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11 days Tanzania safari

Itinerary Details

This safari offers the best highlight of Tanzania’s northern circuit. Your safari exploration begins in the woodland -travelers visiting between July to October Savannah of Tarangire where the wildlife density is exceptionally high especially during dry season, should make their focus on the Great Migration in north through Lake Manyara and be stunned by the breathtaking landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti and the Mara river offers a natural wonder of the world.  If you choose to venture into the Serengeti’s endless plains from Seronera Valley to Northern Serengeti, there are many opportunity to see migratory river crossings.

By the Mara River, the endless annual rhythm of the Great Migration resonates through a migrating herd of wildabeest.  The best time to visit Tarangire is July to October when over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra, Thomson gazelle and the best-known population of great predators, loins, spotted hyena, with a high density of mammals including leopard and cheetahs, are easily visible.  Large herds of elephant and lion are also a site to see.  The best time for water bird viewing in the Lake Manyara dry season.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Persons: min (2)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Visiting Parks: Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania), Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
  • Activities: Game Drives, Game Viewing
  • Easily Customized

Day by Day Itinery

Day 1

Karibu Tanzania, upon arrival to Kilimanjaro Airport our meet and greeting guy welcomes you to East Africa, Upon exiting the airport, Malaki safari Representative will be holding a poster with your name who will Transfer you to Arusha.

Day 2 Tarangire national park

In the morning you will be collected in Arusha and Travel overland to Tarangire national park, Woodland dotted with monumental ancient baobabs alongside, the most magnificent herds of African Elephants found in northern Tanzania, Tarangire river provides water all year round, marking Tarangire National park refugee during dry season for migratory ungulates resulting in sheer density of wildlife At its peak the density of mammals in Tarangire national park is higher than anywhere else in Tanzania Or almost anywhere on all continent of Africa, you can expect to see significant herd of elephants and mighty Predators such as lions, other common mammals of tarangire are aardvark, ground pangolin, crested
Porcupine, African hedgehog, olive baboon and vervet monkey, some rarities including baisa Oryx,
\gerenuk, Lesser and greater kudu, bush back and waterbuck

Day 3 Lake Manyara national park

After breakfast make your way to the park via south to north gate of Lake Manyara national park, a lush green ecosystem composed of grassy floodplain, rocky ridge and acacia forest, Manyara guarantee a diverse birdlife with over 500 bird species have been recorded,in particularly with regard to the extraordinary flocks of greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, herons and pelicans inhabiting the lake area. Stopping on-rout at mto wa mbu a culturally vibrant
Town for market visit after game viewing and hot local lunch saved at the small village of mto wa mbu onward to leisurely stroll through farm or kitela farm gardens and coffee plantations
Enjoy the view of surrounding serene highland of kitela or farmhouse.

Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up early and be one of the first vehicle descending into one of the natural wonders of the world, Ngoro Ngoro crater, while the only remnant of a one might mountain, it is still the largest unbroken caldera in the world with a diameter of 16-19 km. Almost all species essential to east Africa are present except for the Impala, giraffes and toppy, its highlight includes one of Tanzania most sustainable population of the critically endangered black or browser rhinos. The Ngoro Ngoro crater has one of the highest densities of the predators in Africa such as lions, hyena, and leopard. By mid-afternoon travel to central Serengeti, where your next adventure awaits.

Day 5-6 Serengeti central

Serengeti is the only remaining natural grazing ecosystem to be found in the world, with a network of river, valleys supplying a stable source of water, the seronera valleys home to the world’s largest and diverse wildlife population of predators in the world, excellent encounter are available year round regardless of the season or location of the great migration. There is simply no better place to observe large carnivores (lion, hyena, cheetah, and leopard) in action in the wild along with a diversity of the smaller predators,(three species of jackals: black-backed jackal, silver-backed jackal and the more secretive side-striped jackal, bat-eared fox, serval and sandy-collared caracal.

Day 6-9 Northern Serengeti

Travel to the northern Serengeti by the Mara river where the grass is nutrient-rich and capable of offering the migratory herds a proper supply of food and water, this is the time and place to witness the Mara river crossing, see giant Nile crocodiles basking in the sun, waiting patiently in the water for the significant migration to enter in the area. You will have opportunities to catch the thrilling game action or perhaps even witness the river crossing, as the wildebeest and zebras endeavor one of the most challenging parts of their migration journey and cross over to Masai Mara

Day 10 Serengeti and home

It’s your last morning in the Serengeti, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps head out early for a short early morning game drive before traveling to the kogatende airstrip, to catch your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Upon pick-up make an optional stop a local shop with an abundance of wood calving, artifacts, painting, and crafts, afterward, rest at a day room and enjoy a firewall lunch in Arusha before leaving for your departure at Kilimanjaro airport.

