Tanzania Safari Experience

National Geographic Journeys, Arusha to Arusha

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Go on an unforgettable seven-day adventure in Tanzania. Search for the "big five" in scenic Lake Manyara, the wildlife-teeming Ngorongoro Crater, and the plains of the Serengeti. Explore the area around the Olduvai Gorge, which has been occupied by humans — and their earliest ancestors — for almost two million years. Here where the cradle of humanity meets the masters of the animal kingdom, experience your own evolution.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park Your G for Good Moment: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park
  • Entrance to Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Visit the g adventures-supported clean cookstoves project
  • Embark on numerous wildlife safari drives
  • Enjoy the african sunset over scenic lake eyasi
  • Meet the researchers and scientists at the serengeti wildlife centre

Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search of the park's bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, and baboons. The afternoon is spent viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush, cool forest that’s dominated by large ficus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns. Included Activities: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch Lake Manyara National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Included Activities: Clean Cookstove Project Visit Clean Cookstove Project Talk Olduvai Gorge Museum Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)
Day 4 Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Embark on morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives in our compact, safari 4x4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be early in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive, but you will have a much better view from above. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle
Day 5 Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue viewing wildlife on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset on the deck with a cool drink. Additional Notes: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning. Included Activities: Serengeti National Park Safari Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)
Day 6 Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L) Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
Day 7 Arusha (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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