Our safaris begin around 8AM on day one. We depart from Moshi when done following a Kilimanjaro climb. We depart from Arusha when done preceding a climb. All safaris end in the midafternoon on the last day in Arusha.

A minimum of three days is recommended, and the five day itinerary is the most popular choice amongst our clients.

1 Day (Arusha National Park)
Day 1 – Drive to Arusha National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

2 Days (Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater)
Day 1 – Drive to Tarangire for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Proceed to Ngorongoro for crater game drive with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

3 Days (Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire)
Day 1 – Drive to Lake Manyara for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Breakfast, Proceed to Tarangire for game drive with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

4 Days (Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater)
Day 1 – Drive to Tarangire for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Proceed to Serengeti with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Breakfast, game drive in Serengeti with picnic lunch. Return to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Breakfast, Drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

Note that we do not visit the Serengeti on itineraries less than 4 days. The Serengeti is an 8-hour direct drive from Moshi, and shorter itineraries do not allow time to travel and view game. Our 5 day safari is our most popular itinerary. It visits four parks and is highly recommended.

5 Days (Lake Manyara, Olduvai gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire)
Day 1 – Drive to Lake Manyara for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Drive to Olduvai Gorge for picnic lunch. Proceed to Serengeti for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Breakfast, Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Breakfast, Game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

6 Days (Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire)
Day 1 – Drive to Lake Manyara for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Drive to Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch. Proceed to Serengeti. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Breakfast, Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Breakfast, Game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

7 Days (Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire)
Day 1 – Drive to Lake Manyara for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 – Breakfast, Drive to Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch. Proceed to Serengeti. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic Lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic Lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Breakfast, Full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic Lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Breakfast, Proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Breakfast, Game drive at Tarangire with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.

Typical Safari Day

The days begin with a hot breakfast, followed by travel to a destination or a game drive if you are already in a park. Driving times between destinations will vary but they typically range between one to two hours. Note that the roads are not paved, so expect a bumpy and dusty ride, known as an “African massage.”

A lunch is packed so you may eat while en route or while on a game drive. Sometimes there will be a good outdoor spot to have lunch, while other times it is not practical and thus better to eat in the vehicle. There will be plenty of time for finding new wildlife to observe and taking photographs. Let your guide know what interests you.

Before dark, you will head to the lodge where you can shower and take a rest before dinner. If you have had enough game viewing for a day, you can always ask to retire early. In some places, dinner is buffet style while others are a la carte. Your guide will discuss when to be ready for the following day’s events.

All Safaris Are Private

We do not operate group safaris. You decide what you want to see and for how long. You can depart on any day, for any period of time. Inside the vehicle, it will be just you, your party and your guide.

During game drives, your guide will point out and describe the animals around you. Feel free to ask questions – the more the better. Note that the wildlife are accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles and its human occupants, so the animals will continue to behave normally even when the vehicles are close by.

All clients are strictly forbidden to exit the vehicle except in designated areas. There are some proper facilities for restroom breaks. Alternatively, your guide may find a safe area for outdoor relief if those are far away.