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NORTHERN CIRCUIT FULL TOUR

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS: LAKE MANYARA N.P – SERENGETI N.P – MASAI BOMA – NGORONGORO – TARANGIRE & ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Highlights

You’ll stay in remote and beautiful safari accommodation including the comfortable Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp and Nduti Safari Lodge where the wildlife will come right up to your room.

Highlights of the tour include visiting:

  • Tangarire National Park

  • Serengeti National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater

  • Lake Manyara

ITINERARY

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS: LAKE MANYARA N.P – SERENGETI N.P – MASAI BOMA – NGORONGORO – TARANGIRE & ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Day 1: Arrival Day

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport you’ll be met by your Travel Wise Safsri  Tours guide and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha town where you can relax and recover from your journey.

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara

After breakfast we’ll drive to Lake Manyara National Park.  The national park coverage is 127 square miles (329 km²) and the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km²). Giant fig trees and mahogany trees can be seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates. They draw nourishment from the underground springs which are continuously replenished by the crater highlands directly above the Manyara basin.

While mostly known for its famous tree-climbing lions and baboons, Lake Manyara and its environment are also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes.

Day 3, 4 & 5 Serengeti N.P

After breakfast, depart from Manyara and drive to the endless plains of the Serengeti via Ngorongoro Crater. You will have one half day and two full days to view the migration. Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park, in particular for its annual migration of wildebeest with zebra and Thomson gazelle joining the trek for fresh grazing. Other wildlife found in Serengeti includes buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard and African jackal.

Day 6: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge- Boma

After breakfast, and with packed lunches at the ready, we will drive to Ngorongoro, stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by the Louis and Mary Leakey discoveries and the Masai Boma community where you can learn about Masai customs and traditions.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast and with packed lunches at the ready, we’ll drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for game viewing. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater – a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km² (100 miles²). Estimations of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 meters). Animal populations in the crater include most of the species found in East Africa such as lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different bird species.

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, depart to Tarangire National Park which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, massive baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro. You’ll enjoy a packed lunch during your safari drive and have plenty of time to explore the national park, stop to observe the wildlife and take photos.

Day 9: Tarangire Full day game viewing

After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. Beside herds of elephants, you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog and reedbuck.  Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. At the end of a busy day we’ll retire to Tarangire River Camp to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the many colours of the setting sun over the Tarangire landscape.

Day 10: Tarangire – Arusha National Park

After breakfast we we’ll drive to Arusha National Park taking packed lunch boxes so we can enjoy the game viewing until evening. Arusha National Park offers a wide variety of wildlife including Cape buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, warthog, antelope, zebra, blue monkey, vervet monkey, colobus monkey and various reptiles. The Momella lakes attract a wide range of birds, both resident and migratory.

Day 11: Arusha National Park – Arusha Town

After breakfast you’ll go on a guided walking safari accompanied by an armed ranger. You will have plenty of time to take photos of the wildlife which may include zebra, antelopes and Cape buffalo as well as birds. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the beautiful Mount Meru waterfall providing a spectacular end to your safari. In the evening, we’ll drive you back to Arusha Town for your final night.

Day 12: Arusha Town – Airport

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Package is inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in Arusha town;

  • Full board accommodation on safari;

  • All park  entrance fees;

  • Professional Tanzanian safari guide;

  • Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music;

  • One bottle of mineral water per day;

  • Daily safari briefing;

  • Airport transfers.

Package is exclusive of: –

  • Travel insurance;

  • International flights;

  • Alcoholic beverages;

  • Tips;

  • All items of a personal nature;