Tanzania’s Northern Treasures

Discover three of Tanzania’s most famous national parks and the country’s epic wildlife, travelling from photogenic Tarangire through the impressive Ngorongoro Crater to the rolling plains of the Serengeti. Go on game drives across across golden grasslands and within the greatest intact caldera on the planet, with opportunities to learn about Maasai culture and the country’s fascinating colonial history.

Tanzania lends itself to tailor made safaris, and we can design an itinerary to suit your requirements using road and/or air transfers and your choice of lodges, camps or full service camping. Tours can depart with a minimum of 2 guests any day of the week.

This sample itinerary can easily be amended to suit your interests. The cost of your safari will depend on the number of nights and the standard of accommodation used. Our tailor-made safaris are based on exclusive use of a vehicle, so are also ideal for private family safaris and small group travel.

10 days/9 nights
Lodges & Safari Camps
Departs ex Dar es Salaam

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Highlights:

  • Iconic Tarangire ant hills, baobabs and elephant herds
  • The Ngorongoro Crater, home to all of the ‘Big 5’
  • Lake Manyara, renowned for its tree-climbing lions
  • Wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park
  • Seasonal wildebeest migration viewing

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Tanzania’s Northern Highlights

Sample Itinerary

10 days/9 nights

Day 1

Dar es Salaam
Arrival transfer to the Hyatt Regency in Tanzania’s largest city.

Days 2-3

Tarangire National Park
Depart by air on day 2 to luxurious Sanctuary Swala Camp on the sunbaked red soils of Tarangire National Park, where plains game and elephant thrive amongst the ant hills and ancient baobabs. Enjoy game activities on day 3, uncovering the many animals that live here.

Day 4-5

Ngorongoro Crater
Drive to the largest unbroken, un-flooded caldera on Earth on the morning of day 5, with a half-day game drive through Lake Manyara National Park en route. Take your time exploring the wildlife sanctuary within the crater walls, gaining an insight into Maasai culture with a ‘boma’ visit or enjoying nature walks from opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perched high on the crater rim.

Day 6-9

Serengeti
Day 8 transfer to Lake Manyara Airstrip for flight to exquisite Lemala Kuria Hills in the untouched northern Serengeti. In certain months, the plains may be crowded with herds of wildebeest and zebra. Spend your time here witnessing the largest terrestrial migration on the planet, or searching for the plentiful game that reside in these grasslands.

Day 10

Tour ends Dar es Salaam
After breakfast, you are transported to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.

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Tanzania Overview

Why travel to 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.

When is the best time to view animals in Tanzania? 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 Nyerere.

What is the culture of Tanzania?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.

What is the climate in Tanzania? 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.

What can I combine with Tanzania? 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.

How to get to Tanzania? 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.

Do I need a Visa for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

Do I need vaccinations for Tanzania? Please call us on 1300 363 302 or visit or FAQ page

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