Experience the vast expanses of true wilderness and perhaps some of the best game viewing areas on the African continent. The 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari 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.

  • 7 Day Safari - Best Price
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Maasai Village visit
  • Serengeti plains
  • Great Migration (depending on the season)
  • Superb, experienced guides
  • Scenic balloon flight (optional)

Map of the 7 Day Taste of Tanzania Safari

Brief Overview

Day 1 Our 7-day Taste of Tanzania Safari 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. (L,D)

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 for overnight. (FB)

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 wilderness camps, depending on the time of the year (e.g. north, south or Ndutu). (FB)

Day 4 A full day to explore the Serengeti in all its glory. An optional hot air balloon safari is available – must be booked ahead of time (additional cost). Overnight in a wilderness camp. (FB)

Day 5 Depending on the time of year, you may move camps to be closer to the 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. (FB)

Day 6 A full day in the Serengeti. Game drives may be morning/afternoon or a full day. (FB)

Day 7 From Serengeti Central/Ndutu area either drive back to Arusha or fly. From Serengeti NORTH (July to October), compulsory flight to Arusha/Kilimanjaro as it is too far to drive. (B,L)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Tarangire National Park

This 7-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari 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, which draws large migratory herds of elephants and many other species especially during the dry season (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 north-west 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.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 3 – Serengeti

Enroute to the Serengeti, you'll go via fascinating Olduvai Gorge and the 'cradle of humankind'. It's here where, in 1959, the ground-breaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating back as far as 3.7 million years.

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

You'll then continue on to Serengeti Wilderness Camp, or Ndutu/North Wilderness Camp, to settle in for the evening, depending on the time of year and location of the herds.

Day 4, 5 & 6 – Serengeti

Enjoy three full days exploring the Serengeti – a place of remarkable beauty and home to more than three million large mammals in its vast endless plains.

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 40 km long in search of good grazing.

Of course, the herd attracts 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.

Overnight Serengeti Wilderness Camp.

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 – soaring effortlessly and silently (mostly) above these vast 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, 20 June
  • Central Serengeti x 4 nights
Sunday, 4 July
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 3 nights - Flight from Kogatende
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 or Ndutu x 4 nights (TBC)

Departures 2022

Please email us for 2022 departure dates

Period Price per person (pp)
January 1, 2021 - March 15, 2021
March 16, 2021 - June 15, 2021
June 16, 2021 - June 30, 2021
July 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
November 1, 2021 - December 13, 2021
December 14, 2021 - December 31, 2021

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.

  • Pick up from Arusha hotel
  • Accommodation at quality lodges and tented camps as detailed
  • All meals on safari
  • 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 7 guests in a vehicle – you each get a window seat
  • P&L insurance
  • 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)
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