- Enjoy the world famous Ngorongoro Crater National Park
- Top National Safari Parks in Tanzania
This specific safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari tour.The itinerary has been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while keeping your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum, i.e. you will be doing a lot of exciting safaris most of the time.
About Tarangire National Park: Features some of the greatest concentration of game-drive opportunities in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.
About Serengeti National Park: A massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure, and plenty of wildlife. Serengeti National Park is one of the world's best safari parks, if not the best.!.
We kindly refer to the Itinerary for a day-by-day description of this tour.
About Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals.
About Lake Manyara: Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions.
Early in the morning after getting breakfast the journey from Moshi to Tarangire National Park will start. Only two and half hours or so's drive out from the city of Arusha, this is arguably one of East Africa's last discovered jewels and is well worth including in a visit up here. Often dubbed as the main reason to come here, the vast elephant herds that wander in and out of the park throughout the year are to be seen to be believed. This is not, however, the only reason to come here with both lesser and great Kudu to be seen, plentiful lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as a variety of interesting habitats.
In the morning our after getting a breakfast and relax for a bit, a journey to Serengeti National Park will begin. Serengeti is one of those very rare places that has a huge reputation, yet still somehow manages to surpass expectations and take your breath away. Surrounded by remarkable tribes such as the Masai and Hadzabe, this wider area is also fascinating from a cultural perspective. In a nutshell, the Serengeti is the mother of all safari parks and the most celebrated wildlife reserve in the world.
In this day you will explore Serengeti National Park. Our tour guides will take you to see huge herds of wildebeest and zebra move in a clockwise direction around the vast plains, searching for fresh grazing grounds. Witnessing the migration in the Serengeti is really as good as it gets in terms of your Tanzania Safari. The Serengeti is one of the very few places in Africa where the game viewing is outstanding at any time of year. April and May see the heaviest rains but even then, the game viewing remains outstanding while the lodges are ridiculously good value and the park is quiet. We believe the very best times of year to be in the park are from January to March, when the herds of the Great Migration are calving, and from the middle of July all the way to the middle of November, when the herds are crossing the Mara river to or from Kenya.
After breakfast at the lodge/camp do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
We arrive in time for lunch and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Early in the morning you will have an opportunity to view different wild life. Today, the volcano is a Mecca for those looking to witness a whole host of animals and to take in “that” view. The crater floor itself, with its flat expanse and fertile soil, has become the year round home for many of Africa’s largest animals such as the black rhino, black manned lion (the blacker the mane the older and more virile the lion) and the continent’s densest population of spotted hyena….to name but a few. After half a day of extensive game viewing and a lunch at a picnic spot, you will leave the crater and travel to Lake Manyara.
The final stop of this tour package will be a small Lake Manyara National Park, which is famous for its elephant, huge number of baboons and due to its varied landscape has an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. This small park is also home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, storks and cormorants. After an extensive game drive through the park, you will leave the cascades of flamingos behind and head back to Moshi, where you will arrive in the evening.
- Transportation (Four wheel drive car)
- Professional, English-speaking guide and Cooker
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water (3 litres per person per day)
- Overnight stays in tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, camping furniture etc.)
- All national park fees
- Flight ticket
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance