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Tanzania Lodge Safari

Discover the world-famous parks of northern Tanzania, often featured in wildlife documentaries. This incredible safari begins in the captivating baobab-studded red soils of Tarangire National Park. Next are the game-covered plains of the renowned Serengeti where millions of wildebeest migrate every year. Finally, you explore the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcanic caldera inside which over 25,000 animals live.

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6 days/5 nights
Lodges
Departs by road daily
ex Kilimanjaro

Highlights:

  • Iconic baobabs and red soils of enchanting Tarangire National Park
  • The famous golden grasslands of the wildlife-rich Serengeti
  • The incredible Ngorongoro Crater, brimming with bird and animal life
  • Game drives and life-changing safari experiences

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Tanzania Lodge Safari Sample Itinerary

6 days/5 nights Tour

Day 1 – Tarangire
Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha for lunch. Drive to Tarangire National Park, studded with ancient baobabs and famous for large herds of elephant and plains game attracted to the park in the dry season. Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Days 2/3 – Serengeti
Drive to the vast Serengeti plains, where millions of wildebeest migrate each year. Stay at Serengeti Serena Lodge. From January to March, Serengeti Sopa is another option for game viewing.

Days 4/5 – Ngorongoro Crater
Depart the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crate via Olduvai Gorge, an important archaeological site. Remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the surroundings. On Day 5 enjoy a half day’s game drive with picnic lunch on the crater floor. A profusion of animals live in this Eden. Elephants wallow in the marshes while the lake is often pink with flamingos. Spend both nights at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which features breathtaking views over the crater 2,000ft below.

Day 6 – Safari ends Arusha
Enjoy a final game drive before returning to Arusha for lunch. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Tour ends.

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Tanzania Overview

Why Tanzania: Few places in the world can offer the immense diversity and quantity of game found in Tanzania, nor the ease of viewing it. Tanzania is also the arena for the great wildebeest and zebra migration and has some of Africa’s most stunning scenery.

Game Viewing: The best time to visit is November to May when the wildebeest herds amass on the Serengeti’s southern plains. Feb/Mar is when the herds are calving. The dry season (Jun to Sep) is the best time to visit Tarangire and the Selous.

Culture: With some 120 tribes, Tanzania is culturally very diverse, with peoples ranging from the Nilotic Maasai to Hadza bushmen, the Makonde (famous for their wood carvings) and Swahili-speaking coast-dwellers, some descended from Arabs.

Climate: Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000 ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between Nov – May as isolated showers. The low-lying Rift Valley is much hotter (30°-35°C), while the coast is hot and humid. The Ngorongoro Highlands can be cool to cold at night.

Combine With: Kenya. Most visitors arrive via Nairobi in Kenya so it is easy to combine parks in the two countries. Kenya’s famous Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration can be found here in September/October.

Getting There: You can fly via Johannesburg in South Africa then north to Nairobi in Kenya. Or fly via the Middle East to Nairobi. We can organise road transfers from there to Arusha, the “safari capital” of northern Tanzania; alternatively, you can fly into Kilimanjaro Airport.

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