11 DAY TANZANIA CIRCUIT SAFARI

ARUSHA – TARANGIRE
NGORONGORO – SERENGETI

Classic safari experiences
Game drives, meals & drinks included
No booking fees
Expert guides
Comfortable camps

Why is this safari better?

Excellent standard of camps and expert guides to lead you in to some of Tanzania’s most spectacular landscapes and wildlife viewing. This 11 day itinerary features the perfect mix of fascinating wildlife, unique land and cultural interactions – all of which benefits local people and animals. Tarangire’s famed elephant populations and tree climbing lions, Ngorongoro’s natural crater, the Great Migration herds… they’re all here on this safari, don’t miss it!!

Sustainability: Your booking supports local guides and communities through eco-conscious travel and supporting local enterprise through community visits and purchasing of local crafts. Camps featured on this itinerary are also low-impact and feature solar-power, helping the environment every step of the way.

When to travel?

Any time that suits you! No seriously; there hasn’t been a better time to go on safari than YOUR TIME. Featured on this safari is a migration camp (Mara Tented Camp and Ndutu Tented Camp) both of which follow the migration herds and lurking big cats – meaning that no matter the time of year, yo are guaranteed spectacular wildlife viewing and changing landscapes & sights.

Low Season: 1 March – 31 May and 1 Nov – 30 Nov
Mid Season: 1 June – 30 June, 1 Dec – 19 Dec, 6 Jan – 31 Jan
High Season: July 1 – 31 Oct, 1 Feb – 28 Feb, 20 Dec – 5 Jan

ITINERARY

Day 1: The Outpost Lodge, Arusha for 1 night

Arrive into Kilimanjaro int Airport fo the start of your thrilling safari in Tanzania. Collected by your pre-arranged driver (we’ll take care of that for you) and be transferred to the nearby town of Arusha for your overnight at The Outpost Lodge.

All rooms have a garden setting and outdoor seating areas. Accommodation is rustic, with an emphasis on clean, comfortable and affordable lodging, and a special ambiance of its own (alternative accommodations are available, we’re happy to tailor your quotation).

Day 2: Mpingo Ridge Lodge, Tarangire National Park for 3 nights

Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below and offers outstanding standards of comfort and service.

Being the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, Tarangire remains slightly off the main safari circuit but is a terrifically scenic park featuring classic African savannah, green hills, woodlands and rivers and is especially famous for its large herds of elephants, superb birdlife and giant baobab trees. Guests at Lemala Mpingo Ridge will enjoy a real sense of wilderness and excellent game viewing, and it’s both a relaxing standalone destination and a great place to start a safari.

Each of the 15 spacious tented suites have been carefully positioned to maximize not only the sensational views over the Tarangire valley but also to take advantage of cooling breezes during warm weather.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Tented Camp, Ngorongoro Crater Area for 2 nights

Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment.

As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour’s head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. And of course can stay later in the afternoon before returning to camp. As Africa’s game is most active in the early morning and late afternoon this means better wildlife experiences for Lemala guests.

Game drives from camp may start as early as 6.15am and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes – crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Maasai guide.

Day 7: Lemala Mara or Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park for 4 nights

One authentic mobile tented camp, but in two locations, Lemala Ndutu & Lemala Mara moves north and south with the seasons to ensure guests enjoy ringside seats to the spectacle of the magnificent wildebeest migration year-round. Both are set up in sublime locations offering a high-quality safari experience with excellent guiding.

LEMALA NDUTU TENTED CAMP
Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp is in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the border of the Southern Serengeti. This area is classic savannah, characterized by flat grassy plains, and our camp is in one of the finest locations in Ndutu to see the migration between December and March.

Tens of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle usually arrive in December to graze on the newly-watered, highly nutritious short grass plains, and then by February, the main calving season takes place. Predators – especially the big cats – are highly concentrated in the Ndutu area in these months.

With 9 tents, Lemala Ndutu is perched on the edge of a permanent marsh and acts as the ultimate amphitheatre to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration

LEMALA MARA TENTED CAMP
The 12 tents of Lemala Mara Tented Camp are set up under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti between June and October. It’s very close to the Mara River, but yet the camp is far enough away to remain discreet and not interrupt wildlife behaviour as the wildebeest mass along the steep banks during their frantic crossing on their way north to the Maasai Mara.

Here, in this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are always high, but nothing compared to the dramatic scenes during the migration as tens of thousands of animals gather to then plunge into the crocodile-infested river.

Day 11: Departure home

Time permitting, enjoy one final game drive activity and breakfast. Transfer to the local airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro Int Airport to connect with your flight home. Your flight will land approximately 1200-1300hrs, so please arrange your flights after 1600hrs to allow for sufficient time through security and Covid-19 checks.

NOTE: your itinerary is flexible and we can tailor-make the number of nights, additional destinations and extensions to your safari to include beach stays (such as Zanzibar) and city stays (such as Cape Town).

Families

Child rates available, please contact us for your free tailored quotation.

PRICE FOR YOUR SAFARI

Low Season
from
$6,942
  • per person sharing, inclusive
Mid Season
from
$7,807
  • per person sharing, inclusive
High Season
from
$9,059
  • per person sharing, inclusive

Low Season: 1 March – 31 May, 1 Nov – 30 Nov
Mid Season: 1 June – 30 June, 1 Dec – 19 Dec, 6 Jan – 31 Jan
High Season: July 1 – 31 Oct, 1 Feb – 28 Feb, 20 Dec – 5 Jan

OUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • All accommodation per itinerary
  • The Outpost Lodge, Arusha: dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Mpingo Ridge Lodge/Ngorongoro Tented Camp/Ndutu & Mara Tented Camps: include accommodation in standard rooms, all Meals, house drinks, Wi-Fi and laundry
  • All ground transfers between arrival airport and accommodations, plus ground transfer between Mpingo Ridge Lodge and Ngorongoro Tented Camp
  • Light aircraft flights between all destinations and on departure to Kilimanjaro Int Airport
  • Park and camping fees for Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater descent fee
  • Airstrip transfers to all accommodations
  • Pricing in US Dollars

OUR PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International airfare
  • Visas and other entry costs
  • Travel insurance
  • PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
  • Personal expense such as premium drinks, phone calls, curio shop purchases
  • Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
  • Optional extensions available in Zanzibar, Kenya, Rwanda. Uganda and more!

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