7 Days Night Game Drive Safari to Northern Tanzania Parks

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport you will be met and transferred to Mt Meru hotel for overnight on Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire (Night Game Drive) 

Today after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife. Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara (Night Game Drive)

Today after breakfast, you will be picked up by your safari guide and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Later on you will drive to Karatu for overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari.

Day 4: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

Today after breakfast you will drive with your lunch box to Serengeti national park

Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Day 5: Full Serengeti

Today you will be picked up for your full day game drive in Serengeti national park.

Overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – December) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Have the morning Serengeti and then after lunch drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha

After breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.

Later on you will drive to Arusha and proceed to kilimanjaro international airport for your flight back home. Breakfast and lunch provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.