► This tour starts and ends in Arusha at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha
Airport. Alternatively, this tour can start and end in Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, and we
can book internal flights on request
► This tour is a private safari and run exclusively for you and can depart any day
► This tour offers luxury accommodation or the finest accommodation available in
► This tour can be customized to suit your needs perfectly.
This tour accepts children of all ages and discounts apply for children 0-15 years old
with further discounts available for families sharing triple and quad rooms
Witness the elephants and ancient baobab tress in Tarangire
Travel the endless plains of the world-famous Serengeti
Search for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater
Experience the life of the Hadzabe bush people in Lake Eyasi
See the tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara
Meet the Maasai and learn about this nomadic tribe’s culture, beliefs and traditions
Enjoy the romance of a tented camp in the heart of the Tanzanian bush
Day 1: Arrival Day
Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a
Benson Safaris Tanzania Transfer Driver and driven to your hotel where the remainder of the
day is at leisure – rest in your room, relax in the manicured gardens, enjoy a swim in the pool
or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours – the choice is yours.
Overnight – Four Points Hotel, Arusha
Day 2: Tarangire National Park (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will drive to Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive. Tarangire is
one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and
solitude. Its name originates from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park and is the
only source of water during the dry season.
Tarangire’s 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, which the Maasai people believe
are the first tree in creation, and large termite mounds. The dry season sees the harsh sun suck
the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red while the wet season brings
dense bush and luscious high grasses. Famous for its large elephant population, it is also home
to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, baboons, dwarf mongoose, impala, buffalo, antelope, and fringe-eared oryx. Predators include lions, cheetahs, and leopards. The swamps are shared by
flocks of birds; green wood hoopoes, 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.
In the late afternoon, you will drive to the Manyara Serena Safari Lodge where you will spend
the night. The lodge is located high on an escarpment and offers breathtaking views over Lake
Manyara National Park.
Overnight –– Maramboi Tented Camp, Tarangire
Day 3: Lake Natron (B, L, D)
Today you will travel to the wild and remote Lake Natron which is situated at the base of
Africa’s only active volcano, Oldoinyo Lengai, and is known as the Mountain of God to the local
Maasai people. The area around Lake Natron contains some of the most harsh and amazing
scenery in Africa and is utterly breathtaking. Together with your Guide, you will be
accompanied by a local Maasai Guide and walk up to the Engero Sero Waterfalls. Winding up
through the shady gorge you will reach a beautiful natural swimming pool surrounded by steep
rock walls showered by cascading spring water where you will have the opportunity to swim.
Overnight – Lake Natron Tented Camp, Lake Natron
Day 4: Lake Natron (B, L, D)
Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline lakes in the world and home to millions of tiny
crustaceans. The lake is a haven for literally thousands of flamingos and it is one of the most
important flamingo breeding grounds on earth. It is the landscape rather than the animals that
is the attraction here and the area around the lake is dry, desolate and hauntingly beautiful.
After breakfast you will walk out across the baked mud to the shores of the great Soda Lake.
From here, you can look back at the memorizing view of Oldoinyo Lengai standing tall amongst
the rolling hills and flat plains. Its ash-grey colour will remind you that this is still an active
volcano. After lunch, you will travel to Karatu where you will spend the night.
Overnight – Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Lake Manyara
Day 5: Serengeti National Park (B, L D)
Today you will drive to the Serengeti National Park which is one of Africa’s premier game parks.
Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards 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 which is a once in a
lifetime experience. You will game drive enroute before arriving into the Serengeti in time for a
half day game drive.
Overnight –Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive.
Overnight – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater (B, L, D)
Today you will be rewarded with a full-day game drive in the stunning Ngorongoro Crater which
became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where
mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony. The Ngorongoro 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.
Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim you will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari
truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino as well as wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland,
Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and of course, giant tusked elephants. The Crater also has the
largest known population of lions and you will also find leopards and cheetahs as well as
scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals and rare wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have
been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and these include white pelicans and
In the late afternoon you will drive to Lake Eyasi where you will spend the night
Overnight –Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge, Lake Eyasi
Upgrade Your Accommodationt – Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Day 8: Lake Eyasi (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast you will meet your local guide and together you will meet the Hadzabe
Bush People and Datoga Tribe. Join them as they go about their daily activities such as hunting
and gathering. You will visit the area where they collect fruits and roots and find water during
the dry season as well as visit the caves they call home. After lunch you will return to the
Manyara Serena Safari Lodge where you will spend the night.
