Classic Northern Tanzania

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Best time to go: January to March, June to November

12 Nights | from £5,496pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Tanzania's top game parks with your own private guide
  • Spot a wealth of wildlife in lesser-visited Tarangire National Park
  • Camp on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and delve in for jaw-dropping game-viewing
  • Safari in the vast Serengeti, looking out for huge wildebeest herds and hunting cheetah
  • Find spice-scented paradise on the idyllic island of Zanzibar

Day 1 UK / Arusha
Fly, via Amsterdam, to Kilimanjaro Airport (try to bag a window seat for views of Africa's highest mountain). The charming and tranquil Arusha Coffee Lodge, nestled amid a leafy plantation, is home for the night.
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 Arusha / Tarangire
There's nothing like exploring Tanzania with your own private driver and guide, who will open your eyes to the country's creatures and culture over the course of your stay. Under their expert guidance, you'll embark on your first game drive through Tarangire National Park - home to the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. Your ultimate goal is the exclusive Sanctuary Swala Camp, which sits on the edge of the Gurusi wetlands - much-loved by elephant. Once you've settled in, head off on an afternoon game drive, exploring the wooded savannahs by the Tarangire River.
Sanctuary Swala Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Tarangire
Make an early start, setting out to watch the sun rise over the pink-tinged plains and catch the animals at their most active. Later, learn more about Swala's commitment to conservation and the community - there's a chance to get involved with its projects in the local village.
Sanctuary Swala Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Tarangire / Ngorongoro
There's time for one last early morning game drive in Tarangire before you head north, stretching your legs on a forest walk, investigating a working coffee farm or visiting a Maasai village en route to the most iconic of safari spots: Ngorongoro Crater. Your bolthole here, Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, offers the classic experience - nights under comfortable canvas, perched up on the crater rim. The views are spectacular.
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro is a natural wildlife ampitheatre, the crater walls encircling a magnificent menagerie. Awake early and drive down onto the crater floor in search of animals - from black rhinos to bull elephants, from big cats to spotted hyenas - before picnicking amid the acacias, pools and streams.
Sanctuary Ngoronogoro Crater Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Ngorongoro / Serengeti
Perhaps the only wildlife destination that could top Ngorongoro is the mighty Serengeti. The journey to Sanctuary Kusini Camp, hidden in an offbeat corner of the reserve's south, doubles as a game drive. Arrive with a head full of wildlife, in time for a convivial dinner and drinks around the campfire.
Sanctuary Kusini Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Serengeti
The short-grass plains, rocky outcrops and tortilis woodland around Kusini Camp seem to suit all types of animal. You can see virtually everything here, especially huge numbers of wildebeest (during migration season, December to March) and families of cheetah. Pack a picnic lunch and you can stay out exploring the Serengeti all day.
Sanctuary Kusini Camp I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 8 to 11 Serengeti / Zanzibar
The most sublime way to end a Tanzania trip is on the spiciest island in the Indian Ocean. Fly from the plains, via Arusha, to Zanzibar. The palm-wafted Baraza Resort, a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, is an idyllic base for days of barefooting on pure-white sand, snorkelling vibrant reefs, exploring the historic alleys of Stone Town - or doing nothing at all.
Baraza Resort I Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Zanzibar / UK
Sadly it's time to drag yourself from the sea, for the transfer to Zanzibar airport and your flight to Dar Es Salaam and back to the UK.

Day 13 UK
Arrive back in the UK early this morning.

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested holiday will cost from £5,496 per person, based on two sharing, including international and domestic flights, game drives and park fees.

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Useful info

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Fly to

Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)

Flying time

11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.

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