Northern Circuit

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Big 5 Game Spotting | Serengeti | Ngorongoro Crater | Great Migration

Choose a Northern Circuit tour and you’ll be focused on the Serengeti – one of the biggest and most popular Tanzania parks. Famous for its stunning open plains populated by rare and numerous wildlife, it also gives the potential to see the great wildebeest migration, depending on when you travel.

A Northern Circuit safari is usually conducted in a private 4wd vehicle with your own private guide, and should include a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, which has a high density of game living freely within the crater basin. Time permitting, you should also try to visit The Tarangire, particularly in the dry season, or the stunning Lake Manyara National Park to try and spot the spectacular flamingo or tree climbing lion.

Kilimanjaro Routes

Lemosho Route

The Lemosho Glades route is one of the lesser used initial ascent routes on Kilimanjaro. Buffalo and elephant sightings are possible ...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Lemosho Route

Machame Route

The Machame (Whiskey) Route is the most popular camping route on Kilimanjaro. The trek winds through some beautiful scenery, which chan...

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$300 Per person, per night  
Machame Route

Marangu Route

The Marangu (Coca-Cola) Route is the most popular route to trek up Kilimanjaro, and thus its name. The route done in six days is physi...

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$250 Per person, per night  
Marangu Route

Rongai Route

The Rongai Route is Kilimanjaroâ??s only route beginning from the north side, and few others are seen along the way. This route afford...

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$300 Per person, per night  
Rongai Route

Shira North Route

This special route combination is by a wide margin the least-used route on Kilimanjaro, getting you far away from the madding crowd. T...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Shira North Route

Shira Route

The Shira route is one of the least used initial ascent route on Kilimanjaro, partly because of its remote location. The route is the...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Shira Route

Safari&Beach Favourites

Escarpment Lodge

Nestling into the edge of the escarpment which towers over Lake Manyara is Escarpment Lodge - a luxury lodge with breathtaking views....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Escarpment Lodge

Kazkaz Mara Camp

A new luxury semi permanent camp ideally placed, close to the Mara river, and perfect for catching the great wildebeest migration and q...

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$250 Per person, per night  
Kazkaz Mara Camp

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongor...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Kitela Lodge

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Manyara within the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Maramboi Tented Camp

Naona Moru Camp

Award winning luxury tented camp from this fabulous Tanzanian operator....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Naona Moru Camp

Nasikia Migration Camp

A safari rich mobile camp set to follow the wildebeest migration as it moves through the Serengeti....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Nasikia Migration Camp

Ndovu Tented Lodge

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is a luxury camp perfectly placed to track massive herds of elephant as they look for fresh water within M...

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$290 Per person, per night  
Ndovu Tented Lodge

Oliver’s Camp

Oliver's Camp is a superb small tented camp in a wonderful remote location in south-east Tarangire....

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$450 Per person, per night  
Oliver’s Camp

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge offers charming bedrooms and a beutiful location in the Ngorongoro Highlands....

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$270 Per person, per night  
Plantation Lodge

Rhotia Valley

Rhotia Valley is a tented lodge with immense feel good factor.  Not just because it is a lovely lodge with stunning views but also it ...

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$145 Per person, per night  
Rhotia Valley

Places to Stay

Ahadi Lodge

A small family run hotel well situated on the right side of Arusha in Movarian district making it ideal for a stopover before or after ...

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$85 Per person, per night  
Ahadi Lodge

Arumeru River Lodge

Located on an old coffee plantation, Arumeru River Lodge is an oasis of tranquility, set amongst lush tropical gardens boasting wonderf...

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$110 Per person, per night  
Arumeru River Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge is situated on a large coffee plantation on the western edge of Arusha town very close to the domestic airport. A p...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Arusha Safari Lodge

Arusha Safari Lodge is a secluded residence in a rural setting to the east of Arusha town....

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$225 Per person, per night  
Arusha Safari Lodge

Chem Chem

Chem Chem Safaris consists of two leading luxury eco-properties: Chem Chem Lodge & Little Chem Chem...

