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The northern tourism circuit is by far the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania, comprising most of the must – see destinations in the country. If you are a first-time visitor to Tanzania, this is where you want to be. The Circuit starts in Arusha and includes, from East to West: Arusha national Park at the foot of Mount Meru, tarangire National Park 110km southwest of the town of Arusha, Manyara National Park at the bottom of the Gregory Rift, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (which includes the Ngorongoro Caldera, the Empakaai Crater and the southern Serengeti plains of Lake Ndutu), and the Serengeti National Park that stretches north to the tanzania/Kenya border.
Besides enriching itineraries and quality to the tours offered in Tanzania, the Cultural tours are generating direct income to the local communities that are being visited, contributing to their development. Thus, by visiting the cultural sites the guests would be giving support to community health, water supply, primary education and many other social and economic projects carried out at village level as well as reforestation & protection of Environment.
- English Speaking Guider
- Drinking Water
- Accommodation in Camp/Lodge
- Government Tax
- Entry Fee
- Local Flight from Zanzibar
- Entry Visa
- Tips to porters & Drivers
- Hotel Accommodation
- International Flight
Day 1: ARUSHA TO ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
You’ll kick off your adventure early in the morning heading off to the – Arusha National Park. Arusha is a jewel of Tanzania, with a diversity of plant and animal life that will take your breath away. You’ll explore the shores of tranquil Lake Momella which reflects the colors of the sky in her still waters, and you’ll experience the vibrancy of the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle busy themselves. These are resident throughout the year so you’re bound to see a different animal everywhere you turn. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a good chance of spotting them, too.
You’ll also have the opportunity to set out on foot for fascinating stroll – it’s a totally different sensation feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes. You’ll get up close and personal to the flora and fauna but you’ll stay safe, accompanied by an armed ranger who will guide you through lush forest to the clear springs of a sparkling waterfall. Arusha National Park’s rangers are extremely knowledgeable, and as you walk you’ll learn so much about the biodiversity of the park – and suddenly you’ll spot a tribe of black and white colobus monkeys, famous in the park for their acrobatics. You’ll spend overnight to the park, where you’ll relax and enjoy a delicious dinner under a sky ablaze with stars before a restful sleep.
Day 2: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE MANYARA
After awakening to a still African dawn, you’ll energize yourself with a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Tarangire National Park, named after the river which flows across the park and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season. It’s an undulating landscape, scattered with Baobab trees and high grasses and its mixture of vegetation is unique in the Northern safari lands. Tarangire is famous for its birdlife: over 550 species make their homes here including the endearing yellow-collared lovebird. The Tarangire swamps have the most breeding species in one habitat in the world. After a fascinating day in this beautiful park you’ll head off to Lake Manyara and reach in the late afternoon. You’ll have a chance to relax, absorb the sights and finish the evening with a tasty dinner before resting up, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.
Day 3: LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Your Serengeti adventure begins here. After a good breakfast, you’ll drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park. It’s world-famous for a reason: its home to the world’s largest concentration of wildlife including zebra, gazelle, lions, wildebeest, elephant and giraffe. It’s also, one of the points of the seasonal migration of wildebeest, which is an awesome sight in the truest sense of the word. Serengeti means ’The land that moves on forever’ and you can see why: the Serengeti flows with a never-ending wave of movement and a buzz of activity. You’ll stop for lunch, gazing down on the incredible views while you eat and preparing yourself for your adventures deeper into the park.
The evening will see you settled in Serengeti, enjoying an appetizing dinner, watching a golden and pink sunset and picking out the first stars as they appear in the darkening sky. Tomorrow you’ve a whole day exploring Serengeti further.
Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
You’ll start your day at the center of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue your journey into the plains on a full-day game drive that will give you the opportunity to spot hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. You’ll likely see all the animals that make this park – there are no words to describe the feeling of closeness to animals so beautiful and so wild. You’ll also have the chance to gaze on some of the park’s lesser known but equally fascinating animals including the majestic eland, the clever hyena, graceful gazelle, stolid crocodiles, and of course giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. If you visit at the right time of the year you’ll witness one of the modern natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra.
Day 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER
You’ll be up with before dawn on an early morning game drive, the air crisp and keen and the
sky brightening from indigo to golden pink and finally to hyacinth blue as we explore. The park is waking up and is alive with the calls of the animals. This is a time for tracking – predators have left their tracks overnight, and we’ll follow. As dawn breaks, the birds’ melodies begin to harmonize, the early morning air starts to warm and you’ll hear different calls as other animals start their day. You’ll add to yesterday’s collection of sightings: perhaps today you’ll see more hippos; perhaps a troop of monkeys or family of mongoose will grab your attention. After such an early start you’ll be looking forward to a delicious lunch, which will be served at the park.
You’ll head off to the Lodge or campsite, spend the evening enjoying a tasty dinner at your Lodge /campsite and relax under the stars.
Day 6: NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA (AIRPORT)
Wake up call for your breakfast at the lodge/camp. Thereafter en route to Arusha airport with a morning game drive. Morning game drive its important where you get lucky to be able to witness the early kills as the big five.
Arrive at the Arusha Airport depending on time of flight to Zanzibar. Our representative will pick you up from Zanzibar International Airport to your Hotel of stay and rest after a long day.