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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Day 1: Arusha
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the Ndutu area and spend the evening back at Olakira Camp.
Duration: 12 Days
Location: Tanzania, Africa
Adult: £4670 pp
Child (12-15): £2509 pp
Child (5-11): £2468 pp
Includes domestic flights where mentioned, excludes international flights
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