Our 7 Day Affordable Tanzania Safari works on a fixed (scheduled) departure basis. It touches on some of Tanzania’s most beautiful wildlife areas, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and only allows 7 passengers per vehicle. This safari is ideal for travellers who have limited time and are looking for excellent value for money!

Abundance of game in the Serengeti

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 – Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, and transfer to Arusha.
Day 2 – Depart Arusha for the beautiful Lake Manyara.
Day 3 – Depart Lake Manyara for the famous Serengeti National Park.
Day 4 – On safari in the Serengeti National Park.
Day 5 – Depart the Serengeti and travel to the Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 6 – Depart the Ngorongoro Crater and travel back to Lake Manyara.
Day 7 – Transfer back to Arusha for your onward journey.

Day 01:  Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha City

Welcome to Tanzania!  On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be met, assisted and transferred to the city of Arusha.  On the outskirts of Arusha, you will check in at the Arusha Serena Hotel to spend (1) one night on a bed-and-breakfast basis!  Dinner will be at own arrangements.

Arusha Serena, Tanzania

Located below Mount Meru, the City of Arusha lies in North Eastern Tanzania.  The city is close to the main attractions, like Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Great Rift Valley and so much more that it is also called the Safari Capital of Tanzania!

Arusha Serena Exterior
Room Interior, Arusha Serena

Day 02:  Arusha to Lake Manyara (BLD)

After a good night’s rest and your breakfast we travel by road to the Lake Manyara… enjoying picnic lunch and game viewing at Lake Manyara National Park.  Here you will spend (1) night on a full board basis at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.  (All meals)

Elephants, Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara is the 7th largest lake in Tanzania, consisting of a 600m high rift escarpment in the lake… a place where animals drink water.  A rich area of fish, animals and great bird species!  Mto wa Mbu escarpment provides a backdrop for a one-of-a-kind visit and awaits your beautiful visit! A night game drive is a wonderful extra add on activity at $200 per person.

Lake Manyara Serena, Exterior
Aerial View, Lake Manyara Serena

Day 03:  Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park (BLD)

After breakfast, we head out to the Serengeti National Park going via the Olduvai Gorge, where you will visit the Gorge and the Museum at an additional cost of U$ 50 per person.  We can then continue to visit a Masai Village for the cultural tour experience at an additional extra cost of U$ 35 per person.  Continue with enjoying game viewing and enjoy the next (2) nights on a full board basis at the Serengeti Serena Lodge OR Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp.  (All meals)

Serengeti Serena
Room Interior, Serengeti Serena

Well-known and famous for its great migration of wildebeest and zebra, Nile crocodiles and honey badgers await the rivers and one’s nerves getting each one across the river!  These endless plains feel as if they run forever with their rich wildlife… be sure to capture the big five and explore the nature around you as you take in every moment in time! A visit to the Olduvai Museum or a Masai Village tour is an optional activity at $50 per person.

Day 04:  On Safari in the Serengeti National Park (BLD)

Serengeti National Park enjoys your full-day game viewing with a choice of hot lunch at the lodge or picnic lunch.

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Serengeti
Lioness, Serengeti, Tanzania

The Big Five:
- Lion… It is believed that Serengeti holds the largest population of lions in Africa
- Leopard… Commonly seen here in the Serengeti and present throughout the park
- Elephant… They recovered greatly and successfully in the Serengeti
- Black Rhinoceros… A small but stable population left in this park and mainly found in the centre of the park at the Kopjes
- Buffalo… The most numerous of the Big Five found in the Serengeti Park
Other carnivores found there include the cheetah, spotted hyena, jackals, golden wolf, honey badger, serval, mongooses, wild dogs and so much more!  The wildlife won’t let you down here and you will be sure to see them all! An optional extra of a hot air balloon trip is highly recommended on either day 4 or 5 of your trip.

Day 05:  Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater (BLD)

After breakfast, you will check out and enjoy game viewing en route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, via the Malanja Depression, passing through various Masai Villages.  Your lodge is located in the prime location on the crater rim.  Here you will spend (1) night on a full board basis at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge OR Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp.  (All meals)

Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Conservation area is protected and situated on the west of Arusha.  The large volcano caldera is also named the Ngorongoro Crater… the largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, rich in wildlife, be sure to have some fun during the day!

