12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

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Overview of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

The 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania comprises of an extensive wild game viewing experience in major parks of Tanzania, Private Wildlife Conservancy and historical tour to the Olduvai gorge – the famous spot where the skull of early man was discovered by Dr. Leaky in 1959. The Safari takes you to Sinya Private Wildlife Conservancy with the authentic cultural experiences of the Maasai, the Arusha National Park with magical walks on the foot hills of Mount Meru overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park with possibilities of exploring the Wildebeest Migration depending on the season.

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Day 1 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 2 & 3 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Sinya Wildlife Conservancy & explore its natural and cultural wonders

 

Day 4 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Drive to Arusha National Park, explore the park & take a walk on the foot hills of Mount Meru.

 

Day 5 & 6 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Tarangire National Park and do game drive & explore it in detail

 

Day 7 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater via Lake Manyara National Park. Do game drive in Lake Manyara National Park en route

 

Day 8 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Whole day wild game viewing and sightseeing experience in the Ngorongoro Crater

 

Day 9 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Serengeti National Park. Make a stop at Olduvai gorge

 

Day 10 & 11 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Explore the famous Serengeti National Park with possible sights of Wildebeest Migration depending on the season

 

Day 12 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Fly / Drive back to Arusha

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

 

Day 1 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Following a flight from your country of origin, you arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport one the main gateways to Tanzania, secure the Visa after which you team up with the driver guide to transfer to Arusha. The guide will brief you about the destination Tanzania and the safari in particular before you retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Meru Hotel Midrange / Standard: Impala Hotel Arusha Budget / Basic: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 & 3 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Sinya Wildlife Conservancy & explore its natural and cultural wonders

 After breakfast, you set on the drive to the Sinya Conservancy the famous private wildlife conservancy stretching to 55,000 acres in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro. The magical Views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the flood plains, acacia woodland and rolling hills present the beginning of the remarkable experience to the north of Tanzania.  The land of the Maasai and the Sinya arid land is noted to be among the few places on the continent of Africa where considerable counts of bull elephants which are over 50 years old with tusks of considerable size are usually explored. While some are migrants along with other herds from the neighbouring Amboseli National Park, the area itself features resident bulls. The Maasai people in this area still feature their traditional lifestyle and they present guided walks through the wildlife areas and the Maasai bomas. The activities include; wild game viewing, the cultural encounters with the Maasai people and their homesteads to gain an authentic touch and the Maasai Market if your visit happens to be a Tuesday. Accommodation: Kambi Ya Tembo

 Day 4 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Drive to Arusha National Park, explore the park & take a walk on the foot hills of Mount Meru.

After breakfast, embark on the drive to the Arusha National Park which is positioned in between the Mountains of Kilimanjaro and Meru. Arusha National Park is among the smallest hidden treasures of Tanzania and a home to Black and White Colobus Monkeys. The park shelters a range of alkaline lakes that are a darling to the Flamingos along with other bird species. The range of wild game like the Buffaloes, the Zebras, the Elephants, the Thomson Gazelle, the Warthog along with Giraffe also thrive in the park. The game drive will give way to the nature walk on foot hills of Mount Meru with overlooking views of the Ngurdoto Crater a preserve for wildlife. Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Hatari Lodge Midrange / Standard: Momela Wildlife Lodge Budget / Basic: Ngongongare

Day 5 & 6 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Tarangire National Park and do game drive & explore it in detail

After breakfast, you drive to the south of the Great East African Rift Valley heading to the third largest National Park in Tanzania – the Tarangire National Park. The park features magical geological landscape including the 9 vegetation zones with the remarkable baobab trees towering in the park with the multitudes of the wild game thriving below them. The River Tarangire is the main source of water supply and a range of wild game including lions, elephants, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, leopard along with numerous antelope species. The extensive game drives in the park present remarkable Tanzania Safari memories. Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Oliver’s Camp Midrange / Standard: Tarangire River Camp Budget / Basic:  Tarangire Safari Lodge Wild Camping

Day 7 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater via Lake Manyara National Park. Do game drive in Lake Manyara National Park en route

Lake_Manyara_National_Par After breakfast, you embark on the drive to Ngorongoro Crater one of the natural wonders of the wild. However, you drive through Lake Manyara National Park exploring the magical landscapes of the Eaat African Rift Valley. Spreading over 205km2, Lake Manyara National Park features lush and beautiful forest marked by huge mahogany and fig trees that shelter counts of blue monkeys and baboons.  The protected area is also home to counts of Buffaloes, the elephants, the Giraffe, Impala and counts of Hippos in the Hippo pool.  Retreat from Lake Manyara National Park exploration and embark on the transfer to Ngorongoro Crater driving along the impressive farms and small villages before approaching the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Midrange / Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Budget / Basic: Ngorongoro Farmhouse Wild Camping

Day 8 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Whole day wild game viewing and sightseeing experience in the Ngorongoro Crater

Following breakfast at the lodge, you set off to 600m down to the famous crater featuring one of the wildlife concentrations in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater inhabits a range of about 30,000 animals including the country’s remaining Black Rhino population.   The crater features an all round year water supply along with fodder and wild game like Zebras, the Wildebeest, the Buffalo, the Warthog, the Elephant, the Hippos along with numerous predators like Hyenas, Lions, and Cheetahs along with elusive leopard. The picnic lunch will be enjoyed at the floor of the crater.  An afternoon game drive before retreating to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Midrange / Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Budget / Basic: Ngorongoro Farmhouse Wild Camping

Day 9 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Transfer to Serengeti National Park. Make a stop at Olduvai gorge

After breakfast, embark on the 145km drive about 4 hours to Serengeti National Park. A stop will be made at Olduvai Gorge which is an ancient archaeological site that dates back to 1959 where the human ancestor believed to have been in existence 1.75 million years ago. The nut cracker man and the handy man discovery in 1960 were discovered at the site which makes a great destination relevant to any mankind thus worthy exploring. You proceed to Serengeti National Park for lunch and have an afternoon relaxation at the lodge Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp Wild Camping

Day 10 & 11 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Explore the famous Serengeti National Park with possible sights of Wildebeest Migration depending on the season

As the name suggests, Serengeti is a local word translating into endless plains and is popularly known across the world for its countless wild game, the remarkable landscapes and great Wildebeest Migration. The 6,900sq.mile park is a home to the counts of over two (2) million wild game over million Wildebeest and great counts of Burchell’s Zebra and Thomson Gazelle. The predators like the Cheetahs, the lions along with the Hyenas call it home. The remarkable picnics at the rock Kopjes and tour to the visitor center present magical experiences. Depending on the season, you can get a lifetime opportunity to catch up with the Wildebeest Migration crossing to the neighbouring Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya in search of the lush green pasture and water supply traversing the crocodile infested river that mark the border. It is a natural wonder of its own. Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp Wild Camping

Day 12 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania: Fly / Drive back to Arusha

This is dedicated for your transfer back to Arusha. You can consider taking a scheduled flight departing at 11:00am or opt for the surface transfer back to Arusha exploring the lush countryside.

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