Tour overview

7 Days Tanzania Odyssey

This 7-day Tanzania Odyssey from Arusha takes you to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater before giving you three days to explore the world’s most popular National Park’s “endless plains.”

The baboons of Lake Manyara National Park are well-known, and it’s also a great place to see hippos, giraffes, elephants, and tree-climbing lions. A game drive in the afternoon allows you to see these animals at their most competitive.

Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest open, dormant volcanic crater, is one of Africa’s most important wildlife conservation areas, home to over 25,000 large animals such as lions, zebra, wildebeest, and gazelles. It’s also one of the few places to see black rhinos, the most endangered of the Big 5.

The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s crown jewel, famous for its annual wildebeest and zebra migration. The Big 5 (more than 3,000 lions and 1,000 leopards live in the Serengeti), cheetahs, hyenas, baboons, African wild dogs, and giraffes are among the other species. Bird watchers should keep an eye out for the more than 500 species of birds that call the plains home.

Included

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transport on safari in a private 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Services of a professional & experienced local English speaking safari driver guide
  • 1 night in first-class accommodation in Arusha
  • 1 night in first-class accommodations at Lake Manyara
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Serengeti National Park
  • Private afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Private half-day crater tour
  • Visit to Olduvai Gorge en-route to Serengeti
  • 2 private afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park
  • Private basis morning game drive in Serengeti National Park
  • All park entrance and conservancy fees
  • 1-Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari (days 2-6)
  • Scheduled light aircraft flight Serengeti - Arusha including taxes
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Not Included

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival and $100 for U.S. nationals
  • Personal Expenses e.g.( laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals and beverages explicitly listed as included
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport - Arusha

You will be greeted and directed to your accommodation by the local agent of Zaita Tours upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please.

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel

Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will be taken to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the Rift Valley's numerous alkaline lakes, which is known for its massive elephant and buffalo populations, tree-climbing lions, and flamingos, in addition to its abundant birdlife. You'll get to your lodge just in time for lunch. Later that day, you'll go on your first game drive to see what the park has to bring.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 3: Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater

The day begins with a drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact caldera. Its allure stems from its awe-inspiring beauty and the variety of wildlife that lives permanently on the crater floor. Lunch will be served at your lodge, and the rest of the afternoon is yours.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

In a 4x4 truck, you can descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact crater, this morning. This natural amphitheater is the best location to see the black rhino and is home to a large concentration of animals. In the crater, you can have a half-day of game watching. Lunch and dinner will be served at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park

Drive to the Serengeti National Park after breakfast, the world's most popular wildlife sanctuary, unrivaled for its natural beauty and the highest concentration of plains game anywhere. Visit the Olduvai Gorge along the way, which was the site of archeological discoveries by Mary Leaky and where prehistoric man traces dating back to 3.5 million years ago were found. Arrive for lunch at your lodge, then go on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Today you'll spend the morning and afternoon exploring the Serengeti's endless plains, watching animals and birds in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 7: Serengeti - Arusha - Depart

After your game drive, you'll be taken to the nearby airstrip to catch your flight back to Arusha. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to Cultural Heritage for lunch (lunch boxes will be given for guests flying to Zanzibar), after which you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your onward departure flight.