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Small Group Lodge Safari

Best of Tanzania

7 Days from 2.600 USD per person sharing

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Best of Tanzania – 7 Day Small Group Lodge Safari

On this 7-day Tanzania safari you will visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks as well as the Serengeti and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Travelling through breath-taking landscapes on adventurous tracks, you will experience nature and wildlife at its best.

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Lodges & tented camps

Accommodation style

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from 2.600 USD pp sharing

Starting price per person

travellers

2-7

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

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Every Sunday

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Highlights

Day 1-7 | Tanzania

Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Small Group Safari
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Not more than 7 travellers, window-seat guaranteed

Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Lake Manyara National Park
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Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Many elephants, Baobab trees, Tarangire River

Tarangire National Park
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Many elephants, Baobab trees, Tarangire River

Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

Serengeti National Park
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Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Ngorongoro Crater
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World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Who Should Go

If you’re looking for a classic Tanzania safari and want to experience the best-known national parks and wildlife destinations of the country, this is 7 day Tanzania safari is for you. As safari enthusiast, you spend a lot of time on game drives learning about and observing local wildlife together with your experienced guide. Visiting the best-known parks as well as joining a coffee walk tour in Karatu give you a great insight into what Tanzania has to offer – great for first time visitors. This classic Tanzania safari is confirmed with only two travellers, making it ideal for solo traveller looking to join a small and intimate group tour.

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Safari Enthusiasts

Tanzania newbies

Tanzania Newbies

Solo traveller

Solo Travellers

nature lovers

Nature Lovers

"We enjoyed every minute of our safari adventure with the best guide we could have ever wished for!!! Our Alpha!! He really grew dear to our hearts during these 7 days. He could answer all our questions about the wildlife, but also plants. Every morning, he would give us a brief overview about history, culture, and traditions of the respective region and its people. We had an unforgettable, incredibly great time!!!"
Bernd & Kirsten | Germany

Accommodation

4 lodges over 7 days/6 nights
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
Day 1
Tarangire Region
Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 1
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
Day 2
Lake Manyara National Park
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 2
Tents at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 3-4
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 3-4
TWC Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 5-6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Karatu)
Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodge
2 nights full-board
Day 5-6

Tour Itinerary

Small group lodge safari | minimum 2, maximum 7 people | guaranteed window-seat

This 7 day Tanzania safari takes you to some of the best destinations for wildlife sightings in the country: From the shores of Lake Manyara to the baobab trees and elephants of Tarangire. From the world-famous Serengeti to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. In a small and personal group of not more than 7 travellers your experienced guide will share his knowledge about flora, fauna, and local life with you. On a walk around a coffee plantation in Karatu, you can step out of the car and get an insight into one of Tanzania’s most important industries. You overnight at small and personal accommodations, enjoying close proximity to the natural world around you.

Best of Tanzania map

Start Arusha

Ends Arusha

elephants Tarangire National Park

Day 1 | Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate two-hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge, where you will overnight.

Lunch Dinner
View of Lake Manyara 7 day Tanzania safari

Day 2 | Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, where you will spend the night.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Game drive vehicle Serengeti

Day 3 | Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp inside of the park.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Lion paws closeup

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

Serengeti National Park

Game drives

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
View across Ngorongoro caldera

Day 5 | Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk

Distance approx. 170 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk

Distance approx. 170 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. Here you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. You will spend the night at one of the three beautifully located Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodges.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Elephant in the Crater on 7 day Tanzania safari

Day 6 | Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak, you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to your Tanganyika Wilderness Adventure Lodge to spend another night.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Landscape Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 7 | Karatu – Arusha

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Karatu – Arusha

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport.

Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 6 nights’ stay in lodges and tented camps
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • activities and transfers as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

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