Explorer Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania | 6 days

Travel offer Overview

Explore the highlights of northern Tanzania

This explorer safari tour is truly a journey of discovery. Be it on a hike or canoe tour in Arusha National Park, on which you can explore the trails of the wild animals from a new perspective, or on game drives in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Each park is unique and offers its own highlights. The Arusha Park with its Colobus monkeys, the Tarangire with its huge elephant herds, Lake Manyara with its tree lions and the diversity of birds and the Ngorongoro Crater with its incomparable landscape. One attraction chases the next.

Which ones are you particularly excited about?

Country Tanzania
Accommodation Lodge/Tented Camp
Food Fullboard
Minimum number of participants 2 person

Category

Safari

Price category

Mid-range

Travel type

Duration

6 days

Price

from 1795 €
Individual trip
per person

Details

Stations

Tansania interaktive Karte
  • Ngorongoro Krater

  • Lake Manyara

  • Tarangire Nationalpark

  • Arusha

Impressions

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Detailed travel plan

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport - Welcome to Tanzania

    Today you land in East Africa - at the foot of the majestic mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro!

    Perhaps you have already caught a glimpse of the highest mountain in Africa from the plane, if not, with a little luck you can still make out the summit on the drive from the airport to Arusha.

    Your personal driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport with a sign in his hands and will give you a warm welcome on Tanzanian soil with a cheerful "Jambo" and "Karibu".

    The drive to Arusha takes about 1 hour, depending on traffic and time of day. Your transfer will lead you through the first small local villages, past Mount Meru - the second highest mountain in Tanzania - to the lively city of Arusha.

    Here you check into your accommodation and can recover from the journey.

    Do you have any questions about the tour? Then discuss this with your guide before he says goodbye to you for the rest of the day.

    Note:

    If you arrive early in the morning, we would be happy to organize a guided tour of Arusha for you.

    The Clock Tower, the Tanzanite Museum and the Maasai Souvenir Market are particularly worth seeing :-)

  • Day 2

    Arusha National Park with walking at the foot of Mount Meru and game drives through the park

    In the morning you leave the accommodation together with the guide and continue to Arusha National Park at the foothills of Mount Meru.

    A local ranger is already waiting for you here, who will also take you on a search for clues in the Arusha Naitonal Park. On a 1.5 hour easy hike, the "small five" are explained to you and the tracks on the way are read. Giraffes will cross your path, buffalo graze in the distance until you arrive at the waterfall in the park. After a short photo stop, your way back to your guide.

    He is already waiting for you and explores the park with you in the safari car. The path meanders along the Momella lakes and through dense rainforest. Black and white Colobus monkeys sit in the trees and look cheekily down at the visitors. Proud giraffes stroll through the meadows and nibble on the acacia trees with devotion. Zebras and flamingos are also often seen park residents.

    After the game drive, you will continue to your accommodation.

    ALTERNATIV:

    Arusha National Park with game drive and canoe trip

    In the morning you will be picked up by your driver and drive to the Arusha National Park. First, explore the park with the safari car. After the picnic lunch you  continue to Momella Lake. Here you will find another guide who will explore the lake with you by canoe. He guides you safely through the hippos and you will experience nature from a completely different perspective. After this fabulous adventure return back to your accommodation.

  • Day 3

    Herds of elephants and baobab trees in Tarangire National Park

    Your guide will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast around 8:30 a.m. Check out of the accommodation and stow your luggage in our comfortable Toyota Landcruiser, in which you will be traveling with the guide for the next days.

    The safari adventure can begin!

    You can already observe the typical Tanzanian landscape on the way to Tarangire National Park. Wide savannahs, acacia trees and grasslands line the path. The vegetation is broken up by the red robes of the Maasai who herd their calves, goats and cattle here. Children who watch with big eyes the Mzungus (Swahili: the traveler / the white person) on the way to the national parks and sometimes run after the cars with big laughs and a lot of waves.

    After about 2 hours you will reach the entrance gate of the Tarangire National Parks. While your guide takes care of the entry formalities, you can freshen up and visit an information trail about the park. First impressions of the dryness and heat will accompany you.

    The journey continues straight into the National Park. First animals crossing your path.

    The park is known for its large herds of elephants, zebras and wildebeest, but also for the baobab trees that shape the landscape. In between there are also a few lions and a variety of bird species. Especially on the Tarangire River - the main source of water in the park - you can watch the animals looking for water.

    After the first impressions we take a break at the Tarangire Safari Lodge for lunch. A good mix of Tanzanian and continental food is offered here and the view from the terrace with a cup of coffee or tea is unforgettable. Many times the elephants pass under the hill and all you have to do is keep your eyes open and watch.

    After your meal, continue your game drives with your guide. There is so much to discover and your guide will take you to beautiful spots in the park so that you can fully enjoy the tour - rest assured - the guide has eyes like an eagle and also spots small animals out of the corner of his eye!

    The day is coming to an end and you continue to your accommodation. Here you check into your room and review the impressions of the first day of the safari.

  • Day 4

    A great variety of birds and lions climbing the trees - Lake Manyara National Park

    After the huge herds of elephants, you continue to Lake Manyara National Park.

    A special highlight for bird lovers. In the winter months, the migratory birds come from the north and populate the lake - huddling close together. In addition to the storks, there are also vultures, pelicans and of course the pink flamingos!

    In addition to these many species of birds, you can also watch the hippos snorting in the lake and, with a little luck, lions climbing the trees to protect themselves from annoying flies and the heat on the ground. They just hang around here and have a good time in the shade.

    If time permits, drive to the hot springs - which occur here due to the activities underground - and walk a little way into the lake via a jetty.

