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9-Day Tanzania Journey – Luxury

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Embark on a nine-day safari journey, immersing yourself in the splendor of three remarkable destinations. Our adventure begins in Arusha, from where we head westward toward Tarangire—a gem of the Northern Circuit celebrated for its vast elephant herds and iconic baobab trees. In Serengeti, exhilarating game drives await, allowing us to explore the diverse landscapes and seek out extraordinary wildlife encounters. Continuing our quest for memorable experiences, we venture to another Tanzanian treasure before culminating our adventure with an extended exploration of the unparalleled Ngorongoro Crater, where the elusive black rhino awaits our discovery.

This personalized safari offers flexibility tailored to your preferences, complete with a private safari vehicle and guide for an intimate experience. Our carefully selected accommodations are of luxury level. However, if you prefer more budget-friendly options, you can choose either semi-luxury or mid-range levels. The choice is yours!

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha (Day 1), Two days Tarangire NP, four days Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater: 24/7 Service – All Accommodations & Round trip airport transfer

Time of Year

9 Days - Anytime, Year-Round, Complete Private Safari Service. Luxury Level (Platinum Class)

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury+ tour
This luxury tour features stays in upscale lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour is designed exclusively for you, ensuring no sharing with other groups.
Can start any day
Subject to availability, this tour can commence on any chosen day.
Can be customized
You have the flexibility to request minor adjustments to the accommodations and destinations included in this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
This private tour is available for solo travelers.
Suitable for all ages
This tour welcomes children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Airport transfers to and from are included.
Accommodation & Meals

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Melia Serengeti Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
No Accommodation
End of Tour
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast & Lunch
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Arrival

(See Getting There for more details)
You'll be collected from the airport.
Day 1
Arrive in Arusha City
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha (City)

Upon exiting Kilimanjaro International Airport, you are warmly welcomed by your dedicated Bush 2 City guide with a radiant smile: 'Jambo- Karibu Tanzania - welcome to Tanzania!' Your guide promptly escorts you to your hotel, where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the African ambiance. The following day, embark on an exclusive, private safari led by your guide, granting you the freedom to journey at your preferred pace. Indulge in the luxury of your own safari jeep and relish the liberty to pause and observe the wildlife at your leisure!

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2
Tarangire National Park
Day 2: Tarangire National Park

If you didn't have your safari briefing upon arrival yesterday, it will be provided after breakfast today. Following the briefing, we'll set off for our first safari destination, Tarangire National Park. Our journey from Arusha takes approximately two hours, during which you'll get a glimpse of Tanzania's vibrant colors and landscapes. Tarangire is renowned as the "Elephant Playground," boasting vast herds of these majestic creatures, along with buffalo, lion, wildebeest, and more. Keep an eye out for special sightings like kudu and oryx, and don't overlook the smaller animals like agama lizards and hyraxes. The park is also a haven for birdwatchers, with species like the lilac-breasted roller and ostrich abundant. Additionally, the park features splendid baobab trees and a rolling savannah. After a rewarding day of game drives, we'll return to camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit
July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season
June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Tarangire National Park
Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Embark on an immersive morning walking safari in Tarangire National Park, accompanied by a park ranger and your expert driver-guide. Delve into the wilderness on foot, heightening your senses to unfamiliar sounds and smells, while learning about animal tracks, dung, and the inhabitants of termite mounds. This up-close encounter with nature promises unforgettable memories. Following the walking safari, enjoy a lunch break before embarking on an afternoon game drive, where you'll discover new experiences and encounters in Tarangire's diverse terrain. With its riverine woodlands, grasslands, acacia, and baobab trees, the park serves as a vital refuge for wildlife during the dry season. Keep an eye out for the park's remarkable birdlife, including exotic species like the 'white-bellied go-away bird' and the 'Madagascar bee-eater.' Additionally, expect to encounter a variety of large mammals during the afternoon game drive. Later, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Accommodation:
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Following breakfast, we embark on a journey to our next destination, Serengeti, which is approximately 145 kilometers away, taking around 3 ½ hours to reach. Upon arrival, we enjoy lunch before venturing out for an afternoon game drive. The vastness of the Serengeti's plains is awe-inspiring, leaving first-time visitors with a sense of wonder. As we explore this incomparable wonder of Tanzania over the coming days, we'll be treated to a variety of wildlife surprises amidst the breathtaking terrain. Each game drive promises a blend of the known and unknown, with the certainty of being amazed by the unpredictability of wildlife sightings. The ever-changing light and cast of animal actors ensure that every moment offers a new experience. While capturing memorable photos is essential, taking a moment to appreciate nature's real-time, raw beauty is equally important. Later, we return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit
January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season
July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5
Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Today, we depart from our accommodation in the Central Serengeti, where wildlife thrives abundantly. With animals seemingly seeking us out, today's highlights are unpredictable, as nature operates on its schedule. Depending on the season, this area, where bushland meets grassland, is favored by big cats hunting for prey, including cheetahs, leopards, and lions. It's a full day of exploration, offering opportunities to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Central Serengeti. The Seronera River meanders through the region, providing vital water sources for all wildlife species. Additionally, the iconic rocky outcrops, known as kopjes, adorn the Serengeti landscape. Lunch amidst the bush promises an unforgettable experience, with everything in this area varying with the seasons. During May, November, and December, migrating herds join the resident wildlife, creating a spectacle of nature. Later, we return to the lodge or camp for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Experience another day of exploration in the Serengeti starting with an early breakfast, then embark on a morning game drive to spot lions, elephants, and perhaps even leopards. After a captivating wildlife excursion with your guide, return to the lodge for lunch and leisure time. In the afternoon, continue your wildlife encounters, observing zebras and wildebeests among other animals. Wrap up your day with a tranquil evening at the camp, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the wilderness.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Once again, our next highlight awaits us: the Kori Bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird. Resembling a lumbering cargo plane, it can reach weights of up to 15 kg and boasts an impressive wingspan of nearly three meters!

