8 Days Amboseli, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari

8 Days

Safari Overview

This 8 Days Amboseli, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater Safari Tour will take you through the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania. Primarily, you will be visiting Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire NP, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

You are guaranteed to see lions and other animals that form the Big 5! You will visit the scenic Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire Park, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara park in Tanzania during this safari.

Trip Highlights

  • Spotting the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo)
  • Full day game drives in Serengeti and Amboseli
  • Ngorongoro crater sunset, sunrise and game drive


Pick up from the airport upon arrival at 0730 hrs by our driver-guide have a safari briefing session and proceed to Amboseli National Park game viewing en-route arriving in good time for lunch followed by afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at a Tented Campsite

Full day is spent in Amboseli National Park exploring morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli National Park is situated close to Kenya and Tanzania border at the foot of Africa highest mountain 5895m, Mt Kilimanjaro whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view during clear days. The Park offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. It is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffe, African lion, monkey, zebra, hyena and antelope. Dinner and Overnight stay at a Tented Campsite

After breakfast we leave Amboseli National Park viewing game en-route as we exit the park with the last picturesque of Amboseli. We drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We pass through Arusha town for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for late afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara National Park takes pride in diversified habitat. It is mirrored by its varied fauna with some of the more common and visible large mammal species being the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and wildebeest. Prominently renowned for its tree-climbing lion, Lake Manyara is also home to troops of baboon and blue monkey. The park is rich with fantastic bird life. More than 400 species of birds can be seen here. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara Tented Campsite

We have early morning breakfast at around 0700am. After breakfast we leave the camp and proceed to Serengeti National Park with packed lunch via Ngorongoro Crater Rim viewing game en-route. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Tented Campsite.

Full day is spent in Serengeti National Park exploring morning, mid-morning and afternoon game drives. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania largest and best-known national park with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food. Serengeti National Park is Tanzania oldest and most popular National Park also a world heritage and one of the best wildlife sanctuary site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder. Serengeti is famous for its annual migration this offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. The Park is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due to the abundance of prey species. The park also supports many further species including cheetah, Thomson and grant gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. Over 500 bird species are recorded here. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Tented Campsite

Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park later on we return back to the campsite for breakfast. We check out of the camp and drive with packed lunch game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: You can visit Olduvai Gorge at an extra fee payable direct to the museum. Ngorongoro Crater is the world biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa largest population of large mammals. The annual wildebeest and zebra migration passes through the Ngorongoro conservation, moving south into the area in December and moving north in June. This movement changes seasonally with the rains but the migration will traverse almost the entire plains in search of food. This has a healthy resident population of most species of wildlife in particular the Ndutu Lake area to the west has strong cheetah and lion populations. Dinner and Overnight at a tented campsite.

Early morning breakfast then we descend to the Crater Floor with picnic lunch for game drive. We explore the crater and have lunch at the picnic site. Thereafter we continue with game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive to Tarangire National Park Tented Campsite. Tarangire National Park is a beautiful and special park in Northern Tanzania. It is famous for its high density of elephants exceeding Lake Manyara and Serengeti. The park displays a diverse number of wildlife namely Python, lion and leopard climb trees lounging in the branches, African buffalo, lesser and great kudu, cheetah, fringe-eared Oryx, Maasai giraffe, spotted hyena, common zebra, white-bearded wildebeest, warthog, eland, olive baboon, bat-eared fox, impala, common waterbuck, bushbuck, coke hartebeest, gerenuk, and bohor reedbuck. Over 550 bird species have been recorded here making a sure pleasure for any bird lover. Baobab trees are most common here. Dinner and Overnight at a tented campsite.

Early morning breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park for morning game drive. Thereafter we have lunch and leave the Park viewing our last game while drive back to Arusha arriving in the evening. You will be dropped either at your hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends.

What's Included

  • Nairobi airport/Arusha airport/hotel pick up/drop off transfers
  • Ground transport while on safari in a Custom made tour van in Kenya and 4×4 land cruiser in Tanzania with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy viewing and photography with guaranteed window seats
  • Services of knowledgeable English speaking professional tour driver-guide
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
  • Full board accommodation in Self Contained Tented Camps in Single/ Double/Twin/Tripple rooms
  • All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Ngorongoro Crater service fees
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • 1.5Litres mineral water per day whilst on safari
  • Starts in Nairobi and ends in Arusha

What's Not Included

  • All personal travel and baggage insurances
  • International and Domestic flights
  • All Airport Taxes and Visas
  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Olduvai Gorge entrance fees
  • Canoeing safari
  • Any Optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
  • Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
  • Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
  • Tour driver-guide gratuities
  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha after the safari – can be arranged on request
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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8 Days Amboseli, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari