Our 6-day safari in lodges and tented camps will take us to all the best spots on the Northern Safari Circuit. We’ll see monkeys in the forest, lions in the trees, elephants among the acacias, and a wide variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano, all while surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning landscapes. The iconic Serengeti National Park is also on our itinerary. The landscapes are breathtaking, and the abundance and diversity of wildlife we will encounter will leave us with lifelong memories.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
A representative from Lion King will be there to greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Arusha. You'll spend the night here and get a chance to unwind before the next day's adventures. Arusha Planet Lodge, where you'll be staying, is a haven of peace and beauty.
Our safari guide will cheerfully pick you up from your hotel at breakfast time and take you to Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. Manyara National Park is located 120 kilometers west of Arusha and is called for the shallow salt lake that makes up around 70% of the park's lands. This soda lake is home to thousands of flamingos and more than 500 other bird species, and it floods and dries out with the seasons. We trek across the park in hopes of spotting some lions in the treetops, and we come across monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, elephants, and more besides. The park has a wide variety of habitats, from grassy plains to woodlands teeming with primates to cliffs studded with baobab trees. We'll spend the day exploring the park and then head back to our accommodations, where we can unwind with a delicious lunch and cozy accommodations.
We'll eat breakfast and then continue our ascent into the highlands, where the Iraqi people cultivate their staple crops of wheat, coffee, and corn. We will be able to see the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater as we journey through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on our way to Serengeti National Park, which we should reach about lunchtime. The Serengeti National Park is the largest in Tanzania, stretching across an impressive 15,000 square kilometers of varying topography, including grassland plains, wetlands, lakes, savannah, and mountains. Animals such as wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes make their annual migration through this area. Depending on the time of year, we may get to watch as thousands of creatures migrate in search of food and water.
We go on a long game drive and then head to the Seronera Valley where we rest for the night and have dinner.
Game drives in the Serengeti will take up the entirety of today. There is a wide variety of animals that call the Serengeti home, including impala, buffalo, crocodiles, and hippos. The vast herds of migratory antelope, zebra, and wildebeest are what really draw the crowds there. The route taken by the animals is dependent on the amount of rain that year. The northern region, dominated by forests and hills, is vacated by the animals in favor of the southern region's grassy plains during the months of November and December. They move back north during the lengthier wet season (April–June). We may also get to witness the leopard, cheetah, and lion who call this area home going about their business as part of the natural order of things, apart from the moving herds.
Following an incredible day, we'll head back to our lodging to wind down with some dinner and some shut-eye on the boundless plain.
You will leave Serengeti National Park for Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast. Ngorongoro Crater appears to be a lost civilization upon first glance. A magnificent environment, complete with rolling grassland, pockets of acacia woodland, shimmering lakes, and wetlands, is hidden from view by the steep volcanic walls. About two to three million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption caused the Crater to collapse in on itself.
The descent into the Crater is an adventure in itself, and as you reach the floor of the Crater, you'll find yourself surrounded by hundreds of bird species and thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. On the vast grasslands of the Crater, you have the best opportunity of spotting the critically endangered black rhino.
In the evening, after spending the day exploring the Crater, you will return to your Karatu lodgings for dinner and the night.
We'll have a quick breakfast, then head out to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park, famous for its vast elephant herds, features a variety of ecosystems, from seasonal marshes to savanna, connected by the meandering Tarangire River. Our safari truck has an open top, so we can look out for zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe as we drive into the wilderness. It's possible that we'll get to witness Simba pursuing his prey or leopards watching from a treetop perch. Our time in the park will come to an end after lunch, and we'll head back to Arusha. But we'll have photos of the African wilderness to look back on as we travel through the unknown roads of life.