This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Skip to main content

Talk to an expert 1-800-242-2434 Lines open now

User menu
FROM US$13,390-US$18,440

Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari

Four luxurious camps enable exploration of Tanzania’s north and southern regions. With a range of land and water-based activities available throughout, decidedly comfortable accommodation and applicable long-stay discounts, this adventurous safari is excellent value.

Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari: Summary

Marabou Stork safari in a nutshell

This luxurious safari visits both northern and southern Tanzania, including stays in four stylish sister camps located within prime wildlife-destinations.

Beginning at Oliver’s camp in the quieter south-east of Tarangire National Park, the safari starts with the chance to enjoy guided walking safaris, night drives and fly-camping. An excellent introduction to the trip, Oliver’s camp makes for a tastefully rustic base from which to explore a remoter region of the park.

Maintaining this degree of exclusivity, The Highlands sits removed from other crater rim camps in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, overlooking the forested slopes near Olmoti Crater. Here, the views are breathtaking and a unique bubble-domed design allows for spectacular visibility over the crater’s sunrises and sunsets. Ample hiking opportunities, cultural visits and safari on the crater floor offer great variety to a day’s activities.

The safari then travels to Ruaha National Park, where Jabali Ridge makes for a decidedly luxurious base in an excellent game-viewing region. Jabali sits atop rocky kopjes with commanding views over the surrounding bush, and offers a mixture of both day and night game drives as well as walking safaris.

As the name might suggest, Roho ya Selous (translating as ‘heart of the Selous’) occupies a similarly excellent location in the Selous Game Reserve. Being near to both Lake Manze and Lake Nzerakera, the camp offers a range of water-based activities such as boating and fishing as well as 4WD drives and walking safaris.

Run by the same experienced safari operator, long stay discounts are available at these decidedly stylish camps, making this luxurious trip excellent value.

At a glance

Starts: Kilimanjaro International Airport
2 nights Oliver's Camp - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights The Highlands - Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
2 nights Namiri Plains Camp - Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Jabali Ridge - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
3 nights Roho ya Selous - Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Full Board & Activities
Ends: Dar es Salaam 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.

View full itinerary

The Highlands

Days 3-6

The Highlands is located north of the Ngorongoro Crater, far from other camps in a forested area near the Olmoti Volcano. The camp's design is unique – you won't find anywhere else like this in East Africa.

View full itinerary

Namiri Plains Camp

Days 6-8

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.

View full itinerary

Jabali Ridge

Days 8-11

Jabali Ridge is an exciting new luxury addition to Ruaha National Park. It opened in September 2017, in a prime game viewing area with commanding views over the park and the Mwagusi River.

View full itinerary

Roho ya Selous

Days 11-14

Opened in 2017 Roho ya Selous is currently the newest safari camp in the Nyerere National Park. Its name translates as “the heart of the Selous”, named for the old Selous Game Reserve, and it's located on a small promontory on the west side of Lake Nzerakera, just to the north of the 'inland delta' formed by the Rufiji River. This is indeed at the heart of the Nyerere National Parks' best area for game.

View full itinerary
Oliver's Camp

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

The Highlands

The Highlands

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Namiri Plains Camp

Namiri Plains Camp

Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Jabali Ridge

Jabali Ridge

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Roho ya Selous

Roho ya Selous

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

About image

Highlights

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

  • Watching game wander through Lormakau marshes
  • Enjoying spectacular sunrises at The Highlands
  • Safari on the crater floor, seeking black rhino
  • Walking out from Jabali, encountering giraffe on foot
  • Drifting downriver with sundowners on the boat

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

  • Night drive

About image

Key species to see on the Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Wild dog

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Striped Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Black Rhino

60% chance

Aardvark

23% chance

Oryx

10% chance

Roan antelope

7% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Marabou Stork 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.

More about Village Walk
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.

More about Balloon Safari
100% (10 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.

