12 day Tanzania safari
The 12 day Tanzania safari is among the long safaris that we offer to our clients. This wonderful tour was designed by safari experts to ensure that our client have the best memories of Tanzania. During this tour, you will visit Ngorongoro conservation area, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Zanzibar. The National Parks listed above offer a very remarkable wildlife game viewing experience.
This tour will be conducted by an experienced tour guides who are knowledgeable about the various tourism destinations in Tanzania. You will surely learn a lot from their experience. We have well-maintained 4×4 safari cars that are maintained to best standards for the safety of our clients. Each of the cars is kept clean and has the best amenities that ease the game viewing experience.
This wonderful safari can be customized according to your needs. Should you want anything to be changed within the itinerary, we shall make the desired changes to ensure that we fulfill your travel plans.
In terms of accommodation, you will have a variety of lodges to choose from- there are both luxury and budget lodge accommodation in Tanzania.
This wonderful safari is expected to start in Arusha. We shall pick you up from Kilimanjaro International airport to your hotel in Arusha. All this will happen before the start of the tour. If you arrive early enough, you will have the chance to take a tour around Arusha city.
We are flexible enough in our safaris. If you have a different pick up location in Tanzania, you shall inform us and we will surely visit that location to pick you up and start the safari
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Early in the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and afterwards, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is not very far away from Arusha. After 3 hours, it is possible to arrive in the park. Upon arrival, you will check in the lodge, have breakfast and later visit the park for game viewing.
The Tarangire River that flows through the park offers the required water for the park species. Tarangire is renowned for a large population of elephants. The first elephant to give birth to Twins was in Tarangire. Apart from elephants, other wildlife species to witness include the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyena, gazelles, elands, Topis, warthogs, crocodiles, hippopotamus, waterbuck, bushbucks and many other species. In the evening, you will return to the lodge where you will be offered with the best hospitality services.
Day 2: Full day game drive in Tarangire
Early in the morning, you will depart the lodge for a full day game drive in Tarangire. It is always necessary to explore the different areas around the park and that is why it is necessary to take this full day game drive. By evening hours, you will have a remarkable wildlife experience. Lunch will be served along the game drive. You will return to the lodge, have dinner and overnight
Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park. The route to Lake Manyara National Park is adventurous. Along the way, you will have magnificent sightseeing opportunities. Upon arrival in Lake Manyara, you will be transferred to the lodge where you will be served with delicious breakfast. Afterwards, you will be driven to the park for a memorable game viewing experience.
Lake Manyara is renowned for tree-climbing lions. Lions are seen climbing up the tree- trunks. It is amazing to take various photos of this amazing experience. By evening hours, you will surely have a remarkable experience
Day 5: Full day Lake Manyara
Early in the morning, you will drive to the park for another game drive. Lake Manyara hosts several wildlife species. Some of the common species within the park include leopards, crocodiles, hippopotamus, elands, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbuck, vervet monkeys, baboons, zebra, hyena, cheetah, giraffes, elephants, and many more.
These various species exhibit wonderful wild behaviors. For example, it is amazing to see the predators hunting down their prey. Lake Manyara National Park was named after Lake Manyara that flows through the park. This wonderful lake provides water to the park inhabitants. By evening hours, you will have a remarkable wildlife experience. Dinner and overnight at lodge
Day 6: Ngorongoro
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Ngorongoro conservational area. After approximately 1 hour, you will have arrived at the loduare gate where you will be allowed to access the park. Upon entering, you will drive to the Ngorongoro crater rim view area where you will have magnificent views of the crater floor. This area is great to take wonderful memorable photos.
After such a breathtaking sightseeing experience, you will be driven to the crater floor for an amazing wildlife experience. Ngorongoro is among the prime game viewing destinations in Tanzania. It is possible to witness the African big 5- lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, and leopards in Ngorongoro. Other species to expect include the wildebeest, crocodiles, hippopotamus, warthogs, elands, Topis, gazelles, wild dogs, zebras, giraffes and many more.
