6 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari

serengeti safari

Overview

This 6 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari offers you an opportunity to visit all the major parks of the northern circuit. Visit Tanzania’s Northern best parks with breathtaking wildlife (Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park) in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes and the variety and volume of wildlife we see are unforgettable. Epic, in the true sense of the word!

 

Parks Visited

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after your breakfast you will be collected from your lodging in Arusha by our professional safari guide/ driver. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a 2 hr drive along a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep, we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
After collecting full day memories in Tarangire we drive to one of our carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Our Accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we continue our epic safari to Lake Manyara National Park. This relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy percent of the park’s surface area. Flooding and drying with the seasons the soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo as well as over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and, with some luck and tree climbing lions. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After another memorable game drive we retire at our booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast in Lake Manyara National Park, we continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. After an extensive game drive, We drive to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4
Full Day Serengeti National Park

This entire day is set aside for game drives in the Serengeti with picnic lunch. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to accommodation for relaxation, dinner and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Day 5
Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Waking up to an early morning breakfast, we transfer south of Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater.
When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland, and glistening lakes and swamps. The Crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago.
The drive down the into the Crater is an adventure in itself and when you reach the Crater floor, you quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more than 500 bird species. The Crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino, which can sometimes be spotted in the open grasslands.
After the full day inside the Crater, we head to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6
Transfer to Arusha

We enjoy our last breakfast at the accommodation before we pack up and depart for Arusha. Exiting the park we drive back with a picnic lunch stop. Continue to the airport for your flight home or consider an extension to the beaches of the Tanzanian Coast.