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Honeyguide Fly-in Safari

With a range of luxurious accommodation, this fly-in safari combines relaxation and indulgence with traditional safari pursuits in some of northern Tanzania’s most notable safari destinations.

Honeyguide Fly-in Safari: Summary

Honeyguide Safari in a nutshell

Suited to those seeking relaxation and indulgence as well as traditional safari pursuits, this fly-in safari offers contrasting yet luxurious accommodation and swift access to many of northern Tanzania’s most notable safari destinations.

The trip starts amidst the manicured lawns of Arusha Coffee Lodge, a comfortable, relaxed base just outside the bustling town of Arusha.

After a night’s rest, you'll move to Tarangire Treetops within the Radilen Wildlife Management Area: a lovely setting with impressive views over the surrounding bush. With airy, elevated rooms and a good atmosphere, the camp is exceptionally well positioned for easy access to Tarangire National Park.

Elegant and peaceful, The Manor is your next stop: a charming luxury retreat within the Shangri-La Coffee Estate. From here you might visit the renowned Ngorongoro Crater or safari in Lake Manyara National Park, as well as cycle, horseride or simply relax within The Manor’s grounds.

In contrast to Treetops' somewhat ethereal, lofty design and The Manor’s indulgent comforts, Serengeti Pioneer Camp offers a traditional conclusion to this African safari. The camp is smart and retains an element of seclusion, yet is set within a prolific wildlife region at the heart of Serengeti National Park.

By staying in a combination of national parks and game management areas, guests can enjoy activities such as walking and night drives which are not available within the national parks - a further plus on this varied yet luxurious safari.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
1 night Arusha Coffee Lodge - Arusha, Tanzania Half Board
2 nights Tarangire Treetops - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board
2 nights The Manor - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board
2 nights Serengeti Pioneer Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 1

Set just outside of Arusha, close to the city's small domestic airport and just off the main road to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, Arusha Coffee Lodge, is a convenient overnight stop at the start or end of your safari. The lodge sits on part of a 40 hectare (100-acre) coffee plantation, in open manicured gardens.

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Tarangire Treetops

Days 2-4

Tarangire Treetops is located on Masaai land in the Radilen Wildlife Management Area, one hour's drive north-east of the eastern boundary of Tanzania's Tarangire National Park.

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The Manor

Days 4-6

The Manor is a luxury lodge located on the Shangri-La Coffee Estate; it covers 6km² of the Ngorongoro Highlands, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most visitors will probably use this as a place to eat and sleep – while driving into the Ngorongoro Crater during the day for their main activity.

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Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Days 6-8

Opened December 2012, and located in south central Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Pioneer Camp is a smart tented camp with a touch of the early explorer about it. Built on a slope below a picturesque kopje, the camp setting retains a feeling of seclusion yet is well placed as a base for game drives across southern Serengeti's vast open plains.

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Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha, Tanzania

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

The Manor

The Manor

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Honeyguide Fly-in Safari.

  • Relaxing with a massage at Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Listening to elephants browse marula trees at Tarangire
  • Sighting rhino on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Unwinding with a billiards game at The Manor
  • Watching agama lizards scuttle over rocks at camp

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Horse-riding

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Mountain biking

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Honeyguide Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Honeyguide Fly-in 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

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Leopard

0% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Wild dog

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Eland

0% chance

Hippo

0% chance

Oryx

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Spotted Hyena

0% chance

Striped Hyena

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Honeyguide 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% (10 reviews)
Safari in Arusha National Park

Safari in Arusha National Park

Half day or full day

Arusha National Park offers some lovely walking in the foothills of Mount Meru and canoeing on the Momela Lakes, plus gentle game drives.

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77% (6 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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80% (1 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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87% (36 reviews)
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)
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)
Day Hike on Mount Kilimanjaro

Day Hike on Mount Kilimanjaro

Full day

Experience Africa’s highest mountain – in just a day. In the company of a private guide, hike through the forests of Mount Kilimanjaro’s western side to an altitude of 3,400m. From here, explore the Shira Plateau and its surroundings, perhaps spotting wildlife along the way.

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