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Highlights of Tanzania

Private Travel | Wildlife 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £4435 Current prices from: £4435

Explore Tanzania’s ‘Northern Circuit’ on
this extraordinarily good value tour of the
country’s most renowned wildlife reserves.
Visit the huge plains of the central and
western Serengeti, the open grasslands of the
Great Rift Valley and the strikingly beautiful
Ngorongoro Crater.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Enjoy multiple safari experiences in some of the world's most famous wildlife parks.
  • Search for tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara, one of just two regions where such behaviour is common
  • Stay in the 5-star Kirawira Serena Camp, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, located in the renowned western Serengeti corridor
  • Spend 3 nights in Serengeti National Park in both the central & western areas
  • Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha, avoiding a long return road journey
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Arusha via Nairobi

Evening flight from London (regional connections available) to Arusha, via Nairobi. (N)

Day 2: Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the Arusha Serena Resort for an overnight stay. (D)

Day 3: Lake Manyara

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park and stay 1 night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Afternoon safari drive in the park, known for its elusive tree-climbing lions and huge flocks of migratory pink flamingos. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Take a morning safari drive around Lake Manyara before heading to the Ngorongoro Crater, where the fertile volcanic soil often results in huge wildlife numbers that cannot be sustained elsewhere. Stay 2 nights at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Descend into the crater and spend a full day exploring the woodlands, lakes and plains of the crater floor. Rare black rhinos, lions, elephants, hyenas, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, ostriches and flamingos are just some of the more than 25,000 residents here. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Serengeti National Park (central) viaOlduvai Gorge

Drive to the Olduvai Gorge, which features some of the earliest human remains ever discovered. Then continue to the Serengeti National Park, one of Africa’s best known safari destinations. Its vast rolling plains are home to an abundance of lions, leopards, cheetahs and other safari animals, even outside of the migration months. Stay 2 nights at Serengeti Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park (central)

Morning and afternoon safari drives in Serengeti National Park, including visits to hippo-filled pools in the Seronera Valley, forests frequented by leopards and colobus monkeys, kopjes coveted by lazing lions and rivers where clusters of life congregate to drink. In the evening you may have time to join an optional guided nature walk. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park (west)

Take a safari drive to the western Serengeti for a slightly different perspective of what this magical park has to offer. Stay overnight at the luxurious Kirawira Serena Camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Fly to Arusha

Join one final safari drive before your afternoon transfer to the Grumeti Airstrip for a flight to Arusha. Overnight at the Arusha Serena Resort. (B, L)

Day 10: Fly to London via Nairobi

Fly to London via Nairobi. (N)

Meal basis:

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

Important information Transport:

Based on a 7- or 9-seater 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle in which each passenger has a window seat. A 4×4 vehicle will be provided for those taking the tour on a private basis and you will be accompanied by an expert driver-guide.

* Wildebeest migration:

Dates from March to August are traditionally those which offer wildebeest migration encounters in either of the Serengeti regions visited on this tour. Wildlife movements can and will vary, and migration sightings can never be guaranteed.

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This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £4435 per person

High season from £5485 per person


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

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.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation in incredible locations
    • International & domestic flights
    • A minimum of 7 game drives
    • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Use of 4x4 pop-up roof safarivehicles with window seats for allpassengers
    • Experienced local tour managers
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

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