This tour takes you to the best national parks and reserves of the Northern Circuit. With this extended itinerary you will have the best chance of seeing all that Tanzania’s wildlife has to offer -get up close and personal with elephants in Tarangire, stalk the lions in the Serengeti and spot a black rhino in Ngorongoro. With this extra time in Serengeti you will have the best chance of seeing the spectacle of the wildebeest migration in the North of the Serengeti. This tour has the wildlife enthusiasts covered!
We will pick up you up from your hotel in Moshi at 8:30 am and head to Tarangire National Park, one of the lesser known parks of the northern circuit but with the highest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti! Tarangire is home to over 1000 elephants as well as boasting some beautiful iconic African landscapes with baobab trees scattered throughout the park. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox to enjoy. After your fill of wildlife you will go to set up camp within the national park, where your chef will be cooking up a delicious dinner.
Enjoy a morning game drive inside the park before you head to Serengeti National Park, viewing wildlife on the way as you drive through Ngorongoro conservation area. Once you reach the Serengeti you will have a late afternoon game drive when many of the animals are waking from their mid-day naps and becoming active. Following the game drive you will head to set up camp at Seronera campsite, within the Serengeti National Park.
Drive up to the Northern Serengeti region, where the wildebeest are likely to be this time of year.
Your driver will communicate with rangers to find out where they are to give you the best chances of witnessing the huge herds. You will overnight at Lobo Campsite, in the Northern region of Serengeti National Park.
Another full day in the Serengeti you will explore the northern region. No doubt after a scrumptious dinner and packed day of wildlife you will turn yourselves in early! Overnight at Lobo Campsite.
Following breakfast at the campsite, hop into the car to drive South and return to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, viewing wildlife along the way. Tonight you will arrive at Ngorongoro Crater. You will overnight at Simba campsite, on the crater rim. This campsite is infamous for some friendly elephants that like to come for a drink!
Wake up early morning for breakfast at 6am (early starts for the best wildlife viewing) and then descend into the Crater floor for a game drive. Here in this wonderful caldera you may see lions, leopard, buffalo, elephant, black rhino, zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena and more! Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater- Ngoitoktok swamp- you will be able to eat your lunch alongside the hippos in the pool! Following lunch at 1pm you will ascend the crater to return to Moshi (arrive 5 – 6pm).
Please note safaris can start/end in Moshi or Arusha.
Included: Transport in safari land-cruiser with open roof for wildlife viewing, safari guide, safari chef, all meals and drinking water, park entrance fees, all camping fees and camping equipment so all you need to bring is your sleeping bag (can arrange hire if necessary)!
Not included: Alcoholic beverages, tipping gratuities.