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Flufftail Guided Safari

Stay in three unique camps as you safari across the Ngorongoro Crater and the iconic Serengeti Plains with your private guide and 4WD vehicle: a trip of comfort and autonomy, with excellent wildlife.

Flufftail Guided Safari: Summary

Flufftail Safari in a nutshell

This safari explores two of northern Tanzania’s most iconic destinations, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, with the flexibility of your own private guide and 4WD to set your own pace and to make your own choices of when and where to stop.

You'll stay in three comfortable and elegant sister camps, each with a unique touch that makes the experience there matchless.

The Highlands is set near the Olmoti Volcano, away from other lodges on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Contemporary in style, the camp offers an air of true exclusivity, with unparalleled views and eight elevated, domed tents that take in those sweeping landscapes.

Near the Serengeti’s Moru kopjes, Dunia is a stylishly unpretentious camp that is run by an entirely female team. Whilst this in itself makes the camp remarkable, it is also located in one of the quieter parts of the Serengeti, offering guests excellent game with fewer interruptions.

The semi-permanent Olakira relocates in order to follow the densest points of the migration. Guests sleep under the Serengeti’s seemingly boundless skies in specially designed star-gazing tents.

Along with exceptional game viewing, this safari offers the potential to see, amongst others, the Great Migration, the "Big Five", and black rhino, as well as to take in much of the Serengeti National Park, beforea final light-aircraft flight back over the Ngorongoro Highlands.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
3 nights The Highlands - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board
3 nights Dunia Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
4 nights Olakira Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

The Highlands

Days 1-4

The Highlands is located north of the Ngorongoro Crater, far from other camps in a forested area near the Olmoti Volcano. The camp's design is unique – you won't find anywhere else like this in East Africa.

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Dunia Camp

Days 4-7

Dunia Camp is situated near the Moru Kopjes, in the south of Tanzania's central Serengeti National Park. This elegant yet unpretentious camp is in a good area for seeing both the wildebeest migration between December and March, and the resident game of the central Serengeti all year round. Affectionately known as the "ladies camp", it is Tanzania's first and only safari camp to be fully led and run by female staff. It has a very inspiring atmosphere.

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Olakira

Days 7-11

Olakira Camp is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves twice a year between two locations within Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, roughly matching the densest part of the wildebeest migration at that time. The camp is usually known as either Olakira Mara or Olakira Ndutu, depending on its current location.

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The Highlands

The Highlands

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Olakira

Olakira Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Flufftail Guided Safari.

  • Soaking up the views from The Highland's raised tents
  • Visiting Lake Manyara's flamingo-studded waters
  • Following a pride of lions through the Serengeti
  • Sleeping under the stars in Olakira's specialised tents
  • Driving by hundreds of migrating wildebeest

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

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Key species to see on the Flufftail Guided Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

98% chance

Eland

95% chance

Cheetah

92% chance

Wild dog

90% chance

Black Rhino

83% chance

Roan antelope

60% chance

Oryx

40% chance

Aardvark

18% chance

Striped Hyena

18% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Flufftail Guided 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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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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Crater Rim Walk

Crater Rim Walk

Half day - two hour walk

For some fantastic views, and the chance to see flora and fauna up close, take a walk along the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Led by an experienced safari guide and accompanied by an armed ranger, you will be able to take in the scale and beauty of the landscape from a different perspective.

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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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96% (9 reviews)

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