Venture south of the Maasai Mara to wide open plains, an ancient volcanic caldera & Africa’s highest mountain
Serengeti National Park
Comprising nearly 1.5 million hectares, the Serengeti National Park is one of the largest conserved tracts of land in Africa and plays host 9 months of the year to the Great Migration. The vast plains of the Serengeti, only occasionally dotted with trees, forms the backdrop to some of the most memorable wildlife sightings.
A geographic wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to a beautiful and diverse wildlife eco-system contained in a perfectly formed extinct volcanic caldera – the largest in the world. Wildlife viewing is prolific with the best months to visit being April, May and early December.
The quintessential safari, offering some of East Africa’s most iconic destinations.
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Tanzania’s northern circuit is best accessed through the gateway town of Arusha, which enjoys seamless connectivity from Nairobi and nearby Kilimanjaro International airport – both of which are well connected internationally. There are several scheduled flights daily from Arusha, or fly privately if you so choose. The popular western transfers between the Mara and the Serengeti will re-open towards the end of 2021.
The mighty Serengeti on Tanzania’s famed Northern Safari Circuit is home to both the calving season and the Great Migration. Also to be discovered is the Ngorongoro Crater, a perfectly formed extinct volcanic crater.
All these partner properties have been handpicked by the Angama Safaris team because of the exceptional experiences and high standards they consistently deliver, making each an exceptional destination in an East African Safari.
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
One of Africa’s iconic properties, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is 'Maasai meets Versailles’ with its opulent chandeliers and red roses making a perfect haven for romantics. Set right on the rim of the crater, don't miss breakfast with a view...
The vast Singita Grumeti Game Reserve is home to a dizzying choice of gorgeous lodges: while Serengeti House is perfect for families, Faru Faru offers the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp, Sasakwa is an elegant manor house of colonial chic and African style, the newly refurbished Sabora Tented Camp is a modern interpretation of luxury tented safari, yet still maintains all the elements of a romantic and classical under canvas experience.
Four Seasons Serengeti
Four Seasons Serengeti sits perched on a series of elevated walkways. The lodge’s spacious guest areas overlook a busy watering hole frequented by wildlife a-plenty. Watch a family of elephants stop for their morning drink as you sip your own out on your room’s private balcony.
Follow the Great Migration with Singita Explore. An exclusive mobile camp that can be set up from two to six tents, offering optimal game viewing in the Grumeti Conservancy. Designed for minimal environmental impact, enjoy an authentic camping experience.
A small and secluded lodge set amongst massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River. Located in a private conservation concession, Mwiba offers an uncrowded safari experience within the greater Southern Serengeti eco-system.
With it’s warm and rustic character, Gibbs Farm is the perfect family destination. This East African lodge is like no other in the region, boasting a magical kitchen garden, farm animals of every kind, gracious hospitality and safaris into the Ngorongoro Crater.
Migrating From Mwiba Lodge
Having run the Discovery Centre at Four Seasons Safari Lodge in the Serengeti for five years, followed by a migration further south to manage Legendary Expeditions’ Mwiba Lodge last year, I finally had the opportunity to visit Angama Mara, where so many of our guests had stayed. I had been waiting three-and-a-half years – and...
A Throwback Safari
Before flying became the norm in East Africa, intrepid safari goers travelled by car from Nairobi to Seronera in the Serengeti in Tanzania, did a U-turn and drove all the way back to Kenya. When planning a mid-December safari in northern Tanzania I gave into a nostalgic desire to drive, not fly. Best decision of...
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It was a great and rare opportunity we received from our Directors and Head of Department to travel to Tanzania visiting Lake Manyara and the Tarangire Ecosystem. I and my guiding colleague Moses really enjoyed the tour, for sure it was an eye opener, cruising from Maasai Mara to Lake Manyara by road was fun...
Our knowledgeable and experienced team of East African experts answer some of the commonly asked questions
Please note that all scheduled flights carry a luggage restriction of 15kg per person in soft bags, including carry-ons. The acceptance of excess baggage is at the sole discretion of the airline but some offer the option to purchase an additional freight seat for luggage weighing up to 75kg.
Angama Safaris can assist with all your city hotel arrangements in Arusha and has a close relationship with a network of properties such as Legendary Lodge and Arusha Coffee Lodge. Our team conducts regular site inspections to stay up to date with new hotels and upgrades at existing partner properties.
We are often asked, understandably, by travellers ‘how safe will I be?’ It is a good question to ask and simply put the answer is that Angama Safaris will do all and more to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your possessions every step of your journey. We have teams on the ground in Nairobi, at our lodge in the Maasai Mara and in Johannesburg all of whom are on call 24/7. As a lodge operator in Africa with over 25 years of operational experience in the safari business across 6 countries we know that keeping our guests safe is paramount. We have done, and continue to do this, day in and day out. Angama Safaris applies the same stringent adherences to safety as does the Angama Mara lodge team. Should you have any specific questions in this regard please ask your travel planner.
We are delighted you have chosen to travel to East Africa. You will meet some wonderful people during your stay and be amazed at how friendly and welcoming everyone is towards visitors. It almost goes without saying but please be sensitive to others and aware of local customs. Should you wish to take a photograph of someone, please ask permission beforehand. Generally the answer is yes but sometimes it comes with a request for a small donation.
While theft is not very common, please take responsibility for the safety of your valuables by keeping them in a money belt or a hotel / lodge safe. Please take caution when in the urban areas, especially at night. We kindly request that you do not bring sweets for the children.
In an effort to reduce the impact on the environment, Kenya has recently made the use and importation of all plastic bags illegal. The ban applies to carrier bags, flat bags, zip lock bags etc, with severe consequences if not complied with. Plastic bags (includes those from duty-free shopping) are known to be confiscated upon arrival in Nairobi.
Tanzania and Kenya are two of the many African countries where yellow fever is endemic, and a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers over one year of age who are arriving from other countries classified in the endemic zone (much of Africa and Latin America). Vaccinations need to be administered 10 days or more prior to travel, and the certificate will need to be provided as proof. Depending on your onward travel plans, or country of residence, you may also be required to have the vaccination in order to leave Kenya.
Although there are many areas that are considered low-risk, malaria does exist in East Africa, and we recommend that travellers contact their local medical clinic for professional advice, and that they obtain comprehensive travel insurance, including health cover, prior to travelling.
To enter Kenya you will need:
* Restaurant waiters: 10 – 15% (often asked for in cash and not included on the bill)
* City drivers: US$10 – $15
* City guides: $30 per day
* Porters: $5
* Lodge safari guides: $20 – $30 per day
* Lodge butlers / waiters: $10 – $20 per day
* Members of staff at a lodge (generally pooled and distributed): $10 – $20 per day
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