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14 Days Tanzania North and South Adventure

Home to a variety of wildlife, dazzling landscapes, and some of the world’s oldest tribes,  Tanzania boasts 17 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas, and marine parks. It is home to seven Unesco World Heritage Sites with 6 of them on the mainland and 1 in Zanzibar. Tanzania has almost 38% of its land reserved as protected areas, which is some of the world’s highest percentage and its well-known wildlife attractions are located in the northern part of the country. Here’s what to expect on your 14-day best of north and southern circuit in Tanzania.

Inclusion

  • Return Airport transfers as shown on the above itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals as per the above itinerary
  • 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruiser with pop up roof
  • A private professional speaking English driver/guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Crater service fee in Ngorongoro Crater as specified in the itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled Mineral water during safari
  • Unlimited soft drinks during the safari
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited game mileage during safari game drives
  • Snacks during game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Domestic flights from ARK/KOG, ARK/SELOUS, SELOUS/RUAHA and RUAHA/JNIA. Luggage allowance is 15kg per person one way
  • Shared game drives in Selous and Ruaha
  • High-Resolution Binoculars

Exclusion

  • International Flights
  • Any other items of a personal nature, i.e. Telephone, Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Tips for the driver/guide highly recommended US$20 per person per day
  • Any Insurance
  • Visas

Tour Highlights

14 Days / 13 Nights

  • 1
    Serengeti National Park (North and Central)
  • 2
    Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 3
    Lake Manyara National Park
  • 4
    Lake Natron
  • 5
    Tarangire National Park
  • 6
    Selous Game Reserve
  • 7
    Ruaha National Park

