One way of keeping to a budget is to swap moving between lodges by flying in light aircraft for driving with a private guide. Not only is this cost-friendly but you also have more time on the ground and can really get a sense of Northern Tanzania as you pass quaint villages you’d otherwise not see. Also, every transfer is a potential game drive and you might come across a lucky sighting that would otherwise have passed you by!
This all-driving itinerary encompasses a classic loop that starts in Arusha – Tanzania’s keystone safari town – and wends you through Tarangire, Karatu, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Western Corridor and the Northern Serengeti. What more could you ask for?