8 Days Exclusive Lodge Safari to Tanzania and Culture



This safari takes you to some of the lodges in northern Tanzania with the best views and action-packed areas, start in Tarangire and stay at the Safari Lodge with an awesome view of the Tarangire River before moving to Serengeti and stay at the sopa lodge with an incredible view of the Serengeti plains while the Ngorongoro sopa offers an incredible panoramic view of the Ngorongoro crater while ticking the big five and amazing sightings of the big cats.

Day by Day

Day 1:
Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

Pick up from your hotel after the safari briefing and drive to Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, the park has a great landscape and scenery dotted with huge magnificent baobab trees which offers water from the bark of elephants during the dry season. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of the game drive as is the only source of water in the park and all animals come down to drink here. The sightings of the day can be elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, lions, zebras, and wildebeests. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire safari lodge.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge | Tarangire sopa lodge

Day 2:
Full-day Tarangire National Park

This day will be spent entirely on game viewing through the park and exploring the park’s vast habitats and landscape. During the months of June to November when we have the seasonal migration of wildebeest and zebras the park bust into life with possibly the biggest concentration of wildlife outside Serengeti national park and the largest population of elephants per square kilometers in the world. Other sightings will include lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, and buffaloes, and if you are lucky the rare wild dogs are found here. In the late afternoon stop for your bush sundowner drinks which will be made by your guide. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire safari lodge.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge | Tarangire sopa lodge

Day 3:
Tarangire National Park to Mto Wa Mbu to Karatu.

After breakfast embark on a game drive on your way out of the park enjoying bird songs and other animals and bird sighting after proceeding to the small village town of Mto Wa mbu where you are going to do a village walk. Tanzania has over 120 native tribes and all of these are presented here, your local guide will take you through the rice field, banana plantation, local Makonde carving factory and local beer brewing factory, and if time permits a local primary school. These will give you insight into the local people’s life, belief, economy, and social life. You will have a local lunch under the banana plantation prepared by a local women’s group and after proceed to the lodge for leisure and enjoy your time at the poolside. Dinner and overnight at Marera Valley Lodge.

Main Destination: Mto wa Mbu

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Marera valley lodge | Farm of Dreams

Day 4:
Karatu to Serengeti National Park.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge and depart to Serengeti with a nice packed picnic lunch to go with,
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed as one of the seven wonders of Africa, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some 1: 5 million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 300,000 zebras and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants, giraffes, eland, topi, kongoni, and impala. Within the two days, we are going to explore the plains, water holes, kopjes, and Rivers for the spectacular great migration during the months of May-July. This is the best time of the year to see predators prey interaction, and the eastern plains of Namiri plains and the Gol-kopjes offer excellent cheetah and lion sightings. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Melia Lodge.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Melia Lodge | Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 5:
Full day Serengeti National Park.

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, and wildebeest. The animals’ game viewing is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. From (November to December) the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the central. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to our carefully selected lodge for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Melia lodge | Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 6:
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After an early breakfast we head out for another game drive upon the Serengeti. We may have the opportunity to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – before embarking on our journey to the Ngorongoro Crater.
The animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering us an uninterrupted game-viewing experience.
Arriving at the edge of the crater we have our first glimpse of what awaits us the following day – glistening streams, open grassland, and a myriad amount of animals.
We spend the evening and night at one of our carefully selected mid-range partner lodges, boasting aesthetically tasteful restaurants and the most commodious of rooms for your rest, ease, and dreams of the African Wild.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro conservation area

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Melia Lodge | Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 7:
Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Lake Eyasi.

Leave your lodge very early in the morning, and through the Ngorongoro Conservation before descending, 610 meters down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 265 square kilometers. Despite its small size, the Crater is a Big 5 country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will spend the day exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds. Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, the world’s largest intact and un-flooded caldera provides a year-round home to an astonishing 25,000 large mammals including black rhino, wildebeest, and zebra along with Africa’s densest concentrations of hyena. The Crater’s forests shelter elephants and buffalo, its wetlands are home to hippos and flamingos while lions, jackals, leopards, and caracals make up the full range of predators. Late afternoon drive to Eyasi.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater tour

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Eyasi safari Lodge | Kisma Ngeda

Day 8:
Lake Eyasi to Arusha.

After breakfast, a true African experience awaits. You will visit the Hadzabe, an ethnic minority and one of Tanzania’s last hunter-gatherer tribes. They have managed to maintain their traditional lifestyle until this day in this dry and mostly barren area. Thereafter you will pay a visit to the pastoral nomads and herdsmen, known as the Datoga tribe. The experience is completed with a stop at the blacksmiths where you will witness craftsmen in rather rudimentary working conditions. After this interactive cultural experience, you will then drive back to Arusha and we will drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, or Arusha at the Hotel of your stay.

Main Destination: Lake Eyasi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: No accommodation


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