In the Seronera area of Central Serengeti, wildlife activity thrives due to the year-round flow of the Seronera river. Expect thrilling game drives where you might spot prides of lions, hippopotamuses, or herds of elephants.

We may also visit the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where you’ll gain insights into the park’s ecosystem and the history of conservation efforts. Keep an eye out for wildlife even within the center, including hyrax, mongoose, and various small bird species.

As the afternoon draws to a close, we’ll embark on a leisurely drive back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Lemala Nanyukie
Luxury+ tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we'll embark on a journey to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for an exhilarating game drive, where lunch will be served. Renowned as one of Africa's seven natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater was shaped over two million years ago by a monumental volcanic eruption. The fertile lava deposits have nurtured a unique ecosystem, now boasting the highest concentration of animals found anywhere in Africa! Once inside the crater, prepare to be surrounded by thousands of animals, including lions, zebras, buffaloes, and black rhinos, creating astonishing views that will leave you mesmerized. In the late afternoon, we'll return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season
Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:
Melia Serengeti Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Departure
Day 9: Flight Back Home from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

On your final day, you have the option to extend your relaxation at the lodge until your flight departure time. Our driver will then transport you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your journey home. If you're considering prolonging your stay, you can also opt to add a few extra days to explore Tanzania's idyllic islands, including Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia!

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No Accommodation
End of Tour
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

End of tour

(See Getting There for more details)
You will receive a drop-off service at the airport.
Additional accommodation is available for an extra fee.
How to book this safari?
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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha (City)
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Lemala Nanyukie
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Melia Serengeti Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Arusha
No Accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch
2024
Per Person Price
United States Dollars

Start Dates

Solo

1 room

2 people

1 room

3 people

2 room

4 people

2 room

5 people

3 room

6 people

3 room

Jan 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
$9,643
$7,607
$7,248
$6,828
$6,769
$6,569
March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
$8,469
$6,521
$6,131
$5,742
$5,664
$5,482
April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
$8,287
$6,476
$6,118
$5,755
$5,684
$5,514
June 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
$14,314
$9,719
$10,207
$8,941
$9,393
$8,682
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
$9,420
$7,469
$7,082
$6,692
$6,615
$6,432
Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
$14,199
$9,719
$10,253
$8,998
$9,462
$8,758
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Jan 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

$9,643

2 people

(1 room)

$7,607

3 people

(2 room)

$7,248

4 people

(2 room)

$6,828

5 people

(3 room)

$6,769

6 people

(3 room)

$6,569
March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

$8,469

2 people

(1 room)

$6,521

3 people

(2 room)

$6,131

4 people

(2 room)

$5,742

5 people

(3 room)

$5,664

6 people

(3 room)

$5,482
April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

$8,287

2 people

(1 room)

$6,476

3 people

(2 room)

$6,118

4 people

(2 room)

$5,755

5 people

(3 room)

$5,684

6 people

(3 room)

$5,514
June 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

$14,314

2 people

(1 room)

$9,719

3 people

(2 room)

$10,207

4 people

(2 room)

$8,941

5 people

(3 room)

$9,393

6 people

(3 room)

$8,682
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

$9,420

2 people

(1 room)

$7,469

3 people

(2 room)

$7,082

4 people

(2 room)

$6,692

5 people

(3 room)

$6,615

6 people

(3 room)

$6,432
Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024