This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks.  The departures are every Sunday and special offers are now available for safaris in April and May.  With the Tanzania Safari & Cultural travel in custom designed 4x4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing.

This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travellers per vehicle, all with window seats. Travelling for 11-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyaya, Karatu area, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater& Tarangire.

Day 1:  Moshi

Day 2: Arusha National Park

Day 3: Lake Manayara

Day 4: Karatu Cultural Experience

Day 5: Lake Eyasi

Day 6: Serengeti

Day 7: Serengeti

Day 8: Serengeti

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 10: Tarangire

Day 11: Kilimanajaro Airport

Day 1: Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing with customs, look for your tour/ driver guide. He will be waiting for you, holding a placard with your name on it. Your driver will transfer you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.

Accommodation: Springlands Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Arusha National Park

In the morning you will take a drive to Arusha National Park for game viewing. The park is dominated by Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, 4,565m. There is a good range of animal species represented; you can expect to see hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, water bucks, and bush bucks, although more interesting sightings such as reed bucks, leopards and hyenas are much more occasional. They are also quite alkaline and therefore provide a year-round breeding area for flamingos.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Lake Manyara

In the morning you will take a drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and of course the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffaloes, impalas, giraffes, bush bucks, water bucks, hippos and lots of elephants roam near the lake.Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch, & Dinner

Day 4: Karatu

Enjoy the day in the Karatu area, nestled between the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Karatu is a colourful bustling town and a fun place to visit to buy souvenirs. After breakfast enjoy a hike to the Ngorongoro Forest. During the two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffaloes, bush bucks, water bucks and baboons, also attracted by the soil.

During the afternoon you will visit the Iraqw cultural center. The areas surrounding Karatu town is Iraqw homeland and you can witness their locally developed intensive cultivation techniques. Traditionally in conflict with the Maasai, Iraqw homesteads included underground tunnels – aasimo -- in which to hide. You’ll see these elaborate structures during a visit. During this excursion you can learn more about the Iraqw culture by interacting at the local markets and learn how they run their daily lives.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Lake Eyasi

You will take a drive to Lake Eyasi,a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long. If seeing hundreds of species of birds excites you, Lake Eyasi is a perfect destination for you to see flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, weavers, spur fowls, storks, barbets, egrets and more. The visit includes meeting the Hadzabe people and spend the day observing their ways. The Hadzabe is an indigenous tribe known as the hunter gatherer Bushmen. Visit their homesteads and learn more about their life style. Hunting in groups with bows and arrows, this tribe is able to survive with what the environment provides. The Hadzabe bushmen treat diseases with their own medicines. The Hadzabe speak a very unique click language. Apart from this cultural activity the area offers superb hiking, bird watching and beautiful scenery.

Accommodation: Highview Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Serengeti

Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit a Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth.   Enjoy a game drive en-route to your camp.

Accommodation: One of the Wild Camps. Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 7/8: Serengeti

Relax with two full days in the Serengeti with game drives – unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lions and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain.Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Accommodation: One of the Wild Camps. Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 9: Ngorongo

Enjoy a morning game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lions, cheetahs, elands, zebras and gazelles. Flamingos, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. In the afternoon you will drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Highview Coffee Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Tarangire

In the morning you will take a drive to Tarngire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only source of water during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making for a wildlife and bird viewing spectacular. The landscape is varied, with grassy savannah plains, swamps, hills and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a full day in the park with game viewing.

Accommodation: Highview Coffee Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 11: Kilimanjaro Airport

Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.

USD 3,551 for 2 Pax Per Person

Tour Package Includes:

  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.

Tour Package Excludes:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Balloon excursion (US$550 pp)
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
  • Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
  • Item of personal Nature
  • Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour

Additional Information:

Please note

  • These are sharing safari departures which are open for everyone to join and require a minimum of 2 people to operate.
  • Rates are in us$ and per person
  • All pricing is in US Dollars. Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.