6 Days Northern Encounter Safari
This package allows you to explore all major National parks of the popular Northern Circuit. Apart from Serengeti National Park and the great Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will also visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. You will appreciate swamp life and savannah plains in the wilderness, huge herds of elephants and a crater full of game.
- Tarangire National Park – Game drive
- African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
- Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive
Day 1: Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire National Park
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your safari to Tarangire National Park. The park is roughly the size of Luxemburg and covers an area of about 2,600 square kilometres. Bush savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. Not only they are found in thousands but also, seem to be more accustomed to the vehicles, and for this you can be closer to these gigantic animals. It is not only the elephants rather a varied number of animals such as to Maasai giraffes, various gazelles, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, baboons and more than 500 types of birds’ species make this the one stop solution for both the bird and animal lovers. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to the lodge for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Tarangire Area to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to Serengeti National Park. The vast savannah of Serengeti that stretches to the horizon teeming with the wild animals would enthral to any of the visitors visiting this park. In Maasai language, Serengeti means “endless plains” and the park justifies its name bizarre rock formations dot the grassy landscape where predators roam. Blue wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelles, zebras and buffaloes are on the vicinity. Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. You will arrive in the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in Serengeti National Park. The areas that you will visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are to be found. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration depends upon the yearly rains, the location of the herds might vary from year to year but guide will know where to see them best. You will spend another night at the same lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, you will join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park and you might spot animals you haven’t seen during the last two days. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater and as soon as you reach the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. This approximate 20km wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals. You will drive to the lodge from where you can witness the sun set over the crater.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara Area
Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break you drive down into the crater. Inside the world’s biggest caldera, you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon to travel back to the lodge.
Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park to Moshi/Arusha
The small Lake Manyara National Park is home to over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas on the grassy plains, you might see lions lounging in the trees and elephants feeding on the acacias in the woodlands. While the forest near the lake is filled with noisy troops of blue monkeys, extended baboon families hang around the roads. After an intensive game drive, you will have lunch and then return to Moshi/Arusha in the late afternoon.
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