Overnight –Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Manyara
Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park (B, L)
Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the
base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands,
mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with
its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks
coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in
Animals such as large buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik and zebra herds
congregate on the grassy plains while the narrow belt of acacia woodland is home to the
legendary tree-climbing lions and 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, cormorants and storks.
In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening.
Overnight – Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha
Day 10: Departure Day (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Number of Travellers
1 Traveller (1 Room)
2 Travellers (1 Room)
3 Travellers (2 Rooms)
4 Travellers (2 Rooms)
5 Travellers (3 Rooms)
6 Travellers (3 Rooms)
7 Travellers (4 Rooms)
Price Per Person
TRAVELLING IN THE GREEN SEASON?
Exclusive Green Season rates apply for clients traveling in April and May. Please ask us for a
Green Season safari quote.
YOUR SAFARI INCLUDES / EXCLUDES:
Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport to hotel
English speaking Driver Guide (other languages available upon request)
Custom built, extended, open-roof 4WD safari Land Cruiser with fridge and inverter
Accommodation as specified
Meals as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch and D-dinner)
Drinks during game drives (bottled water and soda)
Drinks at Maramboi Tented Camp and Kubu Kubu Tented Camp (bottled water,
soda, house wines and local beers)
Drinks at hotels, lodges and tented camps unless otherwise stated
Tips (tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of any African
safari. We are often asked for tipping guidelines and we recommend $10-15 USD for
your Guide per person per day. It is one of the most direct ways that you can have a
positive economic impact within the East African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take
care of you during your travels, as an important source of income for those in the
Unlimited game drives including park and vehicle entry fees
Maasai Village visit
Local guide and activities in Lake Eyasi
Departure transfer from hotel to Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
All current Government fees and taxes
ENHANCE YOUR SAFARI EXPERIENCE:
A Tanzanian holiday is a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience for most of our
clients. We understand that every traveler is different and we are proud to offer a range of
optional activities to enhance your safari experience. Please note, all activities are subject to
availability and prices are subject to change. We recommend booking early to avoid
Night Game Drive in Tarangire on Day 2 – $182 per person:
Night in Tarangire is another
world altogether. Witness the landscape waxed in a silver moonlight as giant elephants make
their way into and out of the shadows and be sure to keep an eye out for eyes shining back at
you from the spotlight. For logistical reasons, we must book alternative accommodation at the
Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the Tarangire National Park and additional accommodation charges may apply. Please note, this tour is not suitable for children under the
age of 12.
Olduvai Gorge on Day 3 – $36 per person:
Visit Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most
important paleoanthropological sites in the world for early human evolution. The site is
significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest
humans. Here you will enjoy free time to discover the museum before continuing to the
Hot Air Balloon Flight in the Serengeti on Day 4 – $547 per person:
: Launch at dawn, rising
as the sun rises above the breathtaking Serengeti you will gently float over the plains for
around 1 hour. Upon your graceful return to the ground you will feast on a champagne
breakfast under an acacia tree before beginning your full day game drive. Please note, this
activity is not suitable for children under the age of 7.
Night Game Drive in Lake Manyara on Day 6 – $182 per person:
: Experience a whole new
world of nocturnal animals inside the Lake Manyara National Park as you drive into the thick
ground-water forest and continue towards the lake following the Simba River to the hippo
pools. This night safari will give you an entirely different perspective of the park and wildlife.
For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Manyara Serena Safari
Lodge located high on an escarpment with breathtaking views of Lake Manyara and additional
accommodation charges may apply. Please note, this tour is not suitable for children under the
age of 12.
Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara on Day 7 – $47 per person:
Walk among the treetops in
Lake Manyara and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective on
Tanzania’s first treetop walkway, and at 370 metres, it is also one of Africa’s longest. It is an
experience you’ll never forget. Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Cycling Tour and Mama Lunch in Manyara on Day 7 – $75 per person:
Mbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant
town before riding to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal.
Please note, this is a half day tour which runs in conjunction with a half day game drive in Lake
Manyara National Park.
Add a Beverage Package – $50 per person:
: Add beer and wine to your safari. Please note, this
package is not available to clients under the age of 18.
Add Dinner in Arusha – $30 per person:
Add dinner in Arusha on nights 1 and 7 at the Mount
Arusha Day Tours :
We offer Arusha City Tours (half or full-day tours), Coffee Farm Tours, Night
Tours with Dinner or visit the Lengo Football Academy with Village Walk. Please ask us for
detailed tour descriptions and prices.