Northern Serengeti

The parks in the north of Tanzania are some of the most popular safari destinations in the world; partly because of the opportunity to view the annual Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya. Northern Serengeti features the plains of the Serengeti, the vast volcanic bowl of the Ngorongoro Crater, the tree climbing lions and flamingos of Lake Manyara and the enormous elephant herds of the Tarangire National Park.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a 600-meter-deep volcanic crater, which is home to 30,000 animals with a good chance to see the Big Five in the course of a game drive. Lake Manyara National Park is home to over 400 species of birds including thousands of flamingos inhabiting the shallow waters of the lake. Tree-climbing lions are a peculiar sight in this relatively small park. Tarangire National Park teems with wildlife in the dry season and is strewn with giant baobab trees.

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Highlights in Northern Serengeti

  • Drift over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon
  • Visit a local Masaai village and school for a deeper understanding of this unique culture
  • A horseback safari on the plains of the Serengeti
  • Fantastic game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Manyara National Park

Featured Accommodation

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Imagine an intimate safari camp in the middle of Tanzania where you can watch the world’s most dramatic wildlife spectacle: the great migration! That’s Singita’s Mara River Camp. The camp operates “off-the-grid” and relies entirely on a custom designed solar system for its power. The luxury tented camp – with a bohemian chic interior – has 4 one-bedroom tents and 2 family tents.

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andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Experience a classic Tanzanian safari in spectacular solitude and soothing comfort – with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonder of the Serengeti. Carefully positioned for close proximity to the wildlife herds of the Great Migration, our two Serengeti Under Canvas camps provide the ultimate…

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Romance in East Africa and Zanzibar

Romance in East Africa and Zanzibar

Explore the most romantic spots in East Africa on this 14-day luxury safari. It’s a trip you’ll remember for a lifetime with magnificent African destinations: Nairobi, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Northern Serengeti and Zanzibar. This itinerary combines a safari experience with an island getaway, perfect for honeymooners or couples.

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Katavi National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small national park offering a rich diversity of habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to acacia woodlands and baobab-strewn cliffs. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and vast herds of elephants.

Manyara has the largest…

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Mahale Mountain National Park

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Ngorongoro Crater

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Serengeti – Singita Grumeti

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Serengeti Western Corridor

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Southern Serengeti is the most accessible area of the park and makes up a third of it.

It’s classic savannah landscapes –…

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Zanzibar

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