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7-Day Drive In, Fly-Out Northern Tanzania Safari


Immersing yourself in the captivating wonders of Northern Tanzania’s iconic national parks and reserves. This meticulously crafted itinerary offers an unforgettable combination of road travel & scenic flights, ensuring you experience the best of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the world-renowned Serengeti. Prepare to be enchanted by diverse landscapes, encounter abundant wildlife, and create cherished memories in the heart of the African wilderness.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning our safari Manager will meet you at your lodge for a short pre-tour briefing. Then you will meet your driver guide, collect picnic lunch and embark on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant herds, baobab trees, and diverse birdlife.

Enjoy thrilling game drives throughout the day, capturing unforgettable moments as you observe lions, giraffes, wildebeests, and other remarkable creatures.
As the day concludes, head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight – Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Day 2: Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park

Today the journey proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, known for its stunning alkaline lake and a variety of wildlife.

The park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and pink-hued flamingos that adorn the lakeshore. Explore the park during a morning game drive and savor a picnic lunch amidst the serene surroundings.

In the afternoon, drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight – Eileen’s Tree Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro- Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast at the lodge, descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area.

These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view Black Rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor.
Another big draw card to this Picturesque Caldera, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, Serval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

Picnic lunch will be served at the crater floor, followed by another game viewing visiting the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is one of the main features of the crater, the Lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater. Then drive out to “Wild rich” The Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti

Day 4: Explore Central Serengeti National Park

Today we are taking you for full day game drive in the Serengeti. You will start as early as 06:30 with packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive allows you to spot the cat family on the road as they try to avoid the morning mist, you may also see nocturnal animals coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing an ambush or eating along the road.
Break for breakfast in the bush then you will be heading to where the Wildebeest migration is located.

Spend much time watching the migration of herds, the big cats and others (picnic lunch will be served in the bush or in one of the picnic site in the area).

You may expect to see a lot of animal actions like hunting, killing, fighting & so on. Drive back to the camp during or before the sunset for dinner & overnight stay at-Tanzania Bush Camp Central.

Day 5: Explore Northern Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart for Northern Serengeti with game viewing en route. You will visit the Lobo valley and kopjes as well as the Bologonja area before getting to Kogatende. In the afternoon break for lunch, and later you will proceed with game viewing at the northern Serengeti Kopjes and the Mara River.

The northern Serengeti is home to a huge number of resident animals including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo and many more. Late afternoon you will drive to your camp for dinner and overnight – Tanzania Bush Camps Mara River.

Day 6: Explore Northern Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast enjoy early morning and late afternoon game viewing at Mara River areas. You will depart from the camp at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. You will drive through the Mara River in the golden light of dawn looking for special photographic opportunities of wildebeest and Zebras taking the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of the Mara River as well as other wildlife interactions.

Witnessing the river crossing needs patience as the herd will often take hours to decide whether or not to cross, weighing the risk of crocodiles and the strength of the rivers current.

A good place to enjoy your picnic breakfast today is along the Mara River. You will later drive back to your camp for hot lunch and a little leisure at the camp in the middle of the day. Late afternoon game viewing in search for different wildlife interactions around Mara River. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay – Tanzania Bush Camps Mara River.

Day 7: Schedule flight from Serengeti to Arusha Airport

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip, bid farewell to the Serengeti’s untamed wilderness as you board a scenic flight back to Arusha.

Upon arrival at the airport in Arusha you will be met and transferred to you hotel in the city centre. Carrying cherished memories of an unforgettable Northern Tanzania safari with Vwasu Expedition Tours.


High Season rates

(16.12.-14.03. & 15.06.-31.10. )

  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 3924(2pax)
  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 2993(4pax)
  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 2686 (6pax)
  • Rate per person in single room $ 189 per night.

Low season rates

(15.03.-14.06 & 01.11.-15.12.)

  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 3798(2pax)
  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 2870(4pax)
  • Rate per person sharing double room $ 2545(6pax)
  • Rate per person in single room $ 160 per night.


  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in a 7 seater or 6 seater 4×4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide:-
  • 7 Seater Safari Vehicle has 6 window seats (in the passenger cabin) and 1 window seat next to the driver (in front)
  • 6 Seater Safari Vehicle has 4 window seats (in the passenger cabin) and 1 window seat next to the driver (in front)
  • Game drives and park entry fees
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha


  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance.

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