7 Day Luxury Northern Tanzania Safari
This 7-Day Luxury Northern Tanzania Safari takes you to the best places in Northern Tanzania. You will start in Moshi-Kilimanjaro, and from there, you will travel to Lake Manyara National Park, with its wide variety of ecosystems and evergreen groundwater forests. After Lake Manyara, you will travel further to the famous Serengeti National Park, known for the incredible wildebeest migration (seasonal). After two days in Serengeti, it is time for the enormous Ngorongoro Crater for game driving and exploration. The tour's last stop is Tarangire National Park, a fantastic place for game and bird viewing.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to Arusha.
This morning we 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 various ecosystems, including acacia woodland, grassy plains, and 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 many elephants roaming near the lake. Also, look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.
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.
Enjoy a full day in the Serengeti (unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest migration) with incredible game drives. The vast herds of game, i.e., 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 center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.
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 world's eighth wonder.
Many of Tanzania's last remaining black rhinos 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. Afternoon dive to your lodge for your overnight stay.
Morning drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only water source during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making 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.
Enjoy your morning at leisure before transferring to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning, a night accommodation must be added in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.