OUR WILDLIFE SAFARI PACKAGES
Tanzania consistently appears at the top of pretty much every list of Africa’s best safari countries, and we’re not surprised. With no less than 16 national parks and other gems like Ngorongoro conservation area to pick from, the possibilities are as endless as the plains of the Serengeti, and Tanzania is the perfect place for your African safari. We’ll give details about our most popular safari packages below, but if there’s anything else you’d like to add, please contact us and we’ll try to make it happen. Whether you want a longer or shorter tour, visit different national parks, or add experiences like a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti or a champagne dinner whilst watching the Big Five at sunset… we look forward to making your wildlife safari dreams come true!
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS
With no less than 16 national parks, Tanzania is a dream for lovers of wildlife and nature. But it’s not only the national parks that are worth visiting, there’s several other places worth mentioning like Ngorongoro Conservation Area or Lake Natron. We know, this is not making it any easier to pick, but we’ll try to give you details and ideas for activities, to try and help you choose the parks that are best for you.
Here’s our list of Tanzania national parks and other nature and wildlife destinations worth visiting.
STANDARD PACKAGES AND CUSTOM SAFARIS
All our safaris can start from Moshi, Arusha or anywhere in between. You can pick one of our standard packages below or we can create a personalized itinerary for you. Some of our packages are also available as group tours, where we join you with a bunch of strangers for great times with new rafikis*.
Accommodation options go from basic camping to staying in the most luxurious lodges, but no matter your budget or available time, we’ll make sure you have the time of your life!
Click on each itinerary to see our suggestions and prices, or get in touch to start designing your customized tour. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of everything, all you have to do is put ‘Hakuna matata’ on repeat for the next few weeks, and start getting in the mood*!
* Disney’s The Lion King was based on the Serengeti. Rafiki is one of the characters and the Swahili word for friend. Hakuna matata means don’t worry and is a song from the movie.
A BIT OF ADVENTURE (1 DAY)
Home to Mount Meru and one of the smaller parks of Tanzania, Arusha National Park is ideal for a day trip. It’s one of the few national parks in Tanzania offering walking safaris, and we’ll gladly make you explore this option. The diversity in wildlife and landscapes is impressive, and you’ll be able to see a lot in just one day.
ELEPHANTASTIC (2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT)
Our cheapest multi-day safari package is ideal for lovers of elephants with limited time or a limited budget. Similar in some aspects, different in others, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park are a wonderful introduction to Tanzanian wildlife. GROUP TOURS ARE AVAILABLE.
TOUCH OF NATURE (2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT)
This starter package is a great option for anyone on a budget or a time limit. But don’t worry, you’ll get more than enough value for your money! Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park (1d) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1d) will offer you countless highlights in just 2 days. GROUP TOURS ARE AVAILABLE.
LET’S FLAMINGO! (2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT)
Explore lesser-known lands in the far north of Tanzania. Lake Natron is home to millions of flamingos, and the views along the road to get there are nothing less than stunning. Beautiful as a stand-alone package, but also an ideal extension to any other ‘standard’ safari!
HINT OF WILDERNESS (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
Three national parks in as many days, this tour never disappoints. The parks are jaw-dropping, and the variety of animals is huge. Tree sitting lions at Lake Manyara (1d), hundreds of elephants at Tarangire (1d), and the diversity of Ngorongoro (1d) with the chance to spot some rare species like the black Rhino. Let’s go!
LAKE NATRON OFF THE BEATEN PATH (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
Add a day in the almost undiscovered eastern part of lake Natron and an authentic Maasai barbecue to our ‘let’s flamingo’ package and spend some time with these interesting people. Beautiful as a stand-alone package, but also an ideal extension to any other ‘standard’ safari!
NORTHERN ADVENTURES (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
Serengeti national park (2d) and Ngorongoro conservation area (1d)
MOUNTAINS AND LAKES (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
Combine a visit to Lake Natron with an ascent of Ol Doinyo Lengai. It’s takes about 7 times less time than climbing Kilimanjaro, but we would say it’s probably also 7 times harder… and absolutely not for the faint-hearted! Definitely worth your efforts though, when you’ll see the view over the lake once the sun comes up.
FINDING THE BIG FIVE (4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS or 5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS)
To anyone who’s hoping to see all the big five, we recommend this package as a minimum. You’ll see elephants at Lake Manyara or Tarangire (1d), lions and maybe leopards in the Serengeti (2 or 3d), buffaloes more or less everywhere, and if you’re lucky you might spot a rhinoceros in Ngorongoro crater (1d). We’ll do our best to make it happen! GROUP TOURS ARE AVAILABLE.
LIVING WITH THE MAASAI (5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS or EXTENSION)
Five days in the unknown lands of Lake Natron. Live the ultimate cultural experience as you spend a few days with a Maasai family in an extremely unvisited area of the lake, where there’s not even a road. You’ll also be able to enjoy an abundance of wildlife. Beautiful as a stand-alone package, but also an ideal extension to any other ‘standard’ safari!
ESSENCE OF THE NORTH (5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS or 6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS)
Why choose between Lake Manyara and Tarangire if you can visit both? This itinerary is similar to the one above, but you’ll visit the 4 most famous parks of northern Tanzania instead of 3, for a maximum chance of seeing the big 5. Lake Manyara, Tarangire the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are waiting for you, so let’s go! GROUP TOURS ARE AVAILABLE.
FLYING HIGH ABOVE THE SERENGETI (1 DAY EXTENSION)
Spend the morning flying over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon, followed by a luxurious bush breakfast. This unique experience will give you a completely different perspective, and allow you to really imagine how endless the endless plains of the Serengeti truly are. This package is an extension to our Serengeti packages and includes an extra half-day game drive and night in the Serengeti.
NEW TERRITORIES (6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS or 7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park (1d), Serengeti national park (2,5 or 3,5d), Ngorongoro conservation area (1d) and Lake Natron (1,5d).
JOURNEY OF THE WILDEBEEST (7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS)
Head deep into the Serengeti to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sights in the world: the great migration. You’ll visit Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area on the way there. Due to the nature of the migration, this tour is seasonal.
SOUL OF TANZANIA (7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS or 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara (1d), Tarangire national park (1d), Serengeti national park (2,5 or 3,5d), Ngorongoro conservation area (1d) and Lake Natron (1,5d).
UNKNOWN LANDS (8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS or 9 DAYS, 8 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara (1d), Tarangire national park (1d), Serengeti national park (2,5 or 3,5d), Ngorongoro conservation area (1d) and Lake Natron (2,5d).
UNFORGETTABLE TANZANIA (11 DAYS, 10 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara (1d), Tarangire national park (1d), Serengeti national park (3d), Ngorongoro conservation area (1d) and Lake Natron with Maasai experience (5d).
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