9 Days Classic Tanzania trip

9 Days Classic Tanzania trip : This 9 Days Classic Tanzania trip will take you to Tanzania’s finest national park for a wildlife experience. Serengeti national park which is Tanzania’s best wildlife national park has been recognized as Africa’s best national park located in the northern part of Tanzania. Serengeti national park is known for its massive annual migration of the wildebeests and Zebras. In order to look for new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds into the grassy southern plains, crossing via Grumeti River. The other national parks, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire national parks, also are rich in wildlife and if you missed to see any animal while in Serengeti or any of the price, visiting all the 3 national parks will reward you with all the missed animals. The itinerary below will guide you in your visit and offer you excellent Tanzania safari experience.

9 Days Classic Tanzania trip
9 Days Classic Tanzania trip

Safari highlights

  • Day 1:  Arrival to Arusha
  • Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire national park
  • Day 3: Full day in Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 5: Full day Game drive and Serengeti Exploration
  • Day 6: Full day Serengeti Safari (Optional balloon)
  • Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 8: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara national park
  • Day 9: Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival to Arusha

Warm welcome at the airport by your safari driver guide who will later transfer you to the Hotel in Arusha and also brief you on the program of  9 days trip in Tanzania trip, depending on the time of arrival, you will proceed to check-in at your booked hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Baobab Tented Camp/Roika Tarangire Lodge/Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire national park – afternoon game drive

Wake up early enjoy the morning cup of coffee or tea before we depart for Tarangire National park. It’s about 4 hours’ drive from Arusha with en-route stops for sightseeing. Upon arrival at the lodge, check-in for lunch and later afternoon, you will continue for an afternoon game drive then later drive back to our accommodation for relaxing evening, dinner and overnight.

9 Days Classic Tanzania trip
9 Days Classic Tanzania trip

Day 3: Full day in Tarangire National Park

After breakfast and picnic lunch boxes we hit the road to Tarangire national park to catch up with early risers in the park, you will have a full day Tarangire wildlife experience from the park unturned animals located  all corners of the park with your picnic lunch box. The park has a lot of plants, animals and birding life to offer to the guests from the smallest Dik dik to the giant Elephants, king of the juggle the lion, the buffalos and many more. After our long day game drives, you will return back to the lodge for a sunset relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park – evening game drive

After our early breakfast at your lodge in Tarangire, you will depart for Serengeti national park passing through Ngorongoro conservation area. It’s a 4 hours’ drive with en-route visit of the Olduvai Gorge the famous historical site in Tanzania where the remains of an early man discovered by Dr Leaky and Louis in 1950’s this is complementary to your game viewing. After leaving the museum, join back the main road for the continuity of our journey to Serengeti national park.

Clear from the gate then proceed to the lodge to check in for refreshments and lunch, after your lunch at the lodge, you will drive for an evening game drive on the open vast plains having scenic view of nature, birds, animals and many more reptiles. Return back to our lodge for dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge/Osinon Lodges and Camps/Serengeti Heritage Lodge

Day 5: Full day Game drive Serengeti park experience

After a delicious breakfast served to us at the lodge which normally starts from 6:30 to 7:30 am, the driver guide will pick up our lunch boxes and take them to the car as we continue with our 9 Days Classic Tanzania trip. Our safari jeep roof will be opened at the starting point as we start viewing animals just from the lodge. We drive as far as possible as we look for these animals especially the tree climbing lions which are unique but can easily be seen, leopards, cheetahs, serval cat, hippos, dikdik, wildebeest and others. We spend a full day at the park doing game drives with break for lunch at tourist center then embark on the evening game drive to look for what we missed in the morning. Return back to the lodge for our dinner and overnight at lodge as above

Day 6: Hot Air balloon – Full day game drive – Serengeti national park

Wake up early and connect for a hot air balloon, you will be picked up by your driver be driven to the starting point of the balloon where you will get briefing from the pilot before we enter and enjoy the terrific starting point before you start ascending miles away higher feeling the cold breeze of Serengeti early in the morning. Balloon safaris can make your safari rewarding especially for the morning when the weather is cool and the animals are much active as they are looking for what to eat for the day.

9 Days Classic Tanzania trip
9 Days Classic Tanzania trip

Alternatively we will go for morning game drive and afternoon game drives reaching all the remote areas of the park looking for all what we missed on the previous day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater – Ngorongoro Conservation area

With he dreams and experience of the previous days we will depart Serengeti for the new exciting challenge which is excellent and more exciting, clearing from the gate of Serengeti we enter to the new park of Ngorongoro will all the drive seeing only Masaai people and a lot of animals.

After reaching to the descending area we will have a top view of the crater, relax for lunch then descend down to the wonderful point of viewing, have all round game drive at the crater to see various animals and birds like Hyenas, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Leopards mention but a few the birds are secretary birds, ostriches, open billed stock, kori bustard and others. Ascend out and continue with our drive to the lodge for relaxing evening as we wait for dinner and overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Hhando Coffee Lodge/Elileens Tree lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Manyara national park

Wake up early for breakfast before we start our drive to Lake Manyara national park which is a real home of the tree climbing lions, leopards and other big five. Lake Manyara national park is one of the great parks found on the Great Rift Valley hence having more and more birds. Depending on the season you visit we can have an afternoon boat ride at the lake if it’s rainy season or go for canopy walk at the top of the trees. Drive back to our lodge for refreshment and dinner and overnight stay at Nysa Lodge/Elileens Tree Lodge/Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Arusha. It’s a 2 hours’ drive with lunch in Arusha depending on your onward flight back home with en-route lunch. End of safari

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