Sanctuary’s Best of Tanzania Safari Holiday Expedition – 8 Days Featured

Tarangire National Park, Bateleu Eagle

 

 This is an amazing 8 Days and 7 Nights Safari holiday expedition Package show casing the very best bush safari destinations Tanzania has to offer. The Best of Tanzania offers guests the opportunity to experience three of Tanzania's most iconic areas, the Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro crater followed by and the plains of the Serengeti. Book now and tick this off your bucket list!


Overview

8 Days / 7 Nights Sanctuary’s Best of Tanzania Safari Holiday Expedition Trip Highlights

Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park


Day 1: Arusha Town

Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Arusha Town


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • Begin your adventure holiday staying at luxury lodge located within a working coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha town.
  • Explore The Tarangire National Park, famous for the large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees as well as its stunning landscapes.
  • Conduct game drives in the Tarangire National Park in search of wild game Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, impala, zebra, leopard lurk in the trees, Lions, ostrich, waterbuck and birds.
  • View and try to spot the endemic bird of Tarangire including lovebirds, Rufos-tailed weaver bird and ashy starling at a swamp within the park on a game drive.
  • Take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun at your camp at the Tarangire National Park.
  • Discover the Lake Manyara National Park its unique landscapes, birds and wildlife on game drives.
  • Discover and experience the indigenous way of life and cultural activities on a visit to a local village Mto WA Mbu near The Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater the world's only intact caldera teaming with high concentrations of wildlife including tree-climbing lions, jackals and the elusive leopard.
  • Discover the vast open plains of the Serengeti that spread out as far as the eye can see and the plentiful wildlife that inhabit them on game drives.
  • Visit the famous and world renowned Serengeti National Park Tanzania's Northern Circuit one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries.
  • View the one of the world’s largest land migrations the Great Wildebeest Migration by wildebeest, zebra's, gazelle's and other plains animals in search of pasture.
  • On this safari contribute to cheetah conservation through the Cheetah Watch Campaign by submitting your sightings of cheetah in Tanzania to the Serengeti Cheetah Project to be used to identify cheetah, record their behavior and record their location.
  • Enjoy evenings at the camp fire savoring stories of the days adventures, gazing at the stars as the camp manager unravels the myths of the night sky and the Serengeti plains.

Day By Day

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Arusha Town

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Sanctuary representative and transferred by private vehicle to your lodge located on the outskirts of Arusha. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Arusha Coffee Lodge is located on a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha.  Designed around the original plantation houses but completely renovated to achieve the highest standards of comfort, the décor is luxuriant and stylish with undertones of the bygone days of early exploration.  Each of the 18 plantation houses has been lavishly furnished and features a split level living area and a private deck.  The lodge also boasts a coffee shop, patisserie, conference facilities and a swimming pool.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge


Day 2: Arusha Town - Tarangire National Park

Early this morning you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha airstrip for you onward flight to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a Camp Representative and transferred to Swala camp in our customized open safari vehicle, driving time is approx 30 minutes with game viewing en route.

At Sanctuary Swala each of the twelve tents is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs and is within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. In the afternoon there is time to relax before enjoying an exciting game drive by open four wheel drive vehicle. Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, Impala and Zebra are all easily spotted whilst leopard lurk in the trees. Due to the camps secluded location you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park. As the sun fades enjoy a sundowner as you watch the game carry on with their daily activities. Return to camp to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Swala


Day 3: Tarangire National Park

This morning awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tents deck.

The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Return to your camp where your hosts will greet you with a refreshing drink and a well deserved lunch.

In the afternoon you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the mid day sun.

As the afternoon progresses you may like to return to the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge to freshen up before meeting around the camp fire for a pre dinner drink as you discuss the day's adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Swala


Day 4: Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Leave camp early this morning to transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manyara. Upon arrival at Manyara Airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge.  Transfer time to the lodge is 15 minutes by road. Arrive in time for lunch followed by a leisurely afternoon.

The Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge is located in Lake Manyara National Park in Northern Tanzania; and is nestled into the edge of the escarpment which towers over Lake Manyara - offering a magnificent view of the lake. The lodge offers activities including walking safaris in Lake Manyara National park, as well as game drives in the Park and also in the Ngorongoro Crater. You could also visit the nearby village of Mto WA Mbu to experience indigenous life, with cultural activities. You could choose to relax by the swimming pool with views of Lake Manyara; and enjoy afternoon tea before adjourning for dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge


Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Leave the lodge this morning after breakfast and enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park or in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Lake Manyara National Park is located within a long, narrow corridor formed by the looming cliffs of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and the shores of Lake Manyara. The Park offers enormous topographical variety and abundant wildlife and stands in indigenous bush frequented by species such as buffalo, dik dik and baboon.

Enjoy a game drive deep into the Ngorongoro Crater, to enjoying game viewing with the spectacular backdrop of the crater wall. Home to around 30,000 animals, the Crater has a high concentration of predators including tree-climbing lions, jackals and the elusive leopard. Enjoy a meal in the bush during your game drive, or a sundowner on the wraparound deck of the lodge - offering incredible views of Lake Manyara. Enjoy dinner indoors or on the deck outside.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge


Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park

This morning transfer back to Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, flying time is approx 1 hour.  Upon arrival you will be met by a Kusini representative and transferred to camp. Arrive at your camp with time to freshen up before lunch is served.

This afternoon discover why the Serengeti is an icon of Africa on an afternoon game drive.  The open plains spread out as far as the eye can see so it's no surprise that the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning, "endless plains".  The park itself covers 14,763 sq. kilometers, making it one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries and hosts one of the world's largest land migrations.  Every year 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara followed by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game in search of fresh grazing pastures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini


Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Today you may choose to either partake in a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch or remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives.

This evening return to camp and climb to the top of the Kopje for stunning 360 degree views of the Serengeti.  Relax with your preferred drink as you watch the setting sun paint the Serengeti with pinks, oranges and reds. Settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal before retiring to your tent after an eventful day of game viewing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini


Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Arusha Town

Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing at camp or venture out early on a morning game drive before transferring to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro via Arusha departing at 10am.  Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro connect with your onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast


 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rates Include

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments while on game viewing drives
  • Park fees
  • 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Serengeti Cheetah Project
  • Cosmic safari
  • Sundowners and bush meals in specially selected spots
  • Flights from Arusha to the Serengeti to Arusha and from there to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Airstrip transfer to / from camp
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Cover by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • Transfer to and from international and domestic airport

Rates Exclude

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Private game drives
  • Bank charges
  • Any other item not mentioned above
  • All optional excursions or activities

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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