SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK: Serengeti, the largest national park in Tanzania, covers 14,763 sq. KM at an altitude of 1,737 m. It is true to itâ€™s Maasai name, Siringet, meaning endless plains. Home to countless numbers of a wide variety of animals and birds, you will encounter lions, cheetah, perhaps even leopards. Feast your eyes on herds of wildebeest, zebra, a variety of gazelles, impala and other species of antelope. Buffalos, hippos, elephants and giraffe are among the other well-represented species. In addition, numerous smaller mammals and birds abound. The famed migration of wildebeest and zebra, with as many as 1.5 million individuals on the move can be seen between November and June.
NGORONGORO CRATER: Deemed the eighth wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcano caldera in the world. It is about 68 Sq.KM in area and the floor lies over 700M below itâ€™s rim from which there are breathtaking views. Its enclosed area affords the visitor guaranteed delight at the concentration of game to be seen, including the endangered black rhino. Its soda lake hosts a large flock of lesser flamingoes- a sight to behold!
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK: Although small in size, it boasts a good concentration of animals and birds, suited to the parkâ€™s several ecosystems. You may even get a glimpse of a tree-climbing lion! As many as 350 species of birds are known to frequent the park. TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK: At 2,600 sq km, this park is known for its beautiful landscapes, giant size herds of elephants and majestic baobab trees in addition to its many species of birds.
In a 1-4 day safari, you can visit a combination of such parks as Tarangire , Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and/ or Arusha National Park, depending on the number of days. In 4-7 or more days, you can add Serengeti Nattional Park to the above. In order to cover the Southern Circuit parks of Mikumi, Ruaha and Selous Game Reserve, allow 7-14 days. Depending on the number of parks visited. Note: Best time for South safari is between June - October. Here is an example of an ideal 14-day Tanzania holiday. This can be with either lodge, luxury tented camp or budget camping accommodation. Or, let us customize a safari for your group to fit your particular desires!
14 Day Northern Circuit Safari to National Parks & Zanzibar.
Day 1-2 Arrive Nairobi or Kilimanjaro or Dar es salaam Airport. Transfer to Arusha , drive to lodge.
Days 2-7 Safari to Lake Manyara, Tarangire Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, return to Arusha
Day 8 fly to Zanzibar.
Optional Extensions Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb: 5-6 or more days; Mt. Meru Climb: 3-4 days; Cultural Visits: 1 or more days.