8 days budget Tanzania safari

8 days budget Tanzania safari

8 days budget Tanzania safari is a wildlife viewing experience which will take place around the different destinations in the northern part of Tanzania.

You will engage in morning and afternoon game drives during your safari to Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, the Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park as you look out for elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, buffalos, rhinos, antelopes, zebras, impalas, dik dik, kudu, cheetahs, giraffes among others to thrill while on a Tanzania Safari Tour.

The 8 days budget Tanzania safari will also end in Arusha.

Safari highlights

Day 1; arrival in Arusha

Day 2; drive to Lake Manyara national park

Day 3; drive to Tarangire national park

Day 4; full day Tarangire national park

Day 5; transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Day 6; drive to Serengeti national park

Day 7; full day Serengeti safari

Day 8; transfer to Arusha

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up on arrival art Kilimanjaro international airport and your guide will welcome you for your safari. You will have a short briefing ahead of your drive to your hotel in Arusha where you will check in and have your dinner and overnight at Runako lodge.

Day 2; drive to Lake Manyara national park

After breakfast in the morning at your hotel in Arusha, you will checkout of the hotel and your guide will drive you to Lake Manyara national park. you will engage in a game drive around the national park which is home to tree climbing lions and many other wildlife species.

During your game drive around Lake Manyara national park, you will look out for various wildlife species such as elephants, hippos, gazelles, giraffes, buffalos, lions, baboons among others.  The national park is also known for flamingos which can be seen along the shores of Lake Manyara as well as over 350 other bird species found in the national park. After your game drive, your guide will drive you to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Twiga lodge.

8 days budget Tanzania safari
Lake Manyara National Park Wildlife

Day 3; drive to Tarangire national park

You will have another safari experience in Tarangire national park after checking out of your lodge where you stayed the day before and driving to Tarangire national park. You will enjoy seeing baobab trees as you explore the national park which is known for its large herds of elephants.

During your game drive in Tarangire national park you will also see attractions like Tarangire river which is a major source of water for wildlife species such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffalos, lions, gazelles, waterbucks among others which can be seen during a safari at the destination. Your dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 4; full day Tarangire national park

Wake up for an early morning game drive around Tarangire national park as you enjoy another wildlife viewing experience during your safari in Tanzania. You will engage in another game drive around the national park as you explore the national park in search of giraffes, elands, buffalos, elephants, hartebeests, gazelles, lions and many others.

Your dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 5; transfer to Ngorongoro crater

You will have breakfast at your lodge ahead of a drive to Ngorongoro conservation area which is home to numerous wildlife species including the big 5 such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. You will descend about 600 meters into the crater as you search for the numerous wildlife species of the Ngorongoro crater during your game drive.

Some of the wildlife species you will see during your game drive around Ngorongoro crater include lions, buffaloes, wildebeests, hartebeests, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black jackals, zebras, cheetahs, leopards, antelopes, elephants, hyenas, warthogs. After the game drive in the crater, you will drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Eileen’s tree inn.

Day 6; drive to Serengeti national park

After breakfast and checking out of your lodge, your guide will drive you from your lodge ahead of your transfer to Serengeti national park. You will check in at your lodge for lunch.

8 days budget Tanzania safari
Game Drives in Serengeti national park

You will also explore the vast savannah plains in search of wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, giraffes, antelopes, hartebeests, kudu, dik dik, hyenas, and cheetahs among others. Your dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 7; full day Serengeti safari

You will wake up early at your lodge for breakfast ahead of your morning game drive around the central part of Serengeti national park. You will enjoy seeing many predators in the Seronera area such as lions, leopards and cheetahs during your game drive after which you will have a lunch break.

During your safari around Serengeti national park, you will engage in another game drive as you explore the vast savannah plains in search of wildlife species such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, kudu, dik dik, impalas, zebras, wildebeests among others. Your dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 8; transfer to Arusha

On the 8th day and last day of your safari you will wake up, have breakfast at your lodge and after breakfast you will check out ahead of your drive to Arusha where your guide will drop you off at the airport or your hotel in Arusha which will bring the safari to an end.

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  • Concession and crater fees

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Flights
  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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