Our Discover Windhoek, Kalahari, Okavango, Victoria Falls 9 Day Safari package takes nature lovers across Southern Africa to three countries over nine days to explore the great outdoors in true African style. On this tour,…
- Northern Tanzania’s top safari destinations: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- Great game viewing and stunning Rift Valley scenery Tanzania
- The great wildebeest migration
- Guided walk through Victoria Falls- Mosi-o-Tunya (Seven natural wonders of the world)
- Lunch at the Lookout Café which is 120 metres above the Zambezi River
- Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset
- Transfers, most meals and accommodation included
- Adult (Ages 12+)
Day 1 – Arrive at Arusha Town
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha town to meet our professional guide (holding a sign board with your name on it) to collect and transport you to your place of accommodation which is approximately 1 hour away. If you prefer, we can arrange to collect you from the hotel.
The tour kicks off with a brief welcome meeting and the opportunity to enjoy some sightseeing in Arusha should you have enough time. Alternatively, relax after your international flights as there are no scheduled activities for the day.
In the evening, you’ll be taken out for a pleasant dinner at a favourite local restaurant. Here, you will learn all about the tribes, Tanzania and its beautiful surroundings. After a good fill of satisfying food and conversation, you will return to your hotel to wash up and rest.
Included Activities: Welcome meeting and educational restaurant dinner
Meals Included: Restaurant dinner
Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Arusha (Tanzania)
Optional Extra: Explore the city of Arusha
Day 2 – Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Around 8:30 am, after breakfast at your accommodation, you will be picked up by your driver-guide who will be your guardian friend and confident for the next 7 days. You will start your drive to Tarangire National park which is 2-3 hours away. Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris in Tarangire which is known for its high density of elephants. You will have a picnic lunch at a location within the park followed by game drives until early evening. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kichuguu camp, located inside Tarangire National Park. The camp offers guests an African flare, combining gourmet Swahili cuisine with Tanzanian service and style! Kichuguu Camp is perfectly situated in a quiet woodland between the Tarangire River basin and Silale Swamp.
Included Activities: Game drives
Meals Included: Hotel breakfast, packed picnic lunch and Swahili dinner
Accommodation: Luxury glamping
Day 3 – Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
In the early morning, you will receive a wakeup call with a hot cup of tea or coffee and breakfast at the camp. As you are camping near the river basin, which is full all year around, you have an excellent opportunity to spot many animals from the surrounding areas that come to the river for a drink. This is also a good opportunity to spot nocturnal animals such as lion or leopard. After breakfast, we will begin our journey to the entrance of the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will notice the cooler air of the Highlands before the Serengeti literally unfolds before you with rolling savannah planes.
The Serengeti is one of Africa’s utmost conservation areas where the annual Wildebeest Migration takes place from November to July. Throughout the year this park offers excellent game viewing opportunities. Your stay will be at Kiota camp in the centre of the Serengeti. With only twelve tents, the camp maintains a quiet presence within the surrounding woodlands and grasslands.
Included Activities: View Ngorongoro Crater, morning game drive, Serengeti National Park
Meals Included: Breakfast at camp, packed lunch and dinner at Kiota camp
Accommodation: Kiota Tented Glamping
Day 4 – Serengeti National Park
Waking up in the heart of the central Serengeti gives us access to year-round game viewing, especially in the Seronera Valley, famous for its healthy population of big cats. The Wildebeest Migration passes through twice a year too, around April/May and again in November. After breakfast we’ll embark on a morning game drive which will have a different feel to the south due to the animals that live in the short grass plains and kopjes of the north. Today you’ll have the option of either a full day game drive, or return to camp for lunch, afternoon siesta and then an evening drive to spot animals as the day cools.
Included Activities: Full day game drive
Meals Included: Camp breakfast, lunch and safari dinner
Accommodation: Kiota Tented Glamping
Day 5 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Sunrise game drive in Serengeti at 6am to view wildlife while making our way to the Ngorongoro Highlands before descending into the crater. Descending into the Ngorongoro crater is a highlight for most, a massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 species and home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. If you’re very lucky you may spot these all on one afternoon game drive. The annual wildebeest and zebra migration pass through Ngorongoro, with the area suddenly becoming home for another 1.7 million inhabitants from December to June. For bird enthusiasts you’ll be delighted to know the area has 500 species of bird, including ostrich, pelican, and flamingo. Depending on the season your stay will be at Chaka Mobile Camp which follows the wildebeest migration and moves seasonally from Northern Serengeti to Ndutu. An elegant camp with eleven ensuite tents and a team of highly trained staff, Chaka Camp offers privacy and comfort in the middle of the Serengeti wilderness.
Included Activities: Serengeti Game Drive, Ngorongoro Crater
Meals Included: Camp breakfast, packed lunch and camp dinner
Accommodation: Chaka Tented Glamping
Day 6 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Manyara
After breakfast you will drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area for an early morning game drive on your way to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smaller parks with a shallow, ephemeral lake no more than 4m deep. What it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty, with stunning landscapes from forests to flood plains and acacia woodlands. The unique landscapes offer a home for more than 400 species of birds, so this is truly a worthwhile stop for bird enthusiasts. If you are very lucky, you may glimpse the renowned “tree climbing” lions that live in the park.
