Northern Circuit Safari ~ Green Season Special

11 Days ~ Small Group Departure

Northern Circuit Safari

Northern Circuit Safari ~ Green Season Special

This safari visits the Northern Circuit National Parks; Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Grumeti Game Reserve. Experience the Great Migration during late May as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest & zebra make their way across the Western Serengeti. Accommodations in authentic tented camps and stylish lodges. Enjoy bush walks with Maasai, night game drive and visits to a Masai Village and the Olduvai Gorge.
Tour Dates 23 May to 2 June 2018 ~ Small Group Departure 6 guests max
Only 3 spots remaining on this safari ! 
Price: US$ 3,300 per person sharing ~ Single Supplement US$ 250

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival Arusha 23 May

    You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro airport and transferred to your lodge.
    Overnight Serena Lake Duluti Lodge (on BB basis)
    The Lake Duluti Serena Hotel is nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel in Arusha Tanzania stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, Lake Duluti Serena Hotel offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds.

  • Day 2 Arusha – Tarangire 24 May

    After breakfast proceed towards your next destination, Tarangire National Park, a quiet and scenic park with giant baobab trees and the park has some of the highest population density of elephants in Tanzania. Tarangire River attracts wide variety and concentration of migratory animal including elephant, wildebeest, zebra, eland and oryx.  Tarangire is also a bird lovers’ paradise, with about 450 species.
    Overnight Maweninga Tented Camp  Meal Plan BLD

    Perched on the top of a massive granitic rock, the Maweninga Camp has a privileged location within Tarangire National Park. All 16 tents are equipped with large & comfortable beds, a lovely terrace overlooking the park & the lakes in a far distance,  en-suite bathroom with hot shower (provided via solar panels) and flush toilet. The camp’s architecture is unique and perfectly integrated into the wilderness. Breathtaking views from the tents & from the dining room & the bar.

     

  • Day 3 Tarangire 25 May

    After a morning coffee, you will go on a walking safari guided by local Maasai from the camp, a unique and exciting experience. Return to the camp for breakfast, later proceed on game viewing in the park.
    Overnight Maweninga Tented Camp Meal Plan BLD

  • Day 4 Tarangire – Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater 26 May

    Morning departure to Manyara National Park, Ernest Hemingway wrote that it was “the loveliest he had seen in Africa” ….
    This relatively small wilderness reserve was named after the alkaline lake filled with thousands of flamingos roaming the banks for food and hippos bathing in the waters. However the most famous inhabitants of this park are the tree-climbing lions. Picnic lunch in the park. In afternoon, you will proceed towards your next destination, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
    Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Meal Plan BLD

    This unique lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines blending completely into the landscape. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. The location, the service and the luxury accommodation make Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge the ultimate destination for a unique safari experience in Tanzania.

  • Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater 27 May

    Leaving early in the morning and taking a picnic lunch with you, you will spend most of the day game driving on the floor of the crater. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Covering an area of 259 sq.kms and standing at 2236m above sea level, it is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Spend a whole day exploring the caldera with picnic lunch break at Ngoitokitok Springs.
    Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Meal Plan BLD

  • Day 6 & 7 Serengeti National Park 28 & 29 May

    After breakfast, departure to the western part of the Serengeti.  From May to early July, the great migration of wildebeest and zebra converges to this remote and unique part of the famous Serengeti (Western Corridor). Four days will be spent exploring the Serengeti ecosystem, following conditions and the movement of game.  En-route visit a Masai Village in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to learn about the Masai people’s traditions and way of life.
    Overnights Mbalageti Luxury Tented Lodge Meal Plan BLD

    Mbalageti Lodge Serengeti is located in the western corridor of the Serengeti offering a breathtaking 360-dgree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. The Tented Chalets are situated 12 each on either the Sunrise or Sunset side of the hill and are semi- tented with a back wall of local rock and wooden floor. Decorated with a true ‘bush theme’, the Tented Chalets provide guests a real safari living experience and contain both shower and bathtub

  • Day 8 & 9 Serengeti National Park – Grumeti Game Reserve 30 & 31 May

    Safari Western Serengeti and drive into the Grumeti Game reserve a protected and very substantial wildlife reserve which is essentially an extension of the Serengeti. There is a good deal of resident wildlife year round, notably good populations of giraffes, zebras, impalas, elephants and lions. Safari camps here are free to offer night vehicle safari and walking safaris, which are generally not possible inside Serengeti National Park main reserve area and a stay out here at the end of a safari can make for a very nice change of pace. Night game drive & walking safari during your stay at the camp.
    Overnights Grumeti Hills Meal Plan BLD

     The Grumeti Hills Camp is built on the highest hill in the area with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. With 16 comfortable en-suite safari tents, each tent has its own terrace. The camp is eco-friendly with 24-Hour Solar Power.  The main area opens onto a large terrace with views over the plain which stretches at the foot of the hill. Most of the year, this grassy plain is home to a rich and varied fauna. The swimming  pool is carved into the rocks, (equipped with an eco-friendly water filtering system) it’s the guests’ favorite spot after a long dusty day  in search of the big five

  • Day 10 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Highlands 1 June

    A full day of game viewing split between Serengeti and Ngorongoro plains. A nice drive among changing landscapes, punctuated with some encounters. Visit to the Olduvai Gorge, it was here that Louis and Mary Leakey found early human fossils back in 1959. Enjoy a picnic lunch box and proceed towards Karatu to the Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge.
    Overnight Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge Meal Plan BLD

    At the Ngorongoro Farm House you will live the legendary atmosphere of past times on a colonial style coffee plantation farm house. Hand plaited thatched roof tops, ample verandas and colonial interiors at Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500 acre coffee plantation, all of which has been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times.  Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens, have a swim in the pool or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backcloth.

  • Day 11 Departure Day 2 June

    Morning at leisure. The lodge offers guided walks through the farm and coffee plantation. Lunch at the Ngorongoro Farm House. In the afternoon, drive back to Arusha, shopping possible on the way and visit to the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre. In the evening, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home or continue onto your next destination in Africa. Meal Plan BL

  • Price

    Price US$ 3,300 per person sharing ~ US$ 250 single supplement

  • Included

    Small group 6 guests max
    Safari with experienced English speaking driver/ guide – Unlimited game drives
    Transport and exclusive use of our custom safari built 4 x 4 Land Cruiser.
    All accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary
    Visits as indicated
    Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
    All park entrance fees to the various game reserves and parks
    Mineral water in the car during game drive
    Enrollment with flying doctor services.

  • Not included

    International flights
    Visas
    Travel & Medical Insurance
    Any extras not mentioned above such as extra meals and activities
    All beverages with the exception of mineral water on board the safari vehicle.
    Laundry
    Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies
    Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, etc

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