This 8-day safari will take you to the heart of Tanzania’s famous National Park to explore various fauna and flora. All “Big Five” members as well as big cats are easily seen.

Best time to go: All year

Day 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, one of our professional driver guides  will greet you and transfer you to Arusha town where you will meet with our trip coordinator for a safari briefing and to prepare for your safari the following day.

Distance covered: 70 kilometers | 43 miles

Approximate time taken: 1 hour

Meals: Bed & Breakfast

Accommodations: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire National Park 

After breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for elephants, big cats such as lions, leopard and cheetah. You will enjoy a packed lunch at a picnic site with a beautiful overlook of Tarangire River, which hosts a lot of animals looking for fresh water. We will proceed with our game drive until the evening and will eventually  head to Tarangire Simba Lodge for an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 135 kilometers | 83 miles

Approximate time taken: Travel time: 2.5 hours | Game viewing: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Tarangire Simba Lodge

Day 3

Tarangire (Full Day | Relaxation)

After breakfast , we head back to Tarangire Park for a morning game drive and the chance to see wild animals when they are still active, as cats are most active during the morning. You will be able to view lions, cheetah and even leopards. There are thousands of elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and much more. Later, we head back to the Lodge for a late lunch followed by a period of relaxation. In the evening, you will be guided by the local Maasai to the nearby Lake Manyara to enjoy spectacular views and wildlife. We then head to Maramboi Tented Camp for relaxation, drinks and and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 4

Tarangire – Serengeti

After breakfast, we head to the Serengeti Plains via the land of the Maasai known as “Eden Garden,” where the Maasai still share same habitat with wild animals. You will enjoy a packed lunch at the Ngorongoro picnic site with an astonishing view of the Ngorongoro Crater. After, we proceed toward the Serengeti Park casually viewing the game in sight and eventually arrive Katikati Tented Camp for an overnight stay. 

Distance covered: 235 kilometers | 146 miles

Approximate time taken: Travel time: 3 hours | Game viewing: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Katikati Tented Camp

Day 5

Game Drive in the Serengeti (Full Day)

We depart for an early morning 6am game drive to get the best chance of seeing wild animals when they are still active. Most cats are active during the morning and you can spot them during hunting. Our driver guide will scout out the the best viewing locations so that you can have the opportunity to watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, oftentimes surrounded by wildebeest as well as hippo pools, and zebras, who often travel with the wildebeest. Later, we head back to the Lodge for a full breakfast or you can choose to enjoy a well-packed breakfast in the middle of the endless Serengeti Plains. (Please note: packing your breakfast is optional as it gives more time for game drives instead of rushing back to the camp for breakfast and later head out again for additional game drives.) After a hot lunch, we journey from the wide-open plains to the Kopjes, volcanic rocky outcrops that provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals. From the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands to enjoy an extensive, unique view. In the evening, we will head back to the same accommodation for a beautiful sunset,  drinks, dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.

Approximate time taken: 9-12 hours

Meals: Breakfas | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Katikati Tented Camp

Day 6

Game Drive in the Serengeti (Full Day)

Another wonderful day of game drives throughout the Central Serengeti. We will enjoy a packed lunch in the middle of the great Serengeti, exploring endless plains and its fauna and flora. We offer an optional hot air balloon ride  over the Serengeti, an amazing way to take it all in. We then head back to Camp to enjoy some relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Katikati Tented Camp

Day 7

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, we head to Ngorongoro and descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro floor exploring over 2500 species of fauna and flora. Black rhinos, hippos, lions and much more are seen in the crater. We will then enjoy a packed lunch inside of the crater with a view of a hippo pool. After lunch, we continue with our game drives, eventually heading out of the Ngorongoro Crater to Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge

Day 8

Lake Manyara – Arusha | JRO

After breakfast, we depart to Lake Manyara Park, famous for its tree lions, baboons, giraffes, elephants, hippos and much more. We will enjoy a packed lunch in the park in the late afternoon, we will head out of the park back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure.

Approximate time taken: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Please note: All pricing listed is per person.

Pricing is is based on high season rates (June through March).  Low season quotes (April through May) can be done on request. Please inquire here and our staff will be in touch with more information.



Single room



1 double/twin room



1 triple room



2 double room



1 triple room + 2 double room



3 double room



Air port pick up and drop off • All parks entry fees • All accommodations • All transits • Conservation fees • 4WD top up roof Land Cruiser (charging system installed & fridge) • Unlimited game drives • Driver guide allowances • Government taxes • 1.5 liter bottled pure drinking water per person per day• Wipes • Binoculars • Wildlife books • First night accommodation in Arusha • Complimentary bottle of red/white wine to be served during sunset at the picnic site


Flights • All visas • Items of a personal nature • Health requirements • Travel insurance


Tipping is suggested at $8-10 a day per person to contribute at the end of the trip. 
Tips should be handed directly to the driver.

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Tanzania boasts unparalleled concentrations of wildlife – there is no country that can compete with the sheer number and density of wild animals. Tanzania is home to the famous “Great Migration” and more National Parks than any other African country – including two of the most renowned wildlife parks in the entire world. It is also a politically stable and safe country with gracious, respectful people and very little crime.


No mixed groups, no competing for views with strangers and no conflicting interests. You will enjoy the exclusive use of a private vehicle providing maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing.


We offer early morning (before sunrise) game drives to exclusively witness predators in action and herbivores in their more active states. We’ll pack a breakfast to enjoy in the pristine ambience of the bush while the package tours are having their “buffet” meals back at the lodge or campsites.


Each safari offers unlimited game drives with no mileage restrictions and exclusive access to the most secluded and wildlife abundant areas in Tanzania. Most other companies operate shorter, limited game drives and never end up making it far from the lodge – or other tourists.


You are in complete control of when, where and how long you want to stay out on a game drive. You choose what animals you want look for, how long you stay at each sighting and when you return – it’s all up to you! 


On safari you will receive complete and focused attention by your professional driver-guide, with the expert knowledge and skills required to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.


By choosing Wild Root Safaris, you have the luxury of setting your own agenda (with our help, of course) and you won’t be shuffled through rigid itineraries and fixed timetables that other companies often require you to adhere to.


All of our itineraries are strategically designed on a monthly basis to take advantage of seasonal wildlife concentrations, and all safaris incorporate specific game drives to witness all of the Big Five.


Choose from a large selection of unique optional activities including authentic cultural tours, scenic flights, field talks, balloon safaris, bush picnics and walking safaris.


Your safety is our ultimate priority. We pride ourselves in offering our guests comfort and peace of mind. We are local operators and our office based in Tanzania to support all segments of your trip. All of our safaris are fully escorted and chauffeured from arrival to departure.


We are committed to providing you with an unsurpassed level of service. Our passion, commitment, and expertise are what set us apart.


We are committed to working within our community and giving back to the locals that make Tanzania great. We continuously support projects like building schools, helping and helping the disabled children in Arusha. Please visit our GIVING BACK section of the site to learn more about what we do and how you may be able to  help us in our efforts.