Cubs Expeditions Limited

7 Day Best Tanzania Budget Safari

This is a very special tour that concentrates in the Serengeti, to follow the great migration. You will spend at least 5 nights in the park, usually two in the Central Area (largest concentration of big cats) and two where the migration is according to the time of the year. We have designed this particular tour so that you finish the safari in the most remote location in the Serengeti, and then fly from there to your next destination. But we can redesign it to return to Arusha by land and will experience Materuni activities and Coffee activities

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)
  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Day 1
Arusha to Moshi

– Materuni Waterfalls, Coffee tour & Kikuletwa Hotsprings.Our driver will pick you up from our hotel in arusha and drive to moshi region , The village is surrounded by beautiful tropical rainforests giving you a scenic view of the city. You will also get to explore the cultural heritage of the Chagga people such as banana beer and coffee roasted traditionally. You can join in the coffee-making process to its final. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is a good place for a refreshing swim after the hike. You will have the option to have your lunch at the waterfalls or hot springs. After Materuni, you will move to Kikuletwa hot spring with a fantastic pool with warm water and fish in it offering a free leg massage. You will have a few hours to relax, chat, and swim while having a beer/soft drink before heading back to your hotel in Arusha.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 8 am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, you’ll return to the camp for dinner.

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa  the Serengeti National Park  with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central Park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the Park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at campsite .

 Day 4: Full Game Drive in Serengeti

Today will be the “Serengeti game viewing day”. After breakfast this morning, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon, we’ll venture out in another game drive.
Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard and cheetah—watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, flying, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. This is the adventure of a lifetime!

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast in the morning, have a game drive in Serengeti National Park and see the beauty of this great park with a picnic lunch. In the afternoon after lunch, have a game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight stay at Simba Campsite

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park

After early breakfast at around 5:50 am, descend down crater at 6:00 am for 6-7 hours game drive with a picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up-close view of the residents of this World Heritage Site. Enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. In the afternoon, drive back to Sunbright Campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 7: Tarangire national Park to Arusha

You’ll be picked up from your Sunbright Campsite at 7:30 am. You’ll then have a safari briefing and afterwards, we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park. You’ll arrive in good time for lunch. In the afternoon, have a game drive through the park and later drive back to Arusha to your hotel.

Day 1: Venice Hotel 

Day 2: Jambo Lodge lot Sunbright lodge

Day 3: Seronera Campsite

Day 4: Seronera Campsite

Day 5: Simba Campsite

Day 6: Sunbright lodge

Day 7: No Accomodation

Safari package INCLUDES

5 nights budget camping accommodation.
1  night at Venice hotel after the activities of Materuni waterfall and coffee activities and Hot springs tour 
Meals: Full Board – Breakfast, Hot Lunch or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees, Hotel Accommodation.
Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide.
Safari tent, Safari cook and camping supplies.
Materuni waterfall and Hot springs tour

Safari Package EXCLUDES

International air fares.
Any required Visas.
Travel Insurance.
Items of a Personal Nature.
Tips and Gratitudes to Safari Staff.
What to bring:
Clothes. A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
Comfortable shoes.
Insurance: Clients should take out medical and travel insurance

