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Northern Tanzania safari 6 days
Private Lodge Safari

The Northern Circuit

6 Days from 2.200 USD (based on 7 persons)

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The Northern Circuit – 6 Day Private Lodge Safari

On this 6-day Northern Tanzania safari, you will explore the four most spectacular nature reserves of the Northern Circuit: Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Together with your private guide you will experience stunning wildlife moments. At night you can enjoy warm hospitality at personal camps and lodges.

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Lodges & tented camps

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from 2.200 USD (based on 7 pers.)

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Highlights

Day 1-6 | Tanzania

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Private Safari
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Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Many elephants, Baobab trees, Tarangire River

Tarangire National Park
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Many elephants, Baobab trees, Tarangire River

Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Lake Manyara National Park
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Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

Serengeti National Park
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Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Ngorongoro Crater
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World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Who Should Go

The Northern Circuit is one of the best-known areas for wildlife safaris in all of Africa. If you are a safari enthusiast, exploring this region together with an experienced local guide and in your private safari vehicle will be a real treat. First time visitors to Tanzania get to know the most popular protected areas and learn a lot about flora and fauna as well as the people of East Africa and their cultures and customs. As nature lover, we think you will appreciate the personal accommodations in harmony with their natural surroundings on this northern Tanzania safari.

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Safari Enthusiasts

nature lovers

Nature Lovers

Tanzania newbies

Tanzania Newbies

“This was an unforgettable experience for the three of us, the trip of a lifetime. Tanzania-Experience knows how to make someone’s adventure the best possible. Your choice of areas to see, accommodations and personnel, both at your office and in the field is top notch!”
William, Sylvia & Ian | US

Accommodation

4 lodges over 6 days/5 nights
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Tarangire
Day 1
Tarangire National Park
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 1
Marera Valley Lodge garden
Day 2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Karatu)
Marera Valley Lodge
1 night full-board
Day 2
Tents at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 3-4
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
2 nights full-board
Day 3-4
Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp
Day 5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp
1 night full-board
Day 5

Tour Itinerary

Private lodge safari

On this 6-day Northern Tanzania safari you will get to explore four different wildlife areas on the country’s “Northern Circuit”, well-known for excellent safaris. Apart from the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater you will also visit the Tarangire and the Lake Manyara National Park. You will see swamps and plains, herds of elephants and a crater full of game.

Northern Circuit Tanzania Safari

Start Arusha

Ends Arusha

Baobab Tarangire northern Tanzania

Day 1 | Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

In the morning you will start your safari with a drive to the Tarangire National Park. The park is roughly the size of Luxemburg and covers an area of about 2,600 km². Bush savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to watch them and absorb the landscape. Apart from elephants, the park is also home to Masai giraffes, various gazelles, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, baboons and more than 500 types of birds. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge for your overnight stay.

Lunch Dinner
Game drive baboons

Day 2 | Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Distance approx. 100 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Today you will visit the small but beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas on the grassy plains, you might see lions lounging in the trees and elephants feeding on the acacias in the woodlands. While the forest near the lake is filled with noisy troops of blue monkeys, extended baboon families hang around the roads. After extensive game drives, you will leave the park in the afternoon to make your way to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. You will spend the night at the Marera Valley Lodge.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Buffaloes Serengeti northern Tanzania

Day 3 | Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Karatu – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

After breakfast you set off to the famous Serengeti. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. Bizarre rock formations dot the grassy landscape where predators roam. Blue wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras and buffaloes are on their menu… Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. You will arrive in the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at the Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Vulture blue sky

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

Serengeti National Park

Game drives

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you will visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are to be found. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration depends upon the yearly rains, the location of the herds might vary from year to year, but your guide will know where to see them best. You will spend another night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Game drive vehicle northern circuit

Day 5 | Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

After breakfast you will join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park and you might spot animals you haven’t seen during the last two days. The Serengeti is also home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and today you might be able to see all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater and as soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. This approximate 20 kilometre wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals. You will drive to the Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp from where you can witness the sunset over the crater.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Elephant on the northern circuit Tanzania

Day 6 | Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Rise and shine! At day-break you drive down into the crater. Inside the world’s biggest caldera you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater and drive back to Arusha where you will arrive in the early evening and your northern Tanzania safari comes to an end.

Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • 5 nights stay in lodges and tented camps
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • activities and transfers as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

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