7 Day Best of Serengeti Safari

Travel is so much better with friends. Experience the best parts of Tanzania through breath-taking landscapes, nature and wildlife at its best


  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Price: From $4600 – $6200 Per person sharing
  • Destinations: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti
  • Accommodation Type: Luxury
  • Best time to visit: All year
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  • Transportation (4×4 vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser)
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF)
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day®
  • Complimentary EOS hat and cap with Logo
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes, and All Government taxes incl VAT
  • 24/7 EOS On-Call Support
  • Guide with English speaking driver/guide

On this group safari in Tanzania, you can look forward to the following highlights:

  • Lake Burunge:Lake Burunge is one of three major lakes in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.
  • Ngorongoro Crater:Commonly known as ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife enthusiasts dream – as it’s home to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals. It’s abundance of wildlife make it the ideal African safari destination for travellers looking for that authentic African safari experience.
  • Central Serengeti & Seronera Valley: This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains. See the Wildebeest Migration here during the dry season.
  • Karatu: A small town in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Enjoy the bustling marketplace, same local beer and visit the local communities.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Arusha,Tarangire National Park

  • Arrival in Arusha and a safari briefing before being transferred to Tarangire National Park.
  • From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals.
  • In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Maramboi Tented Camp, where you will overnight.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp.

Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

  • After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park.
  • he park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos.
  • After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge, where you will spend the night.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 3

Central Serengeti

  • After breakfast, you will travel towards the southern Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes.
  • According to your time of travel, you’ll catch the Great Migration on the move.
  • You will spend the night at the Kubu Kubu Tented Tented Camp inside the park.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Day 4

Central Serengeti

  • The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees), and cheetahs. your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best.
  • Overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge.

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge.

Day 5

Karatu,Ngorongoro Crater Rim

  • Today you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view.
  • Continue on to the bustling town of Karatu.
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House.

Day 6

Karatu,Ngorongoro Crater

  • • Enjoy breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater.
  • • After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to the Ngorongoro Farm House to spend another night.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House.

Day 7

End of Journey

After breakfast, you will depart for Zanzibar Airport for your Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam Airport. You will then catch your connecting flight and bid farewell to your guide for your onward journey.

Our website contains all you need to know to start researching your Tanzania adventure. We keep it as informative as possible, but it is always worth getting in touch directly, by email or telephone. As with any destination, things change and the excellent deals we get from our suppliers vary from week to week, which means your best source of information, travel advice, and recommendations will always be our expert consultants.

Eyes On Serengeti is our new itinerary-building which gives you the freedom to explore your options online before speaking to an expert. It is an excellent tool for you to get an instant price for your dream trip before you work with a Tanzania expert to fine-tune it and make it a reality.

Our Planning safari Guide to Tanzania is a good place to start if you are in the initial research stage of your planning. It provides a brief overview of what a Tanzania holiday has to offer, a few of our favorite things about Tanzania, and how the experts here at Tanzania Odyssey can craft an itinerary to suit your special interests and expectations.

The majority of Tanzania’s wildlife is resident year-round, so safari experiences and wildlife viewing can be fantastic year-round. However, April and May can be rainy and are probably best avoided – especially if you are also planning time on the beach. Generally, the best time for dry-season wildlife viewing is from July – October. However, The Great Migration is exceptional in February, as this is calving season, so there are definitely exceptions to this rule! We cannot stress enough that the most effective way to find the best itinerary to suit you is for you to call us and discuss.

Zanzibar: Most people visit the island of Zanzibar after their Tanzania safari. Zanzibar has a huge variety of boutique hotels to suit a range of tastes and budgets, with a similarly wide range of activities, including diving. The island does mostly conform to the Indian Ocean idyll that its name suggests, although some beaches are tidal, so it is worth doing a bit of research on our Zanzibar beaches page before setting your heart on a specific beach resort. Stone Town is also a great non-beach town to explore whilst staying on the island.

Tanzania experiences two dry seasons, lasting from January to March and June to September. If you’re coming to Tanzania for the sublime array of wildlife then we recommend timing your visit with either of the dry seasons. The reason being that the vegetation is less dense, so game viewing is somewhat easier and animals tend to head to commonly known waterholes, rivers, and lakes for refreshment.
The second dry season from June to September is the most popular time to visit Tanzania. So if you want the great weather and easily found wildlife but fewer crowds, maybe plan to visit between January and March.

April to May and October to November mark the rainy seasons in Tanzania. The first rainy season, from April to May is seen as the heaviest and a raincoat is a must-have. The second, from October to November, then sees lighter rainfall.
The rainy seasons can be a beautiful time to visit as the vegetation is at its most lush and green. Rainfall tends to fall in short showers, interspersed with bursts of sunshine, which can make for some excellent photography. April to May is also the low season in Tanzania, so parks are usually less crowded and rates for accommodation and tours can be lower.

If you’re visiting the vast Serengeti, time your visit with the second dry season from June to September to experience the annual highlight of the great migration. This epic natural event sees millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate north to the Masai Mara in Kenya from July to November.

This is also a great time to visit if you’re looking to do a combined safari to Tanzania and Kenya. But if you’re looking to avoid the crowds the migration brings, visit the Serengeti in the first dry season from January to March, which is also the wildebeest calving season.

Wildlife viewing inside the Ngorongoro Crater is excellent year-round. However in the dry seasons, from January to March and June to September, the grass on the crater floor is short – making Africa’s iconic wildlife much easier to spot.

If you are looking to climb Kilimanjaro then there are a few things to bear in mind. The warmest months are January and February, however these also bring with them the largest numbers of trekkers. By March through to May the rains come making trekking potentially more challenging – however there are considerably less people on the mountain.
June to August then see colder temperatures but less rain and September and October are fairly dry with pleasant temperatures. November to December see the rains return but the temperatures are still quite mild. Despite what the daytime temperature is, it gets cold at night on the mountain and naturally the closer you are to the summit the colder it will be.

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