8 Days Northern Circuit Tanzania Safari

  • Arusha National Park - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tarangire National Park

8 Days Northern Circuit Tanzania Safari

  • Arusha National Park - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tarangire National Park

Adventurous Safari in Tanzania

Why is Tanzania such a great safari destination? Superb wildlife viewing, the annual great migration, authentic African wilderness, the enchanting Zanzibar, adventure, relaxing atmosphere, and fun environment are only some of the reasons to visit Tanzania. Tanzania Private Tours will make sure that you get the safari you've ever dreamt of! What are you waiting for? Book your safari now!

Highlights

  • "Big Five" safari
  • Daily game drives
  • Bird viewing and lion safari
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Daily meals and picnic lunches
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Exclusive safari vehicle
  • 8 activity days
  • English
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Arusha Impala Hotel

Impala Hotel is a luxurius hotel located in Arusha city. Its main theme is the modern African touch. This hotel is extremely popular with local businessmen and tourists touring Tanzania for its delicious lunch buffets and accommodation.

Endoro Lodge Karatu

Endoro Lodge Karatu provides you with the finest accommodations and service. The lodge is nestled in the hills of Karatu surrounded by lush green beauty.

Sopa Lodges or Seronera Wildlife

Sopa Lodges have been individually designed to compliment and blend in with its magnificent surroundings. You can also choose to stay at Seronera Wildlife which has beautiful views and surroundings.

Roika Lodge

Roika Lodge is nestled on the banks of Tarangire River and it is located in a mere 5-kilometer away from the main entrance of Tarangire National Park. The lodge is also within driving distance to Lake Manyara and the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 1: Arrival and safari at Arusha National Park

On arrival, you will have a “meet and greet” session with a special gift at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Then, there will be a short safari at the Arusha National Park (due to your flight arrival time). You will be transferred for dinner and have an overnight stay at Arusha Impala Hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner and breakfast

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked up and depart for Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic box. You will have a game viewing session in this tiny but very diverse park, a combination of Rift Valley Lake, dense woodlands, and steep mountainside. Manyara is a bird paradise which hosts more than 380 species. There is a Soda Lake with thousands of flamingos. It is quite a spectacular sight and famous for its tree climbing lions. Enjoy your picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Magadi. In the late afternoon, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and have an overnight stay at Endoro Lodge Karatu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

You will depart after breakfast and drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area for approximately 6 hours with a picnic lunch. En-route, you will have a game viewing session as you drive across into Southern Serengeti.

Serengeti means “endless plains” in Maasai. Serengeti is home to the world’s greatest mammal migration and houses a spectacular concentration of wildlife. More than 1.5 million wildebeest move into the Maasai Mara every year in search of new pastures. Your overnight stay will be at Sopa Lodge or Seronera Wildlife.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Full day safari at Serengeti National Park

See this magnificent wilderness where the wild animals temporarily lend you their space and where you can enjoy the most beautiful African landscapes as you open your eyes in the morning. For proximity to nature and wildlife, this is the ideal way to come into closest contact with the African wilderness. Today, you will have a full day game viewing in the hope of witnessing the grand show of the wildebeest as they migrate. Your overnight stay would be at Sopa Lodge or Seronera Wildlife.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Olduvai Gorge (optional) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

You will depart in the morning with a picnic lunch and drive across from South Serengeti with game viewing en-route to Ngorongoro. On the way, you will stop over at Olduvai Gorge (optional). Olduvai Gorge is located outside the crater but within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and it is commonly referred to as the "the cradle of mankind". It is the place where the famous archeologist, Dr. Leakey and his wife, Mary, excavated the skull in 1959 which is believed to be one of the earliest men on earth, probably Adam! You will arrive in the late afternoon, refresh yourself, and relax. Enjoy Endoro Lodge Karatu, a beautifully positioned lodge right on the rim of the crater.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

You will drive into Ngorongoro Crater floor with a lunch box. Descend into one of the eighth wonders of the world! Enjoy a spectacular sight as you drive down into the crater floor, the largest intact caldera in the world at 600-meter deep. It is home to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals and is one of the places in Africa where you stand a chance of seeing the "Big Five" (lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, and elephants) in the course of today’s game drive. Your overnight stay would be at Roika Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park with a lunch box. En-route, you will have a game drive with a short break for lunch. Tarangire is unique due to huge Baobab trees and largest herds of elephants. Enjoy your game drive until late evening and drive to the lodge for dinner and have an overnight stay at Roika Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Arusha Market and departure

