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9-Day Tanzania Complete – Exclusive (Private Tour)

from $7,000.00
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All about the 9-Day Tanzania Complete – Exclusive (Private Tour).

This luxury tour takes in some of the best national parks and conservation areas in the north of Tanzania. You will visit Arusha national park, Lake Manyara & Tarangire national park, the Serengeti and the Ngorogoro Crater. You will and at the lovely Lake Duluti. The accommodation has been chosen for its location, comfort, and excellence.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Services of professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Park & Conservancy entrance fees
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser
  • Daily Game Drives
  • Cultural village fees
  • Airport transfers per itinerary
  • 1 pair of binoculars, maps and guide books
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses
  • International and Visa entry charges to Tanzania
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances-, emergency evacuation, etc.
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Tanzania

    Pass By: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
    Your driver/guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro Airport and drive you across Arusha town to the Arumeru River Lodge.

    Set on an old coffee plantation, this elegant lodge features beautiful cottages built in a mix of African and European styles. It has a nice swimming pool and lush green gardens. The perfect place to start your tour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Arumeru River Lodge
    Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha

  2. Day 2 Arusha National Park

    Pass By: Arusha National Park, Arusha National Park, Arusha Region
    After a tasty breakfast you will be picked up from the lodge. An hour’s drive will take you to Arusha National Park, a small but beautiful park offering a wide variety of spectacular landscapes at the foot of Mount Meru.

    Arusha N.P. is special because it is one of the few parks in Tanzania where you have the opportunity to do a safari on foot. This opportunity to get down to ground level with the animals is something that should not be missed! It is very exciting to approach animals on foot and a totally different experience than game-viewing by car. The walking safari takes 2-3 hours during which you cross the Jekukumia River and visit a beautiful waterfall where you can take a refreshing ‘shower’. Lunch will be at a nice picnic spot and then in the afternoon, you continue your safari by vehicle.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Arumeru River Lodge
    Luxury lodge located outside Arusha NP

  3. Day 3 Tarangire National Park

    Pass By: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha Region
    After an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the second national park of this trip; Tarangire National Park.

    Tarangire is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion. Also the birders will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present.
    Your guide will have a lunch-box for you so you can picnic at a beautiful spot in the park after which your safari continues. At the end of the safari you head for the Eco Science Luxury Lodge. This new and trendy lodge is a science centre as well. It is located on the edge of Tarangire National park at the centre of one of the migration roots to the Serengeti National park. Service is at a very high standard.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Eco Science Luxury Lodge
    Luxury lodge bordering Tarangire NP without fences

  4. Day 4 Lake Manyara National Park

    Pass By: Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha Region
    After an early breakfast, you will be observing game as you head towards a traditional village experience. Stretch your legs during a 2-3 hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings and listen to your guide who will tell you everything about the way of living in this village. After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. Together with the highly respected Miss Bibi you prepare a delicious Swahili meal.

    Your accommodation for tonight is the beautiful Escarpment luxury lodge. The location of this lodge is sublime overlooking the rift valley with Lake Manyara on the horizon. The modern and spacious rooms have all the luxury you want with even your own private butler!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Escarpment Luxury Lodge
    Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP

  5. Day 5 The Serengeti

    Pass By: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
    In the early morning you enter Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game-viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot: zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree climbing lions.

    Then the time has come for you to experience the most famous safari park: the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means ”endless plains” in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose.

    After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you will settle into a luxury tented camp, Mbuzi Mawe.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
    Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

  6. Day 6 Full day game drive in the Serengeti

    Pass By: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
    Early in the morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!

    We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you continue your safari back to Mbuzi Mawe where you have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
    Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

  7. Day 7 Last day in the Serengeti

    Pass By: Karatu, Karatu, Arusha Region
    Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti en route to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. While driving to the exit of the park, there is still plenty of chances to spot wildlife, so keep your eyes open.

    You will then continue to Karatu on the doorstep of the Ngorogoro crater which you will explore tomorrow. You will sleep in the luxury Acacia farm lodge overlooking the Ngorogoro forest. This trendy lodge has a nice large swimming pool and spa center to relax in the late afternoon.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Acacia Farm Lodge
    Luxury lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater

  8. Day 8 Ngorogoro Crater game drive

    Pass By: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region
    In the morning, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30,000 animals live on the crater floor!

    You will have your packed lunch in the crater and then travel back to Arusha where you stay in a very pleasant and comfortable lodge just outside Arusha town near Lake Duluti. In the late afternoon you can go for a stroll around Lake Duluti or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lake Duluti Lodge
    Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Duluti

  9. Day 9 Departure

    Pass By: Kilimanjaro Airport Road, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    oday is unfortunately the last day of your trip with Matoke Tours!

    Depending on the time your flight departs, there might be some time left today to take a dive in the pool, have a massage or take a yoga class. All activities today are at your own expense.

    Your driver/guide will take care of your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. If you do not want the fun to add contact Matoke tours for one of our exciting extensions to for example the tropical Island of Zanzibar!

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.