8 Days Tanzania Affordable Safari
Our premium 8 days safari takes you to the Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and World Heritage listed Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Lake Eyasi . This is designed to provide visitors with a time counter, short but very intense Tanzanian safari experience. You will experience the excitement of an African wildlife safari, or even a photographic safari in three of Tanzania’s most spectacular national parks.
8 Days Tanzania Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Day: Kilimanjaro International Airport:
You’ll be met by our ground handling team at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred you to the delightful accommodation of your choice.
- Overnight: Arusha Town
Day 2: A Day trip to Mount Kilimanjaro Base Camp (Shira Plateau)
Early in the morning of your Kilimanjaro day trip, we will pick you up at your hotel – an active day in Tanzania’s wilderness area waits. The drive to your destination of West Kilimanjaro takes you through a forest reserve, where you can look out for Colobus Monkeys in the trees. Your porters will push your wheelchairs through the beautifully rugged landscape of Shira Plateau starts at 3,500 m above sea level. Get out and take in the sounds, smells, and colors of Tanzania’s stunning wilderness. Along different trails and accompanied by a ranger, you can enjoy views of Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s highest peak, and its northern glaciers, when the weather permits. The vast plains of neighboring Amboseli National Park in Kenya and the deep gorge of the Simba River contrast the views of the world’s highest free-standing mountain. When you reach the northern rim of Shira Crater, take a quick stop at different observation points and see the volcanic cones dotting the landscape below. We will enjoy a picnic lunch under the open sky along the way. It’s a moderate hike and you don’t need to be an athlete to be able to enjoy it. After a 4-5h hike – or earlier, after lunch, hike back to park gate, and drive back to Arusha.
- Overnight: Arusha Town
Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast your guide will pick you from hotel lobby and drive you to Tarangire National park, the is the elephant Sanctuary, the giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will drive to your accommodation inside the park for dinner and overnight.
- Overnight: Tarangire National Park.
Days 4: Tarangire to Lake Eyasi
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Eyasi the home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of Hadzabe Bushmen, who share similar characteristics to those of Bushmen in Southern Africa. These indigenous tribes are probably the last living in true harmony with nature and are well known for their communication via clicking rather than speech. Try hunting with them and experiencing their way of life. After lunch travel for around 2 hours to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater for overnight. On Day 6 you will venture into the crater. Ngorongoro crater is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls, hence you have the opportunity to find game easily. Rhino in particular can be seen regularly, as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetah. Enjoy lunch by the hippo pond. Afternoon you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Lake Eyasi to Serengeti National Park:
After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
- Overnight: Serengeti National Park.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park Full Day
A full day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Your guide will take you to the best spots to observe the wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, topi, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and many more can be seen in this large national park. Especially in the Seronera Valley you will be able to experience fantastic game viewing all year round. The Serengeti is home to the largest animal migration on the planet.
Optional Serengeti Balloon: Prepare for a 4 am wakeup call so that you can fully enjoy your sunrise hot air balloon safari, Enjoy an incredible Safari from The Sky over the Serengeti National Park, boosting enchanting scenery and uninterrupted views as you embark on an extraordinary adventure. Special arrangements are made for you to depart before the break of dawn. This gives you a rare chance to experience the awakening of the surrounding wildlife and a wonderful sunrise. With amazing opportunities for stunning photographic moments, this miraculous glide over the Serengeti ecosystem allows you to absorb the magnitude of the size of the park. Planned take-off is at dawn – 6am. The flight depends mostly on the weather and the wind, thus varies from day to day, but generally it is an hour’s flight. Once you land, our ground team will escort you to your breakfast area where you will commemorate this special event with a hearty breakfast amidst the wild ambiance.
- Overnight: Serengeti National Park.
Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater full Day
Rise and shine! After breakfast you travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater floor for a full day game drive. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon we will leave crater floor and drive to crater rim for dinner and overnight.
- Overnight: Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
Day 8: Mto WA Mbu cultural Activities (3hours) – Arusha – Airport
Morning After breakfast, you will wake up from crater rim and drive outside the park to the local village of Mto Wa Mbu to experience local cultures on a 3-hours tour, you will go through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit Maasai Boma for best Maasai traditions, local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. After the tour you will drive you to Arusha then Kilimanjaro airport for the flight back home.
Rates Per Person in Us Dollars:
- Affordable Price: $. 3,044pp.
The price includes:
- Airport / hotel / airport transfers.
- The safari 8 days / 7 night as planned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation in Lodges and Tented Camps with full board.
- The Land Cruiser 4×4 vehicle with an open roof.
- The English-speaking driver guide/other languages on request.
- Entrance fees to parks and reserves.
- 1 bottle of water per person per day.
- Bush plane evacuation insurance.
- Mineral Water on Safari.
The price Excludes:
- International Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Tips to Driver/Guide ($15 – 20/group/Day)
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel Health insurance
- Serengeti Balloon safari. ($.599/person).
- Canoeing at Lake Momella ($. 150/person)
- Night Game drive at Lake Manyara ($100/person)
The price does not include:
- International and domestic flights, optional.
- Expenses of a personal nature.
- The drinks.
- Travel insurance.
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