Region: Northern Tanzania

Oliver’s Camp

A small, intimate camp located in the animal-rich eastern sector of Tarangire National Park

The Serengeti National Park

Although ten times the size of Kenya’s Masai Mara (with which it is combined to form the huge Mara-Serengeti ecosystem), the Serengeti receives only a fraction of the Mara’s tourists, leaving much of the park wonderfully uncrowded and unspoilt. Derived from the Masai for “endless plains”, Serengeti National Park actually has a surprisingly diverse landscape, … Continued

Mbuzi Mawe

Particularly well situated for observing the great wildebeest migration

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Perfect for those seeking comfort combined with easy access to a multitude of activities

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Offers superb, year-round big game viewing, even directly in front of the lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Perched on the rim and affording spectacular views of the world famous Ngorongoro crater floor below

Dik Dik Hotel

Nestles within 20 acres of wildlife-filled tropical gardens by the Usa River

The Migration

The annual migration of over two million animals through the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is certainly one of the world’s great wildlife events. Dominated by wildebeest but also involving zebras, gazelles and expectant carnivores, its timing varies according to the annual rains. The short rains begin in late October or November, drawing the herds from the Mara … Continued

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara itself comprises around 230sq km of the total park size of 330 sq km and plays host to a wealth of water birds. Hippo can easily be found in the Simba River and there are large numbers of elephant and a resident herd of buffalo on the open plains at Mahali Pa Nyati, … Continued

Tarangire National Park

South of Lake Manyara and 100km from Arusha, Tarangire is a delightful yet overlooked and underrated national park. Covering 2,600 sq km, it has plenty of game and numerous bloated baobab trees creating a distinctive landscape seen nowhere else in the north of Tanzania. Tarangire is particularly known for its large numbers of elephants and … Continued

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Located on the eastern side of the Tarangire River and nestled within wildlife rich woodland

Lamai Serengeti

Destined to be one of the iconic lodges of Africa, this relatively new lodge is located in the far north of Serengeti National Park.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Two-and-a-half million years ago a volcano the size of Kilimanjaro imploded, creating the vast crater known as Ngorongoro. Now blessed with a staggering variety of wildlife, Ngorongoro is one of the wonders of the natural world. Thick forest surrounds the crater, whose floor contains tracts of practically every habitat found in East Africa: open grasslands, … Continued