in three of the most spectacular national game parks in Tanzania. It's not a trip you want to miss! Day 1: Arrival in Arusha (pre-safari) Upon your arrival in Tanzania, our driver guide shall pick you up from the airport (which can be from Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport) and take you to your first overnight accommodation - Venice Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival in Arusha, you may have a city tour with the guide who will show you the Arusha city plus the Masai market. Overnight: Venice Hotel Day 2: Transfer from Arusha - Ngorongoro. On this second you shall have breakfast and a transfer game drive as you head to Ngorongoro Crater which is considered one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Today, you have the whole day exploring Ngorongoro as you see some of the fascinating animals like giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, multiple wildebeest, hyenas, etc. After the encounter, you return to your hotel overnight. Overnight: Ngorongoro Camping Site Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti After breakfast, you'll set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti as you have your Ngorongoro departure game drive. Enjoy an unforgettable Serengeti game drive and late evening game drive as you meet some of the profound wildlife of Serengeti including the wildebeest. This afternoon is reserved for game drives through the iconic Serengeti National Park. This vast wildlife reserve is famous for the same annual migration as Masai Mara, in which over a million herbivores migrate south from the northern to southern Serengeti plains during the short rainy season (October and November), returning north after the long rainy season (April to June). The Serengeti National Park provides excellent wildlife viewing all year, so we should see plenty of plains game and predators roaming the plains. Overnight: Safari Camping tent Day 4: Serengeti National Park tour and drive back to Arusha Early in the morning after breakfast, you'll set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. Enjoy an unforgettable Serengeti game drive as you meet some of the profound wildlife of Serengeti including the wildebeest. This vast wildlife reserve is famous for the same annual migration of animals. The Serengeti National Park provides excellent wildlife viewing all year, so we should see plenty of plains game and predators roaming the plains. Retreat from the game drive late afternoon and embark on the journey back to Arusha.

From Arusha: Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater Camping Safari

3. From Arusha: Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater Camping Safari

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire Start your day with pickup from your hotel at 7:30 AM. After meeting your guide, chef, and other clients, begin your 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its diverse landscape. The park is particularly known for its abundance of Ancient Baobab trees and for having the largest concentration of elephants in the entire country. Take part in a game drive through the park and try to spot lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, and others. Later on, go to the Tarangire River picnic site and enjoy the beautiful view of the river and animals. After lunch, proceed with the game drive and exit the park around 4:30 PM, where you will head to your accommodations for dinner and to spend the night. Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater The Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife park known for its beautiful crater landscape and for being a prime spot to see wildlife. After an early breakfast at 6 AM, head to the Ngorongoro view point and admire the breathtaking view. Then, descend the crater on a journey to find the black rhinos, the hardest animals to spot in the crater. After lunch, take a game drive, ascend the crater, and return to your accommodations in Arusha.

2 Days 1 Night Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater

4. 2 Days 1 Night Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1 - Arusha to Tarangire Pick up at 8:30 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full-day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you. Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 Hours) to Arusha On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

