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Taste of Tanzania

8 Days
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FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Embark on a group journey through some of the world's greatest natural wonders and renowned safaris on this 8-day Tanzania vacation. Discover all the wonders Tanzania has to offer, including a safari in the Serengeti, home of the famous Great Migration, and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact caldera.

Begin your group Tanzania adventure at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, before venturing to Lake Manyara National Park for your first game drive of many. Enjoy a full-day discovery of Lake Manyara, searching for its famous tree-climbing lions, baboons, and over 400 species of birds around the lake Ernest Hemingway famously deemed “the loveliest lake in Africa.” Continue to the bustling farming village of Mto Wa Mbu, a unique Tanzanian village home to over 120 tribes from across Africa. Join a local guide who will lead you through the village’s farms, schools, homes, markets, and milling machines before lunch in the village’s banana plantation, where over 30 varieties of bananas are grown. 

Venture north to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, visiting the Olduvai Gorge en route, one of the world’s most important paleoanthropological localities with traces of pre-historic man from 3.5 million years ago. Search for the Big Five—elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino—and over 518 species of bird as you embark on a full-day game drive through the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary, home of the Great Migration, and the world’s greatest concentration of plains game.

Travel through the Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact caldera. Descend over 600 m / 1,969 ft into Africa’s Eden and search for local elephants, monkeys, herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, Grants’ gazelles, hyena, cheetah, black rhino, and elusive leopards.

Continue to the expansive acacia woodlands, ancient baobabs, towering palm trees, and winding swamps and rivers within Tarangire National Park. Embark on an afternoon drive through the park, searching for herds of hundreds of elephants, ancient rock paintings, over 500 species of birds flying above, and large numbers of game feeding along the Tarangire River, the only water source for wildlife during the dry season.


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8 Days
On request

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Day 1

Arrive Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by a Goway Travel representative and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation: Arusha Serena Hotel

Duration1 Night
Day 2

Arusha to Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you will meet your driver guide and depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive in the park.

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa” and should be included as part of a Tanzania safari. Its famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. In addition to the lions, the park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded. These include thousands of pink-hued flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

After, visit Mto Wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced, English speaking guide who grew up in the village! This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa. Visit on foot local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market and milling machines. Local lunch for your guests is served in a lovely banana plantation deep inside Mto Wa Mbu village.

This afternoon you will check into Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Lake Manyara to the Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, un equalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere.

En route visit the Olduvai Gorge site of archaeological findings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Arrive for lunch at your Lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset followed by a sundowner with canapes. (sundowner may be with other lodge guests) Watch the beautiful African sunset while enjoying beverages. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Serengeti National Park is possibly the most renowned Tanzania safari park, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning 'endless plains'. It is also well known for its animal migration which takes place twice a year. Nearly one million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras move from the northern hills to the south every October and November during the short rains. They then move toward the west and north from April to June. Nowhere on earth is there a sight to rival the spectacle of hoofed animals on the march. Serengeti has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and is famous for its lions, the highest concentration found anywhere.

Apart from the big five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), one can view the majority of other well-known species of animals on a Tanzania safari.
For birdwatchers, early and late daylight hours are usually the best times to observe the more than 518 species of birds which have been identified in the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Morning game drive and back to the lodge for lunch.  This afternoon you will visit a Masai Village to experience the beautiful culture of the Masai. You will walk around the village, experience daily life, and learn about the life of the Masai.  Greet the locals with a Jambo (hello) or Jambo Rafiki (hello my friend).

Afternoon game drive and back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Breakfast and check out. Game drive en route out of the park and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Its enduring charm stems from its overwhelming beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.

Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You will enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and then depart with picnic lunch boxes and descend over 600 meters to the floor of the crater for a full day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkey and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a park in the north west of Tanzania and is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. It contains an old volcano that has collapsed and formed a crater and the steep sides of the crater have become a natural enclosure for a wide variety of wildlife ona Tanzania safari. Lions are in the highest density in the world in the crater so there is an excellent chance of seeing them while on your Tanzania safari. There are herds of wildebeest, zebra, and a lot of buffalo and Grants' gazelles. This is also one of the best places in East Africa to see a black rhino. Hyenas are a common predator and cheetahs are frequently seen. Leopards are in the conservation area but rarely seen along with wild dogs. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over the green pastures through the highland slopes living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

Later in the afternoon, transfer back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire National Park, located in the northwestern corner of Tanzania’s Maasai Steppe, named for the Tarangire River that crosses through the park. During the dry season on a Tanzania safari, the river is often the only source of water for wild animals.

Designated as a national park in 1970, Tarangire covers an area of 2,850 square kilometres (1,100 square miles). Acacia woodland, baobab and palm trees, plains, swamps and rivers make up the landscape of the park. Being one of Tanzania’s lesser-known national parks, it has the feel of an undiscovered Africa on a Tanzania safari.

Afternoon game drive with dinner and overnight at your lodge. 

Accommodation:       Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 8


This morning transfer to Arusha for a day room and lunch.  Later transfer to Kilimanjaro airport in time for your flight home.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information




  • Meet & assist upon arrival & departure at Nairobi Airport
  • Porters services at Airport and Hotels
  • Transportation in a private A/C Tourist Deluxe Buses
  • Services of Private professional English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation for 8 nights with meal plan as stated besides each quoted hotel
  • Mineral water on the vehicle for all tour days
  • Breakfast daily, 7 Lunches and 6 dinners (excluding drinks)


  • All international airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection
  • Personal items
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 3pm and check out 10am)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fee


Prices are from per person based on twin/double share accommodation, subject to availability and current exchange rates, based on a minimum of 10 passengers, pricing reflects departure date of March  2025 Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates may apply.  Please enquire about airfare, single supplements, extensions/changes to itinerary or upgrades.    

11 Mar 2025
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