6 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI

6 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI (SERENGETI/ NGORONGORO CRATER/ TARANGIRE) 

Embark on an exciting 6-day safari adventure in Tanzania, beginning with your arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport. On the first day, travel to Tarangire National Park for an afternoon game drive, known for its large elephant herds and picturesque baobab trees, before settling into your lodge or camp for the night. On day two, drive to the renowned Serengeti National Park, enjoying a game drive en route to your accommodation in the park. Spend days three and four fully exploring the Serengeti, with multiple game drives to witness its diverse wildlife, including the Big Five and the spectacular wildebeest migration.

On day five, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descending into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive among its densely populated wildlife. Ascend the crater rim by evening to relax at your lodge or camp. The final day includes breakfast and a scenic drive back to Arusha, where you’ll have time for lunch, shopping, or a brief city tour before your transfer to the airport for departure. This 6-day safari offers an unforgettable experience through some of Tanzania’s most famous and wildlife-rich national parks.

The Tarangire River runs through the park attracting a huge number of elephants, buffalo, giraffe and antelope, particularly in the dry season between June and October. It is not uncommon to see large herds of elephants roaming through Tarangire’s savannah grasses or taking shade under the odd looking “upside down trees” (baobab) that are dotted around the park. This park is also a “must see” for avid birdwatchers, boasting over 550 different bird species, the most diverse in Africa, including the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the World!

Accommodation: Mid-range Tented Camp in the park

Meal Plan: Full Board

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the fascinating wildlife arena of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is over 260km2 (100 miles2) and was formed when a massive volcano exploded and collapsed on itself 2 – 3 million years ago. It is now the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and often referred to as “Africa’s Eden”. Home to more than 25,000 large mammals, it is not unusual to see all of the ‘Big Five’ (buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard) in a single day. Driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands, you will arrive at the crater rim and then descend down 610m (2000 feet) onto its floor to start your safari extravaganza. Our game drive will take us to Serengeti National Park for our night over

Accommodation: Mid-range Tented Camp in the park

Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast you will set out with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Serengeti National Park is one of world’s greatest game parks. Meaning “endless plains” in the Maasai language, it is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve and is world-famous for the role it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated two million herbivores – mostly wildebeest and zebra – migrate from the Serengeti to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.As well as the vast migratory herds, the Serengeti has incredible concentrations of predators – huge lion prides, great leopard sightings and high numbers of cheetahs.

Accommodation: Mid-range Tented Camp in the park

Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast, depart from the Serengeti and drive back to Arusha. Arrive in Arusha in the evening and you can be transferred to the airport for your departure or continue with your onward travel plans. This itinerary provides a condensed experience of Tanzania’s wildlife highlights, focusing on Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro crater, and the Serengeti National Park. As with any safari itinerary, it can be customized based on your preferences, budget, and the availability of accommodations.

Accommodation: Mid-range hotel in Arusha

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

You will be travelling in one of our comfortable safari vehicles. Each 4×4 vehicle has a “pop top” roof to provide excellent views of the incredible wildlife.

The different National Parks – Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.  While this gives you the opportunity to see more of the Tanzania countryside, look out for Maasai villages beside the road, children tending their herds of goats and cattle, and road-side markets – you will not see any game during these transit times.

  • Included:

    1. Accommodation:

      • Two nights’ stay in lodges or tented camps.
      • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
    2. Transport:

      • Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off.
      • 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof.
      • Experienced driver-guide.
    3. Park Fees:

      • Entry fees for national parks (e.g., Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara).
    4. Meals and Water:

      • All meals during the safari.
      • Bottled water during game drives.
    5. Safari Activities:

      • Game drives.
      • Wildlife viewing.
      • Cultural visits (if included in the itinerary).

    Excluded:

    1. Flights:

      • International airfare to and from Tanzania.
    2. Visas:

      • Visa fees for entering Tanzania.
    3. Insurance:

      • Travel and health insurance.
    4. Optional Extras:

      • Activities like hot air balloon rides, walking safaris, etc.
    5. Personal Expenses:

      • Souvenirs, laundry, phone calls.
    6. Tips:

      • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and lodge staff.
    7. Beverages:

      • Drinks other than bottled water (e.g., sodas, alcohol).
    8. Medical Costs:

      • Medical expenses and emergency evacuation costs.
    1. FAQs

      1. What is included in a typical Tanzania safari package?

      • Inclusions: Accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle, experienced driver-guide, park entry fees, and bottled water during game drives.

      • Exclusions: International flights, visa fees, travel insurance, optional activities (e.g., hot air balloon rides), personal expenses (souvenirs, laundry), tips, and beverages other than bottled water.

      2. What should I pack for a safari in Tanzania?

      • Clothing: Lightweight, neutral-colored clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and a warm jacket for early morning and evening game drives.

      • Other Essentials: Insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, personal toiletries, any necessary medications, and a reusable water bottle.

      3. When is the best time to go on a safari in Tanzania?

      • Best Time: June to October, which is the dry season and ideal for wildlife viewing.

      • Considerations: The wildebeest migration in Serengeti, typically from June to July (Grumeti River crossing) and July to September (Mara River crossing).

      4. What types of accommodation are available on a safari?

      • Options: Lodges, tented camps, and hotels. Options range from budget to luxury.

      • Facilities: Generally include en-suite bathrooms, dining areas, and sometimes amenities like swimming pools and Wi-Fi.

      5. How safe is a safari in Tanzania?

      • Safety: Safaris are generally safe, especially with reputable operators. Always follow your guide’s instructions and remain inside the vehicle during game drives.

      • Health Precautions: Ensure vaccinations are up to date and take malaria prophylaxis if recommended.

      6. Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?

      • Visa Requirements: Yes, most travelers need a visa. You can obtain it online prior to travel or on arrival.

      • Tip: Check the latest requirements and apply in advance to avoid delays.

      7. What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?

      • Wildlife: The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo), giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, cheetahs, and a variety of birds.

      • Highlights: The Serengeti is famous for the Great Migration, and Ngorongoro Crater offers dense wildlife viewing.

      8. How much should I tip on a safari?

      • Guidelines: Around $10-20 per day for your driver-guide and $5-10 per day for lodge staff. However, tipping is at your discretion.

      9. What is the typical daily schedule on safari?

      • Morning: Early game drive at dawn.

      • Midday: Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.

      • Afternoon: Another game drive or activity.

      • Evening: Dinner and leisure time at the lodge.

      10. What are the weather conditions like in Tanzania?

      • Dry Season (June-October): Warm days and cool nights; layers are recommended.

      • Wet Season (November-May): Warm and humid with occasional rain; bring a light rain jacket.

      11. Is Wi-Fi available during the safari?

      • Availability: Many lodges and camps provide Wi-Fi, but connections may be slow and intermittent. Some remote areas may have limited or no Wi-Fi.

      12. Can dietary requirements be accommodated?

      • Dietary Needs: Yes, most lodges and camps can accommodate special dietary requirements if informed in advance.

      13. How can I ensure my safari is eco-friendly?

      • Eco-friendly Practices: Choose operators committed to sustainable tourism, follow park rules, minimize plastic use, and respect wildlife and local communities.

      14. What health precautions should I take?

      • Health Advice: Consult a travel doctor for vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis. Bring a basic first aid kit and any personal medications.

      15. Are children allowed on safaris?

      • Family Safaris: Many operators offer family-friendly safaris, but age restrictions may apply for certain activities. Check with your tour provider.

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