    Today we packed a packed lunch for you - you can eat it at one of the picnic areas in the park and use the sanitary facilities on site before you go on the next observation tour.

    On the further way dik diks, giraffes, zebras and buffalo cross your path.

    In the late afternoon you leave this impressive park and drive up to the crater highlands.

    Here you check into the accommodation and can enjoy the cool air of the highlands.

    The journey takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour. Pack a sweater!

  • Day 5

    Ngorongoro Crater Tour - UNESCO World Heritage Site and a special highlight

    One of THE highlights in Tanzania awaits you on this day! The Ngorongoro Crater!

    Today you have to get up early, strengthen yourself with breakfast and get ready for an unforgettable day.

    You start from the accommodation with the safari car and your guide and first drive to the Ngorongoro Gate. Take advantage of the opportunity to find out more about this unique landscape in the visitor center.

    The Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a volcano that has collapsed - forming a so-called caldera. In the whole world there are only a few formations like this that can also be accessed by car. First you drive along the edge of the crater. Get a first glimpse of the interior of the crater and Lake Magadi.

    Once you get to the road for the descent into the crater, it's 600 m down to the crater floor. The safari car winds its way very slowly along the crater wall until it reaches the ground and then as if by itself plunges into this landscape. If you get there early, you will see Maasai who cross the road with their herds of cattle and lead them to the watering holes on the edge of the crater and lick special salt stones. The Maasai are the only people who are allowed to settle in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and thus shape the landscape with its typical bomas (villages).

    No settlement is allowed within the crater itself, so you can observe animals such as zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, warthogs and lions in their natural habitat. Due to the limitation of the slopes of the crater, you will find an incomparable biodiversity in a small space.

    A special inhabitant of the crater is the rhinoceros, which with a little luck you will see in the plain.

    For lunch you stop at the picnic area - a little tip: take your meal in the car and then stretch your legs - the giant birds in the trees are just waiting to steal the bread from your fingers.

    After the break you explore the rest of the crater and then make the steep ascent with the safari car back up to the crater rim - this takes a while and is mostly "pole pole" - "slowly slowly".

    The driveway is done and you return to your accommodation for your overnight stay.

    What a day - with lots of great experiences!

  • Day 6

    Departure

    Today your journey comes to an end. 3 hours before your flight departure you will be picked from the hotel and transferred to the airport.

    We hope you have packed a bag full of memories.

    We are waving good bye and wishing you a safe flight back home!

    Kwa heri na karibu tena!

    Bye bye and welcome again!

Ngorongoro Farm House

The Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge is located near the majestic volcano Oldeani and has an advantageous connection to the pristine wildlife of the nature reserve Ngorongoro and to the simple joy of a hike through the 500 hectare farmland. Ngorongoro Farm House was opened on 20. February 2003 and offers 52 cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suites, all with plenty of room. It was built in style of an old colonial farm and is country style furnished. 


Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge & Spa is an eco-friendly lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. It's the perfect base for a Tanzania safari or a restful night before climbing Mt. Kilimandscharo. The bar is open all day for a cool beer, a glass of wine, liquor or a healthy juice. You can sit on the spacious deck and have a drink, while enjoying the breathtaking view over Mt. Kilimandscharo, Mt. Meru and the wooded valleys. The lodge is located on the top of Suye Hill. It's an exceptional lodge with rustic, nevertheless comfortable ambience, which creates a very relaxed atmosphere. 

 


Lake Burunge Tented Camp

The hotel is only ten minutes away from Tarangire National Park. The Lake Burunge Tented Camp has 30 rooms, thereof 20 tents and 10 bungalows, located in shadowy bush. All of them have a spectacular view over Lake Burunge. Every room has it's own bathroom. 

 

Tarangire National Park

The Tarangire National Park is one of 11 national parks in Tanzania. It is situated southwest of Arusha near Lake Manyara and is divided by Tarangire river, which is the only water source during dry season. Therefore the park is home to many animals. Its landscape is mostly made of savannah and stretches over 2600 km² at a height of about 900 m. The many baobab trees, elephants and various bird species have made the park famous.


Arusha National Park

The Arusha National Park is situated north of Arusha between Mount Meru and the Kilimanjaro. The park comprises Mount Meru (4562 m), an extinct volcano including Little Meru (3801 m) and Ash Cone, as well as the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater and Little Serengeti. The park was founded as Ngurdoto Crater National Park in 1960; Mount Meru became part of the park in 1967. The park covers an area of 137 km², featuring a landscape of forests, swamplands, grasslands, lake areas, alpine highlands and rocks. Famous for its colobus, you can also find many giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elephants and hippos in the park.


Lake Manyara National Park

The Lake Manyara National Park features a groundwater forest very rare to East Africa, transitioning into grass plains with acacia trees and open grasslands. At the banks of Lake Manyara, you can discover swamplands. The park is home to about 20 to 30 lions which enjoy resting on the trees, as well as some leopards and many monkeys of different species. Common animals of the park are giraffes, impalas, gnus, zebras, hippos and large buffalo herds.


Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro preservation area is situated between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Park. Within the preservation area, the Ngorongoro Crater is located, which is the largest caldera in the world. The crater is 600 m deep and 260 km² large, and represents the variety of east African landscape and wildlife in a secluded area.

Included

Meals and accommodation as described in the program

All entry fees

4x4 safari car - no other guests in the car

English speaking guide

1.5 liters of water per day per person

Airport transfers

 

Flying Doctors Insurance *

* In the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover payment for the treatment.

Exclusive

Any airport charges

Things of personal use

Tips: Recommendation per guide on safari: 15-20USD per day

Tanzania visa (50USD per person)

beverages

International travel health insurance

Travel cancellation insurance

National and international flights