Travel in Tanzania

This awe-inspiring safari in Northern Tanzania covers two national parks providing an unparalleled game-viewing experience. Both the N'gorongoro Crater and the Lake Manyara National Park offer up some of the most widely ranging examples of the diversity contained within Africa. In addition to an encyclopedia of wildlife, the Great Rift Valley offers such natural oddities as a soda lake and other dramatic views of the patterned areas of this portion of our earth.

Proposed Itinerary

Day One:

After breakfast, participants will be picked-up at their respective project followed by a journey to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day's safari accompanied by a picnic lunch. Located within the daunting confines of the Great Rift Valley, said park is recognized for its cornucopia of wildlife, including buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo… just to name a few.

Accommodation: Campsite (shared accommodation) Meals Included: lunch & dinner

Day Two:

Journey to the N'gorongoro Crater for a day-time game drive. The naturally-occurring elements barricading animals within the crater's high-reaching, restricting walls (as high as 2000 feet), the specimens of wildlife is so diversified and often includes: lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos and antelopes as well as a prismatic catalog of bird specimens and other wild animals. The group will also have a picnic lunch on the crater's wide bottom.

Accommodation: Campsite (shared accommodation) Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day Three:

Voyage to Tarangire National Park for a full day's safari accompanied by a picnic lunch. Native land to a vast number of elephants (in upwards of 1000), Tarangire National Park offers numerous chances to observe lions, cheetahs, and leopards in addition to its massive diversity of wildlife as well as the symbolic Baobab tree. Tarangire National is an ornithologist's paradise, offering a variety of feathered species, including some of the most aggressive birds of prey flapping their expansive wings over the famously-varied fauna rich in birds of prey and an incredible diversity of avifauna.

Accommodation: GC home base or Budget hotel Meals Included: Breakfast & lunch

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change to meet alterations in field conditions.

Dates and Price


Flexible/climate/ground coordinator determines


US $1049 ONLY for current Global Crossroad volunteers

Program Fee Covers:
  • Domestic, in-park transportation in a modified 4-wheel-drive vehicle, including a releasable roof hatch for documenting the experience
  • Services of a professional safari guide
  • All meals as noted in itinerary
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees and camping fees
  • All accommodations as per itinerary
Program Fee Does Not Cover:
  • Tips (for safari guide and/or camp staff)
  • Other items of personal consumption (i.e. alcohol, bottled water, etc)

Please note:our safari packages are with verified, certified travel guides. When you arrive in Africa, you will almost certainly be approached by different people offering safaris to tourists for a cheaper price – in most cases, these are individuals with one vehicle and no back-up, and if they show you certification, it is almost always a forgery. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of our careful research and utilize the services of the partners we've formed in Africa. Our insurance will cover you through those trips, and you'll be in very safe hands, with people who take their responsibilities seriously and won't leave you unaccompanied at a campsite or on the road when their vehicle breaks down in the middle of a safari and they have nobody to call for back-up. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we hope it's high on your priority list, as well!