Northern Tanzania Group Tour

Our scheduled group tour is great for solo travellers or those looking to join a small group. Sharing with a group helps keep a lid on costs whilst exploring some of Tanzania's best safari destinations.
8 Days

Northern Tanzania Group Tour - 8 - $3,675

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Forest Hill Lodge, Arusha

Day 2-3: Burunge Tented Lodge, Tarangire National Park

Day 3-4: Manyara Wildlife Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park

Day 4-6: Kati Kati Tented Camp, Central Serengeti

Day 6-8: Tloma Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

Landmarks potentially visited on Northern Tanzania Group Tour


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip.

Day 1: Arusha 

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Forest Hill Lodge, a short distance from Arusha City Centre. 

Overnight at Forest Hill Lodge on bed and breakfast basis (excludes other meals, drinks and laundry). 

Earliest check-in time is 1400. Travellers arriving on early morning flights should book a pre-night at an additional cost for guaranteed access to your rooms. 

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Morning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch. In the afternoon, join a seat-in-vehicle safari and depart Arusha. Pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni, continue to Lake Burunge on the western edge of Tarangire National Park where you'll find your lodge nestled on the lake shores.

Overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks).  

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, jump back into your safari vehicle for game viewing within the park in search of large lion prides and elephant herds. Drive through the baobab tree-lined park and explore the Silale swamp. Return to your camp for lunch.  

Afternoon drive north through the park and to the town of Makuyuni where you continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks).  

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the camp for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues north west across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Complete the formalities and enter the park. Game drive through the park en route to the camp.  

Overnight at Kati Kati Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks).  

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Overnight at Kati Kati Camp on full board basis (excludes laundry and drinks) 

Optional Shared Hot Air Balloon Safari

You may book a hot air balloon safari for this day.  Early morning shared transfer in the balloon company vehicle to the balloon staging site. You meet the pilot who provides a safety briefing while the crew inflate the hot air balloon. At sunrise, your shared hot air balloon lifts off over the Serengeti plains. At times, your pilot will ascend to a higher altitude to give you an overview of the ecosystem. Then you descend to just above treetop level to silently observe the wildlife below. After about 50 minutes, you land and are met by the balloon staff to transport you to your shared bush breakfast. You then return to your camp or lodge. Please note that the cost is NOT included in the safari cost. Please ask for the current rates. 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro, game driving through the Serengeti en route. Stop for a picnic lunch before continuing your journey towards Ngorongoro. Pass along the rim of the crater and descend to the park gate and your lodge. The lodge is located in Karatu, surrounded by farmland and a view of the backwall of the crater. 

Overnight Tloma Lodge on full board basis with picnic lunch box (excludes laundry and drinks). 

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife arena. After an early breakfast, you drive to the park gate and descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight. 

Overnight Tloma Lodge on full board basis with picnic lunch box (excludes laundry and drinks).

Day 8: Return to Arusha

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head southeast past the highlands and the Karatu district, Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. You will view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south onto the main road to Arusha.  The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to connect international departure flight (time to be advised). We hope you'll be leaving us with some incredible photos and memories of your time here.

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together during 2024 high season (July - October). Prices for 2025 may differ. 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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Spring has sprung! Book before 20th June 2024 and get 5% off your trip, an average saving of $976.

Simple Booking Process

  1. Talk to our team to discuss this trip or plan a tailor-made itinerary.
  2. Once you're happy, we'll take a 30% deposit to confirm your trip.
  3. The balance will be due 70 days before you travel.

Flexible Payment Options

  • Bank or wire transfers ✔️
  • Visa & Mastercard accepted ✔️
  • Pay in instalments ✔️


Group tour includes:

  • Meet and greet services
  • Transfers as shown
  • Seat in shared 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 6 clients per vehicle)
  • Services of a bilingual English-speaking driver-guide
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Filtered water will be provided in our safari vehicles. 
  • Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari

With Brilliant, you'll also get...

  • Brilliant Africa’s Bucket List Safari System: work one-on-one with a dedicated specialist with decades of experience in East Africa. We'll help you cut through the noise, navigate the thousands of options, design the trip that's right for you and have confidence you'll get what you expect (results in 98% 5* reviews)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Highest-rated African travel company on Trustpilot: so you know you'll be in safe hands with our team.  
  • Ground Support Team: our local ground team are on hand to help if you ever need support during your trip. 
  • Dedicated Pre-Travel Support: access to a dedicated customer support specialist to help you with all of your pre-travel questions and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Get Me To Africa Flight Package: we'll connect you with our flight specialist who will find and book the right international flights on your behalf*
  • Personalised Guest Portal & Mobile App: access to your individual guest portal, including video guides to common questions, and everything you need to know to prepare for your African adventure.
  • WhatsApp Contacts: your local support team will be easily contactable via WhatsApp.   
  • Safety Briefing: 1:1 consultations with our specialists to answer any of your questions about safety when travelling in Africa. 
  • Done-With-You Visa Service: we’ll send you step-by-step video guides on how to apply for your visas and required travel documents, saving you hours of time, stress and headaches.

*For customers based in the US only. 

'Life Happens' Postponement Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you need to postpone your trip, we won't charge any fees to postpone your trip and all payments you have made towards the original trip will be applied to the postponed trip.

*T&Cs apply, enquire for details 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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