Wildlife Parks of Tanzania

Tanzania · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Here’s an African adventure that starts among Tanzania’s most famous wildlife reserves before taking you to remote under-explored national parks of the southern circuit. Embark on wildlife drives in Lake Manyara National Park (keeping your eyes open for the elusive tree-climbing lions), meet one of the researchers at the Serengeti Wildlife Centre, and scan your surroundings in the protected Selous Game Reserve for the zeals of zebras that call these grasslands home. Experience some of the best wildlife viewing in the world amid the landscapes of Tanzania.

What's Included

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Clean Cookstove Project Talk, Mto wa Mbu
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture, Serengeti National Park
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wildlife Conservation Discussions, Ruaha National Park
G Adventures for Good: Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch, Mto wa Mbu
G Adventures for Good: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu. Arrival transfer. Wildlife safari drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Park. Entrance to Olduvai Gorge. Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ruaha and Selous National Parks. Boat and walking safari in Selous. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Group Size Notes

Max 6, Avg 5.

Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners


4×4 safari vehicle, plane, boat, walking.


Safari Camp/lodges (5 nts), hotels (3 nts), comfortable tented camp (3 nts).

Finishing Point Instructions

This trip ends at the International airport in Dar es Salaam. If you are departing today, please be sure to book your international flight for late evening. Should you wish to stay the night in Dar es Salaam, please ask your sales agent about booking post night accommodation.


Cold Weather:
• Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
• Scarf
• Warm gloves
• Warm hat
• Warm layers

• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Smart Dress:
• Smart outfit (For evenings out)

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Minimum Age

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

International Flights

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.



Day 1: Arusha

Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Private Vehicle

Day 2: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

This western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment is truly stunning. It provides a backdrop for your search of the park’s bird life, tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, and baboons. The afternoon is spent viewing wildlife along the main road that winds through a lush, cool forest that’s dominated by large ficus trees covered in bromeliads and ferns.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Visit and Lunch
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

7-seat 4×4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Included Activities:
Clean Cookstove Project Visit
Clean Cookstove Project Talk
Olduvai Gorge Museum
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4×4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Embark on afternoon and morning wildlife safari drives in our compact, safari 4×4, that features a pop-up roof for optimal wildlife observation. Visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, where wildlife researchers and scientists are working on projects within the National Park and surrounding protected areas. Enjoy a lecture by one of the visiting researchers. Topics will vary based on the studies being done at the time. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be early in the morning. You will miss the morning wildlife safari drive, but you will have a much better view from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari
Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre Lecture

7-seat 4×4 safari vehicle

Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue viewing wildlife on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening enjoying the African sunset on the deck with a cool drink.

Additional Notes:
Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

7-seat 4×4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

Day 6: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site for a wildlife safari drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife Safari Drive

7-seat 4×4 safari vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)

Day 7: Arusha (1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Arusha.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Day 8: Arusha/Ruaha NP (1B, 1L, 1D)

Catch a flight to Ruaha National Park – Tanzania’s largest national park with an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to the safari lodge, located beside the river for optimal viewing of wildlife. After enjoy a wildlife safari drive in this incredibly remote National Park. Wildlife viewing is always exciting with a large concentration of elephant and buffalo herds, as well as abundant predators such as; lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena. Relax this evening by the bonfire.

Additional Notes:
Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control.

Included Activities:
Wildlife Conservation Discussions
Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park

Flight (3.00 hour(s))

Day 9: Ruaha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

At just over 20,000km2 (20,226km2) Ruaha is the largest National Park in East Africa, but add in the adjacent wildlife management areas, Villages and Private Reserves, the wildlife area grows to up to 50,000km2.

Included Activities:
Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park

Day 10: Ruaha/Selous (1B, 1L, 1D)

In Selous Game Reserve the order of activities can change and all activities are subject to weather and local conditions.

Additional Notes:
Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control.

Included Activities:
Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park
Rufiji River Safari

Flight (1.50 hour(s))

Day 11: Selous Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive in this incredible reserve, with our expert local guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides, over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog populations and over 400 species of bird. There also is an abundance of zebra, impala, giraffe, sable, kudu, baboon, wildebeest, colobus and vervet monkeys. After a busy day, relax this evening enjoying sunset by the river and dinner in the boma.

Included Activities:
Wildlife Safari Drive in Selous Game Reserve

Day 12: Selous/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L)

Today we fly to Dar. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon.

Additional Notes:
Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control.

Included Activities:
Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve
Departure Day

Flight (3.25 hour(s))

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