6 Days from$2580 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
On this safari visit the most iconic parks of the northern safari circuit of Tanzania: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park (where you will stay 2 nights) and Ngorongoro Crater. Tarangire is known for its ancient baobab trees and large elephant herds, Lake Manyara for its breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, Serengeti National Park for the annual great wildebeest migration and abundance of remarkable animals and birds and Ngorongoro Crater as an amazing natural wonder of the world.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Dik Dik, Vervet Monkey, Kudu, Eland, Oryx, Waterbuck, Warthog, Mongoose, Duiker
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
Minimum age:5 years
- Mid-range tour using lodges and tented camps
- Private tour, exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others
- Can start any day if availability permits
- Can be customized, you can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour
- Suitable for solo travelers who can book this private tour
- Suitable for all ages
- Activities: game drives in open-sided 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof
- Transfer from and back to the airport is included
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 2,580 per person
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Day by Day Overview
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am and take you to a very special national park, Tarangire, famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The park is particularly known for its abundance of ancient baobab trees (the largest trees on the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. Along the Tarangire River is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating, boasting an observatory with amazing views to the river and wildlife (with good chances of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). In the afternoon we will do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation (throughout the safari it’s your choice of accommodation level).
Today is a beautiful short journey across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as its growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscape of Lake Manyara is something that cannot be described with words and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background. During this day, some possible extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, transfer to the camp for dinner.
After an early breakfast, depart towards one of the most famous national parks in the world, the Serengeti. You will drive up the crater highlands, making a quick stop at the rim for an out of this world view of Ngorongoro Crater. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in Swahili, ‘endless plains’. The park has 6,900 sq miles and for most of it the plains stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes including the abundant impalas and Thomson’s gazelles. As for big cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park.
Enjoy a full day in the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you 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 picnic lunch.
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order 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 proceed to Ngorongoro Crater, the 8th Wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s Ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are some of the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World. You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner.
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 in case there is a flight to catch or another situation.