6 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari
This 6 day Northern Circuit Safari is a classic Tanzania trip. It takes in Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara. The start and end are at Arusha – not far from Kilimanjaro International Airport. A nice add-on for this safari is some beach & relaxation time either on Tanzania’s coast or in Zanzibar.
Day 1 – Arusha to Ngorongoro
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater Safari and onto Northern Serengeti
Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food, African safari at its best. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, drive to Serengeti National Park and proceed to the Lobo on the Northern part of Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3 – On safari in the Serengeti
Enjoy morning game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for lunch before departing to the central part of Serengeti National Park for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Safari to the Southern Serengeti
Early morning game drive and morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, drive to Ndutu area on the border between Ngorongoro and Serengeti, game viewing en route. Dinner and overnight at the Ndutu Safari Lodge in southern Serengeti.
Day 5 – Serengeti to Lake Manyara
Morning game drives around Ndutu Area. Lunch at Ndutu camp or the lodge. After lunch drive to Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Continue driving to Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Safari ends at Arusha
After an early breakfast, you will depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Mid-morning, drive back to Arusha. Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha town.
- Transport in 4×4 Safari vehicle
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Meals provided according to travel plan
- Mineral water (3 liters per day/person)
- Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps
- All national park fees
Trip not included:
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc
- Travel insurance