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12 Days Tanzania Safari

Mid-Range

Arusha park -Tarangire Park -Lake Manyara Park - Serengeti park - Ngorongoro crater - lake Eyasi - Mto wa mbu - Lake Natron

12 Day Escorted Tour With an option to add Extension in Zanzibar

Get ready for  12 days Tanzania safari that unveils the country’s diverse natural wonders. Begin your journey in Arusha National Park, a gem nestled at the foothills of Mount Meru, showcasing a blend of ecosystems and diverse wildlife. Move on to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its large elephant herds and iconic baobab trees.

Explore the enchanting landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park, a haven for birdwatchers and home to tree-climbing lions. The adventure continues to the legendary Serengeti National Park, where the Great Migration unfolds, presenting a spectacle of wildebeest, zebras, and predators.

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering a unique ecosystem and a high concentration of wildlife. Venture to the tranquil shores of Lake Eyasi, providing insight into the traditional lifestyle of the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes.

Experience the cultural mosaic of Mto wa mbu village, known for its vibrant markets and diverse ethnic communities. Conclude your safari at the awe-inspiring Lake Natron, characterized by its striking red coloration and serving as a crucial breeding ground for flamingos.

Throughout this 12 days Tanzania safari, savor the flexibility of a private safari vehicle and guide, ensuring an intimate connection with Tanzania’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife.
The accommodation, thoughtfully chosen as mid-range, can be upgraded for those seeking a touch of luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty and variety of Tanzania, creating lasting memories of an unforgettable safari experience.

12 Days Tanzania Safari day By Day itinerary

Day 0 : Kilimanjaro airport - Arusha

Today get to meet with our team at Kilimanjaro airport while we transfer you to your accommodation at Arusha Town .Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha City has a temperate climate. The city is close to Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation AreaLake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National ParkMount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Meru in the Arusha National Park.

  • Meals included: Bed & breakfast
Tulia Boutique Hotel
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 1 : Arusha National Park

Ready for the safari adventure? In the morning, our guide will collect you from your hotel in Arusha. We head to Arusha National Park, home to diverse wildlife—giraffes, buffalo, zebras, Colobus monkeys, flamingos, elephants, and more. Experience stunning Northern Tanzanian landscapes. Post-lunch, join a ranger-led walking safari for close encounters with wildlife. Your day concludes with a return to Arusha for an overnight stay at your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tulia Boutique Hotel
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 2 : Arusha - Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up at your hotel at 0700hrs and transferred to  Tarangire National Park for your game viewing experience in this magnificent park famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population, and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country.
Later this evening depart to your accommodation at Mto wa Mbu Town.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
African Safari Lake Manyara
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 3 : Lake Manyara National Park

Begin your safari adventure at a charming, albeit smaller, national park—a hidden gem boasting breathtaking scenery. Traverse the forested areas where majestic elephants and lively baboon troops roam freely, with the occasional thrill of spotting elusive tree-climbing lions if luck is on your side. As you approach the expansive soda lake, prepare to be mesmerized by a rich tapestry of wildlife, including buffalos, warthogs, graceful giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, and the elegant presence of flamingos. The Hippo Pool, though shallow, promises excellent opportunities for up-close hippo encounters, all while treating you to a stunning vista of the Rift Valley Escarpment.

Lake Manyara isn’t just about game drives—it’s a haven for diverse activities, offering cultural tours, mountain bike adventures, and the chance to stroll along a canopy walkway for a unique perspective on this captivating landscape.
Later this evening depart to your accommodation at Karatu Highlands.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Farm Of Dreams Karatu
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 4 : lake manyara national park - Central Serengeti National park

We’ll kickstart the day bright and early, descending into the captivating crater floor for a remarkable wildlife experience in one of Earth’s most breathtaking locations. Following an exciting game drive, we’ll savor a delightful picnic lunch near the serene Hippo Lake. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a brief game drive before ascending the crater and exiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area en route to Serengeti National Park.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Kontiki Serengeti
You will overnight at
Mid-range Accommodation
Day 5 : Full Day Serengeti National Park

A full day of exploration in the Serengeti’s Seronera region unfolds with the first light, offering a glimpse into the active lives of predators and diverse wildlife amid the breathtaking Serengeti scenery. Pause midday for a picnic lunch, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild. The afternoon brings visits to the famed hippo pools, quests for elusive black rhinos, and the potential to witness segments of the Great Migration, depending on the season. As the day wanes, a late afternoon game drive captures the Serengeti’s beauty during the golden hour, culminating in a mesmerizing sunset. Throughout, your experienced guide enhances the experience, sharing insights into the animals and ensuring a respectful and secure safari adventure.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Kontiki Serengeti
You will overnight at
Mid-range Accommodation
Day 6 : Serengeti - Ngorongoro conservation area

After savoring a delicious breakfast, we commence our adventure towards the captivating Ngorongoro Conservation Area, nestled in the scenic Karatu highlands. As we traverse the picturesque landscape, our journey is adorned with exciting game viewing opportunities, offering you a chance to witness the diverse and captivating wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Farm Of Dream Lodge
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater - Lake eyasi

