9 Day Tanzania Fly-in Safari Tarangire Ngorongoro Serengeti & Ruaha

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Oliver's Camp Tarangire National Park

2 Nights Oliver’s Camp | 2 Nights The Highlands Ngorongoro Camp | 2 Nights Namiri Plains Camp | 2 Nights Jabali Ridge Safari Lodge

9 Day Tanzania Fly-in Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Ruaha; This 8-night luxury tour combines two main Tanzania safari circuits; northern and southern – all offering breathtaking landscapes, intriguing wildlife and a plethora of exciting safari activities! 

The destinations include some of Tanzania’s most celebrated wildlife areas; Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Ruaha national Park. 

The itinerary starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport and ends at Dar es Salaam International Airport, all light-aircraft flights between camps, park fees and taxes, Ngorongoro Crater descent fee, day and night game drives by 4×4, escorted nature walks, finest accommodations and house drinks on safari and medical evacuation insurance.

This fly-in safari opens with the elephants and giant baobab trees of Tarangire while staying at Oliver’s Camp. The camp features only 8 beautifully furnished guest tents and is situated in the remote south-eastern part of the park, in the middle of Tarangire’s unspoilt wilderness.

The range of activities on offer at Oliver’s Camp such as day and night game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris and Hot-air balloon safaris.

Next fly to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stay at The Highlands, Ngorongoro camp. The camp feels remote, but is within easy reach of Ngorongoro, where you can go on day-long game drives to spot lions, elephants and giraffes, with a midday picnic break under a shady tree.

Other activities include hikes up to the top of Olmoti for staggering views, or take a half-day trip to the soda lake in Empakaai Crater, where thousands of pink flamingos congregate. You can also interact with the local community, learning about Maasai culture and walk the cattle back to the boma at the end of the day.  

The tour proceeds with a flight to eastern Serengeti and an area renowned for big cats. Here we stay for 2 nights under canvas in the Namiri Plains Camp situated beneath a huge Acacia tree, consists of a mess and 6 sleeping tents. Enjoy activities such as game drives, walking safaris, hot-air balloon safaris, swimming pool, spa and a library.

The tour ends in Ruaha National Park where you’ll mix guided walks with day and night game drives in a landscape famous for its heavyweights – lion, elephant and buffalo. Your home for two nights is at a beautiful, sophisticated Jabali Ridge lodge built on a hill amid huge granite boulders with mesmerizing views across the vast wilderness of Ruaha.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport – Fly to Tarangire National Park
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Day 3: Tarangire – Fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Fly to Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Serengeti – Fly to Ruaha National Park
Day 8: Ruaha National Park
Day 9: Ruaha – Fly to Dar es Salaam International Airport – Depart

The Highlands Camp Ngorongoro

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Kilimanjaro – Fly to Tarangire National Park (20 Munites)

After breakfast at your hotel, we transfer you to Arusha Airport/ Kilimanjaro International Airport, and fly to Tarangire National Park, just 20 minutes away (15 kg luggage limit per person; soft bags required for all flights on this itinerary).

Your guide from Oliver’s will meet you here and game-drive you back to camp, where you can settle in and enjoy some lunch. Relax during the heat of the day before afternoon tea is served, and then go out on an afternoon game drive to explore this varied and wildlife-rich park.

The large elephant herds in the drier months are a real highlight here, but the wildlife and bird life are excellent year-round.

Overnight Accommodation: Oliver’s Camp
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Tarangire National Park (Walking & Game drive)

Set off this morning on a guided walking safari, learning to look for signs of wildlife nearby, from bird calls to tracks in the earth. You can approach smaller creatures such as warthogs, small antelope species and birdlife, all of which are less skittish when approached on foot compared to a vehicle.

Return to camp for lunch and a rest during the heat of the day. After tea and cake, head out on a late-afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowner drinks in a scenic spot.

The adventure continues with a night game drive, seeking out nocturnal species such as mongoose and nightjars, as well as predators such as lions on the move. Return to camp for a late dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Oliver’s Camp
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Tarangire – Fly to Lake Manyara (30 Minutes) & Drive to Ngorongoro (3 Hours)

Depart after a leisurely breakfast for the airstrip. From here, you will fly over Lake Manyara to the Manyara Airstrip. A guide from The Highlands will drive you through coffee plantations toward the Ngorongoro Crater, a journey of 3 hours to reach the property, enjoying a packed lunch on the way.

Stop at the viewpoint overlooking the crater to soak in the spectacular landscape and continue your drive around the rim until you reach the Olmoti Crater, where you will stay for the next two nights.

If you feel like stretching your legs, you can opt for a guided walk from the camp up to the rim of Olmoti Crater, passing through dense forest and waterfalls on the way.

Overnight Accommodation: The Highlands Ngorongoro Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater (Game drive & Cultural visit)

After an early breakfast, depart with your guide for the Ngorongoro Crater, a drive of around an hour until you reach the descent road. Spend the morning game-driving on the crater floor in search of the varied wildlife that lives here.