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$900 Per person, per night  
Chem Chem

Crater Forest Camp

Crater Forest Camp is a tented camp on the edge of the Ngorongoro Tropical Forest away from the bustling town of Karatu and other lodge...

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$150 Per person, per night  
Crater Forest Camp

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp is small, intimate luxury camp well located in the central Serengeti between Seronera and the Moru Kopje....

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$550 Per person, per night  
Dunia Camp

Ehlane Plains Camp

Brand new luxury tented camp, off the main drag but close to all the excitement. Very generously proportioned tents with luxury interi...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Ehlane Plains Camp

Endoro Lodge

A good value lodge based in the Karatu area, very comfortable and close the the crater....

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$110 Per person, per night  
Endoro Lodge

Escarpment Lodge

Nestling into the edge of the escarpment which towers over Lake Manyara is Escarpment Lodge - a luxury lodge with breathtaking views....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Escarpment Lodge

Faru Faru Lodge

Faru Faru Lodge is one of the three luxurious Singita lodges within the Grumeti Reserve on the border of the Serengeti....

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$1000 Per person, per night  
Faru Faru Lodge

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge is a newly refurbished lodge that reopened under the Four Seasons umbrella and ideally is located the cen...

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$500 Per person, per night  
Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Gibbs Farm

Gibb's Farm is located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This lovely farmstay offers a warm and friendly atmo...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Gibbs Farm

Grumeti River Camp

Grumeti River Tented Camp is set in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti, on a bywater of the Grumeti River....

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$500 Per person, per night  
Grumeti River Camp

Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge is an eco-friendly, local run lodge located just outside Arusha with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru an...

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$80 Per person, per night  
Karama Lodge

Kati Kati Camp

Comfortable tented camp covering the vast Serengeti plains and within easy reach of the central Seronera river region...

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$210 Per person, per night  
Kati Kati Camp

Kazkaz Mara Camp

A new luxury semi permanent camp ideally placed, close to the Mara river, and perfect for catching the great wildebeest migration and q...

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$250 Per person, per night  
Kazkaz Mara Camp

Kia Lodge

Kia Lodge is just under 3 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport so is a good 'airport hotel' when required....

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$95 Per person, per night  
Kia Lodge

Kigongoni Lodge

Kigongoni Lodge is located on an historic 70-acre coffee farm to the east of Arusha, amid natural forest....

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$100 Per person, per night  
Kigongoni Lodge

Kirurumu Tented Camp

Kirurumu Tented Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, uplifting and panoramic view eastward ov...

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$300 Per person, per night  
Kirurumu Tented Camp

Kitela Lodge

Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongor...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Kitela Lodge

Klein’s Camp

Klein's Camp is perched on the edge of the Kuka Hills within an exclusive concession area in Loliondo that borders both the Serengeti a...

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$600 Per person, per night  
Klein’s Camp

Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Kubu Kubu is a lovely new permanent tented camp well located in the Central Serengeti.  Each of the tented suites are on raised platfo...

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$300 Per person, per night  
Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Kuro Tarangire

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$850 Per person, per night  
Kuro Tarangire

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Lake Burunge Tented Camp is a tented camp situated on the shores of Lake Burunge and located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and T...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Lake Duluti Lodge

A beautiful luxury coffee lodge outside Arusha, overlooking Lake Duluti, combining colonial style with modern requisites....

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$350 Per person, per night  
Lake Duluti Lodge

Lake Masek Tented Camp

Lake Masek Tented Camp is located by the shores of Lake Masek in Ndutu, situated between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Lake Masek Tented Camp

Lamai Serengeti

An iconic camp in a prime site in the far northern sector of the Serengeti close to where the wildebeest migration cross the Mara river...

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$600 Per person, per night  
Lamai Serengeti

Lemala Ewanjan Camp

Lemala Ewanjan Camp is a deluxe camp with twelve beautiful tented suites set within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Lemala Ewanjan Camp

Lemala Kuria Hills

Offering unrivalled luxury, the camp is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River and within the main corridor of the wo...