Serengeti: 3 Day Joint Group camping Safari

5. Serengeti: 3 Day Joint Group camping Safari

Day 1: Our adventure begins in Arusha, where you'll meet your fellow travelers and experienced safari guides. After a warm welcome and a brief orientation, we'll set off in our comfortable safari vehicles, ready to explore the wonders of Tanzania's wildlife and landscapes. As we head towards the Serengeti, you'll be captivated by the changing scenery, from lush greenery to vast savannahs. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of zebras, giraffes, and perhaps even the majestic African elephant. We'll make stops for scenic views and photo opportunities, ensuring you don't miss a moment of the breathtaking African wilderness. Day 2: Awaken to the sounds of the Serengeti as the sun rises over the horizon. Today, we delve deeper into this world-famous national park, renowned for its abundant wildlife. Lions, cheetahs, and the Great Migration herds are among the many species that call this place home. Our knowledgeable guides will share their expertise and lead you on thrilling game drives, tracking the "Big Five" and other remarkable creatures. We'll break for a delicious picnic lunch in the heart of the Serengeti, surrounded by nature's beauty. Day 3: After two unforgettable days in the Serengeti, we'll journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known as the "Cradle of Mankind." Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder teeming with diverse wildlife. Here, you might encounter rhinos, hippos, and a variety of bird species. As our safari adventure comes to a close, we'll ascend from the crater and start our return journey to Arusha. Along the way, you'll have time to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've collected. We'll reach Arusha in the evening, marking the end of this amazing 3-day joint group safari. This safari isn't just about witnessing the remarkable wildlife and landscapes of Tanzania; it's also an opportunity to forge new friendships and share your passion for adventure with fellow travelers. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey that promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper connection to the African wilderness.

5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

6. 5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha (pre-safari) Upon your arrival in Tanzania, our driver guide shall pick you up from the airport (which can be from Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport) and take you to your first overnight accommodation - Venice Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival in Arusha, you may have a city tour with the guide who will show you the Arusha city plus the Masai market. Overnight: Venice Hotel Day 2: Adventure Tarangire National Park After an early breakfast, you'll transfer to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. This is one of the exciting game drives that take you to experience some of the largest herds of elephants, and buffaloes, tree climbing, and more. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area full-day tour Exit Tarangire in a transfer game drive as you head to Ngorongoro Crater which is considered one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Today, you have the hole day exploring Ngorongoro as you see some of the fascinating animals like giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, multiple wildebeest, hyenas, etc. After the encounter, you return to your hotel for overnight. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 4: Ngorongoro to Serengeti After breakfast, you'll set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti as you have your Ngorongoro departure game drive. Enjoy an unforgettable Serengeti game drive and late evening game drive as you meet some of the profound wildlife of Serengeti including the wildebeest. This afternoon is reserved for game drives through the iconic Serengeti National Park. This vast wildlife reserve is famous for the same annual migration as Masai Mara, in which over a million herbivores migrate south from the northern to southern Serengeti plains during the short rainy season (October and November), returning north after the long rainy season (April to June). The Serengeti National Park provides excellent wildlife viewing all year, so we should see plenty of plains game and predators roaming the plains. Overnight: Africa Safari - Ikoma (Tented camp) Day 5: Serengeti Safari & Transfer to Arusha/Kilimanjaro On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. It's really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch. Afterward, we'll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, or whatever your next amazing destination might be (i.e. Zanzibar). Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

2 days Tarangire and Ngorongoro ( Joint camping)

7. 2 days Tarangire and Ngorongoro ( Joint camping)

2-Day Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari Adventure Experience the wonders of Tanzanian wildlife in a compact yet exhilarating 2-day safari that immerses you in the natural beauty and biodiversity of two of the country's most iconic destinations. Day 1: Tarangire National Park Your adventure begins in Tarangire National Park, renowned for its impressive elephant population and stunning baobab trees. After an early morning departure from Arusha, you'll arrive in Tarangire to embark on a game drive that promises to unveil the rich tapestry of African wildlife. Keep your camera ready to capture the graceful movements of giraffes, the distinctive silhouettes of zebras, and the vibrant plumage of birds that inhabit this unique ecosystem. A picnic lunch in the heart of the park allows you to relish the sounds and sights of the wild, surrounded by the natural beauty of Tarangire. As the day progresses, more wildlife encounters await as you explore the park's diverse terrain. After a full day of adventure, you'll check in at a comfortable lodge, where you can unwind, share stories of your experiences, and savor a delicious dinner. Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area The second day of your safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, an extraordinary World Heritage Site. Here, you'll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a caldera that boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Your day will be filled with awe-inspiring moments as you observe the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards – and numerous other species that call this natural wonder home. The striking landscape of the crater provides a dramatic backdrop to your wildlife encounters. As you enjoy a picnic lunch within this remarkable setting, you'll have the privilege of experiencing one of the most unique safari destinations in the world. In the late afternoon, you'll begin your journey back to Arusha, enriched by the memories of your Tarangire and Ngorongoro adventure and the knowledge that you've witnessed the best of Tanzania's wildlife in just two extraordinary days. This 2-day safari is an opportunity to explore and connect with the untamed beauty of Tarangire and the unique splendor of Ngorongoro, making it an ideal choice for travelers with limited time who seek an unforgettable Tanzanian safari experience.

