Tanzania Adventure Safari

10 days from $8,010 per person*
  • Try your hand at archery during a visit to a local Dorobo tribe.
  • Get to know the wildlife in Arusha National Park during guided walks.
  • Visit Lake Manyara in search of hippos, elephants, and more.
  • Explore Ngorongoro Crater with your personal expert guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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With its sweeping landscapes, abundant wildlife and diverse ethnicity, is it any wonder Mount Kilimanjaro chose to rise in Tanzania?

Experience the best Tanzania has to offer with your own local guide and private 4x4 vehicles. Set out each day in search of big cats, wondrous giraffes and playful colobus monkeys. Trek through some of the country’s greatest National Parks for a chance to encounter wildebeests, warthogs, baboons, hippos and elephants. And, when you’re craving a little human connection, meet the Datoga and Barbaig tribesmen who still forge spears and jewelry from local silver. In the evenings, relax in charming tented camps that offer intimate connections to the natural world around you and gaze at a night sky you never knew existed.

You may notice your heart start to race as giraffes glide across honey-colored landscapes in between grazing zebra herds on your guided walking safari through Arusha National Park. Keep your eyes open for baboons and flamingos as your explore Manyara National Park, then head to The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera which boasts over 20,000 mammal species for a chance to glimpse some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world. Prepare to be awed as you roam the famous plains of the Serengeti; considered by many to be the best location for game viewing on the continent. The park is home to the largest population of lions and giraffes in all of Africa as well as the Big 5: buffalos, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and lions. Your adventure may have to come to an end, but the memories you make will last a lifetime. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Arusha
    Arusha
    • Transfer - Private - Arrival - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
  • Day 2 Arusha
    Arusha
    • Arusha National Park Guided walking Safari - Guide/Vehicle/Park Fees(6)
  • Day 3 Arusha to Manyara
    Arusha to Manyara
    • Arusha - Manyara [2 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Manyara
    Manyara
    • Morning Game Drive - Private - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Birding
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Manyara to Ngorongoro to Serengeti
    Manyara to Ngorongoro to Serengeti
    • Manyara - Serengeti [6 to 7 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    • Tour - Private - Olduvai Gorge - Entrance
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Morning Game Drive - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Migration
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    Serengeti to Ngorongoro
    • Serengeti - Ngorongoro [5-6 hours] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Elephant Caves & Endoro Water Falls - 3 Hour Tour
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Box Lunch - Included
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro
    Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro
    • Game Tracking & Local Village - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Box Lunch - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Ngorongoro to Arusha
    Ngorongoro to Arusha
    • Ngorongoro - Arusha [2.5 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Souvenir shopping
    • Transfer - Private - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Arusha

Your private, English-speaking driver will meet you in the public waiting area after passing through baggage claim to transfer you to your hotel.

Prior to departing on your first day of activities, a trip representative will meet you at your hotel (often in the morning) to give you a briefing on the details of your trip.

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn

Located only 20 minutes away from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn features 18 individually styled garden rooms, 2 hidden cottages and the River House – a secluded thatched cottage directly on the Usa River .Nestled in between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the natural gardens along the Usa River, this is the perfect place to stay before and after a safari. Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub, and in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques. Enjoy a Rivertrees signature massage and soak at the spa with a personal therapist.

Elephant
Elephant
Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 2: Arusha

Head off for a guided walk amongst the wildlife in Arusha National Park today. Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by guests, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back, quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare colubus monkeys playing in the canopy. Warthogs and black-and-white colobus monkeys are easily seen. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, while pairs of wide-eyed dik-dik dart into scrubby bush.

Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn
Giraffe
Giraffe

Day 3: Arusha - Manyara

Your guide will drive you from Arusha to Lake Manyara Park. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.

On todays game drive you will have to keep your eyes peeled in order to spot some of this area's beautiful and elusive big cats. It will take a keen eye to take notice of the tree climbing lions, or the camouflaged spotted leopards. You should try to look around shaded area during the hotter hours of the day, as the wildlife will be looking for a cool area to relax.

Accommodation: Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is situated within the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania. Within the 35,000 acre wildlife conservancy, Manyara Ranch offers 8 luxury accommodation tents for visitors. Enjoy bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners and sundowners at beautiful sites on the ranch. There is a dining tent which includes a bar and a small library. Guests staying at the ranch will have the opportunity to enjoy escorted walking safaris, horseback safaris, night and daytime game drives, cultural visits and more!

Manyara
Manyara
Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp
Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp

Day 4: Manyara

On this morning game drive you will explore Lake Manyara National Park. Best known for its baboons, your skilled guide will also point out the numerous herbivores that make this park their home such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes.

On this afternoon game drive you can have the opportunity to do some bird watching. Lake Manyara provides great opportunities for ornithologists keen on viewing and observing over 300 migratory birds, including flamingo, the long-crested eagle and the grey-headed kingfisher. Remember if you feel like stretching, you can always opt out of any game drive and explore some of the activities at the lodge.

