Kilimanjaro Region Tours
7 Days Cultural and Wildlife Safari

7 Days Cultural and Wildlife Safari

By Gilmag Safaris
This 7 day lodge and tented camp safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. You will encounter wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes: monkeys in the forest, lions on trees, elephants amongst acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will visit the world famous Serengeti National Park, the breath-taking Ngorongoro National Park, Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. The landscapes are jaw-dropping and the variety and volume of wildlife you will see are unforgettable. You also get the opportunity to visit Lake Natron for a cultural tour with the local masai community, enjoy the cooling water of Ngaresero waterfall and see the millions of flamingoes by the lake. At Lake Eyasi, you will hunt with the Hadzabe people and mingle with the Datoga tribe.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 2-100
Duration: 7 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

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  • Unlimited supply of bottled mineral water
  • Flying Doctor Emergency Evacuation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Eyasi
  • Entry/Admission - Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ngorongoro Crater
What's not included
  • Accommodation after safari
  • 1. International, Visa Fees
  • Tips to guides and hotel staffs

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
    Visitors who don't require pick up will be met at the agreed location
Pickup details
  • On arrival at the Airport, a representative and tour guide from Gilmag Safaris will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel in Arusha.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport Rd, Tanzania
  • Arusha Airport, JJJF+QXJ, Arusha, Tanzania
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 227487P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 227487P1

