5 Day Northern Circuit Safari


Ostrich in Ngorongoro Crater

Ostrich family in Ngorongoro Crater

Visit Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation and Crater.

Enjoy a 5 day northern circuit safari. The northern circuit includes Tanzania’s world renown Serengeti and Ngorongoro.  The wildlife parks you visit on this 5 day safari offer a variety of natural habitats to explore and amazing wildlife to see in the comfort of a private 4X4 safari land-cruiser.

Accommodation:

Stay 4 nights in tented camps and lodges, full-board (plus one hotel night on return – bed & breakfast).

Day 1.

Your driver/guide will pick you up in the morning at an agreed location and begin the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Arriving around lunch time, enjoy your picnic before beginning the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 2.

After breakfast you will be driven west to enter and cross Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the route to Serengeti. The drive offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Arrive at the lodge in the Serengeti early evening for relaxation before dinner and overnight (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 3.

Taking a picnic lunch, this is a full day wildlife viewing within the Serengeti. The route taken will depend on the location and activities of the wildlife. Return to the lodge early evening for dinner and overnight (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 4.

Expect an early wake up call to start your day with a dawn game drive; a time of much activity in the bush. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, leave the Serengeti and return through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, enjoying wildlife viewing en-route. Stop for a picnic lunch at Oldovai Gorge. The site is referred to as ‘the cradle of mankind’ after Dr. Leakeyin 1959 discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or ‘Nutcracker Man’ believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. The journey ends at the lodge on Ngorongoro crater rim for dinner and overnight (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 5.

After breakfast, descend the steep sided track to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater. On your morning game drive exploring the crater, there will be many opportunities to see the activities of the wildlife. After enjoying a picnic lunch, leave the crater to return east to the hotel for a final overnight (lunch, breakfast. Dinner extra).

Add another activity.

Climb Kilimanjaro or enjoy a relaxing beach holiday.