8 day Simba Safari
8 day Simba Safari
View the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, hippo filled Lake Manyara and the lush Tarangire National Park on a trip that takes in some of the most iconic sights in Africa - making it a true trip to remember
Tour highlights
  • Enjoy stunning views over the Great Rift Valley
  • Explore the diverse landscape and admire the varied wildlife to be found in the Lake Manyara National Park
  • Marvel at the wide open plains of the Serengeti as you track game and pay a visit to a Masai village
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater as you seek to see the ‘Big Five’ of African wildlife
  • Journey to Tanangire National Park to explore the diverse landscape and take time viewing the wide array of game and birdlife
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Day 1: Arusha
You’ll land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you’ll get your transfer to your hotel, just a short distance from Arusha City Centre.
  • Standard: Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Superior: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Spend the morning at leisure and have a safari briefing before lunch, then depart Arusha on a vehicle safari through the Masai Steppe, driving past numerous picturesque villages and plantations. Travelling through the town of Makuyuni, continue onwards to your lodge on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara in the distance.
  • Standard & Superior: Lake Manyara Serena (B,L,D)
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, enjoy a game drive through Lake Manyara National Park. You’ll return to the lodge for lunch, then journey northwest across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands, which are filled with wheat and coffee plantations. You’ll enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the vast plains of the Serengeti – keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you approach Serengeti Serena Lodge. Adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the natural landscape.
  • Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Today is all about wildlife, as you go in search of Africa’s famous Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Along with its resident elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, the Seregetti sees the annual ‘Great Migration' of over a million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra. 
  • Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you’ll set off across the Serengeti plains towards Ngorongoro, stopping en route for a picnic lunch. You’ll arrive at your lodge in time for dinner, when you can take in the views from the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
One of the main highlights of your tour awaits, as you set off after breakfast to explore Ngorongoro Crater. Often referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife arena, Ngorongoro is the biggest intact volcanic caldera on the planet, and the crater floor is home to an array of wildlife. There are several distinct habitats here, including forests, swamps and grasslands – all of which are filled with animals. To give you plenty of time to take in this unique experience, you’ll return to your lodge in the late afternoon. 
  • Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Superior: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park
You’ll leave Ngorongoro Crater behind you after breakfast, as you head southeast past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. Passing through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll see scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations, before journeying down the spectacular escarpment on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into Tarangire National Park. Enjoy lunch when you arrive at your lodge, before setting off on a game drive in the afternoon. 
  • Standard & Superior: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 8: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
After breakfast, you’ll head to Arusha, driving through the authentic Masai Steppe, which is filled with African villages and plantations growing maize, coffee and bananas. On arrival in Arusha, you’ll have a bite to eat before your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight. 
  • Standard & Superior: (B,L)
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels, content and services are not guaranteed, but we and our suppliers will ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard.
  • Meet and greet services
  • Transfers
  • Seat in 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Game drives and crater tour
  • All accommodation and meals as specified: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Visas
  • Airport tax (to be paid locally)
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • Drinks and dining tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance

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