8 Days Tanzania Odyssey Safari


This luxury safari takes in the highlights of Tanzania, from the dramatic landscapes of Lake Manyara to the endless plains of the Serengeti and the magnificent views of the Ngorongoro Crater. Watch out for the famous tree-climbing lions and admire endless flocks of flamingoes on the shores of Lake Manyara. Discover the abundant resident wildlife of the Serengeti or experience the massed game of the annual Great Migration, with its thundering hordes of zebra and wildebeest. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest intact caldera at the Ngorongoro Crater and experience the incredible density of animals on the Crater floor.

  • This tour gives you an exploration of the four most prominent Tanzania National Parks on the northern safari circuit.
  • These 4 parks account for the highest numbers of tourists coming to Tanzania.
  • These destinations are well known for their proficient numbers of wildlife, birdlife, and flora.
  • The Park also hosts one of the largest and most diverse large predator-prey interactions worldwide, providing a particularly impressive aesthetic experience.
  • This makes your Tanzania Safari complete especially if you are following the wildebeest migration across the borders.
  • Airport Pickup and Drop–Off
  • Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations, and pop-up roof
  • Unlimited mileage game drive
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water on all days
  • All mentioned activities
  • All park entrances fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
  • All government taxes
  • Flights(International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for safari guide
  • Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Visa fees (100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
  • Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and /or park fees

Location Map

Tour Timeline

  • 1
    Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport

    You will be picked up by the Patrol Africa Safaris representative upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your Hotel in Arusha.

    Accommodation & Meals: Arusha Planet Lodge on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • 2
    Day 2 : Tarangire National Park

    After your breakfast at Planet Lodge, we will pick you up and proceed to Tarangire National park. One of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in the Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for the Tarangire River which flows all year round and is the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. In the afternoon we will have our lunch in one of the picnic site in the park, then after you will continue with afternoon game drive.

    Estimated driving distance: 2 hours

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Tarangire Balloon Camp on Full Board basis

  • 3
    Day 3: Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, we leave for a game drive in Serengeti. The Park contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale, which has no parallel anywhere in the world. There is abundance of herbivores. Serengeti is also famous for lions and contains a wide variety of birdlife, believed to be in the region of 350 species, and with good chances also of seeing the predators at work. Lunch at the lodge or as a picnic lunch while on game drive.

    Estimated driving distance: 3-4 hours

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Nyikani Camp on Full Board basis

  • 4
    Day 4 & 5: Northern Serengeti

    After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti north to view the great migration in the Mara area. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note that finding a crossing is very challenging and is sometimes a matter of luck. There are instances where herds can be seen next to the river but then only decides to cross a couple of days later.

    Estimated driving distance: 3-4 hours

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Serengeti Bush Camp on Full Board basis

  • 5
    Day 6: Central Serengeti

    After Breakfast, with our picnic lunch, we will have en route game drive as we driving back to Central Serengeti. Before dusk you will do more game drive in Central Serengeti searching for wildlife.

    Estimated driving distance: 3-4 hours

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Mbugani Tented Camp on Full Board basis

  • 6
    Day 7: Ngorongoro

    After breakfast, we will have another game drive in Serengeti, and then later after lunch drive to Ngorongoro, with optional ($60/group) visit of Masai village, and optional ($30/person) visit to Olduvai Gorge.

    Estimated driving distance: 2 hours

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Lion Paws on Full Board basis

  • 7
    Day 8: Ngorongoro/ Arusha

    After breakfast, leave with picnic lunch and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater exploring the short grass plains of the largest intact caldera in the world. The crater enjoys its enduring charm stems from the overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lions, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many games, then later in the late afternoon leaves the crater and drive to overnight in Arusha.

    Estimated driving distance: 3.5hrs drive

    Activity: Game drive

    Accommodation & Meals: Arusha Planet Lodge on Full Board Basis