On this extensive safari, discover all four of northern Tanzania's famous wildlife reserves with your own private superior guide and 4WD: experience the different wildlife and environments of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the amazing Ngorongoro Crater and the vast Serengeti National Park on this tour-de-force of the area's best game reserves.
2 nights at Tarangire Treetops (full board & activities) | Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
When you arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, you will be met by your own private superior guide
and 4WD vehicle. Drive past coffee plantations into the countryside, you will pass Maasai tribesmen before heading into the wild bush which surrounds Tarangire National Park
. After around 2½ hours you arrive at your base for the next two nights. Tarangire Treetops stands in a wilderness area that has plenty of game, but is outside the boundaries of Tarangire National Park. So during your two nights here, in addition to 4WD safaris inside the park, it's possible to go on night-drives and walking safaris in the vicinity of the lodge.
2 nights at The Manor (full board & activities) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
After an early breakfast it's about an hour's drive from Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
, where you spend the day exploring. The birdlife is especially rich in the park's evergreen forests, and there's lots of big game on its floodplains. Leaving in the late afternoon, it's a little under and hour's drive to The Manor. The following morning you'll depart for the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, because today you explore the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater floor
– one of Africa's very best safari areas. You can expect exceptional sightings of game here: herds of zebra and wildebeest, huge-tusker elephants, rare black rhino plus lion and cheetah,which are very relaxed near vehicles.
2 nights at Dunia Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
Leave at a leisurely pace after a filling and hearty breakfast and drive back up to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Stop to admire the view from the rim one more time before descending down onto the southern plains of the Serengeti
. Drive slowly through this area with your knowledgeable guide – looking out for lions snoozing on the kopjes and leopard resting in shady trees. Perhaps stop somewhere cool for a packed lunch, before heading on to Dunia Camp.The southern and central Serengeti plains are a great safari destination throughout the year – but in the months of December through to March this area sees the Wildebeest migration
3 nights at Serengeti Migration Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
The drive from central to northern Serengeti is often a leisurely all day game viewing safari; you have your own private vehicle and guide you can take your time, stopping to see the things that interest you. Later in the afternoon, arrive at the comfortable Serengeti Migration Camp. Migration Camp is a permanent camp in a quiet area in northern Serengeti
– few people venture this far and as a result there is a real sense of wilderness here. The resident game is good in this area – though if you happen to visit during the months of June through to August, you are likely to find yourself in the heart of the great Wildebeest migration.
Enjoy your last morning game drive on your way to a nearby airstrip to catch a light aircraft flight transfer back to Arusha. From here, either continue on to one of our beach add-ons in Zanzibar
, Ras Kutani
, or the Mafia Archipelago
or drive on to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with other onward arrangements you have made.