The principal national parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania are Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Kilimanjaro and Serengeti. The Octagon lodge is ideally situated within driving distance of these game viewing areas so it can provide the perfect base to explore these key attractions. Each park has its uniquely individual attractions so please contact us if you would like detailed information or guidance on how to plan your ultimate safari. We are happy to suggest sample itineraries which we can customize to your personal timetable and desired expenditure. We are sure we can tailor a plan to suit your needs.

Walking safaris are very popular and provide a pleasant opportunity to take a break from game viewing and experience the exceptional beauty of the landscape from a different vantage point. We have qualified rangers and guides who are happy to take you into the forest of Ngorongoro where you will see the brilliantly varied vegetation of this exceptional area and you can learn all about the animals, insects and ecology of the forest.

Cultural tours are a terrific way to learn more about the people, crafts and traditions of the people of Tanzania.

Mountain biking is a lovely way to explore the countryside and take a little fresh air during your holidays. The rolling hills and farmlands surrounding the Octagon Safari Lodge provide the perfect back drop for some idyllic cycling and we can tailor the course and the routes to suit your requirements whether it be a gentle roll through the wilderness or a tough ride to push you to your limits.

The game viewing in Tanzania is possibly the best anywhere in the world. At any one of Tanzania's game reservations, visitors can expect to see the elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo and even the odd elusive rhino! Birdlife is particularly abundant also with literally hundreds of species of birds of exceptional beauty and color to be found within a small distance from the safari lodge.