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Arusha | Tanzania →
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Serengeti National Park | Tanzania →

Classic
Tanzania Safari

Starts
Arusha
Ends
Arusha

Highlights

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Ngorongoro Crater Safari Adventure
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Serengeti Migration Spectacle
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Acacia-dotted Savannah Exploration
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Arusha's Vibrant Local Markets

Embark on a transformative journey through the heart of Tanzania with our private 8-night Classic Tanzania Safari. This immersive adventure promises to awaken your senses and ignite your spirit as you traverse the iconic landscapes of this East African gem. From the bustling streets of Arusha to the majestic wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater and the sweeping plains of the Serengeti, every moment pulsates with raw beauty and untamed wilderness.

Prepare to be enchanted by the ethereal landscapes and diverse wildlife of Tanzania, where each day unveils a new chapter of awe-inspiring encounters. Feel the exhilaration as you stand atop the Ngorongoro Crater rim, gazing into its ancient depths teeming with life. Experience the thrill of tracking the Great Wildebeest Migration across the Serengeti, surrounded by millions of thundering hooves. Allow yourself to be enveloped by the magic of the African savannah, where every sunrise brings the promise of adventure and every sunset paints the sky in hues of gold and crimson. This journey is not just about witnessing nature’s spectacle; it’s about immersing yourself in its rhythm, connecting with the land, and returning home forever changed by its profound beauty.

Arusha

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Arusha | Tanzania

Arusha, nestled at the foot of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania, serves as the gateway to some of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations. Known as the safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha offers a perfect blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. Explore the vibrant markets, where the air is filled with the aroma of spices and the lively chatter of locals, or embark on an adventure to nearby national parks like Tarangire and Lake Manyara, teeming with diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Beyond its safari allure, Arusha boasts a rich cultural tapestry, with a melting pot of ethnic groups contributing to its vibrant atmosphere. Engage with the Maasai and Meru tribes, whose colorful traditions and warm hospitality offer insight into Tanzania’s cultural heritage. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities or cultural immersion, Arusha promises an enriching experience that will leave a lasting impression on your soul. It’s the perfect starting point for your Tanzania Safari Trip, offering a blend of adventure and cultural exploration that captures the essence of East Africa.

Your classic Tanzania safari starts in Arusha, the entry point for safaris in northern Tanzania. After landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your local Safari365 driver guide (who will accompany you for the next week) and be transferred via road to your Arusha hotel, located in the heart of the town.

Relax and spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the offerings of the accommodation or exploring the lively markets of Arusha or nearby coffee plantations.

Road transfer to Arusha hotel
Starts:

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Ends:
African Tulip Hotel

African Tulip Hotel

African Tulip Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Tanzania, the African Tulip Hotel offers a serene oasis amidst the bustling city. Surrounded by lush gardens and stunning views of Mount Meru, this boutique hotel provides a perfect blend of comfort and convenience for travelers exploring northern Tanzania’s safari circuit.

The African Tulip Hotel is committed to sustainable practices, implementing initiatives such as energy-efficient lighting, water conservation measures, and waste management programs to minimize its environmental impact. Additionally, the hotel supports local communities through employment opportunities and partnerships with nearby businesses and artisans.

Conveniently located near Arusha’s main attractions, including the vibrant markets and cultural sites, the African Tulip Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the region. Whether you’re embarking on a safari adventure or simply seeking relaxation after a day of sightseeing, this charming hotel offers a warm welcome and a memorable stay.

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2

Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania

Perched on the rim of the ancient Ngorongoro Crater, the Ngorongoro Crater Escarpment offers breathtaking panoramic views of one of Africa’s most iconic natural wonders. This geological marvel is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, teeming with diverse wildlife and lush vegetation spread across its crater floor. From the escarpment’s elevated vantage point, visitors can marvel at the sheer magnitude of the crater and its surrounding landscape, including the dramatic slopes, dense forests, and shimmering soda lakes below.

Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater Escarpment presents a unique opportunity to witness the intricate ecosystems that thrive within the crater’s confines. Safari enthusiasts can embark on guided tours along the crater rim, stopping at designated viewpoints to observe wildlife, such as elephants, lions, and flamingos, against the backdrop of the crater’s imposing walls. Additionally, cultural encounters with the Maasai communities living in the vicinity offer insights into traditional ways of life and further enrich the experience of exploring this remarkable natural wonder of Tanzania. It’s a must-see destination for anyone embarking on a Tanzania Safari Trip, offering a glimpse into the raw beauty and abundant biodiversity of East Africa’s wilderness.

An early start awaits you as you embark on your epic Tanzania Safari Trip with an abundance of wildlife. Drive through the Maasai Steppe until you start winding your way up the Great Rift escarpment. From the top, the views down to Lake Manyara and the distant Tarangire National Park are phenomenal; you now know you are in Africa! A short while later, you will check into your hotel on the outskirts of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, trees tower above your head, and the air is crisp. Settle into your hotel and explore the grounds in anticipation for your next day!

