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12-Day Tanzania Wildlife Journey

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Feel the thrill of flight on this holiday! Swap lengthy drives for quick plane rides, hopping between Tanzania’s iconic sights. This airborne twist to your East African safari adds excitement and efficiency:

Maximize Exploration: Spend more time discovering, less time traveling.

Aerial Views: Be awed by aerial vistas of famous parks like the Serengeti.

Hassle-Free Travel: Skip the wait and board directly upon airport arrival.

Luxury Lodging: Unwind in opulent Luxury Level lodges.

We’re eager to craft your 12-day Flying Safari, ensuring a seamless and spectacular Tanzanian adventure. Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Cities & Landmarks

two days Arusha City, two days Lake Manyara National Park, two days Ngorongoro Crater, three days Serengeti National Park & two days Tarangire National Park

Time of Year

All Year Round

Route overview per day
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
Suitable for all ages
This tour is suitable for children of all ages.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Game Drives
Game Drives: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle
Getting Around: Pop-up Roof 4x4 Vehicle, Minivan & Air Transfer
A transfer from and back to the airport is 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
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Gibbs Farm
Luxury+ lodge located in or near Karatu District
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Gibbs Farm
Luxury+ lodge located in or near Karatu District
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury tented Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury tented Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Beakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Beakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Luxury lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Luxury lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
No Accomodation
(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.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arrival Arusha
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

As you step off the plane at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a warm "Karibu Tanzania!" (Welcome to Tanzania!) greets you, courtesy of a congenial guide from Bush 2 City Adventure. They will lead you to your hotel, where you can unwind and settle in. The real excitement begins the following day with the commencement of your private jeep safari. Crafted exclusively for you, this adventure allows you to discover Tanzania's spectacular wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes at your leisure, ensuring a truly unique and personal experience.

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
Relaxing in Arusha
Day 2: Relaxing in Arusha

Enjoy a day just how you like it. Relax at the lodge, enjoying drinks by the pool with beautiful views. If you're up for some fun, check out Arusha. You can go on a city tour, ride a mountain bike for some adventure, or shop for cool stuff at a Maasai market. Plus, don't miss the coffee tour to learn about and taste Tanzania's famous coffee. It's a day of chilling out, having fun, and getting a little taste of local culture.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel for a drive to Manyara National Park, with a scenic transfer back to Arusha planned afterward.

Upon reaching Lake Manyara, embark on a game drive to the andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. The park is celebrated for its diverse habitats, tree-climbing lions, and large elephant herds, offering a rich wilderness experience over approximately 3.5 hours.

Enjoy a 2-night stay at the andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, nestled in an elegant stilted treehouse with an ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower, and viewing deck. Included in your stay are three daily meals, beverages, scheduled safari activities, game drive refreshments, and laundry service.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Best Time To Visit
June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season
July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Day 4
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon bike ride through the vibrant Mayoka community, guided by an expert &Beyond guide. Cycle through the bustling village, meeting friendly locals and possibly encountering the nomadic Mang’ati tribe, known for their traditional animal skin cloaks, textured skirts, and colorful beads. After leaving the village, pedal along a picturesque route to the lakeshore to see bright pink flocks of flamingos.

Following dinner, embark on a night game drive from andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, one of the few places in Tanzania where evening game drives are possible. This unique experience offers a chance to spot nocturnal predators in their natural habitat.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Luxury+ lodge located inside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before setting off on a picturesque drive back to the exit gate of Lake Manyara, then continue to Gibbs Farm Lodge. Spend your day basking in the peaceful natural beauty of one of Tanzania's most esteemed destinations.

Dive into the daily life of the farm at Gibbs Farm Lodge, where tranquility and wellness abound. Embrace the rich traditions of East African life amidst a thriving coffee estate, feeling connected to the timeless sense of history and community that envelops the area.

Each cottage at Gibbs Farm Lodge is inspired by a unique aspect of East African culture, offering spacious interiors adorned with eclectic artwork. The lush garden surroundings and the lodge's award-winning atmosphere of well-being make for a truly serene and immersive experience. Discover the exceptional comfort and vibrant heritage that await you here.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Gibbs Farm
Luxury+ lodge located in or near Karatu District
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Start your day with an excursion to the celebrated Ngorongoro Crater, a jewel among Africa's seven natural wonders and a spectacle of the natural world. Born from a colossal volcanic eruption two million years ago, this verdant sanctuary is home to Africa's densest wildlife populations. Following breakfast, as you descend to the crater's floor, prepare to be captivated by the vast array of wildlife - from regal lions and roaming zebras to sturdy buffaloes and the elusive black rhinos. Every corner of the crater offers a scene of unparalleled beauty and wonder, making it a must-visit for enthusiasts of wildlife and nature. The Ngorongoro Crater provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in Africa's pristine and untouched wilderness.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Gibbs Farm
Luxury+ lodge located in or near Karatu District
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7
Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Flight to Serengeti National Park (Included in the Price)

After breakfast, enjoy a brief transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your flight to the Serengeti. Upon landing, your driver-guide will be there to greet you and kick off another thrilling adventure. Enjoy a game drive en route to your camp/lodge where you'll have time for lunch and some relaxation, followed by an afternoon game drive.

