National Geographic Journeys

Wildlife Parks of Tanzania

  • Duration 12 Days | Arusha to Dar Es Salaam
  • Group Size Max 6
  • From $10,978 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

This African adventure starts among Tanzania’s most famous wildlife reserves before taking you to the country's remote, under-explored national parks of the southern circuit. Embark on wildlife drives in Lake Manyara National Park (keeping your eyes open for elusive tree-climbing lions), meet one of the researchers at the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, and scan your surroundings in the protected Selous Game Reserve for the zeals of zebras that call these grasslands home. Experience some of the best wildlife viewing in the world amid the spectacular landscapes of Tanzania.

Trip Highlights

  • Hear from a scientist at the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, then set out on safari into the surrounding plains.
  • Meet local Maasai during a village visit, and opt to build a clean-burning stove for the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project.
  • Discuss the importance of conserving African wildlife with a ranger from Ruaha National Park.

Itinerary - 12 Days

Day 1 Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park

Visit Mto wa Mbu village and take a guided cultural walk before a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park to embark on an afternoon game drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 3 & 4 Serengeti National Park

Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about its people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves project. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, and opt to help build a stove. Then visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors Center before heading to our safari camp. Embark on more game drives and visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre for a lecture by a researcher. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 5 Ngorongoro

Continue wildlife viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening and watch an African sunset over the hills. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Ngorongoro/Arusha

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater–a UNESCO World Heritage site–for a wildlife drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha. (1B, 1L)

Day 7 Arusha

Enjoy free time to explore Arusha. (1B)

Day 8 Ruaha National Park

This morning catch a flight to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest national park, which harbors an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge and enjoy a wildlife safari drive. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 Ruaha National Park

Spend a full day viewing wildlife with our expert safari guide inside this vast and remote park, keeping an eye out for lions, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and impalas. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 10 & 11 Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy one last morning safari drive in Ruaha before catching our flight to Selous Game Reserve, a World Heritage site. After settling into our camp, board a boat on the river for an evening safari. The rivers of Selous are the lifeblood of the park that attract an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird life. The next morning, rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive. The park is known for its numerous lion prides, zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 12 Dar Es Salaam

Enjoy a morning safari walk before catching a flight to Dar Es Salaam. From Dar Es Salaam, depart at any time. (1B, 1L)

Wildlife Parks of Tanzania

From AUD$10,978 Call 1300 363 742

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