Three Day Northern Circuit Special - Join the Group - 2023/2024
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Maximum group size: 6 pax
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Departures every Friday from Arusha
You don't need a lot of time to see a lot of Tanzania!
Our three day Northern Circuit Special takes you through three of Tanzania's famous Northern Circuit Parks: Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, and the real treat - the world-famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
From Manyara's tree climbing lions and Tarangire's large elephant population to the stunning environment and wildlife diversity of the World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll have the time of your life chasing the Big Five in these three fantastic parks.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your Serengeti safari adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - ARUSHA - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Game drive.
- DAY 2 - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO Game drive.
- DAY 3 - NGORONGORO - LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA Game drive.
DAY 1 - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
You'll depart from Arusha for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours, but we'll pass through the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a melting pot of local cultures and a souvenir hunter's paradise.
After a brief stop at the village market, you'll enter Lake Manyara National Park. The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.
Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly colored lilac breasted roller.
You'll then retire to your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.
DAY 2 - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool before returning to the airport for your fly out.
DAY 3 - NGORONGORO - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - ARUSHA
After breakfast you will proceed to Tarangire National Park for a half day game drive.
Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.
A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch!
Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.
After gamedrive you go to Arusha (drop off place TBA).
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