The Serengeti, renowned for its vast, expansive plains, promises to astonish, especially for first-timers. In the coming days, we'll encounter a diverse array of wildlife in this remarkable setting. Each safari drive in the Serengeti is an adventure of its own, teeming with unexpected encounters in the wild. You'll witness a myriad of animals and landscapes that shift with the day's light. While capturing photos is a must, don't forget to also pause, look around, and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the natural world. After a day packed with discoveries, we'll return to our camp for dinner and a restful overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
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:
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8
Serengeti National Park
Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Wake up to the vibrant sounds and smells of the Serengeti. Grab your breakfast and lunch, and embark on a morning game drive with an expert guide who will introduce you to the ever-changing landscapes and diverse wildlife. After enjoying a picnic lunch, continue your exploration and encounter magnificent animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, and cheetahs in their natural habitat. Witness the dynamics of the wild. As the sun dips below the horizon, return to your camp for a peaceful dinner and a restful night's sleep. The Serengeti offers an array of unforgettable experiences at every turn.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury tented Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9
Serengeti National Park
Day 9: Serengeti National Park

Wake up in the heart of the Serengeti, surrounded by the vibrant sounds and scents of Africa. Start your day with breakfast and embark on a morning game drive through this famous national park, guided by an expert through its dynamic landscapes teeming with wildlife. Enjoy a hot lunch served back at camp, and then set out for your afternoon game drive. As the sun begins to set, continue exploring and encountering an array of wildlife, from majestic lions and elusive leopards to elephants and swift cheetahs. End your day with the breathtaking African sunset, returning to camp for a leisurely dinner and a peaceful overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Nanyuki Lodge
Luxury tented Lodge located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10
Tarangire National Park
Day 10: Flight to Tarangire National Park (Included in the Price)

After breakfast, enjoy a short transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Tarangire. Upon arrival, your driver-guide will greet you and take you to Elewana Tarangire Treetops Lodge, located in the heart of the Tarangire ecosystem. Prepare for a two-night stay in a Vintage Treehouse, offering a unique 'slow safari' experience within the park. Tarangire National Park is renowned for its substantial herds of elephants and the ancient, towering baobab trees. These baobabs are essential for the elephants, especially during the dry seasons, providing them with vital nourishment. The Tarangire River acts as a magnet for wildlife, attracting large groups of elephants, sometimes numbering up to 250. This makes it an extraordinary place for observing wildlife, ensuring memorable experiences with these magnificent creatures.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)
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:
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Luxury lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11
Tarangire National PArk
Day 11: Tarangire National Park

Experience a Tanzanian safari and witness the sunrise in Tarangire National Park, a place renowned for its large herds of elephants and towering baobab trees. These magnificent trees are vital for the elephants, providing them with water during the dry seasons. Imagine spotting up to 250 elephants congregating around the Tarangire River, which serves as a lifeline for them in times of drought. This incredible sight of so many elephants together makes Tarangire an exceptional destination for an unforgettable African adventure.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park (Tanzania)
Accommodation:
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Luxury lodge located just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12
Departure Day
Day 12: Flight Home from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

After breakfast, drive to the Arusha Coffee Lodge for a hot lunch. Then, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your return flight, your mind and camera filled with memories of your Tanzanian safari. For more adventure, consider extending your journey with a beach holiday in Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia, perfect for unwinding after your safari. Contact us to customize an extension of your Tanzanian adventure, blending wildlife exploration with beach relaxation.

Main Destination:
Arusha
Accommodation:
No Accomodation
(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)
Extra accommodation is available for an additional fee.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.
How to book this safari?
Important to Know
Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Arusha
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Arusha
Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Lake Manyara NP
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Lake Manyara NP
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Gibbs Farm
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater
Gibbs Farm
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nanyuki Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nanyuki Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Tanzania
Serengeti NP
Nanyuki Lodge
Beakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Tanzania
Tarangire NP
Elewana Tarangire Treetops
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Tanzania
Arusha
No Accomodation
Breakfast & Lunch
2024
Per Person Price
United States Dollar

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2 people

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3 people

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4 people

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6 people

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