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Featured Safari:
The Ultimate Nomad Safari - Three weeks around Tanzania

2nt Kuro Tarangire

2nt Entamanu Ngorongoro

3nt Serengeti Safari Camp

3nt Chada Katavi

4nt Greystoke Mahale

3nt Kigelia Ruaha 

4nt Sand Rivers Selous

A truly incredible three week itinerary taking in all of the major National Parks around the country. We are incredibly proud of the fact that we operate camps in all the key areas around the country, so why not join us for that trip of a lifetime and see it all. From the majestic baobabs and elephants of Tarangire, the spectacle of the Crater to the migration in full spate. The place to yourself in remote and wild Katavi, chimp trekking in the wild mountains of Mahale, great elephant herds and baobabs in Ruaha and the variety of activities on offer in the Selous - from game viewing by boat and on foot to fly-camping.  THE trip of a lifetime. 

This safari is only possible to do between June - October as some of our camps are seasonal and close for varying periods between November and June. This is an ideal time to be on safari, the bush tends to be dry and as a result game viewing is fantastic. The wildlife congregates around water sources, and its a fantastic time to catch the migration as it moves between the Serengeti and Masai Mara crossing over the Mara River.

Travel Jul-Sept 2017 from $22,648pps

Travel June 2017 from $19,903pps

Travel Oct 2017 from $21,793pps

Includes six free nights as part of our stay 7 for 5 in Nomad camps for travel in 2017

Our special offers do not apply over the Christmas period so for travel 20 Dec 2017 onwards, please enquire

  • Tarangire National Park has the highest density of mammals outside of the Serengeti ecosystem.
  • The great Ngorongoro Crater in all it's spectacular glory.
  • Great migration action in the Serengeti, game drives with an expert guide, an authentic tented camp.
  • Safari as it once was hundreds of years ago in Chada Katavi - almost completley devoid of people but with some of the greatest herds of buffalo left in East Africa. 
  • Wild chimp trekking, fishing and beach life at the iconic Greystoke Mahale in remote western Tanzania.  You may get the odd rain storm which means dramatic skies and superb photographs.  Sometimes the chimps can be a bit higher up the mountain but 99% of people will see them.
  • Big game and stylish tented simplicity in Ruaha where great herds of elephant and buffalo plus lion, cheetah and leopard sightings are common.  Gorgeous baobabs.  Game drives, walking and bush picnics.
  • A gorgeous lodge on the banks of the Rufiji River in the Selous.  Game viewing by boat, on foot, game drives in open cars, fly camping and fishing plus some relaxation by the pool.
  • Please note that children need to be 12yrs plus to chimp, walk and fly camp in most camps, and 16 to walk and fly camp in Katavi.

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Day 1. Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Arrive in Tanzana into Kilimanjaro Airport this morning, or overnight in Arusha the night before. You will be met by your private Nomad guide and set off through Arusha Town, and out towards Tarangire National Park.

Once you enter the Park boundaries you will game drive your way to camp, arriving at Kuro Tarangire in time for a late lunch and an afternoon siesta. Head out on a first afternoon of safari with your guide, and then dine under the African stars. 

Accommodation: Kuro Tarangire

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Day 2. Tarangire National Park

A full day on safari in this little gem of a park. Tarangire is well known for it's fantastic elephant herds and wonderful bird life. 

There is also the option to head out on a walking safari with your guide, as well as a night drive to meet some of our nocturnal neighbours. All come highly recommended and need to be booked in advance. 

Accommodation: Kuro Tarangire

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Day 3. Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater

Today say goodbye to Kuro Tarangire and set off with your guide to the Ngorongoro Highlands. You will pass through much of Tarangire National Park today, as well as Lake Manyara National Park - stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. 

As you come up onto the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater the view is quite honestly breathtaking. You will arrive at Entamanu in time to enjoy a cold gin and tonic looking over the world's largest unbroken caldera, and watch the sun set behind camp over the Serengeti plains. 

