Destinations Destinations
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Karatu
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family
Physical Level Physical Level
Mild
Season Season
January - December

Journey through Tanzania’s varied wilderness, including a night at a colonial-style farmhouse lodge situated beneath the majestic Oldeani Volcano where you can ramble through 500 acres of African farmland. Move on to the famous Southern Serengeti to witness some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat. This unique experience will give you a taste of real Africa.

Suggested Itinerary

Recommended route & experiences

Arrival and transfer to colonial Arusha

Your guide will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Rivertree Country Inn in Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania. You will spend your first day acclimatising to the 1,400-metre altitude in this splendid German-built town that was once the colonial administrative centre. Located at the foot of the dormant Mount Meru volcano, Arusha is a bustling city to explore. Or you can escape the crowds and go canoeing on the lake to admire the rich birdlife and begin your wilderness adventure.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

Explore Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most visitors pass through en-route to safari camps, but if you have some spare time it's worth slowing down to make some cultural connections. But the town's main appeal is its proximity to the rolling Ngorongoro highlands and the world-famous Ngorongoro crater. You can easily spend several days here enjoying guided nature hikes through thick forests and coffee plantations and, of course, a visit down to the vast crater floor.

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife

Ngorongoro’s crater floor is home to a range of animals, including elephants, rhinos, leopards and many lions. Look out for the pink flamingos at Lake Magadi.

Explore the Serengeti's wildlife

Your escort will transfer you from Karatu to the spectacular Serengeti, where you will stay in the semi-permanent Chaka Camp which follows the annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti. This involves two million wildebeest, zebra and other grazing species all teeming through the wilderness and is an unforgettable experience. Since the Serengeti is known to be one of the best places to see lions, you may get to witness these creatures in their natural habitat.

Witness the Serengeti migration

Witness the Serengeti migration

The vast Serengeti is home to one of the biggest lion populations in Africa. It’s where the Great Migration starts and is Tanzania’s oldest national park.

After your final night in the Serengeti, you will have breakfast amidst the sounds of its wildlife before your escort transfers you to the airport and your journey comes to an end.

Where to stay

Sample accommodations & classes

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

Expect to pay $500 per night
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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Expect to pay $1,200 per night
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