Explore the best of Northern Tanzania
Enjoy unrivalled views of the Serengeti in private camps, bike through rural villages of lake Manyara & enjoy private games drives on Northern Tanzania.
This itinerary offers some of the best that Northern Tanzania has to offer, and what’s more you can experience it by car, on foot, and on mountain bikes, making it a truly unique experience.
Head to Lake Manyara National Park, which is well known for the soda ash lake and its abundance of flamingos, tree climbing lions and breathtaking scenery. Continue to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater – one of the best places in Africa to see the Big 5! We beat the crowds by staying in the stylish Sanctuary Crater Camp, which is so close to the Ngorongoro Crater floor that you'll be the first to arrive in the morning and will enjoy having a big part of the crater to yourself.
Then travel into the Southern Serengeti to witness one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world – the great migration. Every year, millions of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the vast Serengeti plains on the hunt for fresh water and grazing...as they say, the grass is always greener! Seeing this mesmerising movement of Africa's iconic animals, followed closely by their predators, is a truly breath-taking experience. Both camps you stay in are unfenced and in the heart of the southern Serengeti so you can expect to be up close to the wildlife.
This truly is a safari holiday with a difference.
We use some of the finest ecological tour guides in Africa on this trip and the lodges and camps are leaders in authentic, active eco-safaris in northern Tanzania. This safari is a wonderful mixture of high-end luxury lodges, and close-to-nature tented Green Camps.
This safari is available all year round for game viewing, as the camp follows the great migration as it travels through the Serengeti.
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Day 1: Welcome to northern Tanzania
Day 2: Mountain bike through rural villages.
Tranfer by vehicle to the Lake Manyara area, entering the park from the more remote south. Here you have the option of an easy mountain bike safari through rural villages. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about Tanzanian farming life and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch along the streams and tributaries, before meeting up with your vehicle at the park entrance for a game drive to Manyara Green Camp. Spend the afternoon exploring the surroundings of this stunning camp: climb up waterfalls, swim in rock pools and tuck into a hearty dinner on the dry river bed beneath the stars.
Day 3: Game drives & flamingo spotting
Enjoy a full day of game viewing activities. Start with a walk along the shores of Lake Manyara with the aim of getting closer to the flamingos. The Park is renowned for its excellent bird-watching opportunities in general, with more than 400 different bird species being recorded.
There are also various game drive options, including a night drive before heading back to Manyara Green camp for another evening.
Day 4: Tree tops and crater walks
Begin with a game drive out of Manyara and experience Tanzania's fist tree top walkway, followed by a walk, bike or tuk tuk ride through the modern yet traditional village of Mto Wa Mbu. This experience ends with a local lunch served in a Banana Plantation. Head to the Ngorongoro Crater in the afternoon where you can enjoy an easy and spectacular walk along the crater rim. You'll be spending the night in the stylish Sanctuary Crater Camp.
Day 5: Explore the Ngorongoro Crater
Departing early (whilst it's still dark), you'll be the first vehicle on the Ngorongoro Crater floor. In addition to the Sanctuary Crater Camp being a modern and stylish safari base, it's also very close to the Crater floor. So, you can beat all the traffic and have a big part of the Crater all to yourself! Enjoy the day on the Crater floor with a picnic brunch and transfer into the Serengeti in the mid afternoon for a game drive to Naabi Green Camp.
Day 6: Serengeti Game Drives
Game drive from Naabi Green Camp through the southern Serengeti. This camp is in the ideal location to access the migration wherever it might be on the short grass plains. Naabi is an 'island' in the plains with its own resident population of animals all living close to camp. The camp is completely unfenced so you will be truly in the heart of the Serengeti. This is the best place to be from December through until March to see the Great Migration too!
Day 7: Walking the plains
Enjoy a morning game viewing in the Southern Serengeti and end up at the Serengeti Walking Camp for lunch. Enjoy your first walk in the Serengeti in the afternoon and overnight in this remote walking camp in a private walking concession inside the Serengeti.
Day 8: Short walks on grassy plains
Enjoy a full day with various walking options inside the Serengeti and overnight back in the Serengeti Walking Camp.
Day 9: Game drives and return to Arusha
Early morning game drive out of camp to the Seronera Airstrip and flight from Seronera to Arusha. Pick up in Arusha and transfer back to Rivertrees Country Inn for a day room and mid afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.
Duration: 9 Days
Location: Tanzania, Africa
Price: £4667 Save £500 now only £4167
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