This comprehensive 8-day itinerary takes you through Tanzania's top three wildlife destinations - Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti - for a diverse big game safari, all with your own private guide and game-drive vehicle throughout. This means you can linger on sightings if you like, plan the day according to your own schedule, and have the freedom of having an experienced guide and 4x4 all to yourself.
Your safari kicks off in Arusha, gateway to Tanzania’s illustrious Northern Circuit. The first stop is a comfortable lodge that gives you access to the shores of Lake Manyara, home to flamingos and famous tree-climbing lions, or exceptional game viewing in Tarangire National Park.
Next, you explore the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, one of the few places in Africa where it is likely that you will see all of the Big 5, including leopard, in a single day. Move on to the Serengeti where you could witness the Wildebeest Migration in season (approximately November to July). Depending on the time of year you visit, this grand finale of your safari adventure features dramatic interaction between mega herds of wildebeest and Africa’s apex predator, lions. Even out of the Migration season, the Serengeti consistently delivers world-class game viewing.