Tanzania Lodge Safari

5 days—Tanzania Northern Circuit Lodge Safari - Visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks

$2390-2560 USD

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Safari summary

The northern tourism circuit is by far the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania, comprising most of the must-see destinations in the country. If you're a first-time visitor to Tanzania, this is where you want to be. The circuit starts in Arusha and includes, from east to west: Arusha National Park at the foot of Mount Meru, Tarangire National Park 110km southwest of the town of Arusha, Manyara Ranch between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park at the bottom of the Gregory Rift, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (which includes the Ngorongoro caldera, the Empakaai Crater and the southern Serengeti plains of Lake Ndutu), and the Serengeti National Park that stretches north to the Tanzania/Kenya border.


About this tour

Tour type Set-date, set-itinerary, group
Main focus Game drives
Activity level Easy activity
Best months January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, December
Countries
Parks

Fine details

Safari highlights
  • Bird watching—with professional guide
  • Bushman | tribal visits
  • Wildlife sanctuaries
What’s included?
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All drinks
  • Meals
  • Park fees
  • Private vehicle and driver
What’s not included?
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hot air balloons
  • Internal flights
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • Private vehicle and driver
  • Spa treatments
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas

Itinerary

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire

After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate 2-hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by predators such as lions.

Marera Valley Lodge

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti

Depart around 8 am from your Lodge to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Highlands. Arrive for afternoon game drives; This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for its yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.

Robin Safari Camp

Full Day Serengeti Game Drives

Serengeti

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls.

Robin Safari Camp

Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some morning game en route viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early morning to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breathtaking view. Descend to the crater rim for some excellent game drives before late afternoon's return to Arusha, Moshi or Airport for departure.

Marera Valley

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you will drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowl. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons.

Arusha or Moshi

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