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North Tanzania Luxury Camping Safari

“Safari” is the Swahili word for “Travel”. Kiswahili is the predominant language of Tanzania where safari was born. The package visits four of Tanzania’s most popular parks of the Northern Circuit of Tanzania which is the most famous.


The Parks
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park lies about 120 kilometers south of Arusha and is one of Africa’s unknown gems. At 2,600km2, the park is hardly the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, but its open plains dotted with thousands of baobabs make for a truly incomparable landscape. The park is also easy to access and has some of the greatest concentrations of game in Tanzania (second only to the Ngorongoro Crater). Another attractive point is that there are not nearly as many tourists as other Tanzanian parks.

Game viewing in Tarangire is largely affected by the presence of water, and during the dry season many animals congregate at the Tarangire River, the park's only permanent source of water. Tarangire is also the best place in Tanzania to see large herds of elephant (up to 300 at a time) and buffalo. In fact, the game numbers overall are staggering: 30,000 zebra, 25,000 wildebeest, 5,000 buffalo, 3,000 elephant, 2,500 Maasai giraffe and over 1,000 fringe-eared oryx (gemsbok). Predators include lion (prone to tree-climbing just like their Lake Manyara cousins), cheetah and leopard.

The park is also known for its great avian diversity, in which it is surpassed only by Lake Manyara. Birders will want to look out for the endemic ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird.
Serengeti National Park
Between the Ngorongoro Highlands, Lake Victoria and Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya stretches one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges - the Serengeti. The name comes from the Maasai “siringet,” meaning “endless plains”. The Serengeti’s 14,763 km2 contains about three million large animals, most taking part in seasonal migrations, unparalleled in nature.

Twice a year, triggered by the rains, 1.4 million wildebeest, 300,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle gather to undertake the long trek to new grazing lands. The migration of the herbivores roughly defines the boundaries of Serengeti National Park, which is the central zone of the Serengeti ecosystem, an area that also takes in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Maswa Game Reserve in the west. Within this 25,900 km2 of varied landscape live thirty-five species of plains game and 500 bird species.
The endless plains of the Serengeti lie 330 km North West of Arusha.
Day 1
Arrive into Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to MOUNT MERU GAME SANCTUARY for overnight (dinner not included).
Day 2
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out into “the bush”. Your representative will give you an in-depth safari briefing before you depart and start your African Adventure. You will depart the lodge at around 07.00 hrs and drive to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight departing to Tarangire National Park at 08.00 hrs. On arrival you will be met by the camp vehicle and transferred to the camp with a photographic safari en route. After a delicious lunch, you will have an afternoon game drive in an open 4x4 WD vehicle to explore the wonderful game this relatively unknown park has to offer. Dinner and overnight at OLIVER’S CAMP.
Day 3
Coffee or tea and cookies will be delivered to your tent this morning and will serve as a welcoming wake up call. Depart the lodge at 06.00 hrs for an early morning game drive or walking safari. Alternatively, you may choose a more leisurely morning with breakfast at the camp and just relax there. You will have the full day at the camp doing shared activities with the other guests and enjoy this wonderful park. Full board accommodation and overnight at OLIVER’S CAMP.
Day 4
After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for the airstrip to meet the plane that will take you to the world famous Serengeti National Park. On arrival at Serengeti, you will be transferred to the camp in an open 4x4 WD. On arrival, the friendly staff will check you into your accommodation. After lunch, you will enjoy a game drive to see what the marvels of the Serengeti have in store for you. After your game drive, you will return to your camp for a sundowner in front of the camp fire. Dinner and overnight at SAYARI CAMP
Day 5 & 6:
The Serengeti will always have an unsuspected surprise in stall for you….be it when you are out to check on the migration of the wildebeest or zebra, or in search of the big cats, or even the unnoticed dung beetles whose contribution to this sensitive ecosystem goes unnoticed but is vital. You will spend the next 2 days and nights exploring the area and doing shared game drives in the camp’s 4x4 vehicles. Should you wish, but this must be pre booked, you can also do a walking safari. All meals and overnight at SAYARI CAMP.

Day 7:
Before breakfast you will have a final game drive in the Serengeti and then sadly leave this wonderful area. You will fly to Arusha where your vehicle will meet you and transfer you the Town Centre. End of Services.

The Lodges:
Mount Meru Game Sanctuary (Arusha)
The lodge comprises 15 double or twin en-suite bedrooms and 2 suites. The design and character of the rooms are as individualistic as the lodge itself. All rooms have a veranda with comfortable chairs where guests may sit during the late afternoons enjoying the peace of the surroundings, soaking up the unique atmosphere of the lodge and watching the animal and birdlife.

Oliver’s Camp (Tarangire)
Located in the middle of the Tarangire wilderness, Oliver’s Camp has one of the most wonderful settings one could imagine and offers an unparalleled bush experience. From the camp, a much wider eco-system can be overlooked: the Ngorongoro highlands, the Great Rift Valley, the Lake Manyara region and of course Tarangire NP itself. There is no better location from which to understand the breathtaking beauty and at the same time the complexity and ultimate fragility of this unique eco-system. The camp features only 8 beautifully furnished guest tents. Solid wooden furniture, beautiful cloth and gorgeous warm showers that can be taken under the Tarangire sky. Every evening, guests relax or read in the lounge and library tent, or drink sundowners at the fireplace, from which superb views of landscape and sunset can be enjoyed.

Sayari Camp (Serengeti)
Sayari is Swahili for universe or planet, capturing the vast plains and endless skies in which the camp is immersed. Sayari Camp was designed to strike the perfect balance between luxury and immersion in the extensive Serengeti. The 8 spacious guest tents blend perfectly into the majestic landscape. Each tent is beautifully designed with original and traditional cloth and furniture and has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and a private veranda with a comfortable couch, overlooking the Serengeti. The dining area, lounge area and campfire create a perfect bush setting, with Africa as the backdrop. Far away from any other sign of human life, the Sayari camp crew ensures that every guest feels at home in this remote location. Sayari Camp's talented cook offers guests a fusion of European cuisine with authentic African elements. The camp's naturalist guides offer a wealth of knowledge on the wonderful surrounding land and its inhabitants.