Tanzania Under Canvas

An eight day tour featuring Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara

Day 1


Arrival into Arusha. Clear Immigration and Customs and exit the airport. Your Safari Spots tour manager and driver/guide will meet you on arrival and transfer you to the Kibo Palace Hotel. A short safari briefing at your hotel, with the rest of the evening at leisure.


Day 2


Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to the Serengeti. You will be met on arrival by your driver/guide who will transfer you to the Camp for lunch. Lake Ndutu Camp offers guests the experience of this rare communion with nature, combined with comfort and service in the midst of the Serengeti bush. In harmony with the National Park’s conservation policy, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Camp is discreetly set in private campsites blending into the surrounding natural environment. Late afternoon game viewing drive in the Serengeti.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3+4


Two full days in the Serengeti. Embark on an early morning game viewing drive in the Serengeti. The kopjes, rock outcroppings, are ideal dens for leopard. Large prides of lion can be found resting under the picturesque acacia trees; while playful lion cubs frolic under the ever watchful eyes of their mothers. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra cross these savannah plains in search of water and greener grasslands. Return to the camp for breakfast. Another late afternoon game viewing drive might find cheetah, elephant and the graceful giraffe.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5


Breakfast and morning departure for Ngorongoro Crater. Stop for a tour of Olduvai Gorge, the site where Louis and Mary Leakey spent many years on archeological expeditions. Visit the small museum where replica artifacts of their excavation are displayed. Continue up the slope of the now dormant volcano to Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge. Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape. This all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6


Breakfast and morning descent onto the crater floor. Ngorongoro National Park is famous for lion, cheetah, rhino, elephant and buffalo. The elusive leopard is also found here, usually in the tall acacia trees. The lake is home to flamingo, and is one of the most popular watering holes on the crater floor. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before ascending the walls of the crater to Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7


Depart after breakfast for Lake Manyara National Park and enjoy your game viewing drive at Lake Manyara. The dense forested areas of the park are home to the tree-climbing lions, only found at Manyara. Hippo and assorted birdlife inhabit the lake. The lake is formed by streams which flow from the Rift wall into the saucer shaped depression. Zebra, wildebeest and buffalo can be found around the lakeshore. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the lakeshore, followed by afternoon game viewing. Late afternoon return to Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8


Breakfast and morning departure for Arusha arriving at the Kibo Palace Hotel, where dayrooms are provided. Evening transfer to the airport. 


Tour Cost

(minimum two passengers)

January – March, June - October
US$ 7195 per person sharing a room

April and May
US$ 6495 per person sharing a room

Year round
US$ 950 single room supplement



Your Tour Includes:

  • Luxury accommodations throughout your tour.
  • Bed and breakfast in Arusha with all meals on safari.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide.
  • Guaranteed window seating throughout in 4x4 vehicles.
  • Tour of Olduvai Gorge.
  • Bottled water in our vehicles throughout your safari.
  • Safari briefing by your tour manager.
  • Domestic flights Arusha to Serengeti.
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers.
  • All National Park fees and hotel taxes.
  • Dayroom at the Kibo Palace Hotel.
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