Masai Warriors, Tanzania
View from Ngorogoro Serena

Day 06:  Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara (BLD)

Another great day awaits and we continue after your breakfast to the Ngorongoro Crater for your half-day game viewing, enjoying picnic lunch and this afternoon we proceed to your lodge, located in the Great Rift Valley.  Here you will spend (1) night on a full board basis at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge OR Kirurumu Tented Lodge.  (All meals)

The Ngorongoro Crater is notable for the spectacular scenic combination of the verdant plains of the lake-studded crater floor and the imposing 600 m / 1968 ft cliffs that enclose it on all sides.  The guides call Ngorongoro “The Garden of Eden” and it is easy to see why…. You can see lions, elephants, zebras and giraffes, hippos and rhinos in one small area – and being such a small space, you are almost guaranteed to see the well-fed animals!  Fabulous!

Day 07:  Lake Manyara to Arusha (B)

Today marks the end of your Tanzania Safari and after breakfast, we make our way to Arusha, via the Great Rift Valley and African Village of Mto Wa Mbu and Makuyuni Village.  Arriving at Arusha, you will continue to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will bid your driver-guide farewell and continue onwards with your journey… or we can extend this to enjoy some quality time on the beach of Zanzibar or even Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro!  The choices are wide and open for you to make a memorable time away from home!

Safari Costs (Quoted in US Dollars)

Dates 2024 Per person sharing a Double Room Per person sharing a Triple Room Single Room Supplement Add on Hot Air Balloon Safari in
Serengeti
08/01/2024 to 14/01/2024

$3,463

$3,413 $413 $600
15/01/2024 to 21/01/2024 $3,436 $3,413 $413 $600
05/02/2024 to 11/02/2024 $3,700 $3,513 $456 $600
12/02/2024 to 18/02/2024 $3,700 $3,513 $456 $600
04/03/2024 to 10/03/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388 $600
18/03/2024 to 24/03/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388 $600
01/04/2024 to 07/04/2024 $2,863 $2,738 $250 $600
15/04/2024 to 21/04/2024 $2,825 $2,713 $250 $600
06/05/2024 to 12/05/2024 $2,825 $2,713 $250 $600
20/05/2024 to 26/05/2024 $2,825 $2,713 $250 $600
03/06/2024 to 09/06/2024 $3,513 $3,413 $413 $600
17/06/2024 to 23/06/2024 $3,513 $3,413 $413 $600
08/07/2024 to 14/07/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
22/07/2024 to 28/07/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
05/08/2024 to 11/08/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
19/08/2024 to 25/08/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
02/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
16/09/2024 to 22/09/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
07/10/2024 to 13/10/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
21/10/2024 to 27/10/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
04/11/2024 to 10/11/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388 $600
18/11/2024 to 24/11/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388 $600
02/12/2024 to 08/12/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388 $600
16/12/2024 to 22/12/2024 $3,038 $2,900 $388

$600

23/12/2024 to 29/12/2024 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600
27/12/2024 to 02/01/2025 $3,738 $3,538 $475 $600

Price Includes
07 Days / 06 Nights Accommodation as per Itinerary
Meal Plans as per itinerary (06 Breakfasts, 4 Picnic lunches, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners)
All transfers, Park Fees, and all the Government Taxes
Game Viewing and all the excursions as per itinerary with the professional English-speaking safari guide, Transportation on Safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
Luggage allowance 15kg per person in a soft bag.

Price Excludes
Laundry, Items of Personal Nature, Travel Insurance, Internal or International Flight Ticket, Entry Visa to
Tanzania US$50, Drinking Water, Gratuity & Tipping, Phone, Fax, and any other item which is not mentioned in the Itinerary, Masai village tour (Extra optional US$50.00 per person), Visit to Olduvai Gorge Museum (Extra optional US$50.00 per person).