A delicious lunch will be served at the hippo pool picnic site. This wonderful picnic site will enable you to watch the hippos in their water holes as you are enjoying your lunch. In the evening, after the game drive, you will drive back to the crater rim, enjoy the sunset and afterwards, you will be transferred to a lodge where you will have wonderful meals and a calm night sleep
Day 7: Full day game drive in Ngorongoro
This full day game drive is highly essential. You will have enough time to visit the crater floor while witnessing various wild species. On this day, you will have the chance to look out for some of the wildlife species that you haven’t witnessed while in Ngorongoro.
The game drive will start early in the morning until evening. Lunch will be served at the hippo pool picnic site. By evening hours, you will have a remarkable wildlife experience. Later, you will return to the lodge where you will be served with marvelous wild experiences.
Day 8: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
On this day, you will visit the Ngorongoro crater floor where you will participate in either a nature walk or visit the Maasai Villages. The nature walk will give you a chance to walk to the forest while seeking out various wild species. There are designated routes which are used for walks around the Ngorongoro. Maasai people are some of the popular ethnic tribes in Africa.
If you visit their villages, you will have enough time to learn about their history and way of life. After one of the experience, you will be driven to Serengeti. You are likely to arrive in the evening hours. Upon arrival, you will check in your lodge, relax, enjoy the sundowner or welcome drink and later you will be served with dinner.
Day 9: Full day game drive Serengeti
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Serengeti National Park for an adventurous game viewing experience. On this day, you will visit the Serengeti endless plains while seeking out for different wildlife species. The areas of visit will be highly determined depending on the current whereabouts of the wildlife species.
These animals tend to migrate while looking for something to eat. Drivers usually share current information among themselves when carrying out these game drives. Serengeti National Park is home to various wildlife species.
Some of the common species include the African big 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, and leopards. Other species within the park include the wildebeest, crocodiles, hippopotamus, elands, Topis, gazelles, hyena, giraffes, cheetah, warthogs, waterbuck, bushbucks and many other species. By evening hours, you will have wonderful memories of the park.
You will have a remarkable sunset experience and afterwards, you will return to the lodge where you will be served with hot and delicious meals.
Day 10: Another full day Serengeti experience
Early in the morning, you will be driven to the park for an adventurous wildlife experience. During this day, you are likely to visit the western corridor and Northern Serengeti for a remarkable wildlife adventure. Our tour guides are very knowledgeable about Serengeti; you will surely benefit a lot from their wisdom. By evening, you will have great wildlife memories.
Day 11: Serengeti – Zanzibar
Early in the morning, you will be driven to the hot-air balloon launch site. At the site, you will board the hot-air balloon where you will have a remarkable aerial view of the park’s inhabitants. This wonderful flight will enable you to take wonderful and remarkable aerial photos.
Upon landing, you will be served with delicious bush breakfast. Afterwards, you will be driven to the seronera airstrip where you will take a flight to Zanzibar. Our tour guide stationed in Zanzibar will be waiting for you to be transferred to the city.
Upon meeting, you will be driven to the stone town where you visit several iconic attractions such as the spice market, the once slave market, sultan palace and other iconic tourism attractions. Later, you will be driven to the hotel where you will spend the rest of the day. Delicious dinner will be served at the hotel
Day 12: Airport
This is the final day of this extensive 12 day Tanzania safari however you will have the opportunity to stay for more days in Zanzibar while participating in other tourism activities. Early in the morning, our tour guide will visit the hotel to pick you up and drive you to one of the beaches where you will be soaked with a great beach life. Beaches in Zanzibar have crystal clear waters, powdered white sand and very beautiful palm trees. Imagine yourself walking around this swaying palm trees while enjoying the beach. At the beach, you will participate in any beach activity. You will have lunch at one of the beach restaurants. Later, you will be driven to the airport where you will take a flight back home.
The tour includes:
Transportation during the safari, Accommodation, park entrance fees, Meals, Tour guide fees
The tour excludes:
Personal items, Visa fees, gifts, travel and medical insurance, Air ticket to and from Tanzania, Laundry, Souvenirs