Arusha Adventure

Wildlife Arusha, Tanzania

Enter Arusha – gateway to adventure with a frothing, bubbling, bountiful mix of mountaineers and explorers. Nestle in the footsteps of Mt Meru as you join other adventurers preparing to go on Safari or climb Mt Meru or Mt Kilimanjaro. With easy access to the Northern Safari circuit of Tanzania, you can enjoy the hustle, bustle and exciting nightlife of this cosmopolitan city before you explore the Tanzanian wilderness. Enjoy great food, excellent accommodation, great parties, and colourful markets.

Location by Vervet Safari & Tours Tanzania

Packages at this location

Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar 13 Days Wildlife

Craters, cradles, and coastlines. Catch all the excitement as you safari through the best parts of Tanzania. Descend into the wonders and riches of the Ngorongoro Crater. Be astounded by the cradle of civilisation in the Olduvai Gorge. Soak up the atmosphere at the hot-lake in Lake Manyara National Park. Roam the Serengeti with prey and predator alike. Finish your holiday with sun and surf on the magnificent Zanzibar coast.

You will enjoy excellent accommodation on your safari and holiday. Including a luxury tented camp, and comfortable inns and lodges.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha airport. Meet and Greet by our representative and transfer to Arusha for overnight stay.

Day 2 Arusha – Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Be collected from the hotel of your choice in Arusha and set off for Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the ride through beautiful vistas of Mount Meru and unspoilt sceneries, Enjoy safari drives within this picturesque National Park, later drive to Manyara. Overnight at lodge/tented camp in Lake Manyara National Park on Full Board Basis.

Day 3 Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Enjoy your wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara with packed lunch, later transfer to lodge/ tented camp in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Crater below from the terrace. Overnight at lodge/tented camp in Ngorongoro on Full Board Basis.

Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Enjoy a half day of safari drives inside the crater in a private vehicle. Return to the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon relax and enjoy the facilities of this beautiful lodge or embark on optional activities like short nature walks, visit the Masaai Bomas, etc. Overnight at lodge/tented camp in Ngorongoro on Full Board Basis.

Day 5,6,7 Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park
Journey to the Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, commonly named as “The Cradle of Mankind”-an archaeological excavation site and museum where fossils of ‘Early East Africa Man’ were discovered. See the Wildebeest Migration Safari Enroute to the accommodation. Enjoy safari drives within this vast savannah enjoying the many splendours that Serengeti has to offer. Activities available: Full day safari drives nature walks in the Serengeti Plains from selected lodges/tented camps night safari drives from selected lodges/tented camps; balloon safari at dawn. Overnight at lodge/tented camp in Serengeti National Park on Full Board Basis.

Day 8 Serengeti – Zanzibar
Transfer to airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by Vervet safari representative and transferred to a hotel in Stone Town. Afternoon at leisure walk around the hotel area and get to know the locality. Overnight at hotel in Stone Town on Half Board Basis.

Day 9,10,11,12 Zanzibar Stone Town – Zanzibar Beach
After breakfast, embark on day’s activities (to be selected from a range of activities) and in the evening transfer to Zanzibar beach (North, East or South Coast). Enjoy a few days on the Zanzibar coast staying at the beach hotel on Half Board Basis.
Day 13 Zanzibar Beach – Dar es Salaam
A Vervet Safari representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam to a hotel of your choice or for your onward flight to your home country.

All year round

3-Day Essence of Tanzania Wildlife

Distil Tanzania down to its most essential elements. Spend 3 days revelling in the best Tanzanian safari locations as you search and discover the essence of Tanzania. Be dwarfed by the Baobab trees at Tarangire National Park which make the numerous elephants seem small. Get lush in Lake Manyara National Park with a startling array of flora and fauna, dance with flamingos and climb trees with lions. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for an other-worldly experience of majestic diversity.

  • Meals as listed

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • Park fees (For non-residents)

Stay in our excellent accommodation at Mawe Ninga Camp and Pakulala Tented Camp

Day 1 Tarangire National Park
Be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 8 am and taken to Tarangire. Famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zone. The park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. Accommodation: Mawe Ninga Camp.

Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park (and transfer to Ngorongoro)
Journey to Lake Manyara. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. Some unique facts about this park include the tree climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. Some extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro for overnight. Accommodation: Pakulala Tented Camp

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
Start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. Ngorongoro Crater is considered one the wonders of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. After some fantastic game viewing, you will ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm although we can be flexible if needed (i.e. flight to catch).

All year round

The following items are not included in the price quoted:

• International flights(From/to home)
• Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
• Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

4 Days Awesome Safari Wildlife

Hippos, hot-lakes and hospitality. No time to hang your head or shut your eyes, as excitement and adventure keep rolling past your eye-line. Soak up the atmosphere at the hot-lake in Lake Manyara National Park. Roam the Serengeti with prey and predator alike. Lunch with hippopotami and dance with pink flamingos in the Ngorongoro Crater. All this plus excellent accommodation and food. Spend a fabulous four days living the African dream.

  • Meals as listed

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • Park fees (For non-residents)

You will enjoy excellent accommodation on your safari. Including a luxury tented camp, and comfortable inns and lodges.

Day 1 Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Be collected from Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Lake Manyara for a half day wildlife drive. Stay at Eileen's Trees Inn for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Lake Manyara – Serengeti via Ngorongoro
Journey to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The transfer from Ngorongoro to Serengeti will take 2-3hours and will include an en route wildlife drive. At Serengeti enjoy the rest of the day on a wildlife drive. The great migration makes the Serengeti National Park an iconic location. Stay at the Serengeti Heritage luxury Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Serengeti- Ngorongoro Crater
Journey to the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day wildlife drive. Inside the crater is only the place where you can easily see the big five. Pink flamingos and different types of birds can be found in the crater. Picnic lunch will be close to the hippo pool. Stay at a lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Return to Arusha
Return to Arusha for the end of your safari.

All year round

The price quoted does not include the following:

• International flights(From/to home)
• Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
• Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

About the location

Accommodation

Arusha offers plenty of accommodation options from low-end budget accommodation to excellent hotels in leafy suburbs.

Location

Take a break from the rigours of Africa in Arusha. A large cosmopolitan city in North Eastern Tanzania and capital of the Arusha region. On the Eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha offers excellent access to Mt Meru, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and the Serengeti National Park. You will find plenty to do whilst in Arusha. Enjoy a vibrant nightlife with clubs and pubs. Shop up a storm at the fabulous Masai Market or the Cultural Heritage Centre. Or discover more about the birthplace of humanity at the National Natural History Museum. You can fly directly to Arusha through the Kilimanjaro International Airport which is 60 kilometres away from the city.

Food

You will find a fabulous array of food options in Arusha from budget vendors to exclusive restaurants – with options for most diets and tastes. During your safari or package holiday meals will be provided as per the itinerary. If you are a carnivore you really should try Nyama Choma whilst in Tanzania. Usually, goat, chicken or fish, grilled over charcoal served with grilled banana or ugali. Also, make sure you get a taste of a particularly Northern Tanzania dish Mchemsho, a meat-based stew or broth, usually made for special occasions as the ingredients are not cheap. Vegetarians should enjoy some Ndizi Kaanga, fried plantains, usually unsweetened, but some people like to sprinkle a little sugar on top.

Activities

Excellent Safaris with no limits on mileage or time. Highly knowledgeable and friendly guides. Comfortable accommodation. Excellent planning and safari management. Relaxation in fabulous Zanzibar.

Amenities

Available activities

  • Excursions