Lion Safari: 10 days itinerary in Tanzania*

10 days itinerary in Tanzania

A 10-day safari to discover the beauty of Northern Tanzania. With Safari Avventura, you will get to see the animals of the savannah up close, and take pictures of Tanzania’s beautiful landscapes. All this with the assistance of a Tour Operator based in Arusha, full board, personal English and Italian speaking guide, private use of a jeep (with power outlets, fridge with fresh drinks and snacks, binoculars), and selected accommodations. So, are you ready to set off?

Pricing

Offers start at 2500 USD
The Price Includes:
• The transfers mentioned in the program, with a private jeep;
• Transfer to/from the airport;
• Overnight stay at the lodge and Campo Tendato
• Entry and activities in the parks;
• Professional guide (English and Italian speaking);
• Full board + snacks and soft drinks during the safari;
• AMREF Insurance.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Air flights;
• Entry visa;
• Tips to guides and extras;
• Everything not specified in “THE PRICE INCLUDES”.

Additional services

• Visit to the Masai Village (Manyara, Ngorongoro, Natron);
• Bicycle tour around Ntowambu with visit to the village and plantations (Manyara);
• Nature walk in Arusha;
• River safari by boat (Arusha);
• Balloon Safari (Serengeti);
• Horseback riding (Surroundings of the city of Arusha);
• Hiking on Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai (Natron).

Travel Information

The Lion Safari, our longest itinerary in Tanzania, lasts 10 days.
• Destinations: Arusha, Tarangire, Manyara Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasy and Kilimanjaro Park.
• Lunch: packed/picnic
• Dinner and Breakfast at the Lodge
• Tour type: Private Safari
• AMREF

Safari Certification ATTA and Tripadvisor

10 Day Safari Itinerary in Tanzania

DAY 1

aeroporto del Kilimanjaro

Arrival at Kilimanjaro and departure for Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (or Arusha), our guide will welcome and take you to the lodge in Arusha. Should you have time, enthusiasm and energy, you can take a tour of the city accompanied by a guide. Alternatively, you can unwind at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 2

Arusha National Park

Nature Walk in Arusha

A beautiful day of safari awaits us after breakfast in the Arusha National Park, considered one of the most beautiful wildlife shelters in the country, and very varied in landscape. The entire park is full of life forms. You can see herds of buffaloes (the most common species in the park), zebras and giraffes, and it is not uncommon to spot warthogs, water antelopes, dik-diks and reduncas. The area also has other mammals that are difficult to get close to, such as aardvarks, bush pigs and crested porcupines. The low screeching call of the silver cheeked hornbill regularly penetrates silence, just like the rhythmic harsh cry of the black and white colobus, an endangered primate.

Accompanied by a ranger, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the pristine nature of the park by taking a walk during which numerous animals can be seen, such as giraffes, buffaloes and so on. All of these in maximum safety, of course.

We will leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 3

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we head to the Tarangire National Park for a fascinating game drive. Here, the swaying sylvan savannah, dotted with majestic baobabs, many of which are over 2,000 years old, is home to the largest elephant population in northern Tanzania. And the observation of the animals is absolutely amazing when the dust blows over the dry plains. The park is home to the highest density of wildlife on the continent in the height of the dry season.

We will leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 4

Manyara Park

Manyara Park

The safari continues after breakfast with a tour of the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most biodiverse parks. Covering an area of only 330 square kilometres, 230 of which are occupied by the lake, you will encounter five different ecosystems here. The park is home to over 380 different bird species and a large number of animals, including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, leopards, lions, baboons, hippos, antelopes, warthogs and many more.

We leave for the park early in the morning and return by 18:00.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 5

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we will head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, one of the most famous safari sites in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 and the International Biosphere Reserve in 1981. The Ngorongoro Crater (the permit for game drives inside the Crater is valid for up to 6 hours) is the area of greatest interest, located at 2,200 meters above sea level, it is the largest uninterrupted caldera in the world, and one of the natural wonders of Africa with the presence of about 30,000 large mammals living there all year round, such as buffaloes, lions, elephants, cheetahs and rhinos, and several bird varieties such as flamingos, eagles, buzzards, ostriches and hawks. The centre of the crater is occupied by Lake Magadi, with its shallow waters that tend to almost dry up during the dry season, and is the best the best spot from which to observe flocks of flamingos and crowned cranes, as well as plenty of herbivores, especially the wildebeests and zebras who drink here, attracting the presence of lions and hyenas.

