First Time Safari In Tanzania

Itinerary Overview

This itinerary is designed to let first-time visitors experience all the magic of Tanzania. Visiting Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. You will have the chance to view the full spectrum of wildlife that inhabits this wonderful country. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy incredible safari experiences including bush walks as well as the more traditional game drives, this will be done while staying at some of the most luxurious camps around. This is an amazing opportunity to truly get to know Tanzania, and after this first visit you’ll be wanting to return time and time again.

Accommodation includes: Arusha Coffee Lodge. Sanctuary Swala and Sanctuary Kusini



Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Addis Abba


Day 2Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha

Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha

Morning arrival and onward flight to Kilimanjaro to stay overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Nestled quietly away on its own coffee estate on the lower foothills of Mt Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a haven of tranquillity away from busy Arusha and a great place to start or indeed end your adventure around Northern Tanzania.

The whole feel of the lodge comes from it's colonial heritage, the original building was constructed during the early 1900's and the Plantation Rooms and Suites are designed to be a nod to this era, with open fireplaces, elegant, comfortable decor and furnishings and stunning views. The food is a real feature of any stay here, with a superb choice of dining options when you are at the property and picnic lunches offered if you are out exploring further afield.


Days 3-4Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire National Park

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire National Park

Morning flight from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for 2 night stay at Sanctuary Swala. 

With an excellent guiding team and the chance to enjoy both walking safaris and night drives you will enjoy a superb safari experience at Sanctuary Swala. The secluded location of the camp means you come across very few other vehicles when out on safari and this really helps to make a stay here very special.

With just 12 spacious, open plan tents, Sanctuary Swala offers a lovely friendly atmosphere but with plenty of privacy as well. The rooms all have their own seating areas and the sofas are a great place to sit back and relax with a good book during the day. Indoor and outdoor showers are in all rooms and the bathrooms have all of the modern amenities one could wish for.


Days 5-6Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Ngorongoro Crater

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Ngorongoro Crater

Morning flight from Tarangire to Lake Manyara for a 2 night stay at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Perched on the rim of the Crater, Sanctuary Ngorongoro Camp is one of the best-tented camps in the area, with lovely tents and open sided public areas where you can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality and fantastic food for which Sanctuary Camps are known. 

The tents are classically styled, with spacious bedroom areas and very good bathrooms with indoor bucket showers and flush loos. The small sitting areas in front of the tents are a lovely place to relax and enjoy your morning coffee before heading out on your game drive. A really good option for the crater, well located, superbly run and a great stop on any Northern Tanzania Safari. 


Days 7-8Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti National Park

Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti National Park

 Morning flight from Lake Manyara to Serengeti for a 2 night stay at Sanctuary Kusini

Built around a spectacular rocky kopje that overlooks vast endless plains full of game, Kusini is the only permanent camp in the remote southern Serengeti and offers a Serengeti safari experience like no other. 

Luxurious accommodation comprises of 12 spacious tents on elevated wooden terraces with spectacular views of the surrounding area. Each tent also comes with its very own personal attendant.

A wide variety of activities are available to guests staying at the camp including game drives, bush picnics and cosmic safaris.


Day 9Departure


A leisurely morning at camp or out early for one last morning game drive before fight back to Kilimanjaro airport. Fly overnight to London via Addis Abba


Day 10UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Morning arrival into London Heathrow.

  • UK Departure
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha
  • Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire National Park
  • Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti National Park
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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