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Luxury Tanzania Safari

Safari Overview

Visit all the places you have been dreaming of and some incredible less-travelled parks offering impressive year-round game viewing and migratory activity. Be prepared to enjoy extensive game drives, spotting an amazing array of wildlife in their natural habitat against breathtaking landscapes.

The Tarangire National Park boasts a great diversity of wildlife and is known for huge herds of elephants, and large numbers of ancient baobab trees.

Entering the Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site, and home to the great migration, you will find the area teeming with wildlife; it is truly an incredibly special place.

Ngorongoro Conservation area and the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater boasts the densest wildlife populations on earth and is home to the Big Five.

With a spectacular setting, Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions, vast elephant herds and more than 400 species of birds.

Safari Highlights

  • Track elephants in Tarangire National Park
  • View teeming wildlife on the Serengeti plains
  • Descend into the wildlife-dense Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness the tree-climbing lions and flocks of pink flamingos at Lake Manyara


6 days

Travels To

Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire

Starts | Ends

Arusha | Arusha

Safari Itinerary

Day One: Arrive in Arusha, the Gateway to Safari

You’ll arrive in Tanzania today, landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

After clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, a Fortes Safaris representative will meet you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha.

Hotel options in Arusha.

Day Two: View Large Elephant Herds & Grand Baobab Trees in Tarangire

After breakfast, depart for a 120 km (2-3 hr) scenic drive through Maasai grassland to Tanzania’s fourth largest national park. This is the perfect place to start for those wanting to experience wildlife density and diversity with fewer tourists.

Tarangire National Park has one of the few year-round water supplies. In the dry season, the Tarangire River is the only water source, attracting wildlife from the surrounding areas.

Tarangire is well known for its large herds of elephants and ancient baobab trees, which create an otherworldly landscape.

Lodge options in Tarangire National Park area.

Day Three: Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the Cradle of Life

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, meandering up the Rift Valley escarpment and then through rural highland scenery for a stop at the viewpoint at the top of the rim, offering a first glimpse of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

This astounding crater is the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera.

You can stop for a picnic lunch at the famed Olduvai Gorge, a steep ravine in the Great Rift Area, an important archaeological site for human evolution. Afterward, you’ll continue to the Serengeti via Nabi Gate.

Lodge options in Serengeti.

Day Four: Game Viewing on the Vast Plains of the Serengeti

After an early breakfast, go for a full day of game viewing on the vast plains of the Serengeti, stopping for a picnic lunch, possibly by a hippo pool or one of the many animal watering holes.

An early start makes for the best chance of seeing big predators such as leopards, lions, and even cheetahs trailing the herds of plains wildlife (wildebeest, zebra, antelope, etc).

Undoubtedly Africa’s most famous national park and dream travel destination, the Serengeti National Park, best known as the home for the great migration, is huge, covering an area of more than 14,700 square kilometers.

Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife across the endless plains; you will experience unspoiled natural splendour and exhilarating game sightings.

Lodge options in Serengeti.

Day Five: Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.

Wildlife has mainly remained isolated in this massive volcanic caldera due to the steep walls, restricting wildlife from moving in and out. The forested slopes of the crater, its lakes, and swampy grassland are reputed to host some 30,000 animals and varied birdlife.

In addition to the high possibility, the Big Five sightings will be ready for the many other animals the crater is home to, including elephant, hippo, wildebeest, warthog, zebra, cheetah, hyena, jackal, gazelle, eland, waterbucks, and more.

The Maasai people live around the Ngorongoro highlands, and you may have an opportunity to visit a Maasai boma and interact with the Maasai. You will learn more about their way of life and culture and perhaps enjoy a traditional dance performance.

Lodge options in Ngorongoro area.

Day Six: Witness Tree-Climbng Lions & Flamingo Colonies at Lake Manyara

Set out in the morning with a picnic lunch for the unique groundwater forest of Lake Manyara National Park with its diversity of vegetation, birds, and wildlife.

Lake Manyara National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions, where you can spot acacia, sausage trees, and colonies of flamingos on the alkaline lakeshore.

As you approach the lake, small savannahs are populated by giraffes, warthogs, wildebeest, zebra, and buffalo. The shore of the lake, set in a flat expanse of land, is home to many hippos who rest all day immersed in water among marsh and reed beds. The lake also hosts hundreds of colorful migratory birds, such as pelicans, flamingos, herons, ibis, and ducks.

In the afternoon, depart for Arusha to continue with your onward travel plans.

Between arrival back in Arusha and departure from the airport, there may be time to stop and shop in Arusha. Fortes can make arrangements, if required, for an optional day room at a hotel in Arusha.

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