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Overview

    Introducing our exceptional 8-day Northern Tanzania Safari, where you can embark on a truly remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes and wildlife-rich reserves that this region has to offer. This carefully crafted itinerary combines thrilling game drives, immersive cultural encounters, and mesmerizing natural wonders to provide an unparalleled safari experience.

    Highlights:

    • Witness the untamed beauty of the Serengeti National Park, home to the iconic Great Migration and a plethora of diverse wildlife species.
    • Discover the natural marvel that is the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing an array of wildlife amidst its unique ecosystem.
    • Experience the enchanting wonders of Tarangire National Park, known for its stunning baobab trees and its herds of elephants.
    • Encounter Maasai tribes and gain insight into their cultural heritage during a meaningful visit to a traditional Maasai village.

    Are you concerned about meeting your dietary requirements?

      Don't worry! Our selected accommodations offer a wide range of culinary choices to cater to any food restriction you may have. Whether you follow a gluten-free or coeliac diet, require dairy-free or lactose-free options, prefer vegetarian or vegan dishes, embrace the paleo lifestyle, follow the FODMAP diet, or have allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, fish, or shellfish, we have you covered.

      Suggested Accommodations

      • Layout: The suggested accommodations comprise of a total of ten tents, one of which is a four-person tent and some have swim pools 
      • Meals: Guests are served meals in a spacious communal tent.
      • Relaxation: At the end of the day, guests can unwind in the lounge area and enjoy a refreshing drink.
      • Evening Ambience: A campfire is lit in the evening, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
      • Full board: The accommodations offer full board, providing guests with all meals during their stay.
      • Comfortable Bed: Each tent features a comfortable bed, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
      • Mosquito Protection: To ensure a peaceful stay, each tent is equipped with a mosquito net.
      • Ensuite Bathroom: Guests have access to a private ensuite bathroom with a safari shower and toilet.
      • Hot Water: Hot water is readily available for guests’ convenience.
      • Eco-friendly: The accommodations operate on solar energy, taking an environmentally friendly approach.
      • Connectivity: Wi-Fi is available for guests who wish to stay connected during their stay.
      • Outdoor Space: Each tent comes with a porch, providing an outdoor space to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
      • Dining Experience: The accommodations offer a dedicated dining area for guests to enjoy their meals.
      • Breathtaking Views: The accommodations boast stunning views of the surrounding environment.

      This package comes highly recommended for a diverse range of individuals, including families, honeymooners, solo travelers, celebrants of anniversaries and retirements, birthday enthusiasts, friends, as well as professional photographers.

      The ideal time for embarking on this safari is from June to November, to witness the wildebeests crossing the Mara River.

      This safari is entirely conducted overland, signifying that we will be using ground transportation to travel between each destination.

      Detailed Itinerary Idea

      Day 1. Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Distance 30km-1hour

        Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our professional team will warmly greet you and transport you to your accommodation in Arusha for relaxation and overnight. Briefing about the upcoming adventure can be done today or tomorrow morning.
        Arumeru River Lodge - Arusha

        Arumeru River Lodge

        The lodge is conveniently situated halfway between Kilimanjaro airport and Arusha town, at an approximate distance of one kilometer from the main road, within a distinctive and protected area. Spanning across a vast expanse of seven hectares, the lodge is encompassed by a secure perimeter fence. Within its magnificent gardens, you will have the pleasure of observing dik-diks, monkeys, and a diverse array of bird species. Moreover, the lodge offers captivating views of both the majestic Kilimanjaro and the Mount Meru.

        Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park, Distance 170km-3.5 hours

          After breakfast head to Tarangire National Park. What will our day look like? After arriving in Tarangire National Park and complete all formalities then together with your private professional safari guide enter the park and start looking for wild animals, engage in an extraordinary adventure in Tarangire National Park, known for its unrivaled elephant population and striking baobab trees. Traverse the park's diverse habitats, encountering giraffes, zebras, and various bird species along the way. Bask in the serenity of the park's pristine landscapes, relishing the extraordinary sightings and the unparalleled tranquility nature has bestowed upon this unique haven.

          Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.

          Lunch, today you will enjoy your day meal in the bush.

          After enjoying a thrilling day game drive, you will depart the park during the evening hours and proceed to your lodge where you will spend the night.

