Itinerary Highlights
    • Go green with carbon neutral travel and safaris on foot and in electric vehicles
    • Explore some of the most beautiful sites in northern Tanzania, from Tarangire and the Serengeti to Ngorongoro and the Olduvai gorges
    • Hang up your hat in a collection of sustainable lodges and camps in the heart of the bush

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From guided walks through ancient gorges to game drives in Tanzania’s top safari destinations, this itinerary is all about discovering the wealth of natural wonders buried in this sumptuous slice of African savannah. Head out for guided game drives in the majestic national parks of Tarangire and the Serengeti, spend a night in a rural village surrounded by preserved flora and fauna, admire pelicans in their hundreds in the lush Ngorongoro volcanic crater and hike through ancient gorges of Olduvai and along the shores of the Grumeti River. And finally, as this itinerary takes you off the beaten track in Tanzania, you’ll be guided through each step of the journey with a seasoned local ranger-guide who knows these landscapes like the back of their hand. Let the adventure begin…


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Touchdown in Tanzania

Your week of safaris in the sun starts today with a 16-hour flight to Arusha via a major African city. Head to the airport, whizz through security and enjoy some down time in the airport lounge with a few nibbles and refreshments as you await departure. On arrival, you’ll be met by your private driver-ranger guide and be whisked off to your first hotel: a stylish lodge located near Arusha, the gateway for safaris galore and home to the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. After a day on-the-go, take the rest of today to rest, relax and enjoy the facilities at your lodge.


First safari adventure

Though you may have to pinch yourself to believe it, you’ll wake up this morning to stunning views across the African bush, before getting ready for a day of outdoorsy adventures. Begin with a guided walk in a local tropical rainforest, inhabited by an astonishing array of biodiversity. Marvel at the colobus and blue Vervet monkeys, as well as a large variety of bird species. This is a great way to gently ease into your new environment, before your first safari this afternoon. After a spot of lunch, head to Tarangire Park with your private ranger-guide. From the safety of your open-top vehicle, discover a landscape of savannah dotted with acacias, baobabs and tamarind trees, and observe wildlife in their natural habitat as you drive. From climbing lions, savannah elephants, plains zebras, Masai giraffes, wildebeest, buffalo and many many more, this is truly a Mecca for wildlife lovers. Learn more about the region’s curiosities, including the Masked Lovebirds occupying the wet banks and the termite mounds surrounded by dwarf mongooses. Round off your first full day in Tanzania with a private starlit dinner around a crackling campfire.


Stay in a rural village

Enjoy breakfast at your lodge with views of acacia trees and baobabs before heading out for a second guided safari in Tarangire Park this morning. After a few hours of action and adventure in the heart of the park, head to a beautiful restaurant nestled in the bush to enjoy a lunch with panoramic views of the park. Continue on this afternoon to the small village of Bashay, in Karatu, an hour-and-a-half’s drive away. Your home for the night here is a charming little eco-lodge nestled in the hills and surrounded by coffee trees. After settling in and freshening up, a guide from the hotel will take you on a tour of the grounds and explain all the eco-friendly elements of the property and gardens.


Discover the Ngorongoro Crater

Today brings you to a new destination and to one of the most fascinating natural wonders on the continent: the Ngorongoro crater. As the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, it is home to over 30,000 animals, and with a radius of around six miles, you can drive right into the heart of the basin. On the lakes, flamingos often settle in their thousands, while in the sky, pelicans, Tantalus ibis and black kites swirl in their masses. On land, the buffaloes and hippos occupy the muddy banks while the ostrich and gazelles watch on from the grasslands. As the lions nap in the shade, zebras graze gracefully, coexisting peacefully with the blue wildebeest. The Ngorongoro crater really is a pantheon of greats, a true spectacle to behold that you can spend the day savouring. Later this afternoon, your private driver-ranger will whisk you an hour and half off to your next destination: a simple yet comfortable camp located at the foot of the magnificent kopjes, which are granite formations typical of the region.


Guided walk through ancient gorges

On this morning’s agenda is a privately guided walk through the Olduvai gorges. An exceptional paleontological site, these gorges have been nicknamed the ‘Cradle of Humanity’ or the ‘Garden of Eden’, due to their significance in the history of evolution; approximately 1.7 million years ago, Homo Erectus first stood here. Today, it is giraffes, dik diks and cheetahs that call this slice of the eastern Serengeti plain home. After a walk here, you’ll continue on the road into the heart of the Serengeti. This is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of the famous wildebeest and zebra migration, which takes place between July and October. The Big Five also converge here, which makes for sensational viewing as you get to witness lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, antelopes and black rhinos in their natural habitat. When your tummy starts to grumble, settle in for a delicious lunch in a nomadic camp in the central area of the park. Then, continue on to the west of the park and check in for two nights in an authentic eco-lodge nestled in a reserve just outside the park, home to a lovely collection of sedentary fauna. Later this evening, head out with the hotel’s seasoned rangers for a guided night safari in an electric vehicle. In the dark and quiet of the evening, the local fauna really steps into its element.


Riverside safari hike

Rise and shine, it’s your final full day on the Tanzanian savannah and there’s not a moment to waste. Head out at the break of dawn this morning for a guided hike with a seasoned ranger to the Grumeti River. Located almost entirely in the western part of Serengeti National Park, this river is particularly well known for its thriving population of Nile crocodiles. Travelling the savannah on foot is a very different experience from a traditional vehicle safari, as you create less noise and see them in a less tense state. Settle in for a delicious lunch on the banks of the river before heading back for an afternoon of R&R in your beautiful lodge-hotel.


Goodbye Tanzania

Sadly the time has come to bid the sumptuous plains of the African bush goodbye and embark on the journey home. This morning, you’ll be privately transferred to the airport, where you’ll catch a short flight to Arusha. Take some time to rest up and prepare for your afternoon international flight with a delicious lunch in the lodge you stayed in on your first day. Head to the airport in the early afternoon, whizz back through security and settle in for a 17+ hour journey. Flights from Arusha back to the UK are indirect, usually stopping in two major cities, so you’ll spend tonight travelling and touch down on home turf tomorrow morning.

A la carte


On the mythical island of Zanzibar, you can expect a Robinson Crusoe spirit, along with scents of spices, plentiful palm trees, and sun, soft sand and turquoise waters. Spend a few days here soaking in the immense scenic and cultural offerings of this little slice of African paradise. You can embark on a cultural journey of the island with an urban stopover in Stone Town, a Swahili course, an introduction to cooking or a traditional weaving session, or you can simply relax and enjoy the laid-back coastal lifestyle. Explore coral reefs at low tide, meet local fisherman and admire the rich seabed on a guided snorkelling trip.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The cost for this trip starts from £4,230 to £5,400 per person.

The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote.

The average starting price for this trip is £4,900 per person.

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