Tanzania’s northern safari destinations are among the most rewarding on the continent and this 9-day safari takes in the three best: Tarangire; the Ngorongoro Crater; and the legendary Serengeti where your accommodation has been carefully selected to almost guarantee you Wildebeest Migration sightings in season. It is an overland adventure, led by a professional driver/guide and makes use of excellent accommodation throughout, beginning with a country farmhouse outside Arusha where you spend the first night.
It is a tour that will appeal as much to first-time safari goers as seasoned ones: the mix of habitats means a highly diverse range of wildlife and scenery. In Tarangire, you will be on the lookout for red-dust coated elephants and magnificent ‘upside-down trees’ (Tarangire’s signature baobabs) as well as big cats and riverside wildlife. Then it is among the best Big 5 viewing at Ngorongoro Crater, home to the densest concentration of big animals in Africa where it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant all in one game drive. The Serengeti ends your experience, three nights at a mobile tented camp that moves around the savannah to set up in the best location for the grand finale to this safari: the wildebeest migration.
Beginning and ending in Arusha, the logistics hub for northern Tanzania, this tour is simple to access and combines easily with a beach holiday in Zanzibar off the Tanzanian coast.