Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

African Travel
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
12 days
From: $ 6,385 $ 532 / day
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  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest free standing caldera.
  • Discover Serengeti National Park, the most likely place in Eastern Africa to see the annual Great Migration of wildebeest.
  • Enjoy a combination of ideally-situated permanent and tented camps and small lodges.

Short Description

Get ready for an extraordinary journey and multicultural experience on this off-the-beaten path safari through Tanzania’s prolific game parks. Seek out the Big Five with expert rangers on game drives within Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Parks; hike near the Empakai Crater; and visit  Olduvai Gorge, “the cradle of mankind.” Along the way, you’ll interact with the local Maasai people, mingle with villagers at the local markets and join the nomadic Wahadzabe hunters as they search for food.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kilimanjaro
End City Arusha

Trip Includes

  • Accommodations
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Internal transportation
  • Sightseeing as specified in each itinerary

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Day 1: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Touch down at Kilimanjaro airport where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your well-appointed lodge in a lush garden setting near central Arusha. You’ll soon be meeting your fellow travelers and getting briefed about your upcoming adventure. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day as you please.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp

Your journey begins as your naturalist guide transports you to Tarangire National Park, dotted with majestic baobabs and an unusually large elephant population – up to six thousand of the familial pachyderms. After a warm welcome and relaxed lunch at your tented camp, grab your cameras for an afternoon game drive to view the multitude of wildlife along the Tarangire River. Your ranger is expert at spotting those reclining big cats lazing in the grasses. Gather with your safari companions to toast the start of your safari as you look out at the sun sinking over the splendid vistas. Then, tuck in for a hearty dinner beneath the stars.


Day 3, Tarangire National Park


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp


Spend the day with a full menu of gameviewing as you explore Tarangire’s riverine thickets, grassy acacia woodlands and stands of ancient baobabs. Depending on the season, you’ll see large numbers of wildebeest and zebras as well as giraffes, buffalo, Thomson's gazelles, greater and lesser kudus, elands, leopard and cheetah. The birding is outstanding - watch for huge flocks of flamingos and other wading birds as the Manyara and Tarangire Pans fill with water during the wet season.


Day 4, Lake Eyasi


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp


After an early morning walk, set out for Karatu near the Ngorongoro Conservation area. After crossing the Great Rift Valley near Lake Manyara, immerse yourself in the daily ritual of African life as you mingle with villagers at the local markets and visit a school. Late this afternoon, you’ll arrive at your tented camp on the shore of Lake Eyasi, an immense seasonal soda lake. Explore the grounds spread among a beautiful natural palm and acacia forest, enjoy the lake views with colossal rock formations as a backdrop, and birdwatch at the natural spring before dinner.


Day 5, Lake Eyasi


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp


Be prepared for an extraordinary cross-cultural experience today when you meet the local nomadic tribes and learn about their traditional lifestyles. Join a local guide and interpreter to walk with the local Bushmen (Wahadzabe) as they hunt using bows and arrows and gather tubers and roots in this dry and rugged landscape. This afternoon, you’ll meet the pastoral Datoga people, who have retained their unique cultural practices - the women still dress in goat skins and adorn themselves with stacks of brass bracelets, clicking rhythmically as they dance.


Day 6, Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House


Your journey continues to your lodging near the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Here you’ll spend the next two days exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the prolific wildlife roaming the world’s largest caldera. Take in the view of the coffee plantations and settle into your lovely lodging; then perhaps take a walk or explore the coffee farm at the Ngorongoro Farm House.


Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House


This morning descend to the 100-square-mile floor of the lush Ngorongoro Crater for a picnic and the chance to observe wildlife. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this unique biosphere has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. The stunning landscape combined with spectacular wildlife, makes the crater one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet. Later, visit a Maasai village where herdsmen graze their cattle around the crater rim. Depending on the season, you’ll have a choice of half-day hikes into the Empakai Crater, Olmoti Crater or the surrounding highlands.


Day 8, Serengeti National Park


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp


As your adventure heads out for the Serengeti plains, visit the “cradle of mankind,” the 31-mile-long Olduvai Gorge. Here, the famed Leakey family archaeologists have discovered ancient remains of several species of man’s earliest ancestors. Soon, you’ll be on your way to the Serengeti National park, often called the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world, and your tented camp. Tonight, soak up the sounds of the bush from your veranda and sink into slumber in your comfortably-furnished and spacious tent, complete with ensuite bathroom and bucket shower.


