12 Days Nights Northern Tanzania Safari

12 Days Nights Northern Tanzania Safari

Experience the authentic wonders of Northern Tanzania Safari over 12 days and 11 nights. Explore iconic parks like Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti, each offering distinct landscapes and unique wildlife encounters. Immerse yourself in Tanzania's rich culture and vast biodiversity and partake in activities ranging from walking safaris to game drives.

Thrill-seekers can soar over the plains on a hot-air balloon safari while cultural enthusiasts immerse themselves in local Maasai traditions. Wrap up this remarkable Tanzania Safari Tour with serene moments in Central Serengeti, prepping for your journey home.

Arrival in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and completing all immigration formalities, you will be greeted and welcomed by Wilderness First staff upon exiting arrival. You will then have about 1 hour drive to the hotel in Arusha

Arusha National Park

After enjoying a breakfast at the lodge, you will be picked up at 08:00am and drive to Arusha National Park for the walking safari and day game drive. This will help our body to recover well from the long flights and adjust with weather before we start your Safari. We will enjoy a hot lunch at Hatari Lodge then we will drive back to overnight at in Arusha

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast We will enjoy a scenic drive to Tarangire national park which lies about 3 hours drive west of Arusha, on the way we will be enjoying changes in vegetation from cultivated lands to open dry grass land, which dominated mostly by Maasai tribe for cattle grazing. Upon arrival we will finish the park formalities and continue with a game drive.

The Tarangire National Park is known as a wonderful birding destination and features large numbers of elephants, zebra, wildebeest particularly during the dry season, when the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area. The landscape is of particular interest too, due to the high number of scenic baobab trees

Tarangire National Park

Another day in Tarangire is another exciting day you will enjoy another fun day full of actions around Silale swamp. When is dry every other part of the park Silale swamp remain green and the only source of water so you will enjoy big herds of elephants, buffalo, Zebra, wildebeest and many more; Also attract big some cats like Lions & Leopard. Drive back to the camp ready for great sundowner with some cocktail.

Tarangire To Ngorongoro Crater

Leisure breakfast at the camp then we will check out and enjoy a drive to Ngorongoro conservation Area. En-route will enjoy a visit at Maasai village to learn about Maasai culture then we will visit a souvenir shop before retiring our day at the lodge for overnight.

Ngorongoro Crater to Ndutu Area

We will enjoy breakfast at the lodge, we will drive to Ngorongoro crater rim then descend over 1800ft to the crater floor for a game drive. We will enjoy our lunch in the carter floor, after lunch we will slowly start our drive to Lake Masek. The area is less visited during this time of the year but has fantastic landscape and some resident’s game.

The Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife, which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing.

Ndutu Experience Lake Masek Tented Lodge

We will have an early morning game drive around Ndutu area then we will be back at the camp for breakfast and relax at the pool, there will be an optional sundowner in the evening, dinner and overnight. Ndutu is situated in the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the magnificent Serengeti. The surrounding landscapes are covered in sweeping grasslands which provide the perfect habitat for the migratory route for hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, antelope and zebra. Visitors can look forward to exploring the forest around Lake Ndutu, spotting an array of wildlife. Other commonly spotted species include: leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, African wildcat, and a variety of prolific birdlife

Ndutu to Eastern Serengeti

Optional Early morning game drive in Ndutu area then drive back for breakfast and check out and enjoy a drive to Eastern Serengeti for game drive and overnight.

The Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. With over 14,700 sq kms of savanna and woodlands, it is famed for its epic annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, followed by their predators.

Eastern Serengeti

On this day you will enjoy a Hot air balloon safari so there will be an early morning start, you will be picked up at 5am driving to the balloon takes off site; you will enjoy an hour or more flight then after a successful landing you will enjoy a full English bush breakfast. After breakfast you will be driven back to the lodge for rest and relax! Dinner and overnight. On This day you will enjoy a bush dinner.

