Luxury Leopard Safari in Tanzania

Enjoy the best that Tanzania has to offer in our most premium safari – taking you to Tarangire, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara, all to be experienced in pure comfort. The accommodations have been hand-picked to provide luxury and high standards when exploring the wildest corners of Tanzania. During our leopard safari in Tanzania you get to discover the unique habitats each national park has to offer and glimpse the amazing variation of wildlife, from the very small dik-dik antelopes to the big cats and gaze up towards majestic elephants. And why not see the Serengeti from the air to give your journey that extra sense of magic, and book yourself a once-in-a-lifetime balloon safari?

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A beautiful view of Tarangire national park
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A flock of zebras in the savannah of Tanzania


Witness a plethora of wildlife in Tarangire National Park

Become one with nature and spend a night among the treetops

Step into the past at Olduvai Gorge – a cradle of human evolution

Experience the great Serengeti and its incredible wildlife

Discover the beauty and wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater

Visit Lake Manyara and its unique ecosystem 

Explore Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks

Starting off the journey in Tarangire National Park, our Leopard Safari in Tanzania begins. Famous for its elephant population and wide array of bird species, Serengeti National Park provides stunning landscapes in both dry and wet seasons, indulge in seeing giant herds of zebras, wildebeest, and various antelope species as you make your way towards the stunning Serengeti National Park.


Journey Through the Great Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crater

Your journey takes you past the Great Rift Valley, an impressive beauty that carves its way across the landscape and shapes everything around it. With over 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, 2 million antelope and large mammals waiting to explore, this World Heritage Site will surely take away the breath of the visitors of all kinds. Afterward, we head off to Ngorongoro Crater. Volcanic caldera Lake Manyara hides a paradise filled with animals and an incredible salt lake, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders. Why not end your travel experience with plenty of incredible wildlife sightings to photograph, while luxury accommodation and comfort? Our leopard safari in Tanzania delivers just this and more!


Enhance Your Safari Experience with Balloon Rides and Special Tours

Remember to book a Balloon Safari in the Serengeti as an addition to this incredible itinerary! If a safari in Tanzania is what you are looking for, check out our best-selling Big Five Safari and Simba Safari Adventure.


Day 1


Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (Time to be advised), drive to Arusha, and stay at the Gran Melia Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Gran Melia Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) or Similar

Day 2


After breakfast, drive from the Gran Melia Hotel to Tarangire National Park, which will take about two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many migratory wildlife species return to the Tarangire River’s permanent waters. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon, drive to Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge for an overnight bed, and breakfast.

Overnight Tarangire Kuro Treetops (Full Board) or Similar

Day 3


Drive to the spectacular Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, which takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site in the eastern Serengeti plains, where early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape resulting from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at the Ole Serai Luxury Camp – full board.

Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp (Full Board) or Similar

Day 4


After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness and explore its breathtaking corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. Enjoy exploring this world heritage site with a picnic lunch beside you, where the earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Oleserai Luxury Camp for rest, have dinner, and overnight.

Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp (Full Board) or Similar.

Day 5


After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhinos and prides of lions that, include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game you can see include leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight O’ldeani Mountain Lodge (Full Board) or Similar.

Day 6


Drive to Lake Manyara National Park. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach the park from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon, forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and elephants stand in the shade on the escarpment. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, and hippos. Later in the day, drive back to Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha for an overnight.

Overnight Gran Melia Hotel (Bed & Breakfast) or Similar

Day 7


Enjoy a morning of leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.

Natural Wonders and Luxury Accommodations

Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most extraordinary wildlife and natural landscapes, including Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara – we recommend including them all on your travel plan.

Our plans take great pride in including luxury lodge accommodations throughout your entire travel plan with extra touches that highlight Tanzanian culture and charm. A carefully planned travel schedule that makes sure to see all of Tanzania’s main national parks and sights is also included in your journey plan.


Exploring Tanzania’s Diverse National Parks and Wildlife

We’ll stop by some of Tanzania’s most beautiful national parks during our leopard safari where you’ll get to spot some of the local wildlife. Tarangire National Park is well known for its elephant herds and baobab trees, additionally, you’re likely to spot other wildlife like lions, leopards, giraffes and zebras too. Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind, is an archaeological site which holds some of the earliest human fossils and represents one of the park’s scenic highlights. Visitors to the museum can explore and gain knowledge about human evolution and the significance of this site. Serengeti National Park is well known for hosting an annual wildebeest migration across its vast savannahs in search of food and water sources. This park is home to large populations of lions, cheetahs and other big cats perfect for wildlife enthusiasts!


Experiencing Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara’s Unique Ecosystems

On day 5 of our leopard safari in Tanzania we’ll stop by Ngorongoro Crater, a beautiful paradise filled with wildlife. Did you know that the Ngorongoro Conservation Area contains one of the world’s largest intact volcanic calderas? The Ngorongoro Crater. The craters is rich in wildlife, from elephants and buffalo to rare black rhinoceroses. Visitors can also interact with the Maasai people living nearby and learn their traditional lifestyle.

Lake Manyara National Park boasts diverse habitats, such as lush forests, open savannahs and a large soda lake. Visitors to this park may see elephant herds as well as other species like flamingos, hippos and baboons. You may be lucky enough to see the tree-climbing lions, an uncommon sight in Tanzania, this makes for an unforgettable safari experience in Tanzania’s northern circuit. Each destination along this travel plan promises something different.

