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CLASSIC NORTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARI 


Your 7 Night-8 Day Safari Adventure

To help you envision your safari adventure, we offer you a sample itinerary for the northern circuit that is a classic favorite of our guests. This itinerary features the finest accommodations for your consideration. We can adjust the itinerary to meet your specific interests and needs and to be comfortable for your budget.

We hope your plans include joining us for the GREAT MIGRATION of the wildebeest – a breathtaking must-see event! The best times to catch the wave of excitement are the middle of December to March, and July to September. If the Great Migration is top of your wish-list, please take a look at our sample itinerary for the Great Migration Experience.

Our northern circuit itinerary is ideally suited for couples, families, and wildlife enthusiasts.

Safari Highlights: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park

Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our driver will be waiting to greet you and take you to the serenity of your lodge where he will provide a full pre-safari briefing followed by time to unwind from your flight and begin to settle into your holiday.  

The Arusha Hotel one of the finest establishments easily accessible to all amenities.

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park – home of the highest population of elephants, wildebeest, pride of lions, and over 400 species of birds. There will be lots of time for taking pictures. We’ll have a relaxing lunch in the great outdoors and then continue our game drive until the African sun begins to set. We return to camp in time for a luxuriously hot shower followed by dinner and storytelling.

Maramboi Tented Camp, awarded for its service excellence and overlooking the picturesque Rift Valley

Days 3: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park

 

On our way to the Serengeti, we’ll pass through scenic Mosquito Creek, cross the Great Rift Valley escarpment, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Highlands, where you will get your first glimpse of the Ngorongoro Crater. Along the way, you will see the Maasai herding their cattle – their prized possession - across the open plains.  We’ll pick the perfect place for a picnic lunch so you can continue to enjoy the scenic beauty.  We proceed with a game on route as we enter the Serengeti and make our way to a luxury safari camp for dinner and a night of relaxation.

Ang’ata Serengeti Camp known for its warm hospitality, stellar views, and outstanding cuisine

Day 4:  Serengeti

Today is a full game drive. The Serengeti is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The name comes from the Maasai word “siri nget” meaning “endless plains”. This vast savannah hosts the world’s largest surviving concentration of endless plains. In addition to the short grasses, there are beautiful rocky out-cropping called kopjes and thousands of acres of bush and acacia woodland. In the Central Serengeti, known as the Seronera, there is a plentiful supply of water which lures the big cats and elephants during the dry season; it’s the perfect spot for taking pictures and for our picnic lunch.

During the middle of December to March and July to September, get ready to see the wildebeest marching down from the hills of the Northern Serengeti. Approximately 1.5 million wildebeest migrate annually throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara. In the mix are zebra and gazelle which bring the population of those crossing the plains to 2 million. During the height of the migration, the floor of the Serengeti is blanketed with wildebeest. We’ll take you to the centre of the action where you’ll see an endless stream of wildebeest racing across the roads, lingering by the nearest waterhole, playfully locking horns with each other, and grazing leisurely on the lush grasses.

We continue northward to explore the changing eco-systems and search for wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, antelopes and soaring eagles. At the end of the day, we return to our camp for fine cuisine and a night of rest.

Ang’ata Serengeti Camp known for its warm hospitality, stellar views, and outstanding cuisine

Day 5:  Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Today, we continue with another adventure-filled game drive. Our expert guide and driver commit to taking you to those remote locations that will make your holiday extra special and memorable. Depending on your interests, they will take you off the beaten tourist track to explore the untamed wilderness that is distinctively the Serengeti. Get ready to experience the real Serengeti that so few have seen. Lunch is served overlooking the stunning plains of the Serengeti. In the afternoon, we make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater where we will settle in for the night.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, seated at the highest point on the crater’s rim and offering you supreme views

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you’ll have an all day excursion to the World Heritage Site - Ngorongoro Crater - for game viewing on the crater floor. The crater is the home of the largest African mammals. Here is one of the few remaining places where it is possible to encounter the highly endangered black rhino. It is also possible to see elephants (mostly lone or “bachelor” bulls), prides of lion, hippos, a resident herd of wildebeest, zebra, various gazelles, and baboons.  We will have lunch at the picnic site at the water’s edge, and then we’ll ascend back to the crater rim seeing more game along the way. Our day ends with a soothing shower, dinner, and relaxing by the fireplace.

Endoro Lodge, a tranquil luxury getaway nestled in the Highlands of Ngorongoro.

Day 7 Ngorongoro Highlands - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch, where we enjoy game viewing at the park until late afternoon.  Lake Manyara is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s National Parks, with its combination of the Rift Valley, ground water forest, lake, and dense woodland.  After lunch, we leisurely make our way back to Arusha with shopping en route for those of you who would like to take a few souvenirs home as memories of your holiday.

Mount Meru Hotel offering premier service and quality; the ideal place to end your holiday.

Day 8: We have come to the end of our safari.

Depending on your plans, our guides can work with you to make travel arrangements to other destinations.  We will make sure to take care of you whether you are traveling onwards or catching a flight back home. 

Note: If you have a few extra days, consider extending your stay. You can add one, or a combination, of these exciting destinations to your travel plans: A beach getaway to Zanzibar or a trip to the southern circuit - Selous National Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Mikumi National Park.

Safiri Salama…Safe travels back home!

 

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