8 Days

Just as the name of this 8 days Luxury Tanzania Safari indicates, this package is a fly in / fly out safari that includes two domestic flights between Arusha and Serengeti at the beginning of the safari, and a flight from Lake Manyara Airstrip back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro depending on your requirements. If you are departing from Kilimanjaro in the evening then we will fly you into Arusha where we can book for you a day room (if you wish – at extra cost). In case you have an early international flight out of Kilimanjaro, we will book that flight from Lake Manyara to Kilimanjaro where you will connect with your international flight back home.

This is a private tour and therefore if you have an early departure out of Arusha to Zanzibar we will charge you a flight from Arusha to Zanzibar and therefore you will fly from Lake Manyara to Zanzibar via Arusha.

8 Days Luxury Safari Tanzania – Outlined itinerary

The outlineitinerary for  for the 8 days luxury Tanzania safari is as below;

Day 1 – Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Transfer to Arusha

Day 2 – Fly from Arusha Domestic Airport to Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti

Day 3 – Full day at Serengeti National Park

Day 4 – Safari in the Serengeti National Park

Day 5 – Fourth day of safari in the Serengeti National Park

Day 6 – drive to Ngorongoro Crater (Optional Masai Village visit)

Day 7 –  Full Day Game drives at Ngorongoro Crater floor

Day 8 – Drive to Lake Manyara Airstrip for flight back to Arusha. Departure.

8 Days Luxury Tanzania Safari; Where to visit?

The 8 luxury safari in Tanzania takes you to the two most popular parks in the Northern Tanzania; Serengeti National Park the home of the Wildebeests Migration herds as well as plenty of animals and birds, as well as the garden of Eden; Ngorongoro Crater. Just like a natural zoo, The Ngorongoro Crater’s 600 meter high walls ensure that very few animals escape the Crater floor, therefore making it possible to spot very many animals at very close range. The Ngorongoro Crater has the highest concentration of wild animals in a natural habitat (per area ratio) in the world. You can spot the Big 5 in the Serengeti even in one day if you are lucky.

8 Days Luxury Tanzania Safari; Accommodation

Accommodation in this 8 days luxury safari package in Tanzania is in nice but affordable luxury lodges and tented camps as per the published program. Accommodation is very flexible because this is a private 8 days luxury safari in Tanzania. We can therefore substitute the accommodations included in this published itinerary with other similar or more luxurious places depending in your preference and budget. Please request for a revising on the itinerary in case you wish to stay at cheaper or more luxurious options or just have other options in mind. Get in touch with our safari experts for free advice and customization of your best 8 Days Luxury Safari in Tanzania!

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LocationArusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

8 Days Luxury Tanzania Safari Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha, Tanzania

Arrival this day at Kilimanjaro International Airport where Tanzania Safari Supremacy representative will pick you up and transfer you to Arusha. You will have a short pre-safari briefing with our safari manager who will walk you through your program and what to expect, as well as how to stay safe in the wilderness. Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Dinner included.

Day 2

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park

After an early morning breakfast at your lodge, we will transfer you to the Arusha Domestic Airport for your flight to the Seronera Airstrip in the Serengeti. On arrival at your the Seronera Airstrip you will be met by your private safari guide from Tanzania Safari Supremacy, who will transfer you to your lodge or Luxury tented camp with your first game drives en route to the camp/lodge. You will arrive in time for hot lunch then you will relax for a couple of hours before heading out for game drives for the rest of the day. You will explore the Serengeti plains until later in the late afternoon when you drive back to your lodge / camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge in Central Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 3 - 5

Safari in Serengeti National Park.

This is a private safari for only you and your partners and thus the flexibility to choose whether to or not to go for an early morning game drives on any of the next 3 days that you will spend in the Serengeti. With a morning game drive an typical day will start with an early morning game drive in the plains of the Serengeti where you will search for the many animals and birds that thrive in the world famous Serengeti. You will return for breakfast at your lodge / camp for a brunch followed by an afternoon rest where you can spend time reading your favorite book at your camp’s Veranda or take an afternoon nap with songs of birds singing in the vicinity.

