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FOUR DAY NORTHERN CIRCUIT SPECIAL

FOUR DAY NORTHERN CIRCUIT SPECIAL – JOIN THE GROUP – 2023/2024

Recommended travel season :June to November
  • Maximum group size: 6 pax
  • Guaranteed departure from 2 pax
  • Departures every Monday from Arusha

Tanzanian Safari: A Four-Day Wildlife Extravaganza

This 4-day safari adventure takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic national parks, including Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the vastness of the Serengeti and its abundance of wildlife, encounter tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara, and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the African wilderness and create unforgettable memories on this captivating journey.

This safari includes
  • All transfers (pick-up & drop-offs)
  • Private 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof, fridge & power sockets
  • Private Experienced, English Speaking Driverguide
  • All overnight stays at the lodges
  • FULL BOARD (3 Meals a day during the safari)
  • Game drives in the national parks
  • Activities (unless mentioned ‘optional’)
  • Parkfees & Government Taxes
  • Ngorongoro Crater fee
  • Unlimited Water, Tea & Coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited Game mileage
  • 24/7 Available assistent on location
Not included in this package
  • (Inter)national Flights
  • Visas & (Flying Doctors) Insurance
  • Tips for the driver

Our indigenous guides. We hold the conviction that the most joyful guides craft the most indelible safari experiences. At Sarafika Tours, we exclusively collaborate with local guides who possess not only knowledge but also a genuine passion for their craft. We firmly believe that a competent guide ensures a good safari, yet an exceptional guide transforms it into an unforgettable journey.

Each of our guides demonstrates exceptional dedication, consistently going above and beyond to ensure you feel completely at ease. Proficient in wildlife spotting and possessing an intimate familiarity with the parks, their expertise is a source of pride for us.

Our choice of safari vehicles epitomizes excellence. Utilizing the latest 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, these vehicles are adept at conquering the most challenging terrains. Boasting expansive windows and a pop-up roof for a panoramic 360° view, each vehicle is equipped with amenities such as electricity ports for camera and phone charging, a fridge stocked with refreshing beverages, two-way radio communication, plush seats, binoculars, animal books, and more. This guarantees a comfortable journey wherever you go. Additionally, we offer unlimited game-mileage, allowing you the freedom to drive as far and as long as your heart desires!

The significance of a reliable vehicle: Tanzania’s terrain is rugged, characterized by off-road trails that can swiftly transition from sandy paths to deep mud puddles. In light of this, we recognize the critical importance of a well-maintained car. Before each journey, our vehicles undergo thorough servicing to ensure they are in impeccable condition. We firmly believe that a dependable vehicle is pivotal, constituting half the battle. By meticulously maintaining our fleet, we significantly minimize the risk of breakdowns that could potentially disrupt and delay your safari experience.

A private, tailor-made safari is simply the best way to experience Tanzania.

Every safari we offer is completely tailor-made. This signifies that we provide personalized travel experiences down to the minutest details. Each day and every accommodation can be customized to align with the specific needs and interests of your group. Whether you prefer the pinnacle of luxury or seek a raw, local experience, anything is possible with our tailor-made approach.

Embarking on a private safari grants you absolute control over your itinerary. Your dedicated safari guide accompanies you wherever you desire. Whether you wish to dedicate an entire day to seeking out that elusive leopard or prefer to unwind by the pool while observing elephants at the waterhole, the choice is entirely yours!

Collaborating closely with your dedicated Tanzania specialist, you craft your ideal safari experience, one-on-one. By merging your preferences and wishes with our in-depth knowledge of Tanzania, we strive to fashion the perfect holiday tailored to your unique desires.

Sustainable Tourism in Tanzania

As travelers, our goal is to maximize the enjoyment of our holidays while being mindful of the environmental impact our journeys may have. Consequently, we make concerted efforts to minimize our environmental footprint.

Sarafika Tours was established out of a profound love for nature and wildlife, and our entire business is grounded in that passion. Naturally, we aspire to see Tanzania’s wildlife thrive and its nature flourish, ensuring that the incredible natural wonders can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Driven by this commitment and many others, we actively engage in building a more sustainable future for the safari industry, all without compromising the quality of our guests’ experiences. Our initiatives include a substantial reduction in plastic usage and waste, opting for sustainable alternatives across all aspects of our operations, and sharing our knowledge and practices with our local partners.

PRICE QUOTE

4-day

Northern Circuit Special

National parks visited:Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Serengeti,Tarangire

  • DAY 1 – ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK/TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 2 – LAKE MANYARA/TARANGIRE – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 3 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO
  • DAY 4 – NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA
Travel distances
  • Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park: Approximately 2 hours
  • Mto Wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Crater: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Arusha to Tarangire National Park: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
Highlights of the journey
  • Visit Tarangire,Lake Manyara,The Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti
  • Encounters with Tanzania’s indiginous tribes
  • Off the beaten track walking safari
  • Unique & Adventurous bond-strengthening activities
  • Optional balloon safari with champagne breakfast

Day by Day Itinerary

Tour Guide
DAY 1 – ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK/TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

On this day, you can choose to go to Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park

Tarangire National Park

Embark on a captivating adventure through Tarangire National Park, renowned for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Depart from Arusha after a delectable breakfast and embark on a scenic drive through bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that epitomize Africa’s wilderness.

