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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Amboseli Kilimanjaro KENYA Africa
Group of zebras in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Buffalo at Lake Manyara
Cheetah, Serengeti National Park
Game drive, Serengeti
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stone Town, Zanzibar

Ultimate Tanzania

8 day Safari – from £2545

With flights from £3225

Discover the very best of Tanzania, including the game-covered rolling plains of the Serengeti and scenic wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater. Travel by 4×4 and choose from two different grades of accommodation.

Highlights:
  • Enjoy game drives on the wildlife-rich plains of the Serengeti
  • View the towering baobabs of Tarangire
  • Spot the ‘Big Five’ at the impressive Ngorongoro Crater
  • Discover the forests and lake ecosystems of Manyara

Your Itinerary

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If you would like to add a Zanzibar beach stay after your Tanzania safari just let us know.

Amboseli Kilimanjaro KENYA Africa

Day 1 – Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The Ultimate…

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The Ultimate Tanzania offers a choice of Boutique or Deluxe accommodation and 2 departures a week so there is something for everyone. The rest of the day is yours to relax, unwind and prepare for your safari adventure.

Ilboru Safari Lodge: (Boutique up to 30 May 2024) – Nestled on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru on the outskirts of Arusha and features an impressive 22m swimming pool.

Forest Hill Lodge – (Boutique from 31 May 2024), offers an open woodland setting with facilities that include a swimming pool offering magnificent views of Mt Meru.

Arusha Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Overlooking Lake Duluti and offers cottage-style rooms amongst the tranquil gardens.

Amboseli Kilimanjaro KENYA Africa
Group of zebras in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Day 2 – Tarangire National Park

This morning is at leisure before departing Arusha after lunch with the rest of the group….

This morning is at leisure before departing Arusha after lunch with the rest of the group. Pass through the Masai Steppe filled with picturesque villages and plantations of maize, coffee and bananas. At the town of Makuyuni continue to Tarangire National Park and enjoy game viewing as you continue to your lodge.

The park is famous for its large elephant population as well as zebra, giraffe and other plains animals. In the evening swap tales of your big game adventures with other travellers over dinner at your lodge.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp: (Boutique) Located on the shores of Lake Burunge in the migratory corridor between Manyara and Tarangire. There are 20 luxury tents and 10 thatched lodge rooms nestled in the shady bush with spectacular views towards Tarangire National Park and the lake.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge: (Deluxe) Hidden among the kopjes and ancient baobab of the park, the comfortable rooms are housed in buildings with conical roofs and there is an outdoor pool to cool off in on those hot afternoons.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Group of zebras in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Buffalo at Lake Manyara

Day 3 – Lake Manyara

After breakfast enjoy a game drive through the baobab tree-lined park and Silale swamp in search…

After breakfast enjoy a game drive through the baobab tree-lined park and Silale swamp in search of its large lion prides and elephant herds, before returning to the lodge for lunch.

This afternoon drive north through the park and to the town of Makayuni where the journey progresses up the scenic escarpment to your lodge.

Manyara Lakeview Oasis – formerly Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp: (Boutique) Comprising of ten canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the lake.

Serena Manyara: (Deluxe) is positioned on top of the towering escarpment offering spectacular views over the lake and rooms housed in circular two-storey “rondavels”.  Hotel may be substituted for Kilimamoja which has equally impressive views.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Buffalo at Lake Manyara
Cheetah, Serengeti National Park

Day 4 – Serengeti National Park

This morning descend the escarpment on a game drive into the Lake Manyara National Park to…

This morning descend the escarpment on a game drive into the Lake Manyara National Park to seek out the prolific animal and birdlife in the forests and by the lake shore. After lunch back at the lodge, begin the scenic journey through the Crater Highlands and on through the vast game-filled plains of the famous Serengeti National Park, approximately four hours away.

Kati Kati: (Boutique) is located in the central Serengeti and offers comfortable tented accommodation with bucket showers, flush toilets and solar-powered electricity. Meals are served in a cosy mess tent and a campfire provides a cosy ambience for pre-dinner drinks.

Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Seamlessly blending into an acacia-lined ridge, offering panoramic views from its characterful stone-built, thatched ‘rondavels’.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cheetah, Serengeti National Park
Game drive, Serengeti

Day 5 – Serengeti National Park

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. Scene of many wildlife documentaries, this…

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. Scene of many wildlife documentaries, this park has thrilled travellers and writers for generations with its annual wildebeest and zebra migration. Vast herds follow the rains looking for fresh pastures whilst in hot pursuit are the big cats, picking off their prey – a magical sight to see! Instead of the morning game drive it is possible to book an exhilarating hot air balloon flight (at extra cost) for a birds-eye perspective.

You are sure to see some of Africa’s Big 5 today so don’t forget to take binoculars and camera.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Game drive, Serengeti
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater

Today leave the Serengeti behind and head for the Ngorongoro Crater with a stop en route…

Today leave the Serengeti behind and head for the Ngorongoro Crater with a stop en route for a picnic lunch. Enjoy beautiful scenery, as the grassy plains give way to the lush mountain greenery of the Crater Highlands en route to your your lodge.

Tloma Lodge (Boutique) offers 24 cottages built in colonial plantation style. Located on the top of a valley, the lodge has fantastic views over a coffee plantation and the walls of the Ngorongoro crater.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Blends into the hillside with its rocky facade cloaked in indigenous vines. The rooms  are looped around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony and wonderful views of the crater below.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a full day inside the Crater with a picnic lunch. With its stunning scenery and…

Spend a full day inside the Crater with a picnic lunch. With its stunning scenery and plentiful wildlife, it’s not hard to see why Ngorongoro is rated one of the top destinations in Africa and now included in the seven natural wonders of the world. The Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is home to a diverse range of habitats including forest, swamps, lakes and open grasslands.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Stone Town, Zanzibar

Day 8 – Arusha and farewell

After breakfast it is time to head back to Arusha, where your safari concludes after lunch….