Accommodation: Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater

Get an early start for a morning searching for big game and enjoying the truly awesome scale of the Ngorongoro Crater.  After a picnic lunch, you'll head back up to camp in time for a walk through the Highlands this afternoon, perhaps with a visit to a neighbouring Maasai village and sundowners admiring the view. 

Accommodation: Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Day 5. Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

Say goodbye to Entamanu Ngorongoro and then descend from the highlands, cross Olduvai Gorge and venture across the vast expanse of the southern Serengeti Plains.  This is one of the most iconic drives in Northern Tanzania and although it'll be a long day, it will also be a feast for the eyes.  Arrive at Serengeti Safari Camp in time to have a hot shower and a drink by the camp fire before dinner.

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Camp

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Day 6. Serengeti National Park

Our Serengeti Safari Camp is designed to be light enough to move seasonally with the wildebeest, but to provide you with all the comforts you need.  Stylish yet simple, it is an enchanting and authentic safari experience.  Waking up to the sunlight streaming through the flaps where tea awaits you on your verandah and going to sleep after a lovely hot safari-style bucket shower are just as much part of the experience.  You'll be well cared for by a small team of capable friendly staff when you're not out and about exploring with your Nomad guide.

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Camp

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Day 7. Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is not only about the wildebeest, although they are definitely a highlight. In addition to wildebeest, there are many other herbivores in evidence including gazelle, zebra and giraffee.  The most commonly seen predators are lion, hyena and cheetah and you may be lucky enough to spot a leopard.  Birdlife is rich and you can spend an hour just watching a flock of vultures competing for scraps - it really is a fascinating experience.

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Camp

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Day 8 . Serengeti - Katavi National Park

Your guide will drop you at the airstrip this morning in time to catch your flight West - to Katavi National Park. This flight takes about 3 hours, with a short refuel and loo break in Tabora. 

As you fly over Katavi there is a real sense of wilderness about it. Magnificent herds of buffalo and elephant are usually gathered on the plains below and its impossible to not notice how devoid of people this area is. Your Chada Katavi guide will be waiting to collect  you, and get you back to camp in time for lunch, a siesta and an afternoon game drive. 

Accommodation: Chada Katavi

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Day 9 . Katavi National Park

Katavi is all about safari as it once was - with no one else apart from you and the beasts that call it home. 

Head out on foot for an unforgettable walking safari, meet our nocturnal neighbours on a night drive, or spend the night right out in the wild in a fly camp. The remoteness of Katavi is intoxicating and we want you to experience the very best of it. 

Accommodation: Chada Katavi

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Day 10. Katavi National Park

As the season dries up towards the end of September/October hippos pile in their hundreds in the last remaining water sources. It is a fascinating time to experience Katavi and it is a real insight into the harsh reality the wildife of Katavi faces at this time of year. 

Accommodation: Chada Katavi

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Day 11. Katavi to Mahale

Set off today from Katavi to Mahale on our scheduled flight.  You'll get the sense of heading deeper into the wild frontiers on the country as you land on the little lakeside strip and climb aboard the Greystoke dhow.  An hour and half later, having relaxed into the rhythm of the water lapping against the hull, you round a corner to see an unusual thatched roof perched on a white beach, backed up by thickly forested mountains.  This enchanting place is Greystoke Mahale and can only be reached by boat.  Relax, settle into your open room and feel the sand between your toes.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale

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Day 12. Mahale Mountains National Park

As you enjoy a leisurely breakfast, the scouts will already be up on the mountainside in search of the chimps.  When they've been located, you'll don your walking boots and follow your guide into the maize of narrow trails.  Chimp trekking may take some hours, depending on how high the troops are feeding.  Each full day at Greystoke you can set out in search of what is often an incredibly special and moving experience.  Along the way, you'll also see plenty of interesting plants and some other primates.  The guides and scouts have a wealth of knowledge about the individual characters from many an hour spent observing them.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale

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Day 13. Mahale Mountains National Park