Accommodation: Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp
Baboon
Baboon
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher

Day 5: Manyara - Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Your guide will drive you from Manyara to the Serengeti. You will drive along the ridge of Ngorongoro Crater and down into the valley of Serengeti. You can stop along the way in several areas for some brief game watching before, or inside, the wild Serengeti plains. This trip usually takes between 6 to 7 hours, but expect longer drve times during the rainy seasons.

The massive Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is often referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.”  Beginning in the eastern Serengeti plains, the gorge is roughly some 48 kilometers long.  Resulting from millions of years of natural erosion, this gorge boasts a steep-sided ravine that cuts and stretches its way through the Great Rift Valley along eastern Africa.  The gorge is named after a commonly used plant by the Masai people with the scientific name of Sansevieria-Ehrenbergii, or Oldupai for short.

Accommodation: Lemala Ewanjan

Joining its two Serengeti sisters, Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara, Lemala Ewanjan is a new deluxe seasonal camp with beautiful tents set along the game-rich Seronera Valley in a spectacular location on the western slopes of Makoma Hills. In the Central Serengeti, Lemala Ewanjan features staggering views of the Serengeti migration, grasslands and sunsets. Major game viewing areas of Central, Southern or Western Serengeti are easily accessible and at the end of the day, guests can return to the privacy and solitude of the camp to enjoy great service, food, and ambience. The camp offers optional balloon safaris from Seronera, while Seronera airstrip is only 25 minutes away.

Serengeti
Serengeti
Lemala Ewanjan
Lemala Ewanjan

Day 6: Serengeti

This morning’s African adventure begins with an exploratory game drive through Tanzania’s oldest and most recognized National Park, the Serengeti.  This location offers the most expansive game viewing in Tanzania. From predators to prey, great herds of grazing herbivores to tactically cunning packs of carnivores, life on the plains of the Serengeti can best be defined as a complete “circle of life.”  A photographic dream unfolds before your eyes as giraffes and elephants feast on tasty shrubbery, whilst impalas, gazelles and buffalos dance carefully through the plains as to not become the latest meal for on-looking lions, cheetahs and hyenas.

Spend the day taking in the spectacle of the famous wildebeest migration.  This annual migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara is one of the safari highlights of Africa.  The wildebeest migration moves in a basic clockwise direction throughout the year in the Serengeti eco-system and moves north into the Masai Mara in Kenya from June/July through to Sep/October.  Sightings cannot be guaranteed as the herds move according to the availability of food sources and migration movements can be erratic. The herds are accompanied by zebras and Thomson's gazelles and are stealthily hunted by local predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas.

Accommodation: Lemala Ewanjan
Giraffe Snacking
Giraffe Snacking
Buffalo
Buffalo

Day 7: Serengeti - Ngorongoro

This African journey continues as you board a privately driven vehicle, accompanied by a local tracker-guide for your visit to the overwhelming large Ngorongoro Conversation Area.  You’ll depart the Serengeti National Park grounds at a somewhat slower pace as to get in some more game-viewing. At the Serengeti Welcome Centre you’ll have an opportunity to marvel at a panoramic view of the surrounding area from the lookout point.  A stop for a picturesque picnic is also scheduled during this journey.  Upon your arrival into the conservation area, you’ll head towards your overnight accommodation whilst taking in the overwhelming size of the Ngorongoro Crater.  The approximate travel time may vary between 5 to 6 hours depending on weather conditions and the number of stops you’ve made along the way.  During the heavy rainy season, longer travel times should be expected.

Just inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, a majestic waterfall beckons travellers to enjoy a light hike through the forest highlands. Along the way, experience the ‘elephant caves’: cave-like structures created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. This soil also attracts other large animals like Buffalo, Bushbuck, Waterbuck, and Baboons.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Fffering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Life in the Crater
Life in the Crater
Kitela Lodge
Kitela Lodge

Day 8: Ngorongoro

Explore one of the most recognized wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania today.  Depart your camp or lodge in a privately driven vehicle, along with a local expert guide, for an approximately 20 to 30 minute drive towards the Ngorongoro Park Gate.  It will then take you another 20 minutes to reach the crater rim itself.   The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.  This geological masterpiece was formed as a result of an extremely large volcanic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse in on itself, thus creating a crater.  The crater is roughly 20 kilometers wide and some 2000 feet deep, making the trip from crater floor to rim around 45 minutes by 4x4.  The extremely fertile crater floor is the reason why there is such a highly concentrated amount of wildlife here.  Over 20000 mammals call the crater home, including some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world.  The crater floor also boasts one of the highest carnivore densities in the world including large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals.  A keen eye and expertly recommended search patterns from your guide, may help you spot some of the less common species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

You are provided with a personalized, experienced tracker-guide and private transportation today whilst exploring around the Ngorongoro National Park grounds.

Enjoy a box lunch while you travel (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
Even Lions Bicker!
Even Lions Bicker!
Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle

Day 9: Lake Eyasi - Ngorongoro

Depart your lodge in the early morning around 6:30 am to arrive at the village by 9:00 am before the sun becomes too strong. Meet the local Hadza or Dorobo tribes people and depart on foot to track small game; your guide will accompany you to translate. Bow and arrow are used in the hunt, and you can try your hand at archery practice. After a short hunt try some bush meat and see a traditional dance. A picnic lunch is provided by the lodge.  After lunch, visit another tribe called the Datoga or Barbaig. See the work of a local blacksmith where spears, rings, earrings and local silver is forged and worked. Your tour will return to camp in the late afternoon.

