Amazing North Tanzania Safari
- Classic game drive safari
- Discover the endless plains of the famous Serengeti
- Visit the Hadzabe and Datoga tribe
- Get the chance to spot the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater
Classic Game Drive Safari
Explore the beauty of the famous National Parks in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania!
During this 11-day safari tour you will visit all the highlights of Northern Tanzania! Admire the Serengeti´s endless plains, the Ngorongoro Crater (also referred to as the 8th World Wonder), Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and many more. You will have the option to visit the Hadzabe & Datoga tribes, who are home to Lake Eyasi. Learn everything you need to know about Tanzania´s nature, culture and wildlife from our experienced guides.
- Day 1: Pick-up from the airport or in Arusha, the tourism capital of Tanzania. Overnight at Africa Safari Arusha
- Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Arusha National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Arusha
- Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Rift Valley
- Day 4: Full Day Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park . Overnight at Africa Safari Karatu
- Day 5: Optional excursion: Visit the Hadzabe & Datoga Tribe at Lake Eyasi . Overnight at Africa Safari Karatu
- Day 6: Safari Game Drive to Lake Ndutu, pass by the Ngorongoro Rim . Overnight at Africa Safari South Serengeti
- Day 7: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park . Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
- Day 8: Full Day Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Pololeti Game Reserve. Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
- Day 9. Full Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park . Overnight at Africa Safari South Serengeti
- Day 10: Full Day Game Drive in the Ngorongoro Crater . Overnight at Africa Safari Karat’s
- Day 11: Transfer from Arusha Safari Karatu to the airport
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Let the safari adventure begin!
Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly team will be there to greet you and accompany you to your first destination, Africa Safari Arusha. Situated in the heart of Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha, this accommodation serves as an ideal starting point for your exciting safari adventure. As you retire for the night, let the excitement of the upcoming days wash over you. Tomorrow, your safari journey will begin in Tanzania’s national parks!
Explore the home of Mount Meru, Alkaline Lakes and many birdlife.
Enjoy a game drive in Arusha National Park. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Arusha National Park as you embark on a game drive. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Mount Meru, the park’s dominant feature, as it towers above the surrounding plains. Spent another night in Africa Safari Arusha.
Baobab trees and the highest density of Elephant population found in Tanzania
Explore Tarangire National Park, the National Park that has the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti National Park and is also called the home of the elephants. Spend the night in Africa Safari Rift Valley, with the Great Rift Valley as your surroundings. Share stories and laughter with fellow travellers, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere that Africa Safari Rift Valley offers.
Admire the beautiful environment and wildlife surrounded by Lake Manyara
Explore the large ecological variety of Lake Manyara National Park during a full-day game drive and get the chance to spot the unique famous tree-climbing lions. Capture this extraordinary moment on camera and cherish it forever. But the wonders of Lake Manyara don’t end with the tree-climbing lions. The park is home to a rich array of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and an abundance of birdlife. Overnight in Africa Safari Karatu, and enjoy the 180-degree views of the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Visit the Hadzabe and Datoga Tribe, and learn everything about their way of living!
Optional activity: Visit the Hadzabe & Datoga Tribe at Lake Eyasi. The Hadzabe tribe are the last true hunters and gatherers tribe. The Datoga tribe are herders and true blacksmiths. For an enriching and culturally immersive experience, choose for the optional activity to visit the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes at Lake Eyasi. These indigenous tribes offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient traditions and ways of life that have withstood the test of time. Overnight in Africa Safari Karatu, and enjoy the 180-degree views of the Ngorongoro Highlands. As you settle in for the night, reflect on the encounters and experiences shared with the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes.
Amazing views and a Game Drive!
Admire the amazing view of the Ngorongoro Crater at the Ngorongoro rim. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater as you marvel at its inspiring views from the Ngorongoro rim. Gaze upon the vast expanse of this remarkable natural wonder, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Enjoy an afternoon Safari Game Drive while on your way to Lake Ndutu. Spend the night in Africa Safari South Serengeti and enjoy its tranquillity and beautiful environment.
