Embark on an extraordinary 7-day luxury safari in Tanzania, where untamed wilderness and opulent accommodations combine to create an unforgettable adventure.
From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the mesmerizing Ngorongoro Crater, immerse yourself in the wonders of East Africa’s iconic landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Indulge in the comfort of luxurious lodges and camps, while expert guides lead you on exhilarating game drives through Tanzania’s most celebrated national parks.
Get ready to witness the raw beauty of nature, encounter magnificent animals in their natural habitat, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
Depart from Arusha and venture into Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire National Park, situated in northern Tanzania, is renowned for its unique and captivating attractions. One of the park’s prominent features is the massive herds of elephants that roam its plains. Tarangire is known for having one of the highest concentrations of elephants in northern Tanzania, making it an ideal destination for elephant enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.
Experience thrilling game drives, soaking in the park’s stunning scenery and diverse wildlife.
Spend the night in a luxurious lodge surrounded by the sounds of the African bush.
Day 2: Lake Manyara
Journey to Lake Manyara National Park, a hidden gem known for its tree-climbing lions and picturesque lake. Explore the park’s abundant birdlife, admire the panoramic views, and encounter a variety of wildlife.
Lake Manyara National Park, located in northern Tanzania, offers a diverse range of attractions for visitors to enjoy. One of the park’s highlights is its picturesque lake, which stretches along the Great Rift Valley.
The lake provides a stunning backdrop for wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Flocks of flamingos can often be seen wading in the shallow waters, creating a beautiful sight.
Retreat to your luxury accommodation nestled in the heart of nature.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Fly to the legendary Serengeti, an iconic wildlife sanctuary and home to the awe-inspiring Great Migration. Delve into the park’s vast plains on game drives, witnessing the dramatic scenes of predators and prey.
Unwind in your lavish camp, surrounded by the untouched beauty of the Serengeti.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Embark on another day of exploration in the Serengeti. Marvel at the abundance of wildlife, from herds of wildebeest to graceful cheetahs and majestic elephants.
Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms of the African savannah, capturing incredible photographs and unforgettable memories.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Descend into the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater, an ecological marvel and haven for diverse wildlife. Witness the breathtaking landscapes and encounter an array of species, including the endangered black rhino.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to one of Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater. This massive volcanic caldera is teeming with wildlife, making it a haven for animal lovers and photographers.
Within the crater, visitors have the opportunity to spot an incredible diversity of species, including lions, elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, and rhinos. The crater’s unique ecosystem supports a high density of animals, providing an unforgettable safari experience.
Luxuriate in a remarkable lodge perched on the crater rim, offering panoramic views.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
Spend another day exploring the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Absorb the beauty of the crater’s floor, teeming with wildlife against the backdrop of the caldera walls. Capture the perfect shot of lions lazing in the grass or spot a flock of vibrant flamingos on the soda lake.
Day 7: Return to Arusha
Bid farewell to the enchanting wilderness as you journey back to Arusha. Reflect on your extraordinary safari experiences and cherish the memories of encountering Africa’s iconic wildlife. Depart with a sense of fulfillment and a desire to return to Tanzania’s captivating landscapes in the future.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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