Northern Circuit - Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti
Join Mafigeni Safaris on an unforgettable journey through time and space! Tanzania is a country of legends, Great White Hunters and the intrepid explorers of the past. Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, boasts many spectacular national parks that are awe-inspiring and teaming with wildlife. To experience the best of what Tanzania has to offer, Mafigeni Safaris has selected safari options to suit all budgets, ranging from accommodations in luxury safari lodges to camping sites. Additional activities such as hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti, swimming with Dolphins off the Island of Zanzibar and snorkelling/ scuba diving around the coral reefs of nearby Pemba and Mafia islands may all be included in your itinerary.
Visitors to Tanzania are sure to experience an array of unique and unforgettable safaris that may include:
watching lions hunt over the endless plains of the Serengeti, through which the famous wildebeest migration passes into Kenya’s Masai Mara;
sighting the rare Black Rhino in the ‘Lost World’ of the Ngorongoro Crater floor;
experiencing the thrill of a close encounter with the giraffe and elephants of Lake Manyara and Tarangire;
look for the tree climbing lions unique to Lake Manyara;
spending time with the families of Masai tribes people and
learning about their fascinating culture in remote villages.
* Connecting flights are required to safari destinations for clients’ account
Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:
Tanzania: Hot Air Ballooning in Serengeti * Horse Riding * Golf * Climb Kilimanjaro * Spa Treatments * Mountain Bike Walking Safaris * Cultural Heritage Curios * Arusha Cultural Village Tour * Olduvai Gorge
Zanzibar: Stone Town Tour * Swim with Dolphins * Spa Snorkelling & Diving * Jozani Forest * Colubus Monkey Sanctuary * Dhow Safari * Deep Sea Fishing * Kite Surfing Spice Tour * Parasailing * Prison Island * Shakti Temple Hamamni Persian Bath * Nungwe Village * Mtoni Palace Ruins Mnarani Marine Turtles Sanctuary * Kiwengwa Caves
Day 1: Guests fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is located near Arusha. Here you will be met by your guide and transfer to Hotel in Arusha. Overnight at New Arusha Hotel.
Day 2: This morning, travel by road in your private safari vehicle to Tarangire National Park. Game viewing in Tarangire with a picnic lunch en-route. Overnight in Tarangire.
Day 3: Full day Game viewing in Tarangire National Park. Overnight in Tarangire.
Day 4: This morning, game viewing in Tarangire National Park. Depart Park at approximately noon and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. Picnic lunch en-route. Afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Overnight at Lake Manyara.
Day 5: Early departure to Ngorongoro. This afternoon enjoy a nature walk on the Crater rim or simply welcome an afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Ngorongoro.
Day 6: This morning you descend into the renowned Ngorongoro Crater for unsurpassed game viewing. This afternoon, visit a living Masai Village. Overnight at Ngorongoro.
Day 7: Depart Ngorongoro and travel to Serengeti National Park. En route enjoy a small detour to Olduvai Gorge. Game viewing en-route. Overnight in Serengeti.
Day 8: Full day of game viewing in Serengeti. Picnic lunch. Overnight in Serengeti Lodge.
Day 9: Full day of game viewing in Serengeti. Overnight in Serengeti.
Day 10: This morning, game viewing on the way to the Grumeti airstrip. Fly to Arusha. End of safari. Connect to your international flight.
Note: For guests travelling on to Zanzibar: From Arusha, you will connect to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by a Mafigeni Safari guide and transfer to hotel in Stone Town. Overnight in Stone Town.
RECOMMENDATION: Add 4 night stay in Zanzibar to this itinerary
Note: For guests travelling on to Zanzibar: From Arusha, you will connect to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met by guide and transfer to hotel in Stone Town. Overnight in Stone Town.
All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis.
A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.
Accommodation Grading and Description:
Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)
Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4-star accommodation)
Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5-star accommodation)
Safari Price Includes:
Accommodation during safari period
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Services of English speaking guide
Sodas and bottled water in safari vehicle
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Airport transfers as per itinerary airports
Services of travel agent for airline reservations
Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary
Government tax of 15%
Safari Price Excludes:
Accommodation prior & post safari period
Optional extra activities added to itinerary
Additional vehicle hire during safari
French, German, Spanish guide/translator
Drinks and top-shelf drinks at hotels and lodges not included
Laundry services at hotels and lodges
Visas for countries that require entry visas
Medical & Travel insurance
All airfares required for the safari
Equipment hire on safari
Personal item purchases
Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)