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Tanzania is blessed with some of the best safari destinations on the planet. The government has also done a wonderful job in protecting so much of the land to preserve this great asset. In fact 28% of Tanzania's terrestrial land is under protected status.
By far the most sought after destinations for safaris are in the north of the country. With the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro also being located in the north, this area receives the most number of tourists. The town of Moshi and Arusha city are where most safari tours start from. We prefer Moshi due to its small town atmosphere, its cleanliness and the wonderful backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. If you prefer Arusha though, we can easily begin the itinerary from there. Both towns are located 45 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The Northern Safari Circuit consists of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park and Mkomazi National Park. Although they are located close to one another, each park has its own unique qualities that make visiting several of them worthwhile. Eco-Africa Climbing Offers luxury lodge safaris, permanent tented safaris as well as camping safaris. We can fit most every budget. You can choose to fly into parks by small plane or by safari vehicle. Our vehicles are all well maintained 4x4 wheel drive with safari viewing roofs. On our camping safaris, we supply quality tents and we prepare meals for you. We can accommodate special diet needs (if notified before the trip).
Day 1: Arrival Moshi.
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by our Representative or Safari Manager, who will transfer you to the Hotel. Here you will have dinner and overnight. Our
Safari Manager will give you a short briefing and gear check with your safari starting tomorrow.
All meals included.
Day 2: Moshi – Tarangire National Park.
This morning of the first day of your 4 days camping safari, you will be picked from your hotel (pick up point), in Moshi and after a short stop at the supermarket to buy any provisions and
personal effects, you will depart on a 4×4 safari land cruiser for Tarangire National Park famous for its large herds of elephants and huge baobab trees. Crossing the Masai Steppe you will enjoythe beautiful landscape and sights of Maasai villages along the highway. After a short 2 hours drive you will be at the Park’s Gate where you will make a brief stop for paper work. After
registration at the Park’s Gate you will embark on your first game drives straightaway in search of the many animals that Tarangire has to offer. The Tarangire River a permanent river in this
park is the lifeline that ensures abundance of wildlife , including zebras, giraffes, buffaloes,impalas, gerenuks, olive baboons, water bucks and the big cats including the lions, leopards and
cheetahs. Tarangire is also a birdwatchers haven with more than 550 bird species recorded, including the rare species like the Ashy starlings. With Lunch at one of the picnic sites the
afternoon will be spent doing game drives and later in the afternoon you will drive out for overnight at a public campsite around the park, or drive to Mto wa Mbu area (near Lake
Manyara) for camping at a campsite like Lilac Campsite. Packed Lunch and Dinner included.
Instead of Tarangire National Park, you may do the Lake Manyara National Park depending on your preference and season.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro.
Leave Mto wa mbu in the morning and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. After registration at the gate you will descend to the Crater Floor for full day of game drives and have picnic lunch at the picnic site at the Hippo poolside. After lunch you will continue with game drives in the Crater floor in search of the rhinos, lions, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, impalas, hyenas, topis, hartebeests many others. Ngorongoro Crater is also famous for a lot of birds species and at the
Lake Makat at the middle of the crater floor you will be able to see, flamingos, Egyptian geese,pelicans, and many more aquatic and non aquatic species. Other birds include, Lilac breasted rollers, the hammer kop, species of weavers and many more residents and immigrants alike. Inthe late afternoon you will drive to Crater Rim for overnight at Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight. Lunchbox and dinner included.
Day 4: Ngorongoro - Serengeti.
After breakfast at The Simba Campsite in the morning you will start on our way to The Serengeti National Park. On your way you have the chance to visit Olduvai – Gorge where Leakey’s
family discovered human fossils dating millions of years suggesting that Africa is the Cradle of mankind. You will enter through Naabi Hill gate and continue with game drives inside the
Serengeti. You expect to see lots of animals for the whole year and it is the Great Migration that never stops to amaze many a traveler. The Resident animals’ species include buffaloes,
elephants, cheetahs, lions, baboons, zebras and so many bird species. These do not migrate.
Overnight will be either at Seronera Campsite/ or Lobo Campsite. (Depending on time of the year)All meals included.
Day 5: Full day Safari at Serengeti National Park.
If it is in your interest, you may wake up early and go for a game drive at dawn in the Serengeti Plains then come back to the Campsite for breakfast. After breakfast you will go out with a
lunchbox for a full day of game drives to the plains. Alternatively you may take the breakfast then go for game drives. The choice is yours! Overnight at Seronera Campsite / Lobo Campsite.
All meals included.
Day 6: Serengeti – back to Arusha.
Early morning game drive can be done and after breakfast you will check out and drive back to Moshi, Arusha or to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight Back to Arusha town where the
Serengeti Safari ends.
NB:This safari can be done by replacing Lake Manyara National Park with Tarangire National Park if you wish so. Tarangire is especially a nice National Park during the months of July
through November. If you wish to add an extra day you may be able to do both Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park.
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