Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire This 8 days Tanzania camping safari is a little is similar to the 7 days camping safari in Tanzania but has an extended day in the Tarangire national park taking you to all the popular national parks in Northern Tanzania. Accommodation for this safari also features public camps. In one week and one extra day on it, you will get the chance to visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire National park. Early morning game drives and nature walks in the Ngorongoro will also feature in this safari of eight days in Tanzania.
Upon arrival in Moshi, Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by Kilian (Founder/Owner) himself or a driver guide to help you gather your belongings and go through customs. Then, you will be transferred to your Hotel/lodge for your first overnight in Africa.
Today, you will head to Arusha National Park for a game drive. This is the smallest park in Tanzania, but it has incredibly diverse scenery and wildlife. Common animals include the giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, monkey, flamingo, elephant and lion. Leopards are present, but are rarely seen. Birdlife is prolific, with many species more easily seen here than in other parks. We will head back to the lodge later this afternoon for relaxing time.
Departing Arusha, we will drive across the Maasai village on our way to Tarangire National Park, the fourth largest park in Tanzania. From our luxury tented camp, you will see majestic Baobab and Acacia Tortilla Trees. On the game drive, you will be able to spot big groups of Elephants, Impalas, Warthog, Lion, Leopard, Gerenuk, Zebra, Giraffe, Water-buck and over 300 species of birds.
Today, we head to Lake Manyara for a few hours and then continue to Ngorongoro Crater. Lake Manyara National Park offers dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. The shores of the lake attract more than 400 bird species, including pink flamingo. The park is also famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions. Ngorongoro Crater has an astounding population of about 30,000 animals. It is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Today you will cross the short grass plains to Ngorongoro Crater as we are heading to our camp to enjoy lunch at a picnic site. We will visit the fascinating Maasai tribe and view their dancing and singing.
This morning you will descend to the base of the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of a game viewing. You will slikely see a wide variety of wildlife such as cheetahs, hippo, hyena, gazelle and the big "Big Five." You will also spot Kori Bustards, Marabou storks, Ostriches, crowned cranes and other birds. We will return to the lodge in time for hot showers and dinner. Then we'll watch the sun set at our campsite.
Today we leave the crater and make our way to the Serengeti. The Serengeti has abundant wildlife, vast golden plains dotted with acacia trees and crocodile and hippo-filled rivers. We will explore the great Serengeti for the next three days. Serengeti National Park is well known for the great wildebeest migration and has the densest lion population in the world. It is also home to all members of the "Big Five: Lions, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards and the African Buffalo. Also over 300 species of birds, including Vultures, can be seen in this park. Game viewing includes a box lunch until you return for dinner.
Today we hope to see the great migration of wildebeest trying to cross the deadly Mara river, filled with African crocodiles. We will search for the elusive leopard and other animals we haven't yet seen.
Today, we will be heading to the central Serengeti after breakfast, hoping to see more wildlife.
After an early departure, we will exit the great Serengeti via the Olduvai Gorge. Viewing wildlife as we travel, we will make a brief stop at an archeological museum, near where the remains of the earliest human being were discovered in this area 3 million years ago. A special treat awaits you at our wonderful lodge.
Depart after breakfast and drive back to Moshi/ Arusha on time for a bit of shopping and a farewell late lunch. Rest and relax before transfer to the international airport for your departing flight.
With almost a quarter of this vast country dedicated to wildlife reserves and national parks, Tanzania is justifiably regarded as Africa’s premier safari destination. It’s one of my favourite countries, not just for the bush, beaches and big peaks, but also for the genuine warmth and friendliness of its people.
"The capital of safari in word and deed" The Northern Circuit boasts what is surely the most celebrated park on the continent, the Serengeti, and few feelings will ever compare to the incredible moment when I saw a cheetah chase down a gazelle across the seemingly endless plains of this great wilderness, without another car in sight. Aside from playing host to the annual wildebeest migration, the Serengeti also boasts one of the largest lion populations in Africa. In fact, Tanzania is home to almost 40% of Africa’s entire lion population.