Early in the morning, you will set out on an exciting game drive to view the teeming wildlife savoring their morning kill. You will go back to the lodge for late breakfast, get prepared, and drive back to Arusha. You can stop for shopping by the local and typical market if time allowed and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for an international flight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Arusha National Park

With Mount Meru in its western corridor and Kilimanjaro over to the east, Arusha National Park encompasses placid alkaline lakes, montane forest, and open glades. Being named after the safari capital, Arusha, this national park is a 40-minute drive away from Arusha Town and approximately 60 kilometers (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

Arusha National Park includes the Momela Lakes, Mount Meru, and the Ngurdoto Crater. Both the fabulous Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can be seen from the park during fine weather. Arusha National Park is famous for its 575 species of birdlife, both migrant and resident. It is the only place on the Northern Circuit where one can easily find the black and white colobus monkey.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a beautiful national park due to its ever changing environment / habitats. One minute you are in thick green forest, the next minute you are in Acacia, and then out into the flooding plains of Lake Manyara. It rests at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment which is very famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Lake Manyara National Park extends over 330 square kilometers of the northern Rift Valley floor, southwest of Arusha. Its centerpiece is Lake Manyara, a fluctuating body of alkaline water set within a shallow sump at the base of the Rift Valley. This park is famous for its tree-climbing lions which tend to sprawl out along the branches of Acacia trees most of the day.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th Wonder of the World. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains and more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet, even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers inargurably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffaloes, smaller groups of elephants and giraffes, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topis, kongonis, impalas, and Grant’s gazelles.

The spectacle of predators versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion proudly feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while an abundance of cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species can be found here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.

As alluring as the game-viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti plains, stretching across sunburnt savanna to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. Yet, after the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. There are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees, and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Set in northern Tanzania, sharing part of the Serengeti plains to the north-west and with the towns of Arusha and Moshi and Mount Kilimanjaro to the east, Ngorongoro forms part of the unique Serengeti ecosystem.

Called the 8th Wonder of the World and stretching across some 8,300 square kilometers, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people, and archaeology that is unsurpassed in Africa.

The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Maasai. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles. Its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors.

Tarangire National Park

Talking about Tarangire National Park, one has to think of the following things: elephant migration, birding, baobab trees, and quiet authentic safari atmosphere located slightly off the main safari route in Northern Tanzania. These are giant components of a unique ecosystem that managed to remain relatively unscathed through ages.

Tarangire National Park is one of the few national parks in Tanzania with a hydrological regime that ensures the permanent year-round water supply that offering a critical dry season refuge for residents and migratory animal. This makes Tarangire National Park another greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem which provides refuge to many wild animals.

You may have an optional visit to a typical Maasai Village.

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals and picnic lunches
  • Game drives as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Luggage insurance
  • Medical insurance and evacuation
  • Mineral water in the car during all safari tours
  • Park entry, car, crater fees
  • Service of an English speaking driver / guide
  • Transfers and all handling on ground
  • Transportation by exclusive 4 x 4 vehicle with pop up roof
  • All items of personal nature
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Intercontinental / international flights
  • Laundry service
  • Telephone / email services
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where Tanzania Private Tours will pick you up at the airport. The pick up service is included in the price.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Silvia P. from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "We booked our 7 day safari in the northern parks with private safari tours and we are satisfied flat. They have proved immediately competent and professional, and we have followed step by step in the itinerary planning, also by telephone. The guide, Everest, was always friendly and helpful and it turned out really prepared. His Italian was basic and conversations could not be that much depth, but we enjoyed it anyway. the accommodations were excellent, all beautiful."

    Trip Advisor, edited

  • Review by Beba R.
    9 out of 10

    "I have been traveling with Seif last December and I had one of the most exciting trips of my life. The accommodation was excellent, the weather was dry and sunny, the safari was incredible, and I had the chance to spend Christmas with local people. God bless you, Seif! "

    Tanzania Private Tours website, edited

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