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Based on 23 reviews
Malaki is an above and beyond safari guide and person Our 4-person Tanzania adventure with Malaki of Malaki Safaris was beyond expectations. Malaki’s combination of professionalism, warmth, knowledge, passion, and cultural connection made the trip phenomenal. Our itinerary took us to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Empakai, Lake Natron, and Central and Southern Serengeti. Every place awed us with the wildlife and scenery, and we enjoyed staying at a variety of lodges and tented camps, all in beautiful settings. We also spent 2 days hiking with local Maasai guides who taught us about some of their traditions and current realities facing pastoral people in Tanzania. Malaki is a skillful, responsive communicator, so trip planning was enjoyable rather than stressful. He provided suggestions, and he customized our safari according to preferences we expressed. A review below from September 2023 by tomtom771 highlights outstanding aspects of Malaki Safaris, all important to consider when splurging on a trip of a lifetime. Many Tanzania safari itineraries are similar, but it’s the guide who makes the biggest difference. Malaki is from a rural Maasai village, and he pursued his formal education in cities. He knows Tanzania’s landscapes, wildlife, and cultures from lived experience, and he truly loves sharing all of it. Our group had a particular interest in birds, and Malaki eagerly brushed up on his already impressive birding repertoire. When we had questions, Malaki usually had answers, and he often came back later with more information. He has stellar abilities maneuvering the jeep to maximize views and photo opportunities, and he manages to do so without ticking off other drivers. When one of our group members stayed on in Tanzania to do solo travel, Malaki continued to check in on him, occasionally arranging lodging or transfers as a courtesy. It’s not essential that one has a guide who you befriend and hope to see again, but with Malaki we got the best of both worlds, an A+ safari and a talented guide who brightened every day.
A good, honest and knowledgeable guide! Malaki was highly recommended to us by a friend, and we had a great time with him on the 14-day tour he designed. He guided us at Tarangire National Park, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti NP. He worked with us on our budget and is a good communicator. He was very patient, knowledgeable with animals and birds and his pleasant personality made our adventure lots of fun! You could tell that he’s been guiding tours for many years. Other guides respected him and he has good contacts in the area. We stayed in a variety of lodges/tented camps, all pleasant and at times luxurious. If you want an honest guide with good morals and great experience, you can’t go wrong with Malaki.
Renato M
Renato M
5 day safari Great guide, speaks excellent english! Perfectly organized trip with great accommodations! He was not just our guide and secure driver but become a friend and was a member of our group! Great experience and absolutely recommandatable!
Unvergesslich Schön Overall for our safari was an unforgettable and, most likely, a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. However, if we are ever fortunate enough to go on another safari in the Serengeti, we will definitely use Malakisafaris Safaris again. For anyone considering a personal safari tour, they should book with Malakisafaris Safaris and here is why… A. Our Malakisafaris team was very organized and provided clear communication and great service from the time we began the scheduling/reservation process early on until the time we departed Tanzania to come back home. Everyone that we interfaced with was very friendly, personable and always answered our questions to our satisfaction. B, Once in the Serengeti, our safari driver/guide was excellent. We always felt safe in the vehicle and he was an absolute expert at spotting animals on our game drives. In fact, very informative. We where very impressed with our guide’s extensive knowledge of the African cultures, animals, etc., that we experienced. C. Our vehicle was always clean and comfortable, obviously well maintained and reliable on the trail. The vehicle was always well stocked with drinks, bottled water and snacks. The seats even had extra top cushions to protect our hind parts from the daily “African Massage” provided by the trails. D. All of the accommodations provided at the various camp/overnight locations exceeded our expectations. Each of the tented camps/lodges that we stayed at in tarangire, the Serengeti National Park, and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, were in beautiful natural settings and were conveniently located for the daily game drives. E. The food, and the food service, was very good and the in-camp meals were delivered/provided in unexpectedly formal dining areas. This was tent dining at its finest, but it really wasn’t tent dining at all! We were all surprised at how nice all of the dining areas were. Therefore, keep up the great work, the high standards and thank you folks for a wonderful vacation! You will not go wrong choosing Malakisafaris to organize your trip
Kai H
Kai H
Great 7-day Safari in late October We had a fantastic trip with Malaki, visiting the National Parks of Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Central and North Serengeti. Excellent service, with plenty of water, cookies, plugs for camera and phones while the car was always clean (not easy given the dusty roads). Most importantly Malaki is a safe driver, excellent in spotting animals (we were alone in spotting a rhino, a lioness on the hunt and wildebeest crossing the Mara river) and knows the best spots to take pictures (he worked a few years for National Geographic). He knows most of the camps and their managers so that we could have our lunch box and a free tour in some of the most stunning places in the Serengeti and Tarangire. Furthermore, he is an interesting person with lots of knowledge of Tanzania and the animals you encounter, so I can fully recommend him if you want to organize a Safari in Tanzania.
kathy s
kathy s
My second tour with Malakisafaris Another amazing adventure in Africa with Malakisafaris. Once again, Malaki delivered with a great tour of Kenya and Masai Mara by Onesmu. Malaki was our second guide and didn't miss a beat. The animal behavior info and knowledge of culture and country makes for a robust adventure in an amazing country. THANK YOU!!!
Erin S
Erin S
masai mara the safari was more than I could have imagined. both Malaki and Onesmus were INCREDIBLE guides, with knowledge on any topic we asked them, We learned about the animals, the jungle, Kenyan culture, government and so much more. Onesmus was a great driver, with an amazing energy and laugh. It was clear that both Malaki and Osesmus love their job, love sharing their country and truly respect the animals.
No tourist traps - Malaki Safaris are exceptionally! Our family of four including a 9 and 6 year old went on a 6 day safari with Malaika. The whole experience was amazing. We were impressed by the guiding knowledge and absolutely blown-away with Malaikas ability to accommodate our kids. From a smaller height Jeep to allow kids views to a specialized itinerary was only the beginning. Malaika truly enjoys kids. We highly recommend Malaika Safaris.
Shukti N
Shukti N
Ngoragora and Sarengeti The Safari experience was an unforgettable, fantastic and amazing journey. With a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced guide to educate us on the animals and their whereabouts made the tour phernorminal. 100% go again with Malachi. It was also a safe, fun and humourous trip!! Thank you!
Amazing Malaki himself runs these tours. He’s top tier, does a first class experience. Go to the Legendary Lodge. Don’t go to Rhino lodge.