We get to experience the attractions of the Northern safari circuit during this seven-day lodge safari. Elephants amid the acacias, lions in the trees, monkeys in the jungle, and a wide range of other creatures can all be found inside a collapsed volcano. We also come across breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diversified environments. Additionally, we travel to the renowned Serengeti National Park. The stunning scenery and the abundance of wildlife we see are both unforgettable. In every sense of the term, epic!
Upon arrival at the airport, one of our representatives will pick you up. You will be driven to your lodging in Arusha, where you can rest, prepare for the adventures ahead, and spend the night. Arusha Planet Lodge is a haven of peace and beauty.
Our own safari guide will pick you up from your Arusha lodging in the morning. We traveled across gently rolling Maasai plains with sporadic acacia trees into Tarangire National Park. As we speed ahead, we encounter a lot of Maasai in their vibrant clothing wandering alongside the road, riding bicycles, herding livestock, and pulling carts pulled by donkeys. Numerous more animals can be seen at Tarangire National Park, which is well-known for its sizable herds of elephants. We observe the seasonal marshes, savannah, and life-giving Tarangire River from the open top of our safari Jeep. In addition to many other animals, we hope to see zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, elephants, and giraffes. You might even see lions pursuing their prey or leopards lounging in the branches above.
We travel to one of our mid-range partner lodges after our lengthy game drive for dinner in a classy restaurant and a roomy bedroom to unwind in and daydream about the wild cats.
After breakfast, we carry on our journey in the direction of the lush highlands, where the Iraqi people cultivate corn, coffee, and wheat. We will be able to see the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater as we pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before continuing on to the Serengeti National Park, which we will arrive at around noon.
With a staggering 15,000 square kilometers of land, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is the country’s biggest park. It contains a variety of habitats and sceneries, including grassy plains, lakes, swamps, savannah, and mountains. Thousands of animals may be visible in their quest for food and water during certain seasons as the big migration of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope takes place here. We travel to the Seronera Valley for an evening supper and overnight accommodation following a lengthy game drive.
Game drives in the Serengeti are scheduled for this entire day. The Serengeti is known for its enormous herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest that migrate each year. The Serengeti is home to a variety of species, including impala, buffalo, crocodiles, and hippopotamuses. The journey of the animals changes from year to year and is influenced by the rainfall. The animals migrate in November and December from the northern region, which is characterized by hills and woods, to the southern region’s grassy plains.
They move back to the north during the lengthier rainy season, which lasts from April to June. Aside from the herds that are moving, we might also get the chance to watch local predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards playing their part in the cycle of life.
We will head back to our carefully chosen partner tented camp after a wonderful day for some downtime, dinner, and our overnight stay on the vast plains.
We leave for another Serengeti game drive after an early breakfast. Before beginning our drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, we have the chance to see the Big Five, which include the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and leopard. The unfenced areas allow the animals to move freely, giving us a constant opportunity to see game.
When we reach the crater’s edge, we catch our first look of the glittering streams, wide-open grasslands, and a wide variety of animals that will be waiting for us the next day. We spend the evening and night at one of our carefully chosen mid-range partner lodges, which has the most roomy accommodations for your rest, relaxation, and fantasies of the African wild and restaurants with aesthetically pleasing decor.
Early risers can enjoy breath-taking sunrise views over the crater’s edge. After a filling breakfast, we make our way into the crater on the thrilling track. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Africa’s Seven Wonders, is 610 m deep, around 260 sq km in size, and dates back about 3 million years. The crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania because of its dense animal population of about 25,000 ungulates. We will be able to observe wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephant, and some of the more than 500 bird species that live there in a couple of minutes.
We could even be lucky enough to see a glimpse of the critically endangered black rhino through the grass.
We depart the crater in the late afternoon to make our way back to Karatu following a long game drive and a picnic lunch. We will spend the night in one of our carefully chosen, premium, mid-range partner lodges.
After breakfast, we go to Lake Manyara National Park, the last stop on this epic safari. The shallow salt lake that makes up a good 70% of the territory of this very small but varied park, 120km west of Arusha, bears its name. The soda lake, which floods and dries with the seasons, is home to approximately 500 different bird species in addition to thousands of flamingos.
We’ll see monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffalo, elephants, and, maybe, lions relaxing in the trees as we explore the park. The park is renowned for its varied topography, which includes not only broad grassland plains but also woodlands home to primates and cliffs covered in baobab trees. Our expedition comes to a close after another unforgettable game drive. In the late afternoon, we make our way back to Arusha, bringing with us unforgettable memories of the African wilderness.