Go on a week-long Tanzania northern circuit road safari with Vacay Holiday Deals.

This trip starts and ends in Arusha and combines the Ngorongoro, world famous Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

Tarangire National park is named after the Tarangire river that never dries up, acting as a magnet for thirsty wildlife in dry seasons. Its swamps also provide the largest breeding ground in the world for birds.

The vast plains of Serengeti provide a stage for the Great Wildebeest Migration every year. It’s as large as Northern Ireland which may be the reason why the Maasai called it ‘endless plains.’

Ngorongoro crater will take you back in time as you see the results of a volcano that erupted thousands of years ago. Lakes, swamps, rivers and grassland combine to form a picturesque home for the teeming wildlife found there.


Rates include:

  • Return road transport in a 4×4 safari Land Cruiser
  • Return airport transfers from Arusha
  • 1 night accommodation in Tarangire Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Serengeti Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on full board basis
  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Daily game drives
  • Bottled water during game drives
  • All park entry fees


Rates exclude:

  • International flights. You can book directly on our flights page
  • Visa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any activities not mentioned above

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01 January – 28 February


01 March – 31 March


01 April – 30 May


01 June – 31 October


01 November – 21 December


22 December – 31 December



Tanzania Northern Circuit Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

You will leave Arusha city centre and head to Tarangire.

The spectacle of villages, thick baobab, swampland, rivers, lakes and wild animals will be a sight to behold as you meander through the countryside.

Tarangire National Park hosts 500 different bird species and over 30 large herbivores which roam freely throughout.

Your first day in this Tanzania northern circuit will be capped with dinner and an overnight stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

  • Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Dinner only


Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park

After a scrumptious breakfast, you will go on a game drive at the Tarangire National Park, the sixth largest National Park in Tanzania.

Apart from the animals and birds that fill the park, you will see termite mounds where dwarf mongoose inhabit when the termites leave.

You may opt for a picnic lunch or have your meal at the lodge, after which you will leave for Serengeti.

You are guaranteed to spot animals like the Big 5 way before you get into this world-renowned park.

Check in at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge will occur shortly after arrival followed by dinner.

An overnight stay at the lodge will complete the second day of the Tanzania northern circuit.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Day 3: Serengeti National Park

The third day of the Tanzania northern circuit will begin with breakfast at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

You will then embark on a game drive at the Serengeti National Park, world renown for its 2 million-strong wildebeest, 250,000 zebras, and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles.

This famed park not only has a diverse range of wildlife, it features beautiful landscape and an amazing ecosystem.

The tour guide will bring you back to the lodge for lunch if you opt out of a picnic lunch.

Day 3 of the Tanzania northern circuit ends with dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro National Park

You will wake up to breakfast and then depart for Ngorongoro.

There will be a picnic lunch as you view different game across the Serengeti plains.

You may stop at Olduvai Gorge where archaeological mysteries have been unearthed by Louis and Mary Leakey where you will see lush, grassy land and Tanzanian acacia trees.

Dinner will be served shortly after check-in at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, where you will also have your overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

You will eat your breakfast with great anticipation as you prepare to explore the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera.

This crater hosts over 25,000 large mammals surrounded by stunning lakes, vast plains, and lush forests.

Ngorongoro crater is large and its floor comprises of forest, swamps, lakes, springs, grassland and sandy dunes.

Expect to see rhinos, lions, bull elephants, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, flamingos and other animals.

A picnic lunch will then be served overlooking a small lake populated with hippos.

Your fourth day on the Tanzania northern circuit will end with dinner and an overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 6: Ngorongoro to Arusha

You will wake up to the wild one more time and enjoy your breakfast at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

You will depart soon after and pass through the Maasai Steppe where you will see villages, baobab trees and wild animals on your way to Arusha.

  • Meals: Breakfast only

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