Tanzania Northern Circuit

Memories for a Lifetime 
Most people when conjuring up images of Africa have the vast open grasslands of the Serengeti in mind. This iconic African landscape has become famous over the years for the biggest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Great Migration! With the introduction of Rhino, the Serengeti now boasts the Big 5. With the combination of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, another African icon, and the scenic gem Lake Manyara National Park you’ll experience a safari that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Day 1: Arrival day

Meet at Kilimanjaro international then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight

Overnight at Mt Meru Hotel

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred by road to Lake Manyara National Park. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem. The Park is best known for its tree climbing lions, but you will also encounter elephants, buffalo, primates and astounding bird life. After a picnic lunch and game drive we continue to the  highlands of Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House  (Lunch & dinner included)

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Highland to Serengeti
Following breakfast at Ngorongoro Farm House, you have the option to go on a nature walk to Endoro Falls. This walking safari takes you through the forest to the Elephant Cave and Endoro Water Falls. Different sightings of animals will include amazing birdlife common on this unspoilt forest. Alternatively you can also visit Olduvai Gorge – ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ – where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the first fossils of hominids that walked upright. Later in the day we go on a game drive to Central  Serengeti with lunch enroute.

Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 4: Serengeti Central to Ndutu Area
We  spend the morning game viewing in Central Serengeti. This area is beautiful all year around and teaming with buffalos, hippos, impalas, warthogs, topis, hartebeests, giraffes, lions and leopards.
We then head to the  Southern end of  Serengeti around the Ndutu area. In the heart of the Serengeti Plain, at the head of Olduvai Gorge, beside a small lake set in beautiful acacia woodland, with the mighty backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands is the Ndutu area.

Overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 5: Serengeti / Ndutu Area
After a delicious breakfast we depart for a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti/Ndutu area, exploring the grass plains and woodlands area in search of lions, cheetahs and wildebeest migration, zebras and gazelles. In Early February the wildebeest calving peaks over a 2-3 week period and along with it are increased chances of predator activity.

Overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6: Serengeti/Ndutu Area to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we will continue our game drive in Serengeti, then drive for our overnight stay on the edge of the Crater’s rim within the Ngorongoro Crater highland.

Overnight at Rhino Lodge (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha or Departure
Known as the eighth wonder of the world and land of the Maasai people, this protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley. Volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archeological sites form this magnificent landscape.

After a delicious breakfast, we depart early to make the best of the day in the Crater.  One of Tanzania’s safari icons, the Crater is known for both its wonderful scenery and its varied wildlife.  The bottom of the crater (265 km square) is dotted with watering holes and shelters almost 30,000 animals, including lions and rare black rhinos, in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of a volcano.

Later this day, we drive back to Arusha or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return international flight.

 

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