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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

12 days |  15 days with Zanzibar extension
12 days |  15 days with Zanzibar extension
Group size618 travelers
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Go where eternal plains stretch as far as the eye can see.

Time seems to stand still in the wilds of Tanzania, yet every day on this small group Safari Tour is thrilling and new. Experience the best of this beguiling country, from untamed Tarangire to glimmering Lake Manyara, and the legendary Serengeti to the “Garden of Eden” at Ngorongoro Crater.

Your tour package includes

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 10 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Shanga River House
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Maasai boma visit
  • Anti-poaching talk
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Kilimanjaro today.

Arusha1 night
Day 2: Arrival in Kilimanjaro & transfer to Arusha
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Tanzania! Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and make your way to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy an included dinner.

Tarangire National Park 2 nights
Day 3: Tarangire National Park via the Shanga Foundation
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, stop at the Shanga Foundation. This organization provides local people with disabilities the opportunity to work and develop new skills, such as using recycled materials to produce crafts that can be sold.

Then, discover Tarangire National Park, one of the best-kept secrets in Tanzania.

  • Enjoy included lunch
  • Set out on a game drive
  • Roam along landscapes that vary from dry scrub to lush swamp
  • Search for leopards and lions on the hunt for prey like kudu, eland, and gerenuk

Tonight, sit down with your fellow travelers to enjoy a welcome dinner with drinks.

Day 4: Tarangire National Park game drives
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin and end your day on thrilling game drives through Tarangire National Park.

  • On a morning game drive, marvel at one of Africa’s largest herds of elephants, and keep watch for over 500 bird species
  • Enjoy an included picnic lunch
  • Spot predators on the prowl on an afternoon game drive
  • Visit a community school to meet local teachers and students

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Manyara Region1 night
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park via Maasai boma & anti-poaching talk
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Immerse yourself in the Maasai way of life with the help of a local guide and journey through Lake Manyara National Park.

  • Tour an authentic boma and discover the history and heritage behind the Maasai tribe
  • Travel through the Manyara region’s acacia woodland and the Great Rift Valley
  • Enjoy an included lunch at your lodge
  • Spy a stunning variety of wildlife, such as giraffes, zebras, hippos, and perhaps even tree-climbing lions on a game drive
  • Glimpse Lake Manyara and its incredible swath of flamingos

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

This evening, meet a local anti-poaching expert from the African Wildlife Foundation.

  • Hear how locals and park rangers work together to protect the wildlife
  • Learn about the anti-poaching efforts in East Africa, with a special focus on capacity-building in boma communities where poaching is most prevalent
  • Ask the expert questions while chatting
  • Hear about how communities and organizations collaborate to train new rangers, avoid human-wildlife conflict, and identify poaching threats
Serengeti National Park3 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park & game drive
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive through the scenic savanna to Serengeti National Park.

  • Enjoy an included lunch at your lodge
  • Head out on a game drive to watch the dramatic dance of predator and prey
  • Keep watch for all of the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 7: Moru Kopjes game drives
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of the Serengeti’s endless plains on two game drives.

  • Look for the exceedingly rare black rhino on your morning game drive
  • Feast on an included lunch in the open air of the Serengeti
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive to see the Moru Kopjes, stunning granite formations rising out of the plains
  • View ancient Maasai cave art

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 8: Simba Kopjes & Seronera Valley game drives
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set off into the Simba Kopjes area of Serengeti National Park for a morning game drive.

  • Try to spot bohor reedbucks, flamingos, Grant's gazelles, and bat-eared foxes
  • Soak in views of the vast African plains

Enjoy an included lunch at your lodge before heading out on an afternoon game drive.

  • Explore one of the Serengeti’s richest ecosystems, the Seronera Valley
  • Stay on the lookout for lions, cheetahs, and leopards

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Ngorongoro Region2 nights
Day 9: Ngorongoro Region via Olduvai Gorge & Iraqw village
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make several stops as you travel to the Ngorongoro region today.

  • Visit the famed Olduvai Gorge, known as the “Cradle of Mankind”
  • Learn about the 1.25-million-year-old fossils that were found here
  • Discover how the fossils provided insight into human evolution
  • Savor a scenic picnic lunch at your lodge in the Ngorongoro region
  • Stop at an Iraqw village to learn about local communities and culture

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater game drive
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell dinner

Pay a visit to one of the most spellbinding sights in all of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Descend 1,000 feet into Ngorongoro Crater, an intact caldera covering over 100 square miles
  • Survey the local wildlife on a game drive, catching sight of one of the world’s densest populations of lions
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch near the region’s gorgeous flora and fauna

Back at the lodge, raise a glass with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 11: Departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive from Ngorongoro to the Kilimanjaro region, where you’ll relax in a dayroom.

