8 Days Northern Tanzania Safari

8 Days Best of Northern Tanzania Safari Package

A well-planned 8 Days Best of Northern Tanzania Safari Package takes you through the highlights of renowned parks of northern Tanzania. The tour starts at Tarangire, famous for its dense wildlife population then to Ngorongoro crater, which supports a year-round resident population of mammals. A visit to Serengeti is a must as the famous safari park hosts some of the famous world natural wonders, the Great Wildebeest Migration which is spiced with big game sighting thus manifesting its nickname. Serengeti is heaven that hosts over 3 million large mammals. Our 8 days Best Northern Tanzania safari will take you to Lake Manyara national park, an ornithologists’ paradise known for the elusive tree-climbing lions.

Tanzania Safaris and Tours
Tanzania Safaris and Tours

Quick tour details

Duration: 8 days (7 nights)

Number of People: Tailored

Starts/Ends: Arusha

Availability: All year round

Tour overview – 8 days Best of Northern Tanzania Safari

  • Day 01: Arrival in Arusha
  • Day 02: Tarangire National Park
  • Day 03: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 04 – 06: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 07: Serengeti – Karatu
  • Day 08: Lake Manyara National Park

Detailed day by day itinerary for 8 days Best of Northern Tanzania safari


Upon your arrival, you will be picked up from c. Your professional guide will answer all your queries regarding your upcoming safari and provide you with a short briefing as well. Afterward, you will be taken to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Dinner


Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park

Following an early morning breakfast at your accommodation, you leave Arusha for Tarangire National Park. This park covering approximately 2600 square kilometers is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, eland, and oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas. Expect to encounter large herds of elephants while here that are accustomed to vehicles.  You will enjoy your lunch at the park and later have an evening game drive before heading to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Following an early morning breakfast, you depart for the Ngorongoro conservation area, which sits at the rim of the Ngorongoro crater. An afternoon tour of the crater follows. The game drive begins with a 600m descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater. Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The crater supports a year-round resident population of a variety of wildlife and you can easily spot lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and other species of plain animals. The crater will truly leave you in awe of the beauty of creation as you will witness the existence of both carnivores and herbivores.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner


The following three days of your safari will be spent in Serengeti National Park, one of the top wildlife spots in the world. Our safari will take us via Olduvai Gorge. This is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of homo habilis, which is regarded as mankind’s first path of human evolution. An afternoon game drive at Serengeti follows home to more than 35 species of plains animals such as zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, among many others.

The park is the staging zone for one of the most spectacular events in the world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle head for the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of greener pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner


Wildebeests in Serengeti
Wildebeests in Serengeti

Following an early morning breakfast at your accommodation, you will head for a morning game drive in the national park before returning for lunch at your accommodation. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy it as you depart Serengeti to Karatu where you will have your dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner


After early morning breakfast at your accommodation, you will head out for an early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park where you will enjoy more of the sighting experience. The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of groundwater forests, acacia woodland, and open grassland along the lakeshore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the big five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the rift valley. We head back to the lodge for lunch and return to Arusha afterward.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of service


  • A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All Taxes/VAT
  •  Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Park fees
  •  All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  •  All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  •  Drinking water on all days


  •  International flights
  •  Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  •  The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  •  Alcohol drinks
  •  Services not mentioned in the program
  •  Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  •  Items of a personal nature