12 Days The Best of Tanzania Safari – Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Ruaha, Mikumi & Selous
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will warmly be met by our representative and transfer you to your place of stay in Arusha for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire, Game viewing in Tarangire
Drive to Tarangire National Park for lunch, in the afternoon game viewing in the Park. Tarangire is the third largest national park in Tanzania and best known for its largest herds of elephants in Africa and one of the most remaining ancient trees in the world with full of amazing stories, the gigantic Baobab Trees! Here you will be able to observe a diversity of wildlife magnetized by the Tarangire River that allows animals to play and lounge around.Dinner and overnight stay in Tarangire.
Day 3: Game viewing in Tarangire National Park
Embark on a full morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Park is the wilderness experience in its own right! Tarangire is much more wooded than Serengeti with Acacia Trees and mixed woodland dotting the African Savannah of the Park. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while the migratory Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Gazelles, Hartebeests and Elands crowds the shrinking lagoons. It is also the one place in Tanzania where dry – country antelopes such as the stately Fringe – eared Oryx and peculiar spiral – horned Lesser Kudus can readily be observed. After lunch drive to the foothills of Ngorongoro for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Game Viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
Rise up early in the morning and descend down into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is such a unique safari destination, a veritable “Garden of Eden”. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, game viewing in the crater or more appropriately a caldera, is excellent as animals are everywhere! The caldera is reputed to contain the highest density of carnivores in the world. Dinner and an overnight stay on the foothills of Ngorongoro.
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
Today you drive to Serengeti National Park for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Serengeti is Tanzania’s most renowned national park and a home to the greatest concentrations of large mammals on the planet. The name Serengeti is derived from a Maasai word ‘Siringet’ to mean ‘endless plains’, and these rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; your ultimate safari country– here you are in the total wilderness of Africa with game viewing around you to give you, your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience! Dinner and overnight stay in Serengeti.
Day 6: Game Viewing in Serengeti National Park
The following day you will have game drives at your leisure and track wildlife in the Mighty Serengeti. Serengeti National Park never disappoints! The location of the camp is chosen to ensure you see the best of the wildlife in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay in the Serengeti.
Day 7: Fly from Serengeti – Ruaha
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Ruaha National Park, arrive for lunch. The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. The lifeblood of this untrammeled wilderness is the Greater Ruaha River that courses along the eastern boundary and attracts quite an abundance and a diversity of animal species including an impressive array of large predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, as well as packs of the highly endangered African Wild dogs. Dinner and overnight stay in Ruaha
Day 8: Game viewing in Ruaha National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Park. Ruaha’s unusual high density of antelopes is a function of its location which is the transitional between the Acacia savannah of East Africa and the Miombo woodland belt of Southern Africa. The Africa’s largest populations of Greater Kudu, the park emblem, distinguished by the male’s corkscrew horns are also found here. A fine network of game – viewing roads follow the Great Ruaha and its seasonal tributaries, where during the dry season – Impalas, Waterbucks and other antelopes risk their life to the predators for a sip of life – sustaining water. Dinner and an overnight stay in Ruaha.
Day 9: Ruaha – Mikumi, Game viewing in Mikumi
Rise up in the morning, after breakfast, drive to Mikumi National Park for lunch and an afternoon game viewing. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of Mkata floodplains, the popular center of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.
Day 10: Game viewing in Mikumi, Mikumi – Selous Game Reserve
In the morning embark on another game drive in MikumiNatioanal Park. Here you have chanced to observe Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala and Buffalo herds migrate across it while Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River. The equally impressive Greater Kudu and Sable antelopes haunt the Miombo covered foothills of the mountains that rise from the park’s borders. Later during the day, drive to Selous Game Reserve for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Game viewing in Selous Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in Selous Game Reserve. This is the largest game reserve in Africa and even the second largest in the world. The name of the game park dates back to the time of big game hunters in Africa, the British man, Frederick Courtney Selous. As fa as animals are concerned, the Selous is at the top of the list. The area contains the largest population of Elephants in the whole of Tanzania. The main artery of the park is the powerful Rufiji River, the site of many Crocodiles, Elephants and Hippos. Dinner and an overnight stay in Selous Game Reserve.
Day 12: Selous – Dar Es Salaam
In the morning you will experience wildlife on foot or from your boat along Rufiji River, followed by a leisure time at the lodge/camp. After lunch drive to Dar Es Salaam to connect your flight back home.
- An English-Speaking Professional Safari Guide,
- All Transport on Safari in 4 x 4 open-roof Land Cruisers,
- All Airport Transfers in Tanzania,
- All Meals in Tanzania,
- All Park Entry Fees and Crater Service Fees,
- All Accommodation in Tanzania,
- Temporary Medical Evacuation Membership Service for Emergency on safari,
- Soft Drinks during game drives-Water/Sodas,
- Domestic flight from Serengeti – Ruaha
Price does not include:
- Things of Personal Nature such as Phone Calls, Laundry, Drinks in the Hotels,etcetera,
- International Flights,
- Gratuities to your Safari Guides,
- Porterage, Dining & Room Tips,
- All Excursions not included in the Itinerary above,
- Balloon Ride in the Serengeti (Optional, USD 599 per Person)