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A Safari South of the Mara

Venture south of the Maasai Mara to wide open plains, an ancient volcanic caldera & Africa’s highest mountain

Highlights

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.

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Ngorongoro Crater

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.

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Safari Offers

The quintessential safari, offering some of East Africa’s most iconic destinations.

JUST FOR TWO

East Africa’s Finest

Pure Safari Perfection

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Singita Faru Faru & Angama Mara
9 Nights
From US$ 13,850 pp sharing
 

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Family

A Maasai Safari

Maasailand at its finest

Gibbs Farm, Singita Explore & Angama Safari Camp
8 Nights
From US$ 23,360 pp sharing
 

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Adventure

Private East Africa

Sole-Use Simplicity

Singita Serengeti House, Angama Safari Camp & Arijiju
8 Nights
From US$ 14,700 pp sharing
 

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We pride ourselves in curating bespoke itineraries for our guests. Share your dreams with us and we look forward to creating unforgettable memories together.

Getting There

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.

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Safari Adventures Not To Be Missed

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.

Partners We Love

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...

VIsit &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
 

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Singita Grumeti

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.

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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.

VIsit Four Seasons Serengeti
 

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Singita Explore

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.

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Mwiba Lodge

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.

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Gibbs Farm

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.

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Travel Stories

Migrating From Mwiba Lodge

Oli Dreike

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...

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A Throwback Safari

Nicky Fitzgerald

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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Hello Chem Chem

Ericson Lemaalo

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...

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Travel FAQs

Our knowledgeable and experienced team of East African experts answer some of the commonly asked questions

Baggage Restrictions

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.

City Hotels

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.

Safety

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.

Responsible Travelling

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.

Packing Recommendations
  • Comfortable cotton clothing
  • Both long and short sleeve shirts, shorts and trousers
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sun block, lip balm
  • Bathing suit
  • A jacket and/or warm fleece – layers are always good as it can be cold at altitude
  • An extra pair of reading glasses (if you need ‘em)
  • Camera, binoculars, extra memory cards, charging equipment
Vaccinations

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.

Entry Requirements

To enter Kenya you will need:

  • A valid passport for at least six months from the date of entry, with at least three consecutive blank pages (temporary passports will not be accepted)
  • Visas are required for visitors from many countries, including the UK and the US
  • Visas for Tanzania are available upon entry at all official entry points or in advance from a Tanzania Mission abroad (recommended)
  • Ordinary / Tourist visas cost US$ 100 for American citizens, and US$ 50 for other nationalities, and applications must be accompanied by two recent passport sized photographs
  • Visitors from certain countries do not require a visa: for a full listing, and more information please see the website of Tanzania’s Ministry of Home Affairs, or the Tanzanian Embassy in Washington DC
  • Visas for Kenya can be applied for at the point of entry or online at the new eCitizen portal
  • Single entry visas are valid for three months from issue, and cost US$ 50; multiple-entry visas cost US$ 110 – these fees can also be paid in Pounds Sterling & Euro, but must be in cash
  • Visitors from certain countries do not require a visa: for a full listing, please see the website of the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC .
Money and Gratuities
  • In Tanzania, the local currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TZS) and the current rate of exchange is approximately TZS 2,314 / US$1.To get an up-to-date rate of exchange, we recommend visiting Oanda.com
  • US$ are widely accepted, though you may have some trouble with notes of larger denomination or those issued prior to the year 2000. At certain bank branches US$ are available over the counter, but are not available for withdrawal from ATMs
  • We recommend travelling with some US$ in cash, for any eventuality, and in multiple denominations
  • Many local restaurants will accept US$, though prices are shown in Shillings and typically inclusive of all taxes and levies
  • All major credit cards are widely accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Diner’s Club etc
  • Gratuities are entirely at guests’ discretion and are not included in Angama Safaris quotes. There is no hard and fast rule for this, and tipping recommendations vary from property to property across the country. However as we are frequently asked for advice, herewith a guideline:

* 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

Do you have more questions?

Contact our travel team