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Delve deeper into Northern Tanzania on this 16-day tour that takes you to sprawling game reserves, majestic mountains and stunning beaches. Start at Arusha and bask in awe-inspiring views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Traverse the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, and spot impalas, zebras, elephants and more. The region is as famous for its diverse wildlife as it is for its natural beauty. At Serengeti, set off on guided game drives and take in the diverse wildlife that coexist in the region. Visit the untouched gem of Nyerere National Park, the country’s largest wildlife reserve. Once you have had your fill of the wilderness, lose yourself in the beaches and spice markets of Zanzibar.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2ArushaStunning Views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Bike Rides, Walking Tours, Weekly MarketsThe African Tulip, Arusha Coffee Lodge
2 - 4Manyara and NgorongoroMigrating Flamingos and Lakeside Sunsets;, Ngorongoro Crater, Fossils at Olduvai GorgeFarm House Valley, Gibbs Farm
4 - 7Serengeti (Central)Savanna Landscapes, Balloon Rides and Walking Safaris, High Concentration of Game, Wildebeest MigrationSerengeti Wilderness Camp, Dunia Camp
7 - 9RuahaAfrican Big Five, Game Drives & Bush Walks, Authentic Safari Experiences, BirdwatchingMdonya Old River Camp, Kwihala Camp
9 - 12Nyerere National ParkSundowner Boat Cruise, Game Drives & Guided Bush Walks, Crocodiles in the Rufiji RiverLake Manze Camp, Roho ya Selous
12 - 16ZanzibarBeautiful Beaches, Swimming With Dolphins, Coral ReefsThe Residence Zanzibar, Zuri Hotel

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Arusha (1 hr)

Arusha

1 Night

With commanding views of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is nestled in the shadow of Mount Meru, and an ideal launchpad to reach the country’s most renowned game reserves.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomPlantation Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 2 - 4

Drive to Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro (3-4 hrs)

Manyara and Ngorongoro

2 Nights

Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is stunningly beautiful. Further  on, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the highest wildlife densities on earth.

Included Activities

Game drive in Manyara National Park

Witness tree climbing lions, a rare sight if ever there was one, at northern Tanzania’s Manyara National Park. Manyara National Park occupies a vast area, spread over 330 square kilometers, and has a lake covering 200 square kilometers of this area. Explore the landscape and the rich flora and fauna at the park. Marvel at the African elephant, a zebra, or a majestic cheetah in pursuit of prey. Also train your sights on giraffes, impalas, baboons, buffaloes and monkeys. Observe hippos and crocodiles at the lake habitat. Enjoy some bird watching and catch cormorants and storks in flight. The months between July and October mark the dry season that is ideal for spotting mammals. Visit between November and June for birdwatching.

Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Drive down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa that has in turn engendered one of the highest density of top predators in the continent! Expect some of the best game viewing opportunities here, with herds of zebras, wildebeests, large prides of lions, hyenas and rhinos, among many more animals and birds. Experience breath-taking sightings of massive herds of wildlife set against the volcanic crater and surrounding highlands of Ngorongoro. Enjoy thrilling game drives in this Unesco World Heritage Site, awash in otherworldly aqua shades. Break for a much deserved picnic lunch amid a magical landscape. Relish a generous and scrumptious luncheon spread, before heading back. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Meal included: Picnic lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, binoculars and don’t forget your cameras).

Manyara & Ngorongoro – Private Vehicle & Driver Guide

Your chauffeur guide will drive you in a private vehicle.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Gibbs Farm – Opt 2
RoomNew Farm Cottages
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 7

Drive to Central Serengeti (4-5 hrs)

Serengeti (Central)

3 Nights

With countless predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, the Serengeti has the greatest concentration of wildlife on our planet.

Included Activities

Serengeti Wilderness Camp: Morning & Evening game drives

Explore the stunning beauty, diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Serengeti on morning, afternoon and full day game drives.

Dunia Camp: Morning & Evening game drives

Get close to the fine detailing on the canvas of central Serengeti on game drives that offer a spectacular combination of wildlife viewing and bird watching. Setting out twice a day from Dunia camp, these game drives give you a chance to immerse yourself in the African wildlife and experience the serenity among the multitude of animals. Guides with sound expertise will accompany you and give you insights into animal behaviour, without compromising on basic creature comforts. You can watch lions and cheetahs, smaller game, as well as the rare black rhino on a lucky day.

Central Serengeti – Private Vehicle & Driver Guide

Your chauffeur guide will drive you in a private vehicle.

Hotel Options
RoomTent
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleCamp
Dunia Camp – Opt 2
RoomTented Suite FB
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleCamp
Day 7 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Central Serengeti airstrip

Flight to Ruaha (3-4 hrs)

You will be transferred from Ruaha airstrip to your hotel

Ruaha

2 Nights

Your true wilderness! As Tanzania’s largest national park, Ruaha is a wonderful bastion with its undisturbed wildlife, and breathtaking scenery.

Included Activities

Mdonya Old River: Morning & Evening game drives

Explore the beauty of Ruaha and its amazing wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives.

Kwihala Camp: Morning, Evening & Night game drives and Guided walking safari

Explore the beauty of Ruaha and its amazing wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives and experience wonderful bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.

Hotel Options
RoomSafari Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Kwihala Camp – Opt 2
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Day 9 - 12

You will be transferred from your hotel to Ruaha airstrip

Flight to Nyerere (1-2 hrs)

You will be transferred from Nyerere National Park airstrip to your hotel

Nyerere National Park

3 Nights

Discover an untouched gem! A scenic flight to Selous offers a wonderful birds’ eye perspective of the many waterways of Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve, home to roaming elephant populations, wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino.

Included Activities

Lake Manze Camp: Morning & Evening game drives and boat safari

Enjoy diverse safaris in the Selous Game Reserve – wonderful game drives and scenic boat cruises on its beautiful lakes and the stunning Rufiji River.

Roho ya Selous: Morning & Evening game drives, guided walks, boat safaris and fishing

Experience stunning sightings of herds of elephants, buffalo, lion prides, leopards and a host of other wild animals on game drives at the Selous Game Reserve. Look out for packs of the fierce African wild dog that this region is particularly well-known for. The best time for wildlife sighting is during early mornings and late afternoons. Marked by lakes, rivers, swamps and tall, swaying palms, unlike most of Tanzania’s savannah country, the sprawling Selous can be explored on boat safaris as well. Fishing opportunities are aplenty, especially in the waterways linking the Manze and Nzerakera lakes, where pods of hippos wallow. Spot Pel’s fishing owl, fish eagles and numerous exotic birds native to this wildly beautiful corner of Tanzania. Go on bush walks with an experienced naturalist and guide. Experience the thrill of getting up-close with a diverse range of animals and plantlife, track wildlife on foot and discover the small wonders of nature during your time at the Selous.

Hotel Options
Lake Manze Camp – Opt 1
RoomClassic Safari Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Roho ya Selous – Opt 2
RoomClassic Tent
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCamp
Day 12 - 16

You will be transferred from your hotel to Nyerere National Park airstrip

Flight via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar (1-2 hrs)

Transfer to your accommodation (1 hr)

Zanzibar

4 Nights

Head to the spice islands! The lure of Zanzibar is legendary and worthy.

Hotel Options
RoomLuxury Garden Pool Villa
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBeach Resort
Zuri Hotel – Opt 2
RoomJacuzzi Bungalow
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBeach Resort

Transfer to airport (1 hr)

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 11,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 15,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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16 days $ 11,790 / person