Experience the vast expanses of true wilderness and perhaps some of the best game viewing areas on the African continent. Our 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari Tour takes in the untamed Tarangire, the world-renowned Serengeti (famous for the Great Migration) and Ngorongoro National Park. Accompanied by some of the country's best guides, your safety and comfort will be in excellent hands, leaving you to enjoy the safari of a lifetime at the best possible price.

Highlights
  • Best price 7-Day Tanzanian safari
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Maasai village visit
  • Serengeti plains
  • Great Migration viewing (depending on the season)
  • Superb, experienced guides
  • Optional scenic balloon flight

Map of the 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari Tour

Brief Overview

Day 1 Our 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari Tour departs from Arusha for Tarangire National Park. Enjoy game drives in the area with a picnic lunch en route. Continue to the highlands of Karatu where you'll stop to enjoy the views of Manyara and the escarpment below. Overnight in lodge. Lunch and dinner.

Day 2 Enjoy the day in the famous Ngorongoro Crater where it's not uncommon to see four of the Big 5 with ease. Return to the lodge overnight. Full board.

Day 3 From the highlands of Ngorongoro, you'll be driven down to the plains of Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Time permitting, you may also visit a Maasai village. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch along the way, game viewing as you go. Overnight will be at one of the Serengeti of Ndutu wilderness camps, depending on the time of the year. Full board.

Day 4 A full day to explore the Serengeti in all its glory. An optional hot air balloon safari is available but must be booked ahead of time at an additional cost. Overnight in a wilderness camp. Full board.

Day 5 Depending on the time of year, you may move camps to be closer to the Great Migration. You'll spend another full day exploring the Serengeti, in pursuit of as much wildlife as we can see. Overnight in a wilderness camp. Full board.

Day 6 A full day in the Serengeti. Game drives may be morning and afternoon or full day. Full board.

Day 7 From Serengeti Central or Ndutu area either drive back to Arusha or fly. From Serengeti NORTH (July to October), the flight to Arusha/Kilimanjaro is compulsory as it's too far to drive. Breakfast and lunch.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Tarangire National Park

This 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari Tour starts and ends in Arusha. It is best to arrive in Arusha the night before the safari starts. After an early morning briefing, we hit the road and drive to nearby Tarangire National Park, a lesser-known safari highlight in northern Tanzania.

Tarangire is a beautiful and often under-appreciated game reserve that draws huge migratory herds of elephants and many other species especially during the dry season from July to September. Tarangire is less crowded than the ever-popular Ngorongoro and Serengeti wildlife areas. We spend most of the day game viewing and enjoying the dramatic landscapes of Tarangire before heading onwards toward the Rift Valley.

From Tarangire, we drive northwest and head up through the scenic highlands to Karatu, a rich farming area on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater where we'll overnight at a lodge.

Day 2 – Ngorongoro

One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro offers truly spectacular game viewing in the crater. You're almost guaranteed to see four of the Big Five, a plethora of birds and many other animals against the unique backdrop of the green, forest-like crater walls.

Lunch will be a picnic in the crater, in this almost surreal microcosm of forest, grasslands, freshwater and soda lakes and we'll overnight at a lodge.

Day 3 – Serengeti

En route to the Serengeti, we'll travel via fascinating Olduvai Gorge and the 'cradle of humankind'. It's here where, in 1959, the groundbreaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating back as far as 3.7 million years was made.

Time permitting, we'll visit a Maasai village where you'll gain insight into their culture and way of life.

We'll then continue on to Serengeti Wilderness Camp or Ndutu Central Camp to settle in for the evening. Our overnight camp depends on the time of year and the location of the herds.

Day 4, 5 and 6 – Serengeti

Enjoy three full days exploring the Serengeti, a place of remarkable beauty whose vast endless plains are home to more than three million large mammals.

At certain times of the year, you may witness the incredible spectacle of the 1,25 million wildebeest that trek in columns of up to 40km long in search of good grazing. Of course, the wildebeest mega herds attract opportunistic predators of every kind as well as other species that like to accompany them, such as zebra, Thomson's gazelle, impala and other antelope.

From January to March the herds can often be found in the southern area, moving northwards through the Central and Western Corridor during June and July before splitting off to the west and north as they make their way toward the Mara River. They return to the south in November to repeat this fascinating, instinctive migration all over again.

Millions of Wildebeest Crossing The River

The Great Migration in action

(Image: © Wim van den Heever)

Optional Balloon Safari

Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that takes you soaring effortlessly and silently (mostly) above the vast Serengeti plains in a hot air balloon. It gives you a different perspective and appreciation for the sheer expanse of wilderness and wildlife that reside here.

Optional Scenic Flight

Transfer to the Seronera/Ndutu or Kogatende airstrip for a midmorning flight to Arusha. Exceptionally beautiful (weather dependent), you'll fly over the highlands of Ngorongoro, across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments. Or you may return to Arusha by road.

Arusha by Night

If you are not flying out this evening but overnighting in Arusha, head out to Mosque Street to enjoy arguably the best chicken in Africa and meet the locals. Or, try one of the other lively restaurants, music venues and bars in and around the town.

Departures 2021

Sunday, 1 August
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Sunday, 29 August
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Sunday, 26 September
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Sunday, 10 October
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Thursday, 23 December (Christmas safari)
  • Central Serengeti x 4 nights

Departures 2022

Sunday, 2 January
  • Ndutu x 4 nights
Saturday, 5 February
  • Ndutu x 4 nights
Monday, 28 February
  • Ndutu or Central Serengeti x 4 nights
Thursday, 14 April (Easter safari)
  • Central Serengeti x 4 nights
Saturday, 23 July
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 6 August
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 27 August
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 3 September
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Monday, 12 September
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 22 October
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 17 December
  • Central Serengeti x 4 nights
Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
July 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
$3,875
£2,812
€3,294
R56,790
October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
$3,820
£2,772
€3,247
R55,984
December 14, 2021 - December 31, 2021
$3,830
£2,779
€3,256
R56,131
January 1, 2022 - February 27, 2022
$3,865
£2,805
€3,285
R56,644
February 28, 2022 - April 13, 2022
$3,285
£2,384
€2,792
R48,143
April 14, 2022 - July 22, 2022
$3,085
£2,239
€2,622
R45,212
July 23, 2022 - December 16, 2022
$4,005
£2,906
€3,404
R58,695
December 17, 2022 - December 22, 2022
$3,860
£2,801
€3,281
R56,570

The quoted rates are per person sharing. Please contact us about single supplements and rates and conditions for children.

Prices include park fees but exclude flights. From July to October, a compulsory flight on Day 7 will add approximately $350 USD to the cost.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

Includes
  • Pick up from hotel in Arusha
  • Accommodation at quality lodges and tented camps as detailed
  • All meals as indicated
  • Park fees and entries
  • Game viewing activities as indicated
  • Services of a driver/guide, support crew and cook as appropriate
  • Bottled water during safari
  • Maximum seven guests per vehicle so you each get a window seat
  • P&L insurance
Excludes
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Health requirements
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • All items of a personal nature and any service not specified
  • Accommodation and/or transfers pre- and post-safari
  • There is a cash bar at the Serengeti Wilderness camps
  • One way flight from Serengeti-Arusha/Kilimanjaro (recommended)
  • Balloon safari
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