8-Day Soul of Tanzania Wildlife Safari Itinerary.
Soul of Tanzania Safari Holidays and Travel Package is specifically designed to focus on and increase your chance to spot wildlife as much as possible in luxurious accommodations. The Serengeti areas in Tanzania are the best locations for the months of July to witness thousands of wildebeest spread across the plains grazing on the rich short grass plains. Predator action is at its peak with superb sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena and leopard and an excellent chance to see adrenalin-packed kills. 8 Days Soul of Tanzania Safari where you will visit Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater and many other prime attractions in the country.
Day 0: Arrival in Tanzania | 8-Day Soul of Tanzania Itinerary
Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport, our pick-up driver will be at the airport waiting for you. Your names will be written on A4 paper. On your arrival greetings by our driver check if you have everything before going to Arusha Gran Melia hotel we booked for you overnight. Later you will meet our safari manager for a short briefing. After then continuously relax in your hotel preparing for the next day’s safari.
Day 1 Tarangire National Park
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am and take you to an exceptional national park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zone. The park is mainly known for the abundance of ancient baobab trees (the largest trees on the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The park’s river is full of wildlife ranging from many birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating, boasting an observatory with fantastic river and wildlife views (with good chances of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). In the afternoon, we will do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation. Dinner and Overnight at Kilimamoja luxury safari lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
You’ll have a beautiful, short journey across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq miles), the park has breathtaking scenery. It is well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, and mahogany trees, as well as a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that can not be described in words. The game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background. Some extra tours are possible during this day, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to the camp for dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Kilimamoja luxury safari lodge.
Day 3: Serengeti National park
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous national park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq miles (18,000 sq km); for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon, defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home to the great migration of 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for the big cats and large predators, it’s the place to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous River Crossings filmed in this park. Dinner and Overnight at Kubu Kubu luxury safari lodge.
Day 4-5: Serengeti National Park
You’ll enjoy full days in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and will be organized according to your wishes these days. Every day of the safari, your guide will discuss the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive. Alternatively, you could do a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Kubu Kubu luxury safari lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th Wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq miles and has 2,000 ft high walls, making it virtually Noah’s ark. It inhabits almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World. You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner. There is the possibility to downgrade or upgrade your accommodation level. Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena safari lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater:
We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife viewing in one of the most stunning places on earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive, ascend the crater, and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Lake Eyasi. Here you will have a unique and fascinating cultural experience the next day. Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Lake Eyasi and the Hadzabe Tribe to Arusha
Today will be a very special and different day. You will wake up very early, just before sunrise, and follow your guide until he finds the Hadzabe tribe, one of the last true nomadic tribes in Africa. After explaining the tribe, you will join them in their daily morning activities. This experience is out of the beaten track and does not feel touristic. The photographic opportunities are out of this world. This tour will definitely be a highlight of your safari. The experiences you have with the tribe can either be joining the men in their daily hunting or the women in their fruit-gathering session. In either of them, you will learn about many aspects of the Hadzabe way of living.
After finishing the activities with the tribe, we will visit the beautiful Lake Eyasi, a seasonal shallow salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Then we will return to Arusha. Overnight at Arusha Gran Melia Hotel. BB is Included.
Included 8-Day Soul of Tanzania Itinerary
Park fees(For non-residents)
All activities(Unless labelled as optional)
All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation(Unless labelled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
2 nights luxury hotel 1 night before and 1 night after safari with us.
10% increase of entry fee and accommodation fees
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Unlimited drinking mineral water
EXcluded 8-Day Soul of Tanzania Itinerary
International flights(From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What to bring
A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
Departures: Private safari. Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations: Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Eyasi.