If you’ve ever wanted to explore the more secluded and private safari spots in northern Tanzania, this is the way to do it. The best of Tanzania’s Northern region safari tour begins in Arusha, your personal driver and guide will accompany you and take you on game drives in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. For the final leg, fly to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar’s Matemwe Beach — the perfect place to unwind and relax before heading back home.
Kilimanjaro International Airport
.All meals, house drinks and
.Services of Professional Tour Guide
.Shared safari activities
.All transportation in destination location
.Items of personal nature
.VISA, Tips and Gratuities
Day 1 Rivertrees Country Inn
Start your northern Tanzania adventure in the foothills of Mount Meru at Rivertrees Country Inn. Once an old coffee farm, the property has been transformed into 10 acres of sprawling greenery that provides the most peaceful setting and the perfect place for a one-night stop to recover from your international flights before you make your way to the Tarangire National Park.
Activities at Rivertrees Country Inn
Enjoy a delicious meal and drinks at the restaurant
Walk through the lush gardens, spotting birds and small wildlife
Take a dip in the pool
Day 2 - 3: Drive to Tarangire National Park (4 hours) Oliver's Camp
Drive approximately 4 hours to reach Tarangire from Arusha, and venture into the remote southern region of the park for two nights on safari at Oliver’s Camp. The secluded camp is far from any other and you’re not likely to see other vehicles as you game drive in this area. In the mornings, enjoy breakfast on the deck as you watch the sunrise and the wildlife begin to stir before heading out on a game drive or taking a bush walk with one of our guides.
Activities at Oliver’s Camp
Game drives and night drives
Hot Air Ballooning
Guided bush walks
Day 4-5: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater Area - The Highlands
Enjoy a light breakfast before driving through the scenic Great Rift Valley on the way from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, passing local coffee farms and villages along the way. The Highlands has redefined the Ngorongoro experience and taken it to a new level — quite literally. At 2,700 metres above sea level, the glass and canvas domed accommodation of The Highlands allows sweeping views across the region to be enjoyed from all rooms. Take a game drive in the famous Ngorongoro Crater or opt to see the beauty of the area on foot by hiking the nearby Empakaai Crater or the Olmoti volcano.
Activities at The Highlands
Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater
Hike the Olmoti Crater
Descend into the Empakaai Crater
Community and cultural visits
Day 6 - 8: Drive to the Serengeti Dunia
Taking a packed lunch, you will spend today driving around the Ngorongoro Crater and down into the vast savannah plains of the Serengeti, game driving once you enter the park.
Stay in the centre of the park near the Moru Kopjes, home to black rhino and away from the crowds. The Serengeti’s only all-female run camp is your home for the next few days. The incredible women of Dunia will welcome you with a song and dance before you settle in for a few memorable days.
The camp is the ideal base for an iconic safari experience where rich wildlife, migrating wildebeest herds and big cats can be seen frequently.
Activities at Dunia Camp
Hot air ballooning
Searching for rhino at the Moru Kopjes
Day 9 - 11 Fly to Zanzibar Drive to Matemwe (1.5 hours)
After nine days of adventure and excitement exploring some of northern Tanzania’s best wilderness areas, Zanzibar is a relaxed and luxurious location, perfect for those wanting to unwind and relax in comfort. Bid your guide farewell at the airstrip in the Serengeti and fly to Zanzibar across the turquoise Indian Ocean, where a driver will transfer you to the north of the island to Matemwe.
Make time for a dip in the pool, an indulgent spa treatment and a snooze in the hammock. If you’re still wanting a bit more, you can enjoy a snorkel in the shoreline of beautiful Mnemba Island and its coral reefs or grab a kayak and paddle around Zanzibar’s coastline.
Activities at Matemwe
Beautiful beaches and coastlines
Diving and snorkelling in the Mnemba Atoll
Visiting historical Stone Town
Visiting local markets
Community and cultural visits
Swimming with dolphins
Snorkelling, diving, paddle boarding, and more
Day 12: Drive to Zanzibar Airport (1.5 hours)
Today you will be driven back to Zanzibar Airport, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours, where you can check in for your international flight home.