10 days Self Drive Holiday in Tanzania

10 days Self Drive Holiday in Tanzania

Self drive holiday in Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire national parks the Tanzania most renown game reserves is awesome. Above all you will drive through the rough African terrain in the middle of the no where, surrounded by herds of animals. Simply this is what it mean by self drive tour experience in Africa.

Start your Self Drive holiday by driving towards Ngorongoro crater the largest and intact caldera which host about 30,000 different species of animals. Some commonly seen animals in the crater include lions, buffaloes, wildebeest, zebras, hyenas and many others. These animal were migrated into the crater to the sufficient availability of water and green pastures. The crater is also the home to various birds species include the flamingos.

Self drive Holiday in Serengeti

After enjoying a brilliant game viewing in the crater the Self Drive holiday Tour takes you to Serengeti national park which is the world most famous park with the largest population of wildlife in the world. The common animals of serengeti include lions, elephants, zebras, and wildebeest among others. In addition to that this park host the migratory wildebeest and Zebra which move in different parts of the park as from December to August of each year.

The last portion of your Self drive Tour will be spent in Lake Manyara and the Tarangire National Park. These parks have remarkable number of wildlife and diverse landscapes. Doing self drive in these parks is also a phenomenon and will add value to your African Safari experience.

Self Drive Holiday Program


Day 1: Start the self drive holiday

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, met and greet by our representative who will show you the vehicle and handle it to you.

After taking the vehicle start your Self drive holiday in Tanzania by driving to Ngorongoro highlands via Arusha town for lunch. Arrive Ngorongoro in the late afternoon for leisure stay which followed by dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.

Perched up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall at Ngorongoro highlands, Kitela Lodge offers perfect accommodation for Self drive safari in Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park. This lodge consists of 20 cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation and a working farm.


Day 2: Self Drive holiday in Ngorongoro Crater.

Today you shall continue with the self drive tour to the Ngorongoro Conservation area for a full day ngorongoro crater tour. The crater boast the Early morning breakfast, leave the lodge for a self drive into the Ngorongoro crater. The  where you will spend a full day conducting

The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place for self drive holiday in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’.  The crater is also the home to the rare black rhino, good populations of lion, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.  Other wildlife which can also found in the crater includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle. Over 400 species of birds are also found in Ngorongoro Crater.


 Day 3 – 6: Self drive holiday in Serengeti

Early breakfast, then depart for a self drive holiday in Serengeti National Park. Enjoy the game drive in the Serengeti plains searching for the Migration herds. The Serengeti national parks is the leading safari destination as well as self drive safari in Africa due its abundant wildlife and nature. During the migration you can easily spot predators such as lions, hyenas, cheetahs chasing and killing their prey. You will be spending the nights at Kubu kubu Tented Camp on full board.

Kubu kubu tented camp has designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cozy and with the right amount of luxury. Guests can attend to the show of the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents.


Day 7: Serengeti – Maramboi

Today you shall continue with your self drive tour by departing Serengeti National park to Maramboi area which is located within the Lake Manyara ecosystem southern of Lake Manyara National Park. After the arrival spend the afternoon at leisure in the lodge, dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge

The Maramboi tented lodge is situated at a prime location in the fields of golden vegetation within the ecosystem of Lake Manyara. Right from the lodge you can see a variety of animals such as zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles among others. A walking safari can also organize from the lodge which is guided by a Maasai guide into the nearby areas which surround the lodge.


Day 8: Self drive holiday in Manyara

Breakfast at the lodge, depart for a self drive into Lake Manyara National Park. This park has the size of 330 square kilometers of which 220 sq kilometers is the Lake Manyara which the park derived its name from. The Lake Manyara national park boast a good population of elephants, wildebeest, hippos along with so many giraffes, and buffalo. Other animals of Lake Manyara include warthog, waterbuck, zebras, impala, and waterbuck.


 Day 9: Self drive holiday in Tarangire

Breakfast, continue with the self drive holiday in Tarangire national park which is located to the south east of the Great Rift Valley. This park has the area of about 2,600 square kilometers which cross cut by the Tarangire River which stands as main source of the water for animals during the dry season. The park has also several wide swamps which dry into green plains during the dry season in the south. Late Afternoon drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


 Day 10: Maramboi – Arusha- Kilimanjaro Airport

Breakfast at the lodge, depart the lodge Kilimanjaro International Airport via the Arusha town. Our representative will meet you at the airport for the handing back the vehicle.

