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[6 days] Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari Tanzania

  • Trip Type: Private (Guided)
  • Group Size: Min 1, Max 12
  • Departure Date: Flexible
  • Bookable From: June - October; December - March
  • Duration: Excursion (4-6 days)
  • Physical Rating: Easy
Category: Countryside
Activity: Safari

This ethical safari in Tanzania will take you through the Serengeti National park as well as the Ngorongoro Crater area. Plus, your safari trip will be carbon offset!

Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The wildlife viewing is out of this world and big cats are especially easy to see. All members of the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) can be found in various Tanzanian parks and reserves. All five are also present in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is well-known for being the biggest undisturbed volcanic crater in the world. It is also known for attracting many popular big game animals, which makes it great for safaris.

We respect the animals on our game drives by not feeding them and informing our guests about the consequences of feeding the wildlife. We never lead hunting safaris and we never participate in off-roading, which can kill some species.

Almost 40% of Tanzania is protected and set aside for conservation, which means that it’s easy to go on a Tanzanian safari for extended periods of time and drive from park to park while rarely leaving the bush. Our ethical safari in Tanzania also allows you to spend 2 nights in the Serengeti, 1 day and night exploring Ngorongoro and visiting the crater, and 2 nights in Arusha.

🌤️ Seasonal Notes: The best time for this safari trip is June through October, and December to March. June through October will have less rain than December to March. Temperatures are relatively consistent year-round (around 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit), being on the warmer end from December to March.

📋 Itinerary

This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yūgen Earthside for more information.

Day 1: Arusha [Tanzania] (arrival day)
Day 2-3: Central Serengeti
Day 4: Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Day 6: Arusha (departure day)

🌱 Sustainability

🌱 We focus on organizing responsible and ethical tours that make places better for people to both live in and visit. Our dream is to combine community development with cultural tourism and conservation. We believe that the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world's natural habitats, cultural heritage sites, and communities.

🌎 We are a member of Carbon Offsetting Tanzania and for every wildlife safari done with us, we offset the carbon impact and travelers will receive their carbon offset certificate. We provide Leave No Trace Tanzania training to our workers and donate some of our profits to planting trees in Moshi.

🐘 We do not indulge in animal slavery, cruelty, or luring through bait during the wildlife experiences.

💼 Our company has created employment opportunities for more than 400 locals (porters for our ethical Kilimanjaro climbs, guides, chefs), which helps with Tanzania's unemployment problem.

🤝 We profit-share with the community so that tourism is benefiting everyone.

🏷️ Our prices reflect fair and ethical wages for all; we do not exploit any of our crew, and also ensure the community benefits from the tourism revenue as well (for example, we support disabled children, help fund the building of schools, and provide financial education to our staff).

⚕️ For every client, we ensure one child in Moshi gets health insurance for 1 year.

🏡 We stay at lodges that use or are trying to use renewable energy and that serve local and organic food to guests.

  • Clear sustainable travel policy
  • Social / Environmental Impact
  • Tourism Dispersal
  • Behavioral Awareness Education
  • Small Group Travel
  • Listen to Community Feedback
  • Adhere to Strict Environmental Standards
  • Conserve Ecosystems/Preserve Biodiversity
  • No Animal-Harming Tourism
  • Use Renewable Energy
  • Participate in Certified Carbon Offsetting
  • Donate to Reputable Climate or Energy Group
  • Local/Organic Food Served
  • Provide Local Employment
  • Fair Wages / Fair Trade
  • Ensures Good Working Conditions
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Tours Benefit Local Community
  • Connect Travelers to Local Products
  • Engage with Local Communities
  • Inclusive & Non-discriminatory Hiring

📌 Location

Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.

A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

🏷️ Pricing

🏷️ The price of $2,190 USD is per person for 2+ travelers. Children under 12 receive a discount. Children under 2 are free. Request price for children according to their age.
🏷️ Request price for solo travelers.
🏷️ Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.
🏷️ See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
🏷️ Price is the same for Private trips (where you request a departure date) and Small-Group trips (where you join a pre-set departure date).
🏷️ Price can change if you prefer budget accommodations (see FAQs). Contact us to discuss.

  • Deposit per person

    30% of trip price, non-refundable

  • Solo traveler

    contact for price

  • 2+ travelers

    price per person (excl. flights)

    $ 2190
  • Single supplement

    single lodge/room

    $ 450

ℹ️ Other Info

📧 If you're ready to book this trip, or if you still have some questions, contact us to let us know!

To reserve your spot on a tour, a non-refundable deposit equal to 30% of the trip price will be required. If you need to cancel, your deposit will be kept as a lifetime credit which can be used on a future trip.

📅 This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date for when it is safe to travel. It's also a private tour, meaning you will only be traveling with those you book the trip with.

⚕️ Be sure you have traveler's insurance.

😷 If you choose to travel before a vaccine is widely available, be sure to get a negative test result prior to arriving. You should also have both a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.

Special precautions:

Safari vehicles are sanitized and we ensure travelers have hand sanitizer. Masks are required. Temperatures will be taken at each new accommodation.

💭 Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Easy" mean?
A: Safaris are done from the comfort of vehicles, but clients may choose to do safari walks if they want.

💭 Q: What is the accommodation like?
A: This is a mid-range tour which includes 3 to 4 star hotels. (If you prefer a budget tour with 1-2 star hotels, hostels, and campsites, reach out to us for pricing and accommodation options.)

💭 Q: Is this tour fully escorted?
A: Yes, this trip is fully guided either by a driver who also is a guide, or by a driver and a guide.

💭 Q: Is this trip good for solo travelers?
A: Yes, it is safe and feasible for solo travelers also. Solo travelers can book this as a private tour.

💭 Q: What kind of a car do you provide?
A: Game drives are in pop-up roof, 4x4 vehicles.

💭 Q: Do I need a visa?
A: Yes, you will need a visa upon arrival in Tanzania.

Duration: 6 days; guests choose their desired start date.
🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
🚗 Transportation: Game drives are in pop-up roof, 4x4 vehicles.
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels