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Taste of Tanzania

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The one that will see you safari your way around Tanzania’s wondrous wildlife

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  • Duration

    6 days

  • Places

    4 places

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Safari Vehicles

  • Group Size

    Maximum 20 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorogoro Crater

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About this trip

You can reel off the names of the Big 5, you've imagined yourself driving through the Serengeti in an open-top vehicle, and you've dreamed of going on safari since you first learnt how to say 'Hakuna Matata'. How about we throw in some views of the Great Rift Valley, a visit to an ancient volcano dense with game and predators, and nights camping under the star-swept skies of the Serengeti plains? Now this is the Africa trip you've been waiting for.

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The Great Migration

This trip through Tanzania offers the best opportunity to see The Great Migration in the Serengeti and all the predators that follow the millions of wildebeest and zebra. Travelling here between December and April offers you the best chance of seeing this spectacle, although never guaranteed, the plains of the Serengeti alone offer the best wildlife viewing anywhere in Africa all year round.

Top Experiences

11 included & 2 free time add-ons available to add later

  • Balloon Safari

    Free Time Add-On


  • Game drive in Tarangire National Park (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)



  • Game drive in the Ngorogoro Crater (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)


    Ngorogoro Crater

Taste of Tanzania

11 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Visit Shanga Community Project (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Game drive in Tarangire National Park (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Afternoon Game Drive in the Serengeti (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Visit a local market
  • Special Stopover: Serengeti Safari Camp
  • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Afternoon Game Drive in the Serengeti (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Morning Game Drive in the Serengeti (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Game drive in the Ngorogoro Crater (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience)
  • Rift Valley View
  • African Galeria shopping visit

2 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Experience a Maasai Village as you partake in their daily lives
  • Balloon Safari

Map & Itinerary

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DAY 1 - Arrive Arusha


Touch down in Africa at Kilimajaro Airport where a transfer will take you to our start hotel in Arusha. Here your Trip Manager and group will meet you around midday, ready to start your African safari adventure.


The first stop will at the Shanga community project giving work to the disabled people of the community. We will then head off to our first national park in Tanzania - Tarangire; home to two of Africa's giants: the elephant and baobab trees. The lodge will provide us with a buffet dinner tonight.

DAY 2 - Tarangire


An early start this morning will take us back into the Tarangire National Park for a full day, in the hopes for a glimpse of some of its elusive predators and changing landscapes. We'll either stay the whole day here with a packed lunch provided, or head back to the lodge to enjoy a hot lunch and a swim in the pool. Save some room for our buffet dinner tonight.

DAY 3 - Tarangire to Serengeti


After breakfast we'll set out in our safari vehicles to our next destination: the Serengeti.


We take in views of the Rift valley and the rim of Ngorogoro Crater as we make our way to the main gate of the Serengeti, stopping off to visit Mto Wa Mbu Village and a local market. We'll drive through the endless plains of this vast reserve to reach our accommodation for the night. Tonights accommodation will be a safari-style lodge in the middle of the Serengeti. A buffet meal will be served for dinner, and you're free to sit outside and listen to the sounds of nocturnal animals waking up to forage or hunt, all while sitting under the bright canopy of stars in the African sky.

DAY 4 - Serengeti


We'll spend a full day seeking out the game of Africa's plains, with predators in hot pursuit of their prey. If the wildebeest migration is around, then you are in for a wildlife treat: millions of wildebeest and zebra grazing for as far as the eye can see really is one of Africas' greatest spectacles to observe. If you want to make today even more unforgettable, you can opt in for a once-in-a-lifetime Balloon safari. A buffet dinner awaits us back at our safari camp.

DAY 5 - Serengeti to Ngorogoro Crater


Enjoy some breakfast before we depart the Serengeti with a morning game drive on our way to our next destination, the Ngorogoro Crater.

Ngorogoro Crater

In the late morning we reach the Ngorogoro Crater, an ancient volcano, boasting one of the highest densities of predators stalking the abundant wildlife enclosed inside the volcano's centre. We'll stop here for a picnic lunch before we ascend the plateau. A true natural wonder, only found in Africa.

DAY 6 - Ngorogoro Crater to Arusha

Ngorogoro Crater

Our final breakfast will be provided at the hotel before we set off. It's your last chance to do some souvenir shopping this morning, before we enjoy a final spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley on our way back to Arusha.


With full hearts and memories made, it's time to say fond farewells to your new lifelong friends, and to our African adventure.

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Where You'll Stay

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  • 5 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    2 nights in Luxury Safari Tent, 2 nights in Contiki Special Stay, 1 night in African Lodge

    We're doing the full safari experience in African lodges and a special stay in the middle of the Serengeti. This is doing Africa in style in twin share raised canvas tents with full bathrooms, patios and all the amentites you would expect of a hotel room. While we’re in the Serengeti you’ll sleep in safari tents located in the middle of the action on its famous endless plains.

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