7 days Christmas Safari Tanzania

7 days Christmas Safari Tanzania

  • Highlights: Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
  • Follow the path of the migration in the North of the Serengeti and enjoy luxury lodges with swimming pool
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights
  • Best time: December
  • Start/finish: Arusha
  • Activities: game drives and cultural
  • Accommodation: Luxury lodges
  • Comfort: very comfortable

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha lodge
Day 2: Arusha lodge – Lake Manyara
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
Day 4: Serengeti – full day
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Day 6: Ngorongoro- full day
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport

Day to day program

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha lodge

Your guide will be waiting for you at Kilimanjaro Airport and brings you in about 45-60 minutes to your lodge in Arusha.
Dinner and accommodation: Arusha Villa

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara 

Distance: 130 km
Time/road condition: about 3 hours on mostly paved roads.
In the morning your guide will collect you in Arusha and you begin your drive to Mto Wa Mbu, where you will spend an hour or two wandering around this busy town. You’ll learn more about the life of the Masaai and the 100 or so other cultural groups living in this area (some in traditional huts). We visit plantations, local craftsmen, taste banana beer in an authentic bar and amble past the many market stalls with local produce. Lunch is served by a cheerful Tanzanian “mamma” who will delight you with tasty local dishes. Then it’s on safari in Lake Manyara National Park and afterwards, drive to the lodge outside the park. Most animals are making their way down to the river for a much-needed drink … and at this time of day, the famous Manyara lions could be spotted in the trees!
Dinner and accommodation: The Plantation Lodge

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti 

Distance: 210 km
Time/road condition: 6 hours, partly paved, mostly sandy and bumpy.
After an early breakfast, we take our lunchboxes and leave for Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a spectacular area with panoramic views over the crater hundreds of meters below. Today is also an adventurous safari day as a large part of this route is straight across the centre of the Serengeti National Park, the area of the Seronera River.
Dinner and accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 4: Serengeti – full day

A full safari day in Serengeti! Driving along the shores of the Seronera River and Mara River, trying to find unforgettable moments and a glimpse of the way wild animals live and survive. Wildebeest crossing the river,  a hunting cheetah, lion or any other predator or the magnificent view of the silhouette of a giraffe at the horizon. You will have a chance to see Nile Crocodiles (sometimes more than 6 meters long!) waiting for animals to come drinking or crossing and ambush them. You will enjoy areas that are not known to the greater public and are therefore perfect for an experience off the beaten path. Today, our route follows the presence and migration of the animals on the plains.
Dinner and accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro 

Distance: 160 km
Time/road condition: 3 hours, sandy and bumpy.
After breakfast, we drive to our lodge near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we will arrive before lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy everything this wonderful lodge has to offer. Take a swim, walk in the beautiful garden or just relax on your balcony. Optional: A visit to a Maasai Boma where you will experience how semi-nomadic communities continue to live according to their age-old traditions.
Dinner and accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 6: Ngorongoro – full day

After breakfast depart for a game drive in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We wind our way down into the caldera, with the most breathtaking views along the way. Armed with your guide’s years of experience and his ‘eagle-eyes’, we might even encounter rhino. The chance of seeing an active pride of lions at close quarters is high on the list of possibilities. At the Hippo Pool, you will enjoy all the sights and sounds of the ‘laughing’ hippos enjoying a wallow in the cool water and a mud-bath. Back at the lodge for lunch and another relaxing afternoon in this green oasis.
Dinner and accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha of Kilimanjaro Airport

Distance: 140 km
Time/road condition: Approximately 2,5 hours to a lodge or the airport in Arusha, about 3,5 hours (190km) to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Depending on your itinerary, we will drive you to a lodge in Arusha, the Arusha Airport (for domestic flights e.g. to Zanzibar) or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight home. Late checkout is optional for additional charges.


Rates 7 days Christmas Safari Tanzania (December 2018)

2 pax: from $ 3.945 per person (1 double room)

3 pax: from $ 3.495 per person (1 double room and 1 single room)

4 pax: from $ 3.050 per person ( 2 double rooms)

5 pax: from $ 2.995 per person (2 double rooms + 1 single room)

6 pax: from $ 2.795  per person (3 double rooms)

Child discount (2-16 years): on request (depending on age and sharing rooms)

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  • Breakfast 6x (day 2-7), lunch 6x (day 1-6), dinner 6x (day 1-6)
  • 6 overnight stays in accommodations according to program
  • Admissions, game drives and activities according to program
  • Transport in 4×4 safari car with a roof hatch
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari-cook
  • Bottled water in the car

Not included: international flights, optional activities, visa, cancellation and travel insurance, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and tips. 

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