Woodpecker Guided Safari

Woodpecker safari: In full

This good quality safari holiday explores four of Tanzania's most exciting and well-known northern wildlife parks: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park at the foot of the Rift Valley's western escarpment; the stunning Ngorongoro Crater; and the vast and breathtaking Serengeti National Park. Explore with your private, knowledgeable superior guide and private 4WD vehicle – both of which will help you to make the most out of this wonderful trip.


Days 1-2

2 nights at Kuro Tarangire (full board) | Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Kuro Tarangire is centrally located in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park.You will be met by your private superior guide and 4WD vehicle at Kilimanjaro Airport. A drive takes you through the pretty landscapes of rural Tanzania to Tarangire National Park to Kuro. The camp is situated in the quieter central regions of the park and is a great base from which to explore the wildlife of Tarangire, particularly the large herds of elephant.

Days 3-4

2 nights at Gibb's Farm (full board) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Gibbs Farm is located on a lush hillside with views over the coffee plantations.Depart from Kuro in the morning to head towards your next lodge in the Karatu region. Perfectly located for both Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, you'll spend the day in Manyara en route to your lodge. Gibb's Farm is one of our favourite options in the area, with plenty of activities on offer in and around the working farm. On your full day there, you'll visit the Ngorongoro Crater: the caldera of the Crater is full of wildlife, including elephant, lion, wildebeest and black rhino.

Days 5-7

3 nights at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a classic, tented, mobile camp...In the morning drive back into the Ngorongoro Conservation area, down onto the seemingly endless Serengeti plains. Much of this is communal land where wildlife lives alongside the Maasai and it's not unusual to see these tribespeople herding their cattle amongst herds of wildebeest and zebra. Crossing into the Serengeti National Park, you'll see wildlife on your way to Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp. The location of this safari camp moves every few weeks and broadly follows the pattern of the great migration - which really is a phenomenal spectacle. During your days here you'll decide with your superior guide when you want to head out on a drive, where and for how long.

During May-October, the camp is located too far to drive from the Ngorongoro Crater, so you will fly on light aircraft into the nearest airstrip and your game drives will be shared with other guests in camp. It is possible to pay a supplement to have one of the camp's own resident guides and a vehicle to yourself.

Day 8

On your final morning in Tanzania, drive to the nearest airstrip and catch a light aircraft flight to Arusha. From here, either continue on to one of our beach add-ons in Zanzibar, Pemba, Ras Kutani or the Mafia Archipelago, or connect with your own onward arrangements.

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