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Follow The Great Migration and Hike The Great Rift Valley

This Tanzanian safari starts with a warm greeting at Kilimanjaro Airport and proceeds to Lake Manyara National Park for diverse wildlife experiences, including a Maasai-guided hike in the Empakai crater. The itinerary further includes a visit to Lake Natron and a memorable trek along the Great Rift Valley.

The adventure continues into the Serengeti, immersing guests in a renowned wildlife haven, and culminates in a tranquil retreat at Jambiani’s Sharazad Boutique Hotel on Zanzibar’s eastern coast. This journey combines natural wonders with cultural richness, ending with a serene stay before departure from Stone Town.

Daily Summary

Day 1

Arrive Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted by your designated driver. They will facilitate your transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn, a perfect starting point to your safari.

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 2

Travel to Lake Manyara

Your early morning departure takes you eastward to Lake Manyara National Park, situated in the Great Rift Valley. This travel by road reveals a mosaic of ecosystems, including a significant lake, wetland forests, acacia woodlands, and extensive grasslands, illustrating the area’s diverse natural beauty.

  • Privately Guided
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Accommodation in Manyara Green Camp

Day 3

Lake Manyara

Delve into Lake Manyara National Park with day and night game drives, offering a chance to observe the park’s dynamic wildlife. Embrace unique experiences with canoeing on the lake and a walking safari. A notable feature is the frequent presence of elephant herds near the camp, drawn by the waterfall located right next to the camp.

  • Privately Guided
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Accommodation in Manyara Green Camp

Day 5

Hiking The Great Rift

After an early breakfast, meet your driver and journey to Empakai for an overnight camp stay. Embark on a hike guided by the Maasai, descending into the crater. The trek continues through scenic Maasai villages and over undulating hills, culminating at Lake Natron.

  • Privately Guided
  • All Inclusive
  • Accommodation in simple mountain tented camp

Day 7

Lake Natron

Conclude your hiking adventure with a choice between a shorter route or an extended trek along the rift wall, offering breathtaking views with the active Oldoinyo Lengai volcano prominently in view. After reaching the rift valley floor, a transfer to Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero awaits, where natural pools offer a refreshing respite.

  • Privately Guided
  • All Inclusive
  • Accommodation in Lake Natron Camp

Day 9

Ngorongoro Highlands

Depart from Lake Natron, setting course for the Ngorongoro Highlands in the expansive Serengeti ecosystem. The journey to Ngorongoro is expected to take around five hours. The day is reserved for relaxation upon arrival, with plans to explore the Ngorongoro Crater floor after a restful night.

  • Privately Guided
  • Full Board
  • Accommodation in Sanctuary Crater Camp

Day 10

Serengeti National Park

Following a midday meal on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, proceed by road to Serengeti National Park for the evening. Serengeti, akin to Botswana’s Okavango and Kenya’s Maasai Mara, is one of the most iconic and renowned safari destinations in Africa.

  • Privately Guided
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Pembazoni Camp

Day 11

Serengeti National Park

Begin with a hearty breakfast by the campfire, followed by a game drive through the Serengeti to a lesser-traveled area of the park, perfect for on-foot exploration. Your stay will be in a simple, lightweight tented camp. Such experiences in the more remote corners of the Serengeti are frequently the highlights for many visitors.

  • Privately Guided
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Serengeti Walking Camp

Day 13

Northern Serengeti

After breakfast by the campfire, venture westward on a game drive. The day’s journey aims to penetrate deep into the northern reaches of the Serengeti ecosystem, near the Kenya-Maasai Mara border. Here, amidst the migrating wildebeest herds, witness their northward journey in pursuit of fresh grazing lands.

  • Privately Guided
  • Fully Inclusive
  • Serengeti Green Camp

Day 16


Conclude your Tanzanian adventure with a road transfer to Jambiani on Zanzibar’s eastern coast. Check into the Sharazad Boutique Hotel for a four-night stay. This serene part of Zanzibar, less traversed than its northern counterpart, offers a peaceful ambiance with a variety of enjoyable options for visitors.

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Sharazad Boutique Hotel

Day 19

Depart Zanzibar

Spend the morning at your leisure, enjoying the beach or the pool in Jambiani. Later, your private driver will escort you by road back to Stone Town and onward to the international airport, ensuring your timely arrival for your departure flight home.

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • No accommodation included on this day

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Ed Charles

Bafta & Emmy award winning film producer of BBC’s Planet Earth 2 and A Perfect Planet

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