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.
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