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The Ultimate Tanzania Safari: From Arusha to Serengeti’s Grumeti Hills

  • Experience the pageantry of exquisite beasts running free against golden sunrises and glowing sunsets.
  • Indulge in lavish feasts and luxurious accommodations throughout your journey.


Private car: Yes
Transfers: Yes
Meals: All Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners

Arumeru Lodge
Bashay Rift lodge
Olduvai Camp


At IWorld of Travel, we understand that where you stay is as important as the destination itself. Rest assured, we are in the process of hand-selecting accommodations that align with our high standards of luxury and comfort. Our portfolio exclusively features 4 and 5-star properties, as well as boutique hotels that are not just places to stay, but integral parts of your travel experience. These establishments are chosen for their exceptional service, prime locations, and the unique charm that they bring to your journey. We are committed to ensuring that your accommodations will enhance your trip and we look forward to sharing the details with you soon.


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha – Arumeru Lodge
Welcome to Kilimanjaro airport, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to the elegant Arumeru Lodge. Enjoy a delectable dinner and relax in the comfort of your accommodations. (D)

Day 2: Arumeru – Manyara National Park – Karatu – Bashay Rift Lodge
Embark on an early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park, where the Tarangire River attracts a diverse array of wildlife, including the iconic elephants. Journey through Maasai territory, passing Burunge and Manyara lakes, and enter Manyara National Park. Explore the park’s fascinating habitats and wildlife, enjoying a picnic lunch amidst the natural beauty. As the day unfolds, ascend the Rift Valley and retreat to the luxurious Bashay Rift Lodge for a delightful dinner and overnight stay. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – Olduvai Camp
Venture to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you’ll encounter a lush landscape teeming with buffaloes, zebras, gnus, and gazelles. Descend into the crater for an exhilarating safari experience and the opportunity to spot the Big Five: lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalos, and leopards. Enjoy a picnic lunch near a tranquil lake and continue the safari into the afternoon, immersing yourself in the beauty and diversity of the crater’s wildlife. Ascend from the crater and arrive at Olduvai Camp, where you’ll be briefed and allocated your tents. Embark on a sunset walk to the summit of the “Kopjes” and behold the breathtaking Serengeti plains. Overnight at the camp. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Grumeti Hills
Embark on a scenic drive northwards through the expansive plains of Serengeti National Park. Delight in a picnic lunch amidst the natural splendor. In the afternoon, set off on a game drive along the rivers of the Serengeti’s central area, known for its abundant population of majestic big cats, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Continue your journey to the captivating Grumeti zone. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Grumeti – Grumeti Hills
Embark on an early morning guided walking safari, immersing yourself in the pristine wilderness. Afterward, savor a delightful breakfast in the bush. Return to the lodge and indulge in the rejuvenating facilities, including the swimming pool and spa. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon, or opt for a cultural excursion to Mugumu or Ikoma, or a game drive near the lodge. Return for an early dinner and embark on a thrilling night game drive to witness the nocturnal wonders of the wilderness, including galagos, genets, hyenas, leopards, and elephants.

Day 6: Grumeti – Arusha – Departure
Embark on a morning game drive, absorbing the final moments of wildlife encounters in the Grumeti region. Transfer to Ikoma airstrip for a flight to Arusha, where you’ll be welcomed and transferred to Arumeru River Lodge for a delightful lunch. Bid farewell to Tanzania as you’re transferred to JRO airport for your departure flight, carrying cherished memories of your extraordinary journey. (B)

(Note: This is a suggested itinerary and can be customized to your preferences and interests.)

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6 Days / 5 Nights

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