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Tanzania River Crossing

9 days

Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will meet with your driver guide and transfer to Arusha. Check in at your choice of accommodation and enjoy a delicious dinner followed by overnight.

Day 2 Tarangire National Park

After a leisurely breakfast you will be collected again by your driver guide and head through a changing landscape toward Tarangire National Park, also known as the Elephant Playground. Enjoy your picnic lunch one a prime spot in the park and continue with afternoon game drives. Apart from herds of Elephant you are likely to see other large mammals such as Buffalo, Giraffe, Warthog and several different types of Antelopes but Tarangire National Park is also a bird lovers paradise. Late afternoon you will make your way to your choice of accommodation where you enjoy sundowner drinks and share stories of your first day in the Tanzanian bush.

Day 3 Karatu Highlands

Wake up call as the sun rises and after a hot cup of coffee or tea you head out on an early morning game drive in the hope to catch some of the cat families. Return to the camp for a full breakfast and some relaxation, then board the safari vehicle again and slowly make your way out of the park and on to the town of Mtu wa Mbu where you enjoy a local Swahili lunch spread and optionally visit the local market. Transfer to the Karatu Highlands for relaxation and overnight.

Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater

Departure after breakfast for a full day of game drives of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Short stop at the viewpoint before descending onto the crater floor for game drives. There’s a vast number of large mammals residing in the park including the Black Rhino and large lion families. You enjoy a picnic lunch followed by game drives till late afternoon when you climb out of the crater and return to your accommodation.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park - Seronera Area

Today is a long driving day as you head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti plains. Afternoon game drives of the Seronera Area and visit the Rock Kopjes where you have good chances of seeing some of the cat families or the little hyraxes hanging out on these rocks. Make your way to your choice of accommodation where you enjoy sundowner drinks at the fireplace followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Serengeti National Park - Seronera Area

Dawn game drives of the Seronera Area and after breakfast you slowly start making your way to the northern part of the park in the hope to catch a glimpse of the annual wildebeest migration.

Day 7 & 8 Serengeti National Park - Kogatende Area

You have two full days to explore the Kogatende Area where you explore the river shores in the hope to witness a wildebeest river crossing. You will use your accommodation as a temporary base to head out from and you have the choice to return for hot lunch or stay out in the bush for the day and enjoy picnic lunches.

Day 9 to Arusha or Zanzibar

Morning game drives en route to the Kogatende Airstrip where you connect with your domestic flight to Arusha or Zanzibar.

Summary and driving distances

Day 1. Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha (approximately 1 hour)

Day 2. Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours)

Day 3. Local lunch – Karatu Highlands (approximately 2 hour)

Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater (approximately 1 hour)

Day 5. Serengeti National Park - Seronera (approximately 5 hours)

Day 6. Serengeti National Park – Kogatende (approximately 4 hours)

Day 7. Serengeti National Park – Kogatende

Day 8. Serengeti National Park – Kogatende

Day 9. Flight from Kogatende to Arusha or Zanzibar

Silver Accommodations:

  • Ilboru Safari Lodge

  • Tarangire Angata Camp

  • Bougainvillea Lodge

  • Kenzan Tented Camp

  • Kenzan Mara Tented Camp

Gold Accommodations:

  • Ngaresero Mountain Lodge

  • Tarangire Ndovu Camp

  • Plantation Lodge

  • Nyumbani Collection

  • Mara Kaskaz Camp

Tanzanite Accommodations:

  • Arusha Coffee Lodge

  • Swala Sanctuary

  • Gibbs Farm

  • Nanyukie

  • Kuria Hills


  • Park fees, Conservation and Community Development fees

  • Lodge and tented camp accommodation as stipulated

  • All meals

  • Complimentary mineral water, coffee and tea in the safari vehicle 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)

  • Unlimited game drives

  • Domestic flight from Kogatende (luggage 20 kg per person)

  • Emergency Evacuation Cover

  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above