Experience the most beautiful nature reserves in the north-east of Tanzania; discover the endless plains with wild predators in the world famous Serengeti and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater; join us on a drive to Lake Manyara with its lush forests full of monkeys and impressive lakes covered with flamingos, and see large herds of elephants in the special Tarangire Park.

During this varied 10-day Best of North Tanzania luxury safari tour, you will see many wild animals in an awesome environment and you will get to meet the proud Maasai who still herd their cattle in the traditional way.

You will stay in comfortable lodges in idyllic locations and in Tented Camps (cosy, furnished ‘canvas’ lodges, with all the modern constructions such as good beds and a shower with streaming water and your own toilet) in the middle of the ‘bush’ where you will enjoy an unforgettable African safari experience.

Tarangire national park


Route Best of North Tanzania:

  • Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro – Arusha
  • Day 2: Tarangire National Park
  • Day 3: Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4: Lake Manyara
  • Day 5: Olduvai Gorge and Serengeti
  • Day 6: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 9: Mto wa Mbu
  • Day 10: Kilimanjaro – return flight or flight to Zanzibar
More examples of safaris Northern Parks:

This 10-day luxury Best of North Tanzania safari tour takes you to the best known and most splendid parks of Northern Tanzania…

DAY 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro

Transfer to Arusha, accommodation at Planet Lodge, a comfortable lodge with round African Style bungalows with shower and toilet, restaurant, bar, and swimming pool. Welcome drink and introduction to your English speaking guide and driver.

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    Karama Lodge - lounge en restaurant
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    Karama Lodge - houten hut op platform in idyllische omgeving
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    Magnifiek uitzicht uit vliegtuig op de Kilimanjaro

DAY 2: Tarangire – Game drive

Breakfast, packed lunch and departure for TARANGIRE, known for its large elephant concentrations and baobabs. A whole day of game drives with lunch at an idyllic location. At the end of the afternoon, we arrive at the luxury Tarangire Safari Lodge with its swimming pool and spend the night in this luxury tented lodge with dinner in a luxury restaurant. 

DAY 3: Tarangire – Game drive

After breakfast, we go on an extensive game drive through the Tarangire Park. We will see many wild animals, including elephants that gather in large numbers at the river.  After a lunch stop, we leave the Tarangire ‘elephant park’ and drive to the beautifully located Photographers Lodge where we will stay for the night. We have dinner here. The lodge also has a swimming pool.

DAY 4: Lake Manyara – Game drives

After breakfast, we drive to the LAKE MANYARA National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions that are either dozing in the branches or on the lookout for prey. Game drives, lunch at an idyllic spot near Lake Manyara. At the end of the afternoon, we drive on to the friendly Eileen’s Trees Lodge in Karatu. Here you can take a refreshing dive into the pool, have dinner, and absorb the impressions you have gathered on safari over the past few days. 

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DAY 5:  Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti

After breakfast, we travel over gravel roads to the SERENGETI via the Olduvai Gorge. In the afternoon we arrive at the new and luxury Mawe Tented Camp in the Seronera area, right in the heart of the Serengeti. We will make a short game drive if there is enough time and enjoy the sunset in the awesome setting! Dinner in the central restaurant and an overnight stay in furnished safari tents with their own showers and toilets.

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DAY 6: Serengeti – Game Drives

Breakfast at sunrise and we are on our way in search of wildlife with a packed lunch and sufficient water for the day. Depending on the season, the gnus and zebras will be moving to the north, south or west of the SERENGETI, followed and hunted by hungry lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. In consultation with the guide/driver, we decide which route to take. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the tented camp where we enjoy a sundowner and a delicious 3-course dinner. 

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DAY 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro conservation area

We leave the Serengeti after breakfast and enter the Ngorongoro reserve area where we will see many wild animals on our drive. We arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater in the afternoon. We stay at the Rhino Lodge in 2-persons’ rooms. Dinner in the restaurant, relax in front of a log fire and sleep in a good bed at an altitude of 2000 metres.

