Adventure, Nature & Culture - 8 days
For those wanting the quintessential Tanzanian safari experience, our eight day Complete Tanzania Safari offers the most comprehensive overview of the country's parks and cultures.
You'll visit all four of Tanzania's prominent Northern Circuit parks for unparalleled game drive experiences. The Wildebeest Migration on the Serengeti, the Big Five in Ngorongoro and tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara.
You'll also enjoy cultural experiences such as overnighting at a Maasai lodge to experience their fascinating culture firsthand.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your Serengeti safari adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - KILIMANJARO AIRPORT-MOSHI
- DAY 2 - DAY AT KILIMANJARO -AMINI AFRICA LODGE
- DAY 3 - ACTIVITIES AT MASAAI LODGE -ARUSHA
- DAY 4 - ARUSHA-LAKE MANYARA game drive
- DAY 5 - LAKE MANYARA -SERENGETI game drive
- DAY 6 -SERENGETI game drive
- DAY 7 -SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO game drive
- DAY 8 -NGORNGORO game drive, afternoon drive back to Arusha
DAY 1 - AIRPORT - MOSHI
The town of Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, is the center of coffee production in Tanzania. Worth a visit in Moshi and its vicinity are the coffee roasting factory, where you can learn more about the coffee growing and production, sugar plantations and the crops and coffee farms. You can also have a cultural trip to the nearby tribes and villages, learning more about the local Chagga and Maasai tribes. Kilimanjaro is also the main reason tourist come to Moshi, as the town is the main way to the most routes up to the mountains peak.
DAY 2 - KILIMANJARO
You'll start your Tanzanian experience with a visit to the Roof of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro.
The highest mountain in Africa has enchanted and challenged climbers from around the world for decades now, and you'll get a small taste of what climbers on the mountain experience as you take a picnic lunch and ascend to the First Hut.
Your day of trekking takes you through lush rainforest and you'll stop at a scenic waterfall to enjoy your picnic lunch before finishing your day's hiking.
You'll then descend and overnight in Africa Amini Lodge and exlore Masai tribe.
DAY 3 - AFRICA AMINI LODGE EXPLORE MAASAI TRIBE
After breakfast you will participating in Maasai lead activities such as guided nature walks to learn about traditional medicines, spear throwing, handicraft lessons, and more.
Today offers a rare treat for visitors to Tanzania, as you'll have the opportunity to experience life among the famous Masai people who call Tanzania and Kenya home. You'll visit the Amini Life Masai Lodge, where you'll get a mix of both traditional Masai life and luxury accommodations.
Highlights of your day include:
Traditional lunch featuring plenty of meat and vegetables
A guided nature walk through Maasai territory to learn about various herbal remedies
Spear throwing demonstration
Sunset singing and dancing ceremony.
You'll then overnight in your very own Masai hut, designed to be authentic while still retaining the creature comforts to which you've become accustomed. Feel the cool night air on your skin as you take a hot shower and fall asleep to the sounds of insects and night birds singing you to sleep.
After enjoying lunch at the Africa Amini Maasai Lodge you will be transferred to Arusha.
DAY 4 - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA
After breakfast, you'll depart from your hotel for Lake Manyara National Park.
The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.
Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.
Dinner and overnight in Karatu town, according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
DAY 5 - LAKE MANYARA - SERENGETI
We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!
We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.
It's a nearly four-hour drive to the Serengeti park gates, but you can choose to break up the drive with one or both of the below optional activities:
Oldupai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Oldupai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you can see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Oldupai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.
Maasai boma visit: Pay a visit to one of the famous Maasai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.
Both of the above activities attract an additional cost. Speak with your safari expert about adding them to your itinerary.
After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
DAY 6 - SERENGETI
You'll start your day with an unforgettable sunrise game drive across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as predators such as leopards and lions hunt for their morning meal.
Alternatively, you may wish to take to the skies with a sunrise hot air balloon safari and champagne breakfast. Ask your safari expert about how this can be added to your itinerary.
After your breakfast, you'll take a packed lunch and proceed for a day long game drive through the park. Your driver will pick a route designed to ensure you have the best possible chance of spotting the Big Five and the Wildebeest Migration.
You'll then overnight within the park.
DAY 7 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.
You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
DAY 8 - NGOROGNORO CRATER - ARUSHA
After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch in the park. Thereafter we will make our way back to Arusha