Eastern Serengeti to Central Serengeti

We will enjoy breakfast at the lodge then we will check out and enjoy a game drive en-route to Four Season Lodge. We will enjoy a vegetation change from Open grassland to acacia woodland. We will enjoy lunch and dinner at the lodge.

Central Serengeti

On this day will an optional game drive otherwise will be a rest day and park and organize your luggage ready for a flight back home. Dinner and overnight

Central Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport

Depend on your international flight you will take a flight from Seronera airstrip to Kilimanjaro airport to connect with your flight.

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Highlights

  • Discover the diverse wildlife of Arusha National Park with a walking safari and day game drive.
  • Explore Tarangire National Park, renowned for its massive elephant herds and iconic baobab trees.
  • Dive into the Maasai culture with a visit to a local village and souvenir shop.
  • Experience the magnificence of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and wildlife in the Ndutu area.
  • Traverse the vast plains of Eastern Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Marvel at the landscape from above with a Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti.

Including

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above
  • 4x4 customized safari truck with pop up roof,
  • Experienced English-speaking driver Guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing as shown
  • One way flight Serengeti to Kilimanjaro
  • 24-hour Park fees, Transit fees, crater fees
  • Onboard Bottled water, drinks, and snacks throughout the safari.
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee.
  • Field guidebooks
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Emergency air ambulance rescue.

Excluding

We use 7-Seater Safari Truck equipped with big windows, pop up roof, electric fridge, charging facility, radio calls, well maintained to handle African rough roads**

Visa: You can apply visa only before arrival via a link below:

Hiking Equipments

WALKING BOOTS – well worn in & waterproofed! Sun block (min factor 30) & chap stick
Walking socks x 4 pairs After sun/skin moisturizer
Several T-shirts/wicking trekking tops Hat/cap for sun protection
Shorts x 2 Sunglasses
Trekking trousers x 1 (zip-off trousers ideal) Small towel
Loose long-sleeved shirt x 1 Swimming costume-for the pool at hotel
Warm jumper/good quality fleece Underwear & socks
Waterproof trousers Spare set of clothes for some days in town
Gaiters spare footwear or crocs are very useful for evening
Waterproof windproof jacket Camelbak or nelgene Water bottle – 3-4 liters per day
Tracksuit bottoms – good for sleeping Sleeping bag (-21º C)
Thermals or something warm to sleep in
Thermals or down jacket for cold evenings & summit Rubber-tipped trekking poles – optional; useful if you are unsteady on uneven ground
Warm hat & gloves (hand-warmers also useful) Wash kit, including wet-wipes very useful
Warm hat & gloves (hand-warmers also useful) Wash kit, including wet-wipes very useful
Head torch with spare batteries Snacks/energy bars are very useful
IPod and ear plugs recommended for summit Camera /spare batteries/memory cards etc.
Large plastic bags to keep things dry inside the duffel bag Insect repellant &Liquid hand wash
Comfortable 35+ liter daypack – to carry your waterproofs/water bottle/fleece/camera/first aid kit etc. as you will not be able to access your main pack until camp each day

Breakfast:

Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate/ Porridge

Toast with Margarine/Fruits Jam/Peanut Butter/Honey.

Eggs/Sausage/Pancakes

Fresh Fruits: Mango/Orange/Pineapple/Banana/Avocado/Watermelon.

Lunch:

Vegetable Soup/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate

Bread/ Margarine/Fruits Jam/Peanut Butter/Honey

Fresh Salads: Tomato/Cucumber/Onion/Carrots

Sandwich/Chicken/Rice/Green Beans/French Fries

Fruits Juice.

Snacks :

Peanuts/Pop Corn/Queen Cakes/Biscuit 

Dinner:

Soup-Pumpkin, Butternuts, Cucumber, Mixed vegetable, Leaks, etc.

Bread

Beef/Chicken/Potatoes/pasta/Rice/Cooked Banana/

Fresh Fruits/fresh salads/vegetables

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