6 days safari to Arusha national park, Tarangire, lake manyara, Ngorongoro crater, cultural tour and Ndutu (great migration)

6 Days: The Big Five Safari in Africa

Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari

Tanzania is a big country and the main safari destinations can be split into the north (The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) or the south (The Selous and Ruaha). Most tourists flock to the north as it is comprised of the famed highlights of Tanzania – and rightly so as the wildlife and game viewing is phenomenal. However, the fame of the north can often overshadow the south, which in our view is one of East Africa’s best-kept secrets. Tarangire National Park is another option for amazing game viewing. Night drives, fantastic views, and a colossal number of elephants all add up to an amazing safari experience. However, it is more of an “add-on” park to the main northern circuit of the crater and Serengeti. It can be visited for a few nights en route to the crater if you have ample time and money. Lake Manyara is another smaller park with flamingos, fantastic land-birdlife, and some truly beautiful spots for safari. It can be seen in the afternoon rather than as the focus of a trip as it is small. Most people who drive to the crater vo via Lake Manyara for a few hours to tick it off the list.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park (ANAPA) is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare colobus monkeys playing in the canopy.

We take care of ...

Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the mentioned en suite campsites, tented camps or lodges. You'll also get breakfast, lunch & dinner while on safari.

We also cover ...

All Government taxes and levies will be covered including all park and entrance fees. 4*4 Luxury safari Jeep, Office Assistance and airport transfers will also be up to In-Africa stay.

You'll have to ...

You'll have to purchase your own flights to and from Tanzania and pay for your Visa fees for Tanzania.

And also pay for ...

You'll pay for gratuities & tips for your safari cook/guide or Driver. Also any other items of a personal nature will be covered by you.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Pick Up
Upon your arrival you will meet our guide driver at airport ready for transit to Under the Shade Lodge Arusha
Day 2: After breakfast drive from hotel to Arusha NP
Arusha National Park (ANAPA) is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare colobus monkeys playing in the canopy. Accommodation at Under the Shade Lodge Arusha
Day 3: After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park
We will pick you from your hotel in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris. After the formation of the national parks in 1970, they turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that one sees today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. Today, however, cameras thankfully have replaced the elephant guns. The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeest, and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. accommodation at Mto wa Mbu lodge
Day 4: Drive to lake manyara national park
In the morning, you will drive in direction of the Lake Manyara National Park which is a smaller park with flamingos, fantastic land-birdlife, and some truly beautiful spots for safari. It can be seen in the afternoon rather than as the focus of a trip as it is small. Most people who drive to the crater vo via Lake Manyara for a few hours to tick it off the list. accommodation at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
Day 5: Drive to lake Eyasi
Manyara to traditional iron processing (datooga culture) and bushmen for hunting in the morning . In the evening drive to karatu for Accommodation at Karatu lodge getting ready for game drive early in the morning to Ngorongoro crater
Day 6: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater
In the morning, we drive to Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in East Africa to see the Big Five. It is a great way to start your African safari adventure. However, as one of the world’s most astonishing and renowned natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater does get busy, and at times very busy. After crater move to Ndutu area for an overnight where you will experience a vast variety of animals and almost resembling Serengeti and highly recommended photographic safari area. accommodation at Ndutu Safari Lodge
Day 7: Game Drive and Drive to Arusha
At the heart of the South Serengeti lies the world-famous Ndutu. Offering consistently the best wildlife viewing during the green season, Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains although the immediate area is blanketed with a forest of acacia trees. Since the 1960s, Ndutu had been a favorite destination for many distinguished authors, filmmakers, and wildlife biologists. Here, we shall have a full-day game drive in the Ndutu area with picnic lunch boxes, the short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu, and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dispersed across these plains, wildebeest, and zebra are everywhere – feeding on the fresh, nutritious grasses. The herds are stationary, increasing your chances of witnessing wildebeest births and predator interaction. Accommodation at Under the Shade Lodge
Day 8: Airport transfer
Tailored made airport transfer

Tour Pricing

1 - 2 People
price per day
4139/person
3 - 4 People
price per day
3039/person
5 - 7 people
price per day
2819/person

Reviews

Amazing Tour! Great food, sights and awesome guides. We had an awesome time. We were a large group, but easily accommodated by In Africa Stay. The atmosphere was amazing, the weather was perfect, and the sights were beautiful.
Sally Smith
October 2021
The company was recommended to us by a friend, and now I can see why! It was certainly one of the highlights of our vacation. The guides were all very friendly, experienced, and professional which made it a real treat.
Doug Martin
September 2021
I was visiting Tanzania with my family, most of whom had never been to Africa before, and we thought a safari tour would be a good idea - we're sure glad that we did! The experienced guides made sure that the whole day went smoothly, and luckily for us the weather was great. Highly recommended!
Gary Jones
July 2021

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