Witness wildlife on open savannah and experience the beauty of the Rift Valley. Led by a certified safari guide, you'll journey to Tanzania in search of phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat. Full-service camping will bring you closer to the region's wildlife and is an economical way to gain insight about local culture in a short amount of time. Our vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of one of Africa's elusive "big five."
Price per person1,599 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together.
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Nairobi/Arusha
Spend the day travelling to Tanzania. Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip.
Day 3 - Arusha/Mto wa Mbu
Experience the Mto wa Mbu village with a guided cultural walk and traditional lunch with a local family. Take a wildlife safari drive in Lake Manyara NP. Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.
Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush cool forests of Lake Manyara National Park, overgrown with ficus trees and covered with bromeliads.
This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.
Day 4 - Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park
Visit an authentic Maasai village and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project en route to the Serengeti. Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.
Day 5 - Serengeti National Park
Rise early for a morning wildlife safari drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.
Day 6 - Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro
Take a morning wildlife safari drive in the Serengeti before getting a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater from its rim. Enjoy one last morning wildlife safari drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.
After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best wildlife viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of animals, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.
Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.
Day 7 - Ngorongoro/Arusha
Head out early for a wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha where the tour ends on arrival. Onward flights can be booked from 9pm, or extend your stay in Arusha by a night, or two. Embark on a early morning crater drive. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.
public minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle.
Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Please be aware
Please see the itinerary for information on optional activities, descriptions and estimated pricing.
We are often asked: “Which location is better to experience a hot air balloon ride? Serengeti, or Masai Mara?” The answer is, they are both great! Both activities offer similar opportunities for great wildlife viewing, expansive landscape views of the East African plains, with similar inclusions. It is possible to book both activities on tours that visit both locations.