Highlights of Tanzania Tour

Join us on the Highlights of Tanzania Tour! 

8 Day, 7 Night

This itinerary combines many amazing wildlife experiences with immersive cultural activities. Journey to some of the most beautiful places in the northern circuit of Tanzania including the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks, and Lake Manyara. You’ll take several scenic game drives that will show you the abundance of wildlife native to this country. You will also have the opportunity to stay in two unique tented camps along the way. 

Tanzania is a country where you come to see the wildlife but will return for the people. This experience includes many opportunities to connect with local communities. You will hunt with the Hadzabe, dance with the Maasai, and observe the talented artisans in Mto wa Mbu. These meaningful interactions will demonstrate how warm and welcoming the people of Tanzania are and have you planning your next trip back.

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be met by an Off Season Adventures representative and be transferred to your hotel. If you are not too tired from your journey you will have the opportunity to explore Arusha City. You can enjoy a cooking class, a farm or market tour, or visit the local artisans. Have dinner at your hotel and ponder the amazing Tanzania experience ahead!

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and meet a representative of the Off Season Adventures team.
  • Transfer to the Mvuli Hotel Lodge for accommodations.
  • Depending on the arrival time, you may have an option to explore Arusha City. Activities could include: farm tour, market tour, cooking class, local artisan tour, etc. (Cost of these tours are not included within this tour package)
  • Dinner in Arusha
  • Overnight at Mvuli Hotel

Day 2

Begin your Tanzanian journey with a trip to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game drives. Located next to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley the park is home to an abundance of wildlife including zebra, elephants, giraffe, and over 500 species of birds. After lunch, you’ll visit Off Season Adventures’ Kakoi Water Project which is building a year-round water source for 15,500 local people who reside on the borders of the park.

  • Breakfast at Mvuli Hotel
  • Drive to Tarangire National Park for full day of game drives
  • Visit Off Season Adventures’ Kakoi Water Project
  • Lunch within Tarangire
  • Dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Day 3

After breakfast take a scenic drive through the stunning Lake Manyara National Park. Along the way, you may see giraffe, cheetah, tree-climbing lions, and flamingos.  Proceed to Mto wa Mbo village for a lunch of local cuisine followed by an immersive cultural excursion that will highlight the daily lives of Tanzanian tribes.

  • Breakfast at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Drive through Lake Manyara National Park for game drives and the beautiful scenery
  • Mto wa Mbo cultural excursion and lunch
  • Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 4

Early this morning depart on a hunt with the Hadzabe tribe. Using ingenious camouflage techniques and traditional methods, the Hadzabe remain true to their hunter-gatherer lifestyle that has sustained their people for generations. After lunch, visit the nomadic tribes of the Datoga and learn more about their way of life.

  • Early wake up and breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Morning hunt with the Hadzabe tribe
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon visit to the Datoga tribe
  • Dinner and overnight at Ang’ata Tented Camps Ngorongoro

Day 5

Today journey to the far-reaching Serengeti National Park, one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Spend the morning on scenic game drives where you will have the opportunity to observe the abundance of wildlife that resides in the park. In the afternoon you will visit the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe that resides in Kenya and Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley. The tribe has mostly maintained their traditional culture and way of life. During your time learn more about their daily lives, participate in one of their traditional dances, and purchase unique local gifts. 

  • Breakfast at Ang’ata Tented Camps
  • Drive to Serengeti National Park for game drives
  • Visit the Maasai tribe
  • Lunch
  • Overnight and dinner at Ang’ata Tented Camps Serengeti

Day 6

After breakfast, begin your second day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Some wildlife you can expect to see include zebra, lion, elephant, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, and more than 500 species of birds. Your day is guaranteed to be full of life-changing wildlife viewing.

Day 7

This morning journey to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s most renowned natural wonders. It has a year-round water source which creates some of the most fertile lands in Africa and makes for some excellent wildlife viewing. Keep your eyes peeled for cape buffalo, African leopard, giraffe, and maybe even a rhino.

  • Breakfast at Ang’ata Tented Camps
  • Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game drives
  • Boxed lunch in the Crater
  • Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 8

Today marks the end of your Highlights of Tanzania experience. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • International flight home or continue to our many excursions

We are happy to customize additional day excursions before or after this tour if you want to get more out of your journey. Possible additions include Arusha, Arusha National Park, Moshi, Nairobi,  Zanzibar, Serengeti, the coastal region of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, the Southern Circuit, or so much more.

What’s Included?

  • Your local, experienced driver with many years of guiding tours in Tanzania
  • Lodging in Tanzania on a full room and board basis
  • Entrance fees for all National Parks and Conservation Areas, including the descent into the Ngorongoro Crater
  • All cultural activities and excursions on itinerary
  • Contribution to the Kakoi Water Project through the 501(c)(3) organization Second Look Worldwide
  • Beverages while in transit, excluding while in the airports
  • Driver transfers to and from airports
  • An emergency evacuation card, Flying Doctors
  • Wire Transfer and other banking fees

What’s Not Included?

  • International flights to & from Tanzania
  • Tips for your drivers, tour guides, and lodges, highly encouraged
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Traveler’s Insurance, highly encouraged
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Baggage weight overages, if applicable
  • Any incidental expenses
  • Anything from room service or the hotel minibar

Accommodations

Mvuli Hotel: 1 night, Bed & Breakfast Basis

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge: 1 night, Full Room & Board Basis

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Ang’ata Tented Camp, Serengeti: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Ang’ata Tented Camp, Ngorongoro: 1 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Next Steps

THIS 8 DAY, 7 NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE BEGINS AT ONLY $4295 PER PERSON, FULL ROOM AND BOARD AT DOUBLE CAPACITY.

Pricing is for March, April, May, and November. Significant Discounts available for parties larger than 2.

50% of the total package cost must be paid 90 days before travel to retain your reservation, and the balance must be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.