12 Days Tanzania Mid-range Safari Overview

12 days Tanzania mid-range safari itinerary, this safari will start with a Day trip to Marangu and Materuni Village for Cultural activities, followed by a game drive at Tarangire and Manyara National Park. You will also visit Lake Natron and participate in some activities found in the area. Then, game drive to Serengeti National Park and lastly, you will descend to Ngorongoro crater for crater services. With this safari package, you will see different animal biodiversity, explore beautiful landscapes, scenic views of birds, big trees and shrimps, birds of prey, cultural activities and so much more.

Day 1: Arrival JRO- Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Where you will meet with our representative followed by a transfer to Moshi. accommodation will be at Sal Salinero Hotel (Meal Plan: FB).

Day 2: Day Trip Marangu

After breakfast and collecting packed lunch boxes from the hotel, you will have a day trip to Marangu village. After signing in with the required document at Marangu Gate we will start a walk through the rainforest to the Mandara encampment. On this day you will taste the roof of Africa as you hike around the rainforest found below the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, learn local culture from the villagers, escape to the beautiful splashing waterfalls and see some of the indigenous species found in the forest such as red Colobus Monkey, towering Eucalyptus trees and so much more. After lunch, hike back to the park gate and drive back to Moshi for dinner and an overnight stay at Sal Salinero Hotel

(Meal Plan: FB).

Day 3: Materuni Village

Early in the Morning after having breakfast, we drive to Materuni village for a village tour. This day you will enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of Tanzania as you will be fully immersed in the village way of life and forget the bustle life of the city. Start with a visit to a local coffee plantation farm and taste the fruits of your labour as you learn to grow, roast and grind your coffee. You will also take a nature walk to Materuni Waterfall. On the way to Materuni Waterfall, your guide will teach you some local culture/traditions of the locals and pass through a banana farm along the way. We will end our day with a delicious local lunch prepared by the locals followed by a drive to Arusha for an overnight stay at Mount

Meru Game Lodge (Meal Plan: FB)

Day 4: Arusha National Park

In the morning after having your breakfast, pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to the Arusha National Park situated at the foothills of Mout Meru. The park has numerous features such as Mout Meru with a height of 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft) acts as an ideal high-altitude acclimatization warm-up before conquering the Kilimanjaro Mountain, walkable crater rims from Ngurudoto crater, stunning waterfalls and a vast amount of Animals which you will spot on the game drive and a bright day you can easily steal the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro within the park. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place in the afternoon, you will continue with a game safari in the park. Afterwards, we will take you back to Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay at Mount Meru Game Lodge

(Meal Plan: FB)

Day 5: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast and packing our meal, we will take a 3-hour drive to Tarangire National Park for a full game drive. Tarangire National Park is believed to have the highest concentrations of wildlife than any other National Parks in the country as it parked with large herds of elephants, impalas, Zebras, wildebeests, elands, lesser kudus, gazelles, giraffes, waterbucks, and on some occasions leopards and Rhinos can be spotted round. Also, the park is weirdly known for its large trunks of Baobab tree with more than 100 feet circumference. Tarangire River flows through the park and becomes the only water source for thousands of migrating animals such as Zebras, elands, wildebeest, impalas, giraffes, gazelles, ostriches, flamingoes and elephants, especially during the dry season making it a wonderful experience for our safari.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Burunge Tented (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 6: Lake Manyara National Park

On this day we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park and extend the safari to the north park of Tanzania the capital city of tourism. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest national parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania with an average area of 330sqkm. The park is covered with groundwater forest, acacia woodland, swamps and open grasslands making it a favourable place for animals such as Giraffes, zebras, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, primates (baboons and vervet monkeys) and bird species. Lake Manyara National Park is also famously known for its tree-climbing lions. The shallow Hippo Pool offers excellent opportunities for hippo sightings and you will have a spectacular view of the Rift Valley Escarpment After breakfast, you will depart to Serengeti National Park with packed lunch boxes from Ngorongoro Farm House.

Dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 7: Lake Natron

Breakfast in the morning followed by a short drive to Lake Natron via Engaruka Road. Lake Natron is a Salt Lake that lies at the foot of an active volcano mountain ‘’Mt. Ol Doinyo Lengai. The lake is 57 kilometres long and 22 kilometres wide. Being close to an active volcano mountain the lake is highly concentrated with alkaline from soda ash washed away from the Ol Doinyo Legai Mountain during the rainy season making it a favorable place for green and red algae’s growth hence providing the green and red pigment colour to the lake. Lake Natron is a suitable place for the flamingo to hatch their eggs since the place is secluded which lowers the risk of predictors. Lake Natron has the largest flamingo migration in the world about 2.5 million flamingos are coming they’re yearly to breed (75% of the world population). Lake Natron is the only well-known breeding site for millions of lesser flamingos in Africa., covering the lake from August to October.

Dinner and overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 8: Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, collect your packed lunch boxes and drive to Serengeti for a full-day game drive. The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai word *Siringeti* which means endless plains due to the presence of an endless grass plain spread through the southern part of Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The park is famous for its annual migration (great migration of wildebeest) and it is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania with an area of 14,763 square km, Serengeti is home to an abundance of wildlife and is one of the few parks where you can spot the big 5 and many carnivores together with birds of prey. In the late evening, transferred to the lodge, for dinner and overnight at Baobab Luxury Camp Serengeti (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 9: Serengeti National Park

On this day you will be processed to enjoy the wonderful plains of Serengeti driving through swampy areas with nutritious grass to increase the chance of seeing the great migration of wildebeest accompanied by predictors such as crocodiles, lions, leopards and some of the raptors and water bird. You will also pass through the Retina Hippo Pool to observe masses of hippos from a safe vantage point.

Dinner and overnight stay at Baobab Luxury Camp Serengeti (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 10: Central Serengeti National Park

On this day after the morning game drive, you will visit the central park of Serengeti drive through the plains and swamp area and spot multiple animals as they start their day Afterwards, you will visit the Seronera visitors centre for a lunch break and other necessary amenities such as a washroom, shop etc. While you’re at Seronera Visitors Center you with get more insight into Serengeti National Park and the Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystem from the local guides, then game drive to the park will processed

Dinner and overnight stay at Baobab Luxury Camp Serengeti (Meal Plan: FB)

DAY 11: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (3hr Drive)

Enjoy early morning after breakfast from the hotel you will descend to the Ngorongoro Conservation are with packed Lunch boxes from the hotel for a full day game drive.  The crater is about 200 km across, 600 km deep and 300 km in area, this breathtaking caldera was listed as one of the 8th wonders of the World by UNESCO. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting, The Big 5‟: i.e., Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino leopard and other carnivorous animals, a lot of birds and tree species. Also, it is the only protected site that allows human settlement in the area so don’t see a Maasai warrior wandering in the bush while on the safari.

Dinner and overnight stay at Baghayo Garden Suites (Meal Plan: FB)

Day 12: Departure

After breakfast, drive to Arusha airport to connect the flight to Zanzibar or back home.



Pop-up roof safari vehicle 4×4 Landcruiser
All accommodation
Professional Driver Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
first aid kit
Mineral water during safari
Overnight stays in standard
tented camp/hotels
Tanzania Government Taxes/ VAT All national parks fees & concession fee


Flights tickets
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Visa fees
Tipping/gratitude for safari driver guide 10-15 per person per day
Travel insurance
All items of a person nature etc.
Travel insurance
Additional activities