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    About the operator
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    • Gilmag Safaris
      Arusha, Tanzania
      Joined in June 2018
    • michaeldY6062TU
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exciting Safari at Ngorongoro National Park
      I had a safari with Gilmag in Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater and Tangarire National Park. It was our first time in the area and Mary and Gilbert made sure we had the best safari experience. Our guide Gilbert seem to know the spots we would easily find the animals we were eager to see and was patient with us during the safari. We also visited several indigenous communities like Hadzabe and Maasai I recommend Gilmag Safaris fi you want to get professionally done bookings and seamless transfers and experience in the wild. Thank you Mary and Gilbert
      Written 1 July 2024
    • roselinea985
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best 14 days Kenya-Tanzania Safari
      Our 14 days Kenya-Tanzania, organized by Mary at Gilmag Safaris, was absolutely spectacular, far surpassing even our highest expectations. This trip was the best vacation I’ve had up to date. We found Gilmag Safaris randomly online. When booking a trip for Africa who knows where to start? I am glad we found Gilmag. Mary will probably learn reading this review that I was in discussion with 3 other tour operators during the planning stage. Not only was Mary more responsive than the others but her trip was the best value as well. I’m happy that Mary recommended that we visit 3 different parks (Kenya – Masai Mara, Naivasha and Amboseli. Tanzania – Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire) in both countries - both were wonderful but had differences and we saw all of the big 5 and experienced so many amazing sights Preparation and organization was excellent, every day a highlight, all things were safe. We had a wonderful experience in the planning of our Safari and had an absolutely FANTASTIC holiday! I wish I could relive this exact trip again and again because it was perfectly curated and so much fun. Much appreciation to our tour guides Amos and Nickson. We love Tanzania and highly recommend it as a must do destination.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • lillianmB658CD
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable Tanzania Safari For A Solo Traveller
      From the very early stages of our communication, Mary from Gilmag Safaris was a professional tour consultant who understood what I wanted and designed a few packages for me to choose from. Frequent contact and continuous feedback in order to deliver the best possible itinerary was the reason I trusted Gilmag Safaris for my safari experience. Not only did Mary provide an excellent and comfortable trip, but she also stayed in touch with me in order to make sure that everything went as planned. The guide, Prosper, who picked me up on arrival was incredibly knowledgeable and gave an amazing start even prior to entering the park. I was given vast knowledge about the area, the animals, and the experience that fueled my imagination. The three accommodations (Moivaro, Maramboi and Kubu Kubu) that Gilmag Safaris arranged for me were fantastic. The staff were wonderful and attentive. I had the same tour guide each time - who was extremely knowledgeable and very nice. Everyone I met went the extra mile to attend to me. By the end of the trip I was already planning on returning to Tanzania! I highly recommend Gilmag Safaris no matter what your trip purpose is. I will definitely use them for my next adventure!
      Written 11 April 2024
    • 928santiagok
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour with fantastic guide
      It was our first time in Africa, and we booked a 7 Day Wildlife safari with Gilmag Safaris. Mary was great from booking the tour, being in contact with us and our guide through-out our safari. We saw lots of animals and loved the Open safari jeep. It was truly a great experience. What made the package even better was the luxury accommodations and our guide, Gilbert. The drives were spectacular and we got to see all the Big 5. We also got to spot a wild dog, which is apparently extremely rare. This made our safari even more special. Honestly, I could not recommend Gilmag Safaris enough. The customer experience was outstanding. We had an unforgettable trip.
      Written 21 March 2024
    • 810garyt
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I Recommend Gilmag Safaris
      Being based in Arusha, Gilmag Safaris was easy to deal with and responsiveness by email or WhatsApp was faster than any other tour operator I approached for quotes on a 7-day Northern Circuit safari. Paid for the customized trip by credit card with a modest surcharge. I met the owners, Gilbert and Mary. They were friendly and helpful, making sure I got to Arusha Airport for a flight to Seronera airstrip. An email miscommunication about what I wanted in the itinerary was quickly corrected. Everything promised in Gilmag Safari’s proposal was delivered. Praise for my guide Mbasha cannot be lavish enough. Mbasha is knowledgeable about the wildlife, an expert driver on roads others were not handling well, and a great traveling companion for my solo trip. Feel free to contact me with your questions (assuming this is permitted by TA).
      Written 29 January 2024
    • grahamsZ3551BB
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Luxury Safari
      We had an amazing safari in Tanzania with Gilmag Safaris. Mary communicated so readily and easily with us during the planning process and was very helpful and accommodating as we kept changing the plans. The organization was excellent, Mary was always available to answer any request and she was reliable. Our guide, Mbasha was really passionate about his role and did a great job giving us lots of information and making our experience the best one possible. We visited Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The tour was a great experience. The Tanzania landscapes were sensational. I can’t express how grateful we are for the amazing experience that Gilmag Safaris provided. Zanzibar part of the trip was incredible – excellent accommodation. Qambani Luxury Resort blew our mind. If you are planning a luxury trip to Zanzibar, then this is the place to stay. We can’t thank Gilmag enough to recommending this resort. I highly recommend Gilmag Safaris. We felt so well taken care of throughout the vacation.
      Written 7 January 2024
    • innessai2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect Tanzania Safari
      We found Gilmag Safaris randomly on Google Search and contacted them. Every question was answered quickly and the preparation information was spot on. The payment process was effortless with flexible payment plan. Everything was perfect especially the warm welcome from our guide, Erick who was neat and perfect in everything with a clean and nice safari landcruiser. We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti where we witnessed the Great Wildebeest Migration. Accommodation was well arranged according to our request and we had the best experience which exceeded our expectations. The Plantation Lodge – was the icing on the cake! The gardens, the rooms, the restaurant - fabulous! We had the best vacation ever! I recommend Gilmag Safaris 100%.
      Written 10 December 2023
    • Getaway85273
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our request was a few days personalized safari. Already by the booking we noticed the professional and reliable way of working. The communication with Mary was very uncomplicated and all of our requests could be organized. Nickson was our guide on the safari. We couldn't imagine anyone better. He organized the daily routine according to our wishes, was very reliable, had a lot of knowledge and did everything he could to show us as many animals as possible. We even saw the Big 5. Thank you Gilmag, anytime again!
