Tanzania Discovery Safari
₤ 2,437 (PPS)
This is the classic northern Tanzania safari visiting the four main game reserves, of Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and ending with Tarangire National Park. It uses individual lodges and it can be done on both a private basis or scheduled basis in a small group context.
This itinerary departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport (7 nights). But you can also depart and return to Arusha, if that suits your flight and othee arrangements better, with a 6 night version.
We have shown the price for a private safari with 2 people (as our base case option). Our Paired Down option is for a scheduled tour "seat in vehicle'" option which is perfect for solo travellers, or couples on a budget. Or a private safari for four people. (In fact if you are a party of four people, a private safari will actually be approx $150 per person cheaper than the scheduled tour!
Our Red Carpet option is an estimate for the same tour using the more upmarket Wellworth Hotels & Lodges. Contact us for this proposal and an exact price as the seasons are slightly different.
You visit four different wildlife parks over seven days. First a visit to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, and Olduvai Gorge. Then Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. But the highlight will probably be the romantic and game-filled plains of the Serengeti where you can see the constant cycle of the wildebeest migration.
Tanzania Discovery is a safari by road with no light aircraft flights. So it is popular with guests who are not fond of small planes. You travel in a comfortable 4WD safari vehicle with an experienced English-speaking Tanzanian guide. Much of the travel between various locations is scenic or interesting (or both) so the journey is very much part of the safari, especially between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Serengeti. We also think that a road safari gives you a great sense of Tanzania. The group comprises a maximum of 7 guests.
A full driving tour does mean quite a lot of time travelling in a vehicle. If you are happy to pay a little more, we recommend our Taste of Tasted Tanzania. This is a private tour but the price is not that much more if you are 4 or more people.
Tailor-made this Trip - Add on Zanzibar
If you wish to add on Zanzibar, we may recommend opting for the 6 night version of this itinerary which starts and ends in Arusha. As several charter companies fly from Arusha to Zanzibar on a daily basis. You can add a night in Arusha at the end and then we can arrange a Zanzibar beach stay for a few nights.
Note that if you choose the private option, you would be able to return to Arusha in time to connect with a flight to Zanzibar on the same day.
- The cost of the private tour for 4 people is actually a little LESS than the cost of the scheduled tour. So, if you are a family or group of friends we strongly recommend the private tour.
- The day of departure for the scheduled tours is every Saturday. It is easier and quicker to get availability for private tours if they also depart on the Saturday. Thought this is not compulsory.
- The single supplement is less than 15% more than the per person price. So we recommend a scheduled tour for solo travellers as it is an easy way to travel without paying over the odds for a private tour.
- This itinerary shows as departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport but you can also depart and end in Arusha Town (6 night itinerary). But only on the scheduled tour option.
Tanzania Discovery Safari at a glance
Africa Travel Specialist
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
Accommodation; B&B on Day 1, Full Board on Days 2 to 7, breakfast on Day 8; transportation in a 4x4 game viewing vehicle, with an English-speaking driver-guide; game-viewing drives and park entrance fees as detailed; guaranteed window seat in each vehicle; mineral water during game drives
Gratuities, optional activities such as hot-air ballooning, laundry, drinks