6-Day Midrange Tanzania Safari

Luxury Tanzania Safari Tour

  • Duration 6 days
  • No Of People From 1 person

6-Day Midrange Tanzania Safari

Embark on a captivating 6-Day Midrange Tanzania Safari, offering an affordable yet immersive adventure through Tanzania's stunning national parks and wildlife reserves. This tour is perfect for travelers seeking a balance between cost and comfort.

This 6-day Midrange safari allows you to experience the highlights of a Tanzania safari. You will experience wonderful wildlife in the heart of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants amongst acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will also visit the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The landscapes are breathtaking and the variety and volume of wildlife you will see are unforgettable.


This 6-Day Midrange Tanzania Safari is designed to provide an immersive experience that balances affordability with an incredible wildlife adventure. Immerse yourself in Tanzania's natural beauty while enjoying comfortable accommodations and expert guides. Join us for a memorable journey through the heart of Tanzania's wilderness.

Here are the highlights of the Tour

  • Tarangire National Park: Your journey commences in Tarangire National Park, celebrated for its towering baobab trees and large elephant herds. Experience a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, leopards, zebras, and more.
  • Serengeti National Park: Explore the world-renowned Serengeti, home to the mesmerizing Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras. Witness the dramatic river crossings and the predators that follow, ensuring incredible wildlife sightings.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Venture into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can spot the Big Five and an array of bird species in this unique and picturesque ecosystem.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Discover the enchanting Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife. This park offers a unique and picturesque landscape.
  • Luxury Tented Camps: Throughout your journey, stay in comfortable and midrange tented camps, offering an excellent balance of affordability and comfort. These accommodations are ideally situated for wildlife viewing.
  • Game Drives: Daily game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles provide numerous opportunities for thrilling wildlife encounters. Our experienced guides will lead you to prime locations for outstanding photo opportunities.
  • Cultural Experiences: Optionally, gain insight into the rich Maasai culture with visits to local villages. Learn about their traditions, art, and way of life.
  • Optional Activities: Enhance your safari with optional experiences such as hot air balloon safaris over the Serengeti, scenic flights, and guided bush walks. These activities offer unique perspectives and unforgettable memories.



Itinerary

Day one - Arrival

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You will be picked up from the airport at either Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha Airport or Namanga border by our company representative. They will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha about a 1-hour drive. Here you will stay and overnight at Mount Meru Hotel.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)

Accomodation: Mount Meru Hotel
(Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha)

Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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Day two - Arusha to Tarangire National Park

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After breakfast, your safari guide will collect you from your accommodation and drive you to Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours away).

Tarangire is best known for its elephant families, savannah, iconic baobab trees, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River. Animals gather at the river and giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest are often seen. The park is also home to buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators such as lions, leopards and rarely cheetahs. From the open roof of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the wildlife while in the truck. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park which includes a delicious lunch and soft drinks. After a full day in the park, you will drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax, enjoy dinner and your overnight stay.

You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site) and thereafter, continue with the game drive. Parks normally open at 6:00 am to 6:00 pm—you will be at your next lodge in time for dinner.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park)

Accomodation: Eileen's Trees Inn
(Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day three - Karatu to Lake Manyara National Park

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After breakfast, you will pick a lunch box from your accommodation and continue to this epic safari destination which is Lake Manyara National Park.

This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons. It is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park, you will see monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, elephants and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After a further game drive, you will drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and your overnight stay at Eileen's Trees Inn.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park)

Accomodation: Eileen's Trees Inn
(Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day Four - Karatu to Serengeti National Park

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After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat, coffee and corn are grown by the Iraqw people.

Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater before travelling onwards to the Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch taken on the way. You will reach Serengeti by afternoon. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation where you will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp or similar.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park)

Accomodation: Central Serengeti Luxury Camp
(Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day five - Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

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After an early breakfast, you will head out for an en-route game drive through the Serengeti. You might be able to spot animals before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site formed millions of years ago is 600m deep and covers roughly 260sq km. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. You will arrive at the crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the crater and in a matter of minutes, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.
After having a picnic lunch which will be carried from your accommodation in Serengeti, you will have a full afternoon inside the crater. After that, you will head to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and your overnight stay out of the crater.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accomodation: Eileen's Trees Inn
(Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day six - Karatu to Arusha

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After breakfast, you will drive back to Arusha for your onward destination at either Zanzibar or back home.

