The Ngorongoro Crater was once a gigantic volcano, perhaps taller than Kilimanjaro. Today...Read more >
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
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.Superior tour
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.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is perched high on the jagged rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its boulder-built buildings, cloaked in indigenous creepers, hug the crater's edge, linked by timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. There are 75 guest rooms all with en suite showers and most have a private terrace. Due to the cool climate in the region, the lounge and dining room are set indoors, with large picture windows providing excellent views of the crater. All the main areas have a log fire, adding greatly to the 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.
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.
Low season from £4435 per person
High season from £5485 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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