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Northern Tanzania is the home of the classic safari experience, a spectacularly diverse cluster of eco-systems and habitats, linked by the movements of as definitive a cross- section of wildlife as is found on the African Continent. From the endless short-grass plains of the Serengeti to the dense riverine forests of Lake Manyara, the classic African savannah of Tarangire to the lushly blended eco-systems of Ngorongoro, there runs a shifting migration of African wildlife that perfectly captures the safari experience

Hippo are based in Dar es Salaam, to the South of the country and in conjunction with our affiliated company in the north, we operate a limited series of safaris across the world-famous Northern Circuit of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and beyond. We operate the different, the exclusive, the adventurous and the special, based on our experience guiding across these areas for ten years.

Serengeti and Ngorongoro are justifiably world-famous, but there are still different ways to encounter them, leaving the crowds behind in search of genuine African Adventure. Away from the main trails, there are active volcanoes, cave paintings, genuine tribal encounters, unhurried wildlife and landscapes that would not seem out of place amongst the primeval fires of Creation.

The Most Famous National Park in the World, this vast park is the backdrop for the epic sweep of the wildebeest migration, the most fantastic natural spectacle on the planet. A park the size of Northern Ireland, it is still possible to leave the majority of visitors behind and discover your own private gamelands with the right safari company.

Ngorongoro Crater

A sunken crater ringed by sheer 2,000 feet walls, this spectacular natural amphitheatre is compared to the original Garden Of Eden with a definitive range of eco-systems, resident wildlife and a very real chance of seeing the Big Five in a single day.

Ngorongoro Highlands

These rolling verdant hills East of Ngorongoro Crater provide classic trekking opportunities, walking amongst wildlife with Masai Warrior guides to little known craters and volcanoes.


The classic Africa of giant Baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland, populated by huge herds of elephant and a dry season population second only to Ngorongoro in numbers.

Lake Manyara

Hemingway's Rift Valley oasis, this small pocket of riverine forest, nestled at the foot of the Rift Valley Escarpment is home to an astonishing biomass of tropical birds, monkeys and classic African Big Five game. Canoeing on the lake, village walks and mountain biking all add dynamic elements to the safari opportunities.

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