Duration

8 Days

Country

Tanzania

Best Time

All year

Price From

US $

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Overview

The journey begins at the gateway of all northern Tanzania Safari, Arusha. We explore the small but very famous National park located very few hours from the mid-of the city. The beauty of nature and geographical features of this park include Mount Meru creating the amusement rather than being on any other park in Tanzania. Then we connect to the west wing toward Lake Natron & Manyara in seeking the galaxy of wildlife in Africa. You will have the best time to explore Arusha and Tarangire National Park in a comfortable style with the help of our professional guides. Spend your African vacation in well-refined luxurious accommodation to add up to your Tanzania safari experience diary, all these in eight days. Let the journey begin!

Scope

  • Duration: 8 Days Tanzania Safari
  • Price: From US $__ per person sharing
  • Destination:  Lake Manyara, Lake Natron and Arusha National Park
  • Enjoy charming and friendly team soon after arrival at the Airport and drop off at the hotel
  • Enjoy the short ride from the airport to the hotel depending on arrival time, you can experience the semi-arid environment before reaching the beautiful city of Arusha.
  • Expect to meet the our team for tour briefing and other arrangements
  • A beautiful start of the day with a heavy breakfast and a hot shower at the hotel
  • Expect to travel with not only a travel guide but also a friendly and knowledgeable safari expert
  • Expect the welcoming groups of Masai giraffes near the gate of Arusha National Park, one of the best attractions in this park.
  • The small Serengeti! Yes, explore the scenic view of this park which look like Serengeti one of the best habitat for Buffalo
  • Explore BesidesMomella lake and don’t forget to the closer-look at Mount Meru
  • Stunning view of Mount Meru and Maasai steppe while herding to the small town of Karatu before Ngorongoro
  • Don’t forget for the best weather while approaching the plain of Ngorongoro crater
  • Expect to spend some minutes waiting for clearance at the park gate of the Lake Natron & Eyasi
  • In Lake Natron! we let the true nature amaze you with thousands of birds roaming around with every rhythmic of the wild
  • Delicious and healthy meals served on time, depending on the type of accommodation option you have chosen ( lodge, hotel, camping)…
  • Also, you will have an option to visit cultural villages for an authentic Africa experience
  • Sleep in a safe and neatly adventurous environment safe from wild animals and mosquitos
  • Expect direct communication with the ground team for tour monitoring but also in case of any emergency. Your safety is our priority.
  • Return to Arusha for airport transfer or other arrangements with the Blessing Safaris team.

Itinerary

After the check-in at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our driver (s) will be there ready to transfer you to the hotel in Arusha. Depending on the arrival time it’s possible to meet your safari guide for a tour briefing but also we advise you to take your time to rest for the fresh start of your safari after a long trip from your country. Welcome to Tanzania!

Accommodation: Point Zone Resort 

Our driver will pick you from the hotel with a packed lunch box and drive you to Tarangire National Park. This Park covers an area of 1360sq km (525sq miles) with scattered Baobab trees, alternating with open acacia woodland which caters for wildlife food, open bush plains, swamps, and rivers like rivers Tarangire. Expect to see Wildlife like Elephants, Lions, Zebra, Giraffe, Dik Dik, Ostrich, and different species of birds. After a full game, drive to the private campsite at Mto wa Mbu for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation type: Camping (Panorama Safari Camp)

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will depart to Lake Manyara National  Park which nestles at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The park is recognized for its fabulous beauty and lions climbing trees. Expect to see many animals such as Hippos, Buffalos, Elephants, Giraffes, Impalas, and thousands of common and migratory birds. After a full game, drive back to your campsite for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Panorama Safari Camp  

The morning after breakfast you will meet your driver-guide at the hotel with your packed lunch and drive to Lake Natron. You will pass Engaruka, an archaeological site of the Stone-age settlement, as well as the majestic Oldonyo Lengai mountain which is the only active volcanic mountain in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Natron will fascinate you with its colors, varying from pink, lime, green, and red due to the concentration of minerals and possibly the flamingos. On arrival, enjoy bird watching including flamingo and many other activities around the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron camp.

Accommodation: Camping –Lake Natron

After breakfast at Lake Natron, drive to Lake Eyasi. Enjoy an afternoon canoe ride across the lake to see different species of birds e.g Pelican, Flamingo, etc. You may experience different activities such as fishing, at lake shores. After lunch proceeds with a tour with Hadza people. The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa and have a population of fewer than 1000 people. Only 300-400 still live traditionally. You will have the opportunity to make a rubbing stick fire using the hand twirling method. Enter a makeshift grass hut and learn about their survival methods and way of life. Spend a few hours hunting with the Hadza, using bows and arrows and hunting dogs. Enjoying local food and activities from other tribes known as Datoga before departing to Arusha.

