Highlights of Northern Tanzania
Tarangire and Serengeti
A romantic and adventurous itinerary taking in the highlights of Northern Tanzania, from Tarangire National Park to two very different parts of the mighty Serengeti; accompanied by expert guides throughout and with the focus on game-viewing.
At a Glance
Stay at Kuro Tarangire, an exceptional brand new camp in the heart of the Tarangire
For walking safari aficionados, the Tarangire is the place to be
Staying at a mobile camp in the Serengeti puts you right in the middle of all the action
Explore the heart of the Serengeti and witness the Great Migration
Then head to northern Serengeti where rocky kopjes give way to rolling plains
Leopard and lion can often be found perched on the massive kopje boulders
Fabulous elephant viewing in Tarangire - see if you can spot the elephant known as Roadblock!Anna Hearn
Sleep with the gentle grunting of the wildebeest drifting through the night air.Anna Hearn
Sundowners on the Lamai Kopje - with incredible views - are a huge highlight.Anna Hearn
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Your northern Tanzania sojourn starts on the banks of the Tarangire River at Kuro - beautifully situated in the middle of the national park, to take full advantage of all the game which lives there and passes through. The landscape of Tarangire is dramatic - towering, fat baobabs dot the plains, interspersed with thick bush which leopard and lion like to hunt among; it's a super park for some great game-viewing in the company of your expert guide.
Here you will stay in one of just six tented rooms, each with views to the river and a shady veranda. The main area is rustic and blends into the landscape; this is a real camp for safari aficionados who are keen on their game-viewing - here you get it all - excellent game drives and serious walking in quiet areas.
Moving on you will fly to the heart of the Serengeti and stay at Serengeti Safari Camp. This mobile camp moves with the migration thus guaranteeing excellent sightings of this spectacle. Despite the fact it can pick up and move within a day, the camp feels very comfortable - super meru tents with en-suite bathrooms and a lovely main mess tent. The camp usually sets up in a shaded area, and the tents are nicely spaced, giving guests privacy. As the Serengeti is so vast, generally you'll head out by vehicle from here to cover as much ground as possible - and the game-viewing can be unbelievable, particularly when the Migration is in town. It's impossible not to be awed by the sight of nearly a million wildebeest and half a million zebra.
Finally you will head to a permanent camp in the north of the Serengeti, in an area known as the Lamai wedge. Here you find the sublime Lamai, set in the giant boulders of a kopje with views which stretch for miles across the undulating plains. Each room is different - designed to be tucked into the boulders, and with a huge deck on which to relax in the afternoons. The main area houses a bar with a view to die for, and across the deck a sparkly dining room with mirrored glass chips set into the walls - beautiful by candlelight. Here explore the area and see some of the resident game - cheetah often hunt on the plains, and lion can be seen - and heard - regularly. In the evenings scramble up Lamai Kopje for sundowners - it's a bit of an effort but the views make it all worthwhile - all the way into Kenya!
|Fly to Kilimanjaro (via Nairobi)|
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
|Tarangire to the Serengeti||Day transfer|
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
|Serengeti Safari Camp|
|Transfer to the Northern Serengeti||Day transfer|
Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
|Fly home (via Kilimanjaro and Nairobi)|
Location & Directions
Tarangire and Serengeti
When to go
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.