This itinerary takes you to Classic Tanzania wildlife areas. Explore three famous parks in northern Tanzania, the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to almost 30,000 animals, including the Big 5.Tarangire National Park: the kingdom of elephants, birds and baobabs. The endless plains of Serengeti famous for its annual wildebeest migration. Take a cultural tour among the still hunters and gatherers Hadza too.
This itinerary will offer you the whole family the beautiful long lasting memories that you will cherish from time to time.
Depart from Arusha town at 0800hrs with picnic lunches for Tarangire National Park tour. The park is located 120km from Arusha. It is famed for its congregation of big herds of Elephants and a buffaloes, this landscape of open plains is dotted with thousands of baobabs trees. During game drive you may see zebras, wildebeest, elephant, Maasai giraffe, Baboons, Fringe-eared Oryx and other predators such as Lions, cheetah, leopard even tree climbing python if you are lucky, alongside variety of birds such as the endemic ashy starling, Rufus-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird. Picnic lunch will be provided by your driver Guide at the designed picnic area inside the park. Later carry on with game drives before embarking to campsite for dinner and overnight.
Early in morning after breakfast at the camp, Depart for some Cultural visits in the area. Among other places, you will visit the Datoga pastoralists and members of the Hadzabe tribe. The Hadzabe are one of two remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in Tanzania. There are approximately 1500 families left in this tribe. Lunch will be served at the camp afterwards drive to Karatu on the way you will visit Maasai Boma arriving in time for dinner and overnight at the campsite
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge (optional) where anthropologists Dr Louis and Mary Leakey made a significant discovery, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a sunset game drive before heading further to Seronera Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy a fully day Serengeti tour, picnic lunch inside the park, In the Serengeti; with a bit of luck there is a possibility to see the migration of wildebeest and zebras accompanied by predators. Nevertheless you may spot a pride of lion on hunt and many other species of birds including the Kori bustard famed as the heaviest flying bird in the world. Also troops of baboons can be spotted on move. Dinner and overnight at the campsite
Just after hot breakfast, Embark on an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. Serengeti name comes from Maasai Language meaning endless plain. Therefore is home to many animals including Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Wildebeests, Zebras, Leopards, Cheetahs, Warthogs, Hyenas plus a lots and lots of bird life. In many cases migration is taking place around Serengeti and at that particular time millions of wildebeest and zebra are mingling together followed by predators. Afternoon after Lunch, drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite. On the way you may pass at Maasai Boma and learn the Maasai ways of life(Optional)
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunches) The Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. In the afternoon drive straight back to Arusha
Safari Cost Includes
- 5 nights’ Accommodation during safari
- All meals during safari
- Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof
- Services of a professional guide
- All park entry fees and crater service fee
- All game drives as mentioned
- 1.5 liters clean bottled water during safari
The Safari Cost Excludes
- International and domestic flights
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Airport Transfers
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages at the camp
The vast majority of Tanzanians are still living very close to their traditional lifestyles. Most of the people are subsistence farmers. The Maasai people, favoured by photographers for their strikingly colorful décor, live a pastoral existence following their herds of cattle to better grazing areas, still adhering to the traditions and ceremonies of their ancestors. Their “villages” are located throughout northern Tanzania. Other small tribes of hunter-gatherers, living according to their ancient customs and traditions can also be found in this area.
At Professional Safari Africa, we consider the cultural part of any safari to be subtle yet essential. All of our Professional guides are Tanzanian born. They are tremendous resource to help you gain greater insight into the local culture. We don’t promote specially staged dances and tourist-oriented presentations. Instead, on most of our cultural trips, we begin with a visit to a traditional village where you are welcomed as friends of Professional Safari Africa into their lives and invited to get to know them as they get to know you.
We would be delighted to work with you to help you and your family, friends or organization plan the best possible safari to match your interests and budget. We organize custom safaris for professional photographers, honeymoon couples and families…
YES! Professional Safari has a personal understanding and deep commitment to meeting the special needs of families. We have designed family safari programs to allow you and your children to experience the wonders of Africa together. You’ll have a chance to deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, discover the many miracles of nature, and at the same time play, laugh, and enjoy the pleasure of one another’s company. Our trips are well suited for children.
Today’s modern safari is a far cry from the rugged safaris of the past. After a stimulating day of game viewing, you can relax at comfortable, attractive lodges, with amenities like swimming pools, full service restaurants and en-suite bathrooms.
Located right in the scenic settings of the wildlife reserves, the lodges are close to nature… but not too close for comfort. Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stable countries, where you’ll receive a warm welcome from its gracious people. Every care is taken to ensure your health and safety on safari..