Tanzania’s Northern Circuit

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Tanzania’s Northern Circuit

Highlights Include:

  • Exclusive private guide and 4WD vehicle creating a personalized safari experience
  • Exploring the famous game areas of Northern Tanzania 
  • Searching for the Big Five inside the world’s largest intact caldera
  • Observing traditional cultures in modern day Africa
  • Spending time in the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuary, the Serengeti National Park
Tour Details

From: $5,720 per person | Single supplement on request

8 days

2021 Departures: Daily, All Year

This exclusive and customized safari allows you the opportunity to avoid the tour groups and big lodges that cater to them by exploring the highlights of Tanzania’s popular northern circuit with your own private guide and vehicle. Your Borton Overseas Africa Specialist will work with you to craft a journey based on your travel preferences and our experience. We prefer staying in small and unique places that represent a more authentic safari experience and we’ll hand-pick our favorites for you. The safari is a slower-paced driving safari, allowing you the chance to explore safari areas as you prefer. Perfect for photographers needing extra time to set up shots or birders trying to tick off a plethora of unique species found in these varied habitats. 

You’ll bid farewell to your guide and take a scheduled flight back from the Serengeti maximizing your time on safari and offering a bird’s eye view of your safari route. If you have more time, we can arrange additional nights on safari, some beach time in Zanzibar, or even visiting a school! We know this area well and will be happy to guide you through the endless options.

This is a sample itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha, Tanzania

Upon arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport this evening, you are met and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Welcome to Africa! Overnight in Arusha

Days 2-3On Safari in Tarangire National Park | Meals: B L D

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park, bustling with diverse wildlife and set amid majestic baobab trees. During the dry season, the animals congregate along the banks of the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in Masailand. Your days here are spent exploring the park on game drives and guided bush walks. Overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 4Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater | Meals: B L D

A morning departure will take you to Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact caldera. Descend into the 102-square-mile crater to view game on the vast grasslands of the crater floor. Spectacular animal life can be found throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. Ngorongoro is one of the most impressive game haunts in Africa and has been designated a World Heritage Site. Local wildlife includes black-maned lion, the highly endangered black rhino, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, hippo, jackal, and hyena, the most important predator within the crater. Relax this evening at your comfortable lodge nestled into the rim of the crater, providing spectacular views of this eden below. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 5Olduvai Gorge and Serengeti National Park | Meals: B L D

Depart this morning for the Serengeti, with a stop along the way to visit Olduvai Gorge, the famous archeological site where the Mary Leakey unearthed the remains of Australopithecus, Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus.

Continue to the plains of the Serengeti and your seasonal mobile camp, with a game drive enroute. Now this is safari! Overnight at Tented Camp in Serengeti

Days 6-7On Safari in the Serengeti National Park | Meals: B L D

Serengeti National Park is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Spend two full days exploring the corners of the park, taking in the beauty of the seemingly unending plains. From January to March, the park is home to the migration of over 2.5 million wildebeest and zebra, which attract a host of predatory animals. The flora of the Serengeti is as equally diverse as its wildlife. Massive islets of granite, called kopjes, standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of plant and animal species. Overnight at Tented Camp in Serengeti

Day 8Depart Arusha, Tanzania | Meals: B L

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Seronera airstrip for a flight to Arusha where you will be met for a bit of shopping at the Cultural Heritage Center. Transfer to a local lodge where a dayroom has been arranged for you to relax and freshen up. Later, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your evening departure.

  • Seven nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated, including inter-camp air transfers
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Private use 4WD safari vehicle with photo hatches
  • Game drives and activities as detailed
  • Bottled water during game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater tour/game drive
  • Day room use on last day
  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Temporary membership in Flying Doctor Service
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Africa and related taxes
  • Travel insurance (emergency medical & evacuation coverage required)
  • Fees for passports, visas, or health vaccinations
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
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