Tanzania: Safari

Day 1

Location: Lake Manyara National Park

Lodging: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Activities: We depart Arusha and head to Lake Manyara National Park. We go on a game drive looking for baboon and the local tree-climbing lions before checking into Migunga Camp.

Days 2 & 3

Location: Ndutu Conservation Area

Lodging: Serengeti Savannah Camp

Activities: Head to the Ndutu Conservation Area to watch the Great Migration. With luck, on our afternoon game drive we'll see many of the 1.5 million animals that engage in this annual trek.

Day 4

Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lodging: Rhino Lodge

Activities: Depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En route we stop off at the famous Oldupai Gorge, where the Leakeys spent 40 years studying the origins of man.

Day 5

Location: Departure Day

Activities: We start with an early-morning game drive down into the crater itself, searching for all of Tanzania's animals, before driving back to the Kilimanjaro Airport for our flights back home.

Location: Tanzania
Dates: August 12 - 16, 2014
Trip Length: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Safari
Cost: $2,200 ($700 optional single supplement)
Trip Difficulty: All Ability Levels
Guides: To Be Assigned

Imagine waking up in the heart of the Serengeti. You’re surrounded by the beauty of the wild savannah and the distinctive sounds of the African bush. A herd of impala graze quietly nearby as you relax in an amazing camp- outfitted with a comfortable bed and private bathroom. This is just a peek at what you can expect from the safari of a lifetime.

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“My favorite moment was seeing the Serengeti National Park and realizing that I was going to be sleeping inside the park amongst the wildlife.  Amazing!” (Maryam M.) 


The perfect combination of rugged, wild and comfortable, our Tanzania Safari begins with an exploration of Tarangire National Park where we’ll spend the afternoon looking for baboons and tree-climbing lions before enjoying a fabulous dinner at our place of lodging- the Tarangire Safari Lodge. You’ll sleep in a sturdy thatched roof tent complete with a relaxing verandah and solar heated shower.

Next we’ll explore the remarkable Ndutu Conservation Area. Part of the famous Serengeti National Park ecosystem, the Ndutu Conservation Area is part of the Great Migration, which includes some 1.5 million animals. We’ll spend two nights in well appointed tents that are nestled right in the savannah and enjoy delectable meals prepared by local chefs. A morning game drive is followed by a visit to the famous Oldupai Forge, where the Leakeys spent 40 years studying the origins of man.

Then we’re on to the Ngorongoro Crater. Recognized as the largest intact caldera on the planet, and often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it’s also home to a staggering animal population. In fact, a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals occupy the relatively small 100 square mile area and you’ll enjoy a game drive into the crater itself. While visiting the Ngorongoro Crater we’ll stay at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge which is situated right on the caldera rim- offering you unparalleled views.

Trekking Kilimanjaro Option

Also, note that we offer another tour in Africa, our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb. If you’re interested  in a trekking adventure to the top of Africa, you may want to join us for this hike. Zephyr will provide you with the means to do both tours (the Safari and the climb), if you so choose. You can read more about the Mt. Kilimanjaro Tour here.

Special Note

Because we must provide a deposit to our local outfitters, the 500 deposit for this trip is not refundable or transferable to another trip, starting seven days after you receive your tour confirmation email and Pre-Departure Packet. Please strongly consider trip insurance!


  • Night 1:  Tarangire Safari Lodge - Situated on a panoramic bluff in Tarangire National Park, with one of Tanzania’s most spectacular views.
  • Nights 2 & 3:  Serengeti Savannah Camp - A campsite within Serengeti National Park itself. These small tents with private bathrooms give us the real safari experience, although our attentive staff and cooks do make life easy.
  • Night 4:  Rhino Lodge - One of the few hotels perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The views are amazing!

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One comment on “Tanzania: Safari

    Bob Faelten says:

    All three of the areas we visited were amazing sites and I felt privileged to see them and felt we got a good sampling of the wildlife at each. Our guide — Abdul — was an excellent spotter of game and also knew his birds well.

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