Northern Circuit Safari - 8 Days
Destination:Tarangire, Manyara ,Serengeti and Ngorongoro
Major Attractions:Big Five, Tarangire river, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater
Tour Guides Language: English
Starting Point: Arusha/Moshi
Ending Point: Arusha/Moshi
Safari Activity: Game drive
Additional info: Provide armed rangers to escort travelers during night safari.
- Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Transfer to Tarangire National Park
- Game Drive In Tarangire and Transfer To Serengeti National Park
- Full Day Game Drive In Serengeti
- Full Day Game Drive In Ndutu Plains
- Transfer to Ngorongoro Via Olduvai Gorge
- Full Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater
- Transfer To Manyara National Park Via Empakai Crater
- Game Drive In Manyara and Transfer To Arusha
Pick up from the airport upon arrival by a professional guide. Transfer to the booked hotel in Arusha for check in. Get a short safari briefing from the tour guide for the safari overview.
Leave by 7:00 from Arusha while heading to Tarangire famously known for its large herds of elephants and baobab trees. Arrive by 9:00 in the park and start exploring the wilderness. Pass across Tarangire river to spot giraffes and zebras drinking water. Game view to spot big cats, wildebeests, antelopes and a variety of bird species including the Masai Ostrich (the world’s largest bird). Break for lunch at one of the amazing picnic sites and proceed with game drive till evening. Transfer to the booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Leave at 6:00 am for an early morning drive to explore early killings from the big cats. Return to the camp around 9:30 for breakfast and shower Checkout of the hotel and proceed with the transfer to Serengeti with packed lunch. Arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to the booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Leave for a day’s game drive in the central Serengeti. Game view to spot big cats, wildebeests, elephants, giraffes, elands, antelopes and others. If lucky, you may be able to spot a rhino. Break for lunch and proceed with game drive till late afternoon. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and sleep.
Leave for a full day game drive to witness “The Great Migration” where thousands of wildebeests, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles migrate to Maasai Mara in search for fresh pasture and water. Explore the plains while tracking the migration with predators like lions awaiting. Break for a picnic lunch and proceed with game drive till late afternoon. Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Leave for Olduvai Gorge, an anthropological site holding remains for the first human. Have lunch enroute and proceed with the drive to Ngorongoro. Arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to the booked hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Start descending down the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera which is a home to a variety of animals and bird species. Game drive in the crater to spot Big Five, elands, buffalos, jackals and thousands of flamingos. Break for lunch at a picnic site and proceed with game drive till late afternoon. Ascend out of the crater and transfer back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Take a walk along the alkaline lake filled with a large number of flamingos. Break for lunch and drive to Manyara to arrive in the evening. Upon arrival, check in at the booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Leave for a day’s game drive in the park. Game viewing to spot elephants, famous tree-climbing lions, giraffes, large flocks of flamingos and many other animals. Proceed by visiting Hot Springs to see hot mineral water of over 60 degrees Fahrenheit flowing over the rocks. Break for lunch and advance with an afternoon game drive till late afternoon. Drive back to Arusha to the previous accommodations or a flight back home.
- Safari boots.
- Dark colored long sleeved shirts.
- Warm sweater.
- 2-3 trousers/pants.
- Sun hats and glasses.
- 3 to 4 pairs of socks.
- Light rain coat.
- Cotton underwear.
- 3 to 4 pairs of socks
- Pair of flip flop or sandals.
- Yellow fever health card (most crucial when travelling to Tanzania).
- Pain killers.
- Mosquito repellants.
- Malaria medication.
- Bandages and plasters.
- Antihistamine for cases of insects bites.
- Allergy medication.
- Digital camera with extra batteries.
- Tablet or Ipad for doing personal work or storing information.
- Toilet paper/Tissue.
- Shampoo and air conditioner.
It’s important to pack the right and necessary clothing needed for an African safari. This is due to weather conditions and nature of the trip. Bright colored clothes are strictly prohibited.
Safari clothes include:
Health safety is highly required while on a safari. Though health insurance is issued by the tour company, personal preparation won’t do any harm. Consider having
The necessary devices include:
Hotels and lodges provide toiletries though personal stuffs will be of a great help especially if nature calls and you have to use bush toilet. Consider packing:
Supply Of Cash
Having cash is mostly recommended in a safari since not all places use credit cards. Additionally cash is most useful in case of purchasing personal items. US dollar is highly used for payment.
A wildlife safari is one of the greatest adventures that creates wonderful and lifetime memories.
- National park entrance fees.
- Full board accommodation on tour.
- Service of an English speaking driver guide.
- Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari.
- Game drives as per the Itinerary.
- Complimentary bottle of water the first and second day.
- Government taxes.
- International flights.
- Transport outside the itinerary schedule.
- Departure taxes.
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended).
- Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them).
- Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.