The safari will starts and ends in Arusha, the 6 day tour will provides you chance of exploring the four famous national parks of the Tanzania among them Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro crater home to abundant wild life !
Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the famous Tarangire National Park. The park is made up of seasonal marshes, bush savannah, with the baobab trees. This national park is one of the best places in the whole of East Africa since you get to watch the elephants up-close. There are over 4000 animals and these include; Masai giraffes, antelopes, buffalos, leopards, lions, baboons and many more bird species. In the afternoon, you will arrive at your booked lodge for your dinner and overnight.
Have breakfast continue with the lush crater uplands, the fertile soils here also allow crops like corn, wheat, coffee to be able grow. Later on, you will view the plains of the Serengeti National Park. Have lunch and after proceed to Olduvai Gorge. The area here is so dry and it’s well known for the archaeological couple of Leakey. These both discovered the oldest prehistoric human remains as well as a small museum document of their work. A visit to this place is optional.
The name Serengeti also comes from the Masai word known as Siringeti which means endless plains. This can be seen as the grassland savannah in the southern direction stretches to the horizon and is interrupted by the Kopjes, which are bizarre rock formations which are formed by the weathering of the granite crops. These plains are also good for hunting of leopards and the big cats. You will also have chance to view the beautiful creatures within their natural habitats. Within the Seronera Valley which is the central Serengeti Area, you will get to enjoy an evening meal at the lodge of your choice.
This whole day is dedicated to wildlife viewing within the Serengeti. The areas here to be visited will depend where the herds are mostly found. The wildebeests and the zebras in the short rainy season of October and November are found moving from the hills of the north to the main plains of the south. And during the longer rainy seasons of April, May as well as June, they return to North. The guide will know the exact location of the herds and where the best views might be.
Have your breakfast and after proceed for a game drive within serengeti National Park, within the valley of seronera valley, you will find many zebras, lions and the wildebeests, the big cats here include; leopards and the cheetahs. Have lunch and after drive to the direction of the Ngorongoro crater. On reaching the crater, the caldera opens up in front of you and is a good sight to behold. You will also enjoy the fantastic views of the sun as it goes down.
Have breakfast and after drive into the crater which has one of the biggest caldera filled with rich and diverse wildlife species. It has got the Acacia forest and the grass steppes were you will find every type of animal from the east African savannah. You can also get a chance to view the big five including; the lions, elephants, Rhinoceros, buffalos as well as the leopards. After having the picnic lunch and wildlife viewing, you will travel to your lodge for an overnight and dinner.
This is the last national park you will visit in the Northern circuit. This park is well known for its tree climbing lions. The large part of the park covers the alkaline manyara lake which is seasonally visited by the large flamingos and many other water birds. Along the shores of the lake, you will spot many animals including the elephants, hippos, Giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, banded mongoose and the gazelles. After animal watching, you will transfer to Arusha to catch your departure flight.