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7-Day Tanzania Safari Adventure: Tarangire, Lake Natron, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

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OVERVIEW

7-Day Tanzania Safari Adventure: From Tarangire, Lake Natron, and Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Embark on a remarkable 7-Day Tanzania Safari Adventure, starting from Arusha. This comprehensive itinerary takes you through diverse landscapes, iconic national parks, and natural wonders, providing an unforgettable wildlife and nature experience. Discover the abundant wildlife in Tarangire National Park, explore the unique landscapes and flamingos of Lake Natron, and hike to the mesmerizing waterfalls. 

For the adventurous, there’s an option to venture partway up Oldoinyo Lengai, an iconic volcano. Your journey culminates with a thrilling game drive in the Serengeti and a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the Big Five. Immerse yourself in Tanzania’s natural treasures and wildlife on this extraordinary safari expedition.”

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha 

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town. Take some time to settle in and rest, as the adventure begins the next day.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park 

After breakfast, you’ll depart for Tarangire National Park. This park is known for its large herds of elephants and diverse wildlife. You’ll enjoy a thrilling game drive and have the chance to see various animal species. In the evening, you’ll set up camp for an overnight stay within or outside the park.

Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Natron

Leaving Tarangire, you’ll journey to Lake Natron, known for its flamingo population and stunning landscapes. Your adventure begins with a hike to the alkaline lake’s shores, offering unique landscapes and vibrant pink flamingos. You’ll also explore nearby waterfalls, enjoying their refreshing cascades and scenic beauty.

For those seeking more adventure, there’s an optional hike partway up Oldoinyo Lengai, an iconic volcano, though the full ascent is a challenging multi-day endeavor. In the evening, return to your campsite near Lake Natron for a well-earned rest.”

Day 4: Lake Natron to Serengeti

Today, you’ll journey to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, home to the Great Migration and an incredible variety of wildlife. The drive to Serengeti offers the opportunity to see more of Tanzania’s beautiful landscapes. You’ll set up your camp in the heart of the Serengeti for a memorable overnight stay.

Day 5: Full Day in the Serengeti

Spend the entire day exploring the vast plains and diverse ecosystems of the Serengeti. With game drives, you’ll have the chance to witness the incredible wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, and herds of wildebeest and zebras. Return to your camp in the evening for another night in the Serengeti.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Begin your day with a morning game drive in the Serengeti, taking in the sights and sounds of this iconic park. Afterward, you’ll journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Here, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay at a campsite on the crater’s rim.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater and Return to Arusha

Early in the morning, embark on a game drive within the Ngorongoro Crater, where you can witness a high concentration of wildlife, including the Big Five. After a memorable morning, enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before starting your journey back to Arusha, where your safari concludes.

Cost: From $1500 PP

Cost Included

Cost Excluded

Please note that the above inclusions and exclusions are general and may vary depending on the specific safari package or tour operator you choose. It is essential to review the details provided by your chosen tour operator to ensure clarity on the specific costs and services included in your safari package.

A1. This itinerary is designed to accommodate a wide range of travelers, including families and individuals of varying fitness levels. While some activities involve hiking, there are options for less strenuous exploration as well.

A2. Yes, camping accommodations are included in the itinerary. The camps are set up in beautiful natural settings, providing comfortable tents, sleeping arrangements, and necessary amenities to ensure a memorable outdoor experience.

A3. We can accommodate various dietary preferences and restrictions. Please inform us of your dietary requirements in advance, and we’ll do our best to provide suitable meals.

A4. No special equipment needed but, we recommend bringing comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing. 

A5. The hike to Oldoinyo Lengai is optional, and while it’s not extremely challenging, it does involve some steep terrain. Travelers with good physical fitness and a sense of adventure can opt to participate.

A6. You’ll have the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, zebras, wildebeest, and a variety of bird species. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are especially rich in wildlife.

A7. There are no strict age restrictions, but please keep in mind that safaris may involve long hours of travel and outdoor activities. It’s important to consider the physical stamina and interests of younger travelers.

A8. Group sizes may vary, but we offer the option to book private safaris for individuals or groups. Please contact us for information on private booking arrangements.

A9. Yes, we highly recommend travel insurance to cover unexpected circumstances, including trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage. It’s essential for your peace of mind during the safari.

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Mbassa Adventures Safari Vehicle

4WD-Toyota Land Cruiser with a Pop-up roof which provides excellent visibility for game viewing.

Budget/Camping Accommodation

Cozy Camping Tents: Where budget meets the beauty of the great outdoors. Sleep under the stars with comfort and affordability.

The dry season in Tanzania usually occurs from late June to October. This is the most popular time for safaris and outdoor activities. The weather is generally dry, with sunny days and cooler evenings. Wildlife viewing is excellent during this season because animals congregate around water sources.

Wet Season: The wet season in Tanzania typically occurs from November to May, with the heaviest rains falling from mid-March to mid-May. This season brings lush green landscapes, but it can also make some roads impassable and wildlife more scattered. However, it’s a great time for birdwatching and enjoying lower accommodation rates.

Tanzania’s climate and weather can vary depending on the region, so it’s essential to check the specific climate patterns for the areas you plan to visit.

The wet season in Tanzania typically occurs from mid-March to mid-May, with the heaviest rains falling from mid-March to mid-May. This season brings lush green landscapes, but it can also make some roads impassable and wildlife more scattered. However, it’s an excellent time for birdwatching and enjoying lower accommodation rates.

Note:
Tanzania’s climate and weather can vary depending on the region, so you must check the specific climate patterns for the areas you plan to visit.