Classic Northern Circuit Serengeti Safari

(7 nights/8 days)

This 7 night Big 5 safari takes you on a spectacular tour through some of Tanzania's most scenically beautiful landscapes and game rich reserves and national parks. Game drive through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks on this unforgettable Tanzania Safari.

Day 1               Arrive Arusha

Your flight arrives into Arusha today. You are met at the airport and transferred to a local hotel for overnight.

Day 2               Arusha - Tarangire National Park

You depart Arusha after an early breakfast, arriving late morning at Tarangire. Enjoy a first game drive through the national park before lunch at your lodge. Later in the afternoon you embark on a second game drive. Dinner and overnight at your Tarangire lodge.

Day 3               Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast at the lodge, you continue to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, where you have lunch before descending the walls of the Crater for an afternoon game drive. Often called "Africa's Eden",  the Ngorongoro Crater houses more than 25,000 larger animals, including the Big 5. This World Heritage Site is one of the best places to see black rhino, as well as large prides of lion, and on your full day's game drive (picnics are provided), you can expect to see elephant, warthog, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland, and perhaps even cheetah and the elusive leopards. Dinner with a view,  and overnight at your lodge situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 4               Ngorongoro Crater - Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at the lodge before you depart for the Sergengeti via Olduvai Gorge - where hominoid remains were found of a 1.8million year old skeleton! Enjoy a relaxed lunch at your Serengeti lodge before an afternoon game drive into this world famous game reserve. Dinner and overnight at your Serengeti lodge.

Day 5               Serengeti National Park

Enjoy an early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for brunch. You collect picnic lunches and depart for a full day's game drive into the endless plains of the Serengeti. Return to your Serengeti lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6               Serengeti National Park

Another unforgettable full day's game viewing in the Serengeti. Brunch, picnic lunch and dinner are included. Overnight at your Serengeti lodge.

Day 7               Serengeti - Lake Manyara National Park

This morning you enjoy a final game drive into the Serengeti before continuing your safari into the Ngorongoro Highlands. You stop for a relaxed lunch in the green oasis of Gibbs Farm, where coffee is grown on the crater slopes.  In the afternoon you visit nearby waterfalls before continuing to Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Manyara.

Day 8               Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha

After breakfast you enjoy a morning game drive through the park, where you will see prolific birdlife, large elephant populations and if you are lucky, a tree-climbing lion! Lunch in Manyara before returning to Arusha (~3 hours).

The tour concludes in Arusha. Transfers directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport are included if required.


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