This 8 Days Northern Trails of Tanzania Safari, takes you to Tarangire,  Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The parks have breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes.

There is a variety of wildlife to view while on safari

  • Game viewing in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & Game Drive

Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 5: Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 6: Game Drive and Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 7: Game Drives in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 8: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our representative and thereafter be transferred to Momela Wildlife Lodge. You will check in and relax.

Accommodation: Momela Wildlife Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner 

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire National Park & Game Drive

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tarangire National Park. On arrival, you will check into Tarangire Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will go for an afternoon game drive in the Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire National Park lies 120 km south of Arusha, along The Great North Road highway, and is very popular for day trips from the town. Tarangire offers a wide variety of wildlife in its area of 2,600 sq km. As in all ecosystems, the vegetation and the types of animals you find are closely correlated. The principal features of the park are the flood plains and the grassland, mainly comprising of various types of acacia trees, and a few scattered baobabs, tamarind and the sausage trees. The Tarangire River, after which the park is named, provides the only permanent water for wildlife in the area. When the Maasai Steppes dry up with the end of the long rains in June, migratory animals return to the Tarangire River, making Tarangire National Park second only to Ngorongoro in the concentration of wildlife. This period stretches between June and November and it is the best season for game viewing in Tarangire. The most common animals found in the park include zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, waterbucks, giraffe, elephants, gazelles, impala, gerenuk, lesser kudu and the beautiful fringe-eared oryx. You may be lucky to spot the tree-climbing python for which the park is famous, or the greater kudu and the roan antelope which are rare species in Northern Tanzania. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Park.

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Early in the morning you will go for a game drive in the Tarangire National Park and thereafter you will return to the lodge for breakfast.  After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Manyara. You will check into Kirurumu Tented Lodge and be served lunch. After lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park. In the evening you will return to your lodge.

Lake Manyara National Park consists of more than 400 species of birds including the flamingos depending on their migration as well as other large water birds such as pelicans and storks. The entrance to the park is through an expanse of an abundant forest where you will view the baboons and monkeys in large numbers. With very good spotting you will also see the elegant bush bucks hidden in the forests. As you drive ahead, you will come to the Acacia woodland where the legendary tree climbing lions are spotted, there are also the elephants, mongoose and the dik-dik. Further ahead you will come across the grassy floodplain where the large buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeests herds wander. Across the grassy plain is the magnificent alkaline lake, the home to the thousands migratory flamingos.

Accommodation: Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4: Game Drive and Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Enjoy early morning game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park. Return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will check out and you will be driven to central Serengeti in the Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will check in at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch, you will be taken for an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Enjoy full day of game drives in the Serengeti National Park.

Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania. The park is located some 320 km to the northwest of Arusha, lying in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya/Tanzania border, and extending almost to Lake Victoria to the west. Aptly named ‘’endless plains’’ by the Maasai people, you immediately experience this vastness as you enter the southeastern plains of the park from Ngorongoro. Declared a protected area in 1921 and gazetted as a National park in 1951, Serengeti is the oldest National Park in Tanzania and undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The principal features of the Serengeti are the short and long grass plains in the south and east, the acacia Savannah in the central areas, the hilly and densely wooded areas in the north and the extensive woodland in the west. Serengeti provides sanctuary to the highest concentration of plains animals in the world. Survey estimates indicate an animal population of about 4 million. The “Big 5”, lions, buffaloes, leopards, elephants and the rhinos, are rarely to be missed in this park. Serengeti also boasts to hold the largest population of lions in Africa. The park also supports many further species, including Cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's, Gazelle, Topi and Eland, Waterbuck, Hyena, Baboon, Impala, African Wild Dog, Giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including Ostrich, Secretary Bird, Kori Bustard, Crowned Crane and Marabou Stork.

Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 6: Game Drive and Transfer Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After an early morning game drive, you will be served your breakfast at the lodge. After your breakfast you will check out and proceed in your vehicle to Ngorongoro via the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge, popularly referred to as ‘’The Cradle of Humankind’’, is the site where in 1959 Dr Louis Leakey discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or “Nutcracker Man” believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. You will check in at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and after checking in you will be served your lunch. Afternoon you will enjoy a guided walk around the crater rim.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 7: Game Drives in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

In the morning, you will descend into the crater for half day crater tour. Return to the lodge for late lunch.

Ngorongoro Crater floor, a sheer drop of 610 metres below the crater rim, has an area of 265 sq km, with a diameter of 19 km. The sight of the Ngorongoro Crater is simply stunning. “There is nothing with which to compare. It is one of the wonders of the world…” once wrote Professor Bernard Grzimek. The crater floor is covered with plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elands, rhino, and a large predator population of lions, hyena and jackal which can all be viewed at close quarters. Cheetah and leopard can also be seen here. The rain season is between November and May. The altitude at the crater rim is about 2286 metres above sea level, and temperatures can get quite chilly in the evening.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast you will check out and be transferred to Arusha.

 

 

No of Persons Rate Per Person
2 $ 3,770
4 $ 3,530
6 $ 3,370

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in a Standard Rooms at a safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as air travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

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