Woodpecker Guided Safari

Woodpecker safari: In full

This extensive luxury safari holiday explores three of Tanzania's most exciting and well-known northern wildlife parks: Lake Manyara National Park at the foot of the Rift Valley's western escarpment; the stunning Ngorongoro Crater; and the vast and breathtaking Serengeti National Park. Explore with your private, knowledgeable superior guide and private 4WD vehicle – both of which will help you to make the most out of this wonderful trip.

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Days 1-3

3 nights at Plantation Lodge (full board & activities) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Plantation Lodge is full of colonial charm and overlooks coffee plantations...On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, you will be met by your private superior guide and 4WD vehicle. A drive lasting about three hours takes you through the pretty landscapes of rural Tanzania to Plantation Lodge. Spend your first full day in the Ngorongoro Crater - the caldera of the Crater is full of wildlife, including elephant, lion, wildebeest and black rhino. The next day, after an early start, head out with your packed lunch for a full-day safari in Lake Manyara National Park.

Days 4-5

2 nights at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic, tented, mobile camp...In the morning drive back into the Ngorongoro Conservation area, down onto the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains. Much of this is communal land where wildlife lives alongside the Maasai and it's not unusual to see these tribespeople herding their cattle amongst herds of wildebeest and zebra. Crossing into the Serengeti National Park, you'll see wildlife on your way to Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp. The location of this safari camp moves every few weeks and broadly follows the pattern of the great migration - which really is a phenomenal spectacle. During your days here you'll decide with your superior guide when you want to head out on a drive, where and for how long.

Days 6-7

2 nights at Lamai Serengeti (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Lamai Serengeti Camp has some of the Serengeti's best views...Drive through the Serengeti where there are an estimated two million wildebeest, half a million zebra and hundreds of thousands of Thompson's gazelle, amongst many other herbivores, within the park. Your destination is northern Serengeti and the beautiful Kogakuria Kopjes upon which stands one of the parks relatively new camps, the very smart Lamai Serengeti. There is a good concentration of wildlife here year round and between about June and October the camp is situated right where the migration usually passes through. Its proximity to the Mara River means you might be lucky enough to witness one of the great wildebeest crossings during these months too.

Day 8

On your final morning in Tanzania, drive to the nearest airstrip and catch a light aircraft flight to Arusha. From here, either continue on to one of our beach add-ons in Zanzibar, Pemba, Ras Kutani or the Mafia Archipelago, or connect with your own onward arrangements.

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