Enjoy a box lunch while you travel (included in tour price).

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
Local Village
Local Village

Day 10: Ngorongoro - Arusha

From Ngorongoro, your guide will drive you to Arusha. This drive will take approximately 2.5 hours.

Time permitting, visit a local handicrafts market to stock up on souvenirs.

You’ll enjoy an airport transfer between your Arusha hotel and Kilimanjaro International Airport with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Accommodation:
Arusha Souvenirs
Arusha Souvenirs
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Rivertrees Country Inn: Arusha

Located only 20 minutes away from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn features 18 individually styled garden rooms, 2 hidden cottages and the River House – a secluded thatched cottage directly on the Usa River .Nestled in between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the natural gardens along the Usa River, this is the perfect place to stay before and after a safari. Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub, and in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques. Enjoy a Rivertrees signature massage and soak at the spa with a personal therapist.

Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn

Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp: Manyara

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is situated within the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania. Within the 35,000 acre wildlife conservancy, Manyara Ranch offers 8 luxury accommodation tents for visitors. Enjoy bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners and sundowners at beautiful sites on the ranch. There is a dining tent which includes a bar and a small library. Guests staying at the ranch will have the opportunity to enjoy escorted walking safaris, horseback safaris, night and daytime game drives, cultural visits and more!

Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp
Manyara Ranch Conservancy Tented Camp

Lemala Ewanjan: Serengeti

Joining its two Serengeti sisters, Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara, Lemala Ewanjan is a new deluxe seasonal camp with beautiful tents set along the game-rich Seronera Valley in a spectacular location on the western slopes of Makoma Hills. In the Central Serengeti, Lemala Ewanjan features staggering views of the Serengeti migration, grasslands and sunsets. Major game viewing areas of Central, Southern or Western Serengeti are easily accessible and at the end of the day, guests can return to the privacy and solitude of the camp to enjoy great service, food, and ambience. The camp offers optional balloon safaris from Seronera, while Seronera airstrip is only 25 minutes away.

Lemala Ewanjan
Lemala Ewanjan

Kitela Lodge: Ngorongoro

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Fffering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Kitela Lodge
Kitela Lodge
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

  • Julie C. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    I cannot stress enough how perfectly everybody and everything came together to provide us with a world class vacation!! Start to finish, so much more than we expected or anticipated!! We will definitely be contacting again to book another trip!

  • Susan B. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    The Elewana was wonderful - awesome staff & guides, gorgeous setting! All flights and drives were on time & we had no problems at all.

  • Ulises C. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Our Africa trip was epic! The real test of such an eight country adventure is the logistics at transfer points. FLAWLESS. Thank you to Andrew Drummond and Kensington for guiding us.

  • Jose M. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Great service from the planning to the selection of options. Roudayna Hanna helped us to design one of the best trips of our life. The tour guides, Tracy in Cape Town and Mathias in Namibia, were excellent and customer-oriented.

  • Cathy C. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Special thanks to Augustine, our guide. He was beyond our expectations. I recommend that Kensington provides guides with a balloon ride over the Serengeti as a bonus. Thank you to everyone involved in my safari trip; I felt safe and well cared for and will recommend KT to all my friends and family.

  • Douglas H. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Excellent / easy family trip on very short notice. The team was awesome.

  • Philip M. — July 15, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide and driver made this a fantastic trip. We highly recommend them.

  • Alicia H. — June 30, 2016 — Africa

    Riad Salam! I cannot say enough good things about our accommodation in Fes! We loved our room with its stunning Moroccan tile work and brass chandeliers and we marveled at the gorgeous interior courtyard while enjoying breakfast each morning and relaxing by the pool each evening. Our guide in Fes, Omar, was magnificent. He knew everyone and negotiated zealously for us with each vendor. Our cooking class at Maison Bleu with Chef Zohar was very fun! We loved following Zohor around the souks, collecting ingredients and she was an excellent teacher in the kitchen. In Marrakech, we had the best time at Kasbah du Toubkal. Our guide was incredibly patient and let us lounge in the mountain sun and air for hours!

  • Patrick P. — June 30, 2016 — Africa

    Charlie, our guide, was absolutely the best! We had my wife's mom (74) and dad (75) along, and he helped them thru the rain forest and every obstacle that we encountered. Barry, our guide in the rain forest, spotted so many lemurs and chameleons, and he also helped Charlie with mom and dad. Both were a wealth of information about the animals and the island. We all really enjoyed Lemur Island, where the lemurs would hop on your shoulders. I was amazed how poor the people of Madagascar were, and how poor the roads were; but Charlie navigated thru Tana and the road to the rain forest like a pro. The hotel and lodge we stayed at were first rate, and the service from the staff was excellent! Thanks to all connected to Kensington Tours for putting together such a wonderful trip!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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