Benson Safaris Tanzania

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$3,630 pp (USD)

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, you will be met by a Benson safari guide and transferred to your lodge where the remainder of the day will be at leisure. You will rest in your room, relax in the gardens, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Arusha Planet Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in Arusha (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Today you will drive to Tarangire for a full-day game drive and as one of Africa’s little-known gems, it should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude.

The landscape is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else on the northern safari circuit. It is dotted with ancient baobab trees, large termite mounds, and the Tarangire River which is the only source of water during the dry season when the harsh sun sucks the moisture from the landscape. During the wet season, you will experience dense bush and luscious high grasses.

Famous for the largest elephant population in Northern Tanzania, it is also home to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, baboons, impala and predators include lion, cheetah, and leopard. The swamps are shared by flocks of birds; including lovebirds, tallish herons, white-bellied go-away birds, and giant kingfishers. On drier ground, you will find the kori bustard and the heaviest of the flying birds, the ostrich.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Country Lodge Karatu
  • Mid-range lodge located in Karatu (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today you will drive to the Serengeti National Park which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area toward the Serengeti, you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia-spotted savannah.

You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the elders, warriors, women, and children and learn about the culture, beliefs, and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.

The Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Serengeti is a year-round destination and each season has its own special highlight with the most famous being the annual wildebeest migration - a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You will have a game drive en route before arriving at the Serengeti for a full-day game drive.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today, you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on another full-day game drive.

Enhance Your Safari: You will enjoy a hot air balloon flight with champagne breakfast for $547 per person. Please note: this activity is not suitable for children under the age of 7.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle & giant tusked elephants plus lions & leopards, cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals & wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment it is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees & grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands & distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa” and animals such as buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik & zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions & tusked elephants.

Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans & storks.

In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Show more
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Tumbili Lodge Arusha
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Departure Day

Departure Day

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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