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Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari

Stay in three superbly positioned camps during this exploration of Tanzania’s famous northern circuit. Excellent views over the surrounding areas, relatively remote locations and game-rich habitat make for an exciting and varied safari experience.

Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari: Summary

Fringe-eared oryx safari in a nutshell

This fly-in safari encompasses three fantastic camps across Tanzania’s renowned northern circuit. Beginning at the less-frequented Tarangire Park, you will then move to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before concluding your safari in the iconic grasslands of the Serengeti Plains.

Across these iconic locations, enjoy the intimacy of relatively small camps, each with 6–12 comfortable and well-spaced tents. As they are run by the same company, you can expect consistent quality, with the seasonal bonus of long-stay combination discounts. The emphasis throughout is on the wildlife experience and stunning landscapes, with each camp enjoying fantastic views and designed to have as little impact on the surrounding area as possible.

Return from drives to watch Tarangire’s famously large elephant herds graze from Kuro’s shaded veranda or admire the sweeping panoramic vistas from Entamanu Ngorongoro’s position atop an isolated spot on the crater rim. Nestled high in the Kogakuri Kopjes, guests may even spy the great river crossings from Lamai Serengeti’s views over the Lamai Wedge and Mara River Valley.

With a range of activities such as bush walks, night drives and Maasai village visits, together with stylish accommodation, this safari is exceptionally varied, featuring phenomenal wildlife and cultural immersion throughout.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Kuro Tarangire - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Entamanu Ngorongoro - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Lamai Serengeti - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Kuro Tarangire

Days 1-3

Kuro Tarangire is a delightful, intimate tented camp, located deep in Tarangire National Park, in an area with few visitors. Although the rooms are substantial, comfortable and well thought-out, the style is rustic, with a focus on natural rather than luxurious. The tranquil setting is also a favourite for wildlife, and animals often browse nearby.

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

Days 3-5

Entamanu Ngorongoro is a relatively new tented camp, opened in August 2016, and set in an isolated, scenic spot high on the crater rim. The drive in, along relatively poor roads, can take up to an hour and a half, but there's very often the bonus of giraffe (a species that is absent from the crater itself) to be seen en route.

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Lamai Serengeti

Days 5-8

Nomad Lamai Serengeti lies in the far north of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, just south of the border with Kenya. It's set high up in the beautiful Kogakuria Kopjes, with views out towards the Mara River Valley and the Lamai Wedge. Between July and October the camp has a prime position for the great wildebeest migration, and is close enough to the Mara River for guests to witness river crossings.

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Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Lamai Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari.

  • Watching elephants graze below Kuro's veranda
  • Experiencing safari by moonlight during night drives
  • Soaking up spectacular views from the crater's rim
  • Watching lions hunt on the floor of the crater
  • Driving through vast herds of migrating wildebeest

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

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

Black Rhino

82% chance

Cheetah

80% chance

Roan antelope

67% chance

Striped Hyena

58% chance

Wild dog

42% chance

Oryx

33% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Fringe-eared Oryx 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% (12 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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90% (2 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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88% (39 reviews)
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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94% (10 reviews)
Maasai Village Visit

Maasai Village Visit

Two to three hours - afternoon activity

Gain an authentic insight into Maasai life, visiting one of the villages in the highland areas of the Ngorongoro Crater. Far from being a commercialised, contrived experience, this is a genuine opportunity to visit a real village, and to be welcomed by the villagers.

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80% (1 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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70% (2 reviews)

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