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Witness extraordinary Tanzania wildlife like these Serengeti lions when you take a tailor-made holiday with Alfred&.

Taste of Tanzania

By Helen Austin
Purchasing Manager for Alfred&

Discover the highlights of Northern Tanzania on this classic 6-day safari. In the lush landscapes of Lake Manyara you’ll search for flamingos and tree-climbing lions, then head to the Serengeti – a land of vast savanna and abundant wildlife. The trip ends in the 600-metre deep Ngorongoro Crater, the perfect location for a picnic lunch on the crater floor surrounded by some of the largest densities of wildlife in Africa.


6 days
Group tour
Max group size 12
All departures guaranteed
Guide price range
£3,350 - £4,295pp
Including international flights. Also available on a private basis, see guide pricing below.
Included meals
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Best months to go
January to March, June to October
Special Offer

From £3,750 per person for 5 October 2024 departure, a saving of up to £500 per couple.

See full details ↓

Top Experiences
Itinerary Highlights


Seek out Africa's headlining wildlife on an escorted group safari

Share the experience of your safari adventure with a small group...

The Serengeti

Spend a day exploring the world-famous Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the world’s most incredible natural gifts, home to the Great Migration and African Big Five ...

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro crater picnic

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, which is famous for its diverse landscapes and large concentrations of wildlife ...

Day by day
Itinerary in detail


Arrival in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival in Arusha, a local representative will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll transfer to your comfortable hotel with a refreshing pool and views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. The rest of the day is free to relax ahead of your safari adventure. Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel (or similar).

Things to do:


Arusha & Lake Manyara

After breakfast, drive for 2-hours past rustic villages and coffee, maize, and banana plantations to Lake Manyara. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, a rustic-luxe lodge located on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley. After lunch enjoy your first game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, an impressive landscape mixing dense forest, small open plains and lush waterside grasses. Here you’ll search for buffalo, hippos, elephants, flamingos and the tree-climbing lions that the park is famous for. Overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge (or similar).

Things to do:


Lake Manyara & Serengeti

Today you’ll take a scenic 5-hour drive north through the highlands to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, arriving at Embalakai Camp in time for lunch. Serengeti is one of the most prominent national parks in Africa, filled with an abundance of varied wildlife with a particularly high concentration of big cats. The park also boasts some of the richest birdlife in the region with over 500 species including ostrich, hornbill, African fish eagle and the secretary bird. You’ll spend the afternoon exploring the open plains on a game drive, before returning to camp for dinner. Overnight at Embalakai Camp (or similar).

Things to do:



Today you’ll enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti, but first there’s the opportunity to take a thrilling hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the Serengeti. Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises. The bright pink-orange haze is visible for miles across the vast savannah, as wildlife roam below. After breakfast, head into the national park in search of the big cats, rhino, buffalo and giraffe that inhabit its vast open plains. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch while admiring the monumental panorama and seemingly endless horizon. Overnight at Embalakai Camp (or similar).

Things to do:


Serengeti & Ngorongoro

After breakfast, drive for 4.5-hours to Ngorongoro with the chance of viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch en route, before heading into the incredible Ngorongoro Crater for an afternoon game drive. This collapsed volcanic crater is 12 miles in diameter and 600 metres deep, with fertile soil and a vast lake attracting a huge range of wildlife including the Big Five and critically endangered black rhino. After a memorable safari experience, drive to your colonial-style lodge located on a hillside above the quiet town of Karatu, where dinner, with far-reaching views, will be served. Overnight at Oldeani Mountain Lodge (or similar).

Things to do:


Ngorongoro & Departure

This morning drive for 3-hours to Arusha, for lunch before your return flight to the UK or onward travel.

Another stop?

We recommend finishing your African adventure with a beach stay on the white sands of Zanzibar, or its small sister island of Pemba.


Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

Small Group Safari
2024: n/a

2025: 17 May


Mid Season

Small Group Safari
2024: 08 Jun, 23 Nov

2025: 22 Mar, 14 Jun, 01 Nov


High Season

Small Group Safari
2024: 17 Feb, 07 Sep, 21 Sep, 05 Oct, 26 Oct

2025: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 28 Jun, 06 Sep, 20 Sep, 04 Oct, 11 Oct


Peak Season

Small Group Safari:
2024: 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug

2025: 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 09 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug


Private Itinerary

This itinerary is also available as a private departure, on the dates of your choice. This option is ideal for families or groups of friends, as the price per person reduces as the size of your group increases.

Female Lion in the Serengeti, Tanzania Africa
Special Offer

From £3,750 per person for 5 October 2024 departure, a saving of up to £500 per couple.

Price for 5 October 2024 small group safari departure, based on flights with Ethiopian Airlines from London Heathrow.

Please ask about these offers when you contact us. You can find full terms and conditions for all our offers here.

Alfred & Helen Austin

Helen was fascinated by travel from an early age, avidly watching holiday programmes and dreaming of future travel plans. Fantasy became reality when she joined Kuoni just over 20 years ago, and she has continued to explore ever since. She fell in love with Africa on her first safari experience in Zambia, watching an elephant herd meander across a dusty track as the sun set dramatically. Subsequent trips to South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya have further fuelled her passion for the wildlife, diverse cultures, and beautiful landscapes of her favourite continent.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Gemma, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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