Overview of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
The 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari is a wildlife tour in Tanzania taking you to the splendid safari destinations within the heart of Africa. Featuring a great deal of wildlife, you traverse through Tanzania’s well-known destinations of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation area and Lake Natron.
Your professional Tanzania safari guide picks you up at the start of the safari from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha. The next morning, you are driven to Tarangire National Park where you undertake an evening game drive than a morning game drive the next day before transfer to Lake Manyara National park. After 2 game drives one in the evening and another in the morning the next day, you will later on in the evening drive to Serengeti national park where you will have a hot air balloon experience, do a full day game drive and another game drive before you transfer to Ngorongoro crater. You have a visit to Lake Natron where you take a visit to the Masai village for a cultural encounter before departing via Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Highlights of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro international airport where you meet a Tanzania safari driver guide who transfer you to a booked accommodation facility in Arusha.
Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
Day 3: Do a morning game drive and then transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 4: You undertake a morning game drive then after be transferred to Serengeti National Park
Day 5: You spend this day at Serengeti National Park where you undertake a morning hot air balloon experience and an evening game drive.
Day 6: You will spend the day having a great encounter at the Serengeti National Park plains.
Day 7: After breakfast, you are driven to Ngorongoro crater with a stop at Olduvai gorge which is the place known to be where early man’s skull was discovered.
Day 8: In the morning, you have breakfast then drive out of Ngorongoro conservation area to Lake Natron.
Day 9: Have a morning Masai cultural experience then after your driver guide transfers you back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a departure flight.
Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
Day 1 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you meet your Tanzania tour guide who briefs you on your safari and makes a transfer to Arusha town using a 4×4 safari vehicle. Driving for about 1hour on 51km distance, you arrive for check-in, dinner and an overnight stay at a booked lodging facility.
Day 2 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
After early morning breakfast, your driver-guide ensures your transfer to Tarangire National Park. On a 139km drive lasting about 3 hours, you arrive in the afternoon for lunch then after go for an evening game drive to this beautiful park that attracts great herds of game year-round due to the Tarangire River. Some of the wild species you can expect to see include African elephants, Giraffes, the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. In the evening, you spend a night at a close accommodation facility.
In the morning, you go for another game drive in this low-lying hill of the Great Rift Valley floor covered with Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. After the game drive, you continue with your wildlife safari in Tanzania with a drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Arriving in the evening, you spend the night at an accommodation facility close to the park.
Day 4 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
In the morning, you go for a game drive at sunrise in search of the early risers as they try to find prey. The game drive takes about 32-4 hours within the beautiful park along the shallow soda lake as you sight several species like the tree-climbing lions, elephants, and many beautiful bird species. After then you embark on a drive to Serengeti National Park on a 133km distance taking about 3hours. Cruising in a 4×4 safari land cruiser, you slowly descend to the wildlife-filled the heart of wild Africa with vast plains arriving for check-in and a night’s stay at a booked accommodation facility close to Serengeti National Park.
Day 5 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
Following morning breakfast at your lodging facility, you go for a hot air balloon experience. Floating on a hot air balloon over the spectacular wildlife-filled Serengeti is an amazing experience and an extraordinary adventure. After the hot air balloon experience, you have lunch then continue for an evening game drive to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You return for the night at a booked lodging facility.
Day 6 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
After breakfast, you will again get into the Serengeti plains where you go for another game drive. On this day, you go to the Sogore River Circuit south of the Seronera River with possible sightings of the Lion, Thompson gazelle, topi, ostrich and the cheetah. After the game drive, a visit to the visitor Centre close to Serengeti Seronera Lodge will offer more knowledge on the wildlife and area of the park. You then have a picnic lunch and continue with an afternoon game drive. With your safari guide, you will follow the Kopjes Circuit that goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes and usually attracts a number of lions and some large cobras. During the dry season, the kopjes provide shade and drinking water in pools which attracts several wildlife species making it a prime game viewing spot.
You take your last breakfast in Serengeti then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. Along the way, you stop at Olduvai Gorge which is known as the place where early man’s skull was discovered. You spend a moment here at a spot with significant links to human evolution. Arriving in the afternoon, you have lunch then descend to the Ngorongoro crater for wildlife viewing. Rewardingly, the Ngorongoro crater hosts a profusion of wildlife like the wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopards to be sighted. At the Alkaline Lake Magadi, you get the chance to sight the beautiful flamingoes and other water birds.
Day 8 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
After breakfast at Ngorongoro conservation area, you will depart for Lake Natron arriving in the afternoon in this flamingo filled beautiful lake. In the afternoon you go for a Canyon hike to the waterfalls at Lake Natron. This is a 20 to 30-minute guided hike one-way up a scenic rocky river gorge. Wearing your Chaco or Teva-style sandals, you will be scrambling and walking through the river where you can even take a swim to cool from the heat. In the evening, you spend the night at close accommodation.
Day 9 of the 9 Days Tanzania wildlife safari Adventure/ 9 Days Tanzania Safari Tour
This morning you go for an authentic Maasai village visit where you have a chance to experience the real life of the local Maasai people. You can involve in the day to day activities, enjoy a traditional dance and learn some hunting skills. You are then transferred back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a departure flight.
Don’t worry about how you can tailor your Tanzania safari tour with a safari to any other country in East Africa. You can tailor your safari with a Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can see more of the tree-climbing lions. If you would love to tailor your safari in Tanzania with a gorilla trek, a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park work out best.