An Africa safari is no doubt on many peoples bucket list, and no wonder it really is one of the best experiences going. With so many destinations and parts of the world to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming. Safari’s are not cheap and making sure you get the best out of your money is a big consideration.

Africa is the typical Safari destination and offers the most choice. There are hundreds of companies offering a wide range of itineraries. You can go along the budget end, camping and cooking your own food, or you can go really up market and go for the 5star option.

It really is up to you, for us the cheaper the better, at this end of the market you really get up close to Nature.

Below is a sample itinerary you may like to choose, it offers 7 wonderful days on Safari in Tanzania. Which is about the right amount of time for you average trip. It would also allow to add a few days luxury at the end on the beach.

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara

The Lake Manyara national park is the starting point, after a morning drive, arrive in time for lunch at the lake. The afternoon will be spent on a wonderful “game drive”. During the afternoon you may well encounter some the park’s natural inhabitants :- Elephant’s, Lions and huge flocks of pink Flamingo’s.

The evening will be spent camping in the park, enjoying an evening bush meal under the stars.

Day 2 – Serengeti Plains National Park

After enjoying a hearty breakfast (trust us you’ll need one), the tour will head for the world famous Serengeti National Park.

The park really is the heartland of wild Africa, with endless plains the continue as far as the eye can see in all directions, these plains are home to the largest density of wildlife in all of the African plains.

The main viewing point is the Seronera River, which as a main watering hole attracts a large amount of wildlife.

Day 3 – Serengeti Plains

Splitting the day into two different game drives, gives the perfect opportunity to see the most.

It is very likely to spot Thomson Gazelle, Ostrich, Cheetah’s, Lion’s and Cobra’s.

Lunch will be spent at the Seronera lodge visitor center, which also offers the chance to view the exhibits and learn more about the wildlife of the area.

Day 4 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation area, is an absolute must, this is home to one of the most important discovering since the dawn of time. It was here that the skulls of the “Nutcracker man” were found which is one of the oldest links in human evolution.

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater

Descending into the crater is a magical experience in itself, but nothing that compares to the sights in the crater. Home to the largest collection of wild animals in Africa, it widely believed over 30,000 animals call the crater home. Including the worlds last remaining Black Rhino, Zebra, Buffalo, Warthog, Hippo and the large African Elephant.

This is sure to be one the best days of your trip

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

After a long morning drive, and a well earned lunch, the afternoon is spent enjoying the Tarangire National Park.

The park is very green, and swampy making it the perfect habitat for lots of animals.

Day 7 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

The morning is spent enjoying one final game drive in the park. Before an afternoon transfer back to Arusha.

You then may choose to head home and back to normality of working life, or if you have time head to a beach resort for a few day’s R&R. Believe me after 7 manic days, you’ll need a rest.

We hope to have wet your appetite for a Safari…