After breakfast, drive to the crater for another day of game drives. Highlights include the stunning crater floor, rare spotted black rhino, and big game animals. Stop at the picnic site for lunch in the late afternoon. After lunch, make game en route to Ascent the Crater and drive to Lake Eyasi to visit the Bushman tribe. Take time to visit Lake Eyasi for sunset, then drive back to your accommodation.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tindigani Tented Camp
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 8 : Lake eyasi - Mto wa mbu village

After breakfast, drive to the crater for another day of game drives. Highlights include the stunning crater floor, rare spotted black rhino, and big game animals. Stop at the picnic site for lunch in the late afternoon. After lunch, make game en route to Ascent the Crater and drive to Lake Eyasi to visit the Bushman tribe. Take time to visit Lake Eyasi for sunset, then drive back to your accommodation.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
African Safari Lake Manyara
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 9 : Mto wa mbu - Walking and culture tour

After an early breakfast, drive to the Lake Manyara Area for a walking safari at Mto wa Mmbu village. Visit 120 Tanzanian tribes and learn how they can live together without conflict. Visit the local brew factory and the rice farm. Finish with a visit to the Masai tribe. 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
African Safari Lake Manyara
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 10 : Mto wa mbu - lake natron

Following breakfast, we depart from Mto wa mbu village, equipped with a packed lunch, embarking on a journey towards the stunning Lake Natron. En route, we traverse rugged mountains where vultures gracefully soar and baboons echo through the air. We’ll pass through dusty gorges frequented by the Masai and their cattle, seeking respite at watering holes. Across endless grassy plains, our adventure unfolds. As the day progresses, we anticipate our arrival at the breathtaking Lake Natron, greeted by its serene beauty as the evening settles in.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
African Safari Lake lake natron
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 11 : Lake Natron - Arusha

After having breakfast this morning, embark on a delightful guided hike leading you to the captivating Engaresero Waterfall – a true hidden gem. Following this memorable experience, continue your journey with a scenic drive in the direction of Mr. Oldonyo Lengai. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and appreciate the remarkable presence of this natural wonder.

Later followed by a drive back to Arusha to connect with your flight backhome.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tulia Boutique Hotel
You will overnight at
Mid-Range Accommodation
Day 12 : materuni waterfalls - transfer to the airport

Today early morning after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kilimanjaro region to a place called Materuni Village the last village before Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Is Materuni village best for family excursions?

Yes, Materuni is indeed a nice excursion destination for families. Materuni is a village located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, known for its lush green scenery, waterfalls, and coffee farms. Here are some reasons why it can be a great place for a family excursion:

  1. Scenic Beauty: The village offers breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscapes. The lush greenery, diverse flora, and picturesque waterfalls make it a visually appealing destination.
  2. Waterfalls: Materuni is home to the impressive Materuni Waterfall. This waterfall is easily accessible and can be reached through a relatively short hike. Families can enjoy the adventure of hiking while being rewarded with the stunning sight of the waterfall.
  3. Coffee Tours: Materuni is known for its coffee farms. Families can take guided tours of these farms to learn about the coffee-making process, from planting and harvesting to roasting and brewing. It can be an educational and enjoyable experience for both adults and children.
  4. Cultural Experience: Interacting with the local Chagga people provides an opportunity for families to learn about the local culture, traditions, and way of life. This can be an enriching experience for kids to gain a broader perspective on the world.
  5. Outdoor Activities: Apart from visiting the waterfall and coffee farms, families can engage in various outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, and nature walks. These activities promote physical activity and allow everyone to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch
12 days tanzania safari

12 day tanzania Safari Highlights

  • Experience Arusha National Park: Rich wildlife diversity amidst breathtaking Northern Tanzanian scenery
  • Explore Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks in search of wildlife
  • Explore Central  Serengeti and North Serengeti, home to the predators
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, home to Africa’s densest concentration of wildlife
  • Visit Lake Eyasi: visit The Hadzabe people and is a an original hunter-gatherer population of Africa.
  • Visit Lake Natron: Rift Valley jewel known for its flamingo-filled waters and striking landscape.
  • Materuni Waterfalls: Nature’s cascading masterpiece in the heart of lush greenery.
Key Information to Consider
  • 12 Days Tanzania Safari can be tailored to suit your travel needs
  • The rates quoted are per person and do not include the cost of international flights
  • This safari itinerary warmly welcomes children from above 7 years. Children under 12 years old are eligible for a discounted rate, while children under 2 years old can join for free. 
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Price Include
  • This is a private safari, with all game viewing in a 4WD land rover or land cruiser
  • All full board accommodation throughout the safari
  • Mineral water
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Tanzania
  • Reservation costs
  • All park fees and conservation fees
  • Unlimited kilometers on game drives
  • Services of an English-Speaking Driver Guide
Price Not Include
  • Domestic and International flight tickets
  •  Visa
  • Accommodation before and after safari
  • Travel insurance 
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • All items of a personal nature
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