Tanzania is a stunning country in East Africa known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty. Going on a 7-day budget safari in Tanzania is a perfect way to experience the country’s magnificent wildlife and landscapes without breaking the bank.

One popular safari route is the Northern Circuit, which includes the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. The Serengeti is famous for its annual wildebeest migration, while the Ngorongoro Crater is home to an abundance of wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos. Tarangire is known for its large herds of elephants and baobab trees.

Accommodations on a budget safari can range from camping to basic lodges. You’ll have the opportunity to see wildlife up close on game drives and even take a guided walking safari.

If you have extra time, you may also want to visit Lake Manyara National Park or the lesser-known but equally impressive parks of the Southern Circuit, such as Selous Game Reserve or Ruaha National Park.

Overall, a 7-day budget safari in Tanzania is a fantastic way to experience the country’s incredible wildlife and natural wonders without breaking the bank with us

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airpot
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
  • Professional driver-guide
  • All park entry fees and government taxes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary (usually in lodges or tented camps)
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
  • International flights to/from Tanzania
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the driver-guide and lodge/camp staff
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (except for water)
  • Optional activities not specified in the itinerary (such as hot air balloon safaris)
  • Any additional expenses not mentioned in the itinerary

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

On the first day of the 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, we depart from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. After an early breakfast, a two-hour drive takes us to the park’s entrance gate. Tarangire is renowned for its vast elephant herds, baobab trees, and diverse birdlife. Our game drive offers sightings of giraffes, zebras, lions, and more. After the game drive, we head to our budget accommodation, a campsite or lodge, for dinner and an overnight stay. We can choose to stay inside the park or in nearby towns like Mto wa Mbu or Karatu. We’ll explore Tarangire with guided walking safaris for closer wildlife encounters and engage with the local Maasai, gaining insights into their culture and lifestyle. Day 1 ensures an exciting and immersive experience of Tanzania’s natural beauty and wildlife.


Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park

On Day 2 of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, you will venture to another unique and stunning national park in the country to experience its diverse wildlife and landscapes.

After an early breakfast at your accommodation in Tarangire, you’ll set out for the next destination. The two-hour drive takes you to the entrance of the chosen national park, where your exciting adventure begins. This park is known for its distinct features, such as vast plains, acacia trees, and an abundance of wildlife. During your game drive, keep an eye out for iconic African animals like elephants, buffalo, cheetahs, and various bird species. After the exhilarating game drive, you’ll return to your budget accommodation, either a campsite or lodge, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night.


Serengeti National Park

During Days 3 and 4 of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, you explore the renowned Serengeti National Park. After breakfast on Day 3, the journey from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti takes you through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a thrilling game drive on the crater floor. Upon reaching the Serengeti, you’ll spend the next two days on morning and afternoon game drives, discovering the vast plains and observing the incredible wildlife. Witness the famous wildebeest migration, along with lions, elephants, cheetahs, and other predators and prey. Your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you about the animals and their behaviors. Additionally, you can enjoy guided walking safaris for more intimate exploration. Your budget accommodation, either a campsite or lodge, within or near the park, offers a comfortable place to relax, enjoy dinner, and reflect on your exciting experiences.


Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On day 5 of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, you’ll leave the Serengeti National Park and head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll start your journey to the crater rim, which takes about 3-4 hours.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Africa’s most stunning natural wonders. Once you reach the crater rim, you’ll descend into the crater for a game drive, where you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos, as well as the beautiful landscape of the crater floor. In the afternoon, you’ll leave the crater and head to your budget accommodation, which could be a campsite or lodge in the nearby town of Karatu. You’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at your accommodation, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s experiences.


Ngorongoro to Arusha

On day 6 of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, you’ll leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and head back to Arusha, where your safari began. After breakfast at your budget accommodation, you’ll start your journey back to Arusha, which takes about 3-4 hours.

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at a Maasai village and learn about their traditional way of life and culture. You can interact with the locals, visit their homes, and learn about their customs and traditions. After your visit to the Maasai village, you’ll continue your journey to Arusha, where you’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city. You can visit local markets, and souvenir shops, or simply relax at your budget accommodation.

Your budget accommodation in Arusha could be a hotel, guesthouse, or hostel, depending on your preference. You’ll have dinner and an overnight stay at your accommodation, marking the end of your safari adventure.




On day 7 of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania, you’ll have the day to explore Arusha before departing for your next destination. After breakfast at your budget accommodation, you can choose to take a city tour, visit local markets, or simply relax and unwind before your departure.

Arusha is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, and there are plenty of things to see and do. You can visit the Arusha National Natural History Museum, which showcases the country’s geological and biological history. Or, you can visit the Maasai Market, where you can shop for traditional African crafts, jewelry, and textiles.

If you’re interested in wildlife, you can visit the Meserani Snake Park, which houses over 25 species of snakes, as well as crocodiles, tortoises, and other reptiles. You can also visit the nearby Arusha National Park, which is home to diverse wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, and colobus monkeys.

After your exploration of Arusha, you’ll have lunch and then depart for your next destination, marking the end of your 7-day budget safari in Tanzania.

7-Day Budget Safari Tanzania

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