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Tour Operator: East Africa Travel Company

8 Day Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1605 - $1650
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: January - February, May - October
Countries visited TanzaniaTanzania
Parks visited Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Camping
  • Cultural
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Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania National Park the Ngorongoro Crater, at 2286 meters above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Surrounded by sheer walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, this natural 259 sq. km amphitheater provides a concert of life for all species.
On the floor of this “Garden of Eden” roam over 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals are free to leave or enter the crater but most of them stay because of the plentiful water and food available on the crater floor throughout the year.

Lake Manyara national park
Lake Manyara national park is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. Although the park is known for tree-climbing lions, big cats aren't that easily seen. Elephants are very prolific and are the main attraction.
The park has good wildlife and is known for its legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains. The hippo pool is a good place to see these creatures up close. The lake is a seasonal home to large flocks of flamingos and a wide array of water birds can be found on the shore at all times.

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled in its natural beauty and scientific value. The name Serengeti conjures up images of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle meandering about their migration routes with prides of lions, sometimes sleeping, sometimes alert and carefully stalking their prey. Cheetah peering across the endless Serengeti Plains.

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Along with the millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, there are over 30 other species of plains animals in the Serengeti ecosystem. These include the “big five” of the African safari circuit: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. Other animal species in Serengeti include cheetah, hippo, giraffe, eland, impala, waterbuck, baboon, warthog, Kongoni, Topi, various species of monkeys and a rich selection of bird-life with nearly 500 species of birds recorded.

T arangire National Park
T arangire National Park is a home of thousands of elephants in the dry season, when game congregates along the river, and its symbolised by the baobab trees, growing in open acacia woodland. Tarangire is an ornithologists paradise, rich in birds of prey and an incredible diversity of avifauna.

The Tarangire River has shrivelled to shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, there is always water. Heards of upto 300 elephants scratch the parched river bed for underground streams while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, hartebeest, eland and oryx crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s a smorgasbord for predators – the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.