20 Days Tanzania Long Drive Experience

It’s really hard to determine how much time you need to explore Tanzania. This is a round circuit self-drive safari that takes you through the either region of the real safari destination. On the trip expect to encounter numerous wildlife encounters, hike to the summit one of the routes in Kilimanjaro, track chimpanzees, exploring and enjoying the oceanic coastlines of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar archipelago. On this adventure, if hoping for self-drive it’s advisable to have a driver with you due to some other long distances and you’re to take a flight to such destinations.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Today arrive in ARUSHA meet your driver and transfer to your hotel for Overnight and dinner.

Accommodation: Karama Lodge

Day 2: Drive to Serengeti National Reserve


Today following your served breakfast you will transfer to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the most of Tanzania’s famous park mainly due to its thrilling wildebeest migrations. Lunch en-route and take an afternoon game drive in the plain savannah of Serengeti, expect to watch numerous mammals including the famous thousands of wildebeest, antelopes, zebras, giraffes predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs as well many other species.

Accommodation: Kirawira Camp

Day 3: Nature walks and transfer to Ngorongoro Conservancy Area

This morning you will proceed on the spectacular sunrise nature walk taking you closer to wildlife. After the nature walk then transfer to Ngorongoro Conservacy area.

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Lake Manyara


This day you will have a game drive in the  world of wild wonders the Ngorongoro crater. Here are chances of tracking the big five games, and higher concentration of bird species. With lunch en-route transfer to Lake Manyala national Park for overnight and dinner

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5-9: Transfer to Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park

Following your breakfast, drive to Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park with lunch en-route, start on your hiking experience. You will use 5 days return route, hiking at Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the Africa’s most thrilling tourist destination receiving almost the largest numbers of tourists within Tanzania. The possible route for the 5 days returns include the Marangu Route, or the Lemosho Route on the western side of the mountain nearing the boarder of southern Kenya.

Accommodation and food it’s advisable you move with camping equipment.

Day 10: Fly to Mahale National Park

Today following your served morning breakfast, board a flight to Mahale National Park. It’s one of Tanzania’s smallest parks but more attractive tourist destination, reaching the park you can make an inquiry if swimming and snorkeling can be possible at the white powder beaches of Lake Mahale. Sometimes swimming can be prohibited due to the crocodiles which sometimes surface at the lake.

Accommodation: Mt. Kungwe Beach Lodge

Day 11: Track Chimpanzees

Today experience the real wildness of the Mahale Mountain. Chimpanzees here are habituated making it possible to have an up-close encounter experience. Chimpanzee tracking starts with a briefing by the park warden on the tracking etiquette and with an armed park ranger enroll into the forest then search for the endangered species. Encountering the apes you are left with an hour in their presence. After the tracking relax at your lodge.

Accommodation: Kungwe Beach Lodge

Day 12: Drive to Katavi National Park


After your served breakfast, drive to the southward to Katavi National Park. Reaching the park take your time to relax at the lodge. Take an afternoon game drive for wildlife watching through the draining plain, expect to watch wildlife including elephants, giraffes, leopards, among many other wildlife encounters.

Accommodation: Katavi Wildlife Camp

Day 13: Drive to Dodoma

Today following the served breakfast, take on the long journey drive to Dodoma the previous capital of Tanzania. You reach Dodoma in the late evening hours just relax for the next day.

Accommodation: New Dodoma Hotel

Day 14: Explore Dodoma

This day have your relaxed morning mealtime, explore key tourist destinations in Dodoma city including several government building and streets.

Accommodation: New Dodoma

Day 15: Transfer to Mikumi National Park

Today enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then have to drive farther to southeast to Mikumi National Park Tanzania’s fourth largest park. It’s a full day of driving to reach the park, rest for at your lodge for the next day activities.

Accommodation: Villa Hills

Day 16: Wildlife encounter

Today will do a game drive through Mkata floodplain north western of the river, lot of wildlife rewards you can watch including spotting the highest concentration of Buffalos other wildlife rewards are elephants, zebras, giraffes. Find the hippo pool in the northwest of the main gate and birding rewards.

Accommodation: Villa Hills

Day 17: Transfer to Dares salaam

This morning have breakfast and drive to Dares salaam, reaching the coast will be evening hours. Then rest for the next day activities at the coast.

Accommodation: Alexander’s Hotel

Day 18: Explore the beaches and swimming

Today take a morning trip through the town of Dares salaam, visit some of the historical sites including the National Museum and House of Culture and the Village Museum. After the tour return to the beaches for swimming and relaxing.

Dinner and overnight at Alexander’s Hotel

Day 19: Board ferry to Zanzibar

explore and relax at the coastal shores of Zanzibar
This explores the island of Zanzibar archipelago, there’re several

Day 20: Board back to Dares-salaam

This day you will board the ferry back to Dares salaam for your next flight back to

your destination.

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