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Northern Tanzania Lodge Safari

From: $3,180 per person (10 days, 9 nights)

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit six of Tanzania's most beautiful and awe-inspiring areas
  • Many chances to get out your safari vehicle and experience the "real" Tanzania
  • Cultural encounters as well as wildlife spotting
  • Unique and atmospheric accommodation
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings - you choose the dates

Wildlife, culture and authenticity

For something totally unique, for an authentic Tanzanian experience, for something off the beaten track, this tour is for you.  From reclusive bushmen living in harmony with nature to cascading waterfalls, riverside walks and a whole host of wild animals to spot, this safari is exciting and inspiring from first to last.

After your initial overnight in Arusha, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the lovely countryside surrounds, you will start your safari in earnest at the wonderful Lake Manyara.  This beautiful national park is recognised first for its stunning natural beauty, and second for its unusual tree-climbing lions.

From the sparkling Lake Manyara you will head to the alkaline waters of Lake Natron.  Driving via the Engaruka ruins, you will see many fascinating sights en route, such as Masai villages, termite mounds, bee boxes, plus gazelle, giraffe, zebra and baboons!  Various birds such as vultures, ostrich, starlings, Cory bustards and kites can also be seen.  You will take a guided walk around Lake Natron and take in the thousands of flamingos that gather there to feed on the sodium carbonate, algae and zooplankton present in the water.  If desired, you can walk up the Ngare Sero River to the source, where you will find a veritable paradise – weather permitting, you can even swim in the river and cool down under the cascading waterfalls!

The Serengeti will be your next stop.  Here, you can spot wildebeest, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, various antelopes and many, many species of bird.  After two days here, you will truly come to realise just why this vast national park is so very famous.

At Ngorongoro, you will be awe-inspired by the sheer size and lush, green beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater – a ancient crater with 2000ft high walls created from a collapsed volcano.   The sheer concentration of animals here is astounding – you will marvel at the wildlife you see.  A game drive on the crater bottom, complete with picnic lunch, is really unbeatable, and with a bit of luck, the “Big Five” can be spotted on just one game drive.  You will also take an exciting guided walk on the crater rim.

From Ngorongoro you proceed to Lake Eyasi, home to the Hadzabe Bushmen – a small indigenous tribe who completely at harmony with nature.  There is much to learn from these fascinating tribes people about the surrounding flora and fauna.  In a very remote area surrounding Lake Eyasi live the semi-nomadic Datoga tribe, who will impress you with their stunning and colourful attire.  After all your cultural encounters, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset at the shores of the lake.

At Tarangire, you will marvel at the huge baobab trees which pepper the landscape, dwarfing the animals beneath them.  There are thousands of elephants resident in this national park, along with lion, leopard, cheetah and many other animals.

Wildlife, culture and authenticity

For a tour as special as this one, you need accommodation equally as special.  Your first overnight, spent in Rivertrees, dining on delicious home-made fare and taking in the crisp country air, will certainly set the tone for the rest of the journey!

At Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, you will feel find the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful corner of the world.  The pool is amazing, with arguably the best pool view in the whole of Tanzania, and you will receive the warm welcome and attentive service you would expect from any Serena lodge.  Lake Natron Tented Camp is completely different yet just as special, offering luxury tents nestling between the Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti plains.

Moving into the Serengeti plains, you will find Mapito Tented Camp - a beacon of traditional safari hospitality in the heart of the wild African bush.  The food is delicious, the atmosphere is exciting, and the setting unparalleled.  Heading south, the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, offers spectacular sunset view over the crater - watching the sun sink in a blaze of orange, cold beer in your hand, is really an unbeatable way to spend an evening.


Your final nights will be spent at Kisima Ngeda and the Tarangire Safari Lodge.  At Kisima Ngeda, a low-impact lodge on the shores of Lake Eyasi, the views of the lake are simply lovely.  Your tour will end on a high at Tarangire Safari Lodge, where you can take tea in the lounge bar, swim in the pool to cool off from the hot afternoon sun, and explore the beautiful Tarangire landscape.

This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Arrival

Dinner
  • Pick up from your arrival point by one of our representatives, and transfer to your hotel for a safari briefing
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees Country House

Day 2: Lake Manyara

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Depart for Lake Manyara after breakfast
  • Afternoon game drive in this wonderful park, recognised for its incredible beauty
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 3: Lake Natron

Full Board
  • Depart after an early breakfast and head towards Lake Natron
  • Take a delightful guided walk around the lake and, time and weather permitting, a hike along the Ngare Sero River to the river source, where you can swim and cool down in the cascading waterfalls
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Tented Camp

Day 4: Serengeti

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Depart Natron for the Serengeti.  Upon entering the Serengeti you will take an en route afternoon game drive, spotting many animals and truly realising just why this national park is so famous
  • Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti

Private Full Day Game Drive
Full Board
  • After breakfast, take an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, where you might spot a group of lionesses gathering for a hunt, or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing in the sun
  • Return to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and some rest and relaxation, before embarking on your afternoon game drive.  Or, if preferred, a lunch box can be taken with you, to maximise on your game-viewing time
  • Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

Day 6: Ngorongoro

Private Morning Game Drive
Full Board
  • Early morning game drive, where you can spot nocturnal predators returning from their night hunting, and other animals just waking in the dawn light
  • Continue on your game spotting as you head towards Naabi Hill Gate and towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Take an exciting walking safari at the northern crater rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.  Escorted by your ranger or Masai guide, you can spot buffalo, elephant, baboons, monkeys and a whole host of bird species
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro

Private Full Day Game Drive
Full Board
  • After a hearty breakfast descend into the crater for an amazing game driving experience on the crater bottom.  You can expect to see lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, jackals, rhino and many, many more creatures.  A picnic lunch will be taken at the crater bottom, to maximise on game viewing time
  • Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 8: Lake Eyazi

Full Board
  • Today, at Lake Eyasi, you will encounter the Hadzabe bushmen and women - a hunter gatherer tribe who live entirely at harmony with their natural surroundings
  • Sunset at the lake
  • Dinner and overnight at Kisima Ngeda

Day 9: Tarangire

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Morning of hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen
  • Depart for Tarangire for afternoon game driving at Tarangire National Park - famous for its thousands of resident elephant
  • Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 10: Departure

Private Early Morning Game Drive
Bed and Breakfast
  • Early morning game drive in Tarangire
  • Departure for Arusha in accordance with your onward travel plans

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Masai Lion
Masai Lion
Bat-eared Fox
Bat-eared Fox
Beisa Oryx
Beisa Oryx
blackkite1
Black Kite
Cheetah
Cheetah
Crocodile
Crocodile
Crowned Crane
Crowned Crane
Dikdik
Dik-dik
dwarf-mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Eland
Eland
African Fish Eagle
Fish Eagle
Grant's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Great White Pelican
Great White Pelican
Pink Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
Grey Heron
Grey Heron
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hippo
Hippo
Hyena
Hyena
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Impala
Jackal
Jackal
kori-bustard
Kori Bustard
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lesser Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
Little Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Masai Giraffe
Masai Giraffe
Masai Ostrich
Masai Ostrich
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra
Reedbuck
Reedbuck
Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis
Somali Ostrich
Somali Ostrich
Superb Starling
Superb Starling
Tawny Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Thomson's Gazelle
Thomson's Gazelle
Topi
Topi
Vervet Monkey
Vervet Monkey
Vulturine Guineafowl
Vulturine Guineafowl
Warthog
Warthog
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Yellow-billed Stork
Yellow-billed Stork

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $4,139 per person ... book now4+ People: $3,180 per person ... book now

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  • Single Room Supplement: $560
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