Simba Safari

An exciting safari in the famous northern circuit offering excellent value money and thrills a-plenty.

Simba Safari

8 days from £2,675 pp plus international flights.

Enjoy an African safari in the famed northern circuit without breaking the bank. The plains of the Serengeti, vast Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara are matchless backdrops for never to be forgotten game drives.   

This action-packed holiday takes in some of the northern circuit’s major highlights such as Ngorongoro Crater and  Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks, all prime wildlife viewing destinations. Get into the safari spirit with twice daily game drives in search of the Big 5 and more, leisurely lunches and atmospheric drinks round the campfire. 

This is a small group tour with regular departures throughout the year and is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two clients. It includes all transfers, twin share accommodation, and meals for the duration of the safari. Game drives are in shared 4×4 vehicles with a maximum of seven passengers ensuring everyone has a window seat.    

Staying at simple and welcoming lodges and camps in attractive locations, it’s easy on the pocket without compromising on adventure and thrills.   


  • Visit Tanzania’s top safari destinations
  • Expert driver-guide
  • All meals included on safari
  • Welcoming camps and lodges
  • Drinks by the campfire

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Your flight lands at Kilimanjaro airport where you are met by a local representative and driven the short distance to Ilboru Safari lodge on the outskirts Arusha. Unwind in the grounds which include a swimming pool sit and admire the views from your balcony. This evening you can dine at the lodge or at one of the restaurants nearby.


There’s no rush today so take it easy enjoying a leisurely breakfast and morning at the lodge including a safari briefing. Following lunch you are driven out of Arusha to Lake Manyara, with a chance to observe life in towns and villages along the way. Your destination is Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp, which has a wonderful location overlooking the lake, and gardens including a pool. Full board.


This morning you have a safari in Lake Manyara National Park, an exciting introduction to the wildlife of Tanzania including the famous tree-climbing lions. The park is one of the most attractive in the country and includes forests and open plains as well as the lake after which it is named. You return to the camp for lunch, then set off into the highlands and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before entering Serengeti National Park and arriving at your camp. Full board.


Game drives are timed to coincide with peak animal activity avoiding the hottest hours in the middle of the day, so It’s an early start as you head out into the national park this morning. Soon you’re engrossed, with your guide helping you spot and identify different species. You are back in camp for brunch and time to rest before a second safari in the late afternoon. Back in camp enjoy pre-dinner drinks around the campfire as you relive the day’s highlights. Full board.


You’re on the move today with another chance to watch wildlife as you cross the Serengeti plains and a stop for a picnic lunch. Your journey continues towards the famous Ngorongoro Crater and you enjoy amazing views as you travel along the rim before descending to the park gate and your home for the next two nights, Tloma Lodge on the outskirts of Karatu. Full board.


It’s time to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic caldera and a world in itself with diverse terrain including forests and lakes as well as open grassland and has plentiful resident wildlife including zebra, buffalo, wildebeest and predators such as lion and leopard. Your safari here is sure to be among the highlights of your holiday. You are driven back to the lodge, arriving in time to freshen up before dinner. Full board.


Your route takes you past Lake Manyara, coffee plantations and on to Lake Burunge Tented Camp, arriving in time for lunch. Later you travel the 20 minutes to Tarangire National Park. This park has range of habitats including woodland, forest and the Tarangire River. There are good concentrations of plains game year round with number peaking between July and October. After this final exhilarating safari you head back to camp and enjoy drinks and dinner overlooking Lake Burunge. Full board.


After a tasty breakfast you board the vehicle for the drive to Arusha travelling through the Masai Steppe with its numerous villages and plantations. You have lunch in Arusha before the transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight. Breakfast, lunch.

This is a small group tour that departs on set dates (min 2 people). Please contact us for date details.

2024 guide price pp based on 2 sharing exc. flights:
01 Jan – 31 Mar from £2,765
01 Apr – 24 May from £2,495
25 May – 31 Oct from £2,775
01 Nov – 08 Dec from £2,620
09 Dec – 31 Dec from £2,750

Please note that this trip can also be run on a private basis, offering particularly good value for four or more travellers. Contact us for more details.

Includes: Meet and greet in Kilimanjaro, transfers in a 4×4 vehicle, window seat in safari vehicle, safaris as specified in the itinerary, services of a bilingual English-speaking driver-guide, twin share accommodation, bed and breakfast at Ilboru Safari Lodge and full board elsewhere, park fees and government taxes, one bottle of water per person per day on safari..

Excludes: International flights and taxes (from approximately £650 pp subject to availability and season), domestic departure tax, visas, travel insurance, lunch and dinner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, drinks, laundry, personal expenditure, tips.

Note:  From 31 May 2024 Ilboru Safari Lodge will be replaced with Forest Hill Lodge.

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