4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

8. 4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park. Pick up from your lodge / hotel in Arusha, you will drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. This small gem of a national park hosts herds of Elephants, buffalo, Masai giraffes, zebras and a variety of antelopes that inhabit the park not forgetting a variety of monkey species and a large population of hippos that roam around the lake and occupy the lake itself. On a luck day you may see also spot the legendary tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park which are well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” trees. The bird life is also abundant with flamingos, pelicans, horn bills and plenty of forest species. In the late afternoon your driver will take you to a lodge at Karatu for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn at Karatu. Packed lunch and dinner included. Day 2 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you proceed via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area traversing the Malanja depression towards Serengeti one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you will make a brief stop at the Naabi Hill Gate where you can go for a short walk at the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granite boulders) where you can stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the paperwork. After lunch at the picnic site at the gate you continue on game drives all afternoon at the vast Serengeti National Park, named after the ancient Masai word ‘Siringet’, which basically translates to ‘endless plains’. Truly the plains are endless indeed. Overnight at Osinon Serengeti Camp at Seronera, in Central Serengeti. All meals included. Day 3 Serengeti –Ngorongoro Conservation area. Early morning game drive at Serengeti and visit to the hippo pools and Seronera Visitor’s Center if you wish. After a hearty breakfast in the bush camp you will then proceed with your game drives in the Serengeti back tracking towards Naabi Hill Gate again until early afternoon time to cross over back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you reach your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight will be back at the nice mid range lodge in Karatu; the Eileen’s Tree Inn. All meals included. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back Arusha town After an early morning breakfast you register again at the Loduare Main Gate and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch served) inside the Ngorongoro Crater at a designated picnic site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the Ngorongoro Crater with its approx 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see many animals at very close range including lions, zebras, hippos, elephants, jackals, rhinos, many other antelopes, as well as flamingos, and many birds and other species. After enough game drives and depending in your schedule your driver will take you back to Arusha where you will be dropped back at your hotel.

5 Days Budget camping Safari

9. 5 Days Budget camping Safari

Day 1 Tarangire National Park You will get picked from your hotel/accommodation at 7:30 am and get introduced to your guide afterwards you will begin your journey heading to Tarangire National Park(1hr 45 min drive). The park is popular for its assorted scenery. The park is well known for the overflow of ancient baobab trees and having the biggest herds of elephant in the entire nation. You will do a game drive through the park area in search of cheetahs, lions, giraffes, zebra. Later on we will go to Tarangire picnic site for lunch and enjoy the wonderful view overlooking the Tarangire River and animals around it. While having your lunch you will have close encounter from small monkeys and birds. After lunch you will continue with the game drive and later on exit the park and drive to Fig tree Lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Serengeti National park We’ll head out for the Serengeti after breakfast. You will travel a lengthy, bumpy road for roughly 4-5 hours while enjoying an amazing wildlife on the way up the crater highlands into the enormous Serengeti plains. We’ll make a stop for a picnic lunch before entering the park for an afternoon drive. We’ll head to Seronera campsite for dinner and overnight. Day 3 Serengeti National Park You start your day early by getting up before day break to set out on a sunrise game drive. Witness the morning sun, light up the savannah while hunters like leopards and lions take on their morning hunt. In the afternoon you will have your lunch before exiting the park and proceed to Ngorongoro Crater where you will have dinner and spend the night at Simba Camp site. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast you will descend to the Ngorongoro crater, considered to be one of the eight wonders of the world. Home to over 120 animal species including the legendary Big five, Ngorongoro crater is one the best safari destination in the world. It is one the parks you can see the endangered black Rhino, as well as a spot to witness enormous quantities of hippopotamus. From the solace of your open-top vehicle you will have an opportunity to spot countless other animals like lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, Elephants and cape buffalos. After exploring the crater you will head to the hippo pool and have your lunch, then afterwards continue with the game drive and later ascend the crater to begin your drive to Fig Tree Lodge where you will have your dinner and overnight Day 5 Lake Manyara National Park The park is just close to Mto wa mbu town, so after breakfast you will have a short drive to the parks gate. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, besides being relatively small the park has diverse animals. It is also a birdwatchers paradise, with a huge variety of bird species from flamingos, several birds of prey to the colourful-breasted roller. You’ll then begin your journey back to your accommodation in Arusha or head to the Airport if you have a flight to catch.