DAY BY DAY

Day 1
Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced drivers/guides who will escort you to Arusha Town and your reserved hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country. Tanzanians are some of the kindest people so you will feel at home immediately.
Accommodation recommendations:
Kibo Palace Hotel (Mid-range)
Arusha Serena Hotel (Mid-Luxury)
Arusha Coffee Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2
Fly from Arusha Airport – Kogatende Airstrip
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Kogatende Airstrip. Upon arrival, you will meet with your professional driver/guide and proceed with game viewing. We are now en-route to the footsteps of the Great Migration, great herds of thousands of Zebras and wildebeest. This is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights as the animals try to cross the dangerous waters in small or large groups. A great chance to spot nature in its exuberance. Animals on the move, animals hunting or being hunted!! After spending time here, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Acacia Migration Camp(Mid-range)
Mara Mara Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Sayari Camp (Luxury)
Day 3
Full Day Game viewing in North Serengeti
The next morning, after breakfast, we proceed with a full day game viewing in North Serengeti in search of Migration. An unexplored wilderness packed with stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. The northern Serengeti’s most captivating highlight is the massive herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra during the dry season. The northern Serengeti also supports an abundance of wildlife including lion, hippo, giraffe, crocodile and much more. You will be driven to your reserved accommodation inside the national park after spending time at north Serengeti.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Balloon Safaris
Accommodation recommendations:
Acacia Migration Camp(Mid-range)
Mara Mara Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Sayari Camp (Luxury)
Day 4
North - Central Serenget
Before leaving North Serengeti the next day after breakfast, we head for a morning game drive in this incredible location. One of the many world-famous attractions in the central Serengeti, the Seronera Valley supports a much greater diversity of resident wildlife than anywhere else in the Serengeti, including elephant, giraffe, impala, waterbuck and so much more. Later during the day, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 5
Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch already packed and head for a final morning game viewing in the Serengeti before you’re driven to Ngorongoro for an overnight stay.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk
Accommodation recommendations:
Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Luxury)
Day 6
Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
After a sound sleep in the wild, our driver/guide will pick you and proceed with game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater. Your driver/guide will help you spot some of the many species at the crater floor teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats. Ngorongoro’s main feature boasts the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. After spending time here, you will be driven to your accommodation.
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Manyara Tortilis (Mid-range)
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja (Luxury)
Day 7
Lake Manyara – Lake Natron
After an early breakfast in the wild, you will be driven to Lake Manyara for game viewing by our driver/guide. The park offers varied ecosystems, breathtaking views and incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and amazing numbers of birds. Lake Manyara’s game includes buffalo and wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala. In the afternoon you proceed to Lake Natron at your reserved accommodation.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Waterfalls Hike
Accommodation recommendations:
Moivaro Lake Natron Camp (Mid-range)
Summit Lake Natron Tented Camp (Mid-Luxury)
Summit Lake Natron Tented Camp (Luxury)
Day 8
Lake Natron – Tarangire
After breakfast, you will proceed with a morning walk by the lake to see the birds. Lake Natron boasts the only regular breeding area in East Africa for 2.5 million lesser flamingos and it is home to some endemic algae, birds, and invertebrates. After spending a swell time catching a glimpse of all the colorful bird’s Lake Natron boasts, you will be driven to Tarangire for an overnight stay.
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Burunge Tented Camp (Mid-range)
Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Oliver’s Camp (Luxury)
Day 9
Full Day in Tarangire
The next day, our driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel together with your lunch already packed and you will be driven to Tarangire for game viewing. Tarangire National Park is well known for the large number of elephants that congregate here, as do many wildebeest and zebras. With a significant population of impala, giraffes, eland and buffalo, Thompson's gazelle, Coke’s hartebeest, Tarangire National Park boasts a wide variety of wildlife. Lions are common throughout Tarangire, and you can also spot the Big 5. Later during the day, you will be driven to your accommodation.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Night Game Drive
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Burunge Tented Camp (Mid-range)
Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Oliver’s Camp (Luxury)
Day 10
Tarangire – Arusha - Selous
After breakfast the next day, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your onward flight to Selous. Upon arrival, a hotel driver/guide will pick you up from the airstrip and transfer you to your reserved accommodation.
Accommodation recommendations:
Rufiji River Camp (Mid-range)
Selous Serena Camp (Mid-Luxury)
Roho ya Selous (Luxury)
Day 11
Full-Day in Selous
After a good night’s rest, you will proceed with a shared game drive that will be done by the camp/Lodge driver/guide. Due to its wildlife and undisturbed nature, the Selous Game Reserve boasts a wide range of wildlife, including the African bush elephant, black rhino, hippopotamus, lion, and so much more. Later during the day, you will be driven to your accommodation.
SOME UNIQUE FACTS ABOUT THIS PARK INCLUDE THE CREE CLIMBING LIONS FLAMINGOS IN THE LAKE SHORE, AS WELL AS THE GROUND HORNBILL AND THE CRESTED EAGLE
Accommodation recommendations:
Rufiji River Camp (Mid-range)
Selous Serena Camp (Mid-Luxury)
Roho ya Selous (Luxury)
Day 12
Selous – Ruaha
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Selous Airstrip for your flight to Ruaha. Upon arrival, a hotel driver/guide will pick you up from the airstrip and transfer you to your reserved accommodation for checking in. Later, we proceed for an evening game drive.
Accommodation recommendations:
Ruaha River Lodge (Mid-range)
Kwihala Camp (Mid-Luxury)
Jabali Ridge(Luxury)
Day 13
Full-Day in Ruaha
The next day, after breakfast, you will proceed with a shared game drive that will be done by the lodge driver/guide. Popularly known as the largest national park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s bird’s paradise with more than 571 species and it is believed to have the highest concentration of elephants than any national park in East Africa. Don't forget to visit the great Ruaha River which is the focus for game viewing. After spending a swell time at Ruaha National Park, you will be driven to your accommodation.
Accommodation recommendations:
Ruaha River Lodge (Mid-range)
Kwihala Camp (Mid-Luxury)
Jabali Ridge(Luxury)
Day 14
Ruaha - Dar es Salaam
After breakfast the next day, you will be transferred to Ruaha Airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival, you will be ready to check-in for your onward flight.
Accommodation recommendations:
No Accommodation (End of tour)