7 Days Animals & Hiking Tanzania Safari

  • Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park - Lake Natron

7 Days Animals & Hiking Tanzania Safari

  • Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park - Lake Natron

Adventurous Safari in Tanzania

Do you love to see animals and hike? African Scenic Safaris has everything you need. Take part in this amazing animal and hiking safari in Tanzania. You will enjoy unforgettable experiences of game drives at Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater to see the animals up close. Challenge your adventurous soul by hiking an active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai and see the beauty of Tanzania from the top. Book now and your dreams will come true!

Highlights

  • Ol Doinyo Lengai hike
  • 4 days of safari game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater exploration
  • Serengeti National Park exploration
  • Luxurious 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Lunch by the hippo pond
  • 6 nights’ lodging
  • 6 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you can choose whether you want to be accommodated at a camp or in a 3-star lodge.

Day 1: Moshi / Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

In the morning, you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Then, you will spend the afternoon on a game drive in this park. You will stay overnight at Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

You will depart early in the morning from Lake Manyara National Park and travel to Ngorongoro Crater - a wonderful haven for wildlife. You will enjoy a full day at this park including lunch by the hippo pond. You will stay overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

In the morning, you will travel to Serengeti National Park. All afternoon will be spent on a game drive before enjoying dinner and the experience of sleeping in the middle of the Serengeti. You will stay overnight at Serengeti National Park.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

You will have the full day to explore Serengeti National Park. Break your day into morning and afternoon game drives or take a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. You will stay overnight at Serengeti National Park.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Lake Natron

Early in the morning, you will commence your journey to Lake Natron with an en-route game drive and arrive in the late afternoon. After a couple hours of sleep, you have the option to climb the active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai. Your climb will begin shortly before midnight in order to allow you to reach the top for sunrise. You need to be prepared for a challenging climb as it is very steep and covered in volcanic ash. From the top, the effort is rewarding with incredible views. %Hike on Ol Doinyo Lengai is an extremely challenging because it is quite steep and covered in volcano ash which is like walking in soft sand. The hike can take anywhere between 8 - 12 hours and is done during the night so that you can experience an amazing sunrise at the summit. You will stay overnight at Lake Natron.

Day 6: Lake Natron

Lake Natron is famous for millions of flamingo and amazing sunrise / sunsets. During the day, you can spend time recovering from your climb or enjoy some of the many activities in the area. These activities include visiting Lake Natron’s sparkling shores to see the millions of flamingo and visiting the local waterfalls. You will stay overnight at Lake Natron.

Day 7: Lake Natron - Arusha / Moshi

In the morning, you will start your drive back to Arusha / Moshi.

During this safari, you will go for a hike to the active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai. The hike can take anywhere between 8 - 12 hours and is done during the night so that you can experience an amazing sunrise at the summit.

Tanzania

Tanzania is a country that is rich in natural wonders, traditions, and cultures. This country is home to a range of diverse landscapes including sweeping plains, tropical rain forests, mountains, lakes, and beautiful beaches. Tanzania is the ideal destination for any type of visitor whether their interest is game viewing on safari, climbing Africa’s highest peak, or relaxing on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania has it all.

An unparalleled one-quarter of Tanzania’s surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes. With areas like Serengeti National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa. Furthermore, Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful and stable countries which makes the country an ideal choice for both first-time visitors and old-timers.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is Tanzania's most popular national park - a world heritage site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration when hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle join more than 1 million wildebeest on their trek for fresh grazing. Yet, even when the migration is quiet, Serengeti National Park offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa teeming with wildlife including great herds of buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle as well as a vast population of birds.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park boasting the largest lion population in Africa. Lion pride feasts on the abundance of plain grazers while solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining Seronera River and a high density of cheetahs prowl the South Eastern plains. This place is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains. Furthermore, you are likely to find lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and many other small predators.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls. Hence, you have the opportunity to find the game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetahs. Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see the “Big Five” due to the shape and size of this incredible natural landscape. This crater is the world’s largest inactive volcano caldera and its beauty is awe-inspiring.

