On the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies Kitela Lodge, our preferred mid-range option in the Karatu / Mto wa Mbu area. The hotel has a swimming pool and a spa and offers magnificent views of the conservation area. If you want to recover from your safari and relax in style, this is the place for you!
All rooms have an elegant style and are equipped with their own private terrace or balcony.
Bathrooms are private for all rooms.
OUR WILDLIFE SAFARI PACKAGES
Tanzania consistently appears at the top of pretty much every list of Africa’s best safari countries, and we’re not surprised. With no less than 16 national parks and other gems like Ngorongoro conservation area to pick from, the possibilities are as endless as the plains of the Serengeti. We’ll give details about our most popular safari packages below, but if there’s anything else you’d like to add, please contact us and we’ll try to make it happen. Whether you want a longer or shorter tour, visit different national parks, or add experiences like a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti or a champagne dinner whilst watching the Big Five at sunset… we look forward to making your wildlife safari dreams come true!
STANDARD PACKAGES AND CUSTOM SAFARIS
All our safaris can start from Moshi or Arusha, and can either be organized as private tours or as group tours, where we join you with a bunch of strangers for great times with new rafikis*. Accommodation options go from basic camping to staying in the most luxurious lodges, but no matter your budget or available time, we’ll make sure you have the time of your life!
Click on each itinerary to see our suggestions and prices, or get in touch to start designing your customized tour. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of everything, all you have to do is put ‘Hakuna matata’ on repeat for the next few weeks, and start getting in the mood*!
* Disney’s The Lion King was based on the Serengeti. Rafiki is the Swahili word for friend and Hakuna matata means no worries.
SIMBA (2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT)
This starter package is a great option for anyone on a budget or a time limit. But don’t worry, you’ll get more than enough value for your money! Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are both very different, and you’ll see countless highlights in just 2 days.
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TIMON & PUMBA (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
Three national parks in as many days, this tour never disappoints. The parks are jaw-dropping, and the variety of animals is huge. Tree sitting lions at Lake Manyara, hundreds of elephants at Tarangire, and the diversity of Ngorongoro with the chance to spot some rare species like the black Rhino. Let’s go!
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HAKUNA MATATA (4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro conservation area.
RAFIKI (5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti national parks and Ngorongoro conservation area.
I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO BE KING (5 DAYS, 4 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area and Lake Natron.
FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT (6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara, Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area and Lake Natron.
CIRCLE OF LIFE (7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS)
Head deep into the Serengeti to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife sights in the world: the great migration. Visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater on the way. Seasonal.
LION KING (7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS)
Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Natron and Lake Eyasi.
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS
With no less than 16 national parks, Tanzania is a dream for lovers of wildlife and nature. But it’s not only the national parks that are worth visiting, there’s several other places worth mentioning like Ngorongoro Conservation Area or Lake Natron. We know, this is not making it any easier to pick, but we’ll try to give you details and ideas for activities, to try and help you choose the parks that are best for you.
Here’s our list of Tanzania national parks and other nature and wildlife destinations worth visiting.
SAFARI PACKING LIST
Want to make sure you don’t get eaten by a lion just because you were wearing the wrong color T-shirt? Check out our complete safari packing list and learn exactly what to bring!