This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks. Special offers are now available for safaris in April and May. With the Tanzania Safari & Cultural travel in custom designed 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travellers per vehicle, all with window seats. Travelling for 11-days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara, Karatu area, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire.
Day 1 MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your Zara Adventure driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to Springlands Hotel on the outskirts of Moshi. Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast)
Day 2 ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK | HIGHVIEW HOTEL
This morning drive to Arusha National Park for game viewing. The park is dominated by Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, 4,565m. There is a good range of animal species represented; you can expect to see hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, and bushbucks, although more interesting sightings such as reedbucks, leopards and hyenas are much more occasional. They are also quite alkaline and therefore provide a year-round breeding area for flamingoes. Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 3 LAKE MANYARA | HIGHVIEW HOTEL
This morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops. Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 4 KARATU | HIGHVIEW HOTEL
Enjoy the day in the Karatu area, nestled between the Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Karatu is a colourful bustling town and a fun place to visit to buy souvenirs. After breakfast, You will enjoy a hike to the Ngorongoro Forest. On this two-hour hike through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will discover a magnificent waterfall and incredible “elephant caves” created by elephants digging up the earth to ingest the vitamin-rich soil. You may see buffalo, bushbuck, waterbuck and baboons, also attracted by the soil. During the afternoon visit the Iraqw cultural centre.
The areas surrounding Karatu town is Iraqw homeland and you can witness their locally developed intensive cultivation techniques. Traditionally in conflict with the Maasai, Iraqw homesteads included underground tunnels – aasimo — in which to hide. You’ll see these elaborate structures during a visit. During this excursion, you can learn more about the Iraqw culture by interacting at the local markets and learn how they run their daily lives. Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 5 LAKE EYASI | HIGHVIEW HOTEL
Drive to Lake Eyasi, a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long. If seeing hundreds of species of birds excites you, Lake Eyasi is a perfect destination for you to see flamingos, pelicans, spoonbills, weavers, spurfowls, storks, barbets, egrets and more. The visit includes meeting the Hadzabe people and spend the day observing their ways. The Hadzabe is an indigenous tribe known as the hunter-gatherer Bushmen. Visit their homesteads and learn more about their lifestyle. Hunting in groups with bows and arrows, this tribe is able to survive with what the environment provides. The Hadzabe bushmen treat diseases with their own medicines. The Hadzabe speak a very unique click language. Apart from this cultural activity, the area offers superb hiking, bird watching and beautiful scenery. Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 6 SERENGETI | WILDCAMP
Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti, you can opt to visit Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore the Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth. Enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.
Overnight at one of our Wild Camps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
- Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
Day 7 / 8 SERENGETI | WILDCAMP
Relax with two full days in the Serengeti with game drives – unequalled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Overnight at one of our Wildcamps (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
- Ikoma Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildcamp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp
Day 9 NGORONGORO | HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE
Enjoy a morning game drive en route to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon drive to your lodge for your overnight stay. Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 10 TARANGIRE | HIGHVIEW COFFEE LODGE
This morning drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only source of water during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making for a wildlife and bird viewing spectacular. The landscape is varied, with grassy savannah plains, swamps, hills and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a full day in the park with game viewing. Overnight Highview Coffee Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast)
Day 11 KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning and night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.
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ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION
This package requires a minimum of 4 people to operate
|Valid for travel||January to March||April & May||June to December|
|Per person sharing||US$ 3106||US$ 2825||US$ 1997|
|Single room supplement||US$ 742||US$ 706||US$ 742|
|Child under 12 years
Sharing with 2 adults
|US$ 2275||US$ 2079||US$2275|
Included in the price:
- Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi
- Transfers to and from the airport
- All game drives viewing in a custom-built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
- All park and entrance fees
- Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
- Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
- Bottled water in safari vehicles
- Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
- Current Government taxes and levies
- 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.
Excluded from the price:
- Internal or International flights
- Balloon excursion (US$570 pp)
- Entry visa to Tanzania
- Travel and health insurance
- Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
- Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
- Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
- Item of personal Nature
- Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour
All pricing is in US Dollars. Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.