Upon entering Tarangire, commence your game drive amidst the golden expanse of the savannah, where the Tarangire River winds its way through the heart of the park. This lifeline nourishes the region’s wildlife during the dry season, attracting a thriving ecosystem of elephants, zebras, antelopes, and numerous other creatures.

Savor a delightful picnic lunch with a panoramic view of the river, keeping a watchful eye on the mischievous monkeys that might attempt to pilfer your meal. Continue your exploration, encountering lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a diverse array of antelopes. With a touch of luck, you might even spot endangered species such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

As the day draws to a close, retire to your tranquil accommodation, where relaxation awaits amidst the serenity of the African wilderness.

Lake Manyara National Park

Venture into Lake Manyara National Park, a photographer’s paradise teeming with wildlife and scenic splendor. Depart from Arusha after breakfast and embark on a captivating journey, pausing at the vibrant market town of Mto Wa Mbu. Immerse yourself in the local culture, explore the lively marketplace, and perhaps discover unique souvenirs to cherish your African adventure.

Upon entering Lake Manyara National Park, prepare to be mesmerized by the abundance of wildlife. Witness the majestic tree-climbing lions, their regal forms perched atop acacia trees, offering unparalleled photographic opportunities. Avid birdwatchers will be delighted by the park’s incredible diversity of avian species, including large flamingo flocks, soaring birds of prey, and the vibrantly colored lilac-breasted roller.

As dusk descends, bid farewell to the wonders of Lake Manyara National Park and make your way to your chosen accommodation. Settle in comfortably, anticipating a delightful dinner that will conclude your first unforgettable day in Tanzania.

Tour Guide
DAY 2 – LAKE MANYARA/TARANGIRE – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

We’ll commence our adventure with a scenic drive towards the Serengeti National Park, traversing through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for cape buffalo, baboons, and even elephants and leopards, which might make an appearance amidst the dense undergrowth.

The journey to the Serengeti park gates takes approximately four hours. To break up the drive, you have the option to participate in one or both of the following activities, each incurring an additional cost:

  • Olduvai Gorge Museum:Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Olduvai Gorge Museum showcases some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever discovered. Delve into the fascinating history of human evolution, explore fossilized remnants of our ancestors, and admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding gorge country.
  • Maasai boma visit:Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Maasai people by visiting one of their authentic bomas. Witness and participate in traditional Maasai dances, tour a genuine Maasai village, and perhaps discover unique souvenirs at the local market.

After a delectable lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to venture into the heart of the Serengeti itself. Prepare to be captivated by Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and marvel at the sheer abundance of wildlife that roams these vast plains.

In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling game drive, immersing yourself in the heart of Africa’s wildlife kingdom. Look up to spot the graceful lilac-breasted rollers soaring through the skies and listen intently for the symphony of bird calls that fill the air

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be provided within the Serengeti National Park, tailored to your preferences and the standard of accommodation you have requested.

Tour Guide
DAY 3:SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO

Following a delectable breakfast, we embark on our journey back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park, traversing a different route through the Serengeti. This alternative path presents ample opportunities to encounter wildlife that may have evaded your sight on the previous day.

As far as the eye can see, witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands upon thousands of animals traversing the vast plains in herds. Observe the synchronized movements of wildebeests and zebras as they migrate together, spot the graceful giraffes towering over the grasslands, and admire the agility of antelopes and gazelles as they leap across the landscape.

Encounter the majestic African elephant, a symbol of wisdom and strength, and witness the power and grace of lions, the revered kings of the animal kingdom. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive cheetah, renowned for its unparalleled speed, and the stealthy leopard, a master of camouflage

Dine and spend the night on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering breathtaking views of the caldera below, or in the nearby town of Karatu, depending on your chosen accommodation preferences

Tour Guide
DAY 4 – NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA

After indulging in a hearty breakfast, embark on a journey to the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, widely regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World. As you ascend the panoramic viewpoint, your eyes will be captivated by the vast, verdant expanse of this extraordinary caldera, and you will quickly comprehend why it holds such a revered position

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to over 120 species of mammal, including the elusive Big Five, is one of the most sought-after safari destinations globally. It is a particularly promising location to encounter the endangered black rhinoceros grazing amidst the grass plains, and a serene haven for hippopotamuses to relish the cool waters.

From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world as you observe and capture breathtaking photographs of some of Africa’s most iconic creatures. The crater is a haven for a diverse array of predators, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as an abundance of wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, cape buffaloes, and many more

After an exhilarating day filled with wildlife encounters, savor a picnic lunch beside the park’s renowned hippo pool. As the sun begins to set, bid farewell to this extraordinary natural wonder and commence your journey back to Arusha, carrying cherished memories of your African safari adventure.

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