Tanzania
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,098 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Hop on the game trail on our safaris in Tanzania!

A trip-of-a-lifetime awaits! Pack your camera and sense of adventure for this small group, all-inclusive African safari in Tanzania. This East African country boasts the largest concentration of wildlife per square kilometer, and there’s no better way to experience the rich biodiversity, singular beauty and cultural fascinations of Tanzania than with the leading providers of best-in-class travel from Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara and beyond. Travel through baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses in Tarangire National Park in search of elephants, tree-climbing lions, olive baboons and termite mounds. Espy wildebeest, zebra, eland and gazelles at Ngorongoro Crater, and spend a few days at Lake Manyara National Park, keeping on the lookout for its dizzying spectacle of over 400 bird species. All the while, enjoy the best in regional accommodations, delectable cuisine and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service as you indulge in the ultimate adventure of this exclusive African safari.

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  • Safari / Wildlife

Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

Serengeti National Park. Lake Manyara. Ngorongoro Crater. Each is a name synonymous with the best game-viewing on the planet. Step into a world of jaw-dropping scenery and prolific wildlife on this seven-day Tanzanian safari. Our expert guides handle every detail of this carefully-crafted itinerary, ensuring you have the best chances of experiencing up-close-and-personal encounters with some of Africa's most iconic animals. At day's end, indulge in the cozy comforts of fine wining, dining and ultimate relaxation.

  • Listen for the calls of baboons, monkeys, and canopy-dwelling birds at Lake Manyara, where lush forests, grassy plains, and 1,800-foot cliffs play home to (among others) elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, and the famous tree-climbing lion
  • Soak up an awesome spectacle of leopards, cheetahs, jackal, hyena, aardwolves, serval cats, agama lizards, and rock hyraxes on the Serengeti Plain, one of the oldest ecosystems on earth
  • Get up-close with black rhino, wildebeest, zebra, and eland on the floor of the ancient Ngorongoro Crater, a vast, 12-mile wide stretch of verdant plains, glistening lakes, and rolling mountains
  • Wrap up your day with a “sundowner” – sipping cocktails as an orange sun sets over a baobab-flecked Serengeti horizon

 

Asilia walking safari
Photo: Asilia walking safari

Africa is enchanting and to "camp" among the animals is the best way to experience Africa & the diversity of animals and the balance nature provided

Steve M Oxnard, CA

What a great experience. I had no idea such a beautiful place existed!

Keri C Fort Worth, TX

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (JRO)

Day 1: Arrival / Arusha
Arrival / Arusha
Meals Included:  D

Jambo! Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Reserve
Tanzania Safari Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D

After breakfast, depart to beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive for lunch at your lodge followed by afternoon game drive.
Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 600 m high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offers many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting.

Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. Later on in the afternoon, you will be transferred to which stands on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the lake.

Day 3 & 4: Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Adventure Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D

After breakfast, depart to the famous Serengeti national park. Lunch en route. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight. On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drives in the park with all meals and overnight at the park.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates greatest park during a Serengeti safari. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Breakfast at the camp before having a mid morning game viewing as you depart to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. Journey up the side of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometers wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 sq km) and arrive at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Inside the land that time forgot
Tanzania Adventure Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D

After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before continuing with your expedition inside this land that time forgot. Climb up and drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Departure
Safaris in Tanzania
Meals Included:  B

After breakfast drive towards Arusha airport where you will catch your 1400hrs Tropical Air flight to Zanzibar arriving at 1530hrs.

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  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,098 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

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Departure Dates

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Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Your trip begins with your arrival at the international airport in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
  • After passing through immigration and customs, you will be met by your Asilia driver who will be holding an Austin Adventures sign with your name on it.
  • From here you’ll be shuttled to Onsea House just outside the town of Arusha.
  • Your trip ends with a regional flight from Kogatende Airstrip to Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met and transferred to Kia Lodge where you will have access to a day room in which to relax and freshen up before your journey home.
  • Transfer with Kia Lodge back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your post trip flight connections.
Activities
  • Hiking – 1 to 3 mile bush/trail walks (easy to moderate).
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. Meals are included as indicated in the daily itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • All accommodations as specified in the detailed itinerary.
  • All meals as designated in detailed itinerary.
  • Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer & house wine at Oliver’s Camp, Dunia Camp, & Sayari Camp.
  • Private-naturalist driver/guide as specified in the itinerary.
  • Scheduled game drives and walking mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Any other extra/optional activies.
  • Beverages other than those mentioned in the “inclusive” section.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • Pre/post accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Tips & gratuities for guides, drivers, and lodge/camp staff.
  • Airport taxes and security fees (taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport).
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses, laundry, and phone calls.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

The most amazing trip of a lifetime. All my Expectations were met and exceeded.

Nancy M, Ardmore, PA

Excellent Trip- Guides were awesome and very accommodating

Becky B, Janesville, WI

We thought the trip was well planned and the guides did a good job. Was surprised by how well our group bonded.

Stanley W, Sartell, MN

You're right-The toughest part is going home.

Eligio V, Santa Rosa, CA

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of all aspects of the trip. food quality, guides. wow.

Amanda F, Westfield, NJ
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The Ngorongoro Crater: This geological phenom is the result of a three-million-year-old extinct volcano which experts believe would have been the height of Kilimanjaro had it not collapsed when it erupted.
  • 2. The wildlife: One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park, is host to several animals, including giraffes and over 400 species of birds.
  • 3. Did we mention the wildlife? The Serengeti is considered to be the best wildlife reserve in Africa. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five (lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros)!
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With lodgings like the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, explore by day and relax at night over delicious, local cuisine.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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