Admire the endless plains of the Serengeti
Enjoy a full-day game drive in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Keep your camera handy for the many wildlife and beautiful landscapes. From majestic lions and graceful giraffes to playful zebras and leopards, the Serengeti offers an abundance of opportunities to witness nature’s marvels up close. Spend the night in Africa Safari Maasai Boma, and experience the Maasai way of living in a comfortable way. Immerse yourself in the Maasai culture and lifestyle as you stay in comfortable accommodations inspired by traditional Maasai bomas. Here, you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the Maasai people.
Explore the Ngorongoro Pololeti Game Reserve
Driving through the Pololeti Game Reserve will allow you to observe a variety of species, including lions hunting, elephants roaming, buffalo grazing, galloping antelope, and more. This reserve offers a unique opportunity to witness a diverse range of species in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable moments and cherished memories. Spend another night at Africa Safari Maasai Boma.
Admire the beauty of South Serengeti
When travelling to Africa Safari South Serengeti, where you will spend the night, have a second game drive through the Serengeti. Spot graceful giraffes elegantly reaching for leaves atop the acacia trees, herds of majestic elephants meandering through the wilderness, and zebras playfully grazing alongside wildebeests. Take in the peace and quiet of this stunning setting.
Discover the Big 5 when you visit the 8th World Wonder!
The largest complete volcanic crater in the world is the Ngorongoro Crater, which you can explore on a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is not only a sanctuary for wildlife but also a haven for stunning landscapes. Spend the night at Africa Safari Karatu and take in the 360-degree views of the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Your safari journey has come to an end..
Today your driver guide will take you back to the airport where you will depart Tanzania with a camera full of photos and a mind full of priceless memories! From the breathtaking views of the Serengeti to the abundant wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater, each frame captures a glimpse into the extraordinary beauty of Tanzania’s National Parks in the North.
Africa Safari Arusha
If you are looking for an intimate lodge with lush green gardens and a swimming pool, then you have found the right place!
Africa Safari Arusha is an intimate lodge set in the village of Sakina, just outside Arusha’s city centre. The property accommodation consists of 8 Standard rooms and 8 Luxury rooms, surrounded by lush green gardens, a swimming pool with sun loungers, a half-open restaurant with a fireplace for the colder evenings, and a very unique tree bar.
Mount Meru is perfectly positioned as the lodge’s backdrop while views from the room balconies span beyond the bright city lights of Arusha to an array of mountainous countryside. As you transit to/from Africa Safari Arusha on an unpaved road through the Ngateu hills, there is no mistaking the very real sense of calm and culture.
Africa Safari Rift Valley
South from Lake Manyara National Park and West from Tarangire National Park with the famous Great Rift Valley as its surroundings
Africa Safari Rift Valley is located in the village Mayoka, on the south of Lake Manyara with the famous Great Rift Valley as its surrounding. It’s the perfect location to relax before or after visiting Tanzania’s northern National Parks, conveniently located between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Africa Safari Rift Valley is a remote location and very quiet. At this location, we offer different tent categories, from Safari Luxury Accommodations to basic Safari Tents. The Safari Luxury Accommodations are complete with raised wooden deck, living room with a comfortable sofa and beautiful rustic wooden interior. Safari Comfort Accommodations are spacious and comfortable, with exterior canvas walls, a tarpaulin floor and a permanent bathroom. The swimming pool and restaurant is embedded in the surrounding landscape and offers a beautiful view of the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara.
The southern entrance of Lake Manyara National Park, Iyambi Gate, is only a short distance away, this national park has a variety of wildlife including the famous tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara National Park is a sanctuary for the hippo, giraffe, impala and zebra, and the lake of Manyara a magnet for birdlife. The west of Tarangire National Park, Sangaiwe Gate, is less than an hour drive away. Tarangire National Park is known for its high number of scenic baobab trees, and is home to the largest population of elephants in Northern Tanzania.
