- Ngorongoro Crater
- Great Migration
Northern Tanzania Safari - African Special Rates
7 days / 6 nights - Special Offer
|Bougainvillea Safari Lodge||Karatu||Full board||2 Nights|
|Kiota Camp Serengeti||Seronera||Full board||1 Night|
|Serengeti North Wilderness Camp||Northern Serengeti||Full board including local drinks||3 Nights|
Your Wld Frontiers safari guide will collect you early this morning from your Arusha hotel. Head away from the main safari route of the northern circuit, to Tarangire National Park, a true hidden gem. (Driving time 90 mins – 2 hours). Enjoy a game drive with picnic lunch.
From Tarangire, head up through the beautiful highlands to the farm rich area of Karatu on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro crater. (Driving time via Manyara +- 1 hour) Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves.
Located on the outskirts of the town of Karatu in Tanzania, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is a great option for a countryside getaway. Guests will enjoy comfortably furnished cottages, complete with cosy fireplaces for those chilly highland nights, while a refreshing swimming pool offers a welcome reprieve from the midday African heat.
Incredible and unforgettable, today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your African travel bucket list.
One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater offers spectacular game viewing in the crater. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 metres from the crater floor, this natural amphitheatre is home to up to 30,000 animals, almost half of which are wildebeest and zebra. Buffalo, elephant, hippo, hyena, jackal, lion, ostrich, serval, warthog, bushbuck, eland, hartebeest, reedbuck, waterbuck and huge herds of both Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle are easily seen on the crater floor. We can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the splendid backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls. Varied terrains and dramatic landscapes consisting of forest, grasslands and both freshwater and soda lakes make the Ngorongoro Crater a true marvel of creation. Our picnic lunch in this UNESCO World Heritage Site will forever remain a unique memory.
After breakfast this morning, continue onto the Central Serengeti, enjoying game viewing en-route.
The Serengeti is home to more than three million large mammals spread over vast endless plains. It is here that we may encounter the fascinating spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game.
The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. Visitors can enjoy optional hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.
From January to March the herds can largely be found birthing their young in the southern area around Ndutu, before proceeding north through the centre and Western Corridor during June and July, eventually splitting to the west and north as they continue their way toward the Mara River. August to October sees dramatic river crossings which can only be considered Africa’s “greatest leap of faith”, before the herds return south in November to repeat this amazing instinctive procession all over again.
Perched on a hilltop in the central Serengeti, Kiota Camp offers brilliant views over the Seronera River Valley, with its abundant year round game viewing – particularly the big cats. With only eleven tents, the camp maintains a quiet presence within the surrounding grass/woodlands. The annual Wildebeest Migration passes through during April/ May and November, and falling asleep to the sounds of nature is what Kiota life is all about.
Guests are assured a memorable stay here, with game drives in open vehicles, and unique dining options including bush breakfasts and dinners, a romantic private dinner under the stars, and sundowners around cosy campfires. The camp offers a simple, yet excellently presented, authentic safari experience.
Continue onto the Northern Serengeti, in the hope of witnessing some exciting river crossings.
The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Spend leisurely days enjoying private game drives with your private guide.
Serengeti North Wilderness Camp is a ‘seasonal’ camp located in the north of the Serengeti National Park, a short distance from the Mara River. Seasonal camps have the benefit of being able to move to some of the best game viewing areas of the park, and we work under strict National Park guidelines with the camp being truly eco-friendly.
Comprising just twelve spacious tents (including a 4-bed family tent), we provide comfortable beds and quality linen, with en suite flushing toilet and ‘bush shower’. Lighting is by 12-volt (solar powered) with bedside lamps provided. The tents each have a shady verandah.
An airy, central dining tent complements our comfortable lounge tent which has a small reference library, maps, some games for children and a recharging facility for cameras, videos as well as WiFi.
Our safari chef will prepare sumptuous meals for your enjoyment. Evenings offer a typical safari campfire around which our guests enjoy sundowners and snacks, and relive the day’s experiences.
We provide a friendly, intimate quality tented bush camp, with good facilities in an amazing area, with due respect for this fragile ecosystem. This is the place to be between June and November when masses of migrating Wildebeest and Zebra cross over the Mara River.
Transfer to Kogatende Airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Kilimanjaro Airport.
Valid 01 Jul – 30 Sep 2021
USD 2555 per person sharing – based on 6 pax sharing
USD 2760 per person sharing – based on 4 pax sharing
USD 3375 per person sharing – based on 2 pax sharing
USD 695 single room supplement
Valid 01 – 30 Oct 2021
USD 2450 per person sharing – based on 6 pax sharing
USD 2655 per person sharing – based on 4 pax sharing
USD 3270 per person sharing – based on 2 pax sharing
USD 640 single room supplement
All rates EXCLUDE park fees
USD 790 per person Park fees valid July-Sep
USD 740 per person Park fees valid Oct
** Rates valid for holders of South African and African country passports, and resident/ work permits of ALL African countries **
Please contact us for updated Covid-19 regulations/ requirements to ensure you have the latest information
Currently the situation is that officially, yellow fever vaccines are no longer required to enter Tanzania unless you have been via an endemic area. However, on the ground, it often differs and you are likely to be ASKED FOR YELLOW FEVER certificate, even if you have only been in transit via Nairobi. We strongly suggest you have a Yellow Fever vaccination in any case, as regulations can change and often staff at border posts have the incorrect information on this, which can cause delays. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/traveler-information-center
All visitors to Tanzania must have a valid passport which needs to be valid for 6 months after return date of travel and have at least 3 blank pages in it. Except for exempted countries all visitors require a visa to enter Tanzania. South Africans visiting on holiday currently do not require a visa. Visas are currently US$ 50 per person, single entry for most other nationalities. An exception is US citizens for whom a single-entry visa is US$100
We recommend that all visitors to Tanzania apply via the e-visa portal: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. The online process asks for more information than a visa on arrival, and visas are issued within 2 – 3 weeks.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Is compulsory for all guests travelling with Wild Frontiers.