Tour Overview

The 8 days Tanzania safari trip is a 7 night and 8-day safari in Tanzania trip is an adventure to the Masai people community, beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing in Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara national park.

The 8 days Tanzania safari tour features a blend of wildlife and culture. The amazing Tanzania wildlife safari trip features extension to the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes in the Eyasi Area still leaving an authentic traditional life and the famous Maasai who have grazed their thousands of cattle on the extensive savannah plains of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya for centuries past! 

The Tanzania wildlife safari experiences are provided in Lake Manyara National Park famous for its tree-climbing lions, Serengeti National Park – Africa’s best safari park, and Ngorongoro Crater – one of the natural wonders of the world.

The safari starts and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Tour Plan Highlight

What you'll Experience on this Tour

Day by Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.

Accommodation Mid-Range: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will depart to Manyara for biking adventure to Lake Manyara.

On our way to the soda lake, we can encounter common wildlife like zebras, gazelles and wildebeests. Lake Manyara is also famous for flamingos and different species of water birds.

Later we enjoy our bike ride through Mto Wa Mbu village located 5minutes away from Lake Manyara NP entry gate. Our bike ride will take us to the unique venue where we will enjoy variety of hot local lunch dishes.

After lunch we will proceed to Lake Manyara NP for game viewing. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead.

It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon.

Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

Later in the evening ascend and proceed to Lake Eyasi for sunset, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Midrange: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (Full Board)

Depart for cultural visit with the Hadzabe Bushmen, one of the most remote and last hunter-gatherer tribes on earth.

We participate in various interactive daily activities with the Hadzabe, including bush trek, hunting, honey gathering, baobab fruit foraging, tribal chanting, dancing and sitting around their daily campfires. Time spent with the Hadzabe Bushmen, as with other cultural groups visited, is not choreographed in a specific way. We just join in whatever they are doing during their day. Things need to stay flexible because, if game is near, the Hadzabe dash off into the bush for it and we join them.

In the late afternoon, we join the Datoga tribe, another well preserved traditional tribe in the Lake Eyasi area, and participate in whatever they are doing, such as making yogurt in a calabash, milking cows, making butter and joining their traditional dances.

In the later afternoon, we drive to Karatu Ngorongoro for a leisurely evening and hot dinner.

Accommodation Midrange: Tloma Lodge (Full Board)

After breakfast, we proceed to the Serengeti endless plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. However certain parts also are covered in the Acacia savanna, dense wooded hills or rocky outcrops known as kopjes, as well as pans and lakes. The abundance of African wildlife is of course what makes it such a sought after safari destination, and includes healthy populations of lion, buffalo, impala, hippo, waterbuck, elephant, cheetah, leopard and a host of other game species – not mention the more than 400 species of birds.

We will arrive in Serengeti for afternoon game drive searching for wildlife. Later in the evening we will drive further to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park.

During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west.

As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation Midrange: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board)

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater.

As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold.

We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Later proceed to your hotel for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Accommodation Midrange: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (Full Board)

After breakfast, we depart to the north side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area where Olmoti and Empakai Craters are located. The hiking to the floor of the crater, it takes about 35-45 minutes to descend and 60+ minutes to ascend.

If you don’t want to hike into one the craters, you can enjoy a pleasant walking safari above its rim in the lush Ngorongoro Highlands while watching Maasai graze their cattle.

Later in the afternoon, you will visit Nainokanoka, a Maasai village located near the two craters. The highlight of your visit to Nainokanoka will be meeting the elder of a four-generation Maasai family boma (homestead), meet his 7 wives, his 50 children and see their manyata’s (igloo-like homes).

Children can play football with other children on the highlands plain grounds.

Accommodation Midrange: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (Full Board)

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites.

The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.

Depending on your flight departure time, you will ascend and proceed to JRO for your flight back home.

End of the Tanzania Cultural Safari – 8 Days

Price Inclusive

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
  • Concession/ Camping Fees.
  • Daily game drives while on Safari.
  • A professional driver/ guide.
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser.
  • All Taxes and VAT.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Price Exclusive

  • International flights.
  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Tips.
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • The government imposed an increase in Taxes and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Accommodations for this Tour

The African Tulip Hotel

The African Tulip is Arusha's premier boutique hotel providing first-class western luxury with outstanding facilities, personalized service

Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge really is home of the love birds. You'll find Fisher's Love Birds perching & flying from rooftop to treetops all about.

Tloma Mountain Lodge

Tloma Mountain Lodge - Our personal favorite! It is located in the beautiful and very lush highlands of the Ngorongoro crater.

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Kati Kati is a mobile camp strategically situated in central Serengeti, ideal for exploring the extensive Serengeti plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.