Accommodation: Point Zone Resort

Today after breakfast, you will spend your daytime on a special program in Arusha. Arusha is a junction for a stop overnight for tourists going for wildlife safari tours in Tanzania. Several Tourist Hotels and safari lodges around Arusha city offer comfortable accommodation for International travelers. Shopping in Arusha is a wonderful cultural experience. Maasai’s crafts and curio products include Masai blankets, Tinga tinga paint wall pictures, table mats, wedding rings, bracelets, chains, and shoes. Visit the Arusha declaration Museum where you learn Tanzania’s history from Pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial, fighting for independence, during independence, and after independence.

The Tanzanite Experience is the tour that introduces the history of this magnificent mineral, including how it was discovered and first mined. It also gives you the opportunity to see for yourself how each precious gem is graded and cut, you can also purchase if interested.

The afternoon drive to Ilkiding’a village for lunch (a traditional meal) and Cultural tourism program. On arrival, you will get a warm welcome in a local household, sign visitors’ books and be ready for a short briefing about Ilkiding’a village and the whole program. After lunch, your local guide will take and show you around the village,

  • You will visit boma, get an idea of how Maasai live together with cows in the same house.
  •  Visit the blacksmith (knives makers) to learn how to make Maasai knives and their uses.
  • Walkthrough the farms where people produce crops such as Coffee, Bananas, Maize, Vegetables,
  •  Visit an impressive viewpoint overlooking Arusha town.

Return to the starting point where you will witness how Masai slaughter goats, participated in preparations as well as eat and drinking soup mixed with traditional medicines, enjoy evening dinner and a live performance from the Maasai dancing group from the village.

Accommodation type: Camping (Ilkiding’a Village)

The morning after breakfast, you will visit Ilkiding’a Primary School where you will learn about the education system in Tanzania. Enter the classrooms and take photos with the pupils. You may bring them Pens, Books and sports equipment if interested. Your visit helps to give the children of Ilkiding’a better education which is a base for leading a good life. After the school tour, proceed with the waterfalls tour. It is the biggest waterfall in Arusha, about 70 m high. Your lunch will be served on the ground near the waterfalls. Evening return to Ilkiding’a village for tea/coffee and dinner

Accommodation: Camping (Ilkiding’a Village)

After breakfast, depart from Ilkiding’a village to Arusha National Park for a half or full-day game viewing around the Momella and Ngurdoto Crater depending on your flight time. Enjoy your picnic lunch, depending on your flying time, we will take you to the airport to catch your home flight. As we come to the end of your Tanzania vacation holiday, our team wishes you a safe journey back home, we are delighted to express our gratitude for choosing us as your host in Africa. We believe you have learned, enjoyed, and exchange social tokens with our friendly team.  Bon, voyage

Costs & Inclusions

8 Days Tanzania Safari Price
PAX 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax+
Price
  • Airport Transfers (upon Arrival and Departure)
  • 2-night Hotel accommodation in Arusha
  • All camping accommodation
  • Transport to and from Lemosho gates Kilimanjaro
  • Mineral drinking water
  • All meals while on safari
  • Camping equipment
  • Kilimanjaro entrance fees/conservation fees
  • All destinations entrance fees
  • Rescue Fees and all taxes.
  • Cultural tour programs and transfers
  • Lunch Boxes
  • International and local airfare.
  • Optional tours not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Personal expenses example Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccinations
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance.
  • Tips
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Booking Process

If you’re satisfied enough with the information, you can book this tour directly, remember to confirm your booking by a deposit of 10% of the total cost per person. This is needed to secure accommodation and other services which belong to third parties. At that point, we will issue you with an invoice that includes a balance due date. We must receive the full payment not less than thirty (30) days before the departure date. In the case of holidays booked within less than thirty (30) days of the departure date, we must receive the full cost within seven (7) working days of our sending written confirmation and invoice. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain your deposit, as well as any other cancellation charges. Before you do any payment don’t hesitate to discuss with your tour planner the best option. Your satisfaction is our happiness.

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General Travel Information

Travel insurance is very crucial once it comes to travel around the world, for any traveler. Getting travel insurance in Tanzania made easy through third parties companies which are dealing specifically with evacuation in case of any emergency during your tour, we do not sale it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of possibility illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance guarantees peace of mind while traveling, safety comes first.

