5 Days 4 Nights Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari

Tour Overview

Our 5-day safari, which specifically include the Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

This tour has been designed to include one of the beautiful National Park (The Serengeti). Is one of the most famous parks in the world and the ultimate destination for game drives or witnessing the astounding, annual Great Migration. Boundless plains punctuated with spiky acacia trees, Serengeti kopjes, hippo and crocodile-laden rivers, and a landscape home to the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants) and more than 475 bird species–it’s no wonder the Serengeti precedes its reputation as a wildlife haven.

This unforgettable adventure will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of this National Park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive, and is famous for its unique tree-climbing lions. Also you will visit to the Serengeti Plains National Park, the heart of wild Africa and a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. On the last day you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife the Ngorongoro Crater the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, and was named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world.

Tour Plan Highlight

What you'll Experience on this Tour

Day by Day Itinerary

Non game-viewing travel Time: 2½ hours
Distance: 130 km

You will meet our professional driver tour guide at your hotel/lodge, who will deliver a short safari info briefing. After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park.

This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escarpment.

The Park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants; Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Luxury/Basic Campsite.
Accommodation: Fig Lodge/Similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Non game-viewing travel Time: 5 hours
After the breakfast we depart from the Camp and driver to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area and later arrive on the great Serengeti plains for a different but just as spectacular wildlife viewing experience.

You will pass one of the world’s greatest prehistoric archaeological sites, called Olduvai Gorge, and then continue your way over the scrub lands. The wooded knolls around Naabi Hill Gate mark the Serengeti’s official entrance, which then drops into the Park’s signature wide-open plains.

Like no other, this stretch embodies the meaning of the word “Serengeti,” which derives from the Masai “Siringet” and has been artistically translated as “the land that flows on forever”.

Serengeti National Park covers 6,000 square miles of pristine land and offers not only expansive vistas, but the largest migration of mammals on earth, including 1.5 million wildebeest.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite.
Accommodation: Seronera public Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the breakfast you will have a full day game viewing at Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti, Tanzania’s second largest National Park, covers nearly 6,000 square miles of grassland plains, Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and River line forests. The Grumeti, Mbalageti, and Mara river systems serve as critical water sources and are often excellent sites for wildlife viewing.

Beyond the heralded migration of wildebeest and zebra, the Serengeti is best known for its big predators, including cheetah and Leopard, as well as large prides of Lions and clans of Hyenas.

Other commonly seen animals include gazelle, Buffalo, giraffe, Topi, Hartebeest, Ostrich, and Jackal, but it is the full diversity of wildlife and habitats that you will truly find amazing.

The greater Serengeti ecosystem actually covers the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Masai Mara in Kenya, and numerous surrounding wildlife-protected lands that combine for a total of almost 17,000 square miles, which is larger than the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island all together.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite.
Accommodation: Seronera Public Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours Distance: 145 km our day starts with a morning game drive central of the Serengeti.

For animals, that’s an active time of the day – not hot yet, so there is a lot to see out there until by 11:30am then we return back to the Lodge/Camp for Brunch. On our way back we will stop at Olduvai Gorge.

It’s a fascinating archaeological site we will visit if you are interested in history and the Masai tribes.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Campsite set on the Crater rim, the Lodge/Luxury/Tented Camp/Basic Campsite offers stunning views of Ngorongoro and the surrounding highlands.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Simba Public Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Non game-viewing travel Time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km

Our last day we starts very early in the morning equipped with a picnic lunch we descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing.

Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous.

There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion.

We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late afternoon we drive back to Arusha and you will be dropped at your Lodge/Hotel at your own cost. End of tour.

Price Inclusive

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
  • Concession/ Camping Fees.
  • Daily game drives while on Safari.
  • A professional driver/ guide.
  • 4×4 Land Cruiser.
  • All Taxes and VAT.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Price Exclusive

  • International flights.
  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Tips.
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • The government imposed an increase in Taxes and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Accommodations for this Tour

Arusha Center Inn

Fig Tree Lodge and Camp is located in the village Mto wa Mbu in the Rift Valley in Tanzania, Easter AfricArusha Center Inna.

Ngorongoro simba public campsite

One of the public campsites inside the Ngorongoro conservation area, that is located on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater.

Serengeti Seronera public campsite

Seronera campsite Serengeti is a series of small public campsite located in the Seronera River Valley, which are Pimba Camp, Nyani, Tumbili, and so on.

Arusha Center Inn

Offering a restaurant, Arusha Center Inn Tourist is located in Arusha. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath. You can enjoy mountain view and city view from the room.