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Longclaw Fly-in Safari

Explore the varied habitats of Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti from three luxurious and remote bush-camps. Enjoy bush walks and night drives, and keep watch for the great migration as you explore the iconic grasslands.

Longclaw Fly-in Safari: Summary

Longclaw safari in a nutshell

This varied fly-in safari offers an in-depth exploration of Tarangire National Park and the Serengeti. The camps have been chosen for their combination of rich wildlife and remote surroundings, where it is possible to see all of the popular big game with considerable exclusivity.

Beginning in the wilder, quieter south-east of Tarangire, Oliver’s Camp provides excellent wildlife and birding opportunities away from the crowds. Luxurious Namiri Plains is then located a minimum of 45 minutes from its nearest neighbours whilst migratory Kimondo is either nestled in the remote northern Lamai Wedge or quieter south-eastern Kusini area.

Be it amidst the forests and marshlands of Tarangire or the short grass plains and rolling country of the Serengeti, guests will enjoy rich wildlife encounters in some of the more isolated areas of these renowned parks. This intimate safari experience is enhanced by the size of the camps, which consist of no more than 10 tents.

Further immersive experiences such as bush walks and night drives are available, and a consistency in management ensures that there is a high level of comfort and quality throughout. Staying in camps which boast considerable luxury, guests are also able to benefit from seasonal long stay discounts.

Keep watch for the big five, the great migration and a plethora of other interesting species during this spectacular exploration of Northern Tanzania.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Oliver's Camp - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board
2 nights Namiri Plains Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
3 nights Kimondo Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Oliver's Camp

Days 1-3

In the quiet south-east of Tarangire National Park, beside Silale and Lormakau marshes, Oliver's Camp is a lovely tented camp set on a low, sandy ridge. Open from June until the end of March, it is particularly good for wildlife in the height of the dry season, when the marshes attract huge herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. It originally started off as a temporary camp, but was made permanent in 2008.

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Namiri Plains Camp

Days 3-5

Namiri Plains is located an hour and a half's drive due east from the game-rich core of the Serengeti – Seronera. The camp first opened in 2014 in an area that for more than 20 years had been closed to the public. Previously this region had exclusively been used for cheetah conservation and the number of big cats found here – especially lion prides and cheetahs – is astonishing.

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Kimondo Camp

Days 5-8

Kimondo Camp in Tanzania moves location to follow the migration. Between July and October, it is situated in the Lamai Wedge, a small pocket of the Serengeti north of the Mara River and south of the border with Kenya – and is one of the more remote camps in the area. From mid-November to mid-March, Kimondo moves to the south-east of the Kusini area. There are only a few other camps around here, so it's a quieter option than the Ndutu area if you want to see the migration during this time.

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Oliver's Camp

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Kimondo Camp

Kimondo Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

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Highlights

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

  • Trying to identify some of Tarangire's 500+ bird species
  • Experiencing safari by moonlight with night drives
  • Watching lions lounge in the plains around Namiri
  • Following vast mixed herds as they migrate
  • Learning about the local flora during bush walks

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Longclaw 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 Longclaw Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Wild dog

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Oryx

100% chance

Roan antelope

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Striped Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Eland

89% chance

Hippo

83% chance

Leopard

72% chance

Black Rhino

6% 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 Longclaw Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


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