Suggested itinerary for one week safari, Northern Circuit Tanzania

Day 1
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. The guide will meet you at the airport for transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge, only a few minutes from Arusha town. Here you can relax by the swimming pool, take a walk through the garden or sit in the bar overlooking the beautiful garden and pool. Dinner and overnight. H

Ilboru Safari Lodge


Day 2
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara National Park with lunch boxes.

At just 325 square kilometers Lake Manyara National Park is a relatively small slice of land. It is a beautiful little park, tucked in between the Rift Escarpment and the lake itself. Here you can see a lot of birds, elephants, giraffe, hippo and many other wild animals.

Early afternoon we drive to Lake Manyara Hotel to enjoy the beautiful garden with a swimming pool and bar overlooking the park. Dinner and overnight.

Lake Manyara Hotel

Day 3
Today we leave the smooth roads and head into the parks of all national parks – Serengeti. We drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stop along the way for the view over the famous crater, we visit a maasai village (optional) and we have our packed lunch at the museum overlooking Oldupai Gorge – the cradle of mankind. Hopefully we see a lot of wildlife on our way to the lodge and you might fall asleep to the roar of a distant lion. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge. FB

Note! During some periods we might suggest Lobo wildlife Lodge due to the animals whereabouts.

Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti

Day 4
We use the lodge as our base and make game drives in both morning and afternoon, during which we hope to see lions, cheetah, leopard, hyenas, thousands of zebras, antelopes, elephants and much more.

Your stay here can be an incomparable wildlife experience.

Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, equal in size to Northern Ireland, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. This is where the famous migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and thousands of Zebras take place. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning ‘endless plains’.


Day 5
After breakfast we start our return to Ngorongoro and in time for lunch descend to the famous crater.

The crater has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, almost 20 kilometers in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds, including the endangered black rhino.

We have dinner and spend the night at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, on the rim of the crater. FB

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Day 6
After breakfast we drive slowly to Tarangire National Park. On the way we make a stop for shopping and for those who want we can visit a local school. We have game viewing on the way to the lodge and in the afternoon. Mid day we relax by the swimming pool. Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Baobab trees and elephants are the main sights in Tarangire. It is common to see large family groups of elephants in the park and game-viewing in Tarangire is usually very good, with plenty of giraffe, warthog, waterbuck, impala, zebra, ostrich, buffalo and many more animals.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 7
Today its time to go back to Arusha. We look for wild animals on our way out of the park, stop along the way for some shopping and enjoy a nice lunch in Arusha. After that some might return to home full of stories and memories and some continue to Zanzibar for yet another experience on the exciting island in the Indian Ocean with its intriguing history and white beaches.


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