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A week in Northern Tanzania with Nomad

When to go - Seasons and Prices

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The Northern Seasons

Price From: $6,000pps

In June, and from November through to March this safari is fantastic for beautiful scenery with crisp clear skies, impressive birdlife, lots of babies and a time of plenty for both predator and prey. And, did we mention it really is excellent value? July to October is the dry season when Tanzania recieves almost no rain through our winter months, and it's a great time for big game throughout Northern Tanzania. These months see the height of the migration action as the wildebeest thunder over the Mara River in search of fresh grazing up in the nothern Serengeti. 

Serengeti Safari Camp shadows the migration. Read more about the migration to see what you can expect month by month in the Serengeti. 

Watch our video about Northern Tanzania with Nomad here. 

January

Price From: $6,800pp

The whole region of Northern Tanzania is usually green and full of life at this time of year. There are lots of babies in Tarangire and it is a fanatstic time to see big herds of elephants. Rains in the southern Serengeti have drawn the wildebeest south in search of fresh grazing on the nutrient rich short grass plains. This is where the wildebeest would love to call home, and where a million wildebeest start their life every year. 

February

Price From: $6,800pp

The whole region of Northern Tanzania is usually green and full of life at this time of year. There are lots of babies in Tarangire and it is a fanatstic time to see big herds of elephants. Rains in the southern Serengeti have drawn the wildebeest south in search of fresh grazing on the nutrient rich short grass plains. This is where the wildebeest would love to call home, and where a million wildebeest start their life every year. 

March

Price From: $6,800pp

The whole region of Northern Tanzania is usually green and full of life at this time of year. There are lots of babies in Tarangire and it is a fanatstic time to see big herds of elephants. Rains in the southern Serengeti have drawn the wildebeest south in search of fresh grazing on the nutrient rich short grass plains. This is where the wildebeest would love to call home, and where a million wildebeest start their life every year. 

April

Kuro Tarangire closes in April and May, but Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp are open year round and this is a fantastic time of year on to visit the Crater and the Serengeti without the crowds. 

May

Kuro Tarangire closes in April and May, but Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp are open year round and this is a fantastic time of year on to visit the Crater and the Serengeti without the crowds. 

June

Price From: $6,700pps


As the rains subside the entire region starts dry out, and wildlife begins to migrate and congregate around reliable water holes. The wildebeest herds in the Serengeti continue westwards, towards the Grumeti River in the Western Corridor. The   riverine forest here harbors plentiful buffalo and elephant, while there are many hippo and huge crocs in the river; these latter are hungry after a long fast, leading to explosive action when the herds come down to drink. 

July

Price From: $8,700pp

Game viewing intensifies throughout the region with water sources becoming more scarce and animals congregating around rivers and waterholes. All those hungry wildebeest in the Serengeti rapidly deplete the grass and water in the Western Corridor and pretty soon they start to move north. This is a great time for walking in Tarangire and game viewing on the Crater floor is phenomenal. 

August

Price From: $8,700pp

The dry season is well under way. Game viewing intensifies throughout the region with water sources becoming more scarce and animals congregating around rivers and waterholes. The migration now moves into the north in a big way, with the herds criss-crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. This is a great time for walking in Tarangire and game viewing on the Crater floor is phenomenal. 

September

Price From: $8,700pp

The dry season is well under way. Game viewing intensifies throughout the region with water sources becoming more scarce and animals congregating around rivers and waterholes. The migration now moves into the north in a big way, with the herds criss-crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. This is a great time for walking in Tarangire and game viewing on the Crater floor is phenomenal. 

October

Price From: $6,900pp

The dry season is well under way. Game viewing intensifies throughout the region with water sources becoming more scarce and animals congregating around rivers and waterholes. The migration now moves into the north in a big way, with the herds criss-crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. This is a great time for walking in Tarangire and game viewing on the Crater floor is phenomenal. 

November

Price From: $5,700pps

The first afternoon thunder showers start to build over the plains and relieve the wild residents from the dry spell. It is a magnificent sight to watch a lightening show play out above the grasslands and watch the bush transfrom almost overnight following the first rains. It is time for the wildebeest to start heading south in preparation for the arrival of the next generation. Migrant birds begin to arrive ahead of their breeding season and babies start to make an appearance. 

December

Price From: $6,000pps

The first afternoon thunder showers start to build over the plains and relieve the wild residents from the dry spell. It is a magnificent sight to watch a lightening show play out above the grasslands and watch the bush transfrom almost overnight following the first rains. It is time for the wildebeest to start heading south in preparation for the arrival of the next generation. Migrant birds begin to arrive ahead of their breeding season and babies start to make an appearance. 

Camp Itinerary

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2 Nights Kuro Tarangire

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Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Your Nomad guide will take you on a journey through Maasai country and into Tarangire National Park. 

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Days 1 - 3

Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire is set amid a grove of trees on the banks of the Tarangire River. It is a place where we find harmony with nature's rhythms. We wake in the cool of the morning and walk straight out of camp to discover evidence of the night's activities along the course of the Tarangire River, it's the sort of rare freedom that we seldom enjoy in our busy lives. Later in the day we climb into 4WD cars and head out with the anticipation of discovery. This park is second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife and is well known for big herds of buffalo, elephant and prides of lazy lion sprawled in the shade of acacia scrub, and there are over 550 species of birds here. Read more about Kuro Tarangire. 

Tarangire National Park is known for its impressive population of elephants, and boasts the second highest concentration of mammals after the Serengeti National Park.
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Drive from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro Crater

Drive from Tarangire to the Ngorongoro Crater

A safari through Lake Manyara National Park before your guide takes you up into the Ngorongoro Highlands and to our Crater rim camp. 

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Days 3 - 5

Entamanu Ngorongoro

At Entamanu Ngorongoro we define our version of this iconic wilderness. Our site allows us to drive down into the Crater soon after dawn and well before the crowds. Our guides, because they know wilderness is a pleasure best taken alone, are incredibly clever at avoiding people while showing you breathtaking wildlife. We love to walk, and walking along the Crater rim with our highly trained Nomad guides, an armed scout and a local Maasai it is a chance to learn about the smaller things, and the ancient Maasai culture. A visit to the nearby Maasai boma, to which we have exclusive access is an experience not to be missed. Read more about Entamanu Ngorongoro.

We have exclusive access to a neighbouring Maasai boma at Entamanu Ngorongoro. Integral to any cultural interactions we offer at our camps is that they are genuine and not marred by the presence of tourists.
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Drive from the Crater to the Serengeti

Drive from the Crater to the Serengeti

One of the most beautiful drives in Tanzania. You will descend with your guide from the Ngorongoro highlands, the vastness of the Serengeti plains opens up before you and you get a real appreciation of the scale of this iconic wilderness. Depending on your preference it is also possible to fly this route. 

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Days 5 - 8

Serengeti Safari Camp

Serengeti Safari Camp was the first of it’s kind. It was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti each year. So it should come as no surprise that it really hasn't changed much since it's early pioneering days. This camp is all about our fabulous guides getting you right into the action. Be it the drama of a river crossing, the awesome breathtaking moment of seeing the herds stretch for impossible miles, or a huddle of cheetah cubs in the long grass we are in the thick of it. Read more about Serengeti Safari Camp. 

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Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha

Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha

Say goodbye to your Nomad guide and fly back to Arusha. 

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