Guided Tanzania Road Trip

It doesn’t get more iconic than Tanzania’s Northern safari circuit. You’ll see everything the region is famous for, while also exploring some lesser-known areas. Starting with one night in the town of Arusha, where you’ll take time to settle into the sights and sounds of East African life. You travel on to Tarangire National Park, where you’ll enjoy the epic landscapes and marvel at the large elephant herds. Finally, we split your Serengeti experience into two parts. First, track the great wildebeest migration, where millions of animals travel through the plains in search of their next home. Second, we cross over to the opposite side of the Serengeti ecosystem to escape the crowds and search for an up-close big game experience.

Trip Highlights
Big cat sightings in the Serengeti
Huge herds of elephant in Tarangire
Incredible landscapes throughout
The Great Migration
When To Go
Jan - Mar, Jun - Dec
Ideal Length
1-2 weeks

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

The Serengeti is an iconic, once-in-a-lifetime experience. The dramatic open plains and the sheer volume of migrating herds make this the unrivalled highlight of the trip. But, we know that North Tanzania has more to offer and have included some other destinations to ensure you see it all. Get ready for an amazing game viewing experience.

"Take in the incredible resident wildlife within the Ngorongoro Crater before following the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, two of the most iconic experiences on safari. These are just a couple of the safari activities on offer in Tanzania and then, of course, there is Zanzibar for rest and relaxing, the perfect end to any safari."


Sophie Robinson, Nomad Tanzania



Relax in and around Arusha, a tranquil town
Lake Duliti Lodge
Cultural interactions are fascinating across East Africa
Tarangire National Park
Top tip: travel in shoulder season (March or November). The rates tumble down and the wildlife is still there but without the crowds.
Expect some brilliant big cat encounters
Southern Serengeti
The greatest show on earth, 'The Great Migration'
Northern Serengeti
Get stuck in with wonderful walking safaris
Northern Serengeti, Lamai
Weather watch: heavy rains come in April and May and expect short rains in November. All year, pack a fleece for chilly mornings and evenings.
A few more tips...




  • The gateway to the Northern safari circuit and a great spot to acclimatise to ‘Africa time’.
  • Try the wonderful local coffee, most lodges grow their own beans. 
  • Stock up on anything you have forgotten (especially bug spray and sunblock).


Tarangire National Park

  • Get ready for some of the largest herds of buffalo and elephant in East Africa.
  • Take it slow, get into the safari rhythm. 
  • Cover up your legs and arms on game drives to protect them from tsetse flies.

Southern Serengeti 

  • Enjoy prime viewing of the wildebeest migration from January to March.
  • Listen to the sounds of the bush from your luxury tented camp.
  • Ask your guide every question under the sun!

Northern Serengeti 

  • Witness the famous river crossings into the Masai Mara during July and August. 
  • Scan the rocky landscapes for a leopard. 
  • Choose a walking safari for a ground-level bush experience.  
Ethical Travel 


Nemo believes in setting the bar high with ethical travel and sustainable practices. This starts in our office in London with our paperless policy and commitment to send 1% of our profits to Hello World, our chosen charity. Our commitment to ethical travel filters down into our trips, too. We use local hotels and partners so that your travel supports local businesses. A huge part of our dream at Nemo is to help protect our planet and the communities within it. Every trip we deliver brings us closer to our goal - to make a difference. 

The Nemo Guarantee 


We are a fully licensed tour operator (ATOL no.11603) and any payments you make are 100% financially protected. We’ve got you covered from the moment you book your trip to when you arrive home again. So, leave it to us! We’ll take responsibility for seamless logistics and are on hand in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong (see t & c’s). How about that for peace of mind!


Our goal is to work with your personal travel dreams and provide a fun, stress-free experience. Our Travel Nerds combine industry-leading technology with individual service and no request is too big or too small. We know that the web is full of price-comparison websites but our fully customised Nemo trip will tick all your boxes - expert advice, individual service and yes, even great value. 


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