Wildlife Parks of Tanzania

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 12 Days | Arusha to Dar Es Salaam
  • Group Size: Max 6

Trip Details


This African adventure starts among Tanzania’s most famous wildlife reserves before taking you to the country's remote, under-explored national parks of the southern circuit. Embark on wildlife drives in Lake Manyara National Park (keeping your eyes open for elusive tree-climbing lions), meet one of the researchers at the Serengeti Wildlife Research 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 spectacular landscapes of Tanzania.

Trip Highlights

    • Hear from a scientist at the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre, then set out on safari into the surrounding plains.
    • Meet local Maasai during a village visit, and opt to build a clean-burning stove for the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves Project.
    • Discuss the importance of conserving African wildlife with a ranger from Ruaha National Park.

Itinerary - 12 Days

Day 1 — Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 — Lake Manyara National Park

Visit Mto wa Mbu village and take a guided cultural walk before a traditional lunch with a local family. Continue to our safari camp located outside Lake Manyara National Park to embark on an afternoon game drive with phenomenal wildlife viewing. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 3 & 4 — Serengeti National Park

Travel through the Rift Valley and visit a Maasai village to learn about its people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstoves project. Take a guided tour of the village, meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, and opt to help build a stove. Then visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum and Visitors Center before heading to our safari camp. Embark on more game drives and visit the Serengeti Wildlife Research Centre for a lecture by a researcher. Opt to take a sunrise balloon safari. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 5 — Ngorongoro

Continue wildlife viewing on the drive out of the Serengeti to our comfortable tented camp. Relax this evening and watch an African sunset over the hills. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 — Ngorongoro/Arusha

Depart early into Ngorongoro Crater–a UNESCO World Heritage site–for a wildlife drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha. (1B, 1L)

Day 7 — Arusha

Enjoy free time to explore Arusha. (1B)

Day 8 — Ruaha National Park

This morning catch a flight to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest national park, which harbors an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge and enjoy a wildlife safari drive. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 9 — Ruaha National Park

Spend a full day viewing wildlife with our expert safari guide inside this vast and remote park, keeping an eye out for lions, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and impalas. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 10 & 11 — Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy one last morning safari drive in Ruaha before catching our flight to Selous Game Reserve, a World Heritage site. After settling into our camp, board a boat on the river for an evening safari. The rivers of Selous are the lifeblood of the park that attract an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird life. The next morning, rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive. The park is known for its numerous lion prides, zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 12 — Dar Es Salaam

Enjoy a morning safari walk before catching a flight to Dar Es Salaam. From Dar Es Salaam, depart at any time. (1B, 1L)

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.


  • Jun 15 - 26, 2018 (sold out)
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  • Jul 20 - 31, 2018 (sold out)
  • Aug 17 - 28, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 12, 2018
  • Sep 07 - 18, 2018 (sold out)
  • Sep 21 - Oct 02, 2018
  • Oct 12 - 23, 2018
  • Nov 02 - 13, 2018
  • Dec 21, 2018 - Jan 01, 2019
  • Jan 18 - 29, 2019
  • Feb 16 - 27, 2019
  • Mar 02 - 13, 2019
  • Jun 21 - Jul 02, 2019
  • Jul 05 - 16, 2019
  • Jul 12 - 23, 2019
  • Jul 19 - 30, 2019
  • Jul 26 - Aug 06, 2019
  • Aug 09 - 20, 2019
  • Aug 16 - 27, 2019
  • Aug 30 - Sep 10, 2019
  • Sep 06 - 17, 2019
  • Sep 20 - Oct 01, 2019
  • Oct 11 - 22, 2019
  • Nov 01 - 12, 2019
  • Dec 13 - 24, 2019
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 08, 2020

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Activity Level


Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

Click here for a description of all activity levels.

What To Expect

Please note that on domestic flights to and from our safari accommodations, each passenger's checked and carry-on luggage may not weigh more than a combined total of 33 lbs (15 kgs) and must be packed in small soft-sided bags. This regulation is strictly enforced by the airlines.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $1,159

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

Safari Camp/lodges (5 nights), hotels (3 nights), comfortable tented camps (3 nights)

Meals Included
11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners. Allow an additional $205–270 for meals not included.

4x4 safari vehicle, plane, boat, walking

What's Included

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.