We will work with your plan according to your update as you share it with us. If you fly back home on a KLM flight, we will offer you a hot lunch and drop you off at the airport. You will also have enough time for shopping for gratuities.
End of safari.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accomodation: No accomodation

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals & Drinks

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals

Destination Details
Tanzania: Tanzania is a safari paradise with diverse national parks that offer unique landscapes and wildlife encounters.
- Serengeti National Park: Home to the Great Migration, witness millions of wildebeest and zebras crossing the plains, attracting predators like lions and cheetahs.
- Ngorongoro Crater: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the crater floor hosts an incredible concentration of animals, making it an ideal destination for a comprehensive safari experience.
- Tarangire National Park: Known for its massive elephant herds, ancient baobab trees, and diverse landscapes, Tarangire offers a unique safari experience.
- Selous Game Reserve: One of Africa's largest game reserves, Selous is characterized by its varied ecosystems, including grasslands, woodlands, and rivers.
- Lake Manyara National Park: Nestled between the Rift Valley escarpment and the Manyara Lake, this park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.
- Arusha National Park: Close to Arusha town, this park features Mount Meru, Ngurdoto Crater, and diverse landscapes, offering a variety of wildlife experiences.
- Ruaha National Park: The largest national park in Tanzania, Ruaha is known for its rugged landscapes, the Great Ruaha River, and a high concentration of elephants.
- Mikumi National Park: Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is a popular destination for its open grasslands and diverse wildlife.

Kenya: Kenya's national parks are equally captivating, providing breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve: Famous for the annual wildebeest migration, the Maasai Mara is a photographer's paradise and home to the Maasai people.
- Amboseli National Park: With stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of elephants.
- Samburu National Reserve: Nestled in Kenya's rugged northern frontier, Samburu is known for its unique wildlife, including Grevy's zebras and reticulated giraffes.
- Tsavo National Park: The largest national park in Kenya, Tsavo is divided into East and West, known for diverse landscapes and wildlife.

Special Safari Activities
Discover unique experiences in each national park, enhancing your safari adventure:

Serengeti National Park:
- Great Migration Safari: Embark on a journey to witness the unparalleled drama of the Great Migration, following the herds as they cross the Serengeti plains.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari: Soar above the Serengeti at dawn for a breathtaking perspective of the landscape and wildlife below.
- Walking Safari: Immerse yourself in the Serengeti's ecosystem on foot, accompanied by expert guides who reveal the intricacies of the bush.
- Night Game Drive: Experience the thrill of the nocturnal world, uncovering the activities of predators and other creatures under the cover of darkness.

Ngorongoro Crater:
- Crater Floor Exploration: Descend into the caldera for an up-close encounter with diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos.
- Hiking Empakaai Crater: Take a guided hike to the Empakaai Crater, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife.
- Cultural Visits: Interact with the Maasai people living near the crater, gaining insights into their traditional way of life.
- Photographic Safaris: Capture the incredible scenes and wildlife encounters in the crater, perfect for photography enthusiasts.

Tarangire National Park:
- Elephant Safari: Join specialized elephant-focused safaris to observe and learn about these majestic creatures.
- Boat Safari on Tarangire River: Explore the park's waterways by boat, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.
- Walking Safaris: Engage in walking safaris to appreciate the smaller details of the ecosystem and encounter wildlife on a more personal level.
- Bird Watching: Tarangire is a paradise for birdwatchers, with numerous bird species making it an ideal destination for birding enthusiasts.

Selous Game Reserve:
- Boat Safari on Rufiji River: Navigate the Rufiji River on a boat safari, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a diverse array of birdlife.
- Walking Safaris: Undertake walking safaris to explore the reserve's varied landscapes and encounter wildlife on foot.
- Fly Camping: Experience the thrill of fly camping, setting up temporary camps in the heart of the reserve for a closer connection with nature.
- Fishing Safaris: Enjoy fishing safaris on the Rufiji River, offering a unique blend of wildlife viewing and angling activities.

Lake Manyara National Park:
- Canopy Walkway: Traverse the treetops on the park's canopy walkway, offering a unique perspective of the flora and fauna.
- Game Drives: Explore the park's diverse landscapes, encountering tree-climbing lions, elephants, and vibrant birdlife.
- Bird Watching: Lake Manyara is renowned for its birdlife, making it a haven for bird enthusiasts.

Arusha National Park:
- Mount Meru Climbing: For the adventurous, embark on a trek to the summit of Mount Meru for stunning panoramic views.
- Ngurdoto Crater Exploration: Discover the unique flora and fauna of Ngurdoto Crater on guided walks or game drives.
- Canoeing on Momella Lakes: Experience the tranquility of Momella Lakes with guided canoe trips, observing wildlife along the shores.

Ruaha National Park:
- Walking Safaris: Explore Ruaha on foot with expert guides, allowing for a deeper understanding of the park's ecosystems.
- Ruaha River Safaris: Enjoy boat safaris along the Great Ruaha River, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and diverse bird species.
- Game Drives: Venture on game drives to discover the park's diverse landscapes, home to a high concentration of elephants.

Mikumi National Park:
- Hippopotamus Pool Visit: Visit the hippopotamus pool to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
- Game Drives: Explore the park's open grasslands, encountering a variety of wildlife, including lions, zebras, and giraffes.
- Bird Watching: Mikumi is a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 400 bird species recorded in the park.

Masai Mara National Reserve:
- Wildebeest Migration Safari: Witness the spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration, a dramatic display of wildlife crossing the Mara River.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari: Soar above the Mara for an aerial view of the landscapes and wildlife, followed by a Champagne breakfast.
- Cultural Visits: Interact with the Maasai people, learning about their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life.

Amboseli National Park:
- Elephant Research Center: Visit the Amboseli Elephant Research Center to learn about elephant conservation efforts.
- Cultural Encounters: Engage with the Maasai community for cultural exchanges and traditional performances.
- Game Drives with Mount Kilimanjaro Views: Explore the park's landscapes, with opportunities for stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best time to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti?
    The best time is typically during the dry season from June to October when the wildebeest migration is in full swing.
  2. How close can I get to the wildlife during a walking safari?
    Walking safaris are conducted with safety in mind, and experienced guides ensure a safe distance while providing an intimate experience with nature.
  3. Are hot air balloon safaris safe?
    Yes, hot air balloon safaris are conducted by certified operators with experienced pilots, prioritizing safety and providing a unique perspective of the landscape.
  4. Can I see Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park in Kenya?
    Yes, on a clear day, Amboseli offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop to the wildlife-rich plains.
  5. What animals can I expect to see in the Ngorongoro Crater?
    The Ngorongoro Crater is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, and an abundance of bird species.
  6. Do I need a special permit for night game drives?
    Night game drives may require special permits in some parks, so it's essential to check with your safari operator and the park regulations.
  7. What is the significance of Maasai Mara in the wildebeest migration?
    Maasai Mara is a crucial part of the wildebeest migration route, offering lush grasslands and river crossings, attracting millions of wildebeest and other herbivores.
  8. Is travel insurance recommended for a safari?
    Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and other unexpected events.
  9. Are there family-friendly safari options?
    Many safari lodges and camps offer family-friendly accommodations and activities, making it a great experience for all ages.
  10. What types of accommodations are available on safari?
    Accommodations range from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly options, providing a variety of choices to suit different preferences and budgets.
  11. Can I self-drive in the national parks?
    In some parks, self-driving is allowed, but it's crucial to check park regulations and road conditions. Guided safaris are recommended for a more enriching experience.
  12. What vaccinations are recommended for a safari?
    Consult with a healthcare professional for up-to-date vaccination recommendations based on your travel plans and health history.
  13. How do I choose the right safari operator?
    Research reputable safari operators, read reviews, and consider factors such as experience, safety records, and the itineraries they offer.
  14. What should I pack for a safari?
    Essentials include comfortable clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars for a better wildlife viewing experience.
  15. Can I combine a safari with other activities?
    Yes, many safari packages offer the opportunity to combine wildlife viewing with activities such as cultural experiences, beach vacations, and more.
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