A road transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Starts:

Arusha

Ends:
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge

Located on the picturesque Ngorongoro Crater Escarpment in Tanzania, Acacia Farm Lodge offers a serene retreat amidst lush gardens and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The lodge’s charming cottages and suites provide a comfortable stay, each adorned with locally-inspired décor and modern amenities. Guests can relax on private verandas, enjoying the tranquility of the countryside setting.

Acacia Farm Lodge is committed to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices such as waste management, energy conservation, and support for local communities. The lodge sources ingredients for its delicious meals from nearby farms, ensuring freshness and supporting local farmers. Additionally, guided tours to nearby attractions, including the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, offer guests a chance to explore the rich biodiversity of the region. For a memorable stay, visitors can engage in cultural experiences, such as Maasai village visits, to learn about traditional customs and interact with local communities.

Ngorongoro Crater

Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater | Tanzania

An early start to the day will see you winding up dirt roads to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, and descending down to the Crater Floor for a full day on Tanzania Safari Trip safari.

This famous crater is the world’s largest intact, collapsed volcano. It is a wilderness paradise, sporting abundant wildlife and the big-5. It is home to over 25,000 large animals and it is not rare to see big cats and elephants within minutes. Enjoy the multitude of colours and patterns of pink flamingos, spotted cheetahs, and striped zebras. Watch antelope grazing, elephants blowing clouds of dust, and predators stalking.

At dusk, return to your lodge and regale stories to your fellow travellers.

Acacia Farm Lodge

Guided tour of Ngorongoro Crater and Great Rift Escarpment

Serengeti

Day 4

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

The Serengeti National Park, located in northern Tanzania, is one of the most iconic and celebrated wildlife destinations in the world. Spanning over 14,750 square kilometers, this vast savannah ecosystem is renowned for its staggering wildlife populations, including the famous Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. Visitors to the Serengeti are treated to unparalleled game viewing experiences, with opportunities to witness thrilling predator-prey interactions and observe the natural behaviors of a diverse range of species in their natural habitat.

Aside from its exceptional wildlife, the Serengeti captivates visitors with its sweeping landscapes, which encompass grassy plains, acacia woodlands, and rocky outcrops known as kopjes. These varied habitats support a rich biodiversity, attracting not only large mammals but also a multitude of bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Whether embarking on game drives, hot air balloon safaris, or guided walks led by experienced rangers, exploring the Serengeti promises unforgettable encounters with nature at its most raw and awe-inspiring.

During your Tanzania Safari Trip, a visit to the Serengeti is an essential part of immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty and unparalleled wildlife experiences that Tanzania has to offer.

The Serengeti National Park, located in northern Tanzania, is one of the most iconic and celebrated wildlife destinations in the world. Spanning over 14,750 square kilometers, this vast savannah ecosystem is renowned for its staggering wildlife populations, including the famous Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. Visitors to the Serengeti are treated to unparalleled game viewing experiences, with opportunities to witness thrilling predator-prey interactions and observe the natural behaviors of a diverse range of species in their natural habitat.

Aside from its exceptional wildlife, the Serengeti captivates visitors with its sweeping landscapes, which encompass grassy plains, acacia woodlands, and rocky outcrops known as kopjes. These varied habitats support a rich biodiversity, attracting not only large mammals but also a multitude of bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Whether embarking on game drives, hot air balloon safaris, or guided walks led by experienced rangers, exploring the Serengeti promises unforgettable encounters with nature at its most raw and awe-inspiring.

During your Tanzania Safari Trip, a visit to the Serengeti is an essential part of immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty and unparalleled wildlife experiences that Tanzania has to offer.

Internal road transfer from the lodge to Manyara and then on a light aircraft flight Manyara to the Serengeti and lastly transfer from the Serengeti airstrip to the lodge – Simbavati Migration Camp
Starts:

Acacia Farm Lodge

Ends:
Simbavati Migration Camp
Masai giraffe crosses dirt track past jeep

Morning & afternoon game activity

Simbavati Migration Camp

Simbavati Migration Camp

Simbavati Migration Camp is situated in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, offering guests a prime location to witness the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. The camp’s luxury tents are elegantly appointed and designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding wilderness, providing guests with both comfort and immersion in nature. Each tent features a private veranda where guests can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the savannah.

In line with its commitment to sustainability, Simbavati Migration Camp employs eco-friendly practices such as solar power usage and water conservation measures to minimize its environmental footprint. Additionally, the camp actively contributes to the local community through initiatives that support education, healthcare, and conservation efforts. For those seeking an unforgettable safari experience, a tip would be to take advantage of the camp’s guided game drives and bushwalks led by knowledgeable guides, offering intimate encounters with Serengeti’s diverse wildlife and landscapes.