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    Rhinolodge uitzicht vanaf balkon

DAY 8: Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

We drive up a steep slope to get to the famous NGORONGORO CRATER. On our way we will come across Maasai settlements and see the Maasai herding their cattle at the bottom of the crater. There is a big soda lake in the middle of the crater with many flamingos and pelicans. You have a chance of seeing many wild animals in the crater, even the threatened black rhino. No giraffes though, as their long legs are unable to carry them down the steep crater slopes. At the end of the afternoon, we travel to Mto wa Mbu via a beautiful green route. Here we stay at the Fanaka Resort with its new swimming pool. We enjoy a 3-course dinner in the restaurant to swap stories about our day. 

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DAG 9: Mto wa Mbu – relax – mountainbike safari

Mto wa Mbu is a quaint ‘art’ village and a long established meeting place of the Maasai. There are many art and crafts stalls here with carvings and colourful African paintings. We take a cultural tour of the village, its rice fields and banana plantations and visit a traditional bar to try some home brewed banana beer. This will give you an impression of how the locals live and we will then end up relaxing near the pool at the Fanaka Resort.

Mountain bike Excursion Maasai & Lake Manyara

We can also make an excursion from Mto wa Mbu on mountain bikes to a Maasai settlement. There will be traditional dancing by the Maasai women and the men will show us their tribal vertical jumps. We then cycle via Mto wa Mbu through the banana plantations to Lake Manyara, where we will see various antelope, hippos, flamingos and pelicans close up.

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DAG 10: Transfer day Kilimanjaro – flight back home or inland flight to Zanzibar

Depending on the time of your flight, you can relax at the pool or visit the art and craft stalls at Mto wa Mbu for some carvings or an African painting. This is followed by a transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport for the return flight home … or an inland flight to exotic ZANZIBAR for a tropical beach holiday at one of the luxury beach resorts. 

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    Paradise Beach resort **** (All Inclusive)
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Herunder you will find the accommodations where you will stay during this 10 day ‘Best of North Tanzania‘ safari journey. All of the Lodges and Tented Camps are selected with great care from comfortable untill luxuryous and situated at the most idyllic places and always at full board basis.


Planet Lodge is located in Arusha in a quiet area and within 48 km from the Kilimanjaro Airport. In the garden you will find an outdoor pool and restaurant. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas.

The African-style chalets are well furnished with a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV and comfortable beds with mosquito nets.

The Planet Lodge restaurant serves international and local cuisine. The bar offers a selection of drinks. Guests can relax by the poolside and in the lush garden whilst enjoying views of Mount Meru.

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Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated in the Tarangire National Park at the foot of a mountain and has a fantastic view over the park and the Tarangire River where many elephants and other wild animals come to quench their thirst. <iframe src=”″ width=”854″ height=”400″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>

10-days Best of North Tanzania: • 10 days / 9 nights stay in comfortable Lodges with pool and luxury Tented Camps • fullboard • all game drives in well-equipped 4wd jeeps with panorama hatch • all parkfees professional English speaking driver / guide Open: whole year from € 2295,-

Children discount children up to 16 years € 350,- p.p.

Number of participants per tour date: from 2 persons – 6 persons per safari jeep

Arrival date: daily from 1January 2016 untill 31 August 2017


  • all transfers, also Kilimanjaro Airport retour
  • 9 x accommodation in comfortabele Lodges en Tented camps as described in the program
  • alle parkfees for the National Parks Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro area + Crater
  • game drives in 4-wheel jeeps with photographs/film hatch
  • all meals; breakfast, (packed)lunch and dinners with accompanying beverages such as coffee, tea, fruit juice
  • 1 litre mineral water per person for every day of the safari
  • hike excursion Mto wa MbuProfessional English-speaking driver/guide

Not included:

  • return flight Kilimanjaro, or a combination flight Kilimanjaro – Zanzibar and back from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam
  • visa fees $ 50 p.p. payable at the airport in Tanzania
  • other drinks
  • tips and personal expenses
  • optional mountainbike excursion Maasai village and Lake Manyara about € 35,- p.p.

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