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Tanzanian Great Safari Circuit

From: $3,650 per person (13 days, 12 nights)

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Tour Highlights

  • Discover the incredible landscapes of Tanzania
  • See a huge variety of wildlife and birdlife
  • Cultural encounters to meet the people of this wonderful country
  • Many chances to explore on foot
  • Traditional fishing trip on Lake Victoria
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings - you choose the dates

The Great Safari Circuit


This 13-day nortern circuit safari tour covers all the major highlights of Tanzania.  As well as much game spotting, you will have many opportunities for authentic cultural encounters with local and indigenous communities.

Starting with the landscape, this tour couldn’t offer much more natural beauty or diversity of topography.  Lake Manyara is sparkling and beautiful, the Lake Natron area is home to the Ngare Sero River, where you will find a veritable oasis at the river source, and the Ngorongoro Crater is vast, plummeting, and completely breathtaking.  At virtually every turn on this tour, you will be faced with a arid, austere bushland or a body of water, lush green vegetation or a vast open plain, a clear, dewy sunrise or a burning sunset.

The animals you will encounter are equally awe-inspiring!  At Tarangire you can find elephants in vast herds, crossing the landscape dotted with majestic baobab trees.  At Ngorongoro, the crater walls limit migration, and the concentration of game, including the “Big Five”, is truly a wonder to behold.  The Serengeti is the world’s wildlife sanctuary – it is here that the daily dramas of birth, death, hunt and migration play out in all their glory.

The third element which makes this tour so special is, of course, the people.  You will have many genuine cultural encounters throughout this trip.  The fishermen of Lake Victoria will educate you with their traditional fishing methods, and delight you with their traditional fishing songs.  The people of the Datoga tribe still dress in treated goatskins and intricate decorations.  The Hadzabe Bushmen, who you will meet at Eyasi, are the last tribe to still speak in clicking – the language of the continent’s first human inhabitants.  These unique cultural opportunities are not to be missed.

Throughout your trip, you will have the chance to get out of your safari vehicle and explore Tanzania on foot – the best way to really introduce your senses to the real Tanzania.  The best example of this is perhaps your river hike up the Ngare Sero River, where, weather permitting, you can swim and cool down at the cascading waterfalls of river source.  

This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Arrival

Dinner
  • Pick up from your arrival point by one of our representatives, and transfer to your hotel for a safari briefing
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees Country House

Day 2: Lake Manyara

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Depart for Lake Manyara after breakfast
  • Afternoon game drive in this wonderful park, recognised for its incredible beauty
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 3: Lake Natron

Full Board
  • Depart after an early breakfast and head towards Lake Natron
  • Take a delightful guided walk around the lake and, time and weather permitting, a hike along the Ngare Sero River to the river source, where you can swim and cool down in the cascading waterfalls
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Tented Camp

Day 4: Serengeti

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Depart Natron for the Serengeti.  Upon entering the Serengeti you will take an en route afternoon game drive, spotting many animals and truly realising just why this national park is so famous
  • Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

Day 5: Serengeti

Private Full Day Game Drive
Private Early Morning Game Drive
Full Board
  • After breakfast, take an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, where you might spot a group of lionesses gathering for a hunt, or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing in the sun
  • Return to camp for breakfast
  • Afternoon game drive, returning to camp for lunch, or taking a lunchbox to maximise game viewing time
  • Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp

Day 6: Lake Victoria

Full Board
  • En route game drive through the Serengeti to Lake Victoria
  • Pass through the small villages of the Sakuma people, growing cotton, ground nuts and cassava just as they have been for many years
  • Overnight at Speke Bay Lodge

Day 7: Lake Victoria

Full Board
  • Early morning traditional fishing trip with local fishermen of Lake Victoria
  • Listen to their traditional fishing songs as you relax, take in the beautiful surroundings and watch the women toiling in the fields
  • Overnight at Speke Bay Lodge

Day 8: Lake Ndutu

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Head towards Southern Serengeti after breakfast
  • Game driving in the Lake Ndutu area
  • Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 9: Ngorongoro

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • After breakfast depart Ndutu and head for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for an amazing game driving experience on the crater bottom.  You can expect to see lion, elephant, zebra, hippo, jackals, rhino and many, many more creatures.  You will be amazed by the sheer concentration of wildlife which reside in this huge crater
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 10: Lake Eyasi

Full Board
  • Today, at Lake Eyasi, you will encounter the Hadzabe bushmen and women - a hunter gatherer tribe who live entirely at harmony with their natural surroundings
  • Sunset at the lake
  • Overnight at Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Day 11: Tarangire

Private Afternoon Game Drive
Full Board
  • Depart for Tarangire for afternoon game driving at Tarangire National Park - famous for its thousands of resident elephant and the huge, impressive baobab trees which dot the vast landscape
  • Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 12: Arusha

Private Morning Game Drive
Full Board
  • Final morning game drive before departing Tarangire for Arusha
  • Dinner and overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 13: Departure

Bed and Breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home, or for your beach extension

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Black Rhino
Black Rhino
Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
Leopard
Leopard
Masai Lion
Masai Lion
Bat-eared Fox
Bat-eared Fox
Beisa Oryx
Beisa Oryx
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Black Kite
Cheetah
Cheetah
Crocodile
Crocodile
Crowned Crane
Crowned Crane
Dikdik
Dik-dik
dwarf-mongoose
Dwarf Mongoose
Eland
Eland
African Fish Eagle
Fish Eagle
Grant's Gazelle
Grant's Gazelle
Great White Pelican
Great White Pelican
Pink Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
Grey Heron
Grey Heron
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Hippo
Hippo
Hyena
Hyena
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Impala
Jackal
Jackal
kori-bustard
Kori Bustard
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lappet-faced Vulture
Lesser Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
Little Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Masai Giraffe
Masai Giraffe
Masai Ostrich
Masai Ostrich
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra
Reedbuck
Reedbuck
Sacred Ibis
Sacred Ibis
Somali Ostrich
Somali Ostrich
Superb Starling
Superb Starling
Tawny Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Thomson's Gazelle
Thomson's Gazelle
Topi
Topi
Vervet Monkey
Vervet Monkey
Vulturine Guineafowl
Vulturine Guineafowl
Warthog
Warthog
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Yellow-billed Stork
Yellow-billed Stork

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $4,795 per person ... book now4+ People: $3,650 per person ... book now

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  • Single Room Supplement: $665
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