Safaris

Terrapin Safaris Offers a number of Safari Packages for you to choose from, it’s all about Tanzania and the rest of East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda). Feel free to go through our safari packages and let us know your best choice or come up with amendments that you think might make your best package look better or fit most into your needs.

Here are our suggested Safari packages:

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights Safari to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights Safari to lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Arusha National Park.
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights Northern Tanzania Safari (includes most of the Northern Tanzania National Parks).
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights Ngorongoro Crater Highlands Trekking (mostly trekking Safaris).

5 Days / 4 Nights Safari to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Day 1: Pick-up from your lodge in Arusha by your driver guide and cook to depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive followed by dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Campsite.
  • Day 2: Early breakfast then depart for Serengeti National Park, en-route game drive, picnic lunch and a short afternoon  game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
  • Day 3: Early breakfast followed by a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park (early morning, mid and afternoon game drives), all meals covered. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
  • Day 4: Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim, en-route game drive, dinner and overnight stay at Simba Campsite.
  • Day 5: After breakfast we descend to Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive, lunch at Hippo Pool picnic site. Ascend to the crater rim and depart for Arusha.

7 Days / 6 Nights Safari to lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Arusha National Park.

  • Day 1: Pick-up from your lodge in Arusha by your driver guide and cook to depart for Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Campsite.
  • Day 2: Early breakfast then depart for the Serengeti via Oldupai Gorge. Picnic lunch and then an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Lobo Campsite.
  • Day 3: Early breakfast followed by a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
  • Day 4: Early breakfast then a morning game drive through Serengeti National Park. We return to our campsite for lunch then depart for Ngorongoro Crater rim, with a game drive en-route through Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Campsite.
  • Day 5: Early breakfast and then descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive with a picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. In the afternoon we will  ascend to the crater rim for Tarangire National Park with dinner and overnight stay at Wild Palm Campsite.
  • Day 6: Early breakfast followed by a game drive in Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we drive to Arusha National Park, with dinner and overnight stay at Colobus Campsite.
  • Day 7: After breakfast a combination of a guided walking safari and game drive in Arusha National Park, then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight.

8 Days / 7 Nights Northern Tanzania Safari (includes most of the Northern Tanzania National Parks).

This tour is great for those who don’t want to miss out on any of the magic offered by the National Parks of Northern Tanzania.

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Moyoni lodge.
  • Day 2: Pick-up from your lodge in Arusha by your driver-guide and cook departing for Lake Manyara National Park to arrive for picnic lunch. The afternoon game drive will be spent in Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at the Twiga Campsite.
  • Day 3: Early breakfast then we depart for Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, Shifting Sands and lunch. We spend the afternoon on a game drive ithrough Serengeti National Park with dinner and overnight stay at Lobo Campsite.
  • Day 4: Early breakfast followed by a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park with our famous picnic lunch. We will have a late afternoon drive to Seronera Campsite for dinner and a well deserved rest.
  • Day 5: Depart with a packed breakfast for an early morning game drive through Serengeti National Park. We stop for lunch and then depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an en-route game drive through the Serengeti. We stay overnight at Simba Campsite on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater.
  • Day 6: Early breakfast and then we descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon we ascend to the crater rim and head for Tarangire National Park where we stay overnight at a local camp-site.
  • Day 7: Early breakfast followed by a game drive in Tarangire National Parkwith picnic lunch. In the afternoon we drive to Arusha National Park and stay overnight at the Colobus Campsite.
  • Day 8: After breakfast we have a combination of a guided walking safariand a game drive in Arusha National Park. You will then be transferred toKilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight.

8 Days / 7 Nights Ngorongoro Crater Highlands Trekking (mostly trekking Safaris).

This tour is for those who like to immerse themselves in nature.

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Arusha for dinner, staying overnight at Moyoni Lodge.
  • Day 2: After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater, via the Serengeti, for game viewing inside the crater with a picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Dinner and our overnight stay will be at Simba Campsite on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Day 3: Early breakfast and then we depart with your guide for a crater tour on the way to Nainokanoka Village (50km from the Simba Campsite).  If we arrive early enough we will visit the Olmoti Crater and view the Munge River waterfalls and the crater. The crater is the source of the Munge River which drains its water into the Ngorongoro Crater, and is a 45-60 minute walk from the camp. Dinner and our overnight stay will be at  Nainokanoka campsite.
  • Day 4: Early breakfast and then we commence our trek from Nainokanoka to Empakaai Crater (5-6 hours) accompanied with luggage laden donkeys (Maasai landrovers) and your Maasai escorts through the beautiful Maasai lands and indigenous villages. Here your guide will explain about the culture of the Maasai people and Tanzania in general.You will pass the Elbulbul Depression where the Maasai livestock mix-graze with herds of Zebra and Wildebeest and discover the rich bird life.Dinner is served as we camp overnight on the rim of the Empakaai Crater.
  • Day 5: Early breakfast and then we start our trek from Empakaai Crater to Nayobi Village (4-5 hours). It is worth arising early  so you don`t miss the beautiful panoramic sunrise above the lake in Empakaai Crater. After lunch we re-pack the donkeys to start our 7km trek on the rim of the crater heading for Nayobi Village where we fill our water bottles and enjoy the custom of the locals. After this break  we trek to our campsite under the acacia trees for dinner and a well deserved rest.
  • Day 6: Early breakfast and then we commence our trek from Nayobi Village to Lake Natron (3-4 hours) Where we will discover more beautiful landscape while walking down to the floor of the Rift Valley, on the way taking in the sights of Lake Natron, Oldoinyo Lengai and the vast Serengeti plains, on arrival we will take a breather and enjoy lunch. After our rest we will be picked up by 4×4 vehicles and driven to Lake Natron Campsite where you can refresh yourself in the Lake Natron River. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Lake Natron Riverside Campsite.
  • Day 7: After an early breakfast we take a tour to view the famous Pink flamingos of Lake Natron also teeming with a large variety of other bird species. We then return to camp for lunch and spend the afternoon at Lake Natron River Waterfalls for a refreshing swim in the fresh, clear, clean water coupled with some rest and relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Lake Natron Campsite.
  • Day 8:  We commence our ascent from Lake Natron toward the summit of the active volcano Oldoinyo Lengai  (Maasai for “The Mountain of God”) at midnight,Taking 6 to 7 hours to climb up the summit (2878m). On the Summit on a clear day you will have a great view of the Serengeti Plains and Lake Natron. If you are lucky you can also see Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. We will rest and enjoy our packed breakfast while we take in the scenery. After descending (3-4hrs) we will be picked up and returned to the campsite for lunch. On finishing lunch we will proceed to Arusha then be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight.
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