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Tailor-Made Tanzania: Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park

Discover the heart of Tanzania on this once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure, complete with unbelievable wildlife encounters and luxurious tented accommodations in some of the most premium locations. On this trip, you’ll visit some of the best national parks in Africa – Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park – as well as local villages to learn about local customs and daily life. Admire lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, zebras, and other native animals roaming these lands in the neverending circle of life. With the help of experienced guides, you’ll enjoy up-close encounters wherever you go!

Tanzania at a Glance

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes and wildlife on the planet. From the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean to the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is a place of unparalleled natural beauty. One of the main draws is the selection of world-renowned national parks offering a chance to see an incredible array of wildlife in their natural habitat. From luxury safari lodges and tented camps to exclusive beach resorts, there are many options for those seeking a lavish holiday experience. Activities such as hot air balloon rides, helicopter tours, and private game drives offer the opportunity to see the country’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife from a unique perspective. The best time to travel to Tanzania depends on what you want to see and do while you’re there. To experience the Great Migration, the best time to visit is between December and June, when the animals move through the Serengeti National Park. This is also the dry season, so the weather is generally sunny and dry, making it easier to spot wildlife and enjoy outdoor activities. To enjoy the beaches and water sports, the best time to visit Tanzania is from June to October, when the weather is warm and sunny along the coast. Since that’s the rainy season, you may experience some afternoon thunderstorms. Tanzania is not considered a particularly LGBT-friendly travel destination. Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania, and there is widespread discrimination against LGBT individuals in the country, but it mostly affects locals. It’s generally recommended to avoid any public displays of affection and to be cautious about disclosing your sexual orientation while in Tanzania.

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Currency

Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

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Language

Swahili, English

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Visas

Most tourist visitors to Tanzania have to obtain a visa including citizens of the U.S, U.K, EU and Canada.

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Best Time To Visit

July – October

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Timezone

East Africa Time (GMT+3)

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Homosexual Activity

Illegal

Photo: Tomas Malik

Photo: Hu Chen

8-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

Upon arrival in Arusha, a driver will take you to your private lodge, located on a coffee plantation near Mount Meru. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the log fireplace and balcony in your lodge.

DAY 2

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Tarangire National Park | Design Your Day

After breakfast, begin your day by exploring Arusha on a walking tour – meet locals as they go about their daily lives. Later, visit the Shanga glass and weaving workshop to see jewellery and homewares in the making before heading back to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, board a flight to Tarangire National Park to embark on an exciting game drive, which will reveal the beautiful open grasslands and the Tarangire River landscape.

DAY 3

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Tarangire National Park| Abundant Game Viewing

Continue your safari adventure with morning and afternoon game drives that will reveal the national park’s abundant population of elephants, elands, oryxes, zebras, and wildebeests. Since all game drives are led by experienced guides, wildlife encounters are guaranteed. After sundown, keep your eyes peeled for nocturnal animals, and with the help of special lighting, you’re likely to see lions, hyenas, and a variety of smaller creatures roaming the territory.

DAY 4

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Ngorongoro Crater | Amphitheatre of Animals

Today you’re crossing the Great Rift Valley. On your way, visit a thriving local market in Mto wa Mbu and explore the local community on a tuk-tuk ride before enjoying a beautiful drive to the lovely Gibb’s Farm to lunch on a meal prepared from locally-grown organic ingredients. After lunch, arrive at the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater – this volcanic caldera is the largest in the world that’s still intact. It’s an awe-inspiring sight that reveals itself as you climb the outer wall until the wildlife-rich landscape reveals itself in full. To enjoy this beauty without rush, you’ll overnight at a nearby wooded area, where the most comfortable tended accommodations await you with comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms, and a private veranda that opens up to the beautiful surroundings.

DAY 5

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Ngorongoro Crater | Explore a Natural Wildlife Haven

Start your day early to descend into the crater before the majority of other visitors arrive. This will give you the best opportunity to view the wildlife, considering this is the most active time of day for the animals. After an exciting start to the day, stop for a picnic lunch at a beautiful private spot. Later you’ll visit a Maasai village to learn about the customs of a local tribe, and how the nomadic lifestyle coincides with wildlife.

DAY 6

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Serengeti National Park | Searching The Vast Plains

Today takes you to the famous Serengeti National Park, one of the most remarkable wildlife regions in the world. Settle into your camp before heading out to explore one of the oldest ecosystems in the world. Admire the vast herds of wildebeests and zebras during the Great Migration, and reflect on the memorable first visit to the Serengeti in the evening as you sip on cocktails during sundown.

DAY 7

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Serengeti National Park | Where The Big Five Roam

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with a highly experienced guide, who will take you to the best spots in the Serengeti to see the Big Five (elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalo, and lions) as well as cheetahs, gazelles, and great variety of birds.

DAY 8

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Depart Arusha

In the morning, fly to Arusha. Before your flight home, enjoy the dayroom to relax and reflect on the amazing adventure.

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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