- Stunning Adventure -
This specific safari itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or travel tours. It specifically include the Lake Natron for Bird Watching and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while keeping your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire (Game Drive at Tarangire)
Pick up from the hotel at around 8:00 AM and depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Tarangire, Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centrepiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa.
Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Natron (Bird Watching/ Flamingo Walk)
After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head towards Lake Natron. The drive to Lake Natron is about 4 hours from Tarangire. Lake Natron is a mineral-rich soda lake located in the north of the NgoroNgoro district. Once you reach Lake Natron, you will check in to your hotel and have lunch.
After lunch you can proceed towards Lake Natron for a bird-watching (or Flamingo walk) activity, which will take about 4 hours and you might see flamingoes and other birds during this walk. After the activity, you will head towards your choice of accommodation, where a freshly prepared dinner awaits you. Ensure you get some good rest and recharge yourself for another eventful day.
Day 3: Ngaresero Falls - Central Serengeti
On this day you can choose to do a short hike to Ngare Sero waterfalls near Lake Natron (by paying additionally) in the morning or you can choose to head towards Central Serengeti with a picnic lunch after having your good breakfast. The drive to Central Serengeti is about 5 hours. Serengeti is home to all the Big-Five animals and is especially renowned for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as the Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You will be doing en-route game drives in Central Serengeti till around 5:00 pm and the long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
Day 4: Central Serengeti
Starting your full-day game drive by 8 AM after a filling breakfast, you will explore the central part of the Serengeti National Park. We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including for the game drives and the wake-up and rest time.
During the off-season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion pride provide an excellent game-viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full-day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5 PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Karatu
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and has fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals.
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq km with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 6-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater.The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
On the last day of your safari, you will have a late start around 8AM. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make a departure to Lake Manyara National Park. As it is not far from your Accommodation Lake Manyara is very famous and unique for its tree climbing lion as well as pink flamingoes and also large heard of buffaloes. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.
The departure dates for all our Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on our Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages into Tanzania.
Please note all trip prices are based on our own Company costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. We reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp or any other service provider raises their rates, We reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.