Packing for a Tanzania safari is vastly different from packing for just about any other trip, and it offers a different challenge depending on whether you’re a solo traveler, family or couples. Not only do most safari-goers have weight restrictions on bush flights (a typical weight restriction is 15 kilograms or 33 pounds total per person, including camera equipment and carry-ons), but you also have the challenge of knowing which types of clothes to wear on safari are appropriate. We’ve been leading tours for years in Tanzania, and have put together our tips for what to pack for an African safari.
Duffel or soft-sided bag, TSA approved clear toiletry case,2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones,1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones,3 layering tanks or T-shirts, Utility jacket, Light scarf, Sports bra, Wide brim hat with chin strap, Closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction, Waterproof dry bag, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Insect repellent with Deet, conditioner, Lip balm, Plug adapters/converters, USB flash drive, Memory cards for your camera and First aid kit

As any other endeavor challenges are part of the journey, you may experience congestion while arriving or you may experience network outage in most of the areas while on safari. Bear in mind that there are challenges which we can control as human beings but in case of natural disasters that we do not wish to happen if we are supposed to stop your tour, immediate actions are necessary to save a life.

This comes not actually from the company side but has something to do with yourself, you may wish to support locals by buying souvenirs or you may arrange some extra tours around the city or tipping to your team. Is the best way to acknowledge others as one of the best practices in life. Feel comfortable to discuss with your tour planner anytime

Tanzania is situated directly south of the Equator and covers 938,000 sq. km with an estimated population of 40 million people. The country is densely populated in the northern, eastern and coastal areas while the southern part is not densely populated.

Climate. Tanzania climate is tropical and there are two rain seasons the longer being March through May and the shorter between October and November. The dry season lasts from July through October with clear sky and sunshine the whole day. The weather is suitable for beach vacations. The coastal area is normally hot and humid.

Visa: Coming to Tanzania has been made easy for visitors. It is easy to obtain a Tanzanian visa and there are three ways to obtain it: You can get a visa from a Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission from your country or upon arrival at the port of entry or you can apply online via Tanzania Immigration site, that is, the airport or at the border port. The above procedure applies to North American and European citizens. For more details about visas please contact the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission in your area.

Tanzania’s International Airports: Tanzania has two international airports, one outside the commercial capital Dar es Salaam (airport code: DAR) and the other near Arusha (and Mount Kilimanjaro) called Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code: JRO). Charter flights and some international operators fly directly to Zanzibar Island (airport code: ZNZ)

Getting to Tanzania: If you’re planning to visit Northern Tanzania, the best airport to arrive at is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). KLM has daily flights from Amsterdam. Ethiopian and Kenya Airways / Precision Air also fly into KIA.

If you’re planning to visit Zanzibar, southern and western Tanzania, it is ideal to fly to the capital city of Dar es Salaam. European carriers that fly into Dar es Salaam include British Airways, KLM and Swissair(which share codes with Delta). There are long-distance bus services between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.

Attractions: The country has a lot to offer educationally, historically, for leisure and adventures. These adventures are safaris (game) driving in the National Parks like Serengeti, Manyara, and Tarangire to see wildlife, historical sites such as museums, landscapes, mountains, beaches, lakes, rivers, and culture.

Social life: The country has more than 120 tribes. Each tribe has its own vernacular. Although there are many languages “Swahili” was adopted as the national language in 1961 right after independence. The language has spread and is being used in the neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Central Africa. English is the second official language of the nation. You will find that Tanzanians are very welcoming and friendly.

Political system: Tanzania is perhaps the leading country on the continent of Africa for its political stability, peace, and tranquility. The political system is multi-party and the government is democratic. Political and religious conflicts are resolved through dialogue. In short, religious and tribal conflicts are very rare in this country because every citizen is free to worship as he/she pleases provided that one does not violate the law of the land

Currency: The national currency of Tanzania is the “shilling” (Tshs). Exchange rates vary and are subject to change anytime. Credit cards such as Euro-card, American Express, Master Card, Access, and Visa are accepted by most tourists’ hotels, carving shops, bureau de change, and banks. Also, Traveler’s Cheques in sterling pounds and US dollars are acceptable.

Religions: Because of its historical diversity Tanzania is a land of various religions. Nevertheless, the major religions are Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and African Traditional Religions. On the east coast – Dar es salaam, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, and Tanga – the dominant religions are Islam and Hindu. This is due to the advent of Arabs and Eastern Indians which led to the spread of the two religions. The mainland is dominantly Christian and this is since European colonists, like Arabs, spread the Christian religion to the indigenous people.

