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9-Day Tanzania Safari in Style – Midrange

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Over the span of ten-days, our journey through Tanzania’s Northern Circuit covers four extraordinary locations, beginning with the biodiversity-rich Tarangire and moving on to the legendary Serengeti, where three nights allow us to immerse in the habitat of the world’s most sought-after wildlife. Following the Serengeti, we explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s natural splendors and conclude with a visit to the picturesque yet compact Lake Manyara Park, each offering unique landscapes and wildlife encounters.

This personalized safari is tailored for flexibility, allowing you to explore at a comfortable pace with a dedicated vehicle and guide. Accommodations provided are mid-range, with options available for upgrades to semi-luxury or luxury levels, ensuring a comfortable and memorable experience tailored to your preferences.

Cities & Landmarks

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

Time of Year

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

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Mid-range tour
This mid-range tour offers accommodations in lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be exclusively organized for you and will not be shared with others.
Can start any day
Subject to availability, this tour can commence on any day.
Can be customized
You have the option to request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers are welcome to book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is appropriate for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Open-Sided 4x4 Vehicle, Minivan & Air Transfer
Airport transfers to and from the airport are included in the package.
Accommodation & Meals

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

Day

Accommodation

Meals

1
Villa Maua
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Dinner
Dinner
2
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Luxury lodge located outside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Luxury lodge located outside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Acacia Central Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Acacia Central Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Villa Maua
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
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 will be picked up from the airport.
Extra accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an additional cost.
Day 1
Arrive in Arusha
Day 1: Arrive At Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

No matter what time you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Bush 2 City driver-guide will be there to greet you with a friendly smile. Sit back and unwind in your comfortable vehicle as they transport you to your hotel in Arusha, often referred to as Tanzania's "safari capital." During the approximately one-hour journey to the hotel, you'll catch a glimpse of this bustling commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may receive your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will be scheduled for early tomorrow morning.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Villa Maua
Luxury hotel 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:
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Luxury lodge located outside 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
Best Weather
Accommodation:
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Luxury lodge located outside 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 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:
Acacia Central Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
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:
Acacia Central Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Following a morning game drive and lunch, we embark on a 145km journey southeast towards Ngorongoro, a scenic drive taking approximately 3 ½ hours. Today marks our first glimpse of the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera and the centerpiece of the Conservation Area bearing its name. Before reaching Ngorongoro, we indulge in another morning game drive in the remarkable Serengeti, marveling at its diverse wildlife. As we search for elusive animals with our expert driver-guide, the vastness of the Serengeti's endless plains leaves a profound impression. En route to Ngorongoro, we pass Simba Kopjes, famed from 'The Lion King,' before arriving at Naabi Hill Gate, situated near the boundary between Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Here, visitors can gather information at the gate's visitor center, admire panoramic views from the hilltop, and perhaps spot a colorful agama lizard amidst the rocky terrain.

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:
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 7: 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
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park

Following breakfast, we'll head to Lake Manyara for a morning game drive. Situated between Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park spans along the deep 400-meter Great Rift Valley. The park showcases diverse landscapes that attract a wide array of wildlife. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lake, traverse dense rainforests teeming with monkeys and birds, observe elephants in the woodlands, and visit the renowned Manyara hippo pool, where hippos can be seen bathing from early morning until late evening. In the late afternoon, we'll return to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation:
Villa Maua
Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Departure
Day 9: Flight Home from Kilimanjaro International Airport

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 be provided with a drop-off service at the airport.
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra charge.
How to book this safari?
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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha
Villa Maua
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Maramboi Tented Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Acacia Central Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Lake Manyara NP
Villa Maua
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
6110
4100
3828
3393
3371
3158
March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
6259
4019
3824
3312
3336
3076
April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
5712
3740
3532
3091
3096
2874
June 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
6110
4100
3828
3393
3371
3158
Nov 1, 2024 - Nov 29, 2024
5889
3782
3542
3075
3073
2840
Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
6001
4106
3872
3457
3446
3240
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Jan 1, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

6110

2 people

(1 room)

4100

3 people

(2 room)

3828

4 people

(2 room)

3393

5 people

(3 room)

3371

6 people

(3 room)

3158
March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

6259

2 people

(1 room)

4019

3 people

(2 room)

3824

4 people

(2 room)

3312

5 people

(3 room)

3336

6 people

(3 room)

3076
April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

5712

2 people

(1 room)

3740

3 people

(2 room)

3532

4 people

(2 room)

3091

5 people

(3 room)

3096

6 people

(3 room)

2874
June 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024
Per Person

Solo

(1 room)

6110

2 people

(1 room)