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Tanzania - Exclusivity in Private Concessions

Avoid the crowds in Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks

12 days

from £10,295pp (excluding flights)

From the Tarangire to the Serengeti, this tour of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich terrain blends conservation and safari, with a smattering of luxury.

  • Spot elephants and lions amidst the baobabs and termite mounds of the Tarangire National Park
  • Witness the abundant wildlife and unique landscape of nature’s colosseum - the iconic Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stay at the indulgent, yet conservation-focussed Mwiba Lodge, immersed in the isolation of the vast Serengeti
  • Explore the surrounding wildlife reserve – reclaimed from hunters and now flourishing with flora and fauna

Sights, sounds and smells abound on the plains, depressions and undulations of northern Tanzania’s wildlife-rich landscape. The Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti immediately conjure images of sweeping vistas and unforgettable wildlife encounters. But it is the less-visited Tarangire that introduces this exploration of northern Tanzania. Often missed by first-time visitors, this vast national park swiftly captures the imagination with its intriguing landscape of terracotta termite mounds, ungainly baobab trees and gentle hillocks.

Begin with stays at the two Chem Chem properties - a lodge and a camp. Sitting at either end of a vital migratory corridor, they are split between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks. Aware of their privileged positioning and the precarious nature of the local ecosystem, Chem Chem are committed to making a difference. Working alongside LiveWildlife and the Wildlife Corridor Project, the company is helping local communities to safeguard the country’s natural heritage, in an attempt to preserve this fragile environment.

After several days of game viewing, leave Tarangire and Lake Manyara behind. Drop down into nature’s colosseum, the unforgettable Ngorongoro Crater – an unparalleled gem in Africa’s safari crown and one of the world’s most unspoilt wildlife sanctuaries. Game viewing opportunities abound, with black rhinoceroses, Cape buffalos, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, zebras and lions all making this expansive caldera their home.

End the trip on the plains of the Serengeti, nestled amidst the boulders and beasts of the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve. Here, accommodation takes the form of the Mwiba Lodge – a relaxed blend of thoughtful conservation, wildlife tourism and indulgent luxury. Sitting in an area that was once a hunting concession, the lodge is a bastion of responsible tourism and works alongside the Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF).

Set up by Texan billionaire Dan Friedkin, who also founded and helped design the lodge, this charitable organisation manages 6.1 million acres of Tanzanian land. The FCF aims to engage the local community, encourage sustainable resource use and combat threats to the country’s natural heritage. Staying at the Mwiba Lodge not only guarantees an unforgettable safari experience, but also helps support a vision for the future that preserves Tanzania’s greatest attributes – its flora and fauna.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 10295 £ 700
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Amsterdam

Fly Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro

Drive from Kilimanjaro to Arusha (Road Journey)


You will be staying at Lake Duluti Lodge, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Travel from Arusha to Serengeti National Park (Air Transfer Journey)


This is the setting for one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth, the famous Great Migration of wildebeest - a life and death dash beset on all sides by the Serengeti's many predators and undoubtedly a 'wildlife wonder of the world'.


You will be staying at Mwiba Lodge, All inclusive

Day 3

You will be staying at Mwiba Lodge, All inclusive

Day 4

A second day searching for game in the Mwiba concession.


You will be staying at Mwiba Lodge, All inclusive

Day 5

Travel from Serengeti National Park to Serengeti National Park (Air Transfer Journey)


You will be staying at Singita Faru Faru, All inclusive

Day 6

Days in the Singita Grumeti Reserve
Explore the vast Grumeti Reserve - 350,000 acres of pristine wilderness that border the Serengeti National Park. Here, the experience is quieter and more flexible, with the ability to drive off-road a real privilege. Home to an abundance of animals, the reserve is alive with indigenous species and is visited by the annual wildebeest migration.

Take game drives in the morning and afternoon, led by an expert guide, in open-sided Land Rovers. Look out for the plains animals that roam this rich landscape, as well as the big cats that prey upon them. With the freedom to stay out past sunset, also take night drives, spotting nocturnal wildlife.

Also explore on foot, taking bush walks across the reserve, accompanied by highly trained walking guides. These offer a more immersive experience, highlighting the smaller plants and animals that survive within the Serengeti ecosystem.

Other activities available include spa treatments, visits to the Environmental Education Centre and sundowners.


You will be staying at Singita Faru Faru, All inclusive

Day 7

Another day exploring the northern Serengeti.


You will be staying at Singita Faru Faru, All inclusive

Day 8

Travel from Serengeti National Park to Tarangire National Park (Air Transfer Journey)


Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife and large herds of elephant, migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow behind. The scenery here is spectacular, with ancient baobab trees and breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.


You will be staying at Chem Chem, All inclusive

Day 9

Days at Chem Chem
Spend time exploring the Chem Chem Concession, which borders Tarangire National Park. Acting as a wildlife corridor between national parks, this beautiful palm-dotted expanse stretches to the waters of Lake Manyara, with the Rift Valley wall rising beyond.

Chem Chem prides itself on its unique approach to wildlife viewing, and is the birthplace of the Slow Safari. Here, the emphasis is on immersion and relaxation, rather than crossing off different species. Take game drives and bush walks across the reserve, spotting the plains game that grazes the flat grasslands.

Other activities include walking in the company of Maasai warriors, animal tracking, flamingo watching on Lake Manyara, lakeside sundowners and bush breakfasts. At an additional cost, helicopter trips and hot air balloon flights can also be arranged, as well as day trips to Tarangire or Lake Manyara national parks.


You will be staying at Chem Chem, All inclusive

Day 10

A further day on slow safari.


You will be staying at Chem Chem, All inclusive

Day 11

Travel from Tarangire National Park to Arusha (Air Transfer Journey)

Drive from Arusha to Kilimanjaro (Road Journey)

Fly Kilimanjaro to Amsterdam overnight

Day 12

Fly Amsterdam to London


Arrive into London Heathrow.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Singita Faru Faru

Singita Faru Faru

Singita Faru Faru is one of the finest camps in Africa....

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Chem Chem

Chem Chem

Situated on a private concession overlooking Lake Manyara, Chem Chem is a lodge where you are encouraged to relax and breathe....

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Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba, a secluded, sophisticated haven set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River an idyllic natural backdrop, Mwiba offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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"Every part of our trip was the highlight and it is not possible for us to point out just one thing, event or place."

"However, we received a magnificent surprise of a helicopter ride between camps in Botswana which meant a flight over the delta and an opportunity to see the delta and how it is formed. It was a wonderful surprise organised by Jackie and we were both absolutely overjoyed with the opportunity. I do not believe that there was more that could have been done as we had a magnificent trip."

"Jackie was excellent- she listened and was very knowledgeable."

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