Revel in Tanzania's natural charms on this thrilling safari adventure; four unique parks, six unforgettable days, and a journey that compels and captivates. Iconic names ignite the imagination: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, black rhinos, elephant herds, prowling leopards. Yet this itinerary is also full of surprises and personal moments that reveal Tanzania in all its glory and splendor.
A Magical First Safari in Lake Manyara
Your safari adventure starts with the rowdy sound of hornbills, great flocks of birds covering the entrance gate to Lake Manyara. As you enter a thick forest the cacophony dies down, supplanted by an assortment of the park's over 400 bird species. Each turn takes you deeper, Africa's unique animal world slowly revealing itself as you meander around corners. Baboons appear, prancing around and impishly staring at the safari truck. Now watch an elephant clearing a track with its ferocious dismantling of trees. Impala and oryx stand watchful, always alert because the predators in Lake Manyara have some unique talents.
Glance at a tree and you might not see it. Even when you're barely meters away they can easily be missed. But a twitching tail alerts your eyes and now it all seems so obvious. A tree-climbing lion lounges on a branch, its eyes intensely focused on you. Along with Tarangire, this is one of the few places in the world where lions live in trees. They enjoy the shade and breeze up here, and it's always good to have an aerial vantage point of the dinner menu. Zebras cover the lake's flood plains, feeding on the lush grass that makes this an oasis for wandering herds. Long necked gerenuks are careful about where they eat, arching back on their hind legs and stretching for the leaves of lower branches. They must always be cautious, because if it's not the lions that they must be wary of then it's the stealthy leopards.
Lake Manyara offers the perfect safari introduction because of its compact collection of different habitats. After emerging from the forest, the savannah brings open expanses of elephant and giraffe. Wallowing in the shallows, large pods of hippos throw their weight around the lake. There is also a quiet serenity here, making it easy for everyone to settle into the gentle rhythm of safari. Exploring these untamed lands is not about charging around hoping for glimpses of brilliance. It's all about moving slow, admiring the beauty of the environment, and allowing nature's great theater to ineradicably play out before your eyes. In the late afternoon you'll enjoy a visit to Maasai cultural sights before a leisurely dinner at your luxury tented camp.
Travel Into the Serengeti
Complete Immersion in the Serengeti
Experience More Safari Action in the Serengeti
Marveling at Ngorongoro Crater
The Beauty of Tarangire
End of the Safari Adventure
- Go on a thrilling six day Tanzania safari trip, exploring four diverse parks and an untamed world of wildlife
- Find lions that climb trees in Lake Manyara, and then meander through a mystical forest of baboons, elephants, and cacophonous bird song
- Spend three days exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti, home to the Great Migration and a remarkable concentration of big cats and other large mammals
- Descend into the surreal Ngorongoro Crater and discover black-maned lion prides, endangered black rhinos, and an unforgettable collection of Africa's great stars
- Discover the playful antics of elephant herds, up to 300 traveling together through the ancient baobab trees of Tarangire National Park
- Enjoy the exclusive delights of luxury tented camps and savor the complete immersion in Tanzania's surreal natural world
Northern Tanzania is perhaps Africa's greatest safari region, an untamed land where indelible scenes defy the eyes. It revels in diversity, each park providing a different ecosystem and an unforgettable cast of wildlife. Over six days you'll visit four different parks, immersing yourself in a natural world that goes beyond anything you might have seen in documentaries. Elephants wander past ancient acacia trees in Tarangire, black rhinos plod through the savannah of Ngorongoro, and big cats stalk prey on the endless plains of the Serengeti. Every game drive is different, but it always combines classic, sought after scenes with personal moments and surprise. Everybody remembers the lion that lounged by your safari truck. But nobody else saw the cute interaction between two hippos beside the lake. These six days offer a complete safari package. It's a thrilling adventure, but one that's packed full of charm and serene moments.
Lake Manyara is the perfect first stop, a compact park that offers hippo infested lakes and giraffe covered floodplains. Bird song flutters through the forest but this is no place for a quiet picnic. Baboons impishly roam while tree-climbing lions wait silently on the branches. From here you head to the Serengeti and three days exploring the grassland of this iconic national park. Two million mammals maraud around this land during the Great Migration, the wildebeest carefully tracked by a smorgasbord of predators. At all times of year the Serengeti contains a remarkable concentration of wildlife. And it's all easily spotted, from lounging lion prides to the antelopes that dot the plains.
With this unique itinerary you'll be staying in luxury tented camps that effortlessly combine comfort with a total immersion in nature. Sounds perforate through the thick canvas tents, wildlife wanders just meters away, and there is an encompassing sense of freedom and adventure. After the Serengeti you'll descend into the remarkable world of Ngorongoro, an inactive volcanic crater that contains six diverse habitats. Black-maned lions, majestic rhinos, giant elephant bulls, large hippo pods; it's all visible and sometimes within one sweep of the eyes. Concluding the safari experience is a trip through the ancient acacia trees of Tarangire, one that reveals the interaction of elephant herds numbering up to 300 strong. Expect to be wowed over these six days, and expect nature's great theater to play out before your eyes.
$10,005 per person (excluding international flights)
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