          Ngorongoro farm house

          Ngorongoro Farm House

          Escape to the peaceful and picturesque Ngorongoro Farmhouse located on a vast coffee farm. This charming lodge is divided into two sections, each with its own lounge and bar areas, allowing for plenty of space. The rooms are tastefully decorated with local rustic materials, creating a colonial farm atmosphere. Conveniently situated just 3km from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this lodge is an ideal option for a stopover between safaris. Relax by the sparkling swimming pool with stunning views of Oldeani Volcano or explore the plantation on a bike ride. During colder evenings, cozy up in the lounge, curled up with a captivating book beside a crackling fireplace.

          Day 3. Karatu to Central Serengeti National Park, Distance 230 km- 4.5 hours

            Prepare for an exhilarating expedition that will transport you through the enchanting landscapes of Karatu town and into the bountiful Ngorongoro highlands. As you journey through the esteemed Ngorongoro Conservation Area, brace yourself for an awe-inspiring encounter with the sprawling plains of the Serengeti National Park, which await you with open arms during the early afternoon.

            Let your spirit of adventure guide you as you delve into the world-renowned Serengeti, a realm inhabited by majestic creatures such as the mighty elephant, the formidable buffalo, the regal lion, the elusive leopard, and the magnificent rhino, collectively known as the Big Five. Prepare to be captivated by the abundant wildlife that calls this wondrous land home, as each day of your safari brings forth new and thrilling wildlife encounters.

            Over the next three nights, your base will be the extraordinary Kati Kati Tented Camp, a haven nestled amidst nature's embrace. Immerse yourself in the surroundings, finding respite within the comforts of your camp, before embarking on enthralling game drives that promise unforgettable sightings. The experiences that await you will be as diverse as they are enthralling, for the Serengeti is constantly evolving, ensuring that no two days on this safari will ever be the same.

            Embark on this extraordinary escapade, and let your senses be enlivened by the wonders that unravel before your eyes. Depending on the season, your adventure will take you to the heart of the central Serengeti for one night, followed by two nights in the captivating northern Serengeti (June – October). Embrace the spirit of exploration, for a world of untamed beauty and exhilaration awaits you in the Serengeti.

            Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.
            Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

            Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

            This remarkable mobile tented safari camp is strategically located in the heart of the Central Serengeti, providing an unforgettable and fulfilling African safari experience. It is perfectly suited for individuals seeking an authentic safari adventure, as the camp offers a warm and inviting environment to explore the wonders of the Serengeti.

            Day 4. Northern Serengeti National Park, Distance 170 km-3 hours

              After our morning meal, we set off towards the extensive northern area of the Serengeti National Park, known as Wagakuria. During our journey from the Lobo region to Wagakuria, we will engage in a game drive, giving us the opportunity to spot giraffes, various other wildlife, buffalo herds, and elephants.

              Upon our arrival at the lodge, we will have lunch and then proceed to explore the area on an afternoon game drive. Typically, from July to October, depending on rainfall patterns, the Wagakuria area is a hotspot for the wildebeest migration. The northern Serengeti National Park features a vast stretch of the Mara River, which poses as the most challenging obstacle for the migration. Observing the frenzied herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is an awe-inspiring sight.

              Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.
              mara kati kati lodge

              Mara Kati Kati

              Strategically located mobile camp in the northern Serengeti, provides an excellent base for exploring the Mara Ecosystem. This camp offers guests not only comfortable accommodation but also the unparalleled chance to relish an authentic safari experience directly from the campsite. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings as you unwind in the cozy tents, granting you an unrivaled opportunity to witness and appreciate the abundant animal life and lush vegetation of the area.

              Day 5. Full day game drive in Northern Serengeti National Park

                Morning Game Drive in the Wagakuria Area
                Following breakfast, embark on a thrilling full day game drive within the Wagakuria area. This specific region of the park showcases an abundance of resident wildlife, boasting impressively large prides of up to 30 lions. However, from July to October, this area undergoes a remarkable transformation, turning into a true wildlife paradise.

                The highlight of this zone is the majestic Mara River, which serves as a pivotal feature. It is not uncommon to witness the magnificent sight of herds crossing the Mara River, heading north one day, and making their way back south a few days later. It's important to note that finding a crossing point can be extremely challenging, often relying on sheer luck. Many times, a herd may be observed lingering beside the river, contemplating whether to embark on the crossing or not, sometimes making their decision only after a couple of days.

                This area captivates adventurers with its breathtaking landscapes, including kopjes, woodlands, riverine vegetation, and vast open plains. Comparable to Kenya's renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, the Wagakuria area is a splendid region that truly deserves exploration.

