This private safari gives you an in-depth view of the natural history of Tanzania, with a special emphasis on both wildlife and migration exploration. The routing was designed to allow the best possible opportunities for game viewing during the months of June to October. Featuring Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Central and Northern regions of the Serengeti.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Arrival

Arusha Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Kilimanjaro Arrival
  • Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn
  • Meals: D

Welcome to Tanzania! On arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will proceed through customs and immigration (Visa on Arrival Fee: $100 USD per person - payable in US dollars - Cash). After clearing customs, you will be met in the arrivals hall by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. They will transfer you directly to your accommodations in Arusha, a journey of approximately 1 hour.

This evening, you will meet with your expert guide for an exciting pre-safari briefing!

Arusha

Arusha is the gateway to Tanzania's northern circuit, serving as a base for Kilimanjaro treks and safaris into Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Transport hub aside, Arusha also offers opportunities for further exploration including day trips to Arusha National Park, canoeing tours on Momella Lake and Meru coffee plantation visits. Alternatively, for those looking to simply rest and recover from jet lag - this is the perfect place to relax and recharge before embarking on your African adventure!

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire

Arusha - Tarangire
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Entrance to Tarangire & Game Drive
  • Accommodation: Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Entrance to Tarangire & Game Drive

Today, you will be met by a private guide and driver at your hotel, for a transfer and exploration that you will never forget! You will be driven the 3 hour journey to the legendary Tarangire National Park. Upon entering the park, the game driving adventure will begin until you reach your safari camp. Get settled in at camp and venture off again to explore the national park in the late afternoon.

Day 3: Tarangire

Tarangire
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Full Day of Game Driving
  • Accommodation: Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Full Day of Game Driving

Today you will embark on a full day of game driving exploration. (This service is on a private basis.)

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is one of the most diverse in Tanzania, situated in the north-western corner of Tanzania’s Masai Steppe, east of The Great Rift Valley and covering an area of 1,360 sq km. The region boasts large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as an impressive concentration of big cats. Arguably, Tarangire offers the best bird diversity in East Africa, with more than 500 species. But there’s more to this incredible place than the game and birds. The rugged landscape offers a unique safari backdrop, that transforms from rolling grasslands and vibrant swamps, to forests of enigmatic baobab trees. According to legend, the trees were planted ‘upside down’ for growing too tall and proud.

Day 4: Tarangire - Crater Highlands

Tarangire - Crater Highlands
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Esilalei Maasai Village Visit
  • Accommodation: Plantation Lodge
  • Meals: B, L, D

Esilalei Maasai Village Visit

After breakfast this morning, you will continue on for a unique cultural experience. Your driver will transfer you deep into the Maasai Heartlands to a village called Esilalei (Toothbrush Tree). This rural village is located in the wildlife corridor in between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. As you enter the village, you will be greeted by the village elders, children and Morani warriors. Your visit supports the building of their school here, which you will have the opportunity to visit. Afterwards, you will need to say goodbye to your new friends and continue on to the Crater Highlands for your overnight.

Day 5: Crater Highlands - Ngorongoro

Crater Highlands - Ngorongoro
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Ngorongoro Crater Floor Game Drive
  • Accommodation: Plantation Lodge
  • Meals: B, L, D

Ngorongoro Crater Floor Game Drive

This morning, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. Ngorongoro was a huge active volcano, probably even larger than Kilimanjaro, when the volcano erupted some 8 million years ago. It's cone collapsed, leaving a crater, or more appropriately a “caldera”, 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is one of Tanzania's most amazing sights: a collapsed volcano which forms an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km (16 mi) across and teeming with all of the African big game. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species can often be seen feeding at Makat soda lake. This is an area of spectacular beauty and superb game viewing, a truly unique safari destination.

Day 6: Ngorongoro - Central Serengeti

Ngorongoro - Central Serengeti
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Game Drive to Central Serengeti
  • Accommodation: Naona Moru Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Game Drive to Central Serengeti

Today, you will leave behind the greater Ngorongoro Conservation area, as your journey continues to the Central Serengeti. Exploring this area and admiring the wildlife in their natural habitat offers a new adventure every day. This region is home year round to an abundance of wildlife, which you will get to experience away from the crowds. From December to March, this area is especially known to catch a glimpse of the Great Migration.

During your stay here, you may also be interested in visiting the historic Olduvai Gorge and Museum. You can learn about the famous archaeological sites and visit the informative museum, where you can see first hand where early human tools and fossils were discovered, including "Lucy." These incredible documents of our evolutionary history is unique to this area.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is probably the best place on the planet to spot large game. Your time here will be spent on several different game drives searching for prides of lions, cheetah, leopard and much more. In the evenings, return to your beautiful tented camp for stories and dinner under the stars.

