This privately-guided safari combines good value accommodation with the luxury of your own 4WD and a superior guide. Discover the forests, floodplains and flamingos of Lake Manyara National Park, journey into the amazing Ngorongoro Crater, and safari across the great plains of the southern Serengeti National Park.
Depart from London Heathrow on a Kenya Airways
overnight scheduled flight to Nairobi in Kenya.
2 nights at Rhino Lodge (full board & activities) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
A short flight takes you from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha where you will be met by your private superior guide
. Enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
you'll drive along the Crater rim before arriving at Rhino Lodge. Usually arriving in time for a light lunch, you can spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the surrounding hills on a walk with your guide. Soak up the spectacular views and perhaps see how the traditional Maasai live in one of the villages that dot Ngorongoro's slopes. On your full day here, you'll safari into the Ngorongoro Crater. A World Heritage Site, the Crater is home to vast numbers of animals; including wildebeest, zebra, lion and rhino.
2 nights at Seronera Wildlife Lodge (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
After a leisurely breakfast, continue on around the Crater rim and down on to the Serengeti's plains. Gradually you pass less and less Maasai homes, until you leave the conservation area behind and enter the Serengeti National Park
. Then it's a pure big-game safari into the heart of the park, where you'll find your base for the next two nights at Seronera Wildlife Lodge. As you are travelling in a private vehicle, you can decide with your private guide
. how you spend your safari time here: where to explore, when to stop, and how long you stay.
2 nights at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge (full board & activities) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Decide whether you'd like an early morning or more leisurely start. You'll then drive slowly back through the Serengeti, around the Crater rim and down towards Lake Manyara National Park
. In the late afternoon, explore the lodge's large herb and vegetable garden or visit the children at the nearby orphanage whilst staying at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge.
On your full day here, you'll visit the small yet exceptionally beautiful Lake Manyara National park
and discover its diverse range of habitats. Drive through evergreen forests, across open plains and alongside a shallow alkaline lake sometimes filled with flamingos.
In the morning, relax around Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge. After lunch, depart for the drive back to Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport. Then either continue on to one of our beach trips to Pemba
, Ras Kutani
or Mafia Island
.... or hop on a flight to Nairobi, where you connect with an overnight Kenya Airways
flight back to London Heathrow.
Arrive at Heathrow early, after a memorable safari in Tanzania.