A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are highlights. Moreover, Ngorongoro Crater becomes home to strong populations of lions, leopards, and hyenas along with good herds of non-migrating wildebeests, buffalos, and zebras. Other games at Ngorongoro Crater include serval cats, cheetahs, jackals, Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, flamingos, and bat-eared foxes along with approximately 400 species of birds.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a beautiful, scenic park on the road from Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater. The lake itself takes up much of the park leaving a strip of land running down its shores where game concentrates. Bringing famous for its flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center makes Lake Manyara National Park reason enough to visit here for a day, especially in the wet months (March - June) where the elephants are enjoying the lush surroundings. Lake Manyara National Park is described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. This park is also famous for its tree climbing lions and large herds of elephant which are not shy to come straight up to the vehicle.

Lake Natron

At the lowest point of the Rift valley in East Africa, there sits the shallow soda lake of Lake Natron. The lake is highly alkaline and is an ideal environment for flamingos to feed and to breed while enjoying relative security from predators. Thus, the lake is home to more than 2 million of the birds. Every evening, thousands of pink flamingos fly overhead, exposing the deep garnet feathers under their wings.

In addition to seeing these amazing birds, people can hike to the beautiful waterfalls in the area or for those wanting a little more adventures, people can try hiking the active volcano of Ol Doinyo Lengai. “Ol Doinyo Lengai” means “The Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. The summit of this strato-volcano is 2,962 meters above sea level and affords direct views into the caldera of Tanzania’s officially certified active volcano and the world’s only carbonatite volcano.

During this safari, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, you will have a picnic lunch by the hippo pond at Ngorongoro Crater. Meals are extremely good quality, using fresh and local produce. African Scenic Safaris caters for any meal requirement such as western style food. However, you can advise if you would like to try some local dishes. Breakfasts are likely to be toast, eggs, sausage, pancakes, and fruit.

Lunch is freshly made lunch boxes in which you will eat en-route or a cooked lunch if at the campsite. Dinner normally starts with soup followed by a main course like chicken and rice, fish, pasta, vegetarian stew etc. followed by fruit for dessert. African Scenic Safaris is commonly asked for recipes after safari which they can happily provide.

  • Lake Natron’s sparkling shores sightseeing
  • Local waterfall visit during your stay on Lake Natron
  • Maasai Mara visit at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Olduvai Gorge visit at Ngorongoro Crater
  • 4-day game drives at Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Natron, and Serengeti National Park
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Camping fees
  • Complimentary 1 pair of binoculars (at least)
  • Cook
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • En-route game drive on day 5
  • English-speaking driver / guide
  • Entry fees to all national parks (Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park)
  • Free use of camping equipment
  • Full day Serengeti National Park exploration on day 4
  • Lunch by the hippo pond
  • Luxury 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Ngorongoro Crater exploration
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai hike
  • Serengeti National Park exploration
  • Airfare
  • Tipping to your driver / guide and cook
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by AlizĂ©e Vergnol
    10 out of 10

    "African Scenic Safaris is a great company! They made Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari as well as Kilimanjaro climbing awesome. The guides and all the team were very professional and attentive."

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  • Review by Steve Skrocki from United States
    10 out of 10

    "African Scenic Safaris is small and local. They should be your choice for a safari. Amanda was beyond responsive to our questions, quickly, and thoroughly answering all our questions. She also helped us plan a superb northern circuit trip. Our guide / driver, Tom, was incredible. Thoroughly an expert at the parks and more importantly in animal behavior, Tom could uncannily predict animal movements and behavior along with providing us the reasons. He made our trip into something incredible. Our review echoes many others out there if you are overwhelmed by choices and there are many options for you to go with African Scenic. Their operation is one that you can trust to build the trip you want and then you can watch it exceed your expectations."

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  • Review by Tony Chan
    10 out of 10

    "African Scenic Safaris is the best. From the first moment I arrived in Tanzania, I knew I had made the right choice. Amanda and Simbo organized a perfect climb up Kilimanjaro and safari. The porters were all very friendly, happy, and eager to get us to the top of Kilimanjaro. Our guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. It is clear that everyone is very well-treated by African Scenic Safaris. It is shown in their attitude and eagerness. Moreover, all proceeds go towards supporting a local orphanage. Book with them and you won't regret it!"

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Nick from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "We can highly recommend African Scenic Safaris as a reliable and competent company which hosts an immense knowledge about safari and mountain climbing."

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  • Review by John-Paul from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Our climb was well run from start to finish and African Scenic Safaris has a good reputation for treating their porters well."

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