Tanzania Safari
Ultimate Safari

From $4385.00
9 day adventure
#culture#outdoor#wildlife

This itineray offers the ultimate in Big Five safari adventures! We visit all of northern Tanzania's main safari attractions, as well as some of the lesser-known ones, for a truly all-round experience. You'll get to see the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Olmoti Gorge, and Tarangire. You'll also get to go on many game drives as well as an exciting game-spotting walk around Ngorongoro Crater. Prepare to be blown away!

Highlights

See the Great Migration

See the Great Migration

Witness two million wildebeests and zebras take part in the world's largest land migration!

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

The crater is one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, and teems with wildlife!

Spot the Big Five

Spot the Big Five

The longer you spend on safari, the better your chances of seeing all of the Big Five!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    We fetch you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and head straight to our hotel in the pretty little town of Moshi. We have dinner together and Kazi shares the details of the plan for the upcoming days. Then it's time to get in some good sleep before we embark on our first game drive tomorrow morning!

  • Day 2 | Game drive in Tarangire

    Game drive in Tarangire

    After breakfast we head to a luxury tented camp just outside of Tarangire. And then it's safari time! Tarangire is renowned for its enormous elephant herds, so have the wide angle ready on your camera. Also look for lions, giraffes, hippos, leopards, warthogs ... the list goes on. Another winning aspect of the park is its iconic baobab trees. And then there are its massive, red-earth termite mounds!

  • Day 3 | Head to Serengeti

    Head to Serengeti

    Today we strike out for Serengeti. This is a fabulous drive, as the views are second to none. En route, we stop at Ngorongoro Crater to let you gaze on the massive depression that has become a true wildlife haven. There's also the option of visiting a Maasai village, which is a rich cultural experience we highly recommend. As we head to our camp in central Serengeti, the game spotting begins!

  • Day 4 | North Serengeti

    North Serengeti

    Today we explore more of the magnificent Serengeti. We head a little further north into the park, where you can see the enormous herds of the Great Migration at certain times of year. This is the world's largest land-based animal migration, and you can't really appreciate the magnitude of the spectacle unless you're there in person. This is Top 10 Bucket List stuff!

  • Day 5 | Great Migration

    Great Migration

    We enjoy another great safari game drive in northern Serengeti today. This is the section of the park that sees the famously mayhemic river crossings of the wildebeest and zebra herds of the Great Migration. They sense the danger, and plunge across as quickly as they can. But the stampede, the river current and the hungry crocodiles are formidable foes, and thousands don't make it across alive!

  • Day 6 | Ngorongoro walking safari

    Ngorongoro walking safari

    This morning we wend our way south towards our lodge at Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro, like the Serengeti, is home to the Big Five, so always keep your eyes open and your binoculars ready. There's the option in the afternoon of a walking safari along an upper contour path of the Ngorongoro Crater – we highly recommend this! You could even bump into some local Masaai herding cattle.

  • Day 7 | Ngorongoro game drive

    Ngorongoro game drive

    This is an epic day, as we drive down into Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive like no other. From the rim of the crater, the savannah and woodlands below look empty. But once you descend, you realise just how abundant the animals are. Expect herds of zebras, buffaloes, various antelopes and elephants, prides of lions, bloats of hippos and stands of flamingoes in the lake, as well as giraffes, hyenas, rare black rhinos, and more!

  • 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 you can hike to see pretty Munge Waterfall if you choose.

  • Day 9 | Departure day

    Departure day

    Today it's time to drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport and say our farewells and see-you-soon's. Everyone heads off with shared memories of an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

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!

Tanzania Safari Guide

The Northern Parks of Tanzania Itinerary
Tanzania Safari travel brochure

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