Self Drive Holiday Price

2 people @ US $ 2557

3 people@ US $ 2110

Self Drive Holiday Cost Includes

All park fees and  concession fees
Vehicle Rental Fees


Self Drive Holiday Excludes

Accommodation at the parks
Driver salary

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11 Days Self Drive Tour Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

11 Days Self Drive Tour Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Self drive Tour in Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara national park the northern Tanzania national parks. These parks have remarkable numbers of wildlife and diverse landscapes for a memorable Africa safari experience. On your own experience the self drive tour to the Vast Tarangire park then drive through the beautiful escarpments of the rift valley towards the Ngorongoro highlands. Stop by the Ngorongoro crater view point to enjoy the panoramic view of the crater and proceed with the journey to Serengeti.

Serengeti national park which with no doubt is the leading self drive tour in Africa with an astonishing landscapes habituated by hundreds of thousands of game animals. Experience the great wildebeest migration in the vast plains of the Serengeti National parks on your own.

Utilize the last day of your self drive tour by visiting the Lake Manyara national which is the UNESCO world heritage site rich in diverse landscapes. On our views we think that the self drive tour can also utilized for the honeymoon safari holidays


Self Drive Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive – Arusha Town

Arrive Kilimanjaro international Airport, met with our representative and transfer to our office in Arusha for signing the contract and drop all other required documents then handled the vehicle. Depends with the time you may opt to overnight in Arusha waiting for the next day.

Recommended Hotels: Arusha planet Lodge, Impala Hotel


Day 2: Self Drive Adventure Safari in Tarangire

Today you will start the self-drive adventure safari by driving to Tarangire National Park which is located an approximately 150 kilometers south west from Arusha town. There is a paved road from Arusha to Minjingu area and the remaining portion of about 30 kilometers from Minjingu to Tarangire is trypical rough road. While on the way you may enjoy to see the beautiful landscapes, the maasai steppe and some small maasai villages scattered along the road. You may arrive maasai people will also be seen stand alongside the road but you shouldn’t take them a picture until you ask for their permission. Arrive Tarangire for lunch then embark in the afternoon game drive till evening when you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Option Accommodation: Roika Tented Lodge, Lake Burunge Tented camp, Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.


Day 4: Self Drive Adventure Safari Lake Eyasi

Today you will drive for about 125 kilometers from Tarangire to the small town of Karatu via Mto wa Mbu. As you pass mto wa Mbu you may at the Lake Manyara view point which is located on rift valley escarpment. At this point you will enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake Manyara National Park and the Lake. From Karatu you will then follow the dirty road for about 72 kilometers towards Lake Eyasi area then the Yaeda valley which is the home to the Hadzabe and Datoga people.

The Hadzabe community live in a primitive ways of life and they depends of jungle fruits, honey and wild animals for their daily meals. The local Hadzabe guide, will take you to their homes and you will learn about their traditional ways of life. Furthermore you will go hunting with the Hadzabe men and enjoy the traditional dance with the Datoga tribe. In addition to this the Traditional barbeque (Goat Meat) will be prepared for you.


Optional Lodge: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge, Kisima Ngeda Camp


Day 5: Self Drive Adventure Safari Ngorongoro

Today you at morning hours you will continue with some cultural activities with the Hadzabe bushem. After taking lunch you will then depart to Karatu area where you will overstay.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.


Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast leave the lodge for self-drive adventure safari to Ngorongoro crater drive through the natural and evergreen forest of the Ngorongoro highland. As you arrive descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The crater is estimated to host about 30,000 animals including the remaining Tanzania’s black rhino. The common seen animals in Ngorongoro Crater include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. The crater is also host the largest population of predators which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and then ascend the crater rim back to Karatu.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.


Day 7 – 9: Self Drive Adventure Safari Serengeti

Today you will continue with the self-drive adventure safari to the world famous park “The Serengeti” via the Olduvai Gorge. After tour of Olduvai Gorge continue to Serengeti National Park and enjoying an exciting game drive along the way. Arrive Serengeti in the afternoon and continue with the game drive till evening. Continue with the game viewing for the next day in the Serengeti national park searching for the herds of the wildebeest migration. In addition to that you will have a high chance to see lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and many other wild animals including hippo, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, Thomson gazelle, just to mention a few.

