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6-Day Tanzania Safari: Explore 3 Incredible Wildlife Parks

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Enjoy this amazing 6-day Tanzania safari in a customized pop-up roof 4├ù4 Safari vehicle. Our experienced safari guide will ensure you have an unforgettable safari experience. For 6 days you will explore 3 of TanzaniaÔÇÖs finest national parks ÔÇô Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater.

You will enjoy thrilling wildlife game drives through the parks. You will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, Cheetahs, hyenas, Ostriches and Jackals. You will also have the chance to witness the great migration of wildebeest and zebras, one of AfricaÔÇÖs 7 natural wonders. And you will visit the ancient Olduvai Gorge, perhaps the most noted anthropological site in the world, known as the cradle of humanity. This steep ravine has yielded the earliest artifacts of man.

Highlights of 6-Day Tanzania Safari

  • Enjoy daily game drives
  • See the Big 5 animals in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy fantastic elephant sightings in Tarangire
  • Have incredible big cat sightings in the Serengeti
  • See the endless plains of the Serengeti
  • Tour Ngorongoro Crater ÔÇô a natural wonder
  • Chance to witness the seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Excellent birding near Tarangire wetland
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge ÔÇô the Cradle of Humankind
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the largest intact volcanic caldera on earth
  • Optional Maasai Village Visit

Summary of 6-Day Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Day 2: Visit Tarangire National Park

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Full-Day Game Drive in Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti Game Drive & Transfer to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge.

Day 6: Extensive Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Drive back to Arusha

Details of 6-Day Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Your amazing 6-day Tanzania Safari will start as soon as you touch down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport in northern Tanzania. This airport is not called the ÔÇ£Gateway to AfricaÔÇÖs Wildlife HeritageÔÇØ for nothing; you are close to some of the best-known wildlife reserves in the world.

YouÔÇÖll be met by our company representative, who will pack your bags in our comfortable vehicle and transfer you to a hotel in Arusha city, less than an hour away. Dubbed the safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha is located on the southern slopes of Mount Meru, close to the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

The city is close to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha National Parks. It was built by the Germans as a center of colonial administration due to its temperate climate. ItÔÇÖs also a major international diplomatic hub and has been a very important city in TanzaniaÔÇÖs history. It was also the setting for the 1962 film Hatari!, starring the legendary John Wayne.

YouÔÇÖll have dinner at the hotel tonight and also learn a bit about Tanzania. This fantastic country is one of the best safari destinations in the world, boasting some of the best game reserves on Earth. It also features incredible cultural richness and some cool geographical features, including Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain on the planet. After learning a bit about Tanzania, youÔÇÖll retreat to your room for your first night in Africa!

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Impala Hotel/Arusha Coffee Lodge/Kibo Palace Hotel

Midrange: Outpost Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Visit Tarangire National Park

After a delightful breakfast, you are taken on a 3 hour drive southwest to Tarangire National Park, with a stop at a central market in Arusha. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, have some time to rest before setting out for a game drive.

Learn more about this park as you look for the wonderful wildlife. Tarangire is a lovely quiet park off the beaten safari track. This beautiful park is known for its giant baobab trees, shimmering swamps, sweeping vistas, tree-climbing pythons, and some of the largest elephant populations in Tanzania.  

You cannot spend time here without seeing African elephants, feeding at the base of a baobab tree, strolling g through the riverine forests or playing in the mud of the marshes. TheyÔÇÖre often encountered in huge herds of about 300 animals ÔÇô an incredible sight for even the most seasoned safari-goers.

Elephants aside, Tarangire has one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife outside Serengeti. The dry season influx of herbivores sees a profusion of wildebeests, hartebeests, zebras, gazelles, elands, giraffes and buffalos near river and around residual pools. Such profusion of prey attracts the attention of predators ÔÇô mainly lions. Tarangire lions are renowned, not only for their marshy hunting techniques, but also for their habit of climbing trees.

Leopards, cheetahs, and the painted wolves of Africa, endangered wild dogs are also present. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as Fringe-eared Oryx and Gerenuk are often seen. Bird lovers will be mesmerized by over 550 species.   

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Oliver’s Camp/

Midrange: Tarangire Kirurumu Camp

Budget: Roika Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: ÔÇô Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park

Your day will start with an early breakfast and then hop into our 4×4 for a journey of about a 5-hour drive. You will travel via Masai villages and the beautiful farmland of Karatu.  You will drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area, skirting the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and into Central Serengeti.

The name Serengeti is known all over the world as a vast plain holding millions wild animals, including AfricaÔÇÖs largest population of lions. Spanning some 1.5 million hectares, the local Maasai people have a name for the Serengeti; ÔÇÿSiringetÔÇÖ which means ÔÇ£endless plainsÔÇØ or ÔÇ£the land that goes on foreverÔÇØ.

