Set Departure Safari

7 Days Highlights between Kilimanjaro and Serengeti

"During this 7-day safari in northern Tanzania, one highlight follows the next."
Price 2,490 USD * (See price tab)
Country
Tanzania
When to Go
All Year
Duration
5 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Location
Northern Tanzania

Within 6 days, get to know the best highlights and most magnificent national parks that northern Tanzania has to offer, while enjoying the comfort of picturesque camps and cozy lodges.

The journey through Tanzania’s north begins at Africa’s most famous mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, the initial destination is Arusha, a charming lodge with a view of Mount Meru, Tanzania’s second-highest mountain. The slopes of Mount Meru produce some of the finest Arabica coffees in East Africa, constituting one of Tanzania’s significant exports. A coffee tour provides comprehensive insights into coffee cultivation in this region, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of the farmers. In the afternoon, the journey continues through the Great Rift Valley to Karatu, situated at the foot of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Embark on a morning game drive within the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, aptly referred to as the “Garden of Eden.” Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978, the crater offers an excellent opportunity to encounter the “Big 5.” Alongside elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and numerous lions, the crater is home to over 20 rhinos, sharing the 260-square-km area with a diverse range of wildlife, including wildebeests, antelopes, zebras, and other East African fauna. Subsequently, continue the journey towards Serengeti National Park.

Upon reaching the Serengeti National Park, sightings of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, ostriches, and various other animal species are highly likely. With luck, one might come across a cheetah or a leopard resting in a tree during the day. Crocodiles and hippos can be observed in or near the rivers. The expansive savannahs serve as the backdrop for one of the world’s largest animal migrations, with wildebeest herds, accompanied by zebras, gazelles, and antelopes, attracting predators like lions, hyenas, and cheetahs in search of prey.

Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse landscape, boasts a significant elephant population. The iconic Baobab tree, Tanzania’s most famous tree, stands majestically in the park, while palms and acacias line the Tarangire River, providing a picturesque setting to observe a multitude of animals. In addition to elephants, the park is renowned for its massive herds of buffalo, numbering up to 1000 animals.

highlights

  • Visit the most famous national parks of northern Tanzania: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Coffee walk on the slopes of Mount Meru
  • Guaranteed departure from only 2 people
  • Small group of maximum 7 people

map and overview

1 Night: African View Lodge or similar
1 Night: Octagon Lodge or similar
2 Nights: Serengeti View Camp or similar
1 Night: Tarangire View Camp or similar

start dates

26 April 2024 - 1 May 2024
10 May 2024 - 15 May 2024
17 May 2024 - 22 May 2024
24 May 2024 - 29 May 2024
31 May 2024 - 5 June 2024
7 June 2024 - 12 June 2024
14 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
21 June 2024 - 26 June 2024

detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel near Arusha National Park.

Accommodation: African View Lodge or similar

Day 2: Coffee Tour

On the slopes of Mt. Meru, one of the best Arabica coffees in East Africa is grown – one of Tanzania’s most important exports. 95% of these aromatic beans are grown on local smallholder farms. During your “coffee walk” you will experience the daily life of Meru farmers in the region and learn interesting facts about coffee cultivation, harvesting and processing. On your way to the Usa River, you will pass a forest where you may have the opportunity to observe the impressive Colobus monkeys.

Accommodations: African View Lodge or similar.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Game drive in Tarangire NP, where huge baobab trees form a spectacular background. The Tarangire River and the swamps in the southern part of the park attract many animals, especially in the dry season. The park is especially known for its large herds of elephants bearing impressive tusks.

Accommodation: Tarangire View Camp or similar

Day 4 & 5: Serengeti National Park

You will drive up the escarpment of the Rift Valley and cross the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before continuing to the Serengeti National Park. The road winds through impressive mountain forests, along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, before descending onto the short grassy plains of the Serengeti. Along the way you will enjoy fantastic views of the Ngorongoro caldera, some mighty volcanoes and the vast plains interrupted only by “kopjes” – “heads” – as these granite rocks, polished by erosion into rounded shapes, are called. The Serengeti is a paradise for cattle breeders. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and other animals such as zebra and Thompson’s gazelle roam this unique ecosystem on their annual migration, always followed by lions and hyenas in pursuit of prey. On a game drive in the Serengeti National Park, you are likely to see elephants, buffalo, giraffes, ostriches and many other species. If you are lucky, you may see a cheetah or even a leopard resting in a tree during the day. Crocodiles and hippos can be found in or near the rivers.

Accommodation: Serengeti View Camp or similar.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Morning game drive in the Serengeti on the way to Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon game drive in the crater, which is called the “Garden of Eden” and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. Here you have a good chance to see all the “Big 5”. Besides elephants, buffalos, leopards and many lions, there are also more than 20 rhinos living in the crater, sharing the area of only 260 square kilometers with countless wildebeests, antelopes, zebras and almost all other species of East African fauna.

Accommodation: Octagon Lodge or similar.

Day 7: Departure

Morning at leisure. Continue to Arusha Airstrip (Kilimanjaro Airport + 20 USD per person). Return flight or onward flight, e.g. to Zanzibar.

price

Prices 2023:

  • January – February: 2440 USD per person sharing
  • March – April: 2295 USD per person sharing
  • May – June: 2440 USD per person sharing
  • July – September: 2490 USD per person sharing
  • October: 2440 USD per person sharing
  • November: 2335 USD per person sharing
  • December: 2490 USD per person sharing

Single room supplement:

  • 420 USD (01.01.- 28.02. /01.06. – 31.10.)
  • 275 USD (01.-14.03. /16.-31.05./ 01.11. – 19.12.)
  • 95 USD (15.03.-15.05.)

Price includes:

  • Safari as per itinerary, in 4×4 safari vehicle with English speaking driver-guide (window seat guaranteed to each passenger)
  • complimentary airport transfer day 1 from Kilimanjaro Airport (Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Qatar Airways flights only). Other flights: + USD 20 per person. Drop off day 7 Arusha Airport for midday/early afternoon departures: complimentary / Drop off Kilimanjaro JRO for late afternoon / evening flights: + USD 20 per person.
  • all National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area entry fees according to the itinerary (as of 1. July 2022)
  • Ngorongoro Crater fee (as of 1st. July 2022)
  • guided Coffee Tour, incl. transport and free entrance Mt. Meru Game Sanctuary
  • 6 nights in Lodges and Tented Camps as specified in the itinerary or similar
  • meals as described in the itinerary (B = breakfast / L = lunch or lunchbox / D = dinner)
  • 5 litre drinking water on safari per person/day
  • 18% VAT and TDL bednight levy included

Price excludes:

  • flight tickets
  • visa for Tanzania (50 USD on arrival for most nationalities)
  • personal insurances
  • meals / drinks not mentioned as included
  • tips
  • optional excursions
  • any increase in National Park fees or other fees/taxes from 02nd. July 2022 onwards

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