Tanzania Lodge Safari

6 days—Tanzania Northern Circuit Lodge Safari - 6 Days Itinerary.with Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire ans Lake Manyara National Parks

$1920-2180 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
Set-date, set-itinerary, group
Easy activity
Main focus:

Game drives

Best months: 
All months

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Bird watching—with professional guide
  • Bushman | tribal visits
  • Wildlife sanctuaries
Countries visited
country.name Tanzania
Parks visited
Lake Manyara
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti
Tarangire
What’s included?
Airport transfers
Meals
All drinks
Park fees
Accommodation
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Laundry
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
Private vehicle and driver
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 as 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 a range of predators such as lions.

Marera Valley Lodge

Lake manyara national park

Lake Manyara

After breakfast, you will travel from the Tarangire Area 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 waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons.

Marera Valley Lodge

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti

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 the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.

Ikoma Tented Camp or similar

Serengeti National Park

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.

Ikoma tented Lodge or Similar

Serengeti to Karatu Coffee Walk

Serengeti

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon 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 breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands.

Marera Valley Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast at daybreak, you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon

Your lodge in Arusha/Moshi

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