This private 8 day Northern Circuit Safari in Tanzania explores all the highlights for that part of the country. Game viewing is of course the main theme, and optional extras such as a hot air balloon ride in the Serengeti can be added. We can also amend this itinerary include some time on the beach in Zanzibar or Tanzania’s coastline
Day 1 – Kilimanjaro to Arusha
Arrive at JRO. After the customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Arusha. Overnight on Bed & Breakfast at Mountain Village Lodge, before your African adventure begins.
Day 2 – Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire
Day 3 – Tarangire to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a day crater tour with picnic lunches. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro
Day 4 – Ngorongoro to Serengeti Game Reserve
Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Lunch at the lodge in Serengeti. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti
Day 5 & 6 – On safari in the Serengeti
Two full days of game viewing in the Serengeti. Meals and overnight at the lodge in the Serengeti National Park. Here the option exists of booking onto a hot air balloon safari, that will lift off the ground at around sunrise, and take you on a magical floating journey over the vast plains of the Serengeti.
Day 7 – Serengeti to Lake Manyara
Enjoy an early morning game drive, before breakfast. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. Enjoy a mid morning and then depart to Ngorongoro Highlands. Lunch at Gibbs Farm or similar. Afternoon visit to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Lake Manyara
Day 8 – Safari ends at Kilimanjaro International
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Lunch at Lake Manyara Hotel/ Lodge. After lunch, drive back to Arusha and proceed to JRO for departure flight in the evening which will conclude your safari in Africa