This fun itinerary combines transfers by air and road, as well as comfortable, down-to-earth accommodation, to help keep costs down but excitement up. It gives you nine days in some of Tanzania’s wildlife strongholds, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Northern Serengeti. With luck, parts of the Great Migration will still be grazing in the Serengeti and massing along the Mara River, giving you bucket-list sightings.
Other big hitters are Tarangire National Park (famed for its elephants), Lake Manyara (known for huge flocks of flamingos) and Ngorongoro (known for some of the easiest Big 5 sightings in Africa). Driving between lodges allows you to see more of the country and really understand what makes Tanzania so special.