10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit

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Overview of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit

The 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit is a diverse safari encounter that features extensive wild game viewing in the Tanzania’s wildlife habitats of Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater; cultural encounters among the Datoga and the Hadzabe hunter gather cultures at Lake Eyasi not forgetting recreation experience presented by the magical environment of Lake Natron.

Safari Highlight of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit

Day 1 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airstrip & transfer to the lodge for overnight

kilimanjaro-international-park

Day 2 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, visit the lake & do game drive

Day 3 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer to Lake Natron, explore the Masaai Villages en route & nature walk along Lake Natron

Day 4 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Undertake another nature walk and transfer to Serengeti National Park. Do an afternoon game drive as you connect to the lodge

Day 5 & 6 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Whole day game drive / wild game viewing in Serengeti National Park

Day 7 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater & explore one of the natural wonders in the world

Day 8 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer from Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Eyasi for extensive cultural encounters

Day 9 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Drive from Lake Eyasi to Lake Tarangire National Park

Day 10 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Do another game drive and transfer back to Arusha

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit

Day 1 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Arrive in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro International Airstrip & transfer to the lodge for overnight

Following a flight from your country of origin, you arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport one the main gateways to Tanzania, secure the Visa after which you team up with the driver guide to transfer to Arusha. The guide will brief you about the destination Tanzania and the safari in particular before you retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mount Meru Hotel

Midrange / Standard: Impala Hotel Arusha

Budget / Basic: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, visit the lake & do game drive

Lake Manyara National Park

You depart Arusha after breakfast 8am to embark on the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. In Arusha, you can do some shopping of the few stuffs that you may require including changing the money. The drive to Lake Manyara National Park offers you impressive scenic views en route including the Masaai Steppe along with the Rift valley landscapes. The name Manyara is got from the Masaai word referring to acacia tortillis tree species which the pastoralist Masaai utilised to form the hedges for protecting their livestock and homes.  Lake Manyara National Park features counts of trees that shelter the famous tree climbing lions like those of Ishasha sector in Uganda. Other wildlife include; the Impalas, Buffaloes and Giraffes.  The Park’s underground water forest is an impressive habitat for baboons, blue monkeys, elephants, bush bucks among others. The views of Hippos, water birds like Pelicans, Flamingos cormorants, Egyptian geese among others may not be missed. Picnic lunch, afternoon drive and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Kirurumu Tented lodge

Budget / Basic: Migunga Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer to Lake Natron, explore the Masaai Villages en route & nature walk along Lake Natron

Following breakfast at the lodge, you embark on the transfer to Lake Natron the notable breeding ground for the greater and lesser flamingos which migrate to the lake every year from Lake Baringo and Nakuru in the neighbouring Kenya. On the transfer to Lake Natron, you explore the counts of Masaai villages and the Engaruka village exploring the Engaruka ruins. The ancient mysterious city featuring sophisticated irrigation canals which are thought to be 500 year old is magical to explore. The sights of the canals, the graves and building remains are historical too. Arrive in Lake Natron early for lunch after which you take a nature walk along the lake and you can take a dip or boat ride on the lake depending on the water volume. The walk takes you up stream of River Ngaresero up to the waterfalls. The views of the Baboons and Monkeys may not be missed during the hike.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ngare Sero Natron Camp

Midrange / Standard: Moivaro Lake Natron Tented Camp

Budget / Basic: Halisi Lake Natron Tented Camp

Day 4 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Undertake another nature walk and transfer to Serengeti National Park. Do an afternoon game drive as you connect to the lodge

Following breakfast, you take another nature walk after which you embark on the drive to Serengeti National Park. You drive through the Loliondo Game Controlled area with possible sights of wildebeests that tend to cross in November and December from the neighbouring Kenya’s Masaai Mara.
You enter through the Klein’s Gate and undertake a game drive along the savannah plains of Serengeti as you connect to the lodge with possible sights of wild game and birds. The range of wild game include the Zebra, baboons, buffaloes, topis, cheetahs, impalas, leopards and the re-introduced Rhinos. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Wild Camping

Day 5 & 6 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Whole day game drive / wild game viewing in Serengeti National Park

wild game viewing in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is noted to be the best National Park with magical wonders that are surely worth exploring.  The two days dedicated to the exploration of Serengeti National Park are worth it.  The 14,763 sq km Park features great counts of wild game including the Masaai lion, the Leopard, the elephant, the Rhinos, the Buffaloes, Impala, the Thomson and Grants Gazelle, the Eland, the Water buck, the Stripped and spotted Hyena, the Masaai Giraffe, the East African wild dog along with 500 species of birds like the Secretary bird, the Ostrich, Crowned crane, the Kori bustard, Martial Eagle among other species. Depending on the time of the year, you can catch up with the historical wildebeest migration which tends to be followed by thousands of Thompsons Gazelle along with Zebras crossing the Crocodile prone rivers as they cross to Masaai Mara for greener pastures and water supply.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Wild Camping

Day 7 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater & explore one of the natural wonders in the world

You drive through the Naabi gate to Ngorongoro Crater which is notably one of the unbroken World calderas and amazingly the largest of all. The crater is always referred to as the Eden of Africa and also the 8th World’s natural wonder. Upon arrival, you embark on the wild game viewing experience on the crater floor with possibilities of exploring the big five including the elephants, lions, leopard, Buffaloes and Rhinos. The range of grazers are visibly seen close to one another on the crater floor including the  zebras, gazelles, topis, Jackson’s hartebeests, warthogs, hippos, wildebeests, hyenas, silver backed jackals, serval cats among others.  Lake Makat on the crater floor supports counts of aquatics including the flamingos, the cormorants, the Egyptioan Geese, grebes among others. Picnic lunch, afternoon game drive and then return to the crater rim connecting to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget / Basic: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Wild Camping

Day 8 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Transfer from Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Eyasi for extensive cultural encounters

Following breakfast at your lodge, you transfer to Lake Eyasi for an extensive cultural experience. The destination Eyasi is noted to be the ancient home of the Hadzabe the hunter gatherer tribe that have resisted the wave of westernization to maintain their traditional way of life which included the animal hunting and fruit and root gathering. Besides the Hadzabes, the area also features the Datoga people a small tribe with intact traditions. The day is completed with a magical Sundowner at Eyasi Lake.

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury:
Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
Budget / Midrange: Lodging: Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 9 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Traditional hunting experience, drive from Lake Eyasi to Lake Tarangire National Park

traditional-encounter-lake-eyasi

You embark on the traditional hunting experience with the Bushmen learning into this ancient cultural practice that has been passed to generations and generations.  The holding of traditional hunting materials and following the company of the local people generate remarkable local experience. After the activity, you embark on the drive to Tarangire National Park standing as the third largest Tanzania National Park. The park presents an extensive game viewing encounter including the enormous counts of elephants along with good sights of huge baobab trees. The other wildlife species include the Oryx, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, cheetahs, leopards among others. The River Tarangire presents adequate water supply throughout the year and its shores are always magical as the grazers draw close to drink and the predators too wait to feast on them. Retire for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Oliver’s Camp

Midrange / Standard: Tarangire River Camp

Budget / Basic:  Tarangire Safari Lodge

Wild Camping

Day 10 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit: Do another game drive and transfer back to Arusha

Undertake another game drive or a guided nature walk on the park boundaries with either park ranger or the Masaai Warrior. Retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer to Arusha and evening flight departure if you have one.

End of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari in the Northern Circuit