The Wild Side Northern Circuit Safari

Price

$1344

Duration

7 days 12 hours

Max People

50

Min Age

3

Tour Type

Overview

This 7-day safari will take you into the heart and soul of Africa, leaving you speechless with the African magical wilderness! first will you start with a 6-day safari adventure then followed by a visit to "Materuni waterfalls" and "Kikuletwa hot springs. Drive through the Savannah on your 4x4 safari vehicle, visiting Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park. This is a camping safari with an offer to stay 3 nights in a budget lodge.

Tour Plan

Day 0

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation for dinner and overnight (included).

Day 1 Materuni Waterfalls & Kikuletwa Hotsprings

Today we will start our day at 7:30am. We will drive to Kilimanjaro, through the villages of Kishumundu all the way to the highlands of Materuni village. We will then embark on a 45-minute hike to the waterfall which will be followed with a coffee tour. We plan to spend half of the day there, then drive to Kikuletwa hot springs to enjoy the warm temperate waters while swimming with the Doctor (Garra rufa) fish, giving a free pedicure. Later on, we will drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Tarangire National Park

Today our safari Adventure begins! After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and drive for 2 hours to Tarangire National Park. The park is well known for its large elephant herds and abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent). From the open roof of the vehicle we will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River which is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to giraffes, impalas, zebras, lions, leopards, elands, warthogs and elephants. The picnic site has a spectacular view. We will have our picnic lunch there and proceed with game viewing before continuing to Fig tree lodge, where we will be able to relax and enjoy dinner and have an overnight.

Day 3 Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we will depart for Serengeti. A long and bumpy road will take you in about 4-5 hours of a fascinating game on route driving up the crater highlands towards the vast plains of Serengeti. We will stop for a picnic lunch before we check in the park for an afternoon drive. After catching the sunset, we will proceed to Seronera campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park

Today we will spend the whole day in the park. We head out and start to explore at sunrise, we will have a full day game drive exploring the beautiful scenery of Serengeti, searching for the big 5. We will then return to the campsite for hot lunch and then head out for an afternoon game drive. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals, more than 500 bird species recorded, ranging from the oversized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Savannah. We will continue to search for Serengeti wildlife and return to camp at sunset for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park

Today we will wake up very early in the morning (around 6 am) for a sunrise game drive and to spot the animals when they are most active. We will then stop at a picnic site to enjoy breakfast in the bush and continue with the game drive before returning to the camp (around noon) for hot lunch, load the vehicle, depart camp and continue to Ngorongoro where we will have dinner and overnight at Simba campsite.

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater

Today we will have an early breakfast and descend to the crater immediately. This stunning place will offer you with almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino and if we are lucky we might spot one. You will choose whether to have picnic lunch at the Hippo Lake or hot lunch at the camp. We will then continue to our next accommodation (Fig tree lodge) to relax, enjoy dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park then Arusha

After breakfast, we will have a short drive (5 minutes) to the park’s gate. Also known as the home of the tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara is a relatively small but diverse park, with a salt lake covering large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons making it a home to thousands of flamingos and over 300 other bird species. Its diverse landscape offers grassy plains, primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. We expect to be back in Arusha around 4 pm, although we are flexible in case there is a flight to catch.

Included

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Bath towels
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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