Tanzania – Real Safari Experience

Go on a real life safari on the savannah

Observe the animals and sleep in tents

Tanzania has a lot to offer and this trip combines the best of both worlds. Spend the first days with early mornings where we will meet the nocturnal animals on the way to their hiding spots after a night of hunting. Be amazed by the size of the elephants, the height of a giraffe and the roar of a lion. After a couple of days on the savannah, it is our turn to give back to the friendly community in the area. We will help enhance the children’s school life by helping out at the local primary school.

Signature U.Trip

This is a signature U.Trip – hand crafted and delivered by the passionate travel team at U.Trips.  It has U.Impact Experiences while unapologetically focusing on Responsible Travel Practices and People + Planet First founding principles

At a glance

From: $1,440

Tanzania Safari

This is an amazing adventure for anyone who wants to experience a true African safari. This adventure starts in the city of Arusha, located an hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Spend your first day in Arusha where you will meet the locals. We recommend you try a cold beer at the Old Railway Café before the welcome dinner in the evening.

The first 5 days of your adventure will be spent on the savannah, so remember to pack your safari hat, binoculars and sunscreen. These days will be spent scouting for The Big 5 along with many other animals that call the savannah their home. The lions and black mambas will be lurking in the high grass, the hippos are sunbathing in the watering holes while the crocodiles are waiting a bit further down the stream for their unaware prey. We will also be visiting the world’s largest unfilled volcano caldera and discovering what animals will be living in the crater.

During the safari, you will be sleeping in tents in the savannah to give you the most authentic experience. And since we are sleeping on the animal’s territory, they might come close to our camp, but no worries there will be guards there.

  • Get friendly with the locals in Arusha
  • Experience a true African safari with local guides
  • Sleep in tents in the savannah
  • Spot The Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Watch how survival of the fittest is rule number one when predators are hunting for their prey

Today the adventure begins! You will most likely arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where a guide will meet you and take you to your hostel. You will have time to relax and get adjusted to the warmer weather before our welcome dinner in the evening.

(Dinner included)

Day 1 - Arusha

Grab your binoculars and safari hat – today is the first of many safaris! We will start at Tarangire National Park. This park is the closest one to Arusha and is also the largest. The park is known for having huge elephant herds, so keep your eyes open. You will spend the night in Karatu where you will be sleeping in two-person tents.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 2 - Tarangire National Park

Today we are gonna explore the world’s largest volcano crater. After breakfast, we will drive to the Conservation Area where you will have an amazing viewpoint over the crater. Hereafter we will continue the drive down into the crater where we will be scouting for animals. We will end the day at Serengeti National Park where we will sleep in tents in the savannah.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3 - Ngorongoro Crater

You can decide if you want to spend the whole day in the park, or if you wanna return back to the lodge for lunch. No matter what you decide, you will spend the day driving around the park and spotting animals. The black mamba might be lurking in the high grass, the hippos laying in the watering holes and eagles in the sky – so look all around. In the evening we will fall asleep to the roar of the lions.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park

We will spend another day in the park, trying to see if we can spot some new animals. We will be heading for the exit of the park and stop at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the way out of the park. Here you will have the opportunity to visit a real Maasai tribe and get to hear about their culture. At the end of the day, we will drive back to Arusha.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 5 - Serengeti National Park

Today is the day where we give back to the locals and the community in the area of Arusha. We will help the local government primary school by enhancing the children’s school life. This is done by painting classrooms, repairing blackboards, building toilets and much more. It is possible to donate a small amount to the school if you want to.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 6 - Arusha

After a week filled with unforgettable experiences, it is time to go home. Do you wish you could extend your stay? Don’t worry – extend with a week in paradise, more specifically Zanzibar! Ask our U. Crew for availability.

(Breakfast included)

Day 7 - Departure

We can help you!

This itinerary is a guide only. Given the spontaneous nature of our trips, our lack of control over the weather,
and many other factors that can effect a group, where we go and what we do each day may vary.

Always included: 

  • Covered by the Travel Guarantee Fund in Denmark
  • 100% climate-neutral travel
  • Professional travel experts and local guides
  • We do all the planning for you
  • Personalized meetings before departure
  • 24/7 emergency telephone
  • Your own personal travel profile with program, add-ons, flight tickets etc.
  • Packing list and advice
  • Certification of participation
  • Advice and assistance with booking flights
  • Possibility of purchasing cancellation and travel insurance
  • All entrances and fees for experiences
  • All tour accommodation


Included on this trip:

  • Accommodation on safari
  • Sleep in tents in the savannah
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • All entrances fees to the national parks
  • Visit world-renowned national parks and try spotting The Big 5
  • Try and spot elephants herds in Tarangire National Park
  • Explore the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Drive around Serengeti National Park and explore the wildlife
  • Stop at Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Visit a Maasai tribe and learn about their culture
  • Give back to the community and help at a local school

  • Flights
  • Insurance

$240 per person
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U.Impact! Experiences

After five days in the savannah with lots of amazing experiences, we give back to the local friendly community. We don’t believe that children are there for entertainment.

Instead this U.Impact! Experience is about enhancing children’s school life, by helping out at the local government primary school. So, roll up your sleeves and be ready to paint classrooms, build toilets, repair blackboards and do lots of other work they can use our help with. If you want to, it will also be possible to donate money to the school at the end of the day.

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Your expected footprint on this trip: 0.83 tons of CO2

(not including flights). Find out more about our commitment to net-zero travel and how you can lower your footprint.

Accommodation: 407kgs Approx. 11 nights at 37kgs per night Transport: 308kgs Approx. 1503km at 21kgs per 100km Optional activities: 30kgs Approx. average (2 activities) Food & drinks: 11kgs Approx. 700g per day Boats: 1kgs Approx. 25km at 19g per km

Your local investment on this trip: USD$3,150

The average expected amount our U.Traveller’s spend that goes directly into the local economy.

Find out more about our love for supporting local businesses

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  • More inclusions, head to head, than other trips meaning you get more value for your spend, you see more and you experience more!
  • Invest in yourself and your future with a U.Trip that seamlessly combines the fun, excitement and adventure of gap year and backpacker travel with Impact Experiences that add value to your ‘self’ and your CV.
  • U. creates the opportunity for you to challenge your own understanding of the world with first hand experiences of local communities and the challenges facing them.
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