After breakfast it is time to head back to Arusha, where your safari concludes after lunch. You can extend your stay in Arusha or head off to the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar for a relaxing stay at a beachfront resort.

    Breakfast and lunch
Stone Town, Zanzibar

Your Itinerary

If you would like to add a Zanzibar beach stay after your Tanzania safari just let us know.

Day 1

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Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The Ultimate Tanzania offers a choice of Boutique or Deluxe accommodation and 2 departures a week so there is something for everyone. The rest of the day is yours to relax, unwind and prepare for your safari adventure.

Ilboru Safari Lodge: (Boutique up to 30 May 2024) – Nestled on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru on the outskirts of Arusha and features an impressive 22m swimming pool.

Forest Hill Lodge – (Boutique from 31 May 2024), offers an open woodland setting with facilities that include a swimming pool offering magnificent views of Mt Meru.

Arusha Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Overlooking Lake Duluti and offers cottage-style rooms amongst the tranquil gardens.

Amboseli Kilimanjaro KENYA Africa

Day 2

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Tarangire National Park

This morning is at leisure before departing Arusha after lunch with the rest of the group. Pass through the Masai Steppe filled with picturesque villages and plantations of maize, coffee and bananas. At the town of Makuyuni continue to Tarangire National Park and enjoy game viewing as you continue to your lodge.

The park is famous for its large elephant population as well as zebra, giraffe and other plains animals. In the evening swap tales of your big game adventures with other travellers over dinner at your lodge.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp: (Boutique) Located on the shores of Lake Burunge in the migratory corridor between Manyara and Tarangire. There are 20 luxury tents and 10 thatched lodge rooms nestled in the shady bush with spectacular views towards Tarangire National Park and the lake.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge: (Deluxe) Hidden among the kopjes and ancient baobab of the park, the comfortable rooms are housed in buildings with conical roofs and there is an outdoor pool to cool off in on those hot afternoons.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Group of zebras in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Day 3

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Lake Manyara

After breakfast enjoy a game drive through the baobab tree-lined park and Silale swamp in search of its large lion prides and elephant herds, before returning to the lodge for lunch.

This afternoon drive north through the park and to the town of Makayuni where the journey progresses up the scenic escarpment to your lodge.

Manyara Lakeview Oasis – formerly Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp: (Boutique) Comprising of ten canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the lake.

Serena Manyara: (Deluxe) is positioned on top of the towering escarpment offering spectacular views over the lake and rooms housed in circular two-storey “rondavels”.  Hotel may be substituted for Kilimamoja which has equally impressive views.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Buffalo at Lake Manyara

Day 4

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Serengeti National Park

This morning descend the escarpment on a game drive into the Lake Manyara National Park to seek out the prolific animal and birdlife in the forests and by the lake shore. After lunch back at the lodge, begin the scenic journey through the Crater Highlands and on through the vast game-filled plains of the famous Serengeti National Park, approximately four hours away.

Kati Kati: (Boutique) is located in the central Serengeti and offers comfortable tented accommodation with bucket showers, flush toilets and solar-powered electricity. Meals are served in a cosy mess tent and a campfire provides a cosy ambience for pre-dinner drinks.

Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Seamlessly blending into an acacia-lined ridge, offering panoramic views from its characterful stone-built, thatched ‘rondavels’.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cheetah, Serengeti National Park

Day 5

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Serengeti National Park

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. Scene of many wildlife documentaries, this park has thrilled travellers and writers for generations with its annual wildebeest and zebra migration. Vast herds follow the rains looking for fresh pastures whilst in hot pursuit are the big cats, picking off their prey – a magical sight to see! Instead of the morning game drive it is possible to book an exhilarating hot air balloon flight (at extra cost) for a birds-eye perspective.

You are sure to see some of Africa’s Big 5 today so don’t forget to take binoculars and camera.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Game drive, Serengeti

Day 6

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Ngorongoro Crater

Today leave the Serengeti behind and head for the Ngorongoro Crater with a stop en route for a picnic lunch. Enjoy beautiful scenery, as the grassy plains give way to the lush mountain greenery of the Crater Highlands en route to your your lodge.

Tloma Lodge (Boutique) offers 24 cottages built in colonial plantation style. Located on the top of a valley, the lodge has fantastic views over a coffee plantation and the walls of the Ngorongoro crater.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge: (Deluxe) Blends into the hillside with its rocky facade cloaked in indigenous vines. The rooms  are looped around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony and wonderful views of the crater below.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 7

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Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a full day inside the Crater with a picnic lunch. With its stunning scenery and plentiful wildlife, it’s not hard to see why Ngorongoro is rated one of the top destinations in Africa and now included in the seven natural wonders of the world. The Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is home to a diverse range of habitats including forest, swamps, lakes and open grasslands.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 8

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Arusha and farewell

After breakfast it is time to head back to Arusha, where your safari concludes after lunch. You can extend your stay in Arusha or head off to the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar for a relaxing stay at a beachfront resort.

    Breakfast and lunch
Stone Town, Zanzibar

Meals & Inclusions

7 nights accommodation
7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Travel by 4×4 vehicle
Game drives led by an expert guide
National Park fees
Arrival and departure transfers

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • An upgrade to deluxe lodges from £52
  • A Zanzibar beach stay after your safari
  • A stopover in Dubai on your way home

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Africa Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Ultimate Tanzania

8 day Safari – from £2545

With flights from £3225

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include meals where shown. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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