Explore Africa’s greatest national parks on this 7 day Tanzania Safari! Start in Arusha before experiencing a week of incredible safari experiences – including visiting two of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders!
On this incredible Tanzania safari adventure, you will visit the renowned plains of the expansive Serengeti. Home to an abundance of wildlife, the main draw of the Serengeti is undoubtedly the unforgettable Great Wildebeest Migration. Finish the trip at the unique Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder with the world’s highest concentration of wildlife.
Driven in your private 4×4 by your professional safari guide, this private 7 day Tanzania safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace, exactly the way you like it. The hotels and safari lodges on this trip are hand-picked by our team of Tanzania travel experts and fall under our Silver class of accommodation options. If you prefer a touch more luxury, opt for Gold or Platinum class hotels.
Welcome to Tanzania! Your Leon Adventures guide will meet you upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and take you straight to your first luxury hotel in Tanzania. This trip is an exclusive private safari so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest! Tomorrow morning will be an early start for your first Tanzania safari experience, so use your first day to recuperate from a day of travel and soak up the sights and sounds of Africa.
Don’t be afraid to ask your guide questions beforehand and tell them your needs and expectations. Decide your departure and return times together and discuss specific animals you want to look out for! The best thing about a private African safari? You don’t have to be considerate of anyone. This trip is entirely your own.
The rest of the day is at your leisure. Recuperate from a day of travel and soak in the sights and sounds of Africa.
Today you’ll be heading out to your first Tanzania national park: the magnificent Lake Manyara. Though one of the smaller national parks in the country, it still packs a punch. Expect to spot herds of elephants slowly trekking across the plains, vast troops of baboons in the thick forest canopy and – if you are lucky! – perhaps even tree-climbing lions.
You’ll spend the day in your private 4×4 safari vehicle with your experienced safari guide leading the way. A mesmerising variety of wildlife can be found around the huge soda lake, including buffalos, warthogs, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras and plenty of pink flamingos. The shallow Hippo Pool is always a highlight and offers excellent opportunities for hippo sightings as well as spectacular views of the Rift Valley Escarpment.
Lake Manyara in Tanzania isn’t just about epic game drives, however. Combine a full day of safari adventure with various activities from cultural tours to canopy walks and more!
Return to your Lake Manyara luxury lodge around sunset and enjoy a delicious meal al fresco, listening to the quiet hum of the wilderness.
Today you will continue your African safari experience to one of the country’s biggest draws: the Serengeti National Park. The endless plains and abundance of wildlife that call the Serengeti home are unsurpassed. The Wildebeest Migration with more than a million wildebeest is probably the highlight of the Serengeti. It is a true spectacle and impressive to watch millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles thunder across the endless plains of the Serengeti.
Together with your private guide, you will be looking for the herds across the plains. Apart from the migratory animals, you will also get to see lots of other animals, like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many more. Expect to be impressed by the natural beauty of Africa’s most famous park.
If you like to watch wildlife from another perspective, we recommend you to go on a balloon safari. It is an amazing experience to drift silently above the plains with herds of wildlife.
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Early morning you drive from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The road leads you over the Great Rift Valley, through the crater forest, to the striking Ngorongoro Crater. This collapsed volcano is the main feature of the area and creates a unique ecosystem with a wide variety of vegetation. Enjoy the beautiful colours of the landscapes and the diversity of animals.
The crater is home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa and is choked with elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and even the rare black rhino. This is one of the best places to spot all of the Big Five. The views from the crater rim over the crater floor are incredible. Because of its natural beauty, the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.
There is a range of activities to do in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, like visiting a Maasai village.
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Today will be at leisure to relax or explore, depending on your flight. Your driver will transfer you to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight and on day 7 you will arrive back home.
Is a 7 day Tanzania vacation just not enough? Extend your safari with a beach vacation. Tanzania offers perfect paradises to unwind after your safari: Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Contact our specialist travel advisors to start creating your dream trip in Tanzania.
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