Infrastructure & Accessibility: Major roads are paved and accessible throughout the year. Side roads and those around and within the National Parks are muddy and rough. For this reason, a 4WD car is required for safaris. Four-wheel cars include Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rovers, and Toyota Hiace 4WD. These are the cars commonly used. The railway is also used in the eastern, southern, central, and western parts of the country.

Time: The time zone is GMT + 3 and the electricity is 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are determined to ensure that you experience the luxury of genuinely memorable travel. On every trip, we aim to create a ‘charmed space’ within which you can relax, absorb fresh insights, be stimulated and charmed by new encounters – and have fun!

Whether traveling alone or with friends, Blessing Safaris guests often mention how particularly agreeable they find their traveling companions. our groups are deliberately small, comprising 2 to 7 guests especially for safari.

Our team carefully researched and focused on trips which attract people with the same interest and naturally get on well with each other through their shared interests.

Once you confirm your booking on a tour you will be sent further practical information – packing tips, detailed itineraries, including advice on health, passport and visa requirements, and minimum and maximum numbers of guests on tours.

Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of an excellent holiday. With the support of the best cooks, the quality of food and drink service is guaranteed. Depending on the service level or type of tour you have chosen, pre-discussion with your tour planner is a win-win situation for an enjoyable diet. Other tours are accompanied by our cook and others are inclusive service from our accommodation partners include hotels, private camps, and luxury lodges

Help us to help you by organizing even better tours, and save money. If you contact us in advance you will save a big deal in terms of price as you have the best time for negotiation and customization of the tour with a safari planner and save more.

Why not? , We offer private tours whether you’re alone or with family and friends celebrating a special anniversary or planning a reunion of family and friends you can discuss with us. We can create a special itinerary away from traffic, travel in style with the itinerary specifically shaped to your requirements.

The answer is absolutely yes! The areas where safaris are organized are safe and free of political chaos. We conduct safaris in places that are politically stable to assure our clients’ safety and enjoyment.

Our Professional Safari Guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and they have enough experience to lead our clients in the wilderness. Our vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rovers with a hutched roof to give maximum visibility of a game.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.

This aspect is much overstated. You will rarely see a snake, but if you do, it will most likely be from the safety of your safari vehicle. Tents and lodges all have bug screens fitted to windows and doors. In most areas where bugs or mosquitoes are prevalent, rooms and tents are also equipped with mosquito nets, adding to the idealistic ambiance. Bear in mind that malaria is a threat in most wildlife areas, and it is necessary to consult your doctor for advice before embarking on your safari.

Tanzania destinations are accessible throughout the year but we advise you to take your tours during the dry session for the safari so as you can enjoy the best sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense. July to October and December through February. The green session includes March through June. Discuss with us for the best option if you have also a plan to coincides with Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park

Note – the migration is a natural event and the timing varies month by month; year by year. A good thing is it won’t happen in one day it takes time to complete. And we update most of our clients once the migration starts, so if your great desire is to witness the migration communicate with us in advance so as we can try our best to assure your encounter. Please note that the vast majority of travelers do not witness the wildebeest crossing of the Mara as the timing and duration varies widely each year. The best probable months are July, August, September

Around the turn of the century (until the ’30s and ’40s), mobile tenting was the only option, and “camp as you go” was the standard practice. Over the years the luxury connected with the traditional mobile tenting safari has increased. By the same token, one can understand that the cost of having a “luxury hotel” following one around in Africa is expensive. However, most people settle for permanent tented camps. Because they are “permanent” they can be equipped with flush toilets and traditional bathroom fixtures and conveniences. Don’t be misled by terminology – a permanent tented camp offers the comfort of a 5-star hotel but with the romance and adventure of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa.

(We suggest you remember) insect repellent (the best way to prevent malaria and other insect-borne diseases), sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, binoculars, detergent powder if you want to wash some clothes yourself, hand-wipes small flashlight, aspirin, diarrhea medicine, rain jacket, poncho or collapsible umbrella, plastic bags (for wet clothes, swimsuit and for keeping dust away from camera equipment), Kleenex/toilet tissue a neck chain for eyeglasses if you take them off to use binoculars and cameras, any medical prescription you need, masking tape or labels for marking exposed films cans, film, extra camera batteries.

Although more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken throughout Africa, this presents no problem as English is spoken throughout East and Southern Africa. Apart from English, all our professional guides are multilingual so we get you covered