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
  • 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 included. Overnight at a Tarangire lodge. Picnic lunch, dinner and breakfast.

Day 2 Morning game drive in Tarangire before continuing to the highlands of Karatu, where you'll stop to enjoy the views of Manyara and the escarpment below. Overnight at a Ngorongoro Crater lodge. Full board.

Day 3 Full morning game drive and picnic lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater before leaving for the Serengeti eco-system. Overnight will be at a Serengeti or Ndutu wilderness camp, depending on the time of the year. All meals and local drinks.

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 in advance at an additional cost. Overnight in a wilderness camp. All meals and local drinks.

Day 5 Depending on the time of year, you may move camps to get closer to the Great Migration. We'll spend another full day exploring the Serengeti in pursuit of wildlife sightings. Overnight in a wilderness camp. All meals and local drinks.

Day 6 Another full day in the Serengeti. Game drives may be morning and afternoon or full day. All meals and local drinks.

Day 7 From Serengeti Central or Ndutu area, either drive back to Arusha or fly (optional extra). From Serengeti NORTH, the flight to Arusha/Kilimanjaro is compulsory as it's too far by road.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arusha — 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. After an early morning briefing, we head to nearby Tarangire National Park, a lesser-known safari highlight in northern Tanzania.

Tarangire Maxim Medvedev

Tarangire National Park

(Image: Maxim Medvedev)

Tarangire is a beautiful and often under-appreciated game reserve that draws massive migratory herds of elephants and many other species, especially during the dry season from June to September. Tarangire is less crowded than the ever-popular Ngorongoro and Serengeti wildlife areas. We spend most of the day game viewing as we explore the dramatic landscapes of Tarangire with a picnic lunch included.

Day 2

Tarangire National Park — Ngorongoro Crater

After a morning game drive in Tarangire, we head through the scenic highlands of Karatu, a rich farming area on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, stopping to view Manyara along the way. We overnight at a safari lodge overlooking the Ngorongoro forest bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Ngorongoro Crater wildlife

(Image: Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp)

One of the world's natural wonders, Ngorongoro Crater is a volcanic caldera that offers spectacular game viewing. 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.

Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater — Serengeti

Our morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater exploring the almost surreal microcosm of forest, grasslands, freshwater and soda lakes, is followed by a picnic lunch on the crater floor. After lunch, we head to the Serengeti, where over three million large mammals roam the vast horizonless plains. For the next four nights, we overnight at Serengeti Wilderness Camp or Ndutu Wilderness Camp or a combination of both camps, depending on the time of year and the location of the great herds.

Days 4, 5 and 6

Serengeti

Enjoy three full days exploring the endless Serengeti plains and the wildlife drama that unfolds at certain times of the year when over a million wildebeest trek through the area in columns of up to 40km long in search of good grazing.

Millions of Wildebeest Crossing The River

The Great Migration in action

(Image: Wim van den Heever)

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 often congregate in the southern area around Ndutu to birth their young before moving northwards in June and July through Central Serengeti and Western Corridor. They then split off to the west and north as they make their way toward the Mara River, which sees dramatic river crossings from August to October. The wildebeest herds return to the south in November to repeat this gripping migration anew.

Our blog, The Great Wildebeest Migration: A complete guide, explains in detail how the migration works and what the best time to go on a migration safari is.

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.

Hot air balloon safari Serengeti Hu Chen

Hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti

(Image: Hu Chen)

It gives you a different perspective and appreciation for the sheer expanse of wilderness and wildlife that reside here, and it's followed by champagne bush breakfast.

Day 7

Serengeti — Arusha

After breakfast on the morning of Day 7, we drive back to Arusha, game viewing en route. The trip takes six to eight hours, depending on which camp you're staying at.

Optional Return Scenic Flight

Transfer to the nearest airstrip for an optional flight to Arusha. Exceptionally beautiful (weather dependent), you'll fly over the highlands of Ngorongoro across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments.

If you are staying in the NORTHERN Serengeti, the return scenic flight is COMPULSORY. The distance from the Northern Serengeti back to Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport is too far to cover in one day.

Arusha by Night

If you are not flying out on the evening of Day 7 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 2024

Friday, 5 January 2024
  • Ndutu x 3 nights
Saturday, 17 February 2024
  • Ndutu x 3 nights
Monday, 26 February 2024
  • Ndutu x 3 nights
Saturday, 30 March 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 3 nights
Saturday, 4 May 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 3 nights
Saturday, 22 June 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 13 July 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 7 September 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 28 September 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 26 October 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 1 night / Serengeti North x 2 nights - Flight from Kogatende
Saturday, 9 November 2024
  • Central Serengeti x 3 nights
Saturday, 14 December 2024
  • Ndutu x 2 nights / Central Serengeti x 1 night

Please note: To provide you with the best game-viewing experience, changes may be implemented, and the final itinerary will be confirmed when booking.

Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
January 1, 2024 - March 14, 2024 and December 1, 2024 - December 14, 2024
$4,269
£3,361
€3,935
R80,222
March 15, 2024 - March 31, 2024 and May 1, 2024 - June 14, 2024 and November 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024
$3,407
£2,682
€3,140
R64,024
June 15, 2024 - October 31, 2024 Including compulsory flight - Subject to change
$4,667
£3,674
€4,302
R87,701

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 except when stipulated.

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 and camp/concession fees
  • Game viewing activities as indicated
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Bottled water during safari
  • Full liability insurance cover
  • 24-hour emergency contact
Excludes
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Health requirements, including Yellow Fever inoculation and Covid testing if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature and any service not specified
  • Accommodation and/or transfers pre- and post-safari
  • Balloon safari
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