Northern Tanzania Highlights (Featuring Nimali Mara)

This safari takes you to Tarangire for 2 nights, then you visit the Ngorongoro Crater for a day and lastly you stay 2 nights in Northern Serengeti. The safari takes you to some of  the best places in Tanzania to view wildlife in their natural setting.

This itinerary is perfect for those who want to take advantage of the great game-viewing in Tanzania’s flagship national parks, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro conservation area and Tarangire, within a week. Extra nights can be added in Serengeti for a longer stay. Travellers will stay at Nimali Tarangire , a fairly new camp in Tarangire National park which opened in June 2015,  Tloma Lodge – built on the foothills of the highlands of Ngorongoro, with views of coffee plantations and the walls of the crater, and then on to the brand new Nimali Mara Camp which is open from July 2019

Nimali Tarangire is an exclusive luxury lodge located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park that is renowned for its stunning baobab trees and large concentration of elephants.    Nimali Mara Camp is a small, intimate safari camp with only 10 tents. Located about 30 minutes from the Mara River in a small kopje, the camp  fits naturally into its surroundings amongst the trees and boulders with an infinity pool set within a natural cave.




DAY 1                         KILIMANJARO – TARANGIRE
Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport to arrive in the morning or early afternoon (latest by 2.00 pm). Met by a Nimali vehicle and driver-guide for transfer straight to Nimali Tarangire, a journey lasting approximately 3 hours. Evening game drive in the private wildlife concession around the camp. Dinner and overnight at Nimali Tarangire.

DAY 2                         TARANGIRE
After breakfast, depart with packed lunches for a full day tour of Tarangire National Park. In the evening, return to Nimali Tarangire for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3                         TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO
Breakfast at the lodge and then depart by 9 am for Ngorongoro, arriving at about 11.15 am. Descend into the Crater for game viewing and a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon, drive out of the crater and on to nearby Karatu for the night. Dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge.

DAY 4                         NGORONGORO – MANYARA – SERENGETI
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart by 8.30 am for Manyara, getting there at about 9.15 am. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park for about 3 hours. Later exit the Park and drive to Manyara airstrip where you will have a picnic lunch while waiting to board the flight. Board the scheduled flight to Kogatende, departing at 1.40 pm to arrive at 3.05 pm. Met at the airstrip by a Nimali safari vehicle and driver-guide. Start game viewing in the Serengeti National Park en route to the Nimali Mara Camp arriving for afternoon tea. Have a further evening game drive from camp followed by dinner and overnight.

DAY 5                         SERENGETI
After breakfast leave for an early morning game drive. Mornings are a great time for watching lions in action and getting a glimpse of the endangered black rhino. Come back to camp for a hot lunch and relax during the afternoon. Head out for an evening game drive before returning to camp for cocktails and canapés as you watch the sun set. A perfect end to a perfect day, enjoying the dramatic shades of the African sunset!

DAY 6                         SERENGETI – KILIMANJARO
Breakfast at camp. Check out and transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro for onward connections (flight departs at 09:25 am to arrive at 12:30 pm, approximately, via Arusha).


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Prices Include:
One-way scheduled flights, Manyara – Serengeti and Serengeti – Kilimanjaro (Baggage allowance of 15Kgs in soft bags, inclusive of hand luggage)

Road transfer, Kilimanjaro – Tarangire, Full board accommodation (Soft drinks, house wine, beer and spirits included only at Nimali Tarangire and Nimali Mara) Park/Conservancy fees, Local airstrip transfers and game drives as per the itinerary on shared basis, Flying doctor’s medical evacuation cover

Prices Exclude: 

Lunch on day 6, Activities not mentioned in the itinerary, Tips and gratuities, Expenses of a personal nature, Exclusive use of vehicle.

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01-Nov-22 19-Dec-22 4375 USD 1185 USD 2190 USD
20-Dec-22 31-Dec-22 4640 USD 1310 USD 2320 USD
04-Jan-23 15-Feb-23 5060 USD 1430 USD 2430 USD
16-Feb-23 28-Feb-23 4750 USD 1280 USD 2250 USD
01-Mar-23 31-Mar-23 4590 USD 1195 USD 2170 USD
01-Apr-23 31-May-23 4530 USD 1195 USD 2130 USD
01-Jun-23 20-Jun-23 5320 USD 1560 USD 2530 USD
21-Jun-23 31-Oct-23 5780 USD 1790 USD 2755 USD
01-Nov-23 19-Dec-23 5030 USD 1540 USD 2380 USD
20-Dec-23 31-Dec-23 5320 USD 1560 USD 2530 USD

Indicated child rates apply when sharing with 02 adults (Children less than 5YRS welcome but on game package require that vehicle is booked on exclusive use)


  1. Supplement for road transport/transfers for a SOLE traveler, Per person – US$ 685 : Note: You will still need to add single supplement as above
  2. Credit for Kogatende-JRO flight (in case clients want to fly to Mara/Zanzibar), Per person – US$ 416
  3. Festive supplement; Per person PER NIGHT – US$ 45 on Dec 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st  and Jan 01st



  • One-way scheduled flights, Manyara – Serengeti and Serengeti – Kilimanjaro (Baggage allowance of 15Kgs in soft bags, inclusive of hand luggage)
  • Road transfer, Kilimanjaro – Tarangire
  • Full board accommodation (Soft drinks, house wine, beer and spirits included only at Nimali Tarangire and Nimali Mara)
  • Park/Conservancy fees
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • Game drives as per the itinerary on shared basis
  • Flying doctor’s medical evacuation cover



  • Lunch on day 6
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Exclusive use of vehicle

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