Wildlife Encounters

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife : Encounter Tarangire’s mobs of elephant, wet or dry. Explore the beautiful Ngorongoro crater, one of the wonders of the world with incredible wildlife and the best place to see some of the Big Five (Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Lion and Buffalo)

  • Enjoy fascinating game viewing in the vast Serengeti National park, the best place to see the wildebeest migration.
  • See the tree-climbing lions and a variety of bird species including thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration in the Lake Manyara National park.
  • See thousands of pink-hued flamingoes on their perpetual migration as well as other waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks

Day 1: Kilimanjaro (JRO) Airport – Arusha

On arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Forest Hill Carnival Hotel (HB) High Budget: Arusha Serena Hotel (HB)


Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and afternoon game viewing. This beautiful park is well-known for its highest concentration of wildlife including a multitude of baobab trees and up to 300 elephants that often scratch the dry Tarangire river bed for underground streams. Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area that often attracts lots of animals at the river banks to quench their thirst especially during the dry season. Other animals in this park include; migratory wildebeest, eland, impala, gazelle and hartebeest.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Tarangire.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge (FB) High Budget: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (FB)


Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depart for an early morning game drive in Tarangire National park followed by breakfast and thereafter drive to Ngorongoro arriving in time for lunch. You can spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge or make a nature walk through the highlands of Ngorongoro (optional).

Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Ngorongoro

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge (HB) High Budget: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (HB)


Day 4: Crater Tour in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today with picnic lunch, descend 2000feet (over 600 metres) to the Crater floor for an amazing crater tour. The Ngorongoro Crater features one of the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa with high chances of seeing the big 5. Picnic lunch will be served at the hippo pool in the crater. Explore the forest areas mainly inhabited by elephants and Monkeys as well as the lake area, where you may get to see the flamingos and the open savannahs where the lions usually hunt for food. Dinner and overnight the lodge.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge (FB) High Budget: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (FB)

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife
Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park

Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, the renowned archeological site discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey. Their findings include some of the early man’s ancestral remains. It is also possible to visit the Maasai Boma on your way to Serengeti (optional).

Enjoy lunch at your lodge in Serengeti. Embark on afternoon game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti with a good chance of seeing the great herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and prides of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Serengeti Kuhama Camp (FB) High Budget: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (FB)


Day 6: Full day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National park with chances of seeing the big five and / or the wildebeest migration.

Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a World heritage site and World Wide Wonder famed for its annual wildebeest migration and one of the best places in the world to encounter the Big 5.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Serengeti Kuhama Camp (FB) High Budget: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (FB)


Day 7: Game viewing in Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National park. It is also possible to have an early morning balloon ride before breakfast (optional).

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Serengeti Kuhama Camp (FB) High Budget: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Lake Manyara

Depart for an early morning game drive in Serengeti National park. Return to the lodge for breakfast and afterwards drive to Lake Manyara via Ngorongoro Highlands. Lunch in Karatu area followed by a visit to the waterfalls (optional) and later proceed to your lodge in Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Medium Budget: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge (FB) High Budget: Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (FB)


Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha/ JRO

After breakfast, depart for morning game drives in Lake Manyara National park whose residents include tree climbing lions, hippos, baboons, monkeys, flamingoes and a variety of other birdlife. Lunch at your lodge in Manyara and thereafter, drive to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro International airport for your outbound flight in the evening.

*End of Safari

Note:

  • Single Room Supplement (SRS) is applicable when a guest is staying in a single room
  • Contact us for a Low Season discount if you are travelling between 15th March and 15th May
  • Holiday surcharges will apply during Christmas and Easter seasons.

Prices includes:

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in a 7 seater 4×4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide
  • Game drives and park entry fees
  • Services of Leopard Tours staff
  • Tourism Development Levy (1% of room rate)
  • VAT on Ground Transport & Crater Service Fee, Park Entry Fees

Prices excludes:

  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Domestic & International flights and departure taxes (Quoted separately where applicable)
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge

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