10 Days Active Safari Tanzania
Are you looking for an active safari? Mix a visit to the best wildlife parks in northern Tanzania with some active adventure. This itinerary combines classic game drives with the thrill of exploring Tanzania on foot, by bike riding, or from the air. Add some spice to your safari, with a variety of great activities that get you out of the safari vehicle, from a hike on the base of Kilimanjaro to a balloon flight over the endless plains of the Serengeti. This safari itinerary is ideal for those looking for a more active safari adventure.
- Duration: 10 Days
- Destinations: Kilimanjaro, Monduli, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- Price: $6,500 per person
- Accommodation Type: Mid-Range Lodges & Tented Camps
Day 1: Arrival – West Kilimanjaro
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the House of West Kili, a lodge on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Settle into your accommodation, and prepare to start your tour the following morning.
Day 2: Kilimanjaro
Today you set off towards Mount Kilimanjaro for an awesome hike. Drive to the Moram Barrier, where your hike to the spectacular Shira Plateau starts. It will take about 1.5 hours to reach the Shira Plateau, which is located on the slopes of the Kilimanjaro. This plateau stretches out over 13 kilometers and shows the remains of a volcanic crater. This hike on the base of Kilimanjaro will give you an excellent view of this highest mountain in Africa. Later that day you will hike back to the Moram Barrier and return to the House of West Kili for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Monduli
After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Tengeru coffee farm in Arusha for a coffee tour. During the Coffee tour you will get a detailed explanation about coffee from growing it on the farm, harvesting, processing, roasting and preparing it ready to taste. After coffee tour you drive to Arusha town for hot lunch at the local restaurant.
After lunch, proceed with your journey to Meserani Snake Park in Monduli, where you will see and learn about snakes and other reptiles that live in Africa. You will then visit a Maasai museum then take a camel ride to the nearby Maasai village. The Maasai people will welcome you with a special dance that is normally sung during circumcision ceremonies. You will then visit a Maasai school and a traditional Maasai medicine man (Most Maasai are still using herbs to cure different diseases) to get hints of what he/they do. In the late afternoon, you will drive back to town for dinner and overnight at Corridor Spring Hotel in full board basis.
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch box for a game drive. This park has the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Also the park is famous for over hundred years Baobab trees which are easily seen everywhere. Tarangire National park is packed with different wildlife species including big cats like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx, and Gerenuk. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators that prey upon them. Later in the afternoon, you drive to the picnic site in order to enjoy your lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy a 2- 3 hours afternoon game drive in the park. This is a great opportunity to discover other species you had missed during the earlier game drive. Later in the evening you drive to vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu for full board accommodation at Olea Africana lodge.
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park
After early morning breakfast, your guide will take you out for a bike ride to Lake Manyara. Cycle to the lakeshore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley, and small herds of wildlife. After 2 to 3 hours you will drop off the bicycle, pick your lunch box and pop in the safari vehicle to continue with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This park is famous for tree climbing lions which can rarely be spotted. The park is further known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, a large population of baboons, incredible birdlife, and breathtaking views. As you proceed with game drive you can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos, and if you are lucky you may spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon, you drive to Bougainvillea luxury lodge for dinner and overnight in full board basis.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you drive to the famous Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival at Serengeti, you first have a picnic lunch and then continue with a beautiful and exciting game drive in the park. Serengeti is famous for the abundance of lions, leopards, and cheetahs that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in this central area of Serengeti is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like hyenas, jackals, elephants, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, ostrich, aardvark, pangolin, and many more. In the late afternoon, you will continue to Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Today you will wake up very early in the morning to have a full day of game viewing in Serengeti with picnic lunch, with early departure looking for active predators and other wildlife. Enhance your safari experience by flying in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti plains at sunrise. Spot wildlife below when you float over the beautiful African savannah. A magical experience with wonderful panoramic views (this can be arranged at an extra cost). If you want to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo- all in one park, then Serengeti is the best place for that. In the late afternoon, you will return to Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park (central)
Today you will depart at 06:00 am for early morning game drive. You will later have picnic breakfast saved in the bush, and then continue with another morning game drive. In the afternoon you will return to the camp for hot lunch and a little siesta. After short lunch and short break you depart for afternoon game drive. Later in the evening return to your camp for hot shower, then meet again with your guide at the fireplace for a drink and a short history of Tanzania. On a clear night, this is a great opportunity to learn about the African night sky. Dinner and overnight will be at Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you wave hands to Serengeti, packed with your lunch box and drive to Ngorongoro to descend down the world largest Caldera crater. This crater shelters over 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs, and a small population of the rare black rhino. Later in the afternoon, you will have lunch down the crater while enjoying the stunning view of wild nature.
After lunch continue with game drive while heading to narrow crater ascending road. The beautiful colors and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty, the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. In the late afternoon, you ascend out of Ngorongoro crater and drive to Marera luxury lodge for dinner and overnight on full board basis.
Day 10: Departure
On your last safari day, you go a 2-hours walking tour in farming town Mto wa Mbu. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colorful mix of languages and customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school, and a carving factory. In all these areas you will discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. You will later drive to Arusha for hot lunch, and then continue to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flights.
- Accommodations at the Hotel / Lodges / Luxury Camps according to the itinerary
- Ground Transportation in a 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
- Professional, & Experienced Driver guide
- All meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- Local flights on request depending on your tour plan.
- All International Flights
- Optional activities
- All Alcoholic & Hot drinks
- Visa Processing & Visa fees
- Gifts and personal purchases.
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Pax / clients Travelling insurance.
This will be the end of your tour and I trust you will leave Tanzania with a full memory of Tanzania Unforgetable & Infinity Destinations.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go on a safari in Tanzania?
The best time to go on a safari in Tanzania is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. This is when the wildlife is most concentrated around water sources and the weather is cooler.
What type of accommodation is available on a Tanzania safari?
There are various types of accommodation available on a Tanzania safari, including tented camps, lodges, and luxury resorts. At Kalala Tours, we offer a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences.
What should I pack for a Tanzania safari?
When packing for a Tanzania safari, it is important to bring comfortable and breathable clothing, as well as sturdy walking shoes, a sun hat, and sunscreen. You may also want to bring a camera, binoculars, and insect repellent.
Is it safe to go on a safari in Tanzania?
Yes, it is safe to go on a safari in Tanzania. At Kalala Tours, we prioritize the safety and security of our guests and ensure that all our tours are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.
What kind of animals can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?
Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and more. You may also have the chance to see rare and endangered species such as the black rhino and the African wild dog.
What is the currency used in Tanzania?
The currency used in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS). However, US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas.
Do I need a visa to visit Tanzania?
Yes, most visitors to Tanzania will require a visa. You can apply for a visa online or upon arrival at the airport.
Can I drink tap water in Tanzania?
It is not recommended to drink tap water in Tanzania. We advise our guests to drink bottled water or filtered water provided by their accommodation or tour operator.
We hope these frequently asked questions have helped answer some of your concerns about planning a safari in Tanzania. At Kalala Tours, we are always available to answer any further questions you may have and to help you plan your dream safari.