Overview: Our 3-day Northern Circuit Adventure safari, which specifically includes the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara National Park has been designed to offer you a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience, for a shorter and time-constrained period of 3 days and nights. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in three of the most spectacular National Game Parks in Tanzania.
This unforgettable adventure safari tour will take you to Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentrations of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild beauty. The size of the selected Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks, make them a perfect choice for our shorter safaris. Also, your adventure safari tour will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild beauty. The size of the selected Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks, make them a perfect choice for our shorter safaris.
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours
Distance: 152.7 km
You will meet our professional driver tour guide at your hotel, who will deliver a short safari info briefing. After your breakfast and then we drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. The Park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Basic Camp/Luxury.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara
Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 60km & 155 km
Our day starts very early in the morning equipped with a picnic lunch we descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest, and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see the black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late afternoon we drive back to the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Basic Camp/Luxury stays for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Manyara Tour – Arusha
Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 130.7 km
After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The Park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants; Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lion, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Late afternoon we return back to Arusha town and you will be dropped at your Lodge/Hotel. End of tour.
Safari using affordable Hotel, Lodges or Camps, comparable a 1-2 star Hotel. Accommodation is usually located outside the National Park.
Safari using medium to large – scale Lodges, tented camps or Cottage Camps, comparable to a 3-star Hotel
Luxury – Accommodation
Safari using deluxe tented camps or Lodge usually located inside the National Park and comparable to a 4-star hotel. Accommodation is usually located inside the Park.
Luxury+ – Accommodation
Safari using extremely luxurious tented camps or Lodge, usually located in a private wildlife – Viewing area and comparable to a 5-star Hotel. Expect great food, excellent service, top-quality guiding, and gorgeous tents or rooms. Most luxury + properties charge around USD$ 850 to 1850 per person per night!
All Park entry fees
All Park Camping fees
Pick up from the Airport
Ngorongoro Crater Service fees
Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps/Campsites according to safari program
Meals as per the above itinerary
English speaking driver/guide
Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop up roof
Bottled drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during safari
1-night free Hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha with bed & breakfast
Tents/Sleeping mats/Sleeping bags/Pillow/Chairs & Table/Mosquito net.
Price not includes:
International flights & Domestic flight
Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, and insurance
Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter
Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)