Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond

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Featuring exhilarating game drives through grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands—plus distinctive safari lodges and tented camps that blend into the living landscape, this Africa vacation was designed for those who like to take a walk—or a nap—on the wild side. Game drives through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks—as well as the vast, volc...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Arusha: Visit the Shanga workshop
    • Tarangire national park: Three game drives; sundowner drinks
    • Lake manyara national park: Two game drives
    • Tloma village: Visit a local family’s home to learn about Iraqw culture and visit a local primary school
    • Ngorongoro crater: Full-day game drive; bush breakfast
    • Serengeti national park: Five game drives; farewell bush dinner; traditional Maasai dance performanceBottled Water included on all game drives and with all meals
    • “Karibu!” – welcome in Swahili
    • Looking for a new adventure? Have you dreamed of seeing wildlife in its native habitat? Do you desire to learn about new cultures? If so, this quintessential Tanzania safari is for you

What's this trip about?

    Featuring exhilarating game drives through grasslands, woodlands, and swamplands—plus distinctive safari lodges and tented camps that blend into the living landscape, this Africa vacation was designed for those who like to take a walk—or a nap—on the wild side. Game drives through Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks—as well as the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater—offer an opportunity for up-close views of the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) as well as countless other majestic creatures. As you explore these mesmerizing parks, prepare to see zebra grazing, hippo bathing, elephants trumpeting and, if luck is on your side, cheetah sprinting. Marvel at Maasai Warriors jumping in celebration of life. There’s lots to fall in love with on this timeless Tanzania safari, including morning mimosas and sundowner drinks in the bush to quench your thirst for knowledge and adventure.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City ARUSHA, TANZANIA
End CitySERENGETI–ARUSHA

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Safari

Destinations

  • Africa

Attractions

  • Arusha
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Tarangire National Park

Activities

  • Culture

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Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA

Jambo, Tanzania Welcome to Arusha, gateway to your dream safari. Hotel rooms are avaiable for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Ancient Baobabs Await Drive to Tarangire National Park, where baobab and acacia trees dot the landscape. The Tarangire River provides the park a permanent water source, which makes for great game viewing year round. This is highlighted by a large population of elephants. After lunch at your lodge embark on your first exciting game drive.

(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Day 3: TARANGIRE

Tantalizing Tarangire Rise early for a morning game drive including an exclusive [LF] bush breakfast. Be sure to watch for giraffe, zebra, Cape buffalo, and much more. Free time at your lodge before an afternoon game drive. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

LOCAL FAVO...

Day 4: TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Forest Foray & Views on Views Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small, ecologically diverse park with groundwater forests, grassy plains, and the alkaline Lake Manyara. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Watch for these mis...

Day 5: LAKE MANYARA–KARATU–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Through Farmlands to the Craters Edge Free time this morning before a short drive to Karatu, where coffee farms dot the outer slopes of Ngorongoron Crater. Here, visit a [LF] local primary school followed by lunch at beautiful Gibb’s Farm. Continue to your lodge locat...

Day 6: NGORONGORO

Into Africa’s Eden Descend into the crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is technically a caldera—the world’s largest unflooded one, at more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of th...

Day 7: NGORONGORO–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

On the Endless Plains Drive to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest and most famous park. The Serengeti covers an area of roughly 5,700 square miles, the name comes from the Maasai word siringit, meaning “endless plains.” Enjoy lunch at your tented camp follow...

Day 8: SERENGETI

Serengeti Serendipity Continue your exploration during morning and afternoon game drives. Home to the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is great for game viewing year round. Tonight, join a [LF] farewell dinner in the bush featuring a trad...

Day 9: SERENGETI–ARUSHA

A Serengeti Send Off Embark on a final game drive before flying back to Arusha, where a day room is reserved for your convenience. Schedule departing flights after 5 pm.

(Breakfast)

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Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & SpaDesigned to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Arusha Serena Hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.ArushaTanzaniaTarangire Sopa LodgeHidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground.Tarangire National ParkTanzaniaLake Manyara Serena Safari LodgeStanding high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquility, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness.Lake Manyara National Park AreaTanzania Lake Manyara National Park AreaNgorongoro Serena Safari LodgeRegularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 meters below. Hugging the contours of the jagged Crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called 'Cradle of Mankind', the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylized prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.Ngorongoro Conservation AreaTanzaniaNgorongoro Crater RimMbuzi Mawe Serena Camp "Mbuzi Mawe Camp is nestled in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the alternately lush and burning plains of Serengeti National Park. Carefully sited on one of the main annual migration corridors, the camp enjoys a ringside seat for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth." Serengeti National ParkTanzaniaSerengeti National Park,

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