Africa Safari Karatu
Overviewing the Ngorongoro Highlands and Lake Eyasi
Africa Safari Karatu is a luxury safari lodge located on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The area became popular with early settlers and farmers because of its cool climate, green hills and beautiful views, with coffee being one of the most important crops. The rolling slopes of the extinct Ol Deani volcano are a striking feature of the landscape. The accommodation is located on top of a hill and offers a stunning view of the Northern Highlands, Lake Eyasi and its surroundings.
Due to the ideal location of Africa Safari Karatu, Lake Manyara National Park and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater are easily accessible. Africa Safari Karatu has two types of Bungalow Rooms, the Safari Comfort Bungalows and Safari Luxury Bungalows, whereas the Safari Luxury Bungalow is 10 square metres bigger than the Safari Comfort Bungalow and has a comfortable sofa in the seating area. Offering you all the luxury you wish for before or after your safari! All bungalows have their own balcony with a 180-degree view. The restaurant, bar and swimming pool will add to the feeling of being home away-from-home.
Africa Safari South Serengeti
Lake Ndutu – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Africa Safari South Serengeti is a comfortable accommodation, located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and offers easy access to the crater, while at the same time being on the south side of Lake Ndutu, which is in the Serengeti National Park. The best of both worlds! The nearby airstrip offers connections to the other major airstrips and airports. The area is famous for the calving season of the Great Migration, an absolute highlight of the annual wildebeest migration. The short rains in November and December provide nutritious pastures for the wildebeest, which stay in the area until the end of the long rains. Most calves are born in January and February. The open grassy plains offer them some safety, but these young wildebeest attract hungry predators, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Between April and November, the south-eastern plains dry out, but there is still an abundance of game in the area. There are in fact two water sources, Lake Masek and Lake Ndutu, where many wild animals come to drink. The 12 accommodations (6 Safari Comfort and 6 Luxury Glamping) form two wings with a restaurant tent and a bar/lounge tent in the middle. The classic safari tents are fully furnished with locally made furniture and have an en suite bathroom. There are also 5 Safari Tents available, with a shared toilet and shower.
Africa Safari Maasai Boma
The best location to spot the annual “Wildebeest Migration”
Africa Safari Maasai Boma is a unique accommodation. Not only because of its ideal location, with Kenya’s Maasai Mara and situated between Lake Natron to the east, Serengeti National Park to the west and the Ngorongoro to its south, but also due to its design. As the accommodation’s name suggests, it is inspired by a traditional Maasai boma. Look around you and you’ll understand why; you’re in their midst. The circular earth houses with thatched roofs are simple, solid, basic yet comfortable. A spacious bedroom, decorated with traditional Maasai blankets and beadwork, furnished with a kingsize and a single bed, and a bathroom ensuite equipped with a European standard toilet and shower facilities. The village is called Ololosokwan and although not located in an official game reserve or national park, even here you will find game now and then. Wildlife does not know boundaries!
Arusha National Park
Home of Mount Meru
The place to find Mount Meru, alkaline lakes and a highlight for birders
Arusha National Park is one of the smaller national parks in the northern circuit and located at the foot of Mount Meru in Arusha. This beautiful park is mostly known for the rare black and white Colobus monkey that is often seen here. An amazingly gracious animal to see swirling between the trees with its long arms and long black and white fur. The park consists of mountain areas combined with rainforests and lakes. It is a paradise for bird watchers since you can find many tropical species here that are rarely seen anywhere else. Examples are the Greater flamingo and the Silverycheeked hornbill. During game drives, you might see less wildlife due to the forest, but still, the park is definitely worth a visit. Tired of sitting in the car? Canoe safaris and walking safaris are possible here!
