8 Days Tanzania Budget Safari

This 8 Days Tanzania wildlife safari offers travelers ample time to explore the best of Tanzania wildlife visiting Tanzania’s famous national parks.

Wildlife in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife in Tarangire National Park

Brief Itinerary – 8 Days Tanzania Budget Safari

  • Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi or Kilimanjaro Airport; Drive to Moshi
  • Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire National Park – Afternoon game drive
  • Day 3: Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Rim
  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
  • Day 6: Transfer to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge
  • Day 7: Serengeti National Park Game Drive
  • Day 8: Depart For the Airport

Detailed Itinerary – 8 Days Tanzania Budget Safari

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi or Kilimanjaro Airport; Drive to Moish

On the first day of your 8 Days Tanzania Safari, your Jewel Safaris guide will pick you up at either Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi or Kilimanjaro Airport.  From the airport, you will drive south to the town of Moshi, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This journey will take a couple of hours from the Kilimanjaro Airport, and 6-7 hours from Nairobi, including crossing the Kenya/Tanzania border. Your guide will stop on the way for lunch at a local Tanzanian restaurant so you can taste some local dishes.  In addition, there are a number of craft shops selling locally made Maasai arts and crafts, where you are most welcome to stop and have a look around. You will be taken to your accommodation in Moshi for check-in and relaxation. Moshi is a small town at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and a very popular spot for people about to climb the mountain.  There are many small hotels, restaurants, and craft shops in town.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast on the second day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park, about a 2-hours journey.  You will be taken to your hotel for check-in, relaxation, and lunch.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

After lunch, you will go for an afternoon Game Drive in the Park. The Tarangire National Park is part of a larger ecosystem that has varied topography and wildlife inhabitants. There are many opportunities to encounter a wide variety of mammals and predators here. Before nightfall, you will return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast on the third day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will be taken on an all-day safari in Tarangire National Park.  The early morning Game Drives tend to be the most intense, as many animals avoid the high temperatures that occur later in the day.  Many predators, such as lions, seek out shelter when the heat is intense and conversely, in the cooler times of the day, they are out hunting.  It is very likely you will see a ‘kill’ in the early hours of the day. Lunch will be a picnic in the park, a traditional Safari adventure on its own. Sitting and having lunch while viewing the roaming animals as they pass by.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Rim

After breakfast on the fourth day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will drive to the fabled Ngorongoro Crater.  You will be guided around the rim of the Crater with the help of a park ranger, as well as a Maasai guide. This will be done with the aid of donkeys.  This particular game viewing is spectacular, as the vistas from the rim are breathtaking.

Ngorongoro crater-4 days Tanzania Safaris

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You will follow the track around the rim through open woodland and acacia forests.  To the right you will stop at a simple camp set up in a remote location where one of the significant rivers flows off the highlands, entering the crater below. Here at the camp, you will be served lunch. In the late afternoon, you will then be taken to your lodge for an evening relaxation as you wait for dinner.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

After an early breakfast on the fifth day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will go on a morning Game Drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater itself.  As with the morning game drive you experienced in the Tarangire National Park, you will see predators out hunting in the cooler temperatures of the early morning. Lunch will be a picnic on the Crater Floor.  The floor itself is busy with many herds moving about and grazing on the green pastures. After the lunch break, you will proceed with the afternoon game drive. The crater is not very large but the density of the wildlife within its boundaries is astonishing. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park & Olduvai Gorge

After breakfast on the sixth day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will depart Ngorongoro for the Serengeti National Park, which starts at the western edge of the Crater.    En route, you will pass via Olduvai Gorge, one of the more famous spots for travelers to visit.  You will be taken directly to your lodging in the Serengeti for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you will go on an afternoon Game Drive in the Serengeti. The Serengeti is the most diverse ecosystem of all the parks and protected areas in East Africa.  Its size is such that even though this is the most visited of all wildlife spots, it is rare to encounter other tourists and other vehicles. Before nightfall, return to your lodge for a rest and dinner.

Overnight at preferred accommodation facility.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park Game Drive

After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a morning game drive.  These are the most intense of the wildlife viewing venues, and the most memorable of times for most visitors to the Serengeti.  Your guide will take you off in a totally different direction, so you can visit another unique sector of this huge park. You will return for lunch at your lodge. After lunch, you will be taken on an afternoon Game Drive. This time to yet another totally different area, to seek out the wildlife that inhabits this sector.  Serengeti is not just vast plains with herds roaming and grazing, there are wetlands, swamps, rivers, and forested areas.  During the course of the day, you will be taken to a number of these totally different areas.

Before nightfall, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at the preferred accommodation facility.

Day 8: Depart For the Airport

After breakfast on the last day of your 8 Days Tanzania safari, you will start your journey through the park to either Kilimanjaro Airport or Nairobi Airport, depending on where your departure is from. En route, you will have the opportunity to stop and visit the Maasai gift shops on the road to purchase any souvenirs or gifts.  In addition, lunch at a local Tanzanian restaurant will be provided, where you will be able to try some interesting and unusual local dishes.

End of 8 Days Tanzania Safari 

Package includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Airport
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Package Excludes

  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • International airfares

Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry