Adventure African Safari Wildlife 12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Holidays

ULTIMATE SAFARI
Duration
12 Days
Destination
Northern Circuit
Travellers
40+
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12 Days Ultimate Tanzania Photograaphic Safari Holiday


This “Ultimate Tanzania holiday” itinerary has been designed to showcase the very best that the Northern Circuit of Tanzania has to offer. Aptly named, it provides the perfect balance of opportunities for adventure, scenery unlike anything you have seen before, and wildlife viewing that will almost certainly have you returning for more

What's included

Destination
Northern Circuit Discover Northern Circuit
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • Accommodation in single twin share room
  • All Government taxes and levies including 18% VAT.
  • All meals included
  • First class or best available hotels in the area
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
  • Laundry Services
  • Other International flights
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Day 1
  • Day 2 & 3
  • Day 4 & 5
  • Day 6 - Day 8
  • Day 9 - Day 12
Day 1

Starting your Safari Adventures

Welcome to Tanzania. Arrive in Arusha, where you will be transferred to your accommodation, Arusha Coffee Lodge. Rest and recuperate after your long flight and get ready for the next 11 days of safari adventure.

Day 2 & 3

Tarangire National Park

Your itinerary kicks off in the wilderness of Tarangire National Park and the luxury bush camp that is Oliver’s Camp. Adventure waits in the form of bush walks and night game drives amongst ancient baobab trees and spectacular herds of buffalo and elephant. On your third day, take a hike out to a remote part of the bush, where your very own private tent site awaits. Spend the night under the African night sky.

Day 4 & 5

Welcome to Karatu

You will be transferred to your next accommodation, the luxurious Gibb’s farm. While staying here, you will head off to the Ngorongoro Crater. A full day game drive in the World Heritage site is going to be an experience you will not forget! Down on the crater floor with the walls of the unbroken caldera towering above you on all sides, you will have the chance to marvel at the abundance of wildlife that calls this fascinating landscape their home. Lake Manyara National Park is just an easy 30 minute drive to see more wildlife, and Gibb’ s Farm offers it’ s own host of activities such as farm walks, cultural visits and a mountain bike. day trip to Rotia

Day 6 - Day 8

Safari in Serengeti National Park

Journey on to Ubuntu Camp – a luxury mobile camp following the movements of the Migration. From July to October, Ubuntu Camp is located in the Northern Serengeti. Here you wait in rapt attention; poised with camera waiting for the moment the herd decides it is time to cross the crocodile infested waters of the Mara River. From December to February, Ubuntu Camp is located inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area overlooking the open plains. During these months, the herds congregate on the lush grass to give birth to the next generation of wildebeest which quickly turns into a feeding frenzy of easy pickings for the resident cats and scavengers.

Day 9 - Day 12

Fun in the Sun

For the final leg of your itinerary you can relax, unwind, and let the “hardships” of safari wash away as you lounge in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and rejuvenate in the oasis that is Matemwe. Fill your last few days with reef walks, dhow trips, snorkelling diving and cultural tours. Head off on a spice tour to learn why Zanzibar was such a sought after trade port. On your last day be sure to spoil yourself with one or two spa treatments before heading back to reality.

More about Northern Circuit

We are experienced in planning and leading customized safari expeditions throughout Tanzania. Whether it is our custom designed safaris, our scheduled departure safaris, or our private guided safaris, we are committed to providing unforgettable experiences for our clients.We offer a wide range of itineraries to suit anyone’s expectations, including luxury lodge safaris, private guides for small groups, camping safaris for the more adventurous and migration safaris to the Serengeti and Masai Mara. The northern circuit is the home of the classic safari experince from the endless short-grass plain of serengeti to the dense river lying forest of Tarangire to the lushy blended ecosytem of Ngorongoro an abundance of wildlife the perfectly capture the safari experience.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park can be reached by means of an easy 60-minute drive north west from Moshi. Despite of closeness of this National Park to Arusha, this National Park is probably one of the least visited, making it a wonderful and rewarding off-the beaten-track excursion. Covering 137 sq km, the Arusha National Park has three major attractions which can all be visited in the course of a day outing.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is probably the mostly visited of the northern Tanzanian game parks, and retains a real air of undiscovered Africa, particular in the south of the park. Much of the park is grassland together with swamp lands and flood plains, which feed the Tarangire River. Large baobab trees, particularly in the northern section of the park, stand dotted across the landscape dominating the scenery. Many of the trees are hundreds of years old. Elsewhere there is acacia woodland, open bush and groves of palm trees.

Lake Manyara National Park

Covering about 330km², of which about two-thirds is underwater, Lake Manyara National Park is small by African standards. However, it’s also very beautiful and contains a tremendous diversity of habitats and wildlife. Set beneath the spectacular backdrop of the Great Rift Valley’s steep western escarpment, this long, narrow park protects an area between the escarpment and Lake Manyara.

