Northern Tanzania Highlights – Classic

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A superb introduction to this beautiful country, taking in some of its most spectacular sights.

With two nights in the legendary Serengeti as well as game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks you will have the opportunity to view some of Africa’s most incredible wildlife and landscapes.


Day 1

Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha, stay at Rivertrees Country Inn


Day 2

Depart from Arusha for Tarangire National Park.

The name Tarangire is derived from the Tarangire River which provides permanent water for wildlife. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife have been recorded in this park.

Full day game drive with picnic lunch.


Day 3

Depart for Lake Manyara, driving via Makuyuni and Mto wa Mbu village.

Apart from its abundant bird life, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Full day game drive with picnic lunch.


Day 4

Depart for the Serengeti National Park, famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.

Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will also introduce you to the small five’. Enroute to Serengeti, you will drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Ndutu Plains. Transit through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.


Day 5

Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.


Day 6

Depart for Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch for game drive.

The crater is 2000ft. deep, and considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor


Day 7

Depart for Arusha with an optional stop over at the Cultural Heritage center souvenir shop and art gallery.

On a clear day you will see Mt. Meru standing tall over the city of Arusha.  Arrive at the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will enjoy a meal in the lush green gardens.

After lunch you may have some time to visit Shanga, an uplifting local community social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique handmade gifts.

Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport.


  • Ground transportation in 4×4 vehicle on safari with pop-up roof
  • Game drives & private safari experience
  • Accommodation in lodges specified subject to availability
  • All meals during the safari
  • All park fees, government taxes and service charges
  • 1.5 litres bottled water per person per day on safari
  • 1 pair of binoculars and 2 photography bean bags in the vehicle
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
  • Custom safari map of Tanzania per group
  • Selected drinks at Maramboi Tented Camp only


  • Any flights or transfers not mentioned
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks (soft or hard) – except where mentioned under inclusions
  • Visas and Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Any costs listed as optional services

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