Serengeti

Day 5

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

Spend a full day out on safari, exploring the Serengeti and witnessing the mega herds of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The plains will be alive with predator action and interplay with all species; this is truly a sight to behold.

Simbavati Migration Camp

Morning & afternoon game activity

Serengeti

Day 6

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

After breakfast, depart via road to the local airstrip and then take a light aircraft flight through to northern Tanzania to the Grumeti area. From here you will be transferred through to Simbavati Grumeti. This luxury lodge is nestled on the open plains within Tanzania’s exciting northern safari circuit on this classic Tanzania safari. The breathtaking location allows you to be immersed in the heart of nature and blends seamlessly in the wild surroundings. In the evening sit down to culinary delights that showcase local flavors.

An internal road transfer from the lodge to the local airstrip and then a light aircraft flight to the airstrip closest to Simbavati Grumeti which is Fort Ikoma, then transfer from the Serengeti airstrip to the lodge
Starts:

Simbavati Migration Camp

Ends:
Simbavati Grumeti

Morning & afternoon game activity

Simbavati Grumeti

Simbavati Grumeti

Simbavati Grumeti, set in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience. This luxury tented camp is strategically located to provide unparalleled access to the annual wildebeest migration, making it a prime spot for witnessing one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Beyond the migration season, the area teems with resident wildlife, ensuring year-round safari adventures.

Embracing a commitment to sustainability, Simbavati Grumeti is designed to minimize its environmental impact while maximizing guest comfort and the safari experience. The camp utilizes eco-friendly practices, including water conservation measures and solar energy, to ensure a harmonious balance with nature.

Location: Positioned in the Serengeti National Park, offering front-row seats to the wildebeest migration and abundant wildlife.

Sustainability: Adopts eco-conscious operations to preserve the pristine environment of the Serengeti.

Tip: Take advantage of the camp’s guided walking safaris for a unique and personal encounter with the Serengeti’s flora and fauna. These walks offer a different perspective of the bush, bringing you closer to the intricate details of the ecosystem.

Serengeti

Day 7

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

Over the next 2 days, you will see phenomenal wildlife with many acacia dotted on the wide plains, with the Grumeti River. Spend time on the various activities or revel in daily safari drives, bush walks, a night game drive, and also, we recommend pre-booking spa treatments at the in-house spa. There is also a unique night game drive that you will enjoy on night 7 or 8. Night game drives allow you to observe nocturnal animals such as civet cats and porcupines and offer another layer of excitement. A picnic lunch is also included for one of the days to allow you an extended game viewing experience.

Simbavati Grumeti

Game activities including night game drive, bush walks, morning and afternoon game drives, extended game drive, picnic lunch

Serengeti

Day 8

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

On day 8 of your Tanzania Safari Trip in the Serengeti, set off for another day of exploration with a morning safari drive, spotting diverse wildlife across the acacia-studded plains. After breakfast, opt for a guided bush walk to learn about the local flora and fauna. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the wild, extending your game viewing experience. As evening falls, embark on a night game drive to discover the Serengeti’s nocturnal creatures, adding an exciting layer to your safari adventures.

Simbavati Grumeti

Game activities including night game drive, bush walks, morning and afternoon game drives, extended game drive, picnic lunch

Serengeti

Day 9

Serengeti National Park | Tanzania

After breakfast, enjoy your last few hours in the Serengeti. Depart for the airstrip and fly back to Arusha with the incredible memories of your journey in Tanzania Safari Trip. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro from your aeroplane seat!

Transfer to airstrip at Fort Ikoma, light aircraft flight back to Arusha, private transfer from Arusha domestic airport back to Kilimanjaro International Airport
Starts:

Simbavati Grumeti

Ends:
Kilimanjaro International Airport

Morning game drive depending on time of outbound flight

Summary

Classic Tanzania Safari

Start / End
Arusha | Arusha
Accommodation
1 night stay at Arusha Hotel (African Tulip Hotel), 2 night stay at Karatu/Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Acacia Farm Lodge, 2 nights at Simbavati Migration Camp, 3 nights at Simbavati Grumeti.
Meals & Drinks
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks while on safari in the Serengeti.
Activities

8 safari activities in Tanzania.

Transport
All internal road & air transfers after joining in Arusha until finishing in Arusha.
Bonuses
1 night complimentary with Simbavati (already allocated)

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation
All meals, house wines and spirits, local beers, soft drinks, juices, water at Simbavati
Scheduled shared game drives
One walking safari (must be pre-booked) per two night stay
One shared night game drive at Simbavati Grumeti
One shared full day game drive at Simbavati Grumeti
Wifi
Return shared transfers to / from Fort Ikoma Airstrip and location of the migration camp and road transfers in Arusha
Tourism development levy

Exclusions:

All other drinks
Insurance
International flights and airport taxes
Spa treatments
Gratuities
Laundry service
Other items of a personal nature

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