Private Safari Best of Tanzania

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience of the greatness of Africa on this intense Tanzanian safari adventure! Dive into the diverse ecosystems of Lake Manyara National Park, known for its tree-climbing lions and pink flamingos, and experience the majestic Serengeti, with its endless plains and rich wildlife. Be amazed by the ancient Ngorongoro Crater and its unbelievable geological beauty and variety of plant life and animals in large concentrations. Engage in local traditions at Mto wa Mbu village and maximize your journey with the stunning wildlife of Tarangire National Park. This adventure is a true bucket-list-journey through Tanzania’s most iconic landscapes.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy your journey with the intimacy of a Private car
Explore diverse ecosystems and spot tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park
Game drives viewing buffalos, impalas, giraffes, elephants and more

Visit Maasai Village or Olduvai Gorge 

Chagga tribe banana beer tasting 

Try Makonde tribe ebony wood carving 

Set sail for a breathtaking journey

Your adventure begins with a warm welcome at Kilimanjaro Airport, where your driver awaits to take you to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi. This is where you will prepare for the safari of a lifetime. Your first stop is Lake Manyara National Park, a biodiverse paradise nestled against the Rift Valley’s escarpment. Marvel at the groundwater forest and the variety of ecosystems, from acacia woodlands to swampy deltas. This park is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream, offering a chance to see tree-climbing lions, herds of elephants, and a great deal of bird species. Stay at the Highview Hotel an enjoy a nice dinner after your first day of miracles. Your journey continues to the iconic Serengeti National Park and its vast, unending landscapes, followed by a Maasai culture experience at a local village or a dive into human history at Olduvai Gorge. The Serengeti’s are incredibly rich with wildlife, making every game drive an unforgettable experience. Overnight at one of the Wild Camps, offering an authentic safari ambiance.

 

The adventure continues

After exploring the Serengeti, head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for its geological splendor and diverse wildlife. Spend a day marveling at the inhabitants of this ancient caldera, from the majesty of lions to the grace of gazelles. Enjoy a walking safari with a park ranger, offering a unique perspective of this natural wonder. Visit Mto wa Mbu, a vibrant village where you can engage in cultural activities like banana beer tasting and ebony wood carving. This cultural tour is a deep dive into the local way of life, from visiting farms to exploring local markets. Your journey culminates at Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant population and diverse wildlife. Witness the beauty of nature in its raw form before concluding your trip. Throughout your journey, stay in comfortable accommodations, enjoy delicious meals, and experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality.

Day 1

MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your driver. They will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. Your driver will transport you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi to get settled in before your safari starts.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast)

Day 2

LAKE MANYARA | HIGHVIEW HOTEL

This morning, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems, including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts various mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and many elephants roaming near the lake. Also, look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and very active olive baboons.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 3

SERENGETI | IKOMA WILD CAMP / SERENGETI WILD CAMP / SERENGETI WILDEBEEST CAMP

Head out after breakfast for a drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En route to the Serengeti, you can visit Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in tribal activities. Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity. The museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made, from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on Earth. Enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.

Overnight at one of our Wild Camps* (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) *Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Day 4

SERENGETI – NGORONGORO | NGORONGORO WILD CAMP

Half-day game drive in Serengeti National Park – unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The vast herds of plains game, such as wildebeest, zebra, and antelope, dominate the park, while the attendant predators, such as lion and cheetah, are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation area (en route game drive).

Overnight at Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 5

NGORONGORO | HIGHVIEW HOTEL

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a Park Ranger, enjoy the views, and behold the wonders of this crater.

Overnight at Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 6

MTO WA MBU | HIGHVIEW HOTEL

After breakfast, depart for a half-day cultural tour at Mto wa Mbu. This small village is in the Great Rift Valley, north of Lake Manyara, right at the Lake Manyara National Park entrance. Enjoy a day filled with cultural activities, and enjoy: Chagga tribe banana beer tasting Makonde tribe ebony wood carving Traditional local lunch Visit a banana farm or a rice farm Visit fruits and vegetable market In the late afternoon, drive to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)

Day 7

TARANGIRE | DEPARTURE | KARIBU TENA RAFIKI

The drive from the Highview Hotel to Tarangire National Park takes about two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many migratory wildlife species return to the Tarangire River’s permanent waters. Vast 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 afternoon, drop off at the airport for your departure.

The Essence of the Tanzanian Safari Experience

This is the ideal trip for those who wants to make the most of every moment while in one of Earth’s most beautiful settings.

  • Intimate Private Tour: Enjoy the luxury of a private tour, ensuring an exclusive and intimate meeting with Tanzania’s wonders, guided by experts.
  • Diverse Ecosystems: From the astonishing Ngorongoro Crater, the largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera in the whole world, to the open plains of the Serengeti – this trip offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore a range of ecosystems, wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Cultural Richness: Dive into the heart of Tanzanian culture, visiting a Maasai village and Mto wa Mbu for authentic experiences, traditional ceremonies and local craft and cuisine.

 

A Meticulously Crafted Adventure

This travel plan is not just a safari – it’s a meticulously crafted adventure that ensures an in-depth exploration of Tanzania’s natural and cultural treasures. The variety of ecosystems covered in this trip means encountering a big deal of wildlife, from the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara to the great herds of the Serengeti, promising endless of opportunities for wildlife observation. Cultural experiences are woven into the fabric of this journey, giving you a unique glimpse into the lives and traditions of the local communities. Expect participating in a Maasai dance, explore local markets and taste homemade banana beer, and have a true taste of the African life. Comfort is key in this travel plan – each hotel and campsite have been chosen to ensure that your night stays are as memorable as your day’s explorations. In a nutshell; this trip offers a harmonious balance of adventure and relaxation, culture and nature, making it the perfect choice for anyone seeking an eventful and enriching African safari experience.

