Simba Adventure Safari in Tanzania

An affordable safari that will blow your mind, we dare you to find a safari that is better priced! Visit the three hot spots of the Northern Circuit, the Serengeti National Park, the Tarangire National Park, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and finish off with a dip in the cool water of the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. A great price does not mean that you need to compromise on quality. Enjoy!

From $1300
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Book your Simba Luxury Adventure Safari with World Adventure Tours, and take a sustainable approach to your travels. We are a certified **Travelife Partner**. Visit the Serengeti National Park, one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the great migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals move across the plains in search of food and water. You’ll also have the chance to spot the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos – and many other fascinating animals. Tarangire National Park is known for its stunning baobab trees and its large herds of elephants. You’ll also have the chance to see lions, zebras, giraffes, and many other animals in their natural habitat. The Ngorongoro National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the incredible Ngorongoro Crater. This enormous volcanic crater is home to a vast array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, and many others. You’ll also have the chance to visit the nearby Maasai village and learn about this fascinating culture’s traditional way of life. Finally, Chemka Hot Spring is a hidden gem you won’t want to miss. This natural hot spring is located in Moshi and offers the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. The crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming, and the surrounding forest offers a peaceful and tranquil setting.

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Day 1


Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. After clearing customs, look for your driver. They will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. Your driver will transport you to Moshi.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar

Day 2


Welcome to the start of your safari, and welcome to Tanzania! You’ve chosen a fantastic place for your safari journey, and we’ll get you started with an introductory briefing before we head out to begin the trip you’ve been dreaming of. We think you’ll be impressed with Tarangire National Park. Most visitors love the distinct shapes of the baobab trees silhouetted against the sky, making this place feel like a fairy-tale African landscape. Or visitors remember the elephants that roam in family bands everywhere throughout the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll also encounter the big cats – lions especially, cheetahs and leopards – that are always possible here. And there’s a fair degree of certainty that you will tick wildebeest, giraffe. Nicely positioned away from the main road through town, Karatu’s Highview Hotel gets the important things right with simple rooms with mosquito nets and private bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, a restaurant with outdoor dining, a bar, and a gift shop. It’s a fine place to break up the journey between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 3


You’ll never forget the time you spend in the Serengeti. Perhaps it will be the sightings of leopards and cheetahs as they show their skills as feared hunters of the plains and valleys. Or that unforgettable moment when an elephant family feeds alongside your vehicle, so close you could almost reach out and touch them. Or the first time you hear a lion roar. Then there are the herds of buffalo, zebra, or wildebeest so large that they move as one across your horizon, like a river. All of these experiences are possible in the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful parks in Africa. You’ll enjoy the safari experience of a lifetime on your guided game drive through Serengeti National Park. A guide will help you look for big cats, elephants, and more as you drive through so many classic safari landscapes.

Overnight at Serengeti Wildebeest Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 4


Today, you will have half a day game drive in the Serengeti as you make your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Ngorongoro Wild Camp has a lovely remote feel in the southern sector of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is a little away from the busy crater rim area. Still, it is just a short drive from the wildlife action. Safari tents and cottages make up the camp, which giraffes sometimes visit. There’s a bar, restaurant and swimming pool here.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 5


Today, you’ll visit Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most beautiful natural sights, where you’ll experience otherworldly beauty with extraordinary wildlife. Watch as, from above, the morning mist rolls up and over the crater rim, and notice how the steep walls suggest a place unlike any other. Down below on the crater floor, explore a lost world preserved in a state of pristine isolation that shelters lions and hyenas, elephants and black rhinos, flamingos, and golden jackals. There are also forests, hippo-filled lakes, a salt pan, and hyena dens, and you’ll never lose the sense that you’ve stumbled into a safari theme park where everything’s wild. You’ll be based at Springlands Hotel Moshi for your visit to Ngorongoro Crater. It’s an excellent place to return at the end of your safari day.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 6


Soak in the healing hot springs of Kikuletwa, off the Moshi–Arusha road. Your Tanzanian safari is drawing to a close, and we’re sure you will enjoy it as much as we have—Karibu sana.

Moshi, TZ
10:16 pm, October 13, 2023
few clouds
Wind: 9 mph
Pressure: 1015 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:11 am
Sunset: 6:22 pm
Kiratu, TZ
10:16 pm, October 13, 2023
overcast clouds
Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1014 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 6:28 pm
Ngorongoro, TZ
10:16 pm, October 13, 2023
overcast clouds
Wind: 4 mph
Pressure: 1015 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:19 am
Sunset: 6:29 pm

This Simba Luxury Adventure Safari is a great way to experience the Northern Circuit for those on a budget. But that does not mean you will not have the trip of a lifetime. Here are a few reasons why you should really consider picking this travel plan:

  • The three main parks are all on this travel plan: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park.
  •  The accommodation is comfortable, charming, and great value for money. Take a look at the videos in the Accommodation tab. 
  • Safari guides who speak English know the ins and outs of the parks and education in conservation and the animals. This will give your safari experience depth.
  • Finish off your trip with a day trip visiting the Kikuletwa Hot Springs.

What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania. Currently, this can be obtained online,  on arrival at airports and border crossings, and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?

We carefully select the accommodation on safari so that you are comfortable and relaxed and can experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere during your safari. All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to use insect repellent to further protect yourself, especially outdoors in the evenings.

Is Tanzania safe to travel to?

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.

When does the wildebeest migration take place?

The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water. In November and December, the herds of wildebeest can be found in the northern Serengeti near the Kenyan border, where they start calving. As the rains stop and the dry season sets in, the herds begin to move south in search of water and fresh grazing. By April and May, the herds are usually in the central Serengeti. By June, the wildebeest and other herbivores gather at the Grumeti River, where they must cross to continue their journey south. By July, the herds are usually in the eastern Serengeti; by August, they move into the northern region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?

Drinking tap water in Tanzania is generally unsafe, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick. You can buy bottled water at most shops, hotels, and restaurants in Tanzania. When traveling in Tanzania, it’s also important to avoid drinking water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams, which may also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, use bottled or filtered water to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after brushing. Additionally, avoiding ice in drinks and peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them is a good idea to reduce the risk of ingesting contaminated water.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?

Tanzania is home to many national parks, but the most popular ones for safaris are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?

Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.

What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.

What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?

Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks. Some safaris may also include flights to remote areas or walking safaris.

What should I wear on my safari?

It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects. Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots for walking safaris or nature walks. Sandals or flip-flops can be worn around camp but may not provide enough protection for outdoor activities. A hat or cap to protect your head and face from the sun. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright sunlight. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings. Swimwear if you plan to visit a lodge or camp with a swimming pool. A rain jacket or poncho if you’re traveling during the rainy season.

Included in the price:

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Taxes / VAT, Park fees
  • 4×4 transport with English-speaking local driver/guide as above
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and all meals during the safari

Excluded from the price:

  • Domestic and International flights
  • Balloon excursion in Tanzania
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, Visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drinks during the Safari
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

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