10 Day Private Mobile Safari

We at Africa Discovery love the flexibility of having our very own private mobile tented safari camp for families and close friends, the magic number here is 6!

A mobile safari is essentially a privately guided safari where you will travel as one unit with your Professional Guide in a private safari vehicle. This allows you to experience the adventure of bygone days, traveling through diverse areas, witnessing the transformation as the landscapes change and different habitats meet.

10 Day Private Safari - Map

This particular safari offers a mix of Lodge and your very own ‘private intimate mobile tented camp’ in the beautiful Tarangire Nantional Park! Traverse through the stunning Lake Manyara, stay in a the lovely Plantation Lodge near the Ngorongoro Crater.

Meander with your private vehicle and guide onto the Central Serengeti on Game drive with a night in the Central Serengeti until you arrive at your very own ‘private intimate mobile tented camp’ at the banks of the Mara River in Northern Serengeti. This is strategically placed near the crossing points of the Wildebeest annual Migration! You will be able to witness several crossings with your own eyes as they make there way back down across the Mara River into the north Serengeti!

Seronera in Central Serengeti

Day 1 Lake Duluti Lodge, Arusha
Day 2 - 3 Intimate Camps, Tarangire National Park
Day 4 - 5 The Plantation Lodge, Karatu
Day 6 Siringit Serengeti Camp, Seronera
Day 7 - 9 Intimate Camps, Northern Serengeti
Day 10 Depart

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Lake Duluti Lodge, Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, after clearing custom and immigration's formalities, meet by your driver and transfer to your lodge.

Arusha

Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.

Lake Duluti Lodge, Arusha

Overnight: Lake Duluti Lodge
Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Intimate Camps, Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, check out and drive to Tarangire National Park game drive on route to your camp for lunch and check in. Afternoon depart for game drive.

Return to your camp before dusk.

Tarangire

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

Overnight: Intimate Camps
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 3: Intimate Camps, Tarangire National Park

Morning and afternoon game drive at the Tarangire National Park.

Camping in Tarangire

Overnight: Intimate Camps
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 4: The Plantation Lodge, Karatu

Today you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive with your lunch boxes. At a time convenient to you, you will depart from the park and make your way towards your lodge. On arrival, you will be assisted with check in before being shown your room.

Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Overnight: The Plantation Lodge
Basis: Full Board

Day 5: The Plantation Lodge, Karatu

Get up early to make the most out of your day in the Ngorongoro Crater with your lunch boxes. Return to your lodge before dusk, and in time to freshen up before dinner.

The Plantation Lodge, Karatu

Overnight: The Plantation Lodge
Basis: Full Board

Day 6 : Siringit Serengeti Camp, Seronera

After breakfast and check out, depart to the Central Serengeti with a packed lunch. On arrival into the park, game drive towards your camp.

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

Siringit Serengeti Camp, Seronera

Overnight: Siringit Serengeti Camp
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 7: Intimate Camps, Northern Serengeti

After breakfast and check out, make your way slowly to the northern part of Serengeti, game driving as you go. On arrival at the Intimate Places Mobile Camp, you will be escorted to Reception, given a short safari briefing, before being shown your tent.

Northern Serengeti

The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti, is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. Commonly spotted wildlife include: a multitude of plains game such as buffalo, zebra, gazelles, impala, giraffe as well as lion and leopard. Visitors can look forward to bird watching, hot air ballooning, game safaris and guided bush walks.

Overnight: Intimate Camps
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 8: Intimate Camps, Northern Serengeti

This morning wake to the sounds of the African bush, and head out on an early morning game drive to catch the animals at their most active. On return to your camp, enjoy a typical safari breakfast surrounded by local wildlife. Later, on your afternoon game drive, the chances to spot Africa’s famous Big Five abound, thanks to the park’s density of both predators and prey.

Camping in Northern Serengeti

Overnight: Intimate Camps
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 9: Intimate Camps, Northern Serengeti

As the sun rises on your third day in this northern side of the Serengeti, make the most of the game viewing. Order a picnic breakfast or lunch and head out into the bush and spend the day looking for game while enjoying the magic that this park has to offer. Later back at camp dinner is served and evening drinks by the camp fire is the perfect way to discuss the day’s events.

Overnight: Intimate Camps
Basis: Full Board, Drinks (Local Brands) Included

Day 10: Depart

After breakfast and check out, you will be driven the short distance to the Airstrip where you will board your scheduled flight to Arusha. On arrival at Arusha Airstrip you will be met by an Albatros driver and vehicle and from here, travel the short distance to Arusha Coffee Lodge ‘Shanga experience’ for lunch. Then visit the Shanga shangaa workshops, located near the lunch venue. Here you will be given a guided tour of the premises educating you on all the aspects relating to this wonderful project. The aim of Shanga Shangaa is to provide full time employment and training to help the locally disabled Tanzanian’s by creating unique bead work and glass work. There is also the opportunity to give it a go yourself, and indeed purchase some of their products at their shop on site.

Depending on your International flight times, you will meet your driver at Reception and from here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport.

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View Detailed Digital Itinerary

Day 1:

Lake Duluti Lodge,
Arusha

 

Day 2 -3 :

Intimate Camps,
Tarangire National Park

 

Day 4 -5 :

The Plantation Lodge,
Karatu

 

Day 6 :

Siringit Serengeti Camp,
Seronera

 

Day 7 - 9 :

Intimate Camps,
Northern Serengeti