Tanzania Safari
Safari and hiking

From $4860.00
10 day adventure
#culture#outdoor#wildlife

This itineray is a showstopper. Not only do you go on Big Five game drives, but you also do two guided safari walks and take on a couple of challenging hikes, including a trek up an active volcano! To do this, we visit all of northern Tanzania's main safari attractions, like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, but also some lesser-known ones, like Olmoti Crater and Lake Natron. Prepare to be blown away.

Highlights

See Lake Natron

See Lake Natron

We explore the shores of Lake Natron, a caustic red lake that's home to a million flamingoes.

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

The crater is one of the eight natural wonders of the world and it teems with wildlife, both large and small.

Spot the Big Five

Spot the Big Five

We go on multiple world-class game drives to spot the Big Five, the Great Migration, and more.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Evening game drive

    Evening game drive

    We fetch you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and head straight to Tarangire National Park for an evening game drive! We then have dinner together and Kazi outlines the plan for the upcoming days. Then it's time to get in some good sleep before we head north tomorrow to the remote Lake Natron region.

  • Day 2 | Hike Mt Ol Doinyo Lengai

    Hike Mt Ol Doinyo Lengai

    After breakfast we drive to Lake Natron, a soda lake which often has algae blooms that turn it red! In the evening we trek up Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active volcano. We hike at night as it's so hot in the day. It's an incredibly challenging and daring climb that takes around 10 hours to complete. Those who aren't keen on the volcano can opt instead to do the Great Rift hike, which is also brilliant.

  • Day 3 | Ngare Sero waterfall hike

    Ngare Sero waterfall hike

    We arrive back from the volcano hike in the morning and head to camp to have breakfast and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon we take a safari walk by the lake shore, led by a local Maasai guide. We also do a guided 5 km roundtrip hike up a narrow gorge to Ngare Sero waterfall. This is a beautiful oasis and you can swim in the pool created by the falls – bliss.

  • Day 4 | Guided safari walk by lake

    Guided safari walk by lake

    This morning we enjoy a guided safari walk at the south end of Lake Natron. We look for large game on land, and the lake's famous flamingo stands on the water. Depending on the time of year, the lake could be red in colour from an algae bloom! We then drive west to northern Serengeti, where the game spotting begins the moment we enter this world-class reserve!

  • Day 5 | Great Migration game drive

    Great Migration game drive

    Today is all about the animals. Depending on the time of year, we'll either head to northern or central Serengeti to see the enormous herds of the Great Migration, the largest land-based migration in the world! If we head north, it's to see the famous river crossings, where the wildebeest and zebra herds plunge en masse across the Mara and Grumeti Rivers, fearful of crocs and the deadly current.

  • Day 6 | Serengeti game drive

    Serengeti game drive

    We enjoy another day of game drives in the world's best game park. The Serengeti is home to the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard), and our safari guide Kazi will be doing his best to ensure you see all of these magnificent animals, as well as the many other gems that populate the park, like cheetahs, hippos, hyenas, serval cats, kudus, impalas and giraffes.

  • Day 7 | Ngorongoro highlands

    Ngorongoro highlands

    Today we enjoy a half-day game drive in central or southern Serengeti. January to March is calving season in southern Serengeti, so we’ll be sure to head there if your trip is early in the year to see baby animals. There's also lots of predator action to be observed around these herds. We then drive to the beautiful Ngorongoro highlands for dinner.

  • Day 8 | Olmoti Crater hike

    Olmoti Crater hike

    Today we do something few include in their Tanzania safari but is a real treat: hike to the floor of Olmoti Crater! This is a chance to see some wildlife up close, and moreover it's a truly beautiful hike. You're also likely to see some Maasai and their cattle in the area. The crater floor is bisected by a valley river, and we can hike to see pretty Munge Waterfall.

  • Day 9 | Ngorongoro Crater safari

    Ngorongoro Crater safari

    This is an epic day, as we drive down into Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive like no other. From the crater rim, the land below looks empty. But once you descend, you realise just how incredibly abundant the wildlife is. Expect to see zebras, buffaloes, elephants, lions, hippos, black rhinos, hyenas and more! In the evening in we head to the town of Karatu.

  • Day 10 | Maasai visit & departure

    Maasai visit & departure

    Today it's time to drive you to Kilimanjaro Airport and say our farewells and see-you-soon's. But if there's time before your flight, we can include two stops en route: a visit to a Maasai boma for a rewarding cultural experience, and a visit to some shops to purchase souvenirs and gifts like beautiful Maasai fabrics and delicious Kilimanjaro coffee beans.

Meet our Local Leaders

Kazi Khatibu

Kazi Khatibu

Kazi is a professional safari driver with 15 years of field experience. He's also an awesome individual! Kazi's job is to look after you, show you around the beautiful game parks of his home country of Tanzania, and ensure you have the best African safari ever. :)

Chris Sichalwe

Chris Sichalwe

Chris started working on Kilimanjaro in 1999 and has since made it to the summit over 300 times. He's the founding father of Follow Alice Tanzania and loves taking people to the roof of Africa! He's the steady and competent hand you need, but also a great storyteller who adds so much to every trip!

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