Embarking on a 7-day mid-range Tanzania lodge safari is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife that this East African country has to offer. From the vast Serengeti Plains to the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, this safari experience will take you on a journey of a lifetime. In this article, we will explore the highlights of this safari, provide useful tips, and delve into the reasons why it is a must-do for every nature enthusiast.
Exploring the Abundant Wildlife
During this 7-day mid-range Tanzania lodge safari, you will have the privilege of encountering a wide array of breathtaking wildlife species. From the iconic African elephants and majestic lions to the graceful giraffes and elusive leopards, every day will offer exciting opportunities for safari game drives and wildlife sightings. The Serengeti National Park, with its annual Great Migration of wildebeests and zebras, provides a mesmerizing spectacle that should not be missed.
Tanzania’s natural beauty is boundless, and this safari allows you to witness some of its most iconic landscapes. The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a unique ecosystem where wildlife thrives within the crater walls. Marvel at the diverse bird species, indulge in the vibrant flora and get lost in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding highlands. Moreover, Lake Manyara National Park, with its flamingos and tree-climbing lions, adds an extra touch of beauty to this already captivating journey.
7 Days Mid-Range Tanzania Lodge Safari – Where to Stay?
While experiencing the untamed wilderness, it’s important to have a comfortable and cozy base to return to after an exhilarating day on Safari. Mid-range lodges are the perfect balance between comfort and affordability, providing a comfortable stay without compromising the authentic African safari experience. These lodges offer cozy accommodations, excellent service, and essential amenities, ensuring that you have a restful and rejuvenating stay throughout your safari adventure, Some of the Famous Camp Lodge are
- Marera Valley Lodge; Is a mid-range elegant Lodge located in Karatu Town, between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater
The Singing Grass Bush Camp; The Singing Grass Bush Camp is a mid-range accommodation situated at the foot of the Hill, in the Vast Plains Of Serengeti National Park Northern Tanzania.
- Baghayo Garden Lodge; Is a Mid-range accommodation facility set on Five acres of the coffee estate near Karatu Town, Midway between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 1: Arrive In Arusha
Your guide will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to your accommodations in Arusha. As local Tanzanians, our guides know the country with un-rivaled familiarity so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.
Take your time to discover the beauty of Arusha city from the Clock Tower (halfway between Cairo Egypt to Johannesburg South Africa) and walk to Maasai Market, proceed to the Arusha Declaration monument and museum, and central market to learn about different African spices, vegetable, and fruits. Visit the Arusha city bus terminal, then later drive to the Cultural Heritage Centre for shopping and later visit the Via Via (Museum) before you go back to your hotel.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Head off for Tarangire National Park, where ancient baobab trees tower over some of the largest herds of elephants in all of Africa Keep a lookout for the hundreds of bird species, Tarangire is known for dramatic interactions between predator and prey at the park watering holes
Overnight stay on the outskirts of Tarangire National Park at the Baghayo Garden Lodge.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park
Named Hemingway’s favorite park in all of Africa, Lake Manyara National Park is a classic Tanzania destination, from its groundwater forest and elusive-tree climbing lions to hippos cooling off in the water and flamingoes frolicking on the lakeshore its sight and sound are unforgettable.
Overnight stay on the outskirts of Lake Manyara National Park at the Baghayo Garden Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park
Head off for the iconic Serengeti National Park, where acacia trees and granite kopjes dot the seas of the waving grass. The Serengeti offers everyday opportunities to spot Tanzania’s most impressive wildlife-including big cats and witness a dramatic moment of the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras.
Overnight stay in the Serengeti at Singing Grass Luxury Lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park Full Day
Today you have the full day to experience the Serengeti. Get up early for a morning game drive and enjoy the sunrise at Serengeti National Park. Catch a glimpse of lions and other predators on their morning hunt. After lunch, you’ll then go for an afternoon game drive.
Overnight stay in the Serengeti at Singing Grass Luxury Lodge
Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Explore the lush highlands and ancient volcanic crater by day and unwind at one of Africa’s beautiful lodges by night..staying on the Crater’s rim offers you early morning access to its wildlife-filled floor before any other safari-goers.
Overnight stay at Rhino Lodge
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Just 10 miles wide, the Ngorongoro crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator populations in all of Africa. Returning back to Arusha in the morning after breakfast, drive back to Moshi/Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport.
Options activities to add on
- Balloon ride in Tarangire/Serengeti
- Crater rim hike at Ngorongoro
- Endoro Fall walk
- Visit Masai boma
The Price Include;
- Full board during the safari
- Professional English-speaking driver-guide
- Private pop-up roof 4×4 Safari Jeep
- Entrance fees to parks and natural reserves,
- All safaris mentioned with unlimited km
- 1 liter of pure drinking water per day
- Guided activities not indicated “optional”
The Price does not Include
- Airfare tickets
- Optional Activities
- Visas, airport taxes
- Health and cancellation insurance
- Tipping, drinks, and personal expenses