More about Empakaai Crater Hike
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.

More about Olmoti Crater walk
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.

More about Lake Manyara Safari
87% (36 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.

More about Crater Rim Walk
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.

More about Olduvai Gorge visit
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.

More about Manyara Treetop Walk
60% (1 reviews)
Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Three hours - one hour flight

Varied and scenically stunning, Ruaha National Park features rolling hills, woodlands, open plains and two wide meandering rivers: the Ruaha and the Mwagusi. What better way to view it than from the air, at sunrise? A balloon safari offers just this, the landscape unfolding below your basket as you float almost silently above.

More about Ballooning in Ruaha

Let us help you customise your trip

Like all of our holidays on this site, this is just an idea. All of our trips are tailor-made, so we'll always adapt them to suit you.


Talk to an Expert

Browse this Expert Africa website, then call us. We’ll match you with the Specialist in our team who is best suited to help you.

Set up your itinerary

Based on our experience and your ideas, your specialist will create a detailed, costed itinerary. We’ll refine it together, until we have a trip that you’re perfectly happy with.

Prepare for your trip

The same Specialist will make the seamless arrangements for your trip, send you detailed travel documents, and be available to answer any questions before you depart.

Travel with peace of mind

After you set off, you’ll be cared for by our partners in Africa, most of whom have worked with Expert Africa for decades. And if you ever need us urgently, we’re available 24/7.

When you return

We love to learn about your trip, and so will always be grateful if you’ve the time to give feedback to your Specialist when you return.

Inspire me

Need inspiration?

Let our trip chooser narrow down the options for you

Inspire me

Other ideas for Tanzania safaris

Look at these ideas in Tanzania: then talk to us. Will will design a trip that's perfect for you.


Map

Flufftail Guided Safari

10 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Stay in three unique camps as you safari across the Ngorongoro Crater and the iconic Serengeti Plains with your private guide and 4WD vehicle: a trip of comfort and autonomy, with excellent wildlife.

Visiting Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

US$11,190 - US$14,720 per person

Read more about the Flufftail Guided Safari

Map

Martial Eagle Fly-in Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 2 country
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This stylish fly-in safari visits two of Africa’s most iconic parks, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Visiting Serengeti, Maasai Mara

US$10,500 - US$14,310 per person

Read more about the Martial Eagle Fly-in Safari

Map

Secretary Bird Fly-in Safari

8 days • 4 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Chosen for comfort and relaxation as much as for its range of activities, this safari makes for a leisurely trip featuring stunning accommodation and swift access to many of northern Tanzania’s best wildlife regions.

Visiting Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and 2 other areas

US$10,100 - US$13,300 per person

Read more about the Secretary Bird Fly-in Safari

Map

Tinkerbird Fly-in Safari

8 days • 4 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Explore Tanzania’s famous northern circuit with safari in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Four smart sister camps offer a high level of care, first-class guiding and wide range of activities.

Visiting Tarangire, Serengeti and 1 other area

US$8,630 - US$12,000 per person

Read more about the Tinkerbird Fly-in Safari

Map

Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari

8 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Combining two of the remotest parks in Tanzania, this safari can deliver extraordinary wildlife viewing in Katavi, and East Africa's best chimp treks, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Visiting Mahale Mountains, Katavi and 1 other area

US$8,450 - US$11,770 per person

Read more about the Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari

Map

Longclaw Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

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.

Visiting Tarangire, Serengeti

US$8,080 - US$10,470 per person

Read more about the Longclaw Fly-in Safari

Map

Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

9 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Enjoy a combination of privately guided and shared game drives during this good-value exploration of Northern Tanzania. Explore game-dense regions from three comfortable bases where there are a variety of activities on offer.

Visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and 1 other area

US$7,790 - US$10,280 per person

Read more about the Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

Map

Avocet Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This luxurious safari explores three iconic African reserves from exclusive lodges in unbeatable locations. A very high standard of food, care and guiding ensure that you can focus on the amazing experience.

