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Marang Forest Walking Safari

Northern Tanzania Family Adventure Safari

12 days from £5,140 per person (excl. international flights)
Lake Manyara  → Ngorongoro  → Serengeti

An incredible active safari in the heart of the wilderness

Explore remote parts of the Serengeti on foot, go on a canoe safari in Arusha National Park, and experience the thrill of sleeping out in the bush

This trip runs from DECEMBER - MARCH to coincide with the migration.

Is your family adventurous? Are you looking for something a little different, with intrepid off the beaten track excursions far from the crowds, without giving up on comfort and convenience? This incredible Northern Tanzania family safari holiday ticks all those boxes and more, giving you the chance to explore remote parts of the Serengeti where few others have ever visited, as well as the stunning Lake Manyara National Park and the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. This non-stop active safari holiday is all about bush walking, wilderness camps, thousands of pink flamingos and, if you're lucky, tree-climbing lions. Watch wildlife drinking at the Endabash River as you enjoy breakfast in camp, and see if you can spot fish eagles soaring high above as you head out for the day. This Tanzania safari really puts you in the heart of nature, and it'll have the children talking about it for years to come.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Arusha

Rivertrees  Country  Inn  Pool

Take a dip in the pool at Rivertrees

Arrive in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to the beautiful Rivertrees County Inn on the outskirts of Arusha.

Day 2: Go on a canoe safari

Canoeing Arusha Np With Buffaloes

Meeting the buffaloes on a canoe safari

Head off on your first safari of the trip with a full day inside Arusha National Park. Spend the morning enjoying an easy bush walk, discovering animal tracks and learning about the wildlife, before tucking into a picnic lunch in the forest and going on an afternoon canoeing safari. Return to Rivertrees Country Inn for the night.

Day 3: Bush camping time

Elephant Visitors To Manyara Green Camp

Elephant visitors to camp on the Endabash River

It's an early start today with a transfer to the gorgeous Lake Manyara National Park and a stroll or bike-ride through the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu, followed by lunch at a local banana plantation. This afternoon you'll all enjoy a game drive to the remote south of the park where you'll be spending the next couple of nights at a comfortable, stylish campsite on the banks of the Endabash River. It's the perfect way to experience the bush.

Day 4: Lake Manyara explorations

Fire Pit Time At Manyara Green Camp

Fire pit time at camp

Today you'll enjoy a full day exploring the secret nooks and crannies of Lake Manyara and the surrounding lush forest. Spend the evening back in the same camp.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Plantation Lodge Pool

Cool down in the pool at Plantation Lodge

Enjoy a morning game drive out of Manyara National Park and head over to Plantation Lodge where you'll be staying the next two nights. With its big gardens and pool this is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy afternoon or go for a hike to elephant caves or a bike ride in the crater highlands. The choice is yours.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The famous Ngorongoro Crater

Today you'll have fun going on a full day game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. Return to Plantation Lodge for the night.

Day 7: Bush camping in the wilds

Wayo Walking Safari

Bush camping in the Serengeti

This morning you'll take a game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater and transfer into the short grass plains of the Serengeti. You'll be spending the next few nights in complete solitude in an area known as the Gol Mountains. Your camp will be next to an enormous boulder called Nasera Rock (great for climbing) and you'll be camping in lightweight tents for a proper bush experience. During this time of year this area will be filled with the migrating herds of wildebeest so you're in the perfect location for safaris.

Day 8 - 9: In the heart of the Serengeti

Wayo Walking In Serengeti

Walking in the Serengeti

Spend the next two days walking and game viewing in the Serengeti, starting out from camp each day accompanied by local Maasai tribesmen who will teach you about the landscapes, wildlife and culture of this incredible part of Tanzania.

Day 10: Migration, migration, migration

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

See the great migration

Today you'll take a thrilling game drive to the Ndutu area of the Serengeti where the bulk of the migration will be - it's an incredible spectacle to witness. Overnight in a small luxury camp called Olakira Camp.

Day 11: Serengeti

Olakira Migration Camp Lounge

Olakira Camp

Enjoy a full day game viewing in the Ndutu area and spend the evening back at Olakira Camp.

Day 12: Goodbye Serengeti

Zuri Zanzibar Beach

The beach at Zuri Zanzibar

Board a morning scheduled flight from Ndutu back to Arusha, ready for your international fight home. Alternatively, if you want to spend a few days on the gorgeous beaches of Zanzibar or the Tanzanian coast then let us know and we'll include this in your tailor made quote.

Duration: 12 Days

Location: Tanzania, Africa

Price: £5140pp

Adult: from £5,140pp

Child (12-15): from £2,760pp

Child (5-11): from £2,715pp

Includes domestic flights where mentioned, excludes international flights

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