We leave for the park early in the morning and then move to the Serengeti in the afternoon.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 6

Visit to the Serengeti National Park

Visit to the Serengeti National Park

We visit the Serengeti National Park after breakfast, this extraordinary place where legend meets reality is the oldest and largest park in Tanzania, covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, hence its name of Masai origin, Siringet, meaning “Plain without borders”. Awaiting you are endless plains, the great migration of herbivores, especially wildebeests and zebras, herds of lions and other predators such as hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, jackals, crocodiles…

We leave for the park early in the morning and return by 18:00.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 7

The Fauna of the Serengeti

The Fauna of the Serengeti

We continue our tour on the seventh day by exploring the extraordinary Serengeti National Park. The boundless prairies are occasionally interrupted by bizarre granite formations; the kopjes, among whose cracks often form small pools of rainwater, attracting many small animals, but also large predators such as lions who love to lie on them or hideaway waiting for the passing of a possible prey. Along the rivers are many trails where you can see crocodiles, hippos and many other animals that come to drink, including leopards that often bask in the branches of the umbrella acacias present here.

We leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.
Packed lunch will be served at the park.
We then move to Karatu in the evening.
Dinner and overnight accommodation at the Lodge.

DAY 8

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi

On the eighth day of this beautiful 10-day itinerary in Tanzania, we will visit Lake Eyasi, located south-east of the Ngorongoro highlands. The surrounding region is home to a very interesting group of people: the Hadzabe-bushmen, last heirs of a civilization that knows nothing about agriculture, cattle breeding, ceramics and metallurgy. They live off hunting with bows and arrows and collecting berries and wild fruits. They are the last heirs of the homines-sapientes who left their mark here, along the Rift Valley, some 200,000 years ago. Their way of life has remained unchanged for millennia, living in small wandering groups of about twenty individuals. Meeting them is a very interesting experience.

You can organize an early-morning hunting trip with them and experience an ancient way of life for a few hours. This is a real and unique experience, not faked or staged for touristic purposes. The region is also home to the Datogas, polygamous breeders from the Horn of Africa, who came to the region with their herds in search of pastures.

We will then visit a village and a blacksmith’s workshop that produces everyday objects using ancient techniques; jewellery and arrowheads for the nearby Hadzabe, who pay for them with animal skins and wild honey. A very small proportion of safari travellers in Tanzania visit this region, but those who do return very thrilled.

We will leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.

Packed lunch will be served at the park.

We return to Arusha in the evening.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 9

Visit to Kilimanjaro Park

Visit to Kilimanjaro Park

Kilimanjaro National Park owes its fame to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and one of the highest volcanoes in the world, with the top covered by a perennial glacier.

The main entrance to the park is the Marangu Gate, which is located at an altitude of 1870m. This is the lowest part of the plateau, which can be reached by jeep, and offers beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley with Mount Meru. We then hike to the “Roof of Africa“, where there is a lush rainforest dominated by tall trees, harbouring various animals such as buffaloes, baboons, guenons, leopards and antelopes, and numerous birds, including abbot’s starlings, which are very rare outside this area.

You can also visit the nearby and picturesque lake Chala, which stands in a caldera, on the eastern border of Mount Kilimanjaro, with shades ranging from turquoise to emerald green depending on the season.

We leave for the park early in the morning and return to the lodge by 18:00.

Packed lunch will be served at the park.

Dinner and overnight accommodation at the lodge.

DAY 10

Arusha

Last greeting to Arusha and return home

The tenth and final day will also be well organized to allow you to say goodbye to Arusha and take a tour of its characteristic market, where you can enjoy shopping. You will be accompanied to the airport to return to Italy after your last trip to Arusha, certain that you will bring with you an unforgettable experience and many beautiful memories.

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