9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari begins with pick up from the airport and a night in the vibrant town of Arusha where you will start your safari in Tanzania. You will visit destinations such as Serengeti national park famous for the wildebeest migration and for also being the oldest national park in Tanzania.

During the 9 days safari in Tanzania, you will also visit Ngorongoro conservation area where you will see various wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive caldera and is also known for having a large concentration of wildlife.

You will also go to Tarangire national park where you will engage in afternoon and morning game drives and also enjoy seeing large herds of elephants. You will also visit Lake Manyara national park where you will see tree climbing lions. During your 9 days safari in Tanzania, you will also have a cultural experience in Mto wa mbu where you will interact with the local community. Your safari will end with drop off in Arusha town by your guide.

Safari highlights

  • Day 1; pick up and drive to Arusha hotel
  • Day 2; drive to Serengeti national park
  • Day 3; morning and afternoon game drive
  • Day 4; full day in Serengeti national park
  • Day 5; drive to ngorongoro conservation area
  • Day 6; drive to Lake Manyara national park
  • Day 7; drive to Tarangire national park
  • Day 8; morning and afternoon game drives
  • Day 9; end of safari

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1; pick up and drive to Arusha hotel

You will start your 9 days safari in Tanzania with pick up from the airport by your guide who will welcome you and brief you shortly about your safari. After being briefed, you will continue your drive to your hotel in Arusha where you will have your dinner and spend the 1st night of your safari in Tanzania at Tulia boutique hotel and spa. 

Day 2; drive to Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, your guide will drive you to the famous Serengeti national park where you will explore the endless plains and enjoy beautiful views around the national park and have lunch at your lodge where you will relax and later engage in an evening game drive as you begin your wildlife viewing adventures on your 9 days safari in Tanzania.

During your evening game drive in Serengeti national park, you will see various wildlife species such as wildebeests, antelopes, buffalos, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, leopards, lions and many others. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 3; morning and afternoon game drive

You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare to engage in a morning game drive to experience the wildlife species in one of the oldest national parks of Tanzania. Serengeti national park has over 4000 lions which can be seen during game drives and other wildlife species in this national park include wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, elephants, kudu, antelopes and many others.

Your guide will drive you back to your lodge for lunch during the 9 days safari in Tanzania and after lunch, you will engage in another game drive to see more wildlife species and attractions around Serengeti national park. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight after your wildlife viewing experiences and spend the night at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 4; full day in Serengeti national park

You will have a full day wildlife viewing experience in Serengeti national park after having breakfast at your lodge. During your morning game drive, you will see various wildlife species such as elephants, antelopes, kudu, waterbucks, elands, impalas, gazelles, giraffes, dik dik and many others which are very active in the morning.

After having your lunch at your lodge, you will enjoy more wildlife viewing experiences in the wilderness and open savannah of Serengeti national park during your 9 days safari in Tanzania. Your guide will drive you to different attractions around the national park and you will see wildlife species during the afternoon game drive like lions, buffalos, hyenas, warthogs, giraffes, and many others. You will have dinner and spend the night at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 5; drive to ngorongoro conservation area

You will also visit the ngorongoro conservation area during your 9 days safari in Tanzania and enjoy seeing a large number of wildlife species such as the big five as well as wildebeests, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes (outside the crater), waterbucks, antelopes, gazelles, hippos, kudu and many others. You will descend about 600 meters into the ngorongoro crater where you will have a game viewing experience after having your picnic lunches.

During your 9 days safari in Tanzania, you will also explore the crater area and see flocks of flamingos along the shores of Lake Magadi as well as many other bird species.  Your dinner and overnight at the end of your crater tour experience in ngorongoro crater will be at Hhando coffee lodge.

Day 6; drive to Lake Manyara national park

After enjoying your breakfast at your lodge, you will proceed to Lake Manyara national park where you will see wildlife species such as the tree climbing lions. You will have a stop in Mto wa mbu town where you will interact with the local community and also enjoy seeing local arts and crafts. You will check in at your lodge in Lake Manyara national park and have your lunch.

You will engage in an afternoon game drive after having your lunch and as your guide drives you around Lake Manyara national park, you will see wildlife species like buffalos, antelopes, zebras, klipspringers among others. You will spend the night at Twiga lodge.

Day 7; drive to Tarangire national park

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as the day before ahead of your drive to Tarangire national park where you will enjoy seeing large elephant herds as well as baobab trees during your 9 days safari in Tanzania. You will have lunch at the lodge in Tarangire national park as you prepare to engage in an afternoon game drive.

Your afternoon game drive will take you around the baobab trees of Tarangire national park and in the savannah plains you will see a variety of wildlife species like elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards as well as many bird species. You will spend the night at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 8; morning and afternoon game drives

After having your breakfast, your guide will drive you for a full day of exploring Tarangire national park while on your 9 days safari in Tanzania. You will engage in a morning game drive and after having your lunch at your lodge, you will engage in an afternoon game drive.

In the afternoon during your safari experience in Tarangire national park, you will see wildlife species such as herds of elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, antelopes and many others. your dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge.

9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari
9 Days Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Day 9; end of safari

At the end of your 9 days safari in Tanzania, your guide will drive you to Arusha after you have had breakfast and checked out of the lodge. You will be dropped off at the airport or at a hotel in Arusha which will bring your safari to an end.

End of the 9 Days Best of 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

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • 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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