Day 7: Central Serengeti

Central Serengeti
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Full Day of Game Driving
  • Accommodation: Naona Moru Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Full Day of Game Driving

Today you will embark on a full day of game driving exploration. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 8: Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti

Central Serengeti - Northern Serengeti
Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Kaskaz Mara Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Today you will depart for the northern region of the Serengeti.

Northern Serengeti

The Northern corridor of the Serengeti remains serene and quiet due to its relative inaccessibility, requiring extended drive times or alternatively domestic flight. From July through October the Migration is resident in the area and is the finest place to see the Migration's river crossings; as the herds often cross the Mara River daily. Here you'll find a diversity of landscapes - from forested hills, to open savannas and riverine vegetation.

Day 9: Northern Serengeti

Northern Serengeti
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Full Day of Game Driving
  • Accommodation: Kaskaz Mara Camp
  • Meals: B, L, D

Full Day of Game Driving

Today you will embark on a full day of game driving exploration. (This service is on a private basis.)

Day 10: Northern Serengeti - Arusha - Kilimanjaro Departure

Daily Summary
  • Tour: Final Game Drive & Airstrip Transfer
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Meals: B, L
Domestic Flight
Serengeti Lobo Airstrip - Arusha
Flight #: TBD
Departs: TBD
Arrives: TBD

*Flight not included, pricing subject to dates and availability.

Final Game Drive & Airstrip Transfer

After your final morning game drive you'll depart for the Lobo airstrip where you'll board your flight back to Arusha.

Depending on your international departure flight time we can arrange for a day use room in Arusha or alternatively a direct transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Accommodation

Rivertrees Country Inn

Rivertrees Country Inn

Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts. The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru.

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp

Nasikia Tarangire Ndovu Camp is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. The camp is comprised of 7 mobile tents established in Tarangire during it’s most incredible time – 15th June – 31st Oct. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. Nasikia endeavors to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism.

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge

Like a green oasis, Plantation Lodge rests on the soft, red-brown hills amidst the vastness and silence of East Africa. Everywhere you look, you can see and even feel the personal atmosphere and great attention to detail of this owner-run lodge. Plantation Lodge’s cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge’s location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, and just a short journey from the Serengeti. To stay at Plantation Lodge is to immerse yourself in a world of rest and relaxation. The lodge’s 16 rooms lie generously distributed throughout the flowering garden, some with verandas and direct access to the garden. Individuality is a major feature of Plantation Lodge, where each room has its own style, choice accessories and bouquets of fresh flowers from the garden.

Naona Moru Camp

Naona Moru Camp

Don't worry about having to choose between sipping on a drink, while admiring endless views across the magnificent southern plains of the Serengeti, versus kicking your feet up in a tented suite, while listen to the calls of the wild, because at Naona Moru Camp you can do both! Alongside the opportunity for many more incredible experiences,this intimate camp of seven tented suites provides a luxurious and unforgettable stay. Combine crisp white sheets, gentle Serengeti breezes, running hot water, utmost comfort, hospitable service and WiFi - this is how wild elegance is served. Perch yourself on the veranda to watch the sun set on the horizon, or take a hot shower after a day of safari exploration. Located on an elevated viewing point beside the famous Moru Kopjes, this tented camp allows for drive in and game package clients to explore the resident and migratory wild game all year round. The landscape pans from the great southern plains of the Serengeti into the central hub of the most famous national park in Africa, close to Seronera Airstrip.

Kaskaz Mara Camp

Kaskaz Mara Camp

Nasikia presents Kaskaz Mara Camp, a short drive from Kogatende Airstrip and the exciting Mara River viewing area. The eight tented suites are superbly located to provide a indulgent base for optimal migration viewing all through out the year. With large netted windows and draped roofing in each suite for Serengeti-style air conditioning, cotton curtains dancing on the breeze, oversized beds, indoor and out door furnishings of style, expansive floor space, great hardwood double vanities, hand carved decor with Swahili flair and a hammock to boot; Kaskaz Mara Camp proposes style and grace in the far northern Serengeti. The camp is available for drive in or game package clients, all while taking special care to illustrate the unique environment they are welcomed to. Explore the intriguing wilderness on foot with our in-house armed walking guide; follow the tracks, smell the herds on the breeze and hear the crunch of fauna underfoot.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 5,706 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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