6-Day Luxury Safari Northern Circuit
This 6 Day Luxury Safari allows us to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. We experience breath-taking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse of landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants among the acacias, and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. We will also visit the world famous Serengeti National Park. The landscapes are jaw-dropping and the variety and volume of wildlife we will see: unforgettable!
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha:
You will be picked up at the airport or hotel and driven straight to your accommodation in Arusha. Arusha is served by two airports. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is approximately 60 km (45min) from Arusha city centre. Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK) is on the outskirts of Arusha but only runs domestic flights, mostly to Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
- Main Destination: Arusha
- Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
- Meals & Drinks:
After breakfast you will be picked up by your private driver guide from your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours). Tarangire, well known for its large elephant herds, consists of a diversity of landscapes, from seasonal swamps to savanna with the Tarangire River wending its way through the parklands. From the open top of our safari truck we seek to encounter many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It is possible that we will have the experience of seeing simba stalking his prey or leopards watching whilst relaxing in the trees above. After lunch in the park and an extensive game drive, we drive to our luxury accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay with capacious rooms.
Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp
Meals & Drinks:
Early morning after breakfast, we depart to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is truly spectacular. It is famous for its vast open grasslands which allow for excellent sightings of wildlife. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest National Park and it is also one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Its climate and vegetation have remained largely untouched for millions of years. Whilst the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for the annual Great Migration. Vast numbers of wildebeest; accompanied by large numbers of zebra and antelope move in an annual pattern, constantly seeking fresh grazing. The precise timing of the Migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year. After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head for our Tented luxury partner lodges for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
Meals & Drinks:
Today we awake very early to undertake an early morning safari before breakfast to spot the animals in their morning activity and to partake of a sublime sunrise blooming in the African sky before us. We then safari on to Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater hosts the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like a stream, full of flamingos, with forest and open plains spreading out before our eyes. The large bull elephants that reside here, whom we will meet, have extremely large tusks due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. At days end we return to Karatu, to our, carefully chosen by us for excellence, mid range partner lodge for dinner in an aesthetically refined restaurant with our capacious quarters awaiting us for a night of ease and dreams of wild cats!
After breakfast our Safari Guide will collect you from your lodgings for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara, a relatively small but diverse park 120 km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake that occupies a good seventy percent of the parks lands. Flooding and drying seasonally, this soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo and over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes, not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After lunch, you will embark your journey back to Arusha which marks the end of your safari adventure.
Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks:
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