You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch during the heat of the day in a shady spot before driving back to The Highlands, where you can relax a little.

In the late afternoon, a guide will take you to one of the nearby Maasai villages, where you can learn more about this rich culture and take part in their afternoon activities, which often include rounding up cattle into the boma for the night.

Overnight Accommodation: The Highlands Ngorongoro Camp
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Ngorongoro Drive to Lake Manyara (3 Hours) & Fly to Serengeti National Park (45 Minutes)

Depart by road for the Manyara Airstrip, 3 hours away, where you will catch a flight to the central Serengeti, just 45 minutes away. A guide from Namiri Plains will meet you at the airstrip and game-drive you back to camp, stopping at any wildlife sightings along the way. Settle into your tent before going on an afternoon game drive.

The Serengeti is impressive in terms of both the diversity and density of wildlife found here, so there is plenty to discover each day. Return to camp in the early evening for drinks around the campfire and dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Namiri Plains Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Game drive)

Safari activities at Namiri take place in the early morning and late afternoon, when the wildlife is most active. You will explore with expert guides on game drives, looking for the big cats that have made the Serengeti famous as well as hippos wallowing in muddy pools and giraffe browsing the fresh shoots of an acacia tree.

In between, you will return to camp for a delicious lunch, and to have a siesta or catch up on a good book. Evenings are spent sharing stories of your day’s adventures with other guests around the dinner table.

Overnight Accommodation: Namiri Plains Camp
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Drive to the central Serengeti (45 Minutes) – Fly to Ruaha National Park (2 Hours)

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your morning flight south to Ruaha National Park, a flight of approximately 2 hours. A guide from Jabali Ridge will meet you and game-drive you through this very different park, arriving at the camp for lunch.

Settle in here and enjoy views overlooking the baobab forest and a refreshing swim in the infinity pool, before going on an afternoon game drive, exploring the sandy riverbeds looking for elephants as they dig for water or leopards hiding in the rocky kopjes.

Overnight Accommodation: Jabali Ridge Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 8:Ruaha National Park (Walking & Game drive)

Enjoy a morning walking safari today to experience the flora and fauna from a different perspective, taking in the sounds of bird calls, looking for tracks and signs in the earth, and encountering smaller creatures that often run away at the sound of a vehicle.

Return to the camp to rest and relax, enjoying lunch and some pool time before an afternoon game drive to explore further afield. Ruaha’s varied terrain is home to a wide variety of wildlife including large herds of buffalo, hippo, more unusual antelope species such as sable and lesser kudu and — if you are really lucky — wild dog, which roam huge distances each day in search of their next meal, making sightings impossible to predict.

Overnight Accommodation: Jabali Ridge Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 9: Fly to Dar es Salaam (2 Hours)

You’ll have a final breakfast at Jabali Ridge before a drive to the airstrip for your late-morning flight to Dar es Salaam. The flight will likely stop a couple of times on the way to drop off/pick up passengers, and the total journey will be approximately 2 hours.

You will land at the domestic terminal and the airline will help you transfer the short distance to the international terminal, where you can check in for your international flight home.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

Namiri Plains, Serengeti

9 Day Tanzania Fly-in Safari Tarangire Ngorongoro Serengeti & Ruaha Prices

9 Day Tanzania Fly-in Safari Tarangire Ngorongoro Serengeti & Ruaha Prices Include;

Oliver’s Camp
Arrival & Departure Transfers + Flights (Kilimanjaro International Airport – Tarangire) + 2 Nights Full-board accommodation + House drinks + TANAPA walking fees + limited laundry service + game drives, guided walks, night game drives + transfers to/ from nearest airstrip and medical evacuation insurance

The Highlands Ngorongoro Camp
Flights (Tarangire – Manyara Airstrip) + 2 Full-board accommodation + House drinks + Game drives, Olmoti Crater hike, Empakaai Crater hike, Maasai cultural visit + Transfers to/ from nearest airstrip + limited laundry service and medical evacuation insurance

Namiri Plains Camp
Flights (Manyara Airstrip – Serengeti) + 2 Nights Full-board accommodation House drinks + Limited laundry service + Shared game drives + Guided walks + Transfers to/ from nearest airstrip and medical evacuation insurance

Jabali Ridge Safari Lodge includes:
Flights (Serengeti – Ruaha – Dar es Salaam International Airport) + 2 Nights Full-board accommodation + All park fees and taxes + House drinks + Shared Game drives, night drives, guided walks + Transfers to/ from the nearest airstrip + Limited laundry service and medical evacuation insurance

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Notes
* This fly-in air package is available all year-round, subject to availability of accommodation and internal flights


9 Day Tanzania Fly-in Safari Tarangire Ngorongoro Serengeti & Ruaha Prices Exclude;

* Private use of vehicle
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Tanzania entry visa & inoculations
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International flights and airport taxes
* Gratuities and items of a personal nature
* Gratuities, additional activities, meals and drinks

Jabali Ridge Camp Ruaha
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