Lake Hopping Safari
- Explore the alkaline lakes in Arusha National Park
- Admire the beauty of Lake Natron, the breeding spot for millions of Lesser Flamingos
- Lake Manyara, and the famous tree-climbing lions
- Southern Serengeti, Lake Ndutu. Home of many big cats
Classic Game Drive Safari
Explore the National Parks of the Northern Circuit in Tanzania during an 11-day safari adventure.
During this safari holiday, you can explore the lakes and their beautiful environments, such as the alkaline lakes in Arusha National Park, Lake Natron, Lake Ndutu and Lake Manyara. Our guide will be ready to tell you everything you wish to know about the nature, culture and wildlife of Tanzania.
- 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 Lake Manyara
- Day 3: Full Day Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park – road trip to Lake Natron . Overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron
- Day 4: Visit the Ngare Sero Waterfalls and the Hominid footprints. Overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron
- Day 5: Flamingo Lake Walk Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
- Day 6: Full Day Game Drive Ngorongoro Pololeti Game Reserve. Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
- Day 7: Full Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma
- Day 8: Full Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari. Overnight at Africa Safari South Serengeti
- Day 9: Full Day Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater . Overnight at Africa Safari Karatu
- Day 10: Full Day Game Drive Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Arusha
- Day 11: Transfer from Arusha Safari Arusha to the airport
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Let the safari adventure begin!
After we have picked you up from the airport, you will spend the night at Africa Safari Arusha. Arusha is the tourism capital of Tanzania, and the perfect place to start your safari adventure. Located in the heart of Tanzania, Arusha is not only a vibrant city but also the tourism capital of the country. Its strategic location makes it the ideal starting point for your Lake Hopping Safari adventure.
Explore the home of Mount Meru, Alkaline Lakes and many birdlife.
Enjoy a game drive in Arusha National Park. Spend the night in Africa Safari Lake Manyara, surrounded by wildlife and located right next to the lake. This park is a dream for nature enthusiasts, boasting breathtaking landscapes, alkaline lakes, and an impressive diversity of birdlife. Keep your camera at the ready as you capture unforgettable moments in this National Park.
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. During a full-day game drive, immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you navigate the park’s lush forests, open grasslands, and the shimmering expanse of Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy a road trip to Lake Natron and spend the night at Africa Safari Lake Natron.
Visit the Ngare Sero Waterfalls and Hominid Footprints
Embark on an exhilarating adventure as you hike up to the majestic Ngare Sero waterfalls, a hidden gem nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Tanzania. Feel the rush of excitement as you explore the rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy a hike up to the Ngare Sero waterfalls, where you will get the chance to take a refreshing swim. Visit the Hominid Footprints and follow the steps of our ancestors. Spend the night at Africa Safari Lake Natron.
Lake Natron, the breeding spot for millions of Lesser Flamingos
Enjoy a Flamingo Walk and walk up to Lake Natron with a Maasai Guide, learn everything you need to know and admire the beauty of the surroundings. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, unravel the secrets of this unique ecosystem and gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant flamingo population that calls this place home. Marvel at the sight of these graceful birds. Learn about the delicate balance between nature and the Maasai way of life. Spent the night in Africa Safari Maasai Boma.
Explore the Pololeti Game Reserve
Much wildlife can be seen during a drive through the Pololeti Game Reserve, such as hunting lions, roaming elephants, grazing buffalo, running antelope and more. As you travel through the untamed landscapes of the reserve, be prepared for encounters with a diverse array of wildlife. Spend the night in Africa Safari Maasai Boma, and experience the Maasai way of living in a comfortable way. As the night falls and the stars illuminate the vast African sky, gather around a crackling campfire, where stories are shared, melodies are sung, and the spirit of the Maasai comes alive.
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. As you drive deeper into the heart of the Serengeti, be prepared to witness the great migration in all its magnificence. Admire the herds of wildebeest and zebras as they traverse the open plains, following their age-old instinct in search of greener pastures. Spend the night in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma and get the feeling you are right in the middle of the National Park.
