Above Safaris
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Explore Tanzania’s wildlife on a safari through five of its most impressive National Parks. Walk alongside giraffes and zebras in Arusha National Park, cycle through the Great Rift Valley, and soar over herds of migrating wildebeest and hungry lions in Serengeti in a hot air balloon.

OVERVIEW

8 days, 4 parks

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BEST TIME

Jan - Feb, June - Sept

See FAQs below

 
 
 

ITINERARY

 
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Arrival

DAY 1

You will fly into Kilimanjaro (JRO) Airport near Arusha, Tanzania. After picking up your bags, our Above Safaris staff will meet you and escort you to your hotel in Arusha. You are free to relax at the hotel before dinner and overnight.

Waterfall Hike

DAY 2

You will start your journey with a hike to a beautiful waterfall in the foothills of Mt. Meru. The hike begins in town, but on your way up you'll get a first-hand view of village life and will experience Mt. Meru towering over you. Once you arrive at the waterfall, you'll have a chance to go for a swim and eat lunch before continuing your hike back to town.

Arusha National Park

DAY 3

The second day of your journey will begin on the ground. At the foot of mighty Mt. Meru, you will be introduced to Tanzania's national parks by way of Arusha National Park. Often overlooked, Arusha National Park offers an amazing diversity of habitats including dense forests and rolling savannas. Your first experience will be walking among the wildlife, safely, of course, followed by an adventure into the nearly impenetrable forests up the base of the mountain.

Tarangire National Park

DAY 4

In the morning you will travel to one of Tanzania's most spectacular parks, Tarangire. Often compared to Serengeti, Tarangire boasts wide open savanna which is a sanctuary for wildlife. It is guaranteed to be a highlight of your adventure.

Lake Manyara National Park

DAY 5

In the morning, you will travel 30 minutes to Lake Manyara National Park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. You will experience this park and the surrounding area in a way which is rarely seen by tourists - by bicycle. Optimal for active travelers, this 2.5-3 hour ride will take you down the Rift Valley Wall into the village of Mtu Wa Mbu, through the forest to the shore of the great soda lake. 

Travel to Serengeti National Park

DAY 6

In the morning you will continue on to Serengeti National Park getting a rare opportunity to see rural Tanzania on the way. Hailed as the pivotal safari location and home to the annual migration of over a million wildebeest, Serengeti National Park offers sights of unimaginable beauty. Spanning over 5700 square miles, you will see more than mere glimpses of Tanzania's wildlife, but instead will experience the daily lives of the wildlife.

Serengeti National Park

DAY 7

Your second day in Serengeti will give you an opportunity to delve deeper into the expansive game reserve seeing areas which are rarely seen by the average safari-goers. But, you aren't the average safari-goer, are you? Instead you will experience areas off the beaten path and intimate wildlife moments rarely seen.

Travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

DAY 8

In the morning you will depart from Serengeti on your way to another dense wildlife area - Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will get your final opportunity to say goodbye to the wildlife of Serengeti on a short game drive leaving the park. After departing you will get another opportunity to see rural Tanzania including the villages which dot the countryside. Once you arrive at the conservation area, you will spend the night above once again, sleeping at the top of the crater nearly 6,000 feet (1,850 meters) above sea level at it's highest point. Once at your campsite/lodge, you will relax for the evening and prepare for your final descent into the crater and your final safari experience.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

DAY 9

In the morning you will descend below the crater rim into the wildlife microcosm which is Ngorongoro Crater - home to most of the animal species found throughout the country. With the crater walls serving as a natural enclosure for the conservation area's animals, leaving them relatively unchanged for hundreds of years, you have the chance to spot all your favorites. After a day in the park you will return to Arusha where you'll be taken to the airport for your flight home.

 

TRIP FAQS

 
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+ Viewing Time

June to October is the best time in Tanzania for general game viewing. For the Great Migration, November to August is the best time to see wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrating.

When is the best time to go on a safari adventure?


+ Accommodation for Your Needs

We work with a wide array of partners to provide accommodations that fit your budget and travel style. For our Premium trips you’ll stay in some of the most incredible properties in the country – picked for their incredible quality, renowned service, and prime locations. Mid-range trips stay at comfortable tented lodges with ensuite facilities (toilet and shower) in the heart of the Tanzanian wilderness. Budget trips are best for the most adventurous travelers, those who are satisfied with basic tents and shared bathrooms. Learn more about accommodation here.

What types of accommodation are available?


+ Sustainability

Above Safaris promotes sustainability through your safari adventure. Above Safaris only utilizes suppliers and vendors that are committed to environmental sustainability. We place conservation at the forefront of our safaris.

How do our safaris promote our core values?


 
 

What does the price of the trip include?

+ The Experience

Seven day safari that includes visits to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

+ Guides and Transportation

Professional english-speaking safari guides; all transportation during the trip including airport transfers.

+ Accommodations and Meals

Hand-selected accommodations that fit your budget; three meals per day, most non-alcoholic beverages, and water during days on safari.

+ Taxes and Fees

All park fees, tarrifs, and taxes.

 
 

+ Local Hiring Process

Above Safaris hires local guides, creating good local job and providing stable incomes. Your local guide will have a personal relationship with Tanzania, and endless expertise on the land and people.

Who will be my guide?


+ Preparing for your trip

Before your trip you’ll receive a tailored Trip Planner which will provide useful information for your trip. From packing lists to cultural awareness, tipping etiquette to introductory Swahili language tips for your trip, we’ll make sure you’re ready for your adventure. Additionally, your dedicated travel expert is only an email away.

What do I need to
know about my trip?


 
 

How do I Reserve my trip?

+ Our Step by Step Process

Above Safaris works with you every step of the way to craft your perfect adventure. Learn more about our step by step process.

+ Booking and Deposit

A deposit of 25% of the total trip cost must be submitted to secure your booking.

Payments can be made by bank transfer (must include any transfer fees added by your bank) or by secure credit/debit payment (a 2.9% fee applies to credit or debit payments). During the booking process we will provide instructions for wire transfers and credit/debit payments. Our standard terms and conditions apply.

+ Submitting Balance

The remaining 75% is due 45 days before the trip departs. You are free to submit the balance of the trip costs anytime up to the due date.

 
 

+ Responsible Travel

Above Safaris approaches responsible and sustainable travel differently. We bring you impact-driven travel without sacrificing any of the quality and expertise that you seek. Our commitment to responsibility, sustainability, and community innovation means we create a tailor-made adventure that is good for you and Tanzania

Why should I book my adventure with Above Safaris?


 

Rates

PREMIUM

STARTING AT $4500

MID-RANGE

STARTING AT $4000

BASIC

STARTING AT $3700

 

Ready to plan your Active Adventure?