This 9-day safari will take you into the heart of Tanzania’s famous National Park to explore various fauna and flora it has to offer. All “Big Five” members and big cats can be easily seen here, and the wildebeest migration across the Mara River crossing can also be experienced throughout the months of August-October in the Northern Serengeti.

Best time to go: July – October

Day 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our professional driver guides who will transfer you to Arusha for your overnight stay at Arusha Planet Lodge (or similar accommodations).

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire

After breakfast, our tour departs heading directly to Arusha Town where you will have an opportunity for any last-minute purchases. Afterwards, we head to the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and Baobab trees. It is at the the center of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. In the late afternoon, we drive to Maramboi Tented Lodge (or similar accommodations) for dinner and an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 120 kilometers | 74 miles

Approximate time taken: Travel time: 2.5 hours | Game viewing: 6-8 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Maramboi Tented Lodge

Day 3

Tarangire – Serengeti

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa, the Serengeti National Par,  with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We then head into the central area of the park, known as the Seronera, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to various species of wildlife. We arrive just in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. We finally head to Kubukubu Luxury Tented Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 145 kilometers | 90 miles

Approximate time taken: 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Kubukubu Tentend Lodge

Day 4

Full Day Central Serengeti | Relaxation

We offer an optional  early morning game drive with the oportunity to see wild animals while they are still highly active. Most cats are active in the morning, and if you are lucky you can spot them during hunting. You can choose to either go back to the Lodge for full breakfast or enjoy a packed breakfast while exploring wild animals. In the late afternoon, we head back to the Lodge for a hot lunch followed by a full day of relaxation, enjoying a beautiful sunset as well as an optional evening game drive. We will stay overnight at the same accommodations.

Approximate time taken: 8-10 hours

Meals: Breakfast| Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Kubukubu Tented Lodge

Day 5

Serengeti Plains – Northern Serengeti River Crossing

After a leisurely breakfast, we head toward the Northern Serengeti to explore the wildebeest migration river crossing . We will also visit the Maasai Mara in Kenya. You will enjoy a nicely packed lunch while viewing the river migration crossing. In the evening, we head to the Mara Mara Tented Lodge with an amazing view of the Mara River and Serengeti.

Approximate time taken: 8-10 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Day 6

Northern Serengeti (Full Day)

After breakfast, we witness the migration river crossing as millions of wildebeest make their journey to Masai Mara in Kenya. You will view crocs as they wait for the wildebeest crossing the river. Hippos, rhinos and cats can be also spotted, and lions… whoo follow the wildebeest waiting for a kill. In the evening, we head back to the Mara Mara Tented Lodge for an overnight stay.

Approximate time taken: 9-12 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner 

Accommodations: Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Day 7

Northern Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After a leisurely breakfast, we continue with our game drives into the Northern Serengeti. In the late afternoon, we drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation area for dinner and an overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, which an amazing view of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Distance covered: 280 kilometers | 174 miles

Approximate time taken: 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater (Full Day Game Drive)

After an early 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 enjoy a packed lunch in the crater with a wonderful view of a hippo pool. After lunch, we continue with our game drive, and eventually head to Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge where you will take a short walking coffee tour for 1-2 hours, followed by dinner and an overnight stay at the Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge

Day 9

Lake Manyara Park (Game Drive)

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 and in the late afternoon head out of the park toward Arusha for an overnight stay or directly to Kilimanjaro international Airport for your departure.

Approximate time taken: 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch



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1 double/twin room



1 triple room



2 double room



1 triple room + 2 double room



3 double room



Airport pick up and drop off • All park 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.