6 Days from$1770 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
This unforgettable camping safari includes game viewing in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa, as well as in the other wonderful national parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti. This trip offers a total safari experience while keeping your travel time to a minimum.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha (or Kilimanjaro)
RATES – PER PERSON USD
1 Person – from USD 2,370 per person
2 People – from USD 1,770 per person
3 People – from USD 1,710 per person
4 People – from USD 1,350 per person
5 People – from USD 1,000 per person
6 People – from USD 1,170 per person
- Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport
- 1 night hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha (B&B)
- Overnight at the Hotels/Campsites according to safari program
- Meals during the safari (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Park entry and camping fees
- Ngorongoro Crater service fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Transport in 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop up roof
- Professional driver/tour guide
- 1.5 liter of drinking mineral water per person per day on safari
- Tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, pillow, chairs, table, mosquito net
- All taxes + VAT
- International flights
- Domestic flights
- Tips and expenses of personal nature
- Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc
- Fees for Olduvai Gorge
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Northern Circuit Adventure‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Northern Circuit Adventure‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
You will meet our professional driving tour guide at your hotel, who will deliver a short safari info briefing. At 9:00 we drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. The Park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa and is also home to three rare species of animals – the greater kudu, the fringed-eared oryx and a few ashy starlings.
- Dinner & overnight at Fanaka Campsite, located outside the National Park.
After breakfast we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The Park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
- Dinner and overnight at Fanaka Campsite
After breakfast we depart from the campsite and drive to Serengeti, via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, arriving on the great Serengeti Plains for a different but just as spectacular wildlife viewing experience. You will pass one of the world’s greatest prehistoric archeological sites at Olduvai Gorge,(optional stop) and then continue your way over the scrublands. The wooded knolls around Naabi Hill Gate mark the Serengeti’s official entrance, which then drops into the Park’s signature wide-open plains. Like no other, this stretch embodies the meaning of the word ‘Serengeti’, which derives from the Maasai ‘Siringet’ and has been artistically translated as ‘the land that flows on forever’.
Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s second largest National Park, covering 6,000 square miles of pristine land; grassland plains, savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands and riverine forests. It offers not only expansive vistas, but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest. As the Northern Circuit Adventure knows no time limit and no km limit, you have a real chance with us to get to know landscapes, plant and animal worlds and to become observers of a hunting scene with luck.
- Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite, located centrally in Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a full day game viewing in Serengeti National Park. The Grumeti, Mbalageti and Mara river systems serve as critical water sources and are often excellent sites for wildlife viewing. Beyond the heralded migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is best known for its big predators, including cheetah and leopard, as well as large prides of lion and clans of hyena. Other commonly seen animals include gazelle, buffalo, giraffe, topi, hartebeest, ostrich and jackal, but it is the full diversity of wildlife and habitats that you will truly find amazing. The greater Serengeti ecosystem actually covers the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and numerous surrounding wildlife-protected lands that combine to a total of almost 17,000 square miles, which is larger than the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island all together!
- Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite
Our day starts with a morning game drive, the active time of the day when it’s not hot yet, so there is a lot to see out and about until 11:30am when we return back to the camp for brunch. On our way back we will stop at Olduvai Gorge (optional), a fascinating archaeological site we will visit if you are interested in history and the Maasai tribes. We head to our campsite which has stunning views of Ngorongoro and the surrounding highland.
- Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite on the crater rim
Our last day starts very early in the morning, equipped with a picnic lunch, for the descent 2,000 ft down to the crater floor in our 4×4 vehicle for game viewing. This ‘Garden of Eden’ is a huge, deep volcanic crater where rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water are the perfect home for diverse and numerous wildlife. There are up to 25,000 larger animals living here and its one of the best opportunities to see black rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late evening we drive back to Arusha and you will be dropped at your hotel.