6 Days Northern Circuit
You will visit both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, which have the densest population of wildlife anywhere in Africa. Here you can hope to see most of the animal species found in East Africa including lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different bird species.
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6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS: LAKE MANYARA - SERENGETI - NGORONGORO
Day 1: Arrival Day
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be met by our guide and transferred to Snow Crest Hotel in Arusha town where you can relax and prepare yourself for the adventures and excitement that lies ahead of you.
Accommodation: Snow Crest Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara
After breakfast we’ll leave Arusha and travel to Lake Manyara National Park beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment on the edge of the Rift Valley. Lake Manyara National Park offers a wide variety of ecosystems, incredibly diverse bird life and breathtaking views.
This is a great opportunity to spot herbivores such as hippo, impala, elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, warthog and giraffe. It is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, thousands of flamingos and, if you’re lucky, you might even spot the famous tree-climbing lions.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Migunga Forest Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 & 4 Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart from Manyara and drive to the endless plains of the Serengeti via Ngorongoro crater. You will have one half day and two full days to view the migrations. Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park with its annual migration for wildebeest, while zebra and Thomson gazelle join the trek for fresh grazing. Some of the animals found in the Serengeti are buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, grant gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard and jackal.
Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is the crater, a large unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. It’s 610 m (2,000 ft.) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 square meters). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4,500 to 5,800 meters) high. The crater is famous for the big 5 animals (Lion, Elephants, Rhino, Leopard, and Buffalo). Other animals you will see are Zebras, Gazelle, Wildebeest, Impalas, Hippos and different species of birds.
Accommodation: Rhino Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner
Day 6: Ngorongoro - Arusha Airport
After breakfast, we drive back to Arusha and stop for souvenirs. You will then be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight.
Rhino Lodge is in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success. Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community
Manyara wildlife Lodge
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the steep western escarpment of the Rift Valley, with magnificent views down across the lake. Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience because of its privileged location, unrivalled by any other, both for game viewing and scenery.
Elegantly designed with authentic traditional African style decorations this is a place where you can enjoy both tranquility and an adventure-packed safari experience at the same time. All the Lodges’s 100 guestrooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake.
There’s a swimming pool for you to cool off in after your game drives and the restaurant has breathtaking views and fresh, tasty food.
The bar is a friendly meeting point where guests can enjoy sundowners and relive the day’s adventures on the terrace overlooking Lake Manyara.
- Accommodation in Arusha town;
- Full board accommodation on safari and one bottle of mineral water per day;
- All legal entrance fees;
- Professional Tanzanian guide;
- Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music;
- Daily safari briefing;
- All transfers.
- Tourist visas;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages unless described on the itinerary;
- All items of a personal nature.