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Avocet Fly-in Safari

This luxurious safari explores three iconic African reserves from exclusive lodges in unbeatable locations. A very high standard of food, care and guiding ensure that you can focus on the amazing experience.

Avocet Fly-in Safari: Summary

Avocet Safari in a nutshell

This seamless fly-in safari visits three jewels of Northern Tanzania’s diverse crown: Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. For each we’ve selected the most exclusive lodge – giving unrivalled locations, great comfort and an excellent game experience.

Tree Lodge stands in a dense forest in Lake Manyara National Park, where its guests have almost exclusive access to the wilderness around. As with all of these long-standing lodges, the experienced team here delivers a very high standard of food, accommodation and personal care.

With breath-taking views across the crater floor, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s position is matchless across Africa. This decadent lodge is styled to the point of theatricality, yet still has top guides and a great location for early-morning safaris down to the Crater floor.

The last stop, Klein’s Camp, has another commanding location: high on a high ridge overlooking the vast Serengeti. On one side lie full-day safaris into the national park; on the other bush walks and night drives in Klein’s own exclusive reserve: the choice is always yours.

Swift flights between these areas bring the Rift Valley to life and combine smoothly with comfortable 4WDs – so you can make the most of your every minute on this amazing safari.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Crater Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Klein's Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Days 1-3

Of the many lodges that focus their activities on Tanzania's Lake Manyara National Park, only one stands inside the park: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Opened in 2002, it is located in the far south of the park, in a forest of mahogany, wild mango and fig trees. The lodge has a long-standing reputation for its excellent location and high standards.

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Days 3-5

Occupying a spectacular spot right on the rim of the Crater, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is undoubtedly one of the most opulent lodges in Tanzania. Combining architectural hints of traditional Maasai homesteads with interior styles borrowed from European stately homes, the present lodge was built in 1995.

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Kleins Camp

Days 5-8

Klein's Camp is a small, luxury lodge that was originally built as a hunting camp. It sits in its own 10,000 hectare private concession area in Loliondo. Klein's leases this land from the Maasai and is for the exclusive use of the guests who stay here.

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Kleins Camp

Klein's Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Avocet Fly-in Safari.

  • Bird’s eye stroll along Manyara’s tree-top walkway.
  • Driving down into the Crater: nothing prepares you!
  • Lunch overlooking the vast Serengeti migration
  • Sun-down drinks on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Moonlight safaris: immersive night drives from Klein’s

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Avocet Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Mountain biking

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Avocet Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Striped Hyena

43% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Oryx

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Mto Wa Mbu Village Walk

Two to three hours

Discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in the large Tanzanian village of Mto Wa Mbu with a knowledgeable local guide. This is not a village set up for tourists; Mto Wa Mbu is a real community and offers a chance to see a side of the country that many visitors pass by.

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Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

Three hours - approx. one hour flight

As the sun rises over the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania, climb aboard for an extraordinary adventure. For an hour you’ll float in a hot air balloon over beautiful savannah and woodland and a diversity of plains wildlife.

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100% (10 reviews)
Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day, two - three hour walk

Spend a half day hiking through the Empakaai Crater, in the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), led by an experienced guide and accompanied by a ranger.

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Olmoti Crater walk

Olmoti Crater walk

Half day - two to three hour walk

Follow an ancient Maasai cattle trail on this private hike up the Olmoti Crater, led by an experienced guide and accompanied by an armed ranger. The crater may not compete in size with the neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater, but the birding is good, the mountain views wonderful, and the array of ferns is a botanist’s dream.

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80% (1 reviews)
Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

Half-day or full-day

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park makes a great safari destination. Here, along with elephant herds and plains game, you’ll find jungle-like forests that are home to blue monkeys, a soda lake tinged pink by flamingos and some of Tanzania’s best birding.

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87% (36 reviews)
Olduvai Gorge visit

Olduvai Gorge visit

One - two hours

See for yourself the renowned archaeological site of Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge, which lies en route between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Famed for the discoveries of early hominin remains as well as the Laetoli Footprints, the site offers beautiful views, an engaging museum and potentially the opportunity to visit an active dig.

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96% (9 reviews)
Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway

Usually one hour

Experience the forest of Lake Manyara National Park from a whole new perspective – high up in the trees. The first suspended walkway in Tanzania, it stretches underneath the canopy for 370m between the mahogany and fig trees, giving intrepid visitors a unique view of the surrounding flora and fauna.

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60% (1 reviews)

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