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6-Day Tanzania Lodge Safari: Discovering Tanzania’s Marvels

Embark on a remarkable journey through the wild wonders of Tanzania with a 6-day lodge safari. From the captivating landscapes of Tarangire National Park to the legendary Serengeti and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, this adventure promises an unforgettable encounter with Africa’s most iconic wildlife.

With comfortable lodge accommodations, expert guides, and thrilling game drives, immerse yourself in the heart of the African wilderness, where lions roar, elephants roam, and nature unveils its awe-inspiring beauty at every turn.

Get ready for an extraordinary safari experience that will leave you with lifelong memories of Tanzania’s natural treasures.

Below is our sample itinerary for your 6 days Tanzania lodge safari. We can offer you family as well as group safaris, depending on your budget and travel preferences.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer to your lodge in Arusha
  • Relax and prepare for the safari

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

  • Depart from Arusha to Tarangire National Park (about a 2-hour drive)
  • Full-day game drive in Tarangire, known for its large elephant herds and baobab trees
  • Overnight stay at a lodge in or near Tarangire

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

  • Morning transfer to Serengeti National Park (either by road or domestic flight)
  • Afternoon game drive in the Serengeti, renowned for its wildlife and the great wildebeest migration
  • Overnight stay at a lodge in or near the Serengeti

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Day 4: Serengeti National Park

  • Full-day game drive in the Serengeti, exploring different areas of the park and observing wildlife
  • Optional hot air balloon safari at sunrise (if desired, additional cost and pre-booking required)
  • Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

  • Depart from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural sanctuary with diverse wildlife
  • Full-day game drive in the crater, including opportunities to spot lions, elephants, and rhinos
  • Overnight stay at a lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater rim

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park and Return to Arusha

  • Morning transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
  • Game drive in Lake Manyara, known for its tree-climbing lions and birdlife
  • Afterward, head back to Arusha
  • Overnight stay at at a hotel in Arusha

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Day 7: Departure

  • Optional city tour or visit to a local market in Arusha (if time allows)
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure

Remember that this itinerary can be adjusted to your preferences. Contact us through the form below regarding this tour and we can customize it to your specifications and budget

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    Luis Eduardo Torres R.
    Luis Eduardo Torres R.
    12:29 27 Dec 19
    Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
    rommel carlos
    rommel carlos
    21:27 17 Oct 19
    Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
    Robert Schlag
    Robert Schlag
    21:43 14 Oct 19
    Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
    Malou Carlos
    Malou Carlos
    20:46 10 Oct 19
    We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
    Rob Lovemore
    Rob Lovemore
    09:55 07 Oct 19
    our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
    02:36 03 Sep 19
    We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
    A Google User
    A Google User
    14:20 29 Aug 19
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
    Maurine Limo
    Maurine Limo
    12:12 10 Dec 18
    I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more
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