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$700 Per person, per night  
Lemala Kuria Hills

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp is a small luxury tented camp set in a delightful ancient acacia forest on the rim of the crater....

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$475 Per person, per night  
Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Serengeti Camp

Lemala Camp is a high spec luxury tented camp that is open from December to March in the southwest Ndutu region, and from June to Octob...

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$550 Per person, per night  
Lemala Serengeti Camp

Manyara Tree Lodge

Hidden away high in the trees in the secluded southern end of the national park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers a sophisticated blend o...

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$500 Per person, per night  
Manyara Tree Lodge

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Manyara within the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Maramboi Tented Camp

Mawe Ninga Camp

Mawe Ninga Camp is located in the mid to northwest section of Tarangire....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Mawe Ninga Camp

Mbalageti Camp

Mbalageti is uniquely placed for breathtaking panorama views of the Serengeti Plains and the Mbalageti River, ideal for catching the an...

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$275 Per person, per night  
Mbalageti Camp

Mbuzi Mawe Camp

Mbuzi Mawe Camp is a member of the Serena chain of hotels and lodges however it is much smaller and more discrete than most of its part...

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$250 Per person, per night  
Mbuzi Mawe Camp

Migration Camp

Migration Camp is a permanent luxury camp hidden amongst a large rock kopje in Lobo region of the northern Serengeti....

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$500 Per person, per night  
Migration Camp

Moivaro Coffee Lodge

Moivaro Lodge is 7 km east from the town of Arusha situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery with stunning views of Mt....

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$90 Per person, per night  
Moivaro Coffee Lodge

Naona Moru Camp

Award winning luxury tented camp from this fabulous Tanzanian operator....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Naona Moru Camp

Nasikia Migration Camp

A safari rich mobile camp set to follow the wildebeest migration as it moves through the Serengeti....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Nasikia Migration Camp

Ndovu Tented Lodge

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is a luxury camp perfectly placed to track massive herds of elephant as they look for fresh water within M...

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$290 Per person, per night  
Ndovu Tented Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the south-eastern region of the Serengeti ecosystem on the shores of Lake Ndutu....

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$200 Per person, per night  
Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Crater Lodge's dramatic location and unique "Maasai meets Baroque Chateau" design has made it one of the most unique and famous of all ...

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$850 Per person, per night  
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Ngorongoro Farmhouse accommodation is a well designed and attractive lodge set within a fully operational farmland and close to the Ngo...

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$150 Per person, per night  
Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Nomad Serengeti Camp

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp is a traditional luxury mobile tented camp that changes location within the Serengeti every few weeks to be...

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$450 Per person, per night  
Nomad Serengeti Camp

Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp is a luxury mobile tented camp that moves through the southern and central Serengeti, into the areas which have the greate...

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$400 Per person, per night  
Olakira Camp

Olasiti Lodge

Located 7 kms from the centre of Arusha town, Olasiti Lodge provides a tranquil haven in your journey....

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$150 Per person, per night  
Olasiti Lodge

Olduvai Camp

Olduvai Camp is nestled among some large rock kopjes halfway between the Ngorongoro Crater and south Serengeti area, close to the famou...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Olduvai Camp

Oliver’s Camp

Oliver's Camp is a superb small tented camp in a wonderful remote location in south-east Tarangire....

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$450 Per person, per night  
Oliver’s Camp

Onsea House

Onsea House is a cool boutique lodge with an excellent reputation for offering some of the best food in Tanzania....

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$150 Per person, per night  
Onsea House

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge offers charming bedrooms and a beutiful location in the Ngorongoro Highlands....

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$270 Per person, per night  
Plantation Lodge

Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge is ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim. The Lodge was originally the home of Ngorongoro's first conser...

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$150 Per person, per night  
Rhino Lodge

Rhotia Valley

Rhotia Valley is a tented lodge with immense feel good factor.  Not just because it is a lovely lodge with stunning views but also it ...

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$145 Per person, per night  
Rhotia Valley

Rivertrees Country Inn

Rivertrees Country Inn, is located almost halfway between Kilimanjaro and Arusha, in natural gardens along the Usa river. The lodge com...

