Iconic East African Safari Tours
Traverse vast savannas, witness thrilling wildlife encounters, and immerse yourself in the ancient traditions of the Maasai people. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and breathtaking landscapes at every turn, this safari promises to be a life-changing adventure you'll cherish forever. 12 Day East Africa Safari to Kilimanjaro Day Trip, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park , Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.
Embark on a 12-day East Africa Safari, an exhilarating journey through the region’s iconic landscapes. Begin with the majesty of Kilimanjaro Day Trip, setting the stage for adventure.
Explore the diverse ecosystems of Tarangire National Park, witness the awe-inspiring Serengeti, and descend into the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Encounter the unique charm of Lake Manyara National Park, known for its flamingos and diverse wildlife.
Guided by experts, each day unveils new wonders, from thrilling game drives to cultural experiences.
This comprehensive safari promises an immersive exploration of East Africa’s natural beauty, blending landscapes, wildlife, and cultural encounters for an unforgettable journey. Book now for a 12-day adventure that captures the essence of this captivating region.
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550+ East African safari packages with 154 reviews. After an early breakfast leave the lodge with a picnic lunch and descend 2200 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, the only perfectly preserve caldera in the world. Your trip to East Africa start anytime as you wish to plan and start. Just give us your call/email and we can arrange it according to your needs and preference.
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the Hotel overnight at The Grand Melia Arusha. Dinner, breakfast
Day 2: Kilimanjaro Day Hike - Mandara Hut
On the first day, you will start your Affordable Kilimanjaro Day Hike, we will drive you about 2 hrs through Kilimanjaro in the morning from the semi-tropical foothills to the Marangu area which situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last-minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb. From the cluster of buildings at the gate, it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut.
Late in the evening back to Arusha Grand Melia Arusha, Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 3: Arusha- Arusha National Park
Luxury African Safari Tour Packages: You will depart from Arusha Town in the morning with your private guide and travel to Arusha National Park, which’s only a short 40-minute drive from Arusha Town. Your day trip includes a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater which is well known as the “Little Ngorongoro”. Best East Africa Safari Tours.
After a delicious picnic lunch, you will continue your safari within the Arusha National Park. Luxury African Safari Lodges. After plenty of time observing the wildlife + Walking Safari in Arusha National park, you will return to Arusha for Dinner and an overnight stay at Grand Melia Arusha
Day 4-5: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Amazing African Safari tours and Holidays: We will collect you from your hotel after breakfast in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, Hemmingway often went on big game safari in East Africa. During the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken to Tarangire Kitela Lodge or a similar lodge overnight. Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 6, 7 & 8 Serengeti National Park: Luxury African Safari
African Family Safaris: Departure from Tarangire National park via Karatu passing Ngorongoro highland immersed to world endless plain park. The park dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full-day game drive. Or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area. Between December and May, the huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen. The calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. or other similar Serengeti Kubu kubu Luxury Tented lodge/ or Lahia Serengeti Luxury Safari Lodge. Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Best Luxury African Safari Vacations Tours: The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, you will leave the plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge directly on the Ngorongoro Crater’s edge with a view over the collapsed volcano. It is a perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner at sunset. Dinner, breakfast, lunch. Ngorongoro melia lodge
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater-Lake Manyara
African Safari Holidays: Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck, you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Lake Manyara escarpment where you will overnight at Lake Manyara Kilima Moja Luxurious Safari Lodge. Dinner, breakfast, Lunch.
Day 11: Lake Manyara national park to Arusha town
Luxury Africa Safaris and Tours: After a lovely breakfast, we leave for Lake Manyara National park for your Safari in East Africa. A full-day game with picnic lunch boxes. This Park with its shallow alkaline lake stretches along the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake Manyara attracts thousands of birds, including huge flocks of flamingos. Other animals in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hippos. Also a Masai giraffe as well as troops of boisterous baboons and monkeys in the forests. After a game drive in the park, you will ascend to the Ngorongoro highlands, where you will overnight on a campsite situated on the crater’s edge with magnificent views of the caldera below. Late afternoon drive to Arusha for overnight at the Grand Melia Arusha Dinner, breakfast.
Day 12: Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be taken to the Arusha city tour walk. Then after lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport. depending on the flight you will stay near/close the airport refreshing before boarding your home outbound flight.
Included Best East African Safari Tours
- 10 Nights safari accommodation
- Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- En-route game viewing from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
- 5-6hrs Ngorongoro Crater tour
- The government imposed an increase in park fees
- Park entrance fees (for non-residents)
- Round-trip airport transfer (pick up and drop off)
Safari transportation (unless labeled as optional
- 18% VAT, Increase of entry by government 2023/2024
Excluded Best East African Safari Tours
- International flights (from / to home)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Tips (tipping guideline 15 USD per person per day).
- Internal flights
Bring Best East African Safari Tours
- A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
- Comfortable shoes
Bath towels, pillow, toilet paper