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Highlights of Tanzania

Group Tour | General Interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £3895

Explore Tanzania’s ‘Northern Circuit’ on this rewarding tour of the country’s renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the Serengeti, the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Crater, staying in excellent safari lodges throughout.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater for a picnic surrounded by wildlife
  • Search for rare tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara
  • Spend 3 nights in Serengeti National Park’s central & western areas
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Arusha via Addis Ababa

Take an evening flight from London (regional connections available) to Arusha. (N)

Day 2: Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to the Arusha Serena Resort for an overnight stay. (D)

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Transfer to Lake Manyara for an afternoon safari drive. The park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions and migratory flamingos. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)

Days 4 & 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Explore the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, home to a profusion of wildlife including rare black rhinos, lions, elephants and hyenas. Stay 2 nights at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)

Days 6-8: Serengeti National Park

Go on safari in the Serengeti, visiting hippofilled pools, forests frequented by leopards, kopjes coveted by lions, and riverine habitats. Stay 2 nights at Serengeti Serena Lodge and 1 night at Kirawira Serena Camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Arusha

After a final safari drive, transfer this afternoon to the Grumeti Airstrip for a flight to Arusha. Overnight at the Arusha Serena Resort. (B, L)

Days 10-11: Fly to the UK via Addis Ababa

Transfer to the airport for your return flight via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Alternatively, extend your journey with a visit to exotic Zanzibar. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Wildebeest migration: 27 May 2022, 22 July 2022, 09 June 2023 & 21 July 2023 departure dates are those offering the best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration. Wildlife movements vary and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa
    Arusha Serena Hotel, Resort & Spa

    Arusha Serena Hotel Resort is situated only 15km from Arusha and is therefore an ideal start or finish point for any safari. The 46 'rondavel' style thatched huts are clustered together to give the impression of small individual Masai villages. Set in lush botanical gardens overlooking Lake Duluti, wonderful water features complement the indigenous flowers, and birdlife abounds. All huts are en-suite with shower, mosquito nets and a private veranda. The main public area is in an old colonial house, which has been tastefully adapted and the central Fountain Restaurant serves organically grown fresh products. A roof terrace allows guests to enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Duluti and Mount Meru. Recreational activities include guided bird watching walks around Lake Duluti, horse riding or traditional dancing on the lawns in the afternoon. A small curio shop is located near reception for guests’ convenience.

  • Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
    Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

    Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is stunningly situated on an escarpment overlooking the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The lodge's unusual circular structures reflect indigenous building traditions and many of the comfortably appointed chalets offer spectacular views of the valley below and the abundant birdlife of the region. The large pool, sun deck and restaurant also enjoy magnificent vistas and help make any stay here a memorable one. Features: 67 rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi, spa services, garden. Room amenities: Private bathroom, fan, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer.

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
    Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

    The Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is perched high on the jagged rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The 75 stone-clad guestrooms are cloaked in indigenous creepers and linked by timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. Due to the region's cool climate, the lounge and dining room are set indoors, with large picture windows providing excellent views of the crater. The communal areas all have a log fire, adding cosiness and warmth, and creating a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The hotel's unusual design continues into the restaurant and bar, with prehistoric cave paintings etched into the walls. The full service lounge has an outdoor balcony with a fixed telescope ideal for stargazing at the phenomenal night sky. Features: 75 rooms, restaurant, lounge, bar, spa facilities, Wi-Fi, gift shop. Room amenities: Private bathroom, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, private balcony.

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with magnificent vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. The lodge is inspired by a traditional African village, with separate 'rondavel' huts housing the stylish guest rooms. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas and guests are welcomed through the open corridors by rich African carvings and high roofs. The lodge also has a boutique where curios, clothes and a variety of other items can be purchased. There are 66 rooms, all with en suite showers and a private balcony. The uniquely crafted bedroom units maximize the use of local materials in order to blend in with the surroundings. The lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives ...

  • Kirawira Tented Camp
    Kirawira Tented Camp

    Kirawira is situated on a hilltop that overlooks the vast plains of the Western Serengeti. The building style and furniture have been brought from the Victorian era and the open-sided architecture of public areas keeps the guests constantly in touch with nature. The dining room, lounge and bar area are situated in a large tent with raised wood flooring. Accommodation comprises 25 tents each with a sweeping view of the Serengeti plains, an en suite bathroom with shower only facilities, and a private balcony. The tents are also equipped with a dressing table and writing table, a wardrobe, shaver outlet and mirror, his and hers bathroom vanities, a small table and chairs on the viewing deck and hammocks on request. Daily game drives are done on the vast grasslands of the Serengeti where a variety of animals roam, including the big five. Guests visiting Kirawira may even be treated to one of ...

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Guideline Prices

Low season from £4250 per person

High season from £5950 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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