INTRODUCING Arusha National Park & Tarangire National Park & Lake Manyara National Park & Lake Eyasi Bushmen & Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park & Lake Natron & Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano climb
If you want to explore flora and fauna across Tanzania’s National Parks in the Northern Circuit, as well as experience the real bush, unique tribal culture, and summit the only active volcano in East Africa? Then this is the tour for you!
Each option includes the same itinerary, but differs in type of accommodation. Overnight in Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron is possible only in tents or permanent tented camps, as there are no Lodge facilities. During your walking safari in Arusha National Park you will be accompanied by an armed Ranger to protect you from wildlife.
For more information about what to bring on safari and other details, have a look at our Safari Tips and Safari FAQ. Information about animals you may encounter on your tour is given in our Wildlife section. And for more safari images have a look at our Photo Gallery!
On DAY 8 of ‘Pure Afro Safari Tour’ you can have a once in a lifetime experience – with a BALLOON FLIGHT over the incredible Serengeti National Park with a traditional Champagne toast after landing and an ‘Out of Africa’ breakfast prepared and served in the bush. Contact us for more details.
For queries and quick price quotations about any Safari Tour, as well as Tailor-Made Programmes to suit all your wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
DAY 1: Arusha – Arusha National Park – Tarangire
Depart Arusha town for Arusha National Park game viewing. At first participate in a 2 hour walking safari, where you may get fairly close up to Giraffes, Buffalos, Zebras, various antelopes species and fluffy-tailed Black and White Colobus Monkeys. After lunch enjoy a game drive to the Momela Lakes; full of Pink Flamingos, before visiting the volcanic Ngurdoto Crater. In the afternoon drive to Tarangire National Park for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 2: Tarangire
Enjoy a whole day game drive in Tarangire National Park, where large population of Elephants can be seen all year round. Tarangire is also known for its high density of wildlife; including Wildebeests, Zebras, Elands, Elephants, Buffalos, Hartebeests and rare Oryx migrate from the Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River – in search of water. Lions, Leopards and other predators follow this natural migration of plains game. The park is also famous for its giant, ancient Baobab trees, scattered across the park. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara
After breakfast depart to the lush Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. This little park is situated within the Great Rift Valley and at the foot of the Escarpment. It provides a home to a wide range of different animals including Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hippos and more than 400 species of birds, but its most famous feature are the unusual tree-climbing Lions that like to rest on Acacia tree branches six to seven meters above the ground. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 4: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
In the morning drive to Tanzania’s largest soda lake – Lake Eyasi. After lunch explore the lake shore where large flocks of Pink Flamingos can be observed. Overnight: Tented Camp/or Basic Camp (there are no Lodge facilities!)
DAY 5: Lake Eyasi – »the Real Bushmen« – Ngorongoro
After early breakfast transfer to where the Hadzabe tribe (East Africa’s only real Bushmen) reside, and join them on a morning hunt for food and find out how to survive in the wilderness. Get to know their unique culture and way of living, which has not changed for thousands of years. You will be taught how to make fire without matches and a word or two in their unusual click language. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Ngorongoro
After breakfast descend into the eighth wonder of the world or ‘Africa’s natural Zoo’ as the Ngorongoro Crater is also referred as. You will have the whole day to explore its rich wildlife and search for the famous Big Five. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 7: Ngorongoro – Maasai Boma – Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti
After breakfast head off to the world’s most famous wildlife park, the Serengeti, with an optional stop at a Maasai village. The Maasai are pastoral nomads who have vigorously resisted change, living as they have for centuries. Afterwards visit the ‘cradle of mankind’ at Olduvai Gorge. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park; it’s size the equivalent to Ireland. It is home to more than four million different animals and the origins of the remarkable annual Wildebeest Migration. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 8: Serengeti
Spend the whole day searching for Lions, Spotted Hyenas, Leopards, Cheetahs, Servals, Caracals, Giraffes, Buffalos, Topi, Hartebeests, Waterbucks, Impalas, Reedbucks, Bushbucks, Kirk’s Dik-diks, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, Warthogs and diverse birdlife. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/Basic Camping.
DAY 9: Serengeti – Lake Natron
Begin the day at sunrise with a game drive within the north-eastern boundaries of the park. Aptly the Serengeti means ‘endless plains’ in Maa, the Maasai language. After lunch drive to Lake Natron; one of Tanzania’s most beautiful soda lakes, famous for its population of several hundred thousands of Lesser Flamingos who come to the lake to breed. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 10: Ol Doinyo Lengai – Arusha
Early in the morning (between 3.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m.) you will be transferred to the foot of Ol Doinyo Lengai, the Maasai’s Mountain of God. Here you start the trek up to its peak at 2878 m. Descend from the mountain around noon, with a lunch tour of the Lake Natron. In the afternoon return to Arusha.
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