With this 9-day northern Tanzania safari, you have the freedom to explore Tanzania at your own pace and in the manner that suits you best. The accommodations we chose for you while on this safari are standard-class. You can select hotels in any class if you’d like an additional luxury. You will be accompanied by a professional driver’s guide and your own private pop-up safari vehicle.
There are many game parks to visit during this adventure, all offering a slightly different experience, so you have lots of choices when deciding on a 9-day top Tanzania safari itinerary. The Northern Circuit of Tanzania is one of Africa’s finest safari destinations. You’ll see a lot of wildlife at each game park you visit during your trip to the northern circuit of Tanzania. The Serengeti National Park, for example, is the country’s most famous park, and it is where millions of hoofed animals migrate each year during the wildebeest migration. The northern Tanzania game parks are more iconic because they offer an altogether wilder experience and a chance to see all the big five animals in one trip. Elephant lovers, for example, can see these creatures in all parks, but Tarangire National Park has a large population of these animals.
During this 9-day top Tanzania safari, visit all the magnificent parks in northern Tanzania. From the less famous but nonetheless beautiful Tarangire and Lake Manyara parks to the boundless plains of the renowned Serengeti and stunning Ngorongoro Crater, see the Serengeti migration, the natural world’s biggest show, while taking in the breathtaking views of the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater floor. One of the best safari destinations in Africa is Tanzania. Millions of animals with hooves move across Tanzania’s most famous park, the Serengeti National Park, as part of the yearly wildebeest migration.
Start and end your 9-day top Tanzania safari in Arusha. All accommodations and transport will be included as per the itinerary. The tour includes Lake Manyara, Tarangire, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. It will also include an expert guide, meals, transport, and more. It specifically offers you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience. You will visit all the best and most famous of the northern circuit’s game parks in one trip: You will spend two memorable days exploring the world-famous Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro, and the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. Book your 9-day top Tanzania safari now!
The Gemuka Adventures guide meets you at the airport and after completing the passport and customs formalities at Kilimanjaro Airport, you head to Hatari Lodge in Arusha National Park for check-in and rest after the trip. Dinner together in the evening. Accommodation at the Selected Hotel
A night at Hatari Lodge. Dinner included.
You’re out of Africa experience starts with a full Day of safari activities in and around the Hatari Lodge. All activities have been specially designed by the passionate and dedicated owner-managers, who have combined their years of knowledge to create something really quite special. Boating on the Momella Lakes, hiking in the Mount Meru Crater, and birding in the lands between Kilimanjaro and Meru (a birder’s paradise) are among the activities available. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will accompany you throughout.
Overnight at Hatari Lodge. All meals included.
After a leisurely breakfast, your guide will pick you up from Hatari at around 10:30 and take you to Arusha Airport for your flight to Serengeti at around 13:00 hrs. Upon arrival at around 14:30, your camp driver will welcome you and take you to your camp. Spend the rest of the Day at leisure and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the savannah. If you wish, you can go on a nature walk around the camp later in the afternoon. You will overnight at Ikoma, a luxury tented camp located in a wildlife-rich area, where you can tuck into delicious bush food, warm yourself by the crackling campfire, and drift off to the sound of a lion roaring in the distance.
Overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp. All meals included.
Two full Day is to explore this, the world’s most wild and famous wildlife sanctuary. Early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in the early morning light. A full Day game drives in and around the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, antelopes, myriad bird species and, of course, the fabled “Big Five” – lion, elephant, cape buffalo, black rhino, and leopard. Enjoy your picnic lunches in the bush, cautiously approach the hippo pool, and generally marvel at the rough, rugged, and ever-expanding wilderness which surrounds you.
2 x Overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp. All meals included.
After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation area and descend into the crater floor for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater—often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for the dense population of animals that inhabit it. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in its natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and myriad other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted on just one single game drive! You will overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – unbridled luxury on the crater rim.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or The Castle at Ngorongoro nearby. All meals included.
After breakfast, take a morning nature walk at the Northern Crater Rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will spot birds, monkeys, and whatever else you may happen across! Escorted by a ranger or Maasai guide, you will track the animal paths through dense bush and really experience the sights, sounds, and scents of this stunning and pristine corner of the world. After your walk, depart for Manyara Ranch Conservancy, a wildlife-rich corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Here, you will spend two Day s exploring and discovering, as per your own personalized safari schedule. The camp manager, an experienced and enthusiastic safari guide, will greet you and discuss with you your program preferences for the next two Day s. Afterwards, you can take in the beautiful landscape, enjoy a delicious dinner, watch zebra and wildebeest wandering past your window, before resting in your luxury tent. Overnight at Manyara Ranch Camp. All meals included.
Full Day s of safari activities at the private Manyara Ranch Conservancy (home to eland, greater kudu, striped hyena, bull elephant, breeding giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, oryx, lion, cheetah, leopard and the rarely seen bat-eared fox) as per your specific wishes. This may include cultural visits to nearby villages, nature walks in the surrounding landscape, night time game drives (some off road), watching animals along the river from hides and more – and all with a flair of unique Manyara Ranch luxury!
2 x Overnight at Manyara Ranch Camp. All meals included.
Early morning game driving / safari activities as per your wishes and specific schedule. End of your out of Africa safari. Depart Manyara Ranch after breakfast and transfer to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey.
NB: If you have an early departure from Kilimanjaro Airport (earlier than mid afternoon), we suggest you return to Arusha on the previous Day and spend your last night in Arusha instead.