Tanzania North to South
• Tarangire National Park • Ngorongoro Crater • Serengeti National Park • Ruaha National Park •
Experience Tanzania in style, staying at some of the finest accommodation in four diverse national parks, flying from point to point. Watch herds of elephant in Tarangire, game-drive in the dormant Ngorongoro Crater, visit an authentic Maasai village, search for cheetah in the Serengeti, and look for leopard in Ruaha. You will visit some of East Africa's most famed national parks as well as lesser known gems, offering a rewarding and unique safari experience.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro > Tarangire National Park On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will connect onto a short 20 minute flight to Tarangire National Park. Your guide will meet you here and enjoy your first game drive en route to camp. Relax with lunch during the heat of the day and following afternoon tea you'll go out on an afternoon game drive to explore this varied and wildlife-rich park. The large elephant herds in the drier months are a real highlight here, but the wildlife and birdlife are excellent year-round. Two nights at Oliver's Camp, which occupies a prime position near Silale Swamp, a magnet for wildlife year-round.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park Set off this morning on a guided walking safari, learning to look for signs of wildlife nearby, from bird calls to tracks in the earth. You can approach smaller creatures such as warthogs, small antelope species and birdlife, all of which are less skittish when approached on foot compared to a vehicle. Return to camp for lunch and a rest during the heat of the day. After tea and cake, head out on a late-afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowner drinks in a scenic spot. The adventure continues with a night game drive, seeking out nocturnal species such as mongoose and nightjars, as well as predators such as lions on the move. Return to camp for a late dinner.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro region Fly over Lake Manyara to the Manyara Airstrip. Upon arrival, your guide will drive you through coffee plantations towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a journey of three hours to reach the property, enjoying a packed lunch on the way. Stop at the viewpoint overlooking the crater to soak in the spectacular landscape, then continue your drive around the rim until you reach the Olmoti Crater, where you will stay for the next two nights. If you feel like stretching your legs, you can opt for a guided walk from the camp up to the rim of Olmoti Crater, passing through dense forest and waterfalls on the way.
Stay two nights at The Highlands, a unique lodge located on the edge of Olmoti Crater! The Highlands offers spectacular walks, authentic Maasai community visits, as well as game drives in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. A very stylish retreat in this wild landscape.
Day 4: Ngorongoro region Spend the morning game-driving on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, where wildlife lives on the floor of the dormant volcano, looking out for lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant, buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. Later in the afternoon, your guide will take you to one of the nearby Maasai villages, where you can learn about this rich culture.
Day 5: Ngorongoro region > Serengeti National Park Morning 3 hour drive to Manyara, where you take a short 45 minute flight into the central Serengeti. Enjoy an interesting game drive transfer to camp, stopping at any wildlife sightings along the way! Settle into your tent before going on an afternoon game drive. The Serengeti is impressive in terms of both the diversity and density of wildlife found here, so there is plenty to discover each day. Return to camp in the early evening for drinks around the campfire and dinner.
Spend two nights at Namiri Plains Camp, a stylish tented camp with prime access to the eastern Serengeti, previously closed off to tourism for big-cat research for more than 20 years. Wildlife sightings here are exceptional, particularly of cheetah, lion and leopard, and guests explore the open plains, plateau and acacia woodland on game drives and walks with expert guides.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, accompanied by expert guides searching for some of the resident cats but also many other species including giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and plentiful birdlife. You will return to camp during the heat of the day to relax by the pool or have a massage to revive you for the afternoon's activities.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park > Ruaha National Park Morning flight to Ruaha, a flight of approximately two hours. Your guide will meet you and en route to camp enjoy a game drive through this very different park. Spend your last two nights at Jabali Ridge. This beautiful retreat is built in and around the boulders and overlooks a baobab forest. The main areas include an infinity pool, spa and plenty of decks, seating areas and dining locations, meaning time spent in camp is as enjoyable as being on safari activities.
Day 8: Ruaha National Park Morning walking safari taking in the sounds of bird calls, looking for tracks and signs in the earth, and encountering smaller creatures. Return to the camp to rest and relax, enjoying lunch and some pool time before an afternoon game drive to explore further afield. Ruaha's varied terrain is home to a wide variety of wildlife including large herds of buffalo, hippo, more unusual antelope species such as sable and lesser kudu, and - if you are really lucky - wild dog, which roam huge distances each day in search of their next meal, making sightings impossible to predict.
Day 9: Ruaha National Park > Dar es Salaam Lovely final breakfast at camp before a late morning flight to Dar es Salaam.
• Tailor-made journey with expert guides • Personal meet and greet on arrivals • 8 nights accommodation • Transfers and transport • Light aircraft domestic flights • Safari activities in 4x4 vehicles • National Park fees • Selected beverages • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 8 dinners • Emergency evacuation insurance
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room
Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room