Ngorongoro Crater

The  Ngorongoro conservation area covers 2286sq km and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro crater including the still active Oldonyo Lengai, and the famous Olduvai Gorge. The Ngorongoro conservation area is quite simply the most spectacular tourist destination in Africa unequaled in its magnificence its wild life and its atmosphere.Added to the beautiful scenery, the archaeological wealth and the wildlife, is a proud people – the massai- a pastoral tribe.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park has probably been the subject of more books, television documentaries, pictures, photos and digital images on African wildlife animals, than any other African national park. Hosting the annual wildebeest migration across its grassy plains – arguably the world’s greatest wildlife animals spectacle – this park is without a doubt a defining image of East Africa and more specifically Tanzania.
Testimonials

What our Travelers are saying

Elisa M
Elisa M
2024-04-06
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Great Tour Company me and my girl friend went on 7days safari with Awe Safari, to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park, Ray and his Company (Awe Safari) was wonderful and he was also funny Guide and knowledgeable, we had a great time and enjoyable trip, we saw all the animals that we expected to see, Ray went out of his way to make sure that everything is clear and well done, we'll go back again for wildebeest to Zebras Migration in Serengeti national park, I highly recommend this great company for both Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife Safari, cheers and see you again
Cecilia C
Cecilia C
2024-04-02
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Excellent Safari with Raymond! We went on a safari with Raymond and had a truly amazing time! Raymon was so kind, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so many animals - all of the big 5 while with him! We always felt safe and had a wonderful time. We still think so fondly of our time with Raymond!! Thank you!
Gregg Yan
Gregg Yan
2024-04-01
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Excellent Value for Money Ray Shirima knows where the animals are. He'll get you to them safely. His tours are A-Grade and well worth your time and treasure.
Linda G
Linda G
2023-08-25
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Ray is an amazing guide! Me, my boyfriend and some friends went on a 4-days safari trip. It was one of the best days in my life! The owner Ray is an amazing guide. I highly recommend this company! /Linda from Sweden
VIRGINIA O
VIRGINIA O
2023-02-12
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A fabulous Safari! We went on a 6 day safari with Ray in Jan 2023. Ray is a very friendly young man with a great sense of humour. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a keen eye for spotting elusive wildlife; he is a skilllful driver. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and had plenty of time to view and take pictures of the animals. He was accompanied by a chef, Victor, who prepared delicious Tanzanian meals, including a hot lunch. We certainly recommend Ray and Awe Safaris. Virginia O'Brien and Bob Audet
Ivan R
Ivan R
2022-03-15
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Almost there... Almost there... words, words I will never forget. Kili was my dream and after those words, I overcame it with the help of AWE Safari. it was hard and at the same time mental rest from the worries of everyday life. For the rest of my life I will remember that experience and thank Peter, Ino, Majka and of course Ray for organizing and finishing my dream to the end.
kitty_knows
kitty_knows
2021-08-14
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Inside knowledge pays off when you travel this far We did the 5-day camping tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It took us ages to find the operator we wanted to go with. Firstly, because this kind of activity is expensive in Tanzania (the National Parks take a huge chunk of money), secondly because there are so many fake and frankly strange reviews that give little info and, thirdly because the Covid pandemic meant a wildly reduced offering. It is very difficult to imagine what you will really experience on a safari when you have never done one before and all the offers look similar. A lot of operators don’t have proper websites, which is a worry when you try to book. Here is what we luckily found out: Unless you have very specific needs regarding accommodation, tent and foods, the experience of the guide makes the difference between amazing experience, value for money and “ok”. With Ray we had a once-in-lifetime!!! And I will come back to Tansania to have a safari with him again, and I will continue to recommend him to friends and colleagues. The trick on a safari is to know where to go and when to have the best chance of seeing an animal before all the other guides find it. Inevitably, most of the cars in each park will converge on a spot. But if you have a guide like Ray you will have five or ten minutes to yourself before that happens. And this is what sets apart an experienced guide from a novice. The novice (or perhaps the lazy guides) can follow the other cars and their clients will end up seeing the same animals. But no money in the world can weigh up observing a heard of elephants or a mother lioness with her cubs in total calm with nobody else around. No chatter, no screaming children, no posing for pictures just watching. I must stress that this is also dependent on luck. And you will need a lot of it. You never know what you see on any given day. We saw absolutely everything Serengeti had to give. It was just nice. To close my review I will say that a good guide is kind to his clients, kind to all the other workers and kind to the animals. Ray is all of this. So big thumbs up. And hope to be back in Tansania soon!!!
Lone Asif
Lone Asif
2020-12-11
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Lifetime experience We had an amazing trip with Raymond Ray is a wonderful guy he knows everything .Everything was good like Car ' food ' camp ' and also price was affordable Ray is good speaking guide and also very helpful We had a great time with him .Ray is a very knowledgeable about the animals and environment and very good finding the animals .. You don't need to search more just do it with Raymond , you won't regret I highly recommend Raymond for everyone Will sure come again Best regards Lone Asif
Aytekin Bal
Aytekin Bal
2020-11-25
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Raymond is the right one... We had a great experience with Raymond. He is more than a guide… You become like friends in short time.. You dont need to search more. Just do it with Raymond, you won't regret...
Peoscar
Peoscar
2020-11-21
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Highly recommended Back in November of 2017 me, my wife and a friend couple was in Tanzania and had the pleasure of meeting Ray. He was our tour guide through a 4 day safari that can only be described as amazing! I'm really thrilled to hear that he has opened his own company!!! I would recommend his services to anyone. Top of the line; both in terms of professionalism and friendliness!
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12 Days Tanzania Photographic Safari Holidays

Duration
12 Days
Destination
Northern Circuit
Travellers
40+

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