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12 day Tanzania Wildlife Safari

This safari is your journey to Tanzania’s top wildlife photography spots. Our experienced photography guide takes you through strategic stops for the best shots for the day. Your 12 days drive to the Ngorongoro crater through the Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti National Park captures the best wildlife spectacle in its natural habitat.

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Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be received by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Accommodation at Aura Safaris and Mission Tours has been handpicked to ensure that our guests get the best experience and a taste of Tanzania’s culture and hospitality after a long flight.

*Depending on your time of arrival, you may partake in an optional Excursion

Accommodation: Arusha - dinner and 1 night 

Day 2: Tarangire

Depart Arusha, after breakfast, and head out towards the Tarangire National Park. Arrive at the Tarangire national park in time for lunch. Drive through the baobab vegetation on the breathtaking water bodies introducing herds of elephant, gnus, zebra, wildebeest and the colorful bird life. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon rest. The late afternoon is on a game viewing safari to usher in the sunset.

Accommodation: Tarangire - 2 Nights and all meals 

Day 3: Tarangire

Full day is on game drives at the park with an optional picnic lunch to spice up your experience. The park has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. It is the only place to photograph the dry-country antelopes such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and the peculiar long-necked gerenuk

Day 4: Lake Manyara

You will be treated to an early morning game drive photographing the species within the Tarangire ecosystem. Drive back to your lodge for breakfast before departing for the Lake Manyara National Park with a game drive en route. Arrive at the Lake Manyara National Park in time for Lunch. Venture out at 1600 hrs for an evening game drive in search of wildlife within the park.

Accommodation:  - Lake Manyara 1 Night and all meals 

Day 5: Serengeti

Depart lake Manyara, after breakfast, headed to the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy scenic sightings enroute before arriving at the Serengeti in time for lunch. Venture out in the early evening in search of the big cats and the herbivores of the Serengeti Plains. You will arrive at your camp and have the evening at leisure

Accommodation:  - Amboseli 5 Nights and all meals 

Day 6-9 : Serengeti

You will spend complete days in the Serengeti exploring the park in search of game. Game drives are dependent on the wildlife migration patterns with a scheduled meetup to discuss the next day’s game drive in the evening. Although The annual wildebeest migration adds to the beauty of the healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the big five-named for the five most prized trophies taken by game hunters. Natural habitats include savannah grasslands dotted with acacia trees, magnificent rock outcroppings called kopjes, swamps, dense bush as well as streams and rivers. They provide different opportunities for tracking different animal’s species.

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Day 10: Ngorongoro

Depart the Serengeti after breakfast heading for the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Arrive at our lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon rest. The rest of the day is spent at leisure to relax and review images from your previous safari. 

Accommodation:  - Ngorongoro 2 Night and all meals 

Day 11: Ngorongoro

Start the day with an early breakfast before heading for the Ngorongoro crater. Descend the steep crater to start your early morning game drive at the floor of the wildlife-rich crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is an “eighth wonder of the natural world,” with over 20,000 animals thriving in its near perfect conditions. It is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area which covers more than 8,300 square kilometers. Your picnic lunch is at the carter before continuing with your afternoon game drive.

Day 12: Arusha

Early breakfast at the lodge signals your departure for Arusha. Enjoy your lunch in Arusha before being transferred to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight.

Accommodation: Arusha Not provided 

Note: Depending on your flight, accommodation after the Safari can be arranged at an extra cost.


- Arusha

- Tarangire

- Lake Manyara

- Serengeti

- Ngorongoro

- Arusha

Package Inclusions:

- 11 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • 1 night in Nairobi

  • 2 nights Masai Mara

  • 2 nights Amboseli

  • 1 night Tsavo West

  • 1 night Tsavo East

  • 3 nights Diani beach

- Accommodation varies from Luxury, Mid-range and budget.

-Meals as specified in the itinerary

- Includes wildlife  permits and game rangers fees.

- Tour guide and all Transportation including meet and greet services,airport transfers to Nairobi.

Package exclusions:

- International Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

-Travel expenses (unless covered by Aura Safaris).

-Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

- Alcoholic drinks unless provided as part of an activity.
Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

-Personal expenses

-Travel insurance

*Please read our Term and conditions. 

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