To maximise our time in the park, picnic lunch will be had near the natural hot springs followed by an afternoon game drive before leaving to Karatu for your overnight stay. Karatu is a popular overnight stay for safari goers which is home to brightly colured tuk-tuks, Maasai herders, oxcarts and farmers.
Included Activities: Ngorongoro Conservation Area and afternoon Lake Manyara drive
Meals Included: Breakfast/refreshments at camp and packed lunch
Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Karatu
Day 7 – Lake Manyara to Kilimanjaro airport
On this morning, you will have breakfast at your camp before going on one last morning game drive before making our way to the airport. Note there is a bit of travel today to get to Kilimanjaro airport. Once at the airport it’s time to sadly bid farewell to your guide who will feel like part of the family after your adventure in Tanzania. You will be flying Kenya Airways which departs around 3pm and takes an hour to fly to Nairobi. After arriving in Nairobi, you will be transferred to a nearby hotel to relax and prepare for your journey to Victoria Falls.
Included Activities: Morning Game Drive and transfer to airport
Meals Included: Lodge breakfast, packed lunch
Accommodation: Nearby hotel overnight stay
Day 8 – Depart to Victoria Falls
On this day, rise early for your flight from Nairobi to Victoria Falls. You’ll be in the air for about 2 hours, arriving in Victoria Falls around 10am. Keep a look out for Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders) before landing. You will be met at the Victoria Falls airport by your Tamuka Travel guide, carrying a sign board with your name on it. You’re then transferred to the hotel.
To end the day, you go on a sunset cruise down the majestic Zambezi River. This is a fantastic time to be on the river to observe wildlife as they come down to the river for their last drink. You slowly make your way along the Zambezi River and witness one of the most beautiful sunsets on the African continent. You can experience nature’s beauty and splendour with a refreshing drink which is all inclusive. The Zambezi cruise takes around two hours, after which the enchanted allure of the evening settles over the river in time for the lanterns to come out with a wonderful three course dinner.
Included Activities: Sunset Cruise down the Zambezi
Meals Included: Breakfast on the plane, drinks on the Zambezi Cruise followed by 3 course dinner
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 9 – Victoria Falls Town
You’re picked from your hotel at 8:30 am after you have had a chance to relax and get some breakfast. You’re taken on a guided tour of Victoria Falls to witness one of the greatest shows on earth – the raging waters of the Zambezi River crashing into the Batoka Gorge. This experience takes you through parts of the Victoria Falls Rain forest to the cliffs opposite the massive cascade. From here, you get the best view of the main falls. Your local guide tells you interesting facts about the geology, wildlife, and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Get ready to witness the remarkable power of nature, and a spectacle you will remember for a lifetime. Please remember to bring cash to pay the park entrance fee at the gate.
Your local guide then takes you to Lookout Café where lunch is provided with a spectacular view. It is perched 120m above the turbulent rapids of the Zambezi River, which is undoubtedly the best view in Victoria Falls. You can select your lunch from the À la carte menu while you relax and take in the amazing views. Alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks can be bought from the cash bar.
This evening we’ll have a traditional Boma Dinner. Tonight, you’ll enjoy an indulgent dinner infused with Zimbabwean cuisine which is guaranteed to be an experience like no other! You will be assigned a waiter who looks after you during your dinner and show, explaining the various options available to you.
Included Activities: Guided tour of the falls and Boma dinner
Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, buffet dinner
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Day 10: Departure
Pending your onward travel arrangements, you still have the chance to do other activities or to visit the local market for souvenirs to take home before you depart.
• You need to organise your own international flights to Kilimanjaro Airport where this tour starts and ends in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. You can fly out of either Victoria Falls Airport Zimbabwe or Livingston Airport Zambia
• Tourists must book their own international flights to the above airports. All other transfers handled by Tamuka Travel.
• Airport transfers and accommodation are included
• Additional accommodation before and after the tour can be arranged at extra cost
• Comfortable vehicle (a 4×4 safari vehicle in parks, a minivan for transfers)
• Airport transfers
• All transportation (unless labelled as optional)
• All activities (unless labelled as optional)
• All accommodation (unless listed as an upgrade)
• All taxes/VAT
• Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
• Water and some soft drinks/refreshments
• All park fees
• Ngorongoro Crater service fee
• Services of driver-guide
• Flying Doctors Maisha Tourist cover
• Government taxes
• Accommodation before and after tour
• Personal items (souvenirs, visa fees, travel insurance, etc.)
• Meals, as specified in the day-by-day section
• Alcoholic beverages except on the Zambezi cruise
• Tips (tipping at your discretion – guideline is US$10.00 pp/day)
• Visa’s for Zimbabwe and Tanzania
Please ensure that you have the necessary visas for the tour. If you’re unsure about the visa requirements, please contact us. Note that you will need to disclose your nationality as indicated on your passport.