6 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari

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Overview

This 6 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari offers you an opportunity to visit all the major parks of the northern circuit. Visit Tanzania’s Northern best parks with breathtaking wildlife; Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes and the variety and the highest volume of wildlife you will ever see.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 3: Full-Day Serengeti National Park Wildlife Drives
  • Day 4: Full-Day Serengeti National Park Wildlife Drives
  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 6: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara to Arusha

Parks Visited

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Tarangire National Park

We will pick you up early in the morning from your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National park. The park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in the Manyara region, this park is especially known for large elephant herds and the Tarangire river which flows all year round and is the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. The 2 hr drive to the park is along a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees.

On arrival at the Park, We explore the wildlife park in a customized 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for maximum visibility. During our game drive, we stop for a picnic lunch in the African bush. Tarangire hosts an array of wild animals, including lions and buffalos, as well as various antelopes, wildebeest, giraffes, and zebras. The national park covers some 2600km² of wilderness, characterized by undulating plains dotted with baobab and acacia trees. After our wildlife safari in Tarangire National Park, we head to our first overnight stay at a tented safari lodge a short drive from the park.

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Tarangire to Serengeti National park

Early in the morning, we will depart Tarangire National Park for Southern Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a scenic route to the Southern Serengeti passing along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular Wildebeest Migration and is home to all the big predators. You will have the opportunity for an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area while enjoying a picnic lunch on umbrella acacia trees. We will resume our journey and progress further into the Central Serengeti for a game drive. After a remarkable evening on safari in Serengeti National Park, we return to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3
Full Day Serengeti National Park

The next two days are set aside for full-day game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti harbors an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December, the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopards, cheetah, and lions, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an unforgettable day, we will return to our accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Day 4
Full Day Serengeti National Park

This is yet another day to explore Serengeti’s varied zones on unbeaten game drives. Should your travel dates be in the months between December to April, you should come well braced for the thrilling migration as it happens in the central and southern part of Serengeti National Park. We can have a full day to track the herds, lions hunts are also not uncommon during this time of the year. After an unforgettable day, we will return to our accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Day 5
Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Day five starts with breakfast at the safari camp, as the sun rises. Then we take a game drive through Serengeti Park on our way out of the national park, stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch en route. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, especially in the early morning hours when animals and birds are more active. Next, we visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.

We descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, taking in stunning views of the world’s largest unflooded caldera on the way down. The crater is home to the Big Five and almost every kind of big mammal found in Africa. After a rewarding game drive in this World Heritage Site, we drive out of the crater to transfer to our accommodation in The Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we depart Ngorongoro on a drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The park offers a compact game-viewing circuit and is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. The lake itself covers two-thirds of the park and the Great Rift Valley provides a stunning backdrop. Over 400 species of birds can be found in the Manyara, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks. In the afternoon you will head back to Arusha, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport to mark the end of our safari.