Lodges or Tented Camps Safaris

The Classic Safaris concept is made for the travelers who are looking for a tailored journey and comfort while on safari. If you are looking to be close to nature during the day, but appreciate the ease of home in the evening, then these safaris are for you. Here, you have the best of both worlds: your own private safari vehicle with a professional driver/naturalist guide to show you the best of Tanzania’s National Parks and the pleasure of beautiful lodges or luxury permanent tented camps where you can enjoy a hot shower and relax with a cocktail while admiring the sunset. Many of these lodges have swimming pools, making them an ideal place to chill during the hot midday hours, and they often offer additional services such as massage, the perfect way to recover after a long day drive!

Lodges or Tented Camp safaris

Lodges or Tented Camp Safaris – Serengeti

How to book such a safari?

  • Send us an email specifying the number of persons traveling, the number of days you wish to travel and an idea of your budget
  • Specify your personal interest, any special needs, requirements or wishes
  • We will send you a personalized quotation


  • Our sample itinerary can be entirely tailored to your needs and budget
  • Selected lodge accommodation in Arusha before & after the safari on B&B basis
  • Professional driver/naturalist guide with first aid certificate
  • Safari in full board
  • All park fees and taxes included

7 Days Classic Safari in Lodges and Tented Camps
This sample itinerary can, of course, be customized to follow your interests, needs and budget from charming and simple
to luxury and extravaganza. Everything is possible. Please email us to get your own tailored quotation either on individual basis
or for a group of your own

Day 0 – Arusha
On arrival at Arusha or Kilimanjaro International airports, you will be greeted by Tropical Trails and transferred to Karama Lodge, our own charming place set in the forest on the outskirts of Arusha town. Overnight at Karama Lodge (B&B) www.karama‐lodge.com

Tarangire Elephant

Day 1 – Tarangire National Park
The adventure begins with an easy morning drive to reach Tarangire National Park; Africa at its best, with a very diverse landscape of open savannah plains, acacia woodland with large stands of doum palms and ancient baobab trees, carved by the huge herds of elephant. You can view a magnificent array of birdlife and some mammal species rarely seen in other parks, such as kudu and gerenuk. Tarangire is also known for its tree climbing pythons. Relax by the pool during the hot early afternoon followed by a game drive along the Tarangire River, the life-line of this fascinating park, where you are likely to find elephant, lion and occasionally leopard in the fig trees that line the river bank.
Return to the lodge or tented camp in time for a sundowner on the terrace overlooking the river, before enjoying a hot shower, dinner and a good nights’ sleep.

Day 2 -Tarangire & Lake Manyara National Parks
Early morning game drive in Tarangire, breakfast at the lodge then drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara.
Lake Manyara Park is nestled between the Rift Valley wall and the shores of the soda lake. It is characterized by the ground water forest, and acacia woodland which opens out into grassland as you approach the lake shore.
Have a picnic in the park by one of the many fresh water streams, and then spend the afternoon searching for the tree climbing lions, elusive leopard, and inquisitive giraffe or watching the groups of hippopotamus in the river pools close to the shore line. Leave the park to reach your lodge or tended camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast drive up the rift escarpment, cross the rich agricultural farmland of Karatu before entering the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Climb through the indigenous forest to reach the rim of the crater from where you get your first breathtaking view into Ngorongoro Crater, one of the worlds’ largest calderas, before driving round the rim and descending to the vast Serengeti Plains. Take a short stop at Olduvai Gorge, the ‘cradle of mankind’. Continue across the plains. Stopping for a picnic lunch under the acacia trees, as you take in the vastness of these grassland plains dotted with granite kopjes.
Serengeti National Park is arguably the most famous game park on Earth. More than three million large mammals share this eco-system. It is possible to see the “big five”, cheetahs, elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, crocodile, and numerous species of antelope and gazelle and over 500 species of birds all within the Serengeti.
Arrive at your lodge or tented camp in the early evening in time to appreciate an African sunset.

Day 4 – Serengeti National Park
Full day in the Serengeti to explore this amazing eco-system, find the wildebeest migration, search for a sleeping leopard up a tree, follow the circling vultures to a recent lion kill or study the birdlife. You can choose to stay out all day or return to your lodge for lunch and a siesta before venturing out again in the cooler evening temperatures and then get back to your lodge or tented camp before sunset.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater
Take your last early morning game drive in the Serengeti or take a spectacular hot-air balloon flight over the plains. This is an unforgettable experience to drift silently over the plains and really gives you a better impression of the vast vista of Serengeti. Take a picnic en-route to Ngorongoro. Drive around the rim of the crater to your lodge or tented camp from where you can witness the sun setting across the crater.
Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Standing 2236 m. above sea –level, Ngorongoro is a caldera, a sunken volcanic crater, the floor of which sits some 2000ft below the highest point of the rim with one shallower end, allowing migration of the game (with the exception of giraffe). This breathtaking natural amphitheatre contains permanent water and a range of eco-systems that nourish as diverse a range of wildlife as is possible in such a small area. Overnight, in your chosen Lodge or tented camp, by the crater.

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour.
This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is host to an astonishing array of wildlife and you may be lucky enough to see rhino, elephant and lion, as well as large herds of zebra and wildebeest.
The crater is a photographer’s paradise with plenty of wildlife all set with the perfect backdrop of the crater wall.
A picnic lunch is enjoyed overlooking one of the hippopotamus pools. Continue the search for amazing wildlife during the afternoon before returning to the lodge. Stay a second night at your lodge on the rim of the Crater.

Day 7 – Arusha
After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the Crater, drive back to Arusha with a visit to the local craft markets of Mto Wa Mbu. Choose to take a picnic lunch or to arrive in Arusha for lunch at the Karama Lodge giving you time to do a final walk in the nearby Suye Forest.

If you wish to extend your stay, we can, of course, help you to build an extension either to discover the parks in southern Tanzania, to undertake a cultural tour or just to relax in Zanzibar.