One of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania, is the Serengeti which flows into the Maasai Mara, home to migrant birds, about 57 different species of birds of prey and wildlife in abundance. On arrival, one is immediately struck by the large herds of elephant, shuffling about in the grasslands. Due to the prolific amount of game, it is not surprising that lion, cheetah and leopard find an ongoing source of food here.
However, by far the most spectacular sight in the Serengeti, is the massive migration of animals to new grazing pastures each year. Between July and August each year, literally millions of wildebeest, head in their droves from the Serengeti in search of fresh grasslands further north towards the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Tanzania has so much to offer her visitors. She is home to one of the 7 summits - Kilimanjaro, has several game parks teeming with animals including Meru National Park, home to Mt Meru, and Tanzania is home to the annual migration of the wildebeest and has pristine beach and dive areas on the coast line.

Price per person sharing from $1950.00 - $2500.00
Travel Dates: July  to September 2018


Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to hotel


After breakfast, we drive away from Moshi to Lake Munyara. By comparison with Ngorongoro and Tarangire, Manyara is much smaller but no less scenic. It is situated between the escarpment formed by the rift valley and the soda water Lake Manyara. It is an ideal spot for bird lovers and home to large groups of elephant and the tree climbing lion. Large numbers of buffalo, grazing giraffe and wildebeest are found in the area along with chattering monkeys and rummaging warthogs.

After breakfast, we will drive to and tour the Serengeti. The area is particularly famous for the massive migration of 1.5million Wildebeest, and several thousand Zebra all heading for greener pastures and improved grazing area's, risking life and limb to predators such as Lion and Crocodile.

The National Park is broadly divided into three areas, the Seronera Valley and Seronera River, the Western Corridor and the Northern 'Lobo' area that extends northwards to join the Masai Mara. We will spend the day game viewing and then head to our overnight accommodation.

Tour of the Serengeti park and overnight at camp/lodge

We drive to the Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge,
one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. Overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater

This morning we will descend into and tour Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and Lake Makat. It is home to about 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor provides an ongoing food supply attracting the gazers. We enjoy lunch in the crater and later, overnight Ngorongoro Crater.

This morning we head to Tarangire National Park south of the Ngorongoro. It covers about 2600 sq km of floodplains, grassland and tall woodlands of acacia. It is home to the famous Baobab trees, hundreds of years old. During the drier winter months of July to September, a large number of migrant animals flock to the plains, which tend to be less concentrated with game in the months of April and May when there is more rain.  Tarangire is known for its elephants as large numbers pour into the area around June, along with many buck species, wildebeest and  zebra. The area is rich in bird life as well as a few resident lion who tend to remain all year round. At the end of the day, interrupted only by watching game and taking in a picnic lunch we drive back to Moshi.

Transfer to the airport for your flight home

End of services

Poon Hill

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.


Camping (two person tents)

Two people per person sharing: US$2378.00

Three people per person sharing: US$2095.00

Four people per person sharing: US$1950.00

Lodges (three star)

Two people per person sharing: US$2500.00

Three people per person sharing: US$2340.00

Four people per person sharing:  US$2150.00


Lodges: Highview Hotel

Ngorongoro Wildcamp

Serengeti /Ikomo Wildcamp

Price Includes:

  • All return airport transfers in shared services

  • All transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary based on private services with other passengers with local English speaking guides

  • 5 nights accommodation in twin rooms at lodges mentioned below (unless camping)

  • Lake Munyara Park entry fee

  • Ngorongoro conservation fee

  • Serengeti conservation fee

  • Ngorongoro crater entrance fee

  • All meals whilst on safari

  • Services of an English speaking driver guide

  • Safari viewing vehicle

Price excludes:
  • International air tickets and associated taxes.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.


Tour must be paid in full at time of booking and is subject to permit availability

Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing

Price applies to tours undertaken during July  to September 2018.



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