8-day Flying Safari in Northern Tanzania
Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Make the best use of your time and fly straight into the heart of action with a small aircraft plane! Explore the elephant-filled scenery of Tarangire; encounter big cats in Serengeti; or search for Africa’s “Big Five” in the Ngorongoro Crater. This sample itinerary focuses on overnight in Central Serengeti, but the location can be adjusted if you like to follow the Great Wildebeest Migration.
flying lodge safari
8 days, 7 nights (start: day of your choice)
large herds of elephants in Tarangire with ancient baobab trees
Big Cats and incredible vistas in Serengeti National Park
Africa’s legendary “Big Five” inside the Ngorongoro Crater
Tarangire National Park
Serengeti National Park
mainly game drives, but optional activities available
leisurely – no strenuous exercise is expected
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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!
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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.
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Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Tanzania adventure on the next morning.
Day 1 + 2: Tarangire National Park
Scheduled flight from Arusha Airport to Tarangire National Park. Arrival at Kuro Airstrip and meet & greet with a camp representative. Spend the next two days to explore the various habitats that are filled with wildlife. Tarangire is especially famous for its large elephant population. You can choose between morning and afternoon game drives or full day excursions.
Day 3 + 4 + 5: Serengeti National Park – Central
Scheduled flight from Kuro Airstrip to the endless savannah plains of Serengeti National Park. Arrival at Seronera Airstrip and meet & greet with a camp representative. Spend the next three days on game drives to encounter birds, mammals, predators and many more. Again, you can choose between morning and afternoon game drives or full day excursions.
This safari focuses on game drives with overnight in Central Serengeti. If you like to follow the Great Wildebeest Migration the itinerary can further be adjusted. Between January to March, you will stay in Ndutu/Southern Serengeti for the Calving Season. Between June to October, you will stay in Western/Northern Serengeti to witness the legendary river crossings.
Day 6: Flight to Manyara
Scheduled flight from Serengeti to Manyara Airstrip as there are no operating airstrips within the Ngorongoro Highlands. Meet & greet with a camp representative and 1,5-hour road transfer to your lodge directly at the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Enjoy some relaxing moments while taking in the breathtaking scenery when overlooking the incredible caldera.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Embark on an incredible journey as your descent into the legendary Ngorongoro Crater for your game drive with picnic-lunch. The Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife heaven and home to Africa’s famous “Big Five” – buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. Return to your lodge for a sundowner and favor fine cuisine before heading to bed.
Day 8: Return to Arusha
Road transfer back to Manyara Airstrip for your return flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport – in time for your international departure back home.
Depending on your departure time, you can add in some optional activities in the morning. Included meals: breakfast and picnic-lunch.
Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.
Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!
Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!
Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!