15 days14 nights safari to Tarangire & Lake Manyara & Serengeti & Ngorongoro & Zanzibar
This is one of the best itineraries of Northern Circuit. You will visit famous four national parks in Tanzania and enjoy each different landscapes. You will enjoy nature and see a lot of animals in five days.
Day 1 Arusha - Tarangire
Depart early in the morning from Arusha with lunch boxes. Drive to Tarangire National Park, its about 110 Km and takes about 2 hours from Arusha. Full day game drive and lunch in the park. The park is famous of Baobab trees and elephants. The park is perfect for bird watching as the park has over 300 species of birds. We go for the lodge in the evening for dinner and stay over night.
Day 2 Tarangire - Lake Manyara
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara National Park takes about 1 hour drive. You will enjoy beautiful view of the park. If we are lucky we see some tree climbing lions! We drive to the lodge around Lake Manyara or Karatu after lunch for dinner and over night.
If you wish to do night game drive it is possible in Lake Manyara N.P with additional cost. Please let us know when you make a booking if you would like to do night game drive.
Day 3 Lake Manyara - Serengeti
After breakfast depart for Serengeti which means "endless plains" in Masai language. We do a game drive while we are heading to Serengeti and we will stop to eat and also if we see any interesting animals alongside the road. We drive and stop for lunch at the Naabi Hill gate to Serengeti National Park. After Lunch we open the roof of the vehicle for a game drive as we are heading to our lodge for dinner and over night.
On the way to Serengeti there are about 4 Maasai Village where tourists have opportunities to see. If you are interested in to visit a one with extra cost, we visit and experience the life of the Maasai people.
Day 4 Serengeti
Before sunrise around 6 am we leave the lodge for early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are good times to see wildlife, as this is when they are most active. You will enjoy beautiful sunrise at endless plains of the Serengeti and a game drive. We go back to the lodge around 8 or 9 am and to have breakfast. You have choices to go to a full day game drive with lunch boxes after breakfast or stay the lodge and relax after lunch then go for a evening game drive around 3 pm. We hope to find wildlife such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopards, Cheetahs etc and also other members of the BIG 5. We come back to the lodge around 6 pm for dinner.
Day 5 Serengeti - Ngorongoro
We have breakfast at around 7 am and we leave the lodge with our lunch boxes. We check out of the hotel after breakfast. We do a morning game drive in the plains of the Serengeti, we have good chance to spot some wildlife just getting up and starting to do their daily business! We do a game drive as we are heading to the Naabi Hill gate. We have lunch at the gate and then start to head to Ngorongoro. Dinner and over night at the lodge in Ngorongoro.
To visit the Olduvai gorge museum at an extra cost of USD $17 per person.
Day 6 Ngorongoro - Arusha
We have an early morning breakfast and then we check out of the lodge and drive around the crater rim then descend down about 650m to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, one of the 8th wonder of the world. We do a game drive in the crater floor, here we have chances to complete our BIG 5. The rare black rhino, here is the only place to see them and admire this rare specie of the BIG 5. Plenty of animals to see, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake. We have lunch at the picnic site in the crater and after lunch we ascend from the crater and start to head back to Arusha. We arrive in Arusha at around 5 or 6 pm.