12 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania
Our northern circuit tour offers you the best opportunity to explore all of the region’s national parks, including Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Conservation, for a fair price. It is also our most economical Tanzania safari itinerary. Please book your incredible safari with Kimalia Adventure Safaris right away. Our safari specialist is available at any time to help you customize your ideal Tanzania safari and make it a life-changing experience.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Day
At the Kilimanjaro International Airport, our guide will greet you and transport you to a lodge or hotel in Arusha town so you can relax and recover from your vacation.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we’ll proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. The lake’s alkaline waters cover around 89 square miles (231 km2) of the national park’s overall 127 square miles (329 km2) area. Giant fig and mahogany trees can be found in the groundwater forest right outside the park’s entrance. The crater highlands just above the Manyara basin continuously replenish the underground springs, from which they draw their nourishment.
Hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes are among the herbivores that live in Lake Manyara and its vicinity. However, lions and baboons that are noted for their propensity to climb trees are the most famous residents of these areas.
Day 3, 4, 5: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart from Manyara and go to the huge Serengeti plains via Ngorongoro Crater. It is possible to see the movement for one half day and two full days. The oldest and most well-known national park is Serengeti, which hosts zebra and Thomson gazelles as they accompany the yearly migration of wildebeest to new pastures. Other creatures that can be found in the Serengeti are the buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard, and African jackal.
Day 6: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge- Boma
After breakfast, we will depart for Ngorongoro, stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by the discoveries made by Louis and Mary Leakey, and the Masai Boma community, where you can learn about Masai customs and traditions. Also prepared will be lunchboxes.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
We’ll travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast and enter the crater to observe wildlife. We’ll also be prepared with our sandwiches in a bag. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater, a huge, unbroken, undamaged volcanic caldera. The crater is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and has a floor area of 260 kilometers (100 miles). It was formed when a large volcano erupted and collapsed on itself approximately two to three million years ago. It is estimated that the ancient volcano’s height was between 15,000 and 19,00 feet (4,500 and 5,800 meters). The crater is home to the bulk of the animal species found in East Africa, including lions, elephants, zebras, rhinos, leopards, buffalo, gazelles, wildebeest, hippos, and other bird species.
Day 8: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park
Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its herds of elephants, soaring baobab trees, and tree-climbing lions, after breakfast. Only Ngorongoro National Park, while being smaller, has a higher animal density than Tarangire National Park. You’ll have a packed lunch and lots of time on your safari drive to explore the national park, stop to see the wildlife, and take pictures.
Day 9: Tarangire Full day game viewing
After breakfast, spend the day at Tarangire National Park exploring and seeing wildlife. Along with herds of elephants, you can expect to witness zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Several carnivores, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals, reside in the park. After a long day, we’ll head to the Camp for a sundowner while admiring the many colors the evening sun casts over the Tarangire countryside.
Day 10: Tarangire – Arusha National Park
After breakfast, we’ll go to Arusha National Park, packing our lunches in beforehand so we can take in the wildlife viewing till nightfall. Arusha National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including the cape buffalo, elephant, hippo, giraffe, warthog, antelope, zebra, blue monkey, vervet monkey, colobus monkey, and various reptiles. The Momella lakes are a popular destination for a variety of migratory and permanent bird species.
Day 11: Arusha National Park – Arusha Town
After breakfast, you’ll set off on a guided walking safari with an armed ranger. The local wildlife, which may include zebra, antelopes, Cape buffalo, and birds, will have many opportunities for you to capture photographs. Your safari will come to a spectacular conclusion with a picnic lunch next to the magnificent Mount Meru waterfall. For your final night, we’ll transport you back to Arusha Town in the late afternoon.
Day 12: Arusha Town – Airport
After breakfast, you will be driven to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.
- Accommodation according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Professional, English-speaking safari cook
- Overnight stays in safari tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- International Flights
- Alcoholic and soft drinks not included
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance