This 4-day safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit in lodge and tented camps. You will experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of diverse landscapes; monkey in the forest, lion in trees, elephant amongst acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will visit Serengeti National Park, home to over 3 million animals. These spectacular grass plains offer the best opportunity of viewing cheetah, leopard, lion and much more.
After breakfast your safari guide will drive you to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is best known for its elephant families, savannah, iconic baobab trees, seasonal swamps and the life-giving Tarangire River. Animals gather at the river to drink and cool off from the hot African sun. You will see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest.
After breakfast you will drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater and continuing as far as the eye can see, the vast view of the Serengeti. Serengeti mean “endless plain" and is inhabited by more than 2 million wildebeest and other wildlife. From January to April the wildebeest, plains zebra and Thomson’s gazelle give birth to their calves. Large predators including lion, cheetah and hyena are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrate throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared fox, mongoose, honey badger, jackal, monkey, baboon and African hare also inhabit the area.
You will rise very early and enjoy a sunrise game drive to spot animals when they are more active and also to witness a fantastic African sunrise; one of the most spectacular sites one can experience. You will then return to camp for breakfast, check-out and travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. This vast crater is inhabited by the greatest concentration of wildlife in the planet; almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. The crater contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephant that reside here have extremely large tusks, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses.
After an early breakfast you will check-out of the lodge and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. You will descend down a steep track into the caldera to enjoy your last game drive. You will experience a breathtaking range of animals and birds. The caldera (a collapsed volcano) is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard) to over 500 species of birds. You will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the crater and then make your way back up the crater rim in the afternoon. You will then drive back Arusha, arriving in the late afternoon. This is where your safari will end.
A professional driver/guide
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees