Cheetah Adventure Safari in Tanzania

This Cheetah safari adventure in Tanzania takes you to where the cheetahs roam free. You get to experience the best that Tanzania offers for a great price! Enjoy a straight-shot journey that takes you to the Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the wild open planes of the Serengeti, where you spend two nights. End your journey by flying straight out of the Serengeti to either Kilimanjaro Airport or Zanzibar Airport to minimize driving time. We recommend combining this trip with Simply Zanzibar. We have hand-picked the best accommodations that keep this trip adventurous and filled with stunning landscapes. This Cheetah safari will be an adventure you’ll never forget!

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Tarangire National Park with World Adventure Tours

The Cheetah safari adventure will take you to the Tarangire national park to start your journey. Tarangire park delivers beautiful landscapes in the dry and wet seasons, known for its high number of elephants and many bird species. Gaze across the planes littered with herds of zebras, wildebeest, and various antelope species. Drive to the Ngorongoro crater, a volcanic caldera hiding within its walls a rich diversity of animals and a salt lake located in the center of the park, one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. Continue onwards to the one and only Serengeti National Park. The drive there exposes you to the great rift valley, a majestic and stunning geographical feature that rips through the landscape and shapes everything around it. Then enjoy this world heritage site – the one and only Serengeti park, with over 4000 lions, 1000 leopards, and over 2 million antelopes and large mammals waiting for you to explore it. During the cheetah safari, you’ll also expose yourself to the rich culture of the nomadic Maasai people by visiting one of their villages. End your trip by flying out of the Serengeti airstrip, which will give you stunning views of the vastness of this park, to Kilimanjaro Airport, or straight to Zanzibar. We highly recommend adding this travel plan to our Simply Zanzibar travel plan. 

Remember to book a balloon safari in the Serengeti as an add-on to this incredible travel plan. If a safari in Tanzania is what you are looking for, please also check out our best-selling Big Five Luxury safari and Off the Beaten Track Safari in Ikoma. We also offer a high-end Leopard Luxury Safari.

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Day 1


Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (Time to be advised), drive to Moshi, and stay at Springlands Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with dinner) or Similar

Day 2


After Breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is a diverse and picturesque African wildlife sanctuary. Game drives in Tarangire feature excellent landscape views of beautiful riverine forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees, and endless rolling hills. Resident animals include elephant, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, rock hyrax, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, waterbuck, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates include olive baboons, vervet monkeys, and bush babies. Other migrant but very common animals include buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra. With a little luck, you may encounter some rare antelope species such as lesser kudu, eland, fringe-eared Oryx, and an African wild hunting dog. Carnivores include lions, leopards, hyenas, and jackals. Tarangire is also a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect to see dozens of species even in the dry season. Overnight at the Highview Hotel.

Overnight Highview Hotel (Full Board) or Similar

Day 3


After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhinos and prides of lion, including the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game you can see include leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro Safari Lodge or similar for a lovely dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Safari Lodge (Full Board) or Similar

Day 4


After breakfast, head to Serengeti National Park via the Ndutu area. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En route to the Serengeti, you can visit a Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore the Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. Most wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains overnight at Ikoma Wild Camp from December to April.

Overnight at Ikoma Wild Camp (Full Board) or Similar

Day 5


After breakfast, enjoy a morning walking safari and brunch served at the camp. Then venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for an afternoon game drive in the park. Enjoy exploring this world heritage site, where the earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Safari Lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.

Overnight Serengeti Safari Lodge (Full Board) or Similar

Day 6


After breakfast, drive for the early morning game drive around the Serengeti’s wilderness before driving to the Seronera Airstrip to catch a flight to Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

Moshi, TZ
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clear sky
Wind: 4 mph
Pressure: 1014 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:11 am
Sunset: 6:21 pm
Kiratu, TZ
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Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1013 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 6:28 pm
Ngorongoro, TZ
1:01 am, October 14, 2023
scattered clouds
Wind: 4 mph
Pressure: 1014 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 6:29 pm

Visit the Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and two full days in the one and only Serengeti National Park. 

  • Budget: This is our adventure budget package. We have selected all the main parks at a great price.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Carefully select accommodations that are comfortable and good bang for your buck.
  • Time efficient: You fly out from the Serengeti and avoid driving back. This means you can fly directly to Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home. 

Visiting Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The Tarangire National Park is known for its massive elephant herds, with over 3,000 elephants calling the park home. The park is also home to much other wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and giraffes. The Tarangire River, which runs through the park, provides a vital water source for the animals, making it an ideal place for game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s most stunning natural wonders. A collapsed volcano formed the crater, home to diverse wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo. It’s also a great place to spot hyenas, cheetahs, and wildebeest. Now the Serengeti National Park, this park is arguably one of the most famous wildlife reserves in the world, known for its annual wildebeest migration. Over 2 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate across the plains of the Serengeti in search of fresh grazing land. The park is also home to much other wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and giraffes. These three national parks offer an opportunity to experience some of the best wildlife viewing in the world and witness some of the most stunning natural landscapes on the planet. It’s a chance to connect with nature and witness firsthand the beauty and power of Africa’s wildlife.



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.

Luxury Safari with World Adventure Tours

Included in the price:

  • Transport with a qualified driver/guide in 4×4 vehicles with a viewing roof
  • Full Board Accommodation (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • National Park gate fees
  • Park Commission Fees
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • Bush Lunch in the Serengeti
  • Bottled water in Safari vehicles
  • 24-hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi

Excluded from the price:

  • Tips for your driver-guide during safari
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during safari
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Balloon excursion
  • Masaai village tour and Olduvai Gorge Tour
  • Meals, drinks & excursions not described in the itinerary
  • International flights – please get in touch with us to organize your international flights
  • Domestic flights – please get in touch with us to organize your domestic flight from the Serengeti Airstrip to Kilimanjaro Airport or Zanzibar Airport
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage

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