This holiday itinerary uses a combination of two good value permanent camps and a fantastic luxury semi-permanent camps as bases to explore famous areas of the northern circuit; travelling with your own knowledgeable superior guide in a private 4WD safari vehicle is also best way to make the most of Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and central Serengeti National Park.
On arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will be met by you own private superior guide and 4WD safari vehicle. Together you'll leave the bustling town or Arusha behind and drive through rural Tanzania on your way to Lemala Ngorongoro Crater. Spend your full days based here exploring the small but beautiful Lake Manyara and the stunning Ngorongoro Crater which has extraordinary numbers of game and spectacular scenery. On your second day, head to the lesser known Empakaai Crater. This excursion is usually bypassed by most visitors to northern Tanzania which makes it a quiet, off-beat and rewarding day trip.
Leave Lemala Camp and drive around the Ngorongoro Crater rim before descending onto communal lands where wildlife resides alongside Maasai tribespeople Crossing into Serengeti National Park later in the day your game viewing begins as you make your way towards the part of the Serengeti where Ubuntu will be located. Depending on the time of year you're travelling, it might make more sense to visit Ubuntu last on your itinerary - but we'll help advise when we're putting together your trip. Spend 4 nights in the Serengeti in the area where the migration should be located. From July to October you may be lucky enough to see a crossing of the Mara River, whilst from December to March, the wildebeest drop their young which brings with it a lot of predator action!
Departing early, drive to the central Serengeti, taking your time to enjoy any wildlife sightings along the way. The central Serengeti has fantastic game viewing throughout the whole year, with the vast plains and rock kopjes providing a good environment for a very wide variety of game. Spend 3 nights exploring this rich area.
After bidding farewell to Dunia Camp, you will be driven to a nearby airstrip to catch a light aircraft flight back to Kilimanjaro. From here, either continue on to one of our beach add-on trips in Zanzibar, Pemba, Ras Kutani or the Mafia Archipelago, or catch an international flight elsewhere in Africa, or back home.
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