This 5 day camping safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. You will experience breath-taking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants among st acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will also visit the world famous Serengeti National Park. The landscapes are jaw-dropping and the variety and volume of wildlife you will see are unforgettable
Day 0: Arrival day
You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation for dinner and overnight (included).
Day 1: Lake Manyara
After breakfast, your safari guide will collect you from your accommodation and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species.
On your exploration of the park you will see monkeys, 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 a full day in the Park, you will drive to Fig tree lodge, where you will be able to relax and enjoy dinner.
Day 2: Serengeti
After breakfast drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing as far as the eye can see is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti mean “endless plain" and this 6900 sq. mile (18000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million wildebeest. From January to April is the season when wildebeest give birth to their calves and also hundreds of thousands of plains zebras and Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrate throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds. After the game drive, you will drive to seronera campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Today you will wake up very early in the morning for a sunrise game drive. The sunrise in the African Savanna is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Later at noon you will return back to the campsite for a brunch/lunch and then you will continue with the game on route while driving to Simba campsite in Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Ngorongoro
Today you will wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. You will then descend to the Ngorongoro Crater, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, and a soda lake that from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingos, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusks, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. After game drive, you will ascend to the campsite for a hot lunch then later drive to Fig tree lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Tarangire National Park then Arusha
After breakfast, you will make the short drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It's possible that you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. After lunch in the park, you will drive to Arusha where your safari ends.
- Park fees
- All activities
- All accommodation
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- Sleeping bag
- International flights
- Bath towels
- Personal items
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees