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Dik Dik Safari

Combine safari with peace and relaxation on Zanzibar’s white-sand shores during this exploration of Tanzania. Stay in three high-quality sister camps within Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park before concluding with a stay on Michamvi Peninsula.

Dik Dik Safari: Summary

Dik Dik Safari in a nutshell

This comprehensive safari combines three high-quality sister-camps within Tanzania’s famous northern circuit with a luxurious beach-retreat on Zanzibar’s Michamvi Peninsula. You will enjoy the the same consistency in excellent management during your stays at the safari camps, whose long-stay discounts make the combination decidedly good value, before unwinding in total comfort upon Qambani’s white-sand shores.

Beginning at Tarangire’s Lemala Mpingo Ridge, the camp’s elevated position offers spectacular views across the valley. This valley is home to excellent game-viewing and removed from the busier, northern section of the park, allowing for quieter wildlife encounters. Here, you can explore your surroundings with day and night game drives as well as guided walking safaris.

Similarly well positioned, Lemala Ngoronogoro is located near to the crater’s Sopa descent road. This location allows swift access to the crater floor ahead of most other vehicles, where you might find the elusive black rhino, large elephant herds and an increasingly healthy population of cheetah. Walking in this area can be especially rewarding.

Lemala Nanyukie is just beyond the Serengeti’s busy centre, Seronera. This region is known for its impressive density of big cats and you might well see the ‘great migration’ if visiting between November-January.

Concluding at Qambani, you can choose to relax in the luxurious setting with spa treatments and idyllic views, or enjoy the range of activities available: snorkelling, diving, kayaking and reef walks are all available to discover the surrounding corals and marine life.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Lemala Mpingo Ridge - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Lemala Ngorongoro - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Lemala Nanyukie - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
5 nights Qambani - Michamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar Full Board
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Days 1-3

Opened in July 2018, Lemala Mpingo Ridge is one of Tarangire National Park’s newer camps. It is set on a high ridge with elevated views across the valley below from every aspect of the camp. Impressive rooms, infinity swimming pool, attention to detail, excellent service and delicious meals make this a luxurious base from which to explore.

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Lemala Ngorongoro

Days 3-5

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the quiet, eastern side of the crater rim, a short drive past the Lemala Gate. Set in a grove of red-thorn acacia trees, the camp has more of a bush feel than many camps in this area of Tanzania, with plenty of birdlife and frequent visits by buffalo and elephant at night. Although Lemala doesn't have direct views over the crater, it does have views – mist and clouds permitting – through the forests in the opposite direction.

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Lemala Nanyukie

Days 5-8

Lemala’s latest offering, Lemala Nanyukie, opened in 2018. The camp is located in the central Serengeti, just outside of the busy Seronera area. The region is known for its high numbers of big cats and is typically home to the wildebeest migration between November and January.

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Qambani

Days 8-13

Qambani is a luxurious property on the tip of Zanzibar’s beautiful Michamvi Peninsula. Set on a low cliff above a white sandy beach, it has 270m of seafront and stunning ocean views. Originally built as a family home, it has now opened its doors to the public and offers high quality accommodation with a very personalised service.

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Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lemala Nanyukie

Lemala Nanyukie

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Qambani

Qambani

Michamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Dik Dik Safari.

  • Exploring Tarangire by night during nocturnal drives
  • Being amongst the first to the crater floor each morning
  • Hiking to local villages in the Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Keeping watch for the Great Migration
  • Exploring the reefs on a guided walk at Qambani

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

  • Scuba-diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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Key species to see on the Dik Dik Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Black Rhino

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

39% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Giraffe

0% chance

Oryx

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Striped Hyena

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this holiday

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Dik Dik 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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Jozani Forest Tour

Jozani Forest Tour

Half-day or combine with other tours

For nature lovers, Jozani Forest is a must. One of the last sanctuaries of the red colobus monkey, it features a diverse range of habitats, from mangrove forests to salt marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for other forest residents, including Sykes’ monkey, bushbabies, duikers and more than 40 species of bird.

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Balloon Safari over the Serengeti

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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% (9 reviews)
Empakaai Crater Hike

Empakaai Crater Hike

Half day, two - three hour walk

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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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Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Typically a full day

To drive into the Ngorongoro Crater is to immerse yourself in a renowned wildlife park. Prides of lion and clans of hyena patrol amongst herds of zebra, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelle, whilst flocks of crowned cranes keep out the way of jackals. Come for elephants with big tusks, too. And then there are the rhino…

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95% (37 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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90% (31 reviews)
Jambiani Village Tour

Jambiani Village Tour

Half-day - mornings

Tear yourself away from the soft white sands of Zanzibar to get under the skin of the history and culture of Jambiani village. Join a knowledgeable local guide to discover the intricacies of day-to-day life in this traditional coastal village, with much of the profits being ploughed back into the community.

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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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95% (8 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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