Unique Tanzania Safari 14-days Tanzania Safari specifically includes all the national parks of the Northern Circuit (except for Kilimanjaro NP): the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, Mkomazi National Park and Lake Natron with Oldonyo Lengai, an active volcano.
This specific Tanzania Safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors who want to see it all! This trip is also ideal for photographers who like to see a lot of wildlife and stunning panoramas. This unforgettable African safari will take you to Moshi, the town on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa.
The next day we drive to Mkomazi National Park. This National Park borders Kenya’s Tsavo National Park and is totally different then all the other national parks in Tanzania.
After Mkomazi we drive to Arusha National Park, very different to the other National Parks in the area, blessed with a fantastic scenery, including Mount Meru, the second highest peak of Tanzania. On a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from the Park also. The third national park we visit is Tarangire National Park. This National Park features some of the greatest concentrations of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.
After that, we go to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa.
This Tanzania Safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. We leave Serengeti in the North, where we enter Lake Natron area, with Oldonyo Lengai and Lake Natron. This place is totally different, the temperature is higher and the huge soda lake is full of flamingos, while the active volcano gives you spectacular panoramas. Walk up to the lake or to a waterfall, with a natural shower. the last National Park we visit is Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.This park is famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Unique Tanzania Safari
DAY 1 ARRIVAL – MOSHI
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet and greet by Gosheni Adventures Official , Pick and transfer to Moshi Town, almost 30 min drive from the Airport to town for overnight. overnight at Sal Salinero Hotel (HB)
DAY 2 : MOSHI – MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK
Wake up in Moshi with a splendid view of Mt. Kilimanjaro (on a clear day). After some shopping in this nice town we drive to Mkomazi National Park.
Mkomazi National Park is set below the slopes of the spectacular Usambara Mountains and supports several dry specialists species (rare elsewhere in Tanzania) including the fringe eared oryx, lesser kudu and gerenuk. Mkomazi is contagious with Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park. dinner and overnight at Babu’s Camp (FB)
DAY 3: MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Early morning game drive in Mkomazi National Park. Transfer to Arusha National Park afterwards. Part of Arusha National Park is Mt. Meru, the smaller brother of Kilimanjaro. Game drive in the afternoon if time allows.
Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha town. The park has a great diversity in habitats and animals and the landscape is very beautiful, overlooking Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. dinner and overnight at Ngarasero Mountain Lodge
DAY 4;ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Early morning game drive in Arusha National Park. Transfer to Tarangire National Park. Game drive in the afternoon in this beautiful National Park, with chances of seeing lions, elephants, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and many more.
Tarangire National Park stretches south east of Lake Manyara around the Tarangire River. It is most spectacular in the dry season from June to November, when several thousands of animals migrate to the last remaining pools of the Tarangire River. dinner and overnight Tarangire Safari Lodge (FB)
DAY 5 :TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER
Early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. Afterwards we drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands towards the Ngorongoro Conservation area.
On our way we make a stop on a beautiful viewing point to see the Ngorongoro Highlands and Ngorongoro Crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife, inside a self-contained world teeming with animals, with very good chances of seeing the big 5.evening you will drive to the your lodge with the best view of Ngorongoro forest ,Dinner and overnight at Endoro Lodge (FB)
DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER
Early morning adventure in the Ngorongoro Crater where there are high chances of seeing THE BIG FIVE. The crater also includes a spectacular Soda lake with flamingos. Afternoon lunch at Hippo Pool Picnic site is an unforgettable experience before afternoon ascend the Crater but remain in the scenic view above it. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
DAY 7:NGORONGORO CRATER – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (NDUTU)
On this day we will drive through Ngorongoro Highlands to the endless plains of the Serengeti. On this day it is possible to visit a Maasai Boma (kraal) to get more familiar with their daily life activities (optional). Afterwards we proceed to Lake Ndutu, which technically borders between Serengeti and Ngorongoro, this place is rich in various types of birds in both water bodies and savannah and also for the large animals of the savannah.
Dinner and overninght at Ndutu Safari Lodge (FB)
DAY 8; SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (SERONERA)
Driving through the corners of Serengeti in Ndutu area, one of the best opportunities to see the rare African bat eared foxes and Genet Cat. Afterwards we drive to Seronera Valley for a full day tour. Seronera is in Central Serengeti, the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure.
A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again. Dinner and overninght at Ikoma Tented Camp (FB)
DAY 9 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (SERONERA)
After breakfast full day game drive in central Serengeti. One of the best places to see lions, leopards and cheetahs. Optional ballooning (not included) to see the animals from the air.
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat , dinner and overnight at Ikoma Safari Camp (FB)
DAY 10 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (LOBO)
Early morning game drive in Seronera to catch up with the African wild sunrise with active animals in the morning, like lions, leopards and cheetahs, before breakfast.
Before we leave Seronera we shall have a brief tour in the Serengeti Migration Centre for information and updates of the park. We can also make a stop in Olduvai Gorge (famous and interesting place where our ancestors have been found). Game drive on the way to the Lobo area. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Wildlife Lodge (FB)
DAY 11 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (LOBO)
After breakfast at your Lodge full day game drive in the Lobo area of the Serengeti. Lobo is famous for the largest prides of muscular lions. But there is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.
Dinner and overinght at Lobo Wildlife Lodge (FB)
DAY 12 SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NATRON
We leave the park through the northern gate while having a game drive on our way.
On this way we shall be able to see the connectivity of Serengeti and Maasai Mara landscape as we proceed to Lake Natron in the basin of the Great Rift Valley, a land where the Maasai stay close to their famous active volcano, Oldonyo Lengai. In the afternoon we make a walk to a natural shower (waterfall). It is also possible to drive/walk to the lake to see the flamingos. dinner and overnight at Natron Tented Camp (FB)
DAY 13 LAKE NATRON – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
In the morning we can drive/walk to the lake or visit the Maasai. Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park in the afternoon. Lake Manyara is Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.
Lake Manyara is famous for its tree climbing lions. Game drive in the afternoon.
DAY 14: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your Home/Zanzibar flight .
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