Serengeti Adventure 10 Days

Day by Day Itinerary

Embark on a breathtaking 10-day journey through Tanzania’s heartland with Northern Masailand Safaris. Experience the rich tapestry of wildlife, culture, and landscapes that make this East African gem a must-visit destination. From the majestic plains of the Serengeti to the culturally rich Masai villages, each day is a new adventure. Tailored for first-time safari-goers and seasoned travelers alike, this itinerary is a blend of thrilling wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and unparalleled scenic beauty. Customizable to your preferences, whether it’s extra wildlife spotting or immersing in local cultures, we promise an unforgettable experience that resonates with your personal safari dream.

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Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania! Begin your journey in Arusha, a city nestled at the foot of Mount Meru. Check into one of our recommended accommodations like the Arusha Coffee Lodge or Rivertrees Country Inn, offering serene environments perfect for relaxation. Spend your day acclimatizing and exploring local markets, providing a vibrant introduction to Tanzanian culture.

Pro tip: Pack light layers for Arusha’s cooler evenings.

DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Journey to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its dense wildlife population. Check into Tarangire Treetops or Kuro Tarangire for an authentic bush experience. Explore the park on a guided game drive, witnessing herds of elephants and the unique baobab trees. The evening offers a chance to learn about the park’s ecosystem and conservation efforts.

Interesting fact: Tarangire is home to some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.

DAY 3: Full Day at Tarangire National Park

Dedicate this day to exploring more of Tarangire’s diverse habitats. Opt for a walking safari or a bird-watching excursion to see the park’s 550 bird species. Engage with local Maasai guides who offer insights into their traditional ways of life, fostering respectful cultural exchange. Stay another night at your chosen lodge, enveloped by the sounds of the African night.

DAY 4: Tarangire to Lake Manyara

Travel to Lake Manyara, famous for its flamingos and tree-climbing lions. Settle into accommodations like Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge or Escarpment Luxury Lodge. Experience a game drive in the park, marveling at the diverse ecosystems from savannah to marshland. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake, a perfect spot for bird enthusiasts.

DAY 5: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge or The Manor at Ngorongoro for luxurious comfort. This natural amphitheater is a haven for wildlife, including the rare black rhino. Spend the day on a comprehensive crater tour, learning about the area’s geological and wildlife significance.

DAY 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

Drive to the iconic Serengeti National Park. Check into Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti or Kubu Kubu Tented Camp. Your afternoon game drive provides a chance to witness the Great Migration (seasonal), an awe-inspiring display of natural wonder. Fact: The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world.

DAY 7-8: Exploring the Serengeti

Spend two full days in the Serengeti. Opt for a balloon safari at dawn for a breathtaking view of the park. Engage with local researchers at a conservation project to understand wildlife protection efforts. Evenings are for savoring traditional Tanzanian cuisine under the stars, sharing stories of the day’s sightings.

DAY 9: Serengeti to Arusha

Return to Arusha for a day of leisure or optional cultural tours. Visit a local coffee plantation or a Maasai market. Relax at Legendary Lodge or Arusha Serena Hotel, reflecting on your safari experiences.

DAY 10: Departure

Your adventure concludes with a transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport. As you bid farewell to Tanzania, carry with you memories of its landscapes, wildlife, and people.

