Safari “Northern Circuit”
You can not decide? Which of the National Park combinations is the right one for You? On this tour you get to know all the northern safari National Parks.
Die Highlights of this Safari
• Round trip through the most beautiful national parks in northern Tanzania
• extensive game drives in Land Cruiser with private driver
• sensational landscapes of the Serengeti and Lake Natron
• individual Safari for 2 or more persons at the requested date
• exciting activities during the tour
|day||Lodgesafari Nothern Circuit L8-3
|1||Moshi – Tarangire National Park||Tarangire Safari Lodge*||ca. 4h|
|2||Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Krater||Rhino Lodge*||ca. 5-6h|
|3||Ngorongoro Krater – Serengeti National Park||Mbuzi Mawe Lodge*||scenic drive,2h|
|4||Serengeti National Park (Seronera)||Mbuzi Mawe Lodge*||ca. 5-6h|
|5||Serengeti National Park (Lobo)||Lobo Lodge*||scenic drive,2h|
|6||Serengeti National Park (Lobo) – Lake Natron||Lake Natron Tented Camp||scenic drive|
|7||Lake Natron – Lake Manyara National Park||Migunga Tented Camp||scenic drive|
|8||Lake Manyara National Park – Moshi||ca. 3h|
7 x Lodge
• Safari according to the itinerary
• Transport in the 4×4 Landcruiser with Safari Photo Roof
• guided safari with an experienced, English speaking driver
• Game drives with guaranteed window seat
• all national park and transfer fees
• tour meeting with safety information
• 3 liters of water per person per safari day
Additional programs to this tour
• Gorilla Tracking in Uganda 4 days Uganda Intensive – Link
Serengeti National Park
More than 3 million animals live in these endless plains, which are interspersed with rock formations and rivers. There are over 35 species of animals including the “Big Five” (elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions and leopards) living in the legendary vastness of the Serengeti. Each year one million wildebeest, two hundred thousand zebras and three hundred thousand gazelles gather just around the beginning of the rainy season to commence their spectacular wanderings to the pastures and waters in the western and northern part of the park in May and June. Then the sun parched paths are dusty, the dry grass brittle. The rainy season turns this golden horizon miraculously into an endless green carpet, speckled with wild flowers.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Surrounded by steep walls, this giant amphitheatre boasts a diameter of about 20 kilometres. It is a breathtaking phenomenon. “You cannot correctly describe the crater,” said Dr. Grzimek, “because there is nothing to compare it to.” In this garden of Eden, which can be accessed with all wheel drive vehicles, you will encounter hundreds of thousands of animals that are moving about: elephants, buffaloes, gnus, gazelles, zebras and rhinos. Monkeys and predators like cheetahs, hyenas and lions can be observed in their natural habitat. There are more than 150 bird species, which cannot be found in the Serengeti, roaming around here: ostriches, grey crowned cranes and numerous flamingos enchant the onlookers.
Tarangire National Park
The year round water carrying Tarangire River is the lifeline of the 2600 km² large national park. The hilly savannah landscape with its umbrella acacia trees and baobabs close to the park entrance changes into enormous grass plains towards the south, which become complete swamps during rainy season and offer fresh grass for numerous species of animals. Tarangire National Park is known for its richness in species. The always green swamps attract 550 different types of birds. There is no other place in the world that is a nesting place for this many species. The national park is the preferred home of zebra, gnu and elephant herds. But antelopes, gazelles, wart hogs, baboons, giraffes and the world’s largest bird the Maasai Ostrich can be found here as well.
Lake Manyara National Park
As soon as you enter the park you are amazed by the dense vegetation and the amount of ancient trees, which create a home for hordes of baboons. Further into the park the forest turns lighter and transitions into grassy plains and swamps to the Manyara Salt Lake. There you will be thrilled by the flamingos, pelicans and storks. The southern end of the park features hot sulphur baths by the name of “Maji Moto”. The best known animals of the park are the tree lions, which spend the majority of their time stretched out on the branches of acacia trees. The park is also home to buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, zebras, hippopotamuses and many smaller species
ITINERY AND HIGHLIGHTS
Safari Northern Circuit
Moshi – Tarangire Nationalpark
After pick up at the hotel, we drive to Tarangire National Park, which is known for its large number of elephants. The park’s name arose from the eponymous river, which in the dry season is the only source of water for the wild animals. The National Park is elongated with a varied landscape, hill, savannah and swamps alternate. Inculcating the giant Baobab trees.
Tarangire Nationalpark – Ngorongoro Krater
Today you drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. A magical name, the jewel of Tanzania and a World Heritage Site since 1979 . At the crater floor you can find almost all types of East African wildlife. Among other things, you have a good chance at a crater ride to see the famous “Big Five”: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard to see. The animals found in the course demarcated Nature Reserve Ngorongoro their home.
Ngorongoro Krater – Serengeti Nationalpark
After breakfast we start to Serengeti National Park. The views across rolling hills, extinct volcanoes with magnificent forests. The Ngorongoro Serengeti ecosystem is called “Eden of Africa” because it has such a poignant and varied vegetation and biodiversity. During migration, millions of wildebeest and zebra to keep the levels of “Serengeti Plains” and the outskirts of the Ngorongoro – a fantastic first impression on reaching the entrance gate to Serengeti Nabi.
Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
This day begins in the heart of the Serengeti, the Seronera Valley, amid huge acacia trees and mighty figs. The northern hills dine numerous watercourses, forming the interest the many antelopes, reedbuck and baboons. In water splashing hippos – on acacia rest leopards and lions dozing in the tall grass. This day is fully planned for game drives in the Serengeti. Of course you can prevail to influence the design.
Serengeti National Park (Lobo)
The Serengeti is not only Seronera, the center of the Serengeti. The northern region to Lobo offers a lot more. Especially many wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles and eland and tsessebe to watch on their long walks.
Serengeti National Park (Lobo) – Lake Natron
From Lobo it is slightly downhill the East African grave breach downhill. On the way you canenjoy a wide view and get an impression of the country away from the tourist trails. In Engaruka, we arrive at a Masai village at Lake Natron, you will also see the famous Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Lake Natron – Lake Manyara National Park
Accompanied by a Maasai leader we start in the early morning for a hike to Lake Natron. The first meter lead along the Engare Sero creek and through the shady gallery forest, then it opens up the seemingly endless savannah. After we have for about two hours a free view at the unique Lake Natron and its brilliant pink flamingo colonies. The lake is important hotbed of flamingos in Tanzania. In the afternoon drive to Lake Manyara.
Lake Manyara National Park – Moshi
The Lake Manyara is the only National Park in the Rift Valley. Behind the gate lies a in East Africa rarely occurring, groundwater forest, which merges into acacia-lined grassy areas and open grassland. It is known for its tree climbing lions of the park. Besides you, there are some leopards and many monkeys of various species. Predominantly, however, giraffes, impala, wildebeest, zebras, hippos, large herds of buffalo and flamingos.