Enjoy an included dinner before transferring to Kilimanjaro Airport for your overnight flight home or continue your adventure in Zanzibar.

Arrive Home
Day 12: Travel day

Arrive home today.

Extension to Zanzibar
Off the eastern coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar sit as one of Africa's most beautiful island destinations. Extend your adventure with a local expert to step inside the Sultan's Palace and visit a natural coral lagoon that's home to endangered sea turtles—those are just two ways you'll tap into the local culture, but you get the idea.
Stone Town3 nights
Day 11: Transfer to Kilimanjaro & flight to Stone Town
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a boxed lunch as you travel to Kilimanjaro. Fly to Stone Town, located on the island of Zanzibar, this afternoon and sit down for an included dinner tonight.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Stone Town
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free morning in Stone Town or add an excursion.

Join a local guide this afternoon for a sightseeing tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO-recognized area of Zanzibar City.

  • Walk through a local fruit and vegetable market
  • Learn about the enslaved East African people who were forced into the Middle Eastern slave trade during a visit to Christ Church, which was built on the site of a former slave market
  • Enter the Sultan’s Palace to learn more about the island’s interesting history
  • Step inside the House of Wonders, which was designed by Second Sultan of Zanzibar Barghash bin Said
  • See the colonial mansions, stroll along the narrow alleyways, and visit the Livingstone House
  • Enter the Old Fort of Zanzibar, a military fortification that’s also the oldest building in Stone Town

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Swahili Cooking Class & Lunch

From $119 per person

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Nungwi Village
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Head to the northern tip of the island to visit Ngunwi village, which is known for the pristine white-sand beaches.

  • See how local fisherman make their boats from scratch
  • Visit the Mnarani Natural Aquarium, a coral lagoon that’s home to a variety of endangered sea turtles and fish
  • Enjoy a Swahili-style lunch in the village before heading back to Stone Town

Spend free time in Stone Town or add an excursion.

Dhow Sunset Cruise & Dinner

From $159 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 14: Departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy an included lunch in Stone Town this afternoon. Then, head to the airport and fly to Dar es Salaam where you’ll board your flight home.

Please note: Depending on the flight schedule, lunch may take place in Dar es Salaam.

Day 15: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond expectations
    2/2/24 by 2nd-time traveler Marijane

    The trip was beyond my expectations from day one. Prides of lions, a cheetah with three cubs, a troupe of 300 or more baboons strolling past our Land Cruiser, elephants with babies, multiple prides of lions, leopards in trees, elephants, giraffes, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, gazell...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 3/1/24

    Marijane, We are absolutely thrilled to hear that...

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Great trip
    2/2/24 by 1st-time traveler Jane

    Sense of Africa did a fabulous job. Absolutely no complaints with them. EF tours needs some work. We had 2 optional tours that were canceled without telling us. We inconvenienced others to get back for one of the optional tours, only to have to track down to see what happened to it. Lack of com...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    In search of the Lion King
    2/2/24 by 28th-time traveler Kenneth

    This is one of the only tours that I have rated a Five! First off, Philip and his crew are Super Guides. Besides wild dogs (nearly extinct) we were able to spot nearly any animal that you could name, mostly multiple times. He is very knowledgeable and treats his group like family. I felt very sa...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 2/22/24

    Hi Kenneth Thank you for taking the time to share...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Four Points by Sheraton Arusha
    Four Points by Sheraton Arusha

    This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Arusha just outside of the Arusha National Park. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and beau...

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    Tarangire Sopa Lodge
    Tarangire Sopa Lodge

    This lodge-style hotel is located in Tarangire. Guests enjoy a gymnasium, swimming pool, and outdoor dining. Nearby, you'll find Tarangire National Pa...

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    Manyara Kilima Moja Lodge
    Manyara Kilima Moja Lodge

    This luxury hotel is nested on the rim of the African Rift Valley. Guests enjoy a pool, a fine dining restaurant, and lounges. Nearby, you’ll find Ngo...

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    Embalakai Authentic Camps
    Embalakai Authentic Camps

    This luxury tent campsite is located in the Serengeti. Guests enjoy the on-site restaurant, bar, and sun terrace for admiring the scenery and keeping ...

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    Karatu Country Lodge
    Karatu Country Lodge

    This rustic hotel is located in Tanzania’s green belt district in the highlands. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and sprawling gardens of tropical flo...

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    Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar
    Maru Maru Hotel, Zanzibar

    This oceanfront property is located in Stone Town. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool and cocktail bar, spa, and fitness center. Nearby you’ll find Old For...

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    Flights

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