Note: For the month of July and August you will have to spend one night at in Central Serengeti and 2 nights in northern Serengeti

Optional Accommodation:

December – February: Lake Ndutu Safari Lodge, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented camp, Ang’ata Migration Camp, Tanzania Bush Camps.

March – June: Serengeti Safari Lodge, Angata Migration Camp, Serengeti Heritage Camp, Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

July – August: Angata Migration Camp, Tanzania Bush Camps etc.


Day 10: Serengeti to Karatu  

Enjoy leisure breakfast at the lodge, then depart for game drive with packed lunch en-route to Karatu. You may also opt to stop in one of the Maasai boma located in Ngorongoro Conservation area for a cultural tour. Continue with the journey and arrive Karatu in the late afternoon hours for leisure stay, dinner and overnight.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.


Day 11: Karatu Town – Lake Manyara – Arusha Town

After breakfast you will check-out and take off with a picnic lunch to enjoy along the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This lake is famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lion, hippo, baboon and many more wild animals. Later in the afternoon you will drive to Arusha Town then to the airport for your onward flight back home. You will meet our representative at the office and drive with him to the airport where you will handle the vehicle back to him.

End of services

Price Includes:

Vehicle Rental Fee


Price Excludes

Fuel and park entrance fees



6 Days Self Drive Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

6 Days Self Drive Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Self drive safari in Serengeti the East Africa’s Largest and an immensely rewarding place to visit. Drive across great plains abound with legions of game, snow-capped mountains soar above dusty valleys and rainforests teem with monkeys and birds. Over a quarter of the country’s land is devoted to national parks and game reserves, so everything from pristine coral reefs to remote game reserves are protected.

Tanzania is the quintessential image of Africa and the leading destination for self drive safaris with legendary travel destinations like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara, the Rift Valley and the Tarangire National park. The Serengeti national park host the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the annual migration of an estimated two million animals as they search for greener pastures. Proceed with the self drive safari to the nearby Ngorongoro crater which boast the most densely concentrated population of African mammals on earth, including lion, elephant, buffalo and the endangered black rhino.


Detail Tanzania Self Drive Safari


Day 1: Tanzania Self Drive Safari  in Tarangire

Today you shall start your Tanzania Self drive Safari by driving to Tarangire National Park the journey of about two hours drive. Conduct game drive in Tarangire National Park which boast the largest herds of elephants and bufallos. This park is also dotted with giant baobabs tree which offers shades to Elephants during summer. National park is featured by the Tarangire river which is main source of water. Large herds of animals tends to graze along the bank of the river during the dry season so you are advised during your self drive safaris in this park to drive at this location. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or camp


Day 2: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Lake Manyara

Breakfast then proceed with the self drive safari to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a small park with good terrain which makes it be one of the best destination for self drive safaris. This park is known to have a variety of wildlife which range from herbivores, predators and hundreds species of bird life. Overnight at the Camp or Hotel


Day 3- 4: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Serengeti National Park

The self drive safari today is heading to the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the continent the Serengeti National Park. Today uou will get the opportunity to self drive across the beautiful landscapes of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti Plains where you will spot different species of animal. Depending with the season of the year you will be able to witness the greatest wildebeest Migration. During the migration the game of chasing and killing done by predators toward herbivores are not rare cases. Dinner and overnight in the lodges or camps


Day 5: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Ngorongoro

Breakfast then start the self-drive safari to Ngorongoro Crater via the olduvai gourge. Olduvai Gourge is the home to the earliest man in the world. Arrive Ngorongoro area in the afternoon. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the hotel which will be followed by dinner and overnight.


Day 6: Ngorongoro Back to Arusha

Today you may opt to drive back to Arusha or do the morning game drives in the crater then in the afternoon drive back to Arusha.
End of the Self-drive Safari


Tanzania Self drive Safari cost
Vehicle Rental Fee: US $ 1240


Safari Cost Excludes
Vehicle Rental Fee for 6 days


Self-drive Safari Cost Excludes:

Park fees,


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