Traveling to Tanzania is a dream for many. Your wish to spot the Big 5, staying in a plush camp set amid the bush, interacting the tribal, walking through the jungles and en fin a plunge through the soothing waves is indeed magical and exceptional. Although Tanzania is diverse and vast, the good news is that you can experience the best of the bush, beach and both in just one week and in the most fulfilling way.
In order to save your time and effort of brainstorming a plan for the best safari itineraries for your holidays, we have laid down some best safari maps from our 70 years of experience to take you through an unforgettable, rewarding and adventurous journey across the beauty of Tanzania.
Good luck for picking from our best safari itineraries!
The Classic Safari for 8 Days
If this is your first time to Tanzania, you are certain to visit the ‘Gems of Safari Parks’ in the Northern Safari Circuit. Get ready for a real bush experience as you drive through the most popular parks of Lake Manyara famous for pink flamingoes and tree climbing lions, The Serengeti for the undaunted wildlife drama and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area famous for its Big 5.
This is a rewarding safari itinerary for families with children and travelers with just a week off from work. You need not worry about your meals an accommodation with everything planned well in advance and this itinerary includes the full board package at some of the most recognized lodges in Tanzania.
Besides game drives, this itinerary allows you to enjoy relaxing stays with promising views, visiting cultural sites such ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ the traditional Bomas and shopping souvenirs , so there is no reason to rush and experience the Northern Safari Circuit to the fullest.
Wildlife Pleasure in 5 days.
With plenty of wildlife spread across Tanzania, it is always possible to make the most of your safari even it is a trip for as less as 5 days. Start your journey from the Safari Capital- Arusha while enjoying the beautiful vistas of the scenic mount Meru, drive on a seamless journey as you visit Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
There is plenty to experience on this short itinerary from an adventurous stay in tented camps to short nature walks, visiting local markets and driving through the scenic parks of Tanzania. You can combine this experience with a two night stay in Zanzibar to relax yourself after a busy safari journey.
While there may be few activities planned for this trip, we believe you will still love it for its sheer drive though most of the wildlife that define the beauty of Africa – herds of elephants around the baobab trees spotted in Tarangire, prides of lions hunting in the Ngorngoro and the pink flamingoes in Mayara. The wildlife concentration is superb and captures the essence of a typical African safari.
The Splendorous Southern Safari in 8 days.
Stay away from the crowd and experience the wild, authentic Tanzania with this exclusive southern safari circuit itinerary. Most honeymooners and couples opt for this holiday option and combine it with a short beach holiday. Stay under the canvas in all the top rated parks of Mikumi, Ruaha and the Selous Game Reserve. You will get to see the other wild side of Tanzania and travel to remote destinations in search of elusive wild animals.
The Southern Safari Circuit combines the best of wildlife destinations with brilliant bush impressions- long road trips, cozy camps stays in luxurious tents, bush meals and flying safari are some of the main highlights. Ativities under this short itinerary are also unique- boat rides in River Rufiji, walking safari in the Selous or Ruaha, night game drives and lantern lit dinners.
This itinerary is also favourable for photographers, solo travelers and families with children above 15 years. The landscape, wildlife and topography is in great contrast with the Northern Circuit and this is what makes this holiday package stand out from the rest.
The Ultimate Luxury Deal for 6 days!
Are you looking for an exceptional experience in the Tanzania wilderness? There can be no better deal to crack than the limited luxury itinerary for a Northern Safari Circuit. Not only will you get to visit the attractions at your own pace but also the highlight of this package is the best of luxury hotels and lodges that offer the best wildlife views situated in the most unique locations.
Begin your safari in Arusha and after a restful night visit Lake Manyara National Park, enjoy a bush lunch and proceed to the Rift Valley for the panoramic views where the zebra wildebeest and giraffes rest. After an overnight stay at the Kilimamoja lodge spend the day the Serengeti park, visit the vast Savanaah plains and the Kopje sight/ After an overnight stay at the top rated camp, drive into the park again for a magical sight of thousands of herbivores being chased by predators. In the Ngorongoro crater you will get to see the Big 5 including the admirable 20 + rhinos and stay at another luxurious lodge.
This itinerary offers the best combination of an extravagant day in the wild and enjoying relaxing luxurious stays in top lodges and hotels and is perfect for honeymooners, couples and wildlife enthusiasts.
Kearsleys Safaris specializes in creating the perfect holiday itinerary. We are here to plan an exceptional safari for you. What are you waiting for?
My family just returned from an amazing tour across Tanzania, arranged through Tauck. We were fortunate to be accompanied by a tremendous group of Kearsleys guides, who all went above and beyond to make the trip truly special.
– Seth B