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9-Days Ultimate Tanzania North Circuit Safari

From US$ 2,750 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
highlights
  • Great Migration at Serengeti National Park
  • Exotic birds of Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
The safari takes you to the famous Northern circuit parks with most of the time delegated to following and viewing the great Serengeti migration. This safari offers enough time in the Serengeti, so you that you can follow the paths of the ever moving herds without feeling stressed by time factor. Two nights in Serengeti will be spent in a tented mobile camp that follows the migration route. This way we ensure you have a front row to this spectacle.

If you're a wildlife and nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don't want to miss! The trip starts and finishes in Arusha. The last day of the safari ends at the airport for your evening flight.
Day 1 Arrival in Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Airport 45 minutes 3 Star Hotel

Karibu Tanzania - Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approx. 60 Km). Make sure your camera is fully charged and ready for the adventure.

Ilboru Safari Lodge - Dinner included

Day 2 Start the safari: on to Lake Manyara 6 - 8 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast, you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx. 35 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park.

There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.

Country Lodge Karatu - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 3 Drive to Serengeti 2.5 hours Mobile Tented Camp

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today, a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you drive North of Serengeti. The evening is free to rest.

Kenzan Tented Camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 4 Follow the migration in Serengeti Ecosystem 6 - 8 hours Mobile Tented Camp

Today you will leave after breakfast and with lunch packet you will drive as you follow the migrations paths depending on the location. We will spend the day following the great migration of about 1.5 million wildebeests and 500,000 Zebras migrating through the Serengeti Ecosystem.

The adventure is full of packs of lions, cheetahs and other carnivores who are simply waiting for the right moment to strike on their prey. Crocodiles in Serengeti river show no mercy as huge herds cross the river. Thousands are swept by the arrogant waters and the scenes are amazing. Later in the evening, you will drive to your mobile luxury camp for overnight rest.

Kenzan Tented Camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 5 Full days in central Serengeti plains 6 - 8 hours Tented Camp

The next two days you will enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your Central Serengeti camp.

Kisura Tented Camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 6 Full days in central Serengeti plains 6 - 8 hours Tented Camp

Full day in Serengeti endless plains. You can choose have an a balloon safari at an extra fee.

Kisura Tented Camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 7 Full day in ‘African garden of Eden’ Ngorongoro Crater 6 - 8 hours Eco lodge

Today you will drive and descend into the crater (600 m) for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive Eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view the rare black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to the hippo pools on the crater floor.

Continue with the game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 8 Walking to Ngorongoro Empakai crater 6 - 8 hours

This walk begins with a drive through the NCAA to reach Empaakai. You will pass through some of the most outstanding views in the Ngorongoro region. As you pass through Embulbul depression you will see herds of wildebeest or grants gazelle in the large grasslands that cover this depression caused by volcanic mountains. On reaching Empaakai, you will descend to the crater floor as Ol Doinyo Lengai looms over you. On reaching the floor of the crater you will walk around the periphery of Lake Empaakai. Flamingos are commonly seen. This is a great walk for the reasonably fit traveler. Later in the afternoon, you will drive back to the lodge and the rest of the evening is free to rest.

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 9 Village Nature tour (Biking/ Walking) - Departure 6 - 8 hours No Room

After breakfast you will drive south as you say goodbye to this spectacular park. You arrive in the Mto wa Mbu area (close to Lake Manyara) where you will find your bike ready. With a guide you will start to cycle around the mountainous rugged village overlooking Lake Manyara; the topography is spectacular. At some point, you may encounter some wild animals like antelopes. There are a lot of bird species and a camera should not be forgotten.

A picnic lunch packet will be served. If you wish you can also go for African delicacies near Mto wa Mbu. For meat lovers, this is the best time to try swahili barbecue (nyama choma).
In the afternoon, you will drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your afternoon flight back home.

No Accommodation - Breakfast and lunch included

what’s included
  • Park fees
  • Professional driver guide
  • Full Board meals and accommodation on safari
  • Airport transfers
  • 4x4 safari landcruiser with convertible roof
  • Complementary drinking water on the safari vehicle
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Single Room
  • Balloon Ride
what’s excluded
  • Flights
  • Airport arrival or Departure taxes.
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the package.
  • Insurance
  • Single Room supplement
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 7 participants 
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, German & Spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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