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March 21, 2017

11-Day Northern Tanzania Circuit Safari

Written By Bush 2 City Adventure

This safari takes you to the best northern Tanzania safari circuit, this safari features lodge accommodation superb background landscapes that are simply jaw dropping in beauty. Plenty of exciting game viewing chances is sure to be experienced, as you take in arguably the most famous of Africa’s national parks, Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park visit Maasai Boma & Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Museum.

 

  • Day 1:Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located in or near Arusha (Breakfast & dinner included)
  • Day 2:Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located outside Arusha NP (All meals included)
  • Day 3-4:Tarangire Safari LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP (All meals included)
  • Day 5:Lake Manyara Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP (All meals included)
  • Day 6-8:Seronera Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP (All meals included)
  • Day 9:Ngorongoro Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Ngorongoro (All meals included)
  • Day 10:Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located in or near Arusha (All meals included)
  • Day 11:End of tour (no accommodation)Breakfast included

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

You will arrive at either JRO or Arusha Airport where you will be met in person by a Bush 2 City Adventure guide. You will be taken in one of our vehicles to your accommodation at Planet Lodge. You can choose to relax at the hotel or the more adventure minded may decide to explore the bustling city of Arusha. Take the opportunity to shop for souvenirs. You can find many examples of handicrafts at the local craft markets, such as colorful scarves, Makonde carvings, batik, jewelers, and artworks.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Arusha National Park

After enjoying an early breakfast at Planet Lodge you will be greeted by one of the Bush 2 City professional guide who will brief you on the activities of the day before heading off on the first day of your safari. After the briefing, drive in comfort to Arusha National Park for a full day of game viewing. Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha Town as well as Kilimanjaro International Airport. Not only is animal life in the park abundant, it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied parks in Tanzania. Arusha National Park is also famous for its black and white Colobus monkeys. These amusing primates are not only exquisite in their unique markings, they will delight you with their antics. As dusk starts to fall we will return to Planet Lodge where you can relax and enjoy dinner.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Arusha National Park
  • Accommodation: Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located outside Arusha NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will depart to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch. This park has someone of the highest densities of elephants in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation is dotted with baobab and acacia trees making it a beautifully unique landscape. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Safari LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. Beside herds of elephants, you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog and reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Retire to Tarangire Safari Lodge to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the many colors of the setting sun over the Tarangire landscape.

  • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
  • Accommodation: Tarangire Safari LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, you will enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is a must to visit and boasts a diverse and varied terrain in a relatively small area. The park is famous for tree-climbing lions and a huge variety of birds including flamingo. You will enjoy spectacular panoramic views, dinner and an overnight stay at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Lake Manyara Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6: Serengeti National Park/Maasai Boma

After enjoying breakfast we will depart through the rolling hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands to visit a traditional Maasai boma. Here you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the boma and explain the culture of the Maasai people. You will enjoy lunch en-route as we head towards the world famous Serengeti National Park which is unequaled for its beauty and scientific value and has come to symbolize the classic African Safari. The vast, endless grass plains are among the richest grazing grounds in Africa, making it home to some of the largest herds on the planet. With more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle, and 250,000 zebras to name but a few, the wildlife population of this park is simply staggering. Throughout the year, the huge wildebeest and zebra herds move in a clockwise direction around the plains, searching for fresh grazing grounds. Enjoy an overnight stay at your accommodation at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Today you will enjoy a full day of game driving in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. As the sun rises on the Serengeti Plains you will enjoy breakfast while anticipating the wondrous sites that are in store for the day. The day will be spent enjoying a game drive exploring the vast plains and woodlands of the Park. Lunch can be packed and taken with you, or you can opt to have a hot lunch prepared for you back at Seronera Wildlife Lodge. In the afternoon return to the lodge for a well-earned sundowner before your evening meal.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 8: Serengeti National Park

Rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. The early morning sunlight provides ideal photographic opportunities to capture the vast beauty of this pristine landscape. The night’s predators may still be on their last prowl before retiring to rest and recharge before their next night’s hunt. Be on the lookout for lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard as well as herds of zebra, elephant, and giraffe. Return to your accommodation at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Serengeti NP
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Conservation Area/Olduvai Gorge Museum

Enjoy a game drive en-route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mark Leakey’s famous discoveries of man’s ancient ancestors, the Zinjanthropus Bosei. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as we drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and arrive at your accommodation at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. Relax and enjoy the view before enjoying your evening meal.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wildlife LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Ngorongoro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Today you will enjoy a full day of action-packed game driving in the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is a world heritage site and the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The 2,000 feet high walls of the approximately 10-mile wide crater create a natural amphitheater for the densest populations of large animals anywhere in the world. With a resident population of over 25,000 mammals, you are sure to be overwhelmed by the abundance of wildlife that exists within the crater. In the afternoon drive bac to Arusha by road, You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Planet LodgeLuxury lodge located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Departure Home

After breakfast, you will be greeted by one of the Bush 2 City professional guide who will brief you about the whole tour experience and you will fill guest experience form for office service evaluation before transfer you either Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport to take a flight back home.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
 
Included 
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)
 
 
Excluded 
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
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