Because one day in the Serengeti is not enough…
Enjoy another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Optional: add some extra adventure to your safari holiday and book a Balloon Safari! An unforgettable experience you do not want to miss out on. Float gently above the Serengeti’s vast plains, marveling at the panoramic views and the abundant wildlife that thrives below. Capture the breathtaking moments from a bird’s-eye perspective as the sun casts its golden glow over the landscape, illuminating the beauty of the Serengeti from above. Spend the night in Africa Safari South Serengeti and enjoy its tranquillity and beautiful environment.
Visit the 8th World Wonder and get the chance to spot the Big 5!
Explore the Ngorongoro Crater with a full-day game drive in the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. The panoramic views from the rim offer a glimpse into the unparalleled beauty of the Ngorongoro Highlands, with its verdant valleys and dramatic landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see. Overnight in Africa Safari Karatu, and enjoy the 180-degree views of the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Baobab trees and the highest density of Elephant population found in Tanzania
Explore Tarangire National Park, the National Park is also called the home of the elephants. Tarangire National Park boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife outside the Serengeti, offering an unrivaled opportunity to witness Africa’s iconic species up close. Keep your camera at the ready as you traverse the park, as sightings of elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, and a plethora of bird species are abundant. Spent the night in Africa Safari Arusha, unwind in the surroundings of the lodge, as you reflect on the wonders of Tarangire National Park and the incredible wildlife encounters you’ve witnessed.
The end of your safari adventure
Your safari adventure has come to an end. Today your driver guide will bring you back to the airport, where you will leave Tanzania with a camera full of pictures and a mind full of unforgettable memories! From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the enchanting Tarangire National Park to the serene Lake Manyara, you have witnessed the wonders of nature in all their splendor.
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 Lake Manyara
Located between the foothills of Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara
Africa Safari Lake Manyara is a luxury safari lodge, looking out over the lake and the Jangwani corridor and located between the foot of the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
You will enjoy a spacious complex with different accommodation types, like Premium Bungalows, Luxury Glamping Safari Accommodations, Safari Comfort Accommodations with en suite bathroom and 1 to 14 person Safari Tents.
We also offer a swimming pool with sun terrace, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Fitness & Massage Centre, Free WiFi, 24-hour reception and a Guest Relation Desk for all your questions, excursions or last-minute Safari trips.
Africa Safari Lake Natron
A luxury safari lodge, accessible to the Northern Circuit National parks
Africa Safari Lake Natron is a luxury safari lodge, located between the most important safari parks in northern Tanzania. It’s a perfect base for visiting the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos or to discover the different salt and soda lakes.
We offer comfortable safari accommodations with an en-suite bathroom and a king-size bed or enjoy the ultimate glamping experience in our Glamping Safari Accommodation with a luxurious bathroom and a great spacious covered veranda.
We also offer a swimming pool, bar & restaurant, campfire, reception & an Information Desk for all your questions, excursions or last-minute Safari trips.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
The main breeding site for 2.5 million lesser flamingos
Shimmering amid the sun-scorched Kenyan border northeast of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this 58 km-long but just 50cm-deep alkaline lake should be on every adventurer’s itinerary. The drives from Mto wa Mbu or the northern Serengeti are remote, with a desolate, other-worldly beauty and an incomparable feeling of space and antiquity. The roads pass through untravelled Maasai land, with small bomas and big mountains often in view in a wild, cauterised landscape. From June to November at the lake itself, around two million flamingos gather – it’s one of East Africa’s most stirring wildlife spectacles. And close to the southern end of the lake, the views of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano are splendid.
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.
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. You will never forget the Serengeti safari experience.
The world’s largest, inactive, intact and unfilled caldera
Is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world
Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty that is the Ngorongoro Crater. As you stand at the viewpoint looking out over the crater, clouds hovering around the tip of the rim with the cool mountainous breeze in the air, there is no mistaking the divinity of mother nature. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. Due to its natural borders, there is an abundance of wildlife throughout the conservation area which is home to the Big Five including the African Black Rhino as well as hyena, zebra and elephants to name a few. The Ngorongoro Crater is an absolute must on any northern circuit itinerary.
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.
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- Classic Game Drive, exploring the beautiful lake in 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
- 7 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)
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