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5 Day TZ Northern Circuit 4 Star

Featured Parks: Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park > Lake Manyara
Also Available in: 5 Stars Plus and 
3 Stars

Tucked in the North East Quadrant of Tanzania lies some is the richest wildlife territory in all of Africa, probably in the entire world. It even has a special name - Northern Safari Circuit. Here you find many large and ecologically significant wildlife parks and reserves, such as the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara. What are we waiting for? Let’s hit the road!

  • This program is 100% customizable.
  • This safari is private, just you and your party.
  • Departing from Arusha daily with two or more people (no singles).
  • International flight is not included.
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer available at an additional cost.

Click on the applicable rate below or click here to request a quote.

Day 1: Pick in Arusha and drive to Ngorongoro Crater.

Highlights: First day at the amazing Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy.


Accommodations:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch and Dinner.
Activity: Pick up in Arusha and transfer to Ngorongoro.

Your driver-guide will pick you up and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy Area after lunch arriving late afternoon. The Ngorongoro Crater itself is all that remains of a long-extinct volcano. The 2000-foot high crater rim encloses a depression measuring 100 square miles, which provides water and vegetation for wildlife, as well as the cattle of the Maasai people. You are very likely to witness Maasai herders and their cattle passing through the area during your visit to the crater the following morning.

Day 2: Drive from Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park.

Highlights - Ngorongoro Crater tour followed by game drives at Serengeti.

 

Accommodations: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp

Meal Plan: Full board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Activity: Exploration of the crater, transfer to Serengeti

An early breakfast is followed by a descent to the crater floor. The main event of the day will be touring the inside of the crater itself. At some point we shall stop for a picnic lunch.  There are around 30,000 large animals within the crater, so you are bound to see lots of wildlife: large herds of wildebeest, antelope and zebras roam the landscape, often being pursued by hyenas, cheetahs or lions. The lake inside the crater is home to numerous colorful bird species, and you can see hippos lounging in the water. Every so often, visitors see impressive bull elephants passing through the crater area in search of water, though herds with cows and calves are rare. You can also visit a Maasai village to learn more about what living in this unique area is like, as well as getting acquainted with the Maasai culture. This is a key part of a safari in Tanzania. Later we proceed to Serengeti with game drives en route and overnight at the lodge. 

 

Day 3: Full day exploration of Serengeti National Park.

Highlights: Amazing morning and afternoon game drives at Serengeti National Park.

 

Accommodations: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Activity: Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives at Serengeti.

We spend the entire day at Serengeti, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. All of the various animal and plant species are dependent on the sparse rainfall, as well as on each other. A variety of different vegetation zones make up the park. Grasslands with both short and tall grasses are in the dry south, which receives an average of 19 inches of rain per year. A savannah abounding with acacia trees is in the center, and the western area has more heavily wooded highland areas, complete with what is known as 'black cotton' soil. This last area follows a sweeping curve around the edge of Lake Victoria. There is wooded grassland to the north, and tributaries from the Mara and Grumeti rivers flow through this region.

Day 4: Drive from Serengeti to Lake Manyara National Park.

Highlights: Game drives at Lake Manyara National Park.


Accommodation:
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Lake Manyara followed by afternoon game drives.

After breakfast we proceed to Lake Manyara, an amazing wildlife sanctuary famous for its tree climbing lions and dramatic views. It is located in a depressed valley where the red and brown cliffs of the western wall of Great Rift Valley seem to rise up out of the lake itself. Springs rising from the base of the escarpment provide a welcome water supply. While the lions may be shy (visitors who spot them are lucky indeed), Manyara includes a variety of habitats, home to a variety of big game and a rich assortment of birdlife.

Day 5: Drive from Manyara to Arusha.

Highlights: Lake Manyara > Arusha


Meal Plan:
Breakfast
Activity:
Transfer to Arusha and dropped off.

And there you have the famed Northern Circuit in just five days. It’s a lot to take in such a compressed time period. So we pause for a moment to reflect on what just happened. Halfheartedly we begin our departure from Lake Manyara and begin to transition back to business, back to work, back home. After breakfast we say 'kwaheri' to the animals of Tanzania as we drive to Arusha where you will be dropped off.


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Rates from March 01 To March 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2340 1983 1801 1690 1619
Single room supplement (US$) 182 182 182 182 182
Rates from April 01 To May 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2028 1671 1495 1385 1313
Single room supplement (US$) 0 0 0 0 0
Rates from June 01 To October 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2782 2425 2249 2139 2067
Single room supplement (US$) 260 260 260 260 260
Rates from November 01 To December 19
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2340 1983 1801 1690 1619
Single room supplement (US$) 182 182 182 182 182
Rates from December 20 To December 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2782 2425 2249 2138 2067
Single room supplement (US$) 260 260 260 260 260

4 Stars safaris package costs include:

  • Our 4 Stars safaris properties as detailed in itinerary.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell lunch in Arusha.
  • Transportation in chauffeur driven  4x4 safari cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle.
  • Services of our highly experienced guide.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each  4x4 safari cruiser.
  • On safari accessories in the vehicles: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars per vehicle, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary safari hat.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicle during game drives.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.

4 Stars safaris package costs exclude:

  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Any nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks apart from tea and coffee provided with meals.
  • Any international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Holiday supplements: Christmas, New Year and Easter.
  • Visa fees/application
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item(s) or events not included in our itinerary.


 


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