Visiting Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and 1 other area

US$7,740 - US$11,660 per person

Read more about the Avocet Fly-in Safari

Map

Honeyguide Fly-in Safari

7 days • 4 locations • 1 country
KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

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.

Visiting Arusha, Tarangire and 2 other areas

US$7,660 - US$8,550 per person

Read more about the Honeyguide Fly-in Safari

Map

Superb Starling Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations • 1 country
DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

Two smartly luxurious sister-camps allow exploration of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. Situated in wildlife-rich locations, the camps offer a range of land and water-based activities, a superb standard of guiding and access to beautifully contrasting landscapes.

Visiting Ruaha, Nyerere National Park

US$6,930 - US$9,310 per person

Read more about the Superb Starling Fly-In Safari

Other safari ideas across Africa

Talk to us: help us to understand what you like and we can create a safari that will really suit you.


Itinerary image

Reedbuck Safari

8 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Focussing on the Okavango Delta and combining the crème de la crème of Botswana’s camps – Zarafa, Vumbura Plains and Mombo – this is one of the finest safari experiences in Africa.

US$14,490 - US$27,160 per person

Itinerary image

Bushbuck Safari

8 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Discover three of Botswana’s best game-viewing regions with stays in the private Linyanti, Chitabe and Vumbura reserves. Intimate, smart camps offer a range of activities by which to discover these stunningly varied habitats.

US$12,190 - US$21,250 per person

Itinerary image

Gorillas and Migration Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

This luxury safari combines two iconic wildlife experiences: trekking to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, then flying to the northern Serengeti in search of the wildebeest migration and spectacular river crossings.

US$14,770 - US$19,300 per person

Itinerary image

Oribi Safari

10 days • 4 locations
LUSAKA AIRPORT TO LUSAKA AIRPORT

This is a great safari for those looking to immerse themselves in true wilderness, with few additional frills yet considerable authentic comfort. The standard of guiding is consistently impressive and the walking safaris throughout are a real highlight.

US$11,360 - US$11,360 per person

Itinerary image

Serval Safari

6 days • 2 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

A fabulous safari staying at two of the finest luxury camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta – Vumbura Plains and the legendary Mombo Camp. Untamed wilderness, top guiding and exceptional wildlife.

US$11,040 - US$21,120 per person

Itinerary image

Gorillas and Serengeti Safari

11 days • 4 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

Combine three iconic experiences – mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and the Serengeti plains and awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

US$10,920 - US$11,860 per person

Itinerary image

Mona Monkey Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

This example of a luxury holiday explores the wildlife of Nyungwe Forest, the scenic shores of Lake Kivu and the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, all accompanied by a private guide and vehicle.

US$10,190 - US$13,260 per person

Itinerary image

Red Lechwe Safari

9 days • 3 locations
MAUN AIRPORT TO MAUN AIRPORT

Superb guiding from three fabulous camps full of character in three contrasting areas for a fabulous safari to the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert.

US$10,060 - US$16,820 per person

Itinerary image

Gorillas and Maasai Mara Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This trip combines two of Africa's most unforgettable wildlife experiences – Rwanda's mountain gorillas and Kenya's Maasai Mara.

US$9,770 - US$11,640 per person

Itinerary image

De Brazza Monkey Fly-in Safari

9 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of activities in the remote wilderness of northern Kenya before exploring the wildlife-rich plains of the Mara ecosystem. Private vehicles and guides heighten the personalisation of this highly immersive safari.

US$9,700 - US$11,350 per person

Login to Expert Africa

Sign in with password

Sign in with email link


New to Expert Africa? Create an account

Forgotten your details?

It's free & quick to set up

  • Order a brochure
  • Save your wish-list
  • Send us an enquiry
  • Pay online for your trip
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give us feedback on your trip
  • Full site benefits of the site

Need some help? Talk to our team

Africa