Tanzania northern circuit

5 days—Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara active safari

$1800-2200 USD

Safari summary

This is one of our most popular tours. It allows you to spend a very reasonable amount of time in the Serengeti (2 nights) and still have the chance to explore Ngorongoro and Manyara National Parks. You can either do the tour by land (circle itinerary) or fly back from the Serengeti to remove the backtracking.

About this tour
Tour type Custom, tailor-made, private
Main focus Game drives
Activity level Easy activity
Best months January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Countries visited
country.name Tanzania
Parks visited
Lake Manyara
Ngorongoro Crater

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Bird watching—with professional guide
  • Photography safari—with professional guide
What’s included?
Private vehicle and driver
Park fees
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
All drinks


Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara

Pick up from your hotel at 8 am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full-day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery. It is well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs, mahogany trees, and a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a vast amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. Afternoon return to the camp for dinner.

Africa Safari Lake Manyara (luxury tent)

Serengeti National Park


After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. Although long, the driving itself is spectacular. As you progress, the Serengeti is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it's the place to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings filmed in this park.

Acacia Central Camp Mid-range tented camp

Serengeti National Park


A full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake-up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with a picnic lunch.

Acacia Central Camp Mid-range tented camp

Serengeti to Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater

On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch, and then we'll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. Witness the Black Rhino. And soda lake with a significant concentration of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

Rhino Lodge Mid-range lodge

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5 pm, although we are flexible if there is a flight to catch or another situation.

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