This luxury Tanzania Safari itinerary offers some of our favourite lodges and camps in northern Tanzania's best wildlife areas . You will spend your first 2 safari nights enjoying the spectacular area around Tarangire at Oliver's Camp, a luxury bush style tent with a stellar location in Tarangire, home to the giants - elephants, buffalo and baobabs. Enjoy game drives, bush walks and a night drive. Next stop is Ngorongoro at The Highlands and its unique location close to the Olmoti crater, away from the crowds, and the opportunity to hike into the crater. You'll also enjoy a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater - the caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. Your journey continues by air to the world famous Serengeti, home to nature's greatest wildlife phenomena - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. Enjoy five nights in the Serengeti, first at Namiri Plains Camp in the Eastern Serengeti for 3 nights. Its location overlooking a river means a steady flow of game, including a healthy cat population. Your safari ends with a final 2 nights in the Northern Serengeti at Sayari Camp (Dunia Camp from January - May). It offers excellent year round game viewing and, during the height of the migration, the opportunity to view dramatic river crossings.
Located in the middle of a verdant coffee plantation, Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari.Take residence in one of 30 luxury wooden chalets – 12 Plantation Suites and 18 Plantation Rooms – nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and sea of coffee trees. Turning off the road, a tree-lined drive guides you to the warm and inviting main area with its quiet understated aura of luxury. Vibrant gardens, a spa, and a swimming pool await, and a restaurant, Bacchus, and café bistro, 3° South, boast menus to satisfy the most discerning of palates, successfully fusing international culinary prowess with locally-sourced ingredients.
*Little Oliver’s Camp for April and May
Oliver’s Camp – in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire National Park – has only ten beautifully appointed safari tents in a spectacular location close to the game-dense Silale Swamps and overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools. Oliver’s draws its inspiration from the trailblazing camps that pioneered the early days of safari. Offering guests direct access to the dense concentration of wildlife that are found in this remote region year-round, as well as the chance to enjoy walking safaris and fly camping. Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. Oliver’s is intimate and personal, staffed by a world-class team that has worked together for many years to perfect a safari experience that guests consistently rank among their best.
Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife; which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience. Set on the edge of the mountain forest hugging the Olmoti Crater to the north of Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a stylish, contemporary escape. Experience the highlands of the wild Ngorongoro Conservation Area surrounding the camp, home to buffalo, smaller predators, and majestic moorland scenery. Follow ancient Maasai trails to the rim of the Olmoti Crater and visit local communities to catch a glimpse into the traditional Maasai way of life that has defined this corner of East Africa for centuries. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, while the setting ensures maximum privacy, a rich adventure, and a range of activities not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.
After 20 years of being off-limits to tourists, the Namiri Plains in the eastern Serengeti is now home to a staggering density of big cats. The camp overlooks a river, and from its ten elegant tents – each with its own veranda and private outdoor bath – guests can enjoy expansive views of the wildlife that congregates at this water source. When the Great Migration moves into the area, the plains explode into action as big cats prey on the herds. Guests can enjoy this incredible corner of the Serengeti from the comfort of the cool and elegant Namiri Plains. Expansive views, relaxed comfort, exceptional privacy, and unrivalled sightings of apex predators in a region of the Serengeti come together to give you an exclusive and action-packed safari experience. Enjoy twice daily game drives from Namiri Plains with the knowledgeable guides. Study and photograph the big cats of the area and absorb the extraordinary sight of massive herds of wildebeest appearing to take over the plains. Walking safaris are the most intimate way to experience the bush; the pace is comfortable, your eye-level is that of the wildlife, and your senses are more acutely aware of the sights, smells and sounds. Note: Walking safaris must be booked in advance.
From January to May
From June to December
The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. The award-winning Sayari Camp is renowned for extraordinary wildlife sightings and supreme comfort. Set on the unspoilt plains of the Northern Serengeti, close to the famous Lamai Wedge, Sayari gives you easy access to the Mara River and multiple river crossing points. Sayari Camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing – and it does so in remarkable style. Relax in your stylish hillside suite after a day on safari, or take a dip in the infinity pool with dramatic views over the northern plains. Intimate, contemporary, and elegant, it is no surprise that this permanent camp is regularly voted one of the top safari escapes on the planet.
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