Tanzania Safari
Great Northern Parks

From $3,985
8 day adventure

This fantastic itinerary takes in the top safari highlights of northern Tanzania. It combines the very best game spotting opportunities with unparalleled scenery and sights. It also offers some important cultural and paleontological stopovers. You'll have the chance to see the plains of the Serengeti, the Great Migration, the Big Five, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, a Maasai village, and more!


Spot the Big Five

Spot the Big Five

Tanzania is home to the Big Five, which includes the endangered black rhino.

Witness the Great Migration

Witness the Great Migration

See massive herds of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes take part in the world's greatest land migration!

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Explore Ngorongoro Crater

Take a safari inside the enormous Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano that teems with wildlife.


  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    Today we meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and whisk you away to a luxury tented camp just outside of Tarangire National Park. Here you can relax after your journey, take a dip in the pool, sip on sundowners, or even visit the spa. In the evening we have dinner together and our local safari guide, Kazi, gets you excited for what's to come!

  • Day 2 | Tarangire National Park

    Tarangire National Park

    Today we kick things into high gear with a safari drive in Tarangire. This is a beautiful park with a distinctly different look and feel to Serengeti. Here you have all of the Big Five, save the rhino. In the dry season, the thirsty animals flock to the river, creating a scene that's chock-full of animals! The elephant herds of the park are a huge drawcard, as they can number into the hundreds!

  • Day 3 | Maasai village

    Maasai village

    After breakfast we wind our way to Serengeti, stopping en route to stand on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and marvel at the breathtaking view. There's also the option of visiting a Maasai community, an exciting cultural experience! We then continue on into the Serengeti itself, game spotting on our way to Thorn Tree Camp. Keep your eyes open for the Big Five, cheetahs, giraffes, Cape buffaloes, and much more!

  • Day 4 | Northern Serengeti

    Northern Serengeti

    Today's game drive takes us into northern Serengeti, a slightly quieter section of the park. Look out for the massive herds of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes making dangerous crossings of the croc-infested Mara River during the Great Migration. These are chaotic scenes that have to be seen to be believed! Also see if you can spot lions, hyenas and other predators who track the herds looking for a kill.

  • Day 5 | Great Migration

    Great Migration

    Today we enjoy another epic game drive. Did you know that the name serengeti comes from the Maasai word for ‘land of endless plains’? The views as we drive are of gorgeous rolling hills, granite outcrops, open savannah and acacia woodlands. Apart from the Big Five, the park also boasts the like of cheetahs, elands, giraffes, warthogs, servals, hyenas, topis, impalas, oribis and porcupines.

  • Day 6 | Olduvai Gorge

    Olduvai Gorge

    We head south towards Ngorongoro Crater today, enjoying another great safari drive in Serengeti on the way. En route to Ngorongoro we also have the option of stopping over at Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. In the evening we settle into Rhino Lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, where the view over the crater is mesmerising.

  • Day 7 | Ngorongoro Crater safari

    Ngorongoro Crater safari

    It's an exciting day today: we drive down into the 600 m-deep Ngorongoro Crater! This is something that's on every self-respecting traveller's bucket list. The roads zigzags down through the forested crater wall, and you should be on the lookout for leopards. We then enter the grasslands and woodlands of the crater floor, where there's a super-abundance of wildlife, including lions with unusually dark manes.

  • Day 8 | Departure day

    Departure day

    After breakfast we transport you back to the Kilimanjaro Airport, where we promise to swap photos, hug and wave you off with the hopes of meeting up again soon!

Meet our Local Leaders

Kazi Khatibu

Kazi Khatibu

Kazi is a professional safari driver with 15 years of field experience. He's also an awesome individual! Kazi's job is to look after you, show you around the beautiful game parks of his home country of Tanzania, and ensure you have the best African safari ever. :)

Chris Sichalwe

Chris Sichalwe

Chris started working on Kilimanjaro in 1999 and has since made it to the summit over 300 times. He's the founding father of Follow Alice Tanzania and loves taking people to the roof of Africa! He's the steady and competent hand you need, but also a great storyteller who adds so much to every trip!

Tanzania Safari Guide

The Northern Parks of Tanzania Itinerary
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