Serengeti has become world famous for its annual wildebeest migration. It is probably the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth. YouÔÇÖll enjoy a packed lunch en route, to not cut into your game viewing time in this part of the Serengeti. YouÔÇÖll reach your camp for the next two nights in the late afternoon.

After settling in, go on your first ÔÇ£officialÔÇØ game drive in Central Serengeti. In this part of the park, youÔÇÖre almost guaranteed several sightings of all four large predators (lion, hyena, leopard and cheetah)!

You will return to your lodge to freshen up and enjoy dinner around a classic African campfire tonight. Just sit back with a drink in hand, listen to the amazing stories of the other travelers around you, and just enjoy the time under the vast East African sky.

Accommodation: –

Luxury: ÔÇô Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge/Dunia Camp

Midrange: ÔÇô Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: ÔÇô Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Full-Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

You day four of the 6-day Tanzania safari start before sunrise today as this allows you the best opportunities to find animals and the best light for photography. A quick coffee and you are off on a morning game drive in Serengeti. YouÔÇÖll return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation in the heat of the day. Then youÔÇÖll go out again in search of more animals and birds on an afternoon game drive.

The endless Serengeti plains contain over 3 million beautiful wild animals. Prides of African lions, packs of painted wolves, spotted hyenas, Cheetahs, Jackals, and Leopards are often seen tailing the herds of Wildebeest, Zebra, Topis, Impalas, and Gazelles. Serengeti is also home to a diversity of grazers, including Buffalos, elephants, Hippos, Warthog, Eland, and Waterbuck.

Also look out for honey badgers, mongooses, monkeys, ostriches, secretary birds, Nile Monitor lizards, and massive Nile crocodiles.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Serengeti Serena Lodge/Dunia Camp

Midrange: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti Game Drive & Transfer to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge.

On day five of your 6-day Tanzania safari, you will rise with the sun and birdsong to another beautiful day on the grassy plains of Serengeti.

After a hearty breakfast at your lodge, you enjoy one last game drive as you transfer to Ngorongoro ÔÇô a natural wonder. En route, you will visit the Olduvai Gorge – one of the most significant prehistoric sites on the planet. It was here where archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered early manÔÇÖs habitat, including tools and other artifacts.

YouÔÇÖll continue to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, at the crest of the crater rim. From this vantage point, you can look down upon the verdant 260km2 caldera stretched out before you. Grasslands, swamps, and acacia woodland all appear as a colorful palette ÔÇô another world waiting to be discovered.

If you wish, you can take advantage of an optional visit to a local Maasai boma. Meet these indigenous herders in their village and learn first-hand about their centuries-old lifestyle and culture.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge/The Highlands

Midrange:  Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Extensive Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Drive back to Arusha

After an early breakfast, you will descend the mighty Ngorongoro crater for an extensive game drive. On the way into the crater, youÔÇÖll learn some cool facts about this incredible natural wonderland. Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. It is also the largest unbroken volcanic caldera on Earth. The caldera is surrounded by very steep walls rising 600 meters above the 260 square kilometer floor.

Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. Sometimes referred to as ÔÇ£the 8th wonder of the worldÔÇØ, it is best known for its breathtaking natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The grasslands on the crater floor contain almost 30,000 large mammals.

Ngorongoro is the best place in Africa to see all the members of the Big 5 in one place. Most of the animals here are very relaxed and habituated to the presence of humans and vehicles, and the cloud-draped crater walls make for dramatic pictures and memories.

After the cater drive, you will enjoy a picnic on the crater floor, before driven back to Arusha. If your flight is on the same day, then you will be dropped off directly at the airport. Safe Travels!

Accommodation: Not Included

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 6-Day Tanzania Safari

6-Day Tanzania Safari Inclusions

  • Ground transport in a 4X4 Safari Land cruiser/Van
  • Crater fees
  • Full board accommodation on Safari
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Arusha
  • Full-time English-speaking professional driver/guide
  • Complimentary bottled water while in the vehicle
  • All Park/Reserve Entry fees
  • Concession fees ÔÇô Serengeti
  • Extra lunches as indicated in the program
  • Tourism Development Levy ÔÇô In Tanzania hotels
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary

6-Day Tanzania Safari Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Other Beverages/ drinks
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities and any other extras not mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Extra meals not mentioned in the program
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages not mentioned, telephone, postage, laundry, etc.
  • International/local airfares not indicated in the program

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6-Day Tanzania Safari: Explore 3 Incredible Wildlife Parks