7 Days Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari

Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
The Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Solo Traveler can also book this trip
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)


Overview

On this 7 Day Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari, you do not take two times the same way but make a circle on your safari in North Tanzania. Visit as well as Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara, also Lake Natron.

Highlights

  • You’ll go to Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • You’ll visit Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Lake Natron
  • Activities: Savanna Family Wildlife Game Drives
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Kenya Visas
  • Laundry
  • Tips to guides and waitress
  • Any not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Places To Visit

Kampala, Uganda, Rwanda, Kigali, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Departure Dates

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

When to Go

This safari circuit is best visited during the east African dry season, which spans roughly from June – October and January – February annually. In recent years, the dry seasons have been increasing in length due to the effects of climate change, so there is some flexibility with these months if necessary. During this period, guests will experience the best game viewing in the spare and dry bush. Furthermore, the climb through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will be the most pleasant – and dry – during this time. While this is the high season for tourism, the parks visited are generally quiet year round and crowds will not be a major concern.

If however you have chosen this package in order to experience lush landscapes and rich birdlife – and do not mind sporadic daily rain showers – you may be happier during the rainy season.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
Accommodation before the Kenya Safari Holiday starts can be arranged for extra cost


Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari guide and transferred to the Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of Africa safaris wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant. Late in the afternoon you will drive to your lodge or tented camp for dinner and overnight.


Day 2: Tarangire – Lake Natron Game Controlled Area

After breakfast, you will leave the area around Tarangire and head in the direction of Mto wa Mbu. Via exciting tracks along the Rift Valley Escarpment, you will travel to the Lake Natron Game Controlled Area. This route is an ‘insider’s tip’ and has only recently been opened up to tourists. After passing Masai villages, you will then travel on to the famous mountains of the Rift Valley, Mount Gelai or the Ol Doinyo Lengai, ‘the holy mountain of the Maasai’.

Today’s destination is a beautiful small Masai village. With its trees offering shade and a nearby waterfall, it is just what an oasis should be in the hot, dry and dusty Rift Valley. In the distance, a pink glow shimmers from thousands of flamingos breeding on the alkaline Lake Natron. You will stay overnight at one of the tented camps near to the lake itself.


Day 3: Lake Natron – Serengeti Lobo Area

After an early Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari start, you will travel along exciting dirt tracks with wondrous views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the wide-open plains of the Serengeti by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the most famous park in Tanzania as it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet. The migrating animals are free to roam where they please and are not confined solely to the park boundaries. However, it has been witnessed that they are straying further afield and to this date, the wildlife watching can only be described of as spectacular. You will stay overnight in a lodge or tented camp in the Lobo Area.


Day 4: Serengeti Lobo Area – Serengeti Seronera

After an early start, you will participate in an early Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari morning wildlife tour. Back at your accommodation, a hearty breakfast will be waiting for you, which will be followed by further wildlife watching in the Seronera Valley, where you will find wildebeest and zebras and often lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs.

Dinner and overnight in a lodge or tented camp.


Day 5: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The morning is set aside for further wildlife watching in the Serengeti. You continue game driving on your way to Naabi Hill Gate and towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After midday, you will leave the plains and travel to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Dinner and overnight near the crater rim in a lodge or tented camp.


Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Crater Highlands

As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater the caldera opens up before you and is a sight to behold. You’ll descend onto the crater floor to emerge into this fishbowl of wildlife. On the grass steppe and in the acacia tree woods, you will find almost all species that are found in the East African savanna; with the exception of topis, Masai giraffes and impalas. Quite often you can observe the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinoceros and leopards) within a couple of hours.

After an extensive wildlife tour you leave the Conservation Area for dinner and overnight in a lodge in the Crater Highlands.


Day 7: Crater Highlands – Arusha

Today you will visit the last national park on the Northern Circuit. The Lake Manyara National Park is known for its rare ‘tree climbing lions’. A large area of the park covers the alkaline Manyara Lake which seasonally is visited by large colonies of flamingo and other water birds.

On the lakeshore you can see elephants, hippopotami, guenon, buffalo, banded mongoose, various antelopes and gazelles. After plenty of wildlife watching you will be driven back to Arusha for your flight home or further destination

End of the Circle of Wildlife Tanzania Safari

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