Tanzania Wildlife Tour

Join us on the Tanzania Wildlife Tour! 

9 Day, 8 Night

Tanzania has some of the most incredible and diverse wildlife in the world. This itinerary will take you to the best places in the country to see these animals in their natural habitat. Visit four of Tanzania’s famous national parks; Tarangire, Arusha, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti. You’ll marvel at the spectacular beauty and landscapes within these parks during your many game drives. Finish your experience with an excursion to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. The crater is a natural wonder and is certain to be a highlight of this trip!

Join us and we will experience this beautiful country together!

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you’ll be met by a representative of the Off Season Adventures’ team and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time and energy level you may have the opportunity to explore Arusha City. You can enjoy a market or farm tour, participate in a cooking class, or connect with the local artisans. Enjoy dinner at your hotel and contemplate the Tanzania safari that lies 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 wildlife experience with a full day of game drives in Arusha National Park. Often overlooked by travelers, the park has many diversified landscapes ideal for wildlife. It also provides incredible views of Mt. Meru, the second largest peak in Tanzania. Head back to Arusha for dinner at your hotel.

  • Breakfast at Mvuli Hotel
  • Drive to Arusha National Park for a full day of game drives
  • Lunch
  • Dinner and overnight at Mvuli Hotel

Day 3

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day of wildlife viewing. Located between the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and the meadows of the Masai Step the park occupies just over 2,600 square kilometers. Have lunch within the park and then visit Off Season Adventures’ Kakoi Water Project. The plan is to create a year-round water source for 15,500 local people who live near the park. You’ll be able to view the progress and see the positive impact the project will make on the area once completed.

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

Day 4

Today embark on a second full day of game drives within Tarangire National Park. Home to an abundance of wildlife including zebra, elephants, giraffe, and over 500 species of birds, your day is bound to have many animal sightings.

  • Breakfast at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Drive to Tarangire National Park for a second full day of game drives
  • Lunch within Tarangire
  • Dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Day 5

This morning take a scenic drive through the stunning Lake Manyara National Park. Although the park is small in size it has 11 diverse ecosystems including savannah, marsh, and evergreen forests creating a truly beautiful landscape. Along the way, you may see giraffe, cheetah, flamingos, and the famous tree-climbing lions. 

  • Breakfast at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
  • Drive through Lake Manyara National Park for game drives and the beautiful scenery
  • Lunch
  • Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Day 6

Today’s journey will take you to the immense Serengeti National Park. Spanning over 14,750 square kilometers it is one of the most well-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Participate in impressive game drives where you will have the opportunity to observe the myriad of wildlife that calls this park home. This evening enjoy dinner and relax at the Thorn Tree Camps.

  • Breakfast at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Drive to Serengeti National Park for game drives
  • Lunch
  • Overnight and dinner at Thorn Tree Camps

Day 7

After breakfast head out on your second day within Serengeti National Park. Take in the beautiful scenery and keep an eye out for zebra, lion, elephant, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, and more than 500 species of birds.

  • Breakfast at Thorn Tree Camps
  • Second day of game drives within Serengeti National Park
  • Lunch
  • Dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camps

Day 8

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before driving to the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. It is one of the world’s most renowned natural wonders with a constant water source creating some of the most fertile lands in Africa. These conditions create some incredible scenery and wildlife viewing. Your descent into the crater might reveal leopard, giraffe, buffalo, and maybe even a black rhino.

  • Breakfast at Thorn Tree 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 9

Today marks the end of your Tanzanian Wildlife experience. After enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. If you haven’t seen enough of Tanzania please join us on one of our many other excursions!

  • 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
  • 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: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

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

Thorn Tree Camps: 2 nights, Full Room & Board Basis

Next Steps

THIS 9 DAY, 8 NIGHT TOUR PACKAGE BEGINS AT ONLY $4075 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.