9 DAYS NORTHERN CIRCUIT
MID - RANGE SAFARI
Tanzania Safari Packages | Northern Circuit | Mid - Range Safari
Introduction / Overview
Tanzania’s Northern Zone includes regions of Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Mara. The most rewarding Zone to explore the Wilderness of Africa, the best place to witness the homes of the Big Five and many more sceneries and Local cultures still well preserved in the World. Apricus tours and safaris Provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to feel, observe and experience what Africa’s Mother Nature has preserved for the World.
This is a ‘lodging safari’ so you will be staying in a nice mixture of comfortable lodges and tented camps for that ‘out of Africa’ feel, but if you wish you can also do an ‘all lodge stay’ safari at a revised price.
The lodges and tented camps included in this tour are comfort style or upper mid-range. They are safe and clean with great food. However if you want the same package customized to a more luxurious affair we can offer you the same package as a 9-day Safari Tanzania luxury option package at a revised price.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National park
Day 2: Mto wa Mbu to Lake Natron
Day 3: Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park
Day 4: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Day 7: Full Day in Ngorongoro spend the night in Mto wa Mbu town
Day 8: Lake Eyasi (Hadzabe Tribe) Visit to Mto wa Mbu
Day 9: Mto wa Mbu to Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha town
A day will start early driving from Arusha town towards Tarangire National Park through the Maasai Steppe.
A full day Game drive in Tarangire will allow you to experience large herd of elephants and enjoying the sceneries so diverse. Other large herds of animals such a Zebras, baboons, Lions, Wildebeest and Plenty of other Predators as well.
Picnic lunch will be served at a public picnic site with an amazing view of Tarangire river where herds of animals drink water.
The day will end with an afternoon game drive then heard to the hotel/ Lodge to refresh, Dine and spend the night in Mto wa Mbu town.
After a leisure Breakfast, Day two will include a drive from Mto wa Mbu town towards Lake Natron. Fringed by salt-encrusted flats and black volcanic protrusions, this remote and brooding 1,040-square-kilometre soda lake lies below the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Among the most primal and inhospitable of African landscapes, Lake Natron is a shallow sliver of hyper-alkaline water best known as the primary nursing ground for East Africa’s 2.5 million lesser flamingos. The southern lakeshore is towered over by the volcanic Ol Doinyo Lengai, the Maasai ‘Mountain of God’. Bird viewing around the lake, evening walks and waterfalls sceneries are some of the activities widely preffered.
Dinner and overnight around Lake Natron which offers a wide selection of Mid-Range Lodges and Tented camps.
On this day, an early drive after breakfast will take us from Lake Natron vicinity towards the famed Serengeti National Park. We will enter the park though Klein’s Gate enjoying game on route along Lobo area and spend the night on comfortable tented camps or lodges around Lobo Area
Now you get two full days to experience the Serengeti. Known to host one of most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra – the Serengeti’s vast plains are also home to a haven of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards and many other predators. Two overnight stays in Serengeti National Park. Cultural trip to Maasai village optional.
Best time to visit: Suitable all year-round. December to July, to follow the wildebeest migration (either Ndutu or Mara River Crossing), June to October to see predators.
The evening will be spent in Central Serengeti
After a breakfast and early lunch we will drive from Central Serengeti plains to Ngorongoro where a night will be spend along picturesque Ngorongoro Crater Rim for a rest, preparing for next day crater visit.
Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders will be our next destination on this day. After an Early Breakfast, we will start our descend into the Crater from the campsite on the crater rim.
A full day Crater tour will allow you to experience Nature and humanity working together in harmony where Maasai lives together side by side with wild animals. A famous Hippo Pool, a lake within a crater and massive herds of animals.
After an extreme adventure, Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to a small nearby town of Mto wa Mbu for a comfort stay in lodge/ tented camps.
A day will start with a warm breakfast in Mto wa mbu town, you’ll get the chance to visit the bushmen tribe of Datoga and Hadzabe residing along Lake Eyasi and learn about their culture and way of life. A tour will give you the opportunity to go along on a hunt and experience their great hunting skills with arrows and bows, as well as enjoy some singing and dancing ceremonies
Day 8 will be set for a famous Hadzabe tribe visit along Lake Eyasi. The last of the Hunter and gatherer tribes in Africa. A chance to experience their cuture and traditional, food and hunting experience.
After an extreme adventure we will drive back to Mto wa Mbu town for a relaxing evening in comfortable lodges.
From Mto wa Mbu town we will mark the end of our Safari by visiting Lake Manyara National Park. Famous for its tree climbing lions, the park also offers a view of large flock of Flaming in thousands as well as a wide variety of rare birds.
After a full day game drive, we will drive back to Arusha
- Private safari
- Park fees
- English speaking professional guide
- Camping equipment
- Covid-19 measure
- Government taxes
- Hotel/airport pickups and drop off during safari
- 3 meals per day
- 4×4 pop roof land cruiser vehicle for game drive
- Mineral bottled drinking water
- Personal items