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$100 Per person, per night  
Rivertrees Country Inn

Sabora Tented Camp

Reminiscent of a bygone era, Sabora Tented Camp dishes up a 1920's theme with opulent luxury tents complete with antique mahogany trave...

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$995 Per person, per night  
Sabora Tented Camp

Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Kusini Camp is set within the natural curve of a group of Kopjes (rock outcrop) in a remote area of the south-west Serengeti National P...

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$550 Per person, per night  
Sanctuary Kusini Camp

Sanctuary Swala Camp

The exquisite Swala Camp is nestled in a beautiful acacia forest enclave at the edge of the gently rolling savannah in a remote corner ...

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$450 Per person, per night  
Sanctuary Swala Camp

Sasakwa Lodge

Sasakwa Lodge is one of the three luxurious Singita lodges within the Grumeti Reserve on the border of the Serengeti....

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$1000 Per person, per night  
Sasakwa Lodge

Sayari Mara Camp

The redesigned Sayari Mara Camp re-opened in June 2009 as the first permanant tented camp within this stunning area of the far north Se...

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$500 Per person, per night  
Sayari Mara Camp

Serena Lake Manyara

Serena Lake Manyara is a large mainstream hotel that has a pool with incredible views...

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$350 Per person, per night  
Serena Lake Manyara

Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

This Serena hotel is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater with excellent views of the famous caldera....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

Serena Serengeti Lodge

The Serena hotel is located high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge in the busy Seronera area of the central Serengeti....

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$400 Per person, per night  
Serena Serengeti Lodge

Serian Serengeti Camp

Located in the Mara Triangle on the northwest tip of the Serengeti. From late August to October the tributaries of the Mara river provi...

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$500 Per person, per night  
Serian Serengeti Camp

Simiya Tented Camp

Simiya Tented Camp is a semi-luxury mobile tented camp which has four different Serengeti locations during the year according to the mo...

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$300 Per person, per night  
Simiya Tented Camp

Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is a large safari hotel which is set up to service a high volume of visitors on package safaris to this area....

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$250 Per person, per night  
Sopa Ngorongoro Lodge

Soroi Serengeti Lodge

Soroi Serengeti is set high on a natural plateau with endless views over the vast plains of Musabi, giving you a truly unforgettable Af...

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$275 Per person, per night  
Soroi Serengeti Lodge

Suyan Camp

Suyan Camp is a luxury mobile tented camp that moves between locations within the Loliondo Game Controlled Area that borders the Sereng...

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$400 Per person, per night  
Suyan Camp

Tarangire River Camp

The lodge is nicely set near the famous Tarangire River. Ideally placed for safari drives and guided walks....

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$180 Per person, per night  
Tarangire River Camp

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge is a mid size lodge set on top of a high bluff with wonderful views off the Tarangire River valley below....

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$200 Per person, per night  
Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops Lodge is located in a private community concession area outside the north east boundary of Tarangire National Park....

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$500 Per person, per night  
Tarangire Treetops

The Highlands

Super dome tents offering every luxury on the Olmoti crater rim. Very cool and very expensive....

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$550 Per person, per night  
The Highlands

Tloma Lodge

The excellent location of Tloma Lodge on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee-plantation and onto t...

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$100 Per person, per night  
Tloma Lodge

Accommodation

Nasikia Central Camp

A safari rich camp in a stunning location in the central Serengeti. The camp is slightly raised allowing far reaching views across the...

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$200 Per person, per night  
Nasikia Central Camp

Ehlane Plains Camp

Tanzania Safari, Northern Circuit, Serengeti

Rhotia Valley

Tanzania Safari, Ngorongoro

Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Tanzania Safari, Serengeti

Kuro Tarangire

Tarangire

Lemala Ewanjan Camp

Tanzania Safari, Northern Circuit, Serengeti

Suyan Camp

Tanzania Safari, Serengeti

Shira North Route

Tanzania Safari, Kilimanjaro

Chem Chem

Tanzania Safari, Lake Manyara, Tarangire

Simiya Tented Camp

Tanzania Safari, Serengeti

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