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Explore Tanzania's best big game areas on this remarkable 21-day fly-in safari adventure, staying in excellent safari accommodation and spending your time on wonderful wildlife-viewing activities such as guided drives and walking safaris.

Start off in Arusha and travel through to the unspoilt wilderness of the Tarangire National Park before heading to the game rich Lake Manyara National Park - packed with large herds of elephant, buffalo and flamingos.

Next, travel to and stay on the rim of renowned Ngronogoro Crater, spending time exploring the conservation area on guided game drives, walking safaris and cultural village trips.

Head to Serengeti National Park for more game drives, and luxurious colonial-style camping. Transfer by light aircraft to Katavi National Park, where you can try out the adventurous fly-camping, followed by the chimpanzee-packed Mahale Mountains, staying on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

End your adventure off in the Ruaha National Park, staying on the banks of the Jongomero River.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine iconic & remote parks
  • Fantastic wildlife encounters
  • Visit the Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Katavi, Mahale & Ruaha
  • Chimp treks, night drives, boat trips, bush walks, fly-camping & bird watching
  • Catch the migration in season
  • Stay in the best lodges & camps in Africa
  • Luxury, tailored fly-in safari

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to Lake Duluti Lodge. Settle in before enjoying a delicious dinner, and prepare for tomorrow's adventure.

Days 2-3

Explore the Tarangire National Park

Today you will enjoy a delicious breakfast, before being transferred by car to Tarangire National Park for a game drive, before arriving at Oliver's Camp. Settle in before heading on another afternoon game drive before dinner. Choose from a great range of high quality activities at Oliver's Camp, such as game drives, walking safaris and fly-camping (private light-weight camping under the Tarangire stars).

Days 4-5

Spot the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara

After breakfast, transfer by road to Lake Manyara National Park and arrive in time for lunch at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon nap, before heading off on a game drive. Spend your time here learning more about the fascinating fauna and flora on safari walks or track the park's famous tree-climbing lions and birds or get the opportunity to see large herds of elephant and buffalo, that frequent the vast surrounds.

Days 6-7

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater

After a delicious breakfast, transfer by car to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, set on the rim of the Ngrongoro Crater. Spend your afternoon at leisure; be sure to head to the central living area with expansive viewing decks and breathtaking views of the crater.

The following day, after breakfast, collect your picnic lunch and descend in to the crater for a full day tour, with exceptional game-viewing opportunities.

Days 8-10

Experience the vastness of the Serengeti

Enjoy your last breakfast at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, before been transferred to the Serengeti National Park. Experience your first game drive en-route to Serengeti Under Canvas, your home for the next three nights. Go for morning and afternoon game drives, the Serengeti National Park is abundant with wildlife. Go for a guided walk or visit a local Masaai village or simply relax in your colonial style tent.

Day 11

Search for wildlife in the Katavi

Fuel up on breakfast this morning, before transferring to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Katavi Airstrip. Here you will be met and transferred by road to Chada Katavi Camp. Settle in, and if there is time, enjoy an afternoon game-viewing activity.

Days 12-14

Continue game viewing in the Katavi

Spend your time at Chada Katavi exploring Katavi National Park on guided game drives - especially large concentrations of hippo, crocodile and buffalo. Go walking with an armed guide or try out the adventurous fly-camping, camping out under the stars for a night or simply enjoy soaking up your magnificent surroundings from your stylish tent.

Day 15

Fly to Lake Tanganyika

Enjoy your early morning activity and breakfast before transferring to Katavi Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Mahale Airstrip. You will be met and transferred by boat, enjoying lunch on board on your way to the very unique Greystoke Mahale Camp, situated at the base of the densely forested Mahale Mountains National Park, on a remote beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Arrive and settle in, before heading off for a lovely dinner at the water's edge or on a mahogany dhow.

Days 16-17

Track Chimpanzees in Mahale National Park

Spend your time at Greystoke Mahale, keeping an eye out for chimpanzees, with one of the largest populations in the world living in the Mahale Mountains National Park. Trek through the rainforest in search of these furry creatures, as well as leopard, bushbuck, bushpig, and a variety of birds and butterflies. 

The waters are alive with over 250 species of tropical fish, and you can kayak along the lakeshore, snorkel or fish. Back at the camp, unwind on the sandy beach, relax in the thatched Tongwe-style lodge, or enjoy the views from the upper decks.

Day 18

Make your way to Ruaha National Park

Around lunchtime, with a packed picnic, transfer by boat to Mahale Airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Ruaha Airstrip. Here you will be met and transferred to Jongomero Camp, your final destination for this journey.

Enjoy an afternoon activity - head into the bush and enjoy excellent bird and hippo sightings, while sipping on a delicious sundowner. Unwind back at the camp, before enjoying a relaxed and delicious dinner.

Days 19-20

Enjoy a sundowner in Ruaha

Enjoy your time at Jongomero, exploring Ruaha National Park on guided game drives and picnics and sundowners in the bush. Keep an eye out for large elephant herds, wild dog, sable, kudu and a plentiful predator population. Grab your binoculars, with over 450 bird species in the area, you are bound to see magnificent birds. On hot days, get into the natural rock pool, another great vantage point to see the wildlife of the African bush.

Day 21

Ending your journey in Dar es Salaam

Go on your final activity in Ruaha National Park, before enjoying a mouth-watering lunch back at camp. Get your things together and transfer by road to Jongomero Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam airport, for your own onward arrangements.

Inclusions

  • Activities as specified
  • Medical evacuation cover
  • Park fees entrance fees as specified
  • 1 night at Lake Duluti Lodge on Half board basis
  • 2 nights at Oliver’s Camp on Fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge on Fully inclusive basis
  • 2 nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge on Fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Serengeti Under Canvas on Fully inclusive basis
  • 4 nights at Chada Katavi Camp on Fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale Camp on Fully inclusive basis
  • 3 nights at Jongomero Camp on Full board basis
  • All transfers as specified
  • Scheduled / Shared charter flights as specified

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014 £10095

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"This trip has been designed to be one of the most beautiful, memorable & exclusive experiences Africa will ever be able to offer. It combines iconic, must-see sites with remote wilderness areas, a variety of wildlife encounters & a range of the best camps, lodges & guides we have."

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