                Later in the evening return to the camp

                Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.
                mara kati kati lodge

                Mara Kati Kati

                Strategically located mobile camp in the northern Serengeti, provides an excellent base for exploring the Mara Ecosystem. This camp offers guests not only comfortable accommodation but also the unparalleled chance to relish an authentic safari experience directly from the campsite. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings as you unwind in the cozy tents, granting you an unrivaled opportunity to witness and appreciate the abundant animal life and lush vegetation of the area.

                Day 6. Northern Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, 240 km-4.5 hours

                  Once you have finished your breakfast, your safari adventure in the renowned Serengeti National Park will continue. Prepare to be amazed as you may witness predators in action, hunting in the Seronera Valley. This spectacle occurs when animals congregate at the watering holes during the dry season. Following a delightful lunch at a designated picnic spot, you will embark on a leisurely drive towards the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater. Upon arrival at the crater, you will be greeted by a magnificent panorama, offering an exceptional view of the caldera. This impressive crater spans approximately 20 kilometers in width and forms part of a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you explore this natural wonder, you will encounter an astonishing array of over 20,000 animals that call this habitat their home.

                  Indulge in the comfort of the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, perched on the rim of the crater, ensuring an unparalleled vantage point to witness a breathtaking sunset. Let this experience immerse you in the transcendent beauty of nature and leave an indelible mark on your safari journey.

                  Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.
                  Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro

                  Serena's Ngorongoro Safari Lodge

                  Serena's Ngorongoro Safari Lodge is strategically positioned on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Crater below. Crafted with ingenuity, the lodge seamlessly blends into its surroundings by utilizing local river stone and entwining indigenous creepers for effective camouflage. Drawing inspiration from a nearby prehistoric site, the lodge's architecture is reminiscent of the ancient era. The accommodation comprises 75 rock-built rooms, each boasting a balcony that provides unparalleled views over the volcanic crater. Connecting the structures are arched stone passageways, while the walls are adorned with captivating prehistoric cave paintings. Enhancing the lodge's ambiance, a perpetual fire illuminates the rock dining room, and flares elegantly guide the path between rooms. This exceptional lodge offers an unparalleled experience like no other.

                  Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater game Drive, Distance 800m-20 minutes

                    Get ready to start your day! Following an early morning meal, you will embark on a thrilling journey down a steep trail leading into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Renowned as the largest and unblemished caldera in the world, this exceptional natural wonder teems with an astonishing array of wildlife.

                    Apart from zebras and wildebeests, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of the elusive black rhino and other members of the famed Big Five.

                    The crater also serves as a habitat for various fascinating creatures, including hyenas, waterbucks, bushbucks, eland, and over 500 species of birds. Following a captivating game drive and a delightful picnic lunch, you will subsequently depart the caldera in the afternoon, making your way back to Karatu town. Anticipate arriving at your destination by early evening.

                    Meals Plan: Dinner, Mineral drinking water and Breakfast.
                    Ngorongoro farm house

                    Ngorongoro Farm House

                    Escape to the peaceful and picturesque Ngorongoro Farmhouse located on a vast coffee farm. This charming lodge is divided into two sections, each with its own lounge and bar areas, allowing for plenty of space.

                    The rooms are tastefully decorated with local rustic materials, creating a colonial farm atmosphere. Conveniently situated just 3km from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this lodge is an ideal option for a stopover between safaris. Relax by the sparkling swimming pool with stunning views of Oldeani Volcano or explore the plantation on a bike ride. During colder evenings, cozy up in the lounge, curled up with a captivating book beside a crackling fireplace.

                    Day 8. International departure, Distance 200 km-3.5hours

                      After having our breakfast, we will be leaving Karatu town and making our way towards Kilimanjaro International Airport in order to catch our flight back home. We sincerely hope that our remarkable adventure has brought immense joy and happiness to your heart. We eagerly anticipate your future return to Tanzania someday. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for choosing to explore Tanzania with us.

                      Inclusions

                      • Lodge safari as per the specified itinerary
                      • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
                      • Professional guide fluent in English
                      • Overnight accommodations as per the itinerary
                      • Meals according to the itinerary Mineral water
                      • All mentioned activities
                      • All national park fees
                      • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) coverage during the safari
                      • Exclusions

                        • International flights
                        • Optional activities
                        • Alcoholic and soft drinks
                        • Visa fees
                        • Tips
                        • Personal spending money for souvenirs, etc.
                        • Travel insurance
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