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.

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

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

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

What is the best thing to do in Tanzania?
A wildlife safaris is an absolute must as Tanzania is one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. Witnessing tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti is an unquestionable highlight, whilst the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural wonders of the world. A trek to the top of Africa’s highest peak – Mount Kilimanjaro – is a bucket-list experience for any adventure enthusiast.

What is the climate like in Tanzania?
Much of the Serengeti is over 5,000ft so temperatures vary between 22°- 29°C. It is generally sunny and windy, with rain falling between November and 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.

How do I get to Tanzania?
There are only two European airlines – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Turkish Airlines – that fly directly into the country. Otherwise, flying via the Kenyan capital of Nairobi (where far more major airlines fly to including British Airways and Air France) is another option. From here travellers can then fly to numerous airports in Tanzania.

For travellers coming from the United States at least one stop is required. The easiest airlines for connections are either with KLM or Qatar Airways via Doha. From Doha there are also direct flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

What can I combine Tanzania with?
Tanzania is often combined with other countries including neighbouring Kenya or either Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Tanzanian safari.

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