The Serengeti is one of the UNESCO world heritage site and a world biosphere reserve. It is home to the Big five as well as where the Wildebeests herds of the famous Wildebeests Migration spends the most time of the year.

In the afternoon you will head out for an afternoon game drive until dusk when you retire back to you camp / lodge for campfire as you sip your favorite drink. Dinner and overnight at your camp; Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge. All meals included.

Depending on the time of the year that you travel to Tanzania, we can substitute your accommodation in the Serengeti according to the season and location of the animals.

Day 6

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Highlands (by road)

You will this day take your last breakfast at your lodge / camp at the Serengeti then depart by road driving across the Serengeti towards Naabi Hill Gate where you will make a stop to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the paperwork to enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA). You will then drive up the Malanja Depression with game viewing on the way and if you wish, you may also make a stop at a Maasai Village to learn about the culture and traditions of the world famous Masai tribe of Kenya & Tanzania.

You may also make a stop at the Olduvai Gorge an important paleoanthropological site where Archeologists Dr Louis and Mary Leakey  discovered fossils of the hominid Australopithecus Boisei in what emerged as evidence that a hominid in the evolution theory (the Nutcracker Man) roamed the plains of Ngorongoro and Serengeti some 1.5 million years ago. Both Activities Masai Village & Olduvai Gorge is a extra cost and optional.

You will check in at a lodge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Overnight Lions Paw Camp at Ngorongoro. All meals included.

Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater tour)

Descending early in the morning on this day is very crucial if you want to have a higher chance of spotting animals like the Black Rhinos which can be very elusive during the day. They lineup by the roadside grazing from the roadside but later on hide from the Scorching African sun in the forests like the Elerai Forest located at the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater.

You will descend with a packed breakfast and spend the day doing game drives for the better part of the day until later in the afternoon when you will be taken to Karatu just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Ngorongoro Crater a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Biosphere Reserve is the only place you can spot the Big Five in one day with a little bit of luck. You expect to see lions, leopards (very elusive too), the Buffalos, Black Rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, Thompson Gazelles, Hartebeests, topis silver backed jackals, caracals and many more animals. Over 500 bird species have been spotted and recorded in the Ngorongoro too.

Later in the afternoon you will check in at the lodge in Karatu; a farm lodge that you will live to remember for a long time. Overnight Gibbs Farm. All meals included.

Day 8

Relaxation – Transfer to Lake Manyara Airstrip - Departure

This is the last day of your 8 Days Luxury safari in Tanzania.

Spend a lazy morning in the Gibb’s Farm a multi award winning lodge in the highlands of Ngorongoro. If you still got it, you can also go for a coffee tour walk or why not go for a trek in the Ngorongoro Highlands through the Endoro Trails that will take you to the Endoro Waterfalls and the Elephant caves; let by a trained and armed wildlife ranger.  You will be taken to Lake Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Arusha or Kilimanjaro depending on your departure flight back home.

The Same package being a private 8 days Tanzania Luxury Safari can be booked while staying in more luxurious lodges like Four Season Serengeti Safari Lodge or cheaper but still deluxe camps like the Asanja Africa Camp or Kiota Camp or Nyumbani Camp Serengeti.

8 Days Luxury Safari Tanzania Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 5519 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 4875 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 4660 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Request for price quotation.

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Request for price quotation.

Children Prices is usually dependent on the age and room used.

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

Return airport transfers on arrival and on departure

08 days private Luxury Tanzania safari for 02 – 06 persons

Transport and wildlife drives in a private modified 4×4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

All national parks & wildlife reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives

01 x HB at a lodge / hotel in Arusha on arrival day

06 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary

Value Added Tax (18%) by Tanzania Revenue Authority

Domestic flight from Arusha to Serengeti, Lake Manyara to Kilimanjaro or Arusha

       Concession fees / Camping fees where applicable

The Price does not include

International Flights

Any domestic connection flights to Arusha ( fx from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi)

All items of a personal nature (toothbrush, lotion, sunscreen, sanitary towels etc)

Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)

Travel insurance if needed

Air Evacuation cover (can be included at extra cost)

Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)

Extra Drinks and beverages in lodges

Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (599 USD per person), including concession fees

Souvenirs and memorabilia

Beach extension at Zanzibar ( can be arranged at extra cost)

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