Northern Tanzania Safari

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Northern Tanzania Safari

This private, luxurious tour is an ideal for first time travellers to Tanzania. The tour incorporates the three most famous game areas in Tanzania: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Singita Grumeti Reserves, which borders the Serengeti. Accommodation is in some of the most luxurious safari lodges and tented camps.
 
UNLEASH IT: ON THIS 10-DAY SAFARI ON TANZANIA'S NORTHERN CIRCUIT
 
What We Love
  • Visit Tarangire, best known for its baobab trees and elephant population
  • In the Ngorongoro Crater see a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five
  • Stay in luxury resorts/camps located in the path of the Great Migration
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience
Need to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces & 4x4 drives
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice
  • Some activities on this tour may be on shared basis

Review

Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, a region of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations. 
 
Continue to Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s most interesting game parks. Its landscape is very diverse, composed of hills, and is dotted with termite mounds. Best known for its baobab trees and prolific elephant population, Tarangire is also a birders’ paradise, with over 550 resident bird species. Spend two nights at a luxury tented camp in a secluded section of the park, and enjoy daily game drives, as well as time to relax, swim in the pool and view game at the camp’s water hole. Other optional activities include walking safaris, night game drives, or exclusive private meals in the bush.
 
Next, drive to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. You may also see huge flocks of bright pink flamingos converging on the crater’s lake. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. 
 
Then, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. Spend two nights in the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor and private infinity pools. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration.
 
AwimAway can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice including mobile camp safaris, private air charters to lodges throughout Africa, special experiences such as helicopter or hot-air balloon rides and other philanthropic activities.
 
Northern Tanzania Safari Tanzania
Northern Tanzania Safari Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)
 
 
Day 1 – Arrive Tanzania
Arusha Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, a region of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations. 
Overnight at Hotel (D)
 
Day 2 – Transfer
Tarangire Private transfer to Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s most interesting game parks. Its landscape is very diverse, composed of hills, and is dotted with termite mounds. Best known for its baobab trees and prolific elephant population, Tarangire is also a birders’ paradise, with over 550 resident bird species. 
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 3 – Safari
Tarangire Morning and afternoon game drives. Spend two nights at a luxury tented camp in a secluded section of the park, and enjoy daily game drives, as well as time to relax, swim in the pool and view game at the camp’s water hole. Other optional activities include walking safaris, night game drives, or exclusive private meals in the bush.
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 4 – Trransfer
Ngorongoro Private transfer to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. You may also see huge flocks of bright pink flamingos converging on the crater’s lake. 
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 5 – Safari
Ngorongoro Half-day game drive. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing.
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 6 – Transfer
Singita Grumeti Reserves Transfer to Lake Manyara Airport for scheduled flight to Singita Grumeti Reserves. Arrival transfer to Singita Faru Faru Lodge for 2-night stay. Singita Grumeti Reserves, is a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. 
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 7 to 9 – Safari
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning and afternoon game drives. Spend two nights in the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor and private infinity pools. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration.
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 – Depart
Tanzania
Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro airport for international flight.
 
 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There There are regular flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) from South Africa, Europe and the United States. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha, the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit.

Some domestic flights out of Arusha will leave from Kilimanjaro International Airport, but most flights to reserves leave from the much smaller Arusha Airport (ARK) located 8km/5mi west of town. From either airport you can catch an internal flight to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and most other destinations in Tanzania.

Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks and Zanzibar.

When to go January to March: The best time to visit the Serengeti when the grazers are calving. These are also the warmest months.

April and May: This is the 'green season' with lush vegetation, full rivers and lakes, and abundant birdlife and wild flowers, as well as baby animals. Best to avoid, as ‘long rains’ can be heavy and can make unsealed road travel difficult.

June to October (dry season): These are the coolest months when the weather is less humid, but still warm. It's a good time for game viewing and ideal for walking safaris, as animals start to congregate around shrinking water sources. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is from August to October that usually takes place after the long rains.

November onwards (rainy season): Things get increasingly wet and sticky. Within this framework, different areas have different patterns. Whale shark season is October to March.

Visas All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You are advised to obtain one before travelling by applying at least a month ahead to the Tanzanian High Commission.

It is possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, but this is subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You won’t be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of your visa application.

Visa information source: www.gov.uk