Tarangire National Park
Home of the elephants
The highest concentration of wildlife outside Serengeti
Tarangire National Park is a fun and easy park to explore. Wildlife is abundant and exposed due to the park’s more compact and open terrain making it easier to see wildlife both up close and from a distance. The park is only a short 2 hours drive from Arusha and in close proximity to Lake Manyara. It is 2850 square kilometres making it the sixth-largest park in Tanzania and offering the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. Tarangire is known for its large herds of elephants, which can be viewed at close range. Other animals likely to be seen throughout Tarangire are; wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, warthog, impala, python, lion, leopard and over 50 species of birds.
Lake Manyara National Park
Tree-climbing lions and over 400 species of birds
Large ecological variety in a small area
Lake Manyara National Park, an underestimated gem of the safari parks, offers a large ecological variety in a small area. The alkaline soda of the lake appeals to impressive numbers of birds thriving on its water. More than 400 species have been identified and one of the highlights are the thousands of strolling flamingo’s. From the entrance of the park, the road winds through a groundwater forest area where baboon troops can be seen hanging about on the roadside and in the trees. On the grassy banks of the lake the wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and the large buffalo can be seen grazing the day away. The mahogany and acacia trees are inhabited by the famous tree-climbing lions, if you’re lucky you might spot them lazing on a tree branch.
Serengeti National Park
The best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world
Endless plains and stunning savannah
With vast open plains and an abundance of wildlife as far as the eye can see, the Serengeti is a safari maker’s dreamland. As the park is so expansive, it is ideally recommended to spend several days exploring. Serengeti National Park spans across 14,763 square kilometres and is easily the largest and arguably most popular of the northern circuit National Parks. The Serengeti is host to the annual Wildebeest migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, hippo and hyena are also frequently sighted throughout the Serengeti.
Pololeti Game Reserve
An important area for breeding wildebeest, with an abundance of wildlife
The new Pololeti Game Reserve, is part of the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, now operating under the NCAA (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority), an important area for breeding wildebeest, and a corridor for the animals coming from the Serengeti NP.
Because wildlife knows no boundaries, you will find a wide variety of animals in the game reserve, such as hunting lions, roaming elephants, grazing buffalo, running antelope and more.
The heart of the Great Migration and the natural habitat of many different big cats!
The Ndutu Region is 8,000 square meters in size and is a component of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The area extends all the way to the unfenced southern Serengeti National Park and contains the famous Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ndutu Lake is saline or alkaline in nature, and the region surrounding it is covered in short grass plains as well as acacia woodlands.
The enormous herds of wildebeest and zebras that inhabit this area are drawn there by the abundant seasonal rain that falls nearby. The calving season, also known as the rainy season, is when female wildebeest give birth to a significant number of their calves. The majority of predators are drawn to this location since there are so many prey animals to catch. The area attracts a variety of bird species, both migratory and native, which attracts many bird watchers to the region.
Lions, cheetahs, small-spotted genets, caracals, elephants, giraffes, leopards, owls, and striped hyenas are the principal animal species found around this lake. It won’t take long before you see all five of the big five animals because it’s the only site where you can find them all in one small area. The six different species of big cats—leopards, lions, cheetahs, caracals, servals, and wildcats—can only be found in the Ndutu region.
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- Classic Game Drive, exploring all the highlights of the Northern Circuit of Tanzania
- Can start any day
- Accommodation level: Comfort or Luxury
- Tour activity level: Light
- Game drives in 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof
- All transfers
- 10 Nights in Africa Safari Accommodation
- Full board meal plan
- 8 Safari game drives
- All park fees included
- International flights
- Tourist Visa
- Tourism Development Levy + Village fee
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, drinks)
- Tips (not mandatory but greatly appreciated)
- Price per person 6 pers. (3 rooms): 2.472 USD
|Concept||Comfort level||Luxury level|
|Price per person / 2 pax / 1 room:||$3.397||$3.610|
|Price per person / 4 pax / 2 room/ Sharing vehicle:||$2.704||$2.916|
|Price per person / 6 pax / 3 room/ Sharing vehicle:||$2.472||$2.685|
|Child sharing with 2 adults:||$697||$777|
|Adult sharing with 2 adults:||$1.455||$1.585|