Northern Tanzania Parks

Northern Tanzania Parks include the unique extinct volcanic Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, the vast savannah of the Serengeti National Park as well as the smaller Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park set at the foot of the Great Rift Valley.

We book flights with Kenya Airways to Nairobi linking on to Kilimanjaro International Airport, just a short distance from Arusha, the gateway to the parks.

For people wanting good game viewing, and to see the amazing land forms of the Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Crater, we suggest visiting Tarangiri National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. All of these are within a couple of hours drive of each other, avoiding long drives between locations.

The Serengeti National Park has been popularised by many TV natural history/wildlife documentaries, particularly the migration of millions of animals looking for the best feeding grounds. It is the farthest park to get to so we suggest people fly either there or back. A popular itinerary is a 5 – 6 night safari combining the Serengeti with the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.

ElephantWe do not book budget accommodation. Such establishments are often uncomfortable and the financial savings are not worth the discomfort.

We use small lodges such as Tarangire Safari Lodge in Tarangire National Park, Gibbs Farm near Ngorongoro Crater, Kirurumu Tented Lodge near Lake Manyara, Karatu Plantation Lodge near Ngorongoro and Mbalageti Serengeti Lodge, as well as the larger hotel type lodges such as the Serena Lodges at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, the former with its dramatic setting on summit of the Rift Valley escarpment and the latter perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Prices for 4 or 5 day safari and about 8 days on Zanzibar start at £1695.00 per person. International flights quoted and booked separately.

After the safari, flights from Arusha to Zanzibar take approximately 1.5 hours and there are several flights each day.