Tanzania has about 22 national parks which, combined, cover over 99,000 square kilometres (around 38,200 squared miles). It’s too much to explore in one trip, but in this north and south Tanzania safari, you get to experience highlights of the northern circuit and the less-visited south. The journey begins at Gibbs Farm, a lush, ambient lodge on a coffee plantation from where you can access the Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara National Park, and Lake Eyasi.
Venture into the northern Serengeti to Sayari Camp. Experience the massive herds of the wildebeest migration (in season) and incredible game viewing year-round. Look forward to spacious tents with panoramic views, refreshing swims in the lodge pool, and enchanting lantern-lit dinners under the stars. Head south to the untouched wilderness of Ruaha National Park. Jabali Ridge, atop a rocky hill, offers breath-taking views of the Mwagusi River, baobab forests and unrivalled luxury in Ruaha. Prevalent elephant, leopard, and lion populations make for incredible big-game sightings on day and night game drives.
If an African safari has been something you’ve wished to do for as long as you can remember, this trip is truly a fantastic first-time safari. A number of bucket list safari experiences can be ticked off, including seeing the big 5 - as Ngorongoro Crater has a thriving rhino population, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti, night game drives and dining out in the bush under the stars.