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Ultimate Tanzania Safari & Private Island Experience

This stunning all inclusive Northern Circuit safari combines some of Tanzania's finest safari lodges with an incredible private island beach resort. Includes game drives in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Perfect for honeymooners and diving and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to experience the best of Tanzania.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $911 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview


  • 2 nights in a treehouse in Lake Manyara National Park

  • 2 nights perched on the rim of the incredible Ngorongoro Crater

  • 3 nights in a luxurious semi-mobile safari camp following the Great Migration

  • 3 nights in Africa's finest Private Island beach resort with optional snorkelling and diving

  • Inclusive of Domestic scheduled flights Arusha > Manyara > Serengeti > Arusha > Zanzibar

  • Inclusive of shared game drives, all meals and house drinks throughout your holiday

Day-by-day

DAY 1: ARRIVE AND FLY TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our representative and assisted with your scheduled flight to Manyara Airstrip. Spend two nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Accommodation is in an elegant, stilted treehouse, which is cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees. Your room is built of timber and makuti (palm fronds) and has a spacious sitting area, viewing deck and a lovely en-suite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge activities.Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Game Drives in Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

DAY 3: DRIVE TO NGORONGORO CRATER
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. Spend two nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Accommodation is in a suite with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives and laundry. The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, within the Serengeti, is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

DAY 4: GAME DRIVES IN NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

DAY 5: FLY TO THE SERENGETI
Drive back to the Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Serengeti. Spend three nights at Serengeti Under Canvas in an en-suite tent. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and return airstrip transfers. The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated Wilderness areas and is an on-going source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest – migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon ride for an once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure. The Serengeti National Park is also home to the Olduvai Gorge, where ground-breaking archaeological discoveries have been made, as well as the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater - a World Heritage Site.
Accommodation: Serengeti Under Canvas

DAY 6: GAME DRIVES IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Serengeti Under Canvas

DAY 7: GAME DRIVES IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Serengeti Under Canvas

DAY 8: FY TO ZANZIBAR AND BOAT TRANSFER TO MNEMBA ISLAND
Depart by road to the Airstrip, where you will board your scheduled flight to Zanzibar Airport via Arusha. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met by our representative who will assist with your road transfer to the crossing point for Mnemba Island. Here you will be met by a boat for your transfer to Mnemba Island Lodge. Spend three nights at &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge in a Banda. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beer, local brand spirits, snorkelling, kayaking, salt water fly-fishing, windsurfing and scuba diving (guests must provide proof that they hold a valid diving certificate, alternatively diving courses are available at an additional cost).
Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

DAY 9: MNEMBA ISLAND
Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

DAY 10: MNEMBA ISLAND
Accommodation: &Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tree house accommodation
- Night game drives
- Away from day visitors

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Eccentric design
- Extraordinary views
- Private butler

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxurious, Mobile camp
- Follows the Great Migration
- Private butler service

Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful Private Island
- Great Scuba Diving
- Luxurious accommodation

Details

Getting there

Due to the variability in flight costs, our prices are quoted excluding international flights. We usually arrange flights for most of our clients travelling to Tanzania and have good rates, but if you prefer to book your own or use air miles, we are happy to book ground arrangements and domestic flights for you.
There are no direct flights from the UK or US to Tanzania. Direct flights are available with KLM direct from Amsterdam, Turkish direct from Istanbul, Qatar from Doha, Etihad from Abu Dhabi and Emirates from Dubai. We usually find KLM and Turkish best for North American clients with just one stop in Amsterdam / Istanbul and an overall flight time approaching 22 hours.
Kenya Airways via Nairobi is another good option with direct flights from London Heathrow into Nairobi and a short hop onto Tanzania. Qatar is an excellent option if you are combining a safari with Zanzibar as it has direct flights to/from Kilimanjaro Internatonal Airport and Zanzibar Airport, meaning you can do the outbound and return flight with just one stop to many International destinations.

Price includes

Quoted price is based on high season rates. Substantial discounts applicable for low season (late May and early December approximately 30% less). Price includes; All scheduled road transfers as per the itinerary, all scheduled air transfers (Kilimanjaro > Manyara > Serengeti > Zanzibar > Dar Es Salaam), Tanzania National park fees / Conservancy fees. Accommodation inclusions as per individual properties (all meals, shared game activities and house drinks throughout)

When is best?

January, February, July, August, September and October are the dryest months, with the Christmas / New Year period and July / August period representing peak season in Tanzania, expect flight costs to be substantially higher and we advise booking in advance for the best choice of lodges.
We usually avoid the long rains that run through March, April and May. The typical pattern during this period are tropical downpours in the afternoon / evening that usually clear in the mornings. If this is the only time you can travel then it is usually possible to get a dry spell between 10am and 2pm for getting out on safari and of course rates tend to be lower.
The short rains bring some rain during November and early December, but the rains are much lighter and much less of an impediment.

Is it for me?

This safari and beach holiday is perfect for honeymooners and diving and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to experience the best of Tanzania. The accommodation used are amongst some of the best in the country.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 611 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

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Alternative Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Our most popular Tanzania family safari including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti featuring good value camps with family rooms and swimming pools.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $4,728 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,491 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Experience the best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit featuring a stunning camp perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and an incredible private bush lodge deep in the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Adults from $8,204 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Families from $7,604 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,046 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,850 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $913 per person economy class from London

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