Sample Trip

8 Night Mid-range Northern Tanzania Safari

“Includes Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai culture and the Wildebeest migration”
Budget level: Mid-Range
When to Go
Aug to Nov
8 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Northern Tanzania

An eco-friendly safari that see’s you comfortable accommodated in some of the best located tented camps in northern Tanzania’s safari hotspots! Perfect for attempting to view the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River.

Itinerary in Brief

This power-house, eco-friendly safari incorporates many of the highlights to be experienced in Northern Tanzania. The safari starts off in a remote corner of the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park where the camps location alone will leave you breathless. Then moving on to a half day drive through the renowned Ngorongoro Crater to find the big5 before heading to Mysigio Camp where you will be immersed in a Maasai cultural experience. Then, on a series of day-long unforgettable game viewing trips, make your way through the Serengeti National Park to the very north. From here set out each day to the Mara River where you will patiently wait in anticipation for the thousands of wildebeest to cross the Mara River, often described as the ‘greatest show on earth’. After all of these incredible experiences, hop on a scenic flight back over the Serengeti and Ngorongoro to Arusha for onward connections.

This 8-night Serengeti safari is well suited for everyone, from couples to families and even larger groups. The tented accommodation allows you to be comfortable in the field yet detracts nothing from the field and has an emphasis on eco-friendliness. Do your part on minimising your impact on the environment whilst maximising your safari experience!

Experience Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Maasai culture, the Serengeti and the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River – all within 8 nights.

Detailed itinerary

1st Night: Katambuga House

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be collected by a driver and transported to Katambuga house for a relaxing first night to recover from the travel.

Katambuga House is an elegant and stylish 6 room lodge set in expansive grounds, on the Endurance Estate near Arusha. With attention to detail, caring staff and excellent dining, Katambuga house is a destination in its own right.

2nd & 3rd Nights: Manyara Green Camp

This can be done on bicycle, on foot or by tuk-tuk and is a highly recommended experience. Then entering the Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive towards Manyara Green Camp which is located in a remote section of the park.

The camp itself is very stylish and comfortable with accommodation being in the form of 4m across bell tents on raised decking. Each contains double beds, linen bedding, chairs, luggage racks and an attached large bathroom with a hot shower. With only 5 bell tents the camp normally sleeps a mere 10 guests, although it is possible to accommodate 3 per tent on request.

4th Night: Mysigio Camp

A half day Crater game drive is sure to be a magical experience. The Crater has some of the highest densities of wildlife of anywhere in the world and contains all members of the Big5. After this drive, a mere 20-minute drive through Maasai villages sees you arriving at Mysigio Camp.

The camps location is magnificent, set off the main road, in the heart of ‘Maasai country’ with ancient forests and great views overlooking rolling hills. The Ngorongoro Highlands is Maasai Country and the camp gives a unique and authentic look into some intriguing aspects of this ancient culture.

5th Night Pembezoni Camp

Embark on a full-day game drive from the Ngorongoro highlands to central Serengeti and Pembezoni Camp.

The camp has nine luxury large tents complete with en-suite bathrooms and eco-toilets. Fresh drinking water is provided, and bucket showers are prepared by staff on request. The main area consists of a large dining tent which houses a library, lounge and bookshelf. Charging facilities are also in this tent with power provided from solar. There is a great outdoor bush bar by the fireplace which overlooks the Serengeti and the nearby riverbed with its frequent elephant and buffalo visitors.

6th, 7th & 8th Nights: Kogatende Green Camp

Another full-day game drive from Pembezoni Camp into Northern Serengeti sees you arriving at Kogatende Green Camp. This will be your base for the next three night as you bare witness to the incredible wildebeest migration. Attempts will be made to view them crossing the Mara River, however it’s important to note that they cross unpredictably.

The camp itself is very stylish and comfortable with accommodation being in the form of 10 spacious square tents. Each contains double beds, linen bedding, outdoor chairs, luggage racks and an attached large bathroom with a hot bucket shower system. With 10 tents the camp normally sleeps 20 guests, although it is possible to accommodate 3 per tent on request.

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