8 Day Classic Highlights of Tanzania Safari

Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania Highlights Safari for 8 Days

Tour Overview

This Tanzania Highlights safari shows off Lake Manyara National Park, the central Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park.  The highlights of Tanzania in a convenient driving circuit with game drives to each location.

This Tanzania Highlights safari package can be booked as a private or group tour with various accommodation levels.  It takes you on a popular circuit guaranteed to offer a memorable Big-5 safari and perfect for a first-time-safari.   This tour also works well combined with one of our Gorilla trekking packages.

Trip Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Kilimanjaro
  • Arusha town & coffee plantation
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park (Central region)
  • Tour the famous Ngorongoro Crater (home to the big-5)
  • Visit an authentic maasai village
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Quality accommodations in prime locations
  • Year round Big-5 game viewing

Value: We negotiate the best rates with our partners in Africa, ensuring that we remain super competitive with our pricing, whilst adding value to your trip. You will not pay more by booking your trip with us as a package compared to booking each element individually.

No hidden costs & no charge for payments by credit card


On arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport, our Tanzania highlights safari will start by the transfer to your hotel which is located in Arusha.

Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast basis (plantation room).


Enjoy a morning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch.

In the afternoon you leave Arusha and pass through the Masai Steppe viewing picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations.

Your journey through the scenic Rift Valley brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with amazing views over Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge on full board basis


Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park before departing North West across the highlands peppered with coffee plantations.

Arrive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you can view the vast plains of the Serengeti and begin spotting some serious game!   Your journey to the lodge is a game drive once arriving in time for evening dinner with an exciting few days ahead.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.


Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park.


After breakfast you journey to Ngorongoro with packed lunches overlooking the Serengeti plains.  Visit a Maasai village and continue to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where your lodge is perched.  The Sopa Lodge has one of the BEST locations over the crater…… the views set the scene for tomorrows epic descent into the crater.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

There is an optional early morning hot air balloon safari, please contact us for further details.


Today you journey into the famous Ngorongoro Crater (2,000 feet) to explore one of the World’s largest natural wildlife concentrations.  Your guide will ensure you have a packed lunch with you because today is going to be action packed!

The Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic crater.  Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience.  Return to the lodge in the late afternoon and enjoy scenic views as you browse your photos of the mornings animals.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis


This morning you travel South East once again passing Lake Manyara and the Karatu district which is home to coffee and wheat plains.

Enjoy a game drive in the Tarangire National Park which is famous for large herds of Elephant as well as plains game.

Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge on a full board basis


Journey with your guide North East to Arusha where you pass the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations.

On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight (flight not included).

From:   USD $3,450 per person (2 people sharing in low season (April / May 2019).

Please contact us for pricing on solo rates or other travel dates.

This itinerary is also available as a GROUP TOUR with prices from USD $2,670 per person (2 people sharing in low season (April / May 2019).

Accommodation level:  Mid-range  (upgrade or classic tented options also available)

Price Includes

Airport meet & greet and transfers, transport in a 4×4 Landcruiser safari vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 people per vehicle / every guest guaranteed a window seat), English-speaking guide, meals and accommodation as listed, park fees, game drives, crater tour and bottled mineral water on game drives.

Price Excludes

International flights, Visa, personal travel insurance, tipping, drinks, all items of personal nature e.g. telephone calls and laundry services, hot air balloon safari and any other activities or services not listed.

Elewana Arusha Coffee LodgeArusha1 nightB&B
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja LodgeLake Manyara National Park1 nightFB
Serengeti Sopa LodgeCentral Serengeti2 nightsFB
Ngorongoro Sopa LodgeNgorongoro Crater2 nightsFB
Tarangire Sopa LodgeTarangire National Park1 nightFB
B&B: Bed & BreakfastFB: Full Board

Trip in Pictures