Day 9: Serengeti National Park


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp


Soak up the early morning splendor of an African sunrise as you meet your expert ranger for a game drive to observe the wildlife at their most active. Perhaps you’ll catch up with the lioness returning from her hunt or a pair of grunting warthogs darting through the grass. Observe placid elephants encircling their young while countless wildebeest graze alongside zebras and antelope. Among the massive granite hills dotting the grass, you may spot a camouflaged leopard and her cubs playing in the shadows and, more likely tiny dik diks bounding into the shade. After lunch and a siesta, gather your camera gear for an afternoon game drive, returning in time for a hot shower before dinner.


Day 10: Serengeti National Park


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp


Spend the day exploring the great park on game drives and various wildlife viewing activities. Your ranger will tap into his great experience and lead you to locations of outstanding natural beauty where you can observe and photograph the wildlife quietly and at your leisure. After dinner tonight, let the sounds of the night enfold you in the peaceful atmosphere of the wilderness.


Day 11: Serengeti National Park


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp


Awaken with the animals in the dawn’s early light. After a cup of hot coffee or tea, meet your guide and be on your way to filling out your gallery of photos. Zoom in on the pride of lions sharing the night’s hunt. Wait patiently to catch the eye of the elegant giraffes snacking from the trees. Feel small as you zoom out on the endless landscape dotted with wildlife oblivious to your presence. After your late afternoon game drive, unwind and recharge. Tonight, join your safari companions in a delicious farewell dinner and celebrate your precious memories of this diverse and blessed country.


Day 12: Serengeti / Depart


Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel


Enjoy one last game drive in the Serengeti. After breakfast, travel to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha. Have lunch and relax in a dayroom until your transfer to Kilimanjaro for your evening departure flight.



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Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

Limited to maximum 10 passengers


1) Mount Meru Hotel

Arusha, Tanzania

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Mount Meru Hotel lies on several acres of lush landscape, surrounded by breathtaking vistas rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain.

2) Maramboi Tented Camp

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Maramboi Tented Camp is close to the shores of Lake Manyara and located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire.  A 61,776 acre concession area set aside for conservation by the local Maasai Community.  Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake.

Maramboi Tented camp has spacious tents on generous, ample, wooden decks. We all have en-suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220 v electric lighting.

An impressive landscape from the Rift Valley gives the visitor an amazing natural welcome to an area extraordinarily rich in wildlife.  The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Maasai.

3) Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

 Situated on the shores of Lake Eyasi, Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp is a few hours’ drive from Ngorongoro Crater and about half a day’s drive to the Serengeti.  Across this seasonal soda lake, the Alipi escarpment wall rises 2,000 feet up into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, providing a stunning view. The camp is beautifully set in a palm and acacia forest and is part of a 200-acre family-owned farm with a natural spring nearby which feeds into the lake.

4) Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano located only three miles from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate.  The Farm House was built to offer clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days.

Ngorongoro Farm House is comprised of cottages with ample space inside, built in the style of an old colonial farm.  The rustic design is created by local materials.  The cottages have large beds, en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs.

Meals are normally served in the main building.  However buffet lunches are sometimes set-up around the pool. Guests have an ample choice of food prepared with local produce.

5) Serengeti Mobile Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This luxurious tented camp is moved around the park year round enabling guests to explore the remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, featuring spacious and comfortable safari tents, each with a king-size or twin beds, ensuite bathroom, flush toilet, hand basin, and bucket shower.  Lighting is supplied by solar energy.

Cancellation Policy:

20% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellation made 66 days or more before departure.**

50% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made between 65 and 30 days before departure.**

100% of total trip cost is forfeited for cancellations made 29 or fewer days before departure.

**Plus applicable third party charges.

In some instances, lost and/or unused airline tickets are not refundable or replaceable.

African Travel reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received within the above specified periods. African Travel will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations.

We recommend you obtain travel insurance.  We make no representation or guarantee concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspect of any travel insurance policy or claim.

Additional Information:

  • Baggage: On Wing Safari, you are permitted one soft-sided bag, weighing no more than the limit stated in your tour documents.  The weight limit will be set at 44 lbs. or lower, and may be as low as 25 lbs., depending on aircraft type and destination. Passenger is responsible to arrange and pay to store excess baggage. Luggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout travel.
  • Tour Planning: Tour planning, preparation, marketing and operational costs are included in the tour price. These prices are based on tariffs, taxes and exchange rates in effect at the time of printing. African Travel reserves the right to increase tour prices due to changes in tariffs, taxes or exchange rates.
  • Revisions To Itinerary: A fee of $100 will be charged for a revision to a confirmed itinerary.  We do not assure that it will be possible to make your requested revision.
  • Late Booking Fee: A fee for additional communications and expedited mail costs will be charged when applicable.

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  • Passport and visa charges
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 10 Dinners

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