Packing and Preparation Tips
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing with neutral colors
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Binoculars and camera with extra batteries
  • Reusable water bottle and snacks
  • Health: Malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations, first-aid kit
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nestorqa
nestorqa
2023-10-21
Excellent service, Since the beginning Henry was so firendly and responsible with all details, food in tours very good.. Excellent service, makes you feel good. Safe and confidentd, The safari experience is very proffesional and you will be able to ser what you look for
Carla Q
Carla Q
2023-10-11
Amazing destination and service! This tour was incredible. Henry did an amazing job of being meticulous, reliable, extremely pleasant, and interested in us and our trip. I contacted him from back home over WhatsApp, and he planned everything exactly according to my request. He was punctual and professional. Everything he promised, he carried out and was incredibly reliable. Not to mention the fact that the tour itself was beautiful. The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater were amazing and the animal experience is unlike any other anywhere else. We saw the “Big Five” plus many many more. A++++ . Would definitely recommend.!
TomaszS64
TomaszS64
2023-07-03
Excellent trip to Tanzania Dear Travelers, Lovers of Africa and African Expeditions! I would like to recommend you Northern Masailand Safaris. The office has been successfully operating on the tourism market in Tanzania for many years. The owner – Olanana - a young, ambitious man, open to people and perfectly understanding the needs of tourists. Why is it worth it? First of all, from the beginning, the Office was extremely helpful in planning trips, places to stay, excursion routes, flights, car transfers, etc. Internet or telephone communication, it has always been up to the task. Therefore, it was possible to transparently choose my first Tanzania itinerary. Starting from the arrival to Dar El Salaam, transfer by ferry to the island of Zanzibar, selection of comfortable hotel facilities, to the further trip to the Safari, everything was done to the proverbial "last button". Thanks to this, being a traveler individually implementing individual points of this trip, I had no problems with security, plane tickets, care of guides. There were also no problems with private off-road trips and overnight stays on a few-day Safari. All these images, videos from the trip and photos will remain in my memory, and I recommend you to realize and fulfill your own dreams with the Northern Masailand Safaris. You will not be disappointed! Tomasz Salata Poland
Goku k
Goku k
2022-08-27
Très bonne expérience Safari à petit budget !! 😊 Nous avons organisé un Safari de 3j de dernière minute avec Northern Masailand au parc de Tarenguire, Ngorongoro Cratere et Lac Manyara. Nous avions un petit budget. Le contact avec Henry a été excellent tout au long des trois jours. Il a été transparent sur les méthodes de paiements. Le programme a été respecté avec des adaptations car nous avions des impératifs au niveau des vols. Je ne peux que recommander cette agence pour vos voyages à Arusha ! Merci Henry et à une prochaine fois 😊😊😊
Tugba T
Tugba T
2022-08-01
Very unique and memoriable experience Me and my husband took a trip to Tanzania and I, by chance, found Henry on the net. He has been very very responsive from the begining and tailored the whole 8 days based on our wishes and budget. He assigned us a great guide, Mashek, who definitely has eagle eyes and great sense of humour. We went on a limited budget yet everything was fine and well organized. We also had 1.5 days in Zanzibar- due to tide- we could not enjoy blue waters as in pictures yet had very different experience walking on the sea at 6.00 am to watch fisherman and walk with ladies on the sea for catching crabs. We definitely suggest Henry and Mashek (our guide) for your trip to Tanzania and thank them. (We took some child clothes and toys, the children were happy to receive them, so why not some joy to local kids!)
Maria Fernanda Gomez
Maria Fernanda Gomez
2022-07-26
AMAZING EXPERIENCE - Machame Route to Kilimanjaro THIS TRIP WAS AMAZING! It's the best experience I've had in my life! I did a 6 day Machame route to Kilimanjaro, and Henry helped me create a tailored plan for achieving this dream. The tour exceeded my expectations, making it private and luxurious even in camping conditions. My guide Leo and porter Denis made the best team, taught me a lot, and made this trip unforgettable. The team is very friendly and experienced, which makes going to the top a once in a lifetime experience. Northern Masailand Safaris is definitely the best company for doing your Kilimanjaro trip.
Vicky Mantilla
Vicky Mantilla
2022-07-26
The Best! Henry is the best forever and ever. He has the best quality tours with the best price. He is vey organized and he has a beautiful soul. You can trust him your life . He organized everything perfect . I recommend him 100% Better imposible!❤️❤️❤️ If you want to travel to Tanzania you should choose him and his company .
Rene F
Rene F
2022-07-07
Best adventure holiday we've ever had! Henry put together this great trip for us. It was a private 14 day Safari for my wife and I. We had a great time and really enjoyed the whole safari. One of the highlights of our trip was the reception and stay at the Boma at the Osigilai Maasai lodge. The elder was a wonderful man and very informative about the Maasai culture. All the people were wonderful and treated us like royalty. We got to see all of the animals in the Serengeti and it was really fun to watch the many groups of wildebeest and zebras as they began their trip in the great migration. The lodges and tents exceeded our expectations.and our guides, Edward and Benjamin, were terrific. We enjoyed spending time with them. We love Tanzania and hope to visit again.
Laura S
Laura S
2022-03-19
You will be excited with premium service We had a great 6 days safari with Northern Masailand Safaris and I will recommend to my connections. I enjoyed working with Henry during the planning. He gave us premium advice about the safari and responded quickly to all my questions. Our guide, Elias, was really fun and knowledgeable on almost any matter. He spotted lots of birds for us and, even make us see very Closer , Our luxury tented camp in the Serengeti National Park was excellent! I'm so glad that we visited Tanzania through NorthernMasailand Safaris. We will organise bigger groups and come back again.
Preston G
Preston G
2022-01-25
African Taste!! Excellent Safari Our 5 days Safari in Tanzania through Northern Masailand Safaris had been with highly appreciated, Henry arranged us from beginning to the end of our Safari, We saw the bi five in Serengeti National with the Wildebeest Migration Safari. Our accommodation to the entire Safari was perfect, we had Swahili food at African Kitchen in Arusha before starting our safari, African Kitchen provides an excellent food Africa test, If you go Tanzania, Arusha you should as Northern Masailand Safaris team to take you at African Kitchen. I can recommend this company to everyone.
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