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High Season Price:
$5690 p/p incl park fees
Low Season Price:
$5335 incl park fees (Valid 15 Mar-30 June)



Tour Highlights:  Tarangire National Park Lake Mayara National Park Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1 –  Tarangire National Park 

Your guide will meet you at your Arusha hotel and conduct a pre-departure briefing at 08h00 for a 09h00 departure.    

Head off away from the main safari route of the Northern Circuit, to Tarangire National Park, a true hidden gem.

Highly underrated, yet bursting with a dense wildlife population, it won’t take you long to appreciate just why we love Tarangire.  It’s a special park, virtually untouched, with far fewer visitors than the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

During the dry season (June to September) thousands of animals  including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, and the rarely seen oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. Lion, leopard and other predators follow, so be sure to be sure to charge your camera battery and empty your memory stick as some unique memories are waiting to be made. With impressive landscapes dominated by baobab trees, an enormous elephant population and over 550 varieties of bird, Tarangire offers secluded game viewing and loads of game – a winning combination in anyone’s book!

Overnight at a private campsite in Tarangire National Park, or in a private concession nearby.

Day 2

Leisurely day spent exploring Tarangire. Overnight Explorer Mobile tented camp, private site, all meals included.

lake-manyara

Day 3

Today we leave early for a day in the scenic Lake Manyara National Park.   

The north-western area of Lake Manyara, a shallow, alkaline lake, is protected in a 330 sq km national park, which contains a remarkable diversity of habitats: the grassy floodplain of the lakeshore, the rocky base of the escarpment, a belt of thick acacia woodland and a lush patch of groundwater forest. A variety of large mammal species including elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and lion may be observed.  Manyara is superb for keen birders – with almost 400 recorded species.

Continue up to the Ngorongoro highlands via the rich soils and farming area of Karatu. 

Overnight Bougainvillea, or similar.

ellie-ngorong

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater

Today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your African travel bucket list. One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro  offers spectacular game viewing in the crater. We can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the splendid backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls.

Your picnic lunch on the crater floor will forever remain a treasured memory.    

Head to the Serengeti, with ample time for an optional visit to Olduvai Gorge, or a Masai Village en route.

Overnight Serengeti National Park.

Day 5 & 6 – Serengeti National Park

Your days are spent at leisure exploring this world renowned park, unequalled for its beauty and home to more than three million large mammals spread over the vast endless plains.  It is here, at certain times of the year, that we may encounter the breathtaking spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game. 

Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can be found here along with smaller concentrations of gazelles and buck. There are also significant numbers of buffalo, giraffe and warthog.  Elephants are relatively scarce on the open plains, more common in the northern areas and the western corridor. 

But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals.

Overnight Serengeti National Park.

Day 7

We strongly recommend that you consider the option of flying back from the Serengeti to Arusha or Kilimanjaro today.  It is an exceptionally scenic flight over the highlands of Ngorongoro, across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments and the green coffee plantations surrounding Arusha airport.  On a clear day you will see amazing views of Mount Meru’s dark profile rising up above the town, cloaked in wisps of cloud, and sometimes Kilimanjaro in the distance.  This optional flight carries an additional cost.   

Alternatively, you may prefer to drive back to Arusha (not recommended as it’s a long way in one day) – arriving very late afternoon (picnic lunch included). 

Day 1 –  Tarangire National Park 

Your guide will meet you at your Arusha hotel and conduct a pre-departure briefing at 08h00 for a 09h00 departure.    

Head off away from the main safari route of the Northern Circuit, to Tarangire National Park, a true hidden gem.

Highly underrated, yet bursting with a dense wildlife population, it won’t take you long to appreciate just why we love Tarangire.  It’s a special park, virtually untouched, with far fewer visitors than the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

During the dry season (June to September) thousands of animals  including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu, and the rarely seen oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. Lion, leopard and other predators follow, so be sure to be sure to charge your camera battery and empty your memory stick as some unique memories are waiting to be made. With impressive landscapes dominated by baobab trees, an enormous elephant population and over 550 varieties of bird, Tarangire offers secluded game viewing and loads of game – a winning combination in anyone’s book!

Overnight at a private campsite in Tarangire National Park, or in a private concession nearby.

Day 2

Leisurely day spent exploring Tarangire. Overnight Explorer Mobile tented camp, private site, all meals included.

lake-manyara

Day 3

Today we leave early for a day in the scenic Lake Manyara National Park.   

The north-western area of Lake Manyara, a shallow, alkaline lake, is protected in a 330 sq km national park, which contains a remarkable diversity of habitats: the grassy floodplain of the lakeshore, the rocky base of the escarpment, a belt of thick acacia woodland and a lush patch of groundwater forest. A variety of large mammal species including elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and lion may be observed.  Manyara is superb for keen birders – with almost 400 recorded species.

Continue up to the Ngorongoro highlands via the rich soils and farming area of Karatu. 

Overnight Bougainvillea, or similar.

ellie-ngorong

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater

Today is surely one you’ve been itching to tick off your African travel bucket list. One of the natural wonders of the world, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro  offers spectacular game viewing in the crater. We can almost guarantee you four of the Big Five will show up, as well as a rich variety of birds, all viewed against the splendid backdrop of the thickly forested crater walls.

Your picnic lunch on the crater floor will forever remain a treasured memory.    

Head to the Serengeti, with ample time for an optional visit to Olduvai Gorge, or a Masai Village en route.

Overnight Serengeti National Park.

Day 5 & 6 – Serengeti National Park

Your days are spent at leisure exploring this world renowned park, unequalled for its beauty and home to more than three million large mammals spread over the vast endless plains.  It is here, at certain times of the year, that we may encounter the breathtaking spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game. 

Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can be found here along with smaller concentrations of gazelles and buck. There are also significant numbers of buffalo, giraffe and warthog.  Elephants are relatively scarce on the open plains, more common in the northern areas and the western corridor. 

But the most popular animals to be found here in greater abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals.

Overnight Serengeti National Park.

Day 7

We strongly recommend that you consider the option of flying back from the Serengeti to Arusha or Kilimanjaro today.  It is an exceptionally scenic flight over the highlands of Ngorongoro, across the vast expanse of the Rift Valley escarpments and the green coffee plantations surrounding Arusha airport.  On a clear day you will see amazing views of Mount Meru’s dark profile rising up above the town, cloaked in wisps of cloud, and sometimes Kilimanjaro in the distance.  This optional flight carries an additional cost.   

Alternatively, you may prefer to drive back to Arusha (not recommended as it’s a long way in one day) – arriving very late afternoon (picnic lunch included). 

7 Days