• Tanzania Safari, Serengeti Wildlife
    Discover Serengeti's array of wildlife
  • Tanzania Safari, lion in the Serengeti
    Get close to predators of the Serengeti
  • Tanzania Safari Ngorongoro Crater
    Gaze at Ngorongoro Crater panorama's
  • Maasai at the Ngorongoro Crater
    Visit with Maasai at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti Zebras as seen on safari
    See dazzling Zebra on safari
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons

Best of Tanzania

Experience Tanzania's "Big Five" wildlife on safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire Game Reserves.

Trip Highlights

Arusha | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti | Tarangire

 

EXPLORE

The vast savannahs of the Serengeti
An ancient caldera and UNESCO heritage site
Rivers and Lakes of Tanzania
 

DISCOVER

Wildlife roaming free where it has been for thousands of years
Local pastoral cultures
Archeological wonders 
Glittering stars of the Southern skies
 

CHOICE

At additional cost:
 
Experience a Safari from the skies in a gliding balloon
Take a nature walk to learn about the small enchantments of the bush

Day 1 - Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha

A Lion World Travel representative will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to you to Arusha where you can relax after your long journey.  Arumeru River Lodge set in gorgeous tropical gardens on an old coffee plantation is the ideal base for the first step of your Safari. Only 21 spacious rooms are are tastefully decorated and permanently kept in mint condition. Watch the small Dikdik, Antelopes and Guinea fowls that roam freely on the grounds of the lodge.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Arusha.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Accommodation: Arumeru River Lodge (D)

Day 2 - Arusha - Ngorongoro

After breakfast drive to the Ngorongoro Crater where you will arrive in time for Lunch at your  Lodge.  Often described as one of the great natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It features the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera with sides so steep that it has become a natural enclosure for a very wide variety of wildlife, including most of the species found in East Africa.

The afternoon is at leisure or you may choose an optional activity.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located on the uppermost eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, the only tourist development on the eastern rim of the crater. The views into the crater floor from here are spectacular and sunsets magnificent. The lodge is tastefully decorated, spacious and all the bedrooms are modern, comfortable and equipped with everything one would expect from a hotel of this class.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge  (B,L,D)

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Add-Ons

If you are adventuruous and care for more wildlife interactions, we suggest you enhance this once in a lifetime trip with a moving and poignant visit with endangered Mountain Gorillas. A 4-night extension to Rwanda to participate in gorilla trekking is highly recommended. See our Gorillas of Rwanda itinerary for more details
 
 
 
If you prefer sun and sand and relaxation after your safari we suggest a relaxing beach stay in Zanzibar enjoying its sun kissed beaches, coral reefs, shoals of starfish and anemones at low tide. Discover Zanzibar's history and vibrant culture on a visit to historic Stone Town. Your stay includes 3 nights in your choice of accommodations, airport transfers, meals as indicated and a half-day Stone Town excursion.
 
Visit our Azure Zanzibar itinerary for more details.
 

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARI

For an extraordinary adventure float in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti National Park with its enchanting scenery and amazing wildlife. This may be the highlight of your safari and an experience that you will remember always.

Serengeti Balloon Safari

NGORONGORO MAASAI VILLAGE

About 200 years ago the Maasai arrived in the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Their traditional way of life allows them to live in harmony with the wildlife and the environment. Visit the Maasai Cultural bomas to learn more about their unique culture.

Maasai at Ngorongoro Crater

 

NGORONGORO CRATER NATURE WALK

Take a guided nature walk around the crater rim to discover some of the smaller enchantments of the bush and view magnificent scenes of the crater. To really appreciate the wonders of the African bush, you have to leave the safari vehicle behind and take a walk. Gain insight into the world of African trees, flowers, insects, reptiles, birds and animals.

Africa birdlife

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations.  

2020
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 Jan-FebMarAprMay 1-25May 26 - OctNov - Dec 20
Selling Price $4399 $3999 $3499 $3599 $4399 $3999
Single Supplement $499 $455 $0 $0 $499 $455
2019
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 JunJulAugSepOctNovDec 1-20
Selling Price $4199 $4199 $4199 $4199 $4199 $3899 $3899
Single Supplement $490 $490 $490 $490 $490 $425 $425

Inclusions:

  • All transfers as specified
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified 
  • All game drives as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in 4 X 4 vehicles with open/pop-up roof for easy game viewing  & photography
  • Services of English-speaking driver/guides
  • Parks entrance fees
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet & Greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Round trip economy International Airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/Tips for driver/guides
  • Costs of obtaining Passports or Visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.

Baggage

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Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24"x 17"x 7" are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner's risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance is strongly advised).

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