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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 area, remoter locations and game-rich habitat make for an exciting and varied safari experience.

Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Fringe-eared Oryx Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport

On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by a guide with a name board after you've collected your bags.

Kuro Tarangire
Days 1-3

Kuro Tarangire

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesTarangire National Park, Tanzania

Nestled beneath a grove of towering acacias Kuro Tarangire Camp offers a tranquil bush setting, warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. At first glance Kuro Tarangire is just a camp set in a pretty glade with rooms shaded by tall acacia trees. But stay a while and you’ll realise falling seedpods and tasty shoots attract elephants, impala, waterbuck, zebra, bushbuck, giraffe and much more. The open-fronted main area and L-shaped rooms make the most of this phenomenon and allow you to watch animals amble by from wherever you sit.

Kuro Tarangire

Nestled beneath a grove of towering acacias Kuro Tarangire Camp offers a tranquil bush setting, warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. At first glance Kuro Tarangire is just a camp set in a pretty glade with rooms shaded by tall acacia trees. But stay a while and you’ll realise falling seedpods and tasty shoots attract elephants, impala, waterbuck, zebra, bushbuck, giraffe and much more. The open-fronted main area and L-shaped rooms make the most of this phenomenon and allow you to watch animals amble by from wherever you sit.

Original in its rustic style, the six rooms constructed of hewn poles, high thatched ceilings and canvas walls feature white-washed wood and colourful pastels for a light, summery feel. The welcome is warm, and the atmosphere relaxed in this camp where the focus is on the natural environment and immersing oneself in the bush rather than luxuries like a pool or plumbed showers.

"We loved Kuro, the family tent, the animals coming right next to the room"

Mrs B.fromBasel

Arrived 6 Oct 2019, 2 nights

The engaging team at Kuro Tarangire work hard to make your stay a memorable one, from action packed game drives through a variety of environments, and spot-lit night drives seeking out nocturnal specialties to guided walks for a closer look at nature. Perhaps a surprise bush breakfast or sundowners at the edge of the plains thrown in for good measure. The remote location deep within the park ensures you enjoy the best of Tarangire with relatively few others around. See our full report on Kuro Tarangire

97%
14 reviews of Kuro Tarangire by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Entamanu Ngorongoro
Days 3-5

Entamanu Ngorongoro

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesNgorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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.

Entamanu Ngorongoro

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.

"Great location...nothing was too much trouble"

The C familyfromSurrey

Arrived 24 Sep 2019, 3 nights

A stylish, relaxed camp with excellent service, Entamanu is a very promising choice on the Ngorongoro Crater rim. If you're looking for a quality camp, and want to witness the views of the crater floor and beyond, then provided you're prepared for blustery conditions and cold night-time temperatures, we think it's a unique alternative to the many larger properties here. See our full report on Entamanu Ngorongoro

97%
13 reviews of Entamanu Ngorongoro by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater
Day 4

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

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… Read all about Ngorongoro Crater safari

Lamai Serengeti
Days 5-8

Lamai Serengeti

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSerengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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.

Lamai Serengeti

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.

"Staff, food, drinks, accommodation... everything was perfect."

Ms TGfromLondon

Arrived 19 Feb 2018, 4 nights

Lamai Serengeti has a superb location and very good pedigree; there is little doubt that it is following in the footsteps of its high-quality sister camps. It may not appeal to purists seeking more elemental bushcamps with campfires and simple rooms; it's too substantial and well-appointed. That said, there is no air-con or satellite TV here either, and the beautiful interior design is unique yet rustic. It really suits those looking for great guiding and service, superb views and a touch of understated luxury. See our full report on Lamai Serengeti

99%
31 reviews of Lamai Serengeti by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Day 8

Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

You'll arrive at Kilimanjaro in time to catch your onward flight.

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Experiences you can add to this trip.

Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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% (9 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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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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89% (33 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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96% (9 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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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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