Tanzania activities


sweet-flamingos Short n’ Sweet Safari 2 Days From $499 USD Visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater to get your fill of wildlife in just two days, an experience that will stick with you for life! Read more
tarangire-product Safari in Tarangire National Park Day Trip From $199 USD Lots of Safari packed into a single day! Enjoy herds of elephants and a spectacular variety of exotic birds in the wonderful Tarangire! Read more
materuni-waterfalls Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Day Trip From $99 USD Swim in the clear pool and visit the nearby village and learn about the craft of local coffee-making. Read more
Canoeing-in-Lake-Chala Lake Chala Hike and Canoe Day Trip From $129 USD Try some canoeing or just soak up the panoramic view of the tropical forest by the lake. Read more
kilimanjaro-marathon-product Kilimanjaro Marathon Day Trip From $239 USD Combine a physical challenge with breathtaking scenery and Tanzanian culture, all while contributing to charitable causes. Read more
african-wildlife A Taste of The Savanna Safari 2 Days From $399 USD Experience a short but impactful safari, blending wildlife wonders and stunning landscapes across Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read more
usambara-mountains-product Usambara Mountains From 2 days Price from $1100 Visit the Usambara Mountains, an off the beaten track add on that will leave you blown away! Read more
olduvai-gorge-product Olduvai Gorge Tour Day Trip $59 Get to see where it all started - the cradle of humanity! Read more
walking-safari-product Walking Safari Day Trip from $700 Feet on the ground, exposed in the wild. No better way to experience the national parks! Read more
tarangire-balloon-product Tarangire Balloon Safari Day Trip from $510 USD Get a birds eye view of the Tarangire National Park! Read more

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What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania. Currently, this can be obtained online,  on arrival at airports and border crossings, and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?

We carefully select the accommodation on safari so that you are comfortable and relaxed and can experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere during your safari. All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to use insect repellent to further protect yourself, especially outdoors in the evenings.

Is Tanzania safe to travel to?

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.

When does the wildebeest migration take place?

The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water. In November and December, the herds of wildebeest can be found in the northern Serengeti near the Kenyan border, where they start calving. As the rains stop and the dry season sets in, the herds begin to move south in search of water and fresh grazing. By April and May, the herds are usually in the central Serengeti. By June, the wildebeest and other herbivores gather at the Grumeti River, where they must cross to continue their journey south. By July, the herds are usually in the eastern Serengeti; by August, they move into the northern region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?

Drinking tap water in Tanzania is generally unsafe, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick. You can buy bottled water at most shops, hotels, and restaurants in Tanzania. When traveling in Tanzania, it’s also important to avoid drinking water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams, which may also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, use bottled or filtered water to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after brushing. Additionally, avoiding ice in drinks and peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them is a good idea to reduce the risk of ingesting contaminated water.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?

Tanzania is home to many national parks, but the most popular ones for safaris are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?

Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.

What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.

What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?

Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks. Some safaris may also include flights to remote areas or walking safaris.

What should I wear on my safari?

It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects. Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots for walking safaris or nature walks. Sandals or flip-flops can be worn around camp but may not provide enough protection for outdoor activities. A hat or cap to protect your head and face from the sun. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright sunlight. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings. Swimwear if you plan to visit a lodge or camp with a swimming pool. A rain jacket or poncho if you’re traveling during the rainy season.

What is the tipping etiquette for safari guides and mountain crews on trips like this?

Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/mountain climb. The size of tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience. You should prepare an envelope after your trek for your tip money at the Hotel. You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these. Please ask the Safari/Climbing coordinator at the Hotel for advice.


Mountain Climbs: $25-50 USD per Day per Climber to be shared between guides, chefs and porters.

Safaris: Driver/Guide: $35-50 USD per Day per Car. If it is a camping safari there will be a tip for the cook $10 USD per Day.


A view of Ngorongoro Crater with a huge lak
A lake filled with flamingos in Lake Manyara


Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha

This magnificent hotel Is located between the majestic Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, unveiling the natural beauty of Tanzania’s wilderness.

Enjoy an oasis of five-star luxury and comfort with unbeatable facilities, exclusive suites, international cuisine, spa, an infinity pool and a gym – it’s the ideal retreat for an exciting safari adventure or a luxurious business meeting.

Tarangire Kuro Treetop Lodge

Luxury tents perched along the Baobab tree line, each tent designed with luxury beddings, en-suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a private veranda with the perfect vantage point.

Strategically located on a towering Kopje hill it offers a breathtaking view of the Tarangire River and the path to the Silale swamp in the west—famous for attracting diverse wildlife all year round, thanks to its perennial water sources.

Ole Seria Luxury Camp, Moru Kopjes

Ideally located in the Central Seronera region of Serengeti National Park, near Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi, this luxury camp is surrounded by hills and close to the Mbalageti/Seronera River and its diverse array of wildlife and a nearby hippo pool.

It features 20 well-appointed luxury tents, all en-suite with modern amenities, providing guests with panoramic views of nature and wildlife from the comfort of their beds or verandas.

Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge

Located on top of a scenic hill, this 5-star colonial lodge offers breathtaking views of Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater rim, as well as 360 degree views all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara.

The property is set among green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 bird species, and offers 50 deluxe rooms and a signature Livingstone Suite, as well as luxurious amenities including a spa, bouthique and a rim flow pool.

Included in the price:

  • Transport with a qualified driver/guide in 4×4 vehicles with a viewing roof
  • Full Board accommodation (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • National Park gate fees
  • Park commission
  • Bushlunch i Serengeti
  • Current Government taxes an levies
  • 24-hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi

Price does not cover:

  • Domestic or international flights
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Balloon excursion
  • Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour
  • Meals, drinks & excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during safari
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters – Find guidelines in the FAQ

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