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Northern Discovery

Northern circuit, Tanzania

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Durations07 Days

Tour TypeAttraction

Northern Migration Safaris

  • Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 07 Days.
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Day 1: Arrival and Arusha Transfer

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our driver-guide will warmly welcome you and transport you to your lodge in Arusha, a journey that takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Take this time to settle in and prepare for your exciting safari adventure, which will commence the following morning. En route to the lodge, witness the bustling activities of diverse communities, showcasing their daily routines and rich cultural heritage. Upon arrival at the lodge, you'll have ample time to check-in, freshen up, and relax before enjoying a delicious dinner. If time permits, an optional town tour will provide you with a glimpse into Arusha's charm, including a visit to a local market for an enriching experience.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After a delightful breakfast, depart from the lodge with a packed picnic lunch and head towards Tarangire National Park. This captivating park boasts a remarkable concentration of elephants and an extensive array of bird species. The Tarangire River attracts a plethora of wildlife, ranging from various bird species to herbivores and predators. You will savor your lunch amidst the park's picturesque picnic site and continue your search for extraordinary game-viewing opportunities. As the evening approaches, drive to your lodge in Makuyuni for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 3: Mto wa Mbu Cultural Experience

Following breakfast, embark on a drive to Mto wa Mbu. Along the way, make a stop at Kigongoni for a Maasai Boma visit, providing insight into the daily life of a Maasai community. Engage with villagers, participate in their daily activities such as milking cows, or try on traditional attire. Afterward, continue to Mto wa Mbu, a vibrant village known for its multicultural diversity, with more than 120 tribes calling it home. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, where you can interact with farmers, artists, and artisans, witnessing their distinct customs and traditions. Enjoy a delectable local lunch at Mto wa Mbu, offering a splendid opportunity to savor traditional Tanzanian dishes, and perhaps indulge in the unique flavors of local banana beer. Following lunch, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon of thrilling game viewing. This captivating park, nestled amidst dense forest, presents abundant wildlife sightings and stunning landscapes. After an eventful game drive, proceed to your lodge for dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Day 4: Game Drive en route to Serengeti National Park

Embark on a picturesque drive towards the iconic Serengeti. As you traverse the scenic route, you will pass through the lush rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where unexpected wildlife encounters such as baboons, vervet monkeys, warthogs, and buffalos might await you. Arrive at your camp, check-in, enjoy a delicious lunch, and relax before embarking on an afternoon game drive. Prepare to be captivated by the vast savannah landscapes of the Serengeti and witness the remarkable spectacle of countless ungulates roaming the grassy plains. Return to camp for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 5: Full Day in Serengeti National Park

Today is dedicated entirely to exploring the wonders of Serengeti National Park, often considered one of the most breathtaking and enchanting destinations on Earth. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, venture into different regions of the park in search of remarkable wildlife encounters. Indulge in a delightful lunch break in the picturesque Seronera Valley, where you can relish your meal while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Seronera Valley, fueled by the Seronera River, serves as a vibrant hub attracting a myriad of wild animals, thanks to its abundant water sources. Continue your quest for diverse wildlife, from the renowned Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rarely spotted black rhino) to giraffes, Grant's gazelles, impalas, kongonis, topis, and elands.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After a satisfying breakfast, depart from the lodge at 7:00 am with a picnic lunch of your choice for an exhilarating game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. This remarkable conservation area serves as a unique habitat where wildlife and the indigenous Maasai community coexist harmoniously. As you approach the crater, be captivated by the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro highlands before descending to the crater floor—an exceptional self-contained ecosystem renowned as the "8th natural wonder of the world." Spend the afternoon exploring the crater's abundant flora and fauna. With a permanent supply of food and water, the animals within the crater remain year-round, increasing the likelihood of sighting a diverse array of wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the designated areas before continuing your game drive, where you may have the opportunity to spot the rare and endangered black rhino, as well as flamingos congregating at Lake Magadi.

Day 7: Return to Arusha

Following breakfast at the lodge, savor your final moments in Northern Tanzania as you embark on the return journey to Arusha. Make a stop at Mto wa mbu for a visit to the local market, providing a captivating opportunity to interact with locals and witness their daily activities. Arrive in Arusha in time for lunch and then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your return flight home.

  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle
  • All park fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodations before or after the safari
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in the program