Tour Features

Reviews from Our Clients

Fanny M
Fanny M
Safari au top 🤩 Safari au top avec Cubs Expedition 🤩 Nous avons passé un super voyage grâce à guide français Phidelis ainsi qu’à notre chauffeur qui nous ont accompagnés. Merci à eux !! Et merci au chef car les repas étaient excellents, aussi bien le midi dans les parcs que le soir dans les lodges. Et +1 pour la réservation par WhatsApp avec Humphrey qui été super facile et sans surprise à l’arrivée!! Je recommande a 100%!!
Hichem B
Hichem B
An Incredible journey in Serengeti It was a great experience for me maybe the best trip of my life so far especially with mr Humphrey ! Who was a very helpful personne for me i felt really safe with him everything was all right and we were also very lucky too see all most all wild animals and we had also a veryy good driver and great chief for sure i will come back inchallah in Serengeti another time and it will be for sure with tjis company
Sasa R
Sasa R
Cubs Expeditions - skvělá volba! Cubs Expeditions byla skvělá volba! Na rozdíl od velkých cestovek, které chrlí zájezdy na běžícím pásu tady bylo od začátku vstřícné a osobní jednání. Šéf Humphrey nám udělal program na míru, byl k dispozici kdykoliv, skutečně ve dne v noci a všechno, co jsme dohodli dodržel do slova a do písmene! Nebyli jsme v Africe poprvé, ale to, co předváděl řidič Amani nemá obdobu! Vždycky všude první, spolehlivý, vynalézavý! Řídil jako ďas, přitom komunikoval vysílačkou se spřátelenými kolegy o výskytu zvířat a ještě stihl zahlédnout toho levharta pod stromem! Stejně úžasný byl i kuchař Halid, který i v těch nejobtížnějších podmínkách denně bleskurychle vykouzlil hostinu o několika chodech. Chutnalo nám bez výjimky všechno! Viděli jsme toho tolik, kolik jsme ani nedoufali - včetně kultovní velké migrace pakoňů přes řeku Mara! S Cubs Expeditions kdykoliv znovu, díky! Saša Ryvolová
Magda D
Magda D
10 -day safari My first safari with Cubs Expeditions company was the best choice. An excellent driver and cook who arranged our journey and ensured our comfort. Thanks to the experience of the driver, we saw the maximum of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.10 days on safari.
Tomáš K
Tomáš K
Excellent 10-day safari tour for photographers This time it wasn’t necessary to spend nights reading all safari companies reviews on internet because I directly contacted Cubs Expeditions that I had an excellent experience in January this year. And again I can say it was a really great choice. The safari itself was really extraordinary, specially for me as a photographer. Now we realised 10-days safari tour. We met our guide and driver Mr. Amani again and it was proved true again that he is a real gemstone among guides, experienced and doing his job by his heart. He is very attentive to needs of his clients and for me as a photographer, it was perfect because he was very patient and stopping on spots really good for photographing. Based on his experience, he knows what positions are the best for making the best pictures. Specially in the North Serengeti where we were observing the big migration of animals near Mara river. So going with him is like being in a photographer’s paradise. I also have to mention our chef Halidi. He was preparing very tasty and creative meals and portions were huge, no one was starving. So again, I can honestly recommend going to safari with Cubs Expeditions. Note: These photos were taken on mobile phone.
Petr P.
Petr P.
Extraordinary 10-day safari Second time this year with Cubs Expeditions and I am satisfied again. This September tour was different in comparison with the January one because of other season and also due to different locations. Everything was perfectly arranged again. This time we did 10-day safari, again with an excellent guide and driver Mr. Amani. Visiting the North Serengeti with climbing of Ol Donyo Lengai volcano and observing the big migration of animals was stunning. Then we went to Central Serengeti where we saw completely different scenery than in January, lions and cheetahs hunting zebras and antelopes, hyenas and vultures waiting for the rest of the catch. Cold climate in Ngorongoro offered us a spectacular variety of animals as well. And visiting Hadzabe and Datooga tribes was also great. Our chef Halidi was preparing really tasty meals and no one was starving. This 10-day safari tour was really extraordinary and again I can recommend going to safari with Cubs Expeditions.
Mt Meru 3 days climb We did the Mt Meru hike and a 5-day safari with Cubs Expedition. Emmanuel was our mountain guide and he was great and very professional with a lot of experience. He was very patient with us and adapted to our pace and always watched out for our safety and well-being. He also had a lot of knowledge about the mountain, the wildlife and he told us many interesting things about Mt Meru and generally about Tanzania. The whole crew was very kind to us and the food during both the hike and safari was just amazing. Mt Meru is a super recommended hike, worth doing just for the views from the summit, even if you are not planning to do the Kilimanjaro afterwards. In addition, during the first two days of the Mt Meru hike you walk among animals and have the support of a ranger. In the way we saw giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs and even a small chameleon. The night of the summit we saw the spectacular sunrise over Kilimanjaro, it was very cool. It was an amazing experience.
Carla M
Carla M
Merveilleuse expérience Nous avons fait un safari de 4 nuits et 5 jours entre Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro et Maniara. Une incroyable expérience avec une équipe au top, un super chauffeur et guide et un cuisiner qui prépare de délicieux petits plats! Le contact avec Humphrey le patron de Cubs Expeditions est très facile, il a toujours été disponible, agréable et très arrangeant. Je recommande les yeux fermés!
Sarah S
Sarah S
Expérience inoubliable Une expérience inoubliable, Aziz notre guide était super, il a tout fait pour nous montrer un maximum d’animaux. Et quel plaisir de déguster les bons Khalid après une journée à sillonner la savane. Le parcours Tarangire, Serengetti, Ngorongoro et Manyara est vraiment une bonne option qui permet d’observer un maximum d’animaux dans des environnements et paysages variés. Tout était vraiment bien organisé et facilitant pour déconnecter et profiter au maximum de cet instant unique.
K v B
K v B
The BEST Safari experience ever!! We booked our safari only 2 weeks before leaving. We are with two families 7 persons) and read only good reviews about Humphrey and his team. We send him a text message and he replied immediately. We changed our plans several times. And Humphrey was so flexible and worked with us. Everything we asked him, he arranged it for us. He managed to get us into beautiful lodges and tented camps even though most of the accommodations were fully booked. Every time we send him a text message he replied immediately if it was about accommodation, food, price, artillery nothing bothered him. He just arranged it. When we met hem he turned out to be the most humble and nicest person we met. When we arrived he and his team picked us up from the airport and explained us what the plan was. He introduced his cook and driver to us and made sure we were comfortable before he left. His team was also top!! The cook omg Hamids food was sooo delicious and our driver Azizi was also patient with us. Even though he did not understand a word we were saying during the safari. If you are doubtful about booking a safari with Cubs DONT BE!! The experience we had and the service was absolutely unforgettable….
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