From Zanzibar: 3-Day Northern Circuit Safari with Flights

10. From Zanzibar: 3-Day Northern Circuit Safari with Flights

Explore the Northern Circuit of Tanzania during your holiday in Zanzibar! Visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater! Stay overnight in a unique accommodation. Wake up early in the morning for your transfer to the airport of Zanzibar. From here you will fly to Arusha, once you have arrived our driver guide will be awaiting you to take you to Tarangire National Park, famous for its scenic baobab trees and having the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania. Enjoy a full day game drive. Stay overnight in Africa Safari Lake Manyara, an accommodation located right next to Lake Manyara. Be amazed by its beautiful environment and the wildlife who are often seen grazing the grass on the campsite! The following day, after enjoying your breakfast, you will enjoy a full day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater where you will get the chance to see the Big 5. The Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as the 8th World Wonder, which you will experience for yourself! Stay one more night in our Africa Safari Lake Manyara accommodation. On the last day, after breakfast, you will experience a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions! After the morning game drive our drive guide will bring you back to Arusha, from where you will catch your flight back to Zanzibar. Once you arrive our driver will be awaiting you to bring you back to your hotel.

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I had such a great time on this safari!! Our drivers/guides were entertaining and informative and happy to stop for pictures as much as we wanted. Of course they make a lot of effort to find lions since that is the big attraction, but we were lucky enough to see two rhinos quite close, which was a delightful surprise. Was such a magical experience that made me feel like a kid at Disneyland. And we had good local food for lunch (we saw the packed lunches other groups had that looked awful). Spent overnight glamping at a lodge that provided a delicious dinner, had a bar, and even provided entertainment in the evening with music, dancers and acrobats. Plus I had a great group of other travelers in my jeep, which was nice. This is also a good price for a two day, two park safari. Didn’t like Tarangire as much as Ngorongoro, but happy to experience both and definitely recommend. Tour operators are very nice people.

Volker and me are very very happy to have our safari with Anuar and Freddy. We felt so good, with the animals that we have seen, with the landscape the wilderness in Serengeti, so beautiful. Freddy cooked the best diner and gave us the best tasting lunchboxes ever. Also the Ngorongoro Crater was one off the best experience that we had. Thank you for all the explaining, could you please say this to Anour and Freddy. Thank you so much, Asante Sana. You can do this words as an reference on you official homepage.

We were picked up by Gordan and Christian who were our guide and chef. Gordan was good at finding the animals and securing the Big 5 for us, in addition he could answer all the questions we had. A very nice and skilled guide. Christian cooked world-class food and made sure to set up the tent and everything else practical. All in all, a very good trip that can be recommended.

Everything very organized and well rehearsed, safe transport, comfortable accommodation. Driver and guide Malissa is the best I've ever met on all the tours in various places around the world. I strongly recommend the activity.

Fantastic. Liked Tarangire best as the animals there were much closer. In Ngorongoro the animals were at a great distance and we occasionally had to use binoculars.