10 Days Tanzania Wildlife safari

10 Days Tanzania Wildlife safari

10 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari is a wildlife viewing trip to the different attractions around Tanzania starting with a safari in Tarangire national park and then to the Ngorongoro crater. You will also visit Lake Natron and enjoy seeing the rift valley.

During this 10 days Tanzania safari, you will get to interact with the Maasai people and also be driven to the famous Serengeti national park and lake Manyara national park.

You will also enjoy searching for the big 5 like elephants, rhinos, buffalos, rhinos, lions and leopards during your 10 days safari and these wildlife species can be seen in destinations such as Serengeti national park and in the Ngorongoro crater. You may see some of the big 5 during your safari and if you are lucky you will spot them all.

This 10 days Tanzania safari will also take you across different towns on the way to the different national parks you will visit like Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park and Ngorongoro crater. Your safari will begin in Arusha and also end in Arusha after your wildlife viewing experience. 

Safari highlights of the 10 Days Tanzania Wildlife safari

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Tarangire national park
  • Day 2; Full day in Tarangire national park
  • Day 3; drive to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 4; crater rim experience 
  • Day 5; rift valley experience  
  • Day 6; drive to Serengeti national park
  • Day 7 and day 8; morning and afternoon game drive
  • Day 9; drive to Lake Manyara national park
  • Day 10; drive to Arusha

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Tarangire national park

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro international airport by your guide who will welcome you and brief you shortly about your 10 days Tanzania safari. You will proceed to Tarangire national park from Arusha and later check in at your lodge for lunch.

After your lunch, you will have an afternoon game drive in Tarangire national park and enjoy exploring the savannah plains and also looking out for different wildlife species such as the herds of elephants as well as leopards, lions, zebras, buffalos, antelopes, klipspringers and a variety of bird species like the ashy starlings and the rufous tailed weavers. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 2; Full day in Tarangire national park

After having breakfast at your lodge, your guide will drive you around the savannah plains of Tarangire national park for morning and afternoon game drives. You will go with your packed lunches for a full day of exploring Tarangire national park. During your game drive, you will see various attractions as well as the baobab trees and savannah trees in the national park. You will also see a variety of wildlife species in the morning since they are very active at this time of day such as leopards, elephants, zebras, antelopes, elands, gazelles, lions among others.

During your afternoon game drive after lunch, you will enjoy seeing more wildlife species as you drive around the beautiful landscape. Your guide will drive you back to your lodge at the end of your wildlife viewing and dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 3; drive to Ngorongoro crater

On the 3rd day of your 10 days Tanzania safari after breakfast at your lodge, you will continue your drive to Ngorongoro conservation area. You will descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater as you enjoy exploring the world’s largest in active caldera. 

You will see attractions such as Lake Magadi which is located in the Ngorongoro crater where you will spot flamingos and many other bird species along the lake shores. Wildlife species that can be seen around the Ngorongoro crater include elephants, wildebeest, rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, hartebeests, waterbucks, antelopes and many others.

You will return to your lodge after your crater experience and you will have your dinner and to spend the night at Eileen’s tree inn.

Day 4; crater rim experience 

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will proceed for a crater rim experience during which you will enjoy views of the Ngorongoro crater as you walk through the trees to the Ngorongoro highlands. This experience will give you a closer encounter with the surroundings around Ngorongoro.

You will also enjoy seeing various bird species during your crater rim walk and you can also see some wildlife species such as giraffes and zebras. During your walking safari, you will also enjoy panoramic views of the Ngorongoro crater for amazing photos. After this experience you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Maasai giraffe eco lodge. 

Day 5; Rift valley experience  

You will have breakfast from your lodge as you prepare to visit enjoy a day of exploring beautiful landscape. You will engage in a trek to the rift valley during this tour around Lake Natron. You will begin ascent to “Leparakashi” and during your hike, you will meet Maasai warriors as they graze their herds. This activity will also give you a close encounter with the Maasai people who you will get to interact with. You will enjoy beautiful views of the escarpment and after about 3 hours, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Maasai giraffe eco lodge.

Day 6; drive to Serengeti national park

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge and after this you will proceed to your next wildlife viewing destination which is Serengeti national park the oldest national park in Tanzania. You will see various wildlife species during your safari in Serengeti national park such as the big five like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos as well as rhinos roaming around the savannah plains of the national park.

After lunch at your lodge in Serengeti national park during your 10 days Tanzania safari, you will engage in an evening game drive as you look out for the different wildlife species and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the endless savannah plains. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 7 and day 8; morning and afternoon game drive

You will have full day in Serengeti national park, rising early for breakfast. Your guide will drive you around the wide open savannah plains to the kopjes which are volcanic rocky outcrops where you will see wildlife species like lions which can be seen as they watch their prey grazing. 

You will also enjoy seeing the diverse landscape around Serengeti national park during your 10 days Tanzania safari as well as wildlife species such as elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, leopard and cheetah, buffalos, hippos, elands, impalas, antelopes among others. There are also a variety of bird species which can be seen during a safari in this national park. After your afternoon game drive, you will drive back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 9; drive to Lake Manyara national park

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare for a transfer to Lake Manyara national park. This national park is home to the rare tree climbing lions and also the shallow alkaline lake which covers a big part of the national park called Lake Manyara.

You will also explore the woodlands, forests and swamps found in Lake Manyara national park during your 10 days Tanzania safari. You will also see different wildlife species during your game drive in the national park such as lions, buffalos, zebras, antelopes and many others. Dinner and overnight will be at Twiga lodge.

Day 10; drive to Arusha

You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for your transfer back to Arusha where your guide will drop you off at the airport or at your hotel which will bring your 10 days Tanzania safari to an end.

End of the 10 Days Tanzania Wildlife safari

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide/driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes 
  • Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before/after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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