A classic itinerary that will appeal to first-time safari travellers, wildlife enthusiasts and amateur nature photographers, this overland safari blends the big game of Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater with the raw drama of the Serengeti.
Available only in the best game-viewing, dry-season months of June to October, this tour focuses on wildlife and makes use of well-located accommodation to deliver a comprehensive and rewarding experience. You begin with the friendly charm of Rivertrees Country Inn, a guesthouse located between the airport and Arusha, thus giving you time to relax after your journey. Led by your experienced driver/guide, you then sit back and let northern Tanzania unfold from the windows of your 4X4; in the parks, the roof comes off to give you unfettered views of the wildlife.
Tarangire – home to giant elephant herds and great examples of the enormous baobab tree (the ‘upside-down tree’) - is your first destination. It is a place best visited during this dry June – October season, assuring you excellent game viewing at permanent rivers and waterholes. Then it is three nights on the Serengeti plains, enjoying sensational wildlife watching from a camp that moves with the migration to catch it at its most dramatic moments. Finish off with Big 5 viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, returning from a full-day safari to your lodge, perched on the rim of the crater itself and with immense views as the backdrop for sunset drinks and safari stories.