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8 Days Incredible Safari & Gombe Chimpanzee Trekking

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On this tour, the Gombe safari will allow you to visit the most spectacular attractions found in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire National Parks in the north of Tanzania. You will also have the best time visiting the Gombe National Park located on the western side of the country to see the chimpanzees. It is a trip that is fascinating and exciting, you will never forget in your life.

Cities & Landmarks

Arusha, Tarangire, 2 Days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Dar es laam & 2 days Gombe NP

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 has no age limits.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip
Game drives: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle, boat & 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
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Luxury hotel located near Arusha (City)
Dinner
Dinner
2
Pamoja Africa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located in or near Tarangire NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es laam New Africa
Luxury hotel located in Dar es Salaam (City)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Mbalimabali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
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.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK), you will be met by a Gombe Safari representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Your overnight stay will be at the Serena Hotel, a calm lodge located in the suburbs of the city with a natural set-up and a beautiful garden as you wait for your safari the following day.

Main Destination:
Arusaha City
Accommodation:
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Luxury hotel located near Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 2
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we'll depart for Tarangire National Park. The park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass and acacia woodlands. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants compared to anywhere in Tanzania. Its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. After lunch, drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at Pamoja Africa Lodge.

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:
Pamoja Africa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located in or near Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 3
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en route. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value. It has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November. They then swirl west and north after the long rains in April and May. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge, or crocodile-infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home to the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. The Serengeti is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Late in the afternoon, you'll arrive at your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay at Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp.

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:
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 4
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park
Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater - Fly to Dar es laam City
Ngorongoro Crater - Fly to Dar es laam City

After an early breakfast, drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Crater for a game-viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes it is described as an Eighth Wonder of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Crater has achieved world-renowned status, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! It is one of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros. The park is home to the entirety of the Big Five and is a particularly good place to see lions and Cape buffalo all year round. After lunch, we'll head back to Arusha in time for a flight to Dar es Salaam. Your overnight stay is at Four Point by Sheraton Dar es Salaam.

Main Destination:
Dar es laam City
Accommodation:
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es laam New Africa
Luxury hotel located in Dar es Salaam (City)
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 6
Fly Dar es laam to Gombe NP Via Kigoma
Fly Dar es laam to Gombe NP Via Kigoma

In the morning, you'll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport to take your domestic scheduled flight to Kigoma. Pick up on your arrival and transfer to Kibirizi Port for your private boat to Gombe. On arrival, transfer to the lodge, and at noon, get hot lunches. Afterward, proceed for afternoon chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Gombe Stream’s main attraction is the chimpanzee families that live protected within the park’s boundaries. Visitors take walks deep into the forest to observe and sit with the extraordinary primates for an entire morning. Apart from chimpanzee viewing, many other species of primates live in Gombe Stream’s tropical forests. Vervet and Colobus monkeys, baboons, forest pigs, and dik-diks inhabit the dense forest and a wide variety of tropical birdlife. Your overnight stay is at Gombe Forest Lodge.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park
Best time to visit
July to October (Best time to find chimps)
High season
July to October (Gombe never gets crowded)
Best weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 7
Chimpanzee Trekking in Gombe National Park
Chimpanzee Trekking in Gombe National Park

After breakfast, at 8:00 am, go for chimpanzee trekking. Climb to Jane Goodall’s peak then get back to the guest house. At 10:00 am, depart by boat back to Kigoma town. You'll be picked up on your arrival and transferred to Ujiji Village to visit Dr Livingstone's Memorial Center. Ujiji is the oldest town in western Tanzania, located about 6 miles (10km) south of Kigoma. Ujiji is the place where Richard Burton and John Speke first reached the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1858. It is the site of the famous meeting on 10 November 1871, when Henry Stanley found Dr David Livingstone, and reputedly uttered the famous words “Dr Livingstone, I presume?”. Livingstone, whom many thought dead as no news had been heard of him for several years. A monument known as the "Dr Livingstone Memorial" was erected here to commemorate the meeting. There is also a modest museum. There is a former slave route near the market. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Kigoma Hilltop Hotel.

Main Destination:
Gombe National Park
Accommodation:
Mbalimabali Gombe Lodge
Luxury tented camp located inside Gombe NP
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Day 8
Fly Kigoma to Dar es laam - Departure.
Fly Kigoma to Dar es laam - Departure

After breakfast, you'll be picked up and transferred to the airport in time for your flight back to Dar es Salaam. You'll then take another flight to other destinations or fly back home.

Main Destination:
Julious Nyerere International Airport
Accommodation:
No Accommodation
End of tour
Meals & Drinks:
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Breakfast & Lunch (dinner is not included)

End of tour

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Summary

Day

Country

Destination

Accomodation

Meals

1
Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
Dinner
2
Tanzania
Tarangire National Park
Pamoja Africa Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Tanzania
Serengeti National park
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater - Fly to Dar es laam City
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es laam New Africa
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Tanzania
Fly Dar es laam to Gombe NP Via Kigoma
Mbalimbali Gombe Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Tanzania
Chimpanzee Trekking in Gombe National Park
Mbalimabali Gombe Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Tanzania
Fly Kigoma to Dar es laam - Departure
No Accommodation
Breakfast & Lunch
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This price includes:
Park fees
(For non-residents)
Chimp permits
(One per person, non-resident)
All activities
(Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation
(Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
(Unless labeled as optional)
All flights during the tour
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
This price excludes:
International flights
(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips
(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items
(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Some meals
(As specified in the day-by-day section)
How to book this safari?
Great To Know

This tour starts in Arusha and ends in Zanzibar, Tanzania

This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself

Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)

transfer from and back to the airport is included

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

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