When you're not in search of the chimps, there's plenty to do at Greystoke.  Hop on the dhow for a deep water swim in the warm, crystal clear lake or try your luck with a fishing rod (which may yield a fresh fish dinner), relax on the chillout deck with a book or go for a gentle cruise to look for birds, hippos and perhaps a glimpse of one of the less habituated chimps.  In between adventures, you'll enjoy the delicious food at Greystoke and the attentions of our lovely camp crew.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale

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Day 14. Mahale Mountains

A final day in this mystical place, head out to see if you can find the chimps this morning, and then spend the afternoon on board the dhow - fishing and taking in the extraordinary Mahale Mountain range. It is a special place this, and only a lucky few get to experience it. 

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale

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Day 15. Mahale to Ruaha

Today bid goodbye to your remote paradise and hop on the boat to head to the airstrip.  On the way you might stop off at the Katumbi School to see the work of the Nomad Trust.  Board your flight southeast to Ruaha where you'll be met by your Nomad guide and arrive at Kigelia Ruaha in time for lunch.  Settle into your airy tent and enjoy the bush seclusion of this simply stylish camp.  Spend the afternoon in an open game drive car getting acquainted with this new place.

Accommodation: Kigelia Ruaha

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Day 16. Ruaha National Park

After an early breakfast, head out in our open game drive vehicle to explore the sand rivers and baobab forests of this part of Ruaha.  Our part of the park is known for a high concentration of elephant, buffalo and other herbivores, the rarest of which include sable and roan.  It's also a good place to see the majestic kudu.  Many guests to Ruaha are also fortunate enough to see lion, leopard and cheetah.  Wild dog are present though rare.  Lunch and a siesta back at camp and you'll wander out for a relaxed bush walk, pausing to look at the small miracles of the bush.  Dinner under the stars in a sandy river bed.

Accommodation: Kigelia Ruaha

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Day 17. Ruaha National Park

A final day in Ruaha - game drives and walking explorations await - perhaps revisit some of your favourite spots. Or, just admire the majestic baobabs and relax in camp with a good book. 

Accommodation: Kigelia Ruaha

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Day 18. Ruaha to Selous

The mile-wide Rufiji River winds through the great Selous Game Reserve - the largest in Africa.  An hour and a half's flight from Ruaha will find you landing in the Selous.  A short game drive and you'll arrive at Sand Rivers, perched on the edge of the Rufiji in the wildest part of the reserve.  Settle into your open-fronted room with a great river view before lunch in the dining room.  After a siesta, take a gentle boat ride in search of hippo and crocs, pausing in the swirling currents for a sundowner.
 

Accommodation: Sand Rivers Selous

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Day 19. Selous Game Reserve

This morning you'll wake to the sunrise and a hot cup of tea or coffee on your verandah before heading out for a game drive in our open vehicle with an expert Nomad guide.  You might explore the sand rivers, Lake Tagalala or any of the variety of wild habitats that we are privileged to call home.  We enjoy stopping the car from time to time to see how close we can get to a herd of impala or a family of warthog.  At this time of year the birds of the Selous are in full spectacular form - all the colours of the rainbow.  Pause for an indulgent bush breakfast.  Later in the day might see you go for a short walk or even a night's fly-camping for the adventurous.

Accommodation: Sand Rivers Selous

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Day 20. Selous Game Reserve

This morning take an early boat ride at pace down to the magical Stiegler's Gorge.  From a mile wide, the river narrows, flanked by steep forested walls and dotted with sandbanks.  On one of these you'll moor the boat and hop out for a picnic breakfast, perhaps trying your hand at a little tiger fishing.  As the day warms up, you'll drift gently back down the river, watching to see what's coming down to drink.  A leisurely afternoon by the pool followed by a sundowner on Lizzie's Hill and dinner under the stars on the deck.

Accommodation: Sand Rivers Selous

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Day 21. Selous - Dar es Salaam

After a leisurely wake up and breakfast, take the short drive to the airstrip to catch your flight to Dar es Salaam and home, hopefully with a suitcase of wonderful memories!

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