      Written 13 November 2023
    • giuseppecW8156IR
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Big 5 Safari
      We booked our trip in August 2022 and travelled in October 2024. We had always wanted to experience Tanzania and do "The Big 5" game park stay. I like to give Gilmag Safaris full marks for their professional arrangements and choice of accommodations This was a trip of a lifetime. Lions were everywhere! Each day we saw something new and unexpected including a pack of wild dogs and hundreds of Cape buffalo in one spot. Thanks to our guide, Erick. . All in all many thanks for your arrangements. If you are fortunate enough to be considering a trip to this wonderful country, we don't believe you could do any better than working with Gilmag Safaris and Mary. The trip was definitely worth my money and I would recommend Gilmag Safaris.
      Written 27 October 2023
    • sandrabH3170KT
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Best Kenya and Tanzania Trip by Gilmag Safaris
      My husband and I have had this trip to see the wildebeest migration on our bucket list for some time and we decided to go this year to coincide with our wedding anniversary. From the first interaction with Mary and the Gilmag Safaris team I knew I could trust them with my safari plans. Mary was very prompt at answering many of our questions leading up to the trip. Communication was fantastic with all my requests and changes quickly addressed. They also provided great advice on accommodations and things to do. Gilmag Safaris planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time. Our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings. We flew into the Maasai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers to Serengeti were arranged for us and went like clockwork covering Kenya and Tanzania. The Hotels and lodges were beautiful and service second to none. We had some fabulous sightings with Amos and Gilbert - our very experienced tour guides from Kenya and Tanzania. They were excellent at anticipating the animals’ movements to ensure good photos. A million thanks to Gilmag Safaris for making our dreams come true.
      Written 12 September 2023
    • brian c
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip of a lifetime
      Mary did an excellent job handling EVERY SINGLE detail of my safari. She truly made my dreams a reality. My guide Nickson went above and beyond to put me right on the spot for some magical moments. I can not recommend Gilmag enough!
      Written 20 July 2023
    • jaredn860
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gilmag Safaris delivered The Big 5 on the first day of safari
      From the very first interaction with Mary via email and then WhatsApp, she responded to questions almost immediately. She assured me regarding my concerns. The package she created was perfect. The lodges were excellent and the arrangement of where we started and finished was great. We spent seven days with our guide Nickson in Tanzania on safari and he made our trip memorable. He found us all of the Big Five within the first day! The all-inclusive price was incredibly fair. My family greatly liked and enjoyed the excellent services offered by Gilmag Safaris. I would recommend Gilmag Safaris anytime. Their rates and willingness to make sure we got what we wanted was spot on!
      Written 16 July 2023
    • ronniei653
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Reliable and Efficient Operators
      All my experience with Gilmag Safaris has been even over my expectations, both during planning and during the journey itself. Cannot recommend Gilmag Safaris highly enough! I interviewed several travel providers before going with Gilmag and the difference in service was night and day. Our contact, Mary listened carefully to our needs without trying to upsell us. We had a very ambitious itinerary planned, and Mary went out of her way to ensure the logistics—from dietary restrictions to several transfers went smoothly. Mary helped me in figuring out the itinerary and accommodations that would have better fitted with my interests and desires with a particular care also about my cost target. During the journey our contact person was easily reachable by phone and email to give me support. Our guide, Nickson was knowledgeable, extremely friendly and an absolute pleasure to be with. I totally recommend Gilmag Safaris to anyone planning a well-managed trip to Tanzania.
      Written 20 June 2023
    • M2566ZNantonm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Safari
      We just got back from exploring Tanzania and had a spectacular time! Gilmag Safaris is by far first class all the way. Everything was perfect from the time Gilbert picked us up at the Kilimanjaro airport until he dropped us off at the Seronera Airstrip to catch our flight to Zanzibar. Wonderful accommodations and food selection everywhere we stayed. We had an amazing African experience where we saw all kinds of animals and witnessed lions strategizing, killing, stalking, etc....saw the big 5! The service we received was outstanding start to finish. Nothing but praise for this safari company.
      Written 26 May 2023
    • Z4467USoscarj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect Tanzania Safari and Beach Vacation
      The communication between myself and Mary was on time, reliable and accurate. She was very accommodating to my requests. And everything that was mentioned in the itinerary was as it was and all on time! The lodges and tented camps booked were very comfortable and cozy. But of course, the safaris were the best part with Nickson as our guide. We took so many amazing pictures of the wildlife. The tour guide, Nickson, was the best - very knowledgeable and experienced - we'll never forget. The safari was perfect with real effort to find us all the animals we wanted to see, Nickson full of knowledge and willing to show us the best of Tarangire, Manayara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The food everywhere was amazing and we got a beautiful singing performance from the staff at Serengeti Serena Lodge. A Gilmag Safaris tour is worthwhile if you want to experience the magic of Africa with reliable airport transfers both in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. We'd recommend Gilmag Safaris to anybody and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
      Written 7 May 2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
    Very good

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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023
    We were very pleased with Gilmag Safaris and Mary in particular who has been amazing! She was so patient with us while going through all the various options in order to plan our trip. Her insights were invaluable in making the right choices of where to stay and things to do. Mary was always available even after working hours or weekends to help with everything we needed! She was truly fantastic.
    Everything went smoothly and Mary was there to help with changes when needed. The attention and service was excellent at all times, from the planning of the trip to the return home. We had an amazing time throughout the whole trip with our tour guide, Erick. He was relatively young, but so knowledgeable and we could tell that he loves what he does.
    At every accommodation that we stayed, the food was wonderful and we were served like royalty.
    The payment process was easy and I appreciated the option of paying online by credit card instead of having to wire funds. We strongly recommended Gilmag Safaris. We are going to be back very soon!
    Written 8 October 2023
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