The Smell Of Northern Circuit

Enjoy seven full days of safaris, and complete immersion in a wildlife world that goes beyond anything you might have seen in documentaries
Sleep in an intimate tree house in Lake Manyara National Park and surround yourself with the meandering soundtrack of Tanzania's wilderness
Spot rare tree-climbing lions and large hippo pods at Lake Manyara
Admire the 300 strong elephant herds that roam around the baobab trees of beautiful Tarangire National Park
See all of the Big Five on just one game drive as you explore the unique Ngorongoro Crater
Gaze out onto the endless plains of the Serengeti, home to the Great Migration and probably the most famous park in the world

per adult from

$4,195

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Wi-Fi, Electrical charger, binoculars, cameras
    • A Special Safari Hamper • Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives • A bottle of Wine
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Tipping
    • Balloon Safari:
    • International & Domestic flights:

  • Day 1: Day 1: Arusha - Relaxation at the Coffee Lodge

    Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
    Keep your eyes peeled as you fly over African savannahs and land into Kilimanjaro International Airport in northern Tanzania. The inimitable landscapes of East Africa await and their sheer size is breathtaking from above. You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Fragrantly situated in a rolling coffee plantation, the lodge offers a home away from home but also a glimpse into exotic Africa. Monkeys sometimes swing through the grounds and the coffee can't get any fresher. Enjoy one night here in the Plantation Suite.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Dinner, Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Arusha Coffee Lodge,

    Day 2: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

    Pass By: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha Region
    Today we set out early, collecting you from your Arusha hotel and heading south to stunning Tarangire National Park. We arrive at your lodge by noon, in time for a pleasant lunch. Your afternoon game-drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the ‘Elephant Playground’. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.

    Serengeti may be better known, but Tarangire in the dry season easily rivals it for animal densities. As well as the herds of elephant Tarangire is home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle while gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx are ‘local specialties’. Lake Burungi’s marshy shores are the lure for these mammals and the waters attract many beautiful bird species, too. Look out for giant kingfishers, hoopoes, and the delightfully-named white-bellied go-away bird. Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia woodland. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, we retire to the comfort of the lodge for an evening meal and some rest.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sanctuary Swala,

    Day 3: DAY 3 – TARANGIRE TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

    Pass By: Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha Region
    Lake Manyara's flying residents provide a noisy start to your safari experience. Over 300 individual bird species can be spotted in the park, but it's the raucous hornbills that try to dominate the soundtrack. After breakfast, you'll have a short drive to Lake Manyara National Park, where the hornbills aren't the only birds vying for your attention. Thousands of flamingos wade in the shallows of the lake, forming a pink blanket that's the centerpiece of this national park. They're joined in the water by large pods of hippos, the playful beasts resting from the sun or rolling around the muddy embankments.

    Lake Manyara offers an ideal first African safari. It offers an eclectic mix of animals, but the winding woodlands ensure that you rarely see any other safari trucks. By the lake, and in the grassy clearings, you'll get your first glimpses of Africa's largest mammals. Buffalos return your stare, their bushy frames usually providing tick one on your Big Five list. African elephant bulls wander alone, graceful creatures that can be distinguished from Asian elephants by their larger size and ears. Even from a distance, you can see that their ears are shaped like a map of Africa. Giraffes silently munch on the high trees, the most elegant of creatures adding their own unique colors to Lake Manyara.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Diner, Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

    Day 4: DAY 4 – LAKE MANYARA TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Pass By: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
    After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and leave Lake Manyara, National Park. Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife.

    After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some greater wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo, and the crocodile the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Dinner, Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

    Day 5: DAY 5 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Pass By: Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park
    Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever-changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

    After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work on any schedule, so we may find a lion or leopard, elephant, and zebra, cheetah, and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the camp for dinner and some much-needed rest.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Serengeti Tortilis Camp

    Day 6: DAY 6 – SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

    Pass By: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania
    A scenic road winds towards the Ngorongoro Crater rim, mischievous baboons watching the road as you ascend through a verdant forest. Even by East Africa's lofty standards, this inactive volcano is a freak of nature. Known as Africa's “Garden of Eden,” the Ngorongoro crater floor is home to a permanent population of 30,000 mammals. But from above it's a bird that catches the eye, innumerable flamingos turning the lake pink, their shocking color juxtaposed against the rich green landscape.

    On day six your afternoon isn't scheduled, and some might enjoy savoring the view and relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. This is one of Tanzania's most sublime lodges, and it immaculately blends local Maasai tradition with modern luxury. A butler quietly caters to all your needs while Maasai warriors ensure no wildlife gets too close. From your intimate wooden deck, you can watch the Ngorongoro procession. First, a small herd of zebra descends into the crater. Then a large bull elephant. Now three Maasai herdsmen carrying spears. On this relaxed afternoon, others might prefer walking along the crater rim or making a visit to a local Maasai village. Whatever you choose, it's an afternoon indulging in a world that hasn't changed for hundreds of years.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

    Day 7: DAY 7 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR TO AIRPORT

    Pass By: Arusha Region, Arusha Region
    After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for 5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport,

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We call them!Airports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Departure Time :
    5:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Recommended for all type of travelers
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Diakopes Expedition Limited

Activity ID: V-220549P1

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