Beginning with a night at a pleasant lodge in Arusha, this comprehensive and affordable tour takes in northern Tanzania’s best game-viewing destinations. You are in the hands of an experienced driver-guide and their specially adapted safari vehicle, moving overland between Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. You enjoy dramatic Rift Valley scenery all the way and the chance to view some of East Africa’s most iconic images: waves of wildebeest herds in season, red-robed Maasai tribesmen, shimmering soda lakes and the steep-sided Ngorongoro Crater.
Well-located accommodation lines the way. You stay in a mixture of lodges and tented camps, each time with your own private bathroom and plenty of opportunity to sit and enjoy the views. Activities revolve around the movement of animals, especially in Serengeti National Park where your camp has been set up to allow you to view the wildebeest herds. You sit back on exciting game drives in Lake Manyara National Park as well as the Serengeti, and you can look forward to a full-day safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, home to Africa’s easiest Big 5-spotting as well as extraordinary concentrations of other animals.
A flight back to Arusha on the last day removes the prospect of an all-day drive, and you end the safari back at Arusha Airport for your onward connections. Well-priced and offering good value for money, this tour suits budget-minded and first-time safari travellers looking to explore Tanzania’s classic destinations without sacrificing the wildlife experience.