9 Day Classic Tanzania Safari

Safari Overview

This trip will take you from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, visit to Lake Natron and Lobo area in the north Serengeti and the famous Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire National Park. Based on the budget camping category that makes no different apart from sleeping in a roofed house!. Please note that this itinerary can be customized and therefore please do let us know if you have any suggestion or question and I will be more than happy to provide any information you need.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arriving Tanzania

Our driver will pick you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you to Arusha to a lodge/hotel booked for overnight stay and refreshment.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation:  Lodge/Hotel as per your request.

Meals & drinks: All meals included + water (other drinks not included)

Day 2: Lodge or Hotel (as per your request)/ Lake Manyara

After breakfast, our driver will drive you to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. The park is located about 120kms south west of Arusha City and will it take about two hours to reach there. Lake Manyara National park is home to millions of birds. You will see pink flamingos, yellow-billed stork swoops, corkscrews and herons. The bird-lovers will enjoy watching different colorful birds across the salty lake shore. Lunch is served in one of the selected picnic sites in the Park. As started elsewhere in our website, Manyara is also home to a wide variety of animals. In the evening, our guide will drop you to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National park

Accommodation: Camp of your choice

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 3: Manyara to Lake Natron

Breakfast is served at the camp. Our guide will take you to Lake Natron, a two hours’drive on a rough road journey from the camp. After lunch, you will have an afternoon for leisure and visit the lake at 5:00pm EAT. You will then drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight on full board basis.

Main Destination: Lake Natron

Accommodation: Camp Of your choice

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 4: Natron to Lobo Serengeti

After an early breakfast from Lake Natron, our driver will take you to Serengeti Lobo camp site. It will take about five hours, so this is a bit of a long journey. However, the distances will go fast as the road is smooth and passes through beautiful landscapes and traditional Maasai villages. Your camp site is next to Lobo, a distance of one kilometer from Lobo Wildlife Lodge.  You will stay at the camp on full board basis. If you wish, we can book you to the lodge instead of the campsite.

Main Destination: Serengeti National park

Accommodation: Lobo wildlife Lodge/ Campsite

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 5: Full day game drive in Serengeti

The guide will drive you from the lodge with both packed breakfast and lunch towards Kogatende, northern end of the Serengeti National park. If you are lucky, you will see the wildlife migration crossing the Mara River. Prepare to see phenomenon movements of large groups of animals. We say that the Serengeti is the mother and father of all wildlife parks in the world! Your breakfast and lunch will be saved under the tree while watching Zebras and Wildebeest grazing. In the evening, you will drive back to Lobo camp site/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Serengeti National park

Accommodation: Lobo wildlife Lodge/ Campsite

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater

You will live Lobo and drive South-East of central Serengeti enjoying game-viewing along the way. You will arrive at Seronera Visitor Center for a walk-tour of 45 minutes while reading the circle of movement of the Serengeti Animal Migration. After the walk-tour, you will have your lunch and then head to Ngorongoro Simba Campsite for overnight rest and refreshment.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Simba Campsite

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 7: Ngorongoro crater tour

You will leave the camp as early as 05:50 am and drive to the crater with your breakfast and lunch boxes. This is the great chance to experience the crater before it gets crowded after an hour later.  You will ascend the crater after lunch and pack your luggage ready to leave for Tarangire National Park. You will dine and sleep at Tarangire camp/ lodge.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Tarangire/ lodge Camp  

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 8: Tarangire Game drive and back to Arusha

You leave the camp early for the game drive in Tarangire. You will stop at the park and enjoy your breakfast. You will then continue game-viewing until afternoon where the driver will drive you back to the camp for lunch and shower. You will then head to Arusha city at Tumaini cottage for overnight stay.

Main Destination: Arusha Town

Accommodation: Tumaini Cottage

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Day 9: Arusha to Machame gate then to the Airport

You will leave the lodge with your entire luggage, packed lunch to Kilimanjaro entrance gate. The view of Kilimanjaro is better from the distance rather than when you are at the entrance gate. We suggest you take any possible chance to take pictures and view before arriving at the gate. However, you can also take pictures on your way to the airport. You will also visit the local market around Kilimanjaro and see the daily activities of the locals, shop local spices, coffee. Later in the evening, our driver will drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for a good flight back home or connection to the spice islands of Zanzibar.

Main Destination: Kilimanjaro airport

Fly out/Own plan.

Meal & Drinks: B, BL & D (other drinks on your cost except water)

Book this Safari

Price Includes:

  • All transfer to & fro Airport,
  • Accommodation meals for nine days.
  • Transport on a 4WD safari Land Cruiser for 9 days
  • All Park fees & crater Services fee.
  • A service of a professional wildlife guide
  • Professional cook and guide
  • All village fees, entrance fee to lake natron and village of Engaruka