Tanzania activities

 

pink-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
elephant-tarangire-national-park 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
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-tanzania Kilimanjaro Marathon Day Trip From $238 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 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 Tour Day Trip $58 Get to see where it all started - the cradle of humanity! Book now! Read more
One of a kind walking Safari with AWAT Walking Safari Day Trip from $700 Feet on the ground, exposed in the wild. No better way to experience the national parks! Read more
Serengeti Balloon Safari Tarangire Balloon Safari Day Trip from $510 Get a birds eye view of the Tarangire National Park! Book now! 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.
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Accommodation

Springlands Hotel

Springlands Hotel in Moshi, 29 km from Kilimanjaro, offers accommodation with amenities like an outdoor pool, complimentary parking, a bar, 24-hour reception, and free WiFi. Continental or à la carte breakfast is served at the hotel.

Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, satellite TV, a kitchenette, dining area, and private bathroom with all essentials, including a kettle. Enjoy a hiking around Moshi, with a mini-supermarket just 3 km away.

Upgrade to Chanya Lodge or Gran Melia Hotel.

Upgrade available

Highview Hotel

The hotel offers dining in its restaurant or in the serene garden, with a mix of local and international dishes served à la carte or buffet style. Packed lunches are available for day trips. In the lounge, relax with a drink, enjoy board games, internet access, or cultural shows. The gardens provide shaded seating and house an organic vegetable and fruit garden.

Guests can enjoy hiking around Moshi, with a mini-supermarket just 3 km away.

Upgrade to Highview Coffee Lodge or Endoro Lodge or Tarangire Kuro Treetop Lodge.

Upgrade available

Ikoma Wild Camp

This camp Is situated in the middle of Serengeti Ecosystem, between Grumeti and the Ikorongo Game reserve, and features a blend of 10 huts/Boma and 15 spacious, well-furnished tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Along with stunning views, the camp offers modern amenities like internet access, bar activities, sundowner cocktails, bush meals at private sites and the multi-cuisine restaurant provides a memorable dining experience alongside the impressive wildlife.

Upgrade to Serengeti Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Wellworth Property.

Upgrade available

Serengeti Wild/Wildebeest Camp

The Serengeti Wild Camp features 20 spacious, self-contained tents, offers a close-to-nature experience including hearing distant elephant trumpeting at night.

Nearby, the Serengeti Wildebeest Camps – an extra area with 10 similar tents, providing comfortable wildlife encounters in the heart of Serengeti National Park.

Both camps offer modern amenities like internet, bars, a multi-cuisine restaurant and special dining experiences, including bush meals.

Upgrade to Serengeti Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Wellworth Property.

Upgrade available

Ngorongroro Wild Camp

Ngorongoro Wild Camp, situated south of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, offers 20 luxury tents and 6 cottages near Karatu Town.

The camp features ample amenities including a dining area, bar, internet access, sundowner cocktails, private bush meals, a fireplace, Maasai barbecue, and a multi-cuisine restaurant for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Upgrade to Ngorongoro Safari Lodge or Endoro Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro O’ldeani Mountain Lodge.

Upgrade available

Accommodation Upgrades

Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge is licated at the foothills of the majestiv Mount Kilimanjaro, juat outaide Moshi in Tanzania. A convenitently drive from the airport it’s perfect for trekkers, tourists, families and business visitors.

The residence offers 32 en-suite rooms, a large pool, a diverse cuisine restaurant and beautiful grassy gardens.

Endoro Lodge

Luxury accommodations with elegant chalet-themed rooms with fireplaces and immersion tubs, a swimming pool, a well-stocked bar and conference facilites with a P.A system for over 40 people.

Welcome to privacy, tranquility and elegance.

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.

Highview Coffee Lodge

This 8 cottage lodge comes with beautiful views over local hills and farmland, and is a gateway to Tanzania’s Northern circuit and local cultures, including Mbulu, Iraqw, Bushmen and Maasai tribes.

The lodge features 12 rooms, a pool, internet, a lounge with a bar and a fireplace, local and continental dinig, gardens, spa services and a gift shop.

Serengeti Safari Lodge

Located in the Seronera Tana Spring Area of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Safari Lodge offers 15 luxury self-contained tents with private facilites.

Enjoy a luxurious experience with amenities as a swimming pool, spa services, a restaurant with local and continental dishes, a bar with a fireplace, internet access and a gift shop.

Ngorongoro Safari Lodge

In the southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this lodge offers 10 luxury tents with a large dining area and a reception.

Known for its abundant wildlife including “The Big Five” and significant archeological sites, you can enjoy unique birdlife, game drives, cultural displays, wildlife talks and a view of the extraordinary wildebeest and zebra migration.

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.

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.

Included in the price:

  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Transfer throughout the Safari trip and drop off to airports or Ferries as per guest request.
  • Accommodation (as specified in the itinerary)
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 
  • Gate passes and park fees
  • Professional Guide
  • Bottled water 
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

Price does not cover:

  • Visas
  • International Flights – please get in touch with us to organize your international flights
  • Domestic Flights – please get in touch with us to organize your domestic flights
  • Travel and Health Insurance – We advise our clients to buy insurance from their home countries
  • Drinks (Alcoholic beverages at your own expense)

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