Check off this 8 day Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari from your bucket list this year.

Finally, you will have a chance to visit the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park.

These destinations may sound overwhelming, and you may wonder why you have to visit three different parks.

You will be glad to know that every one of these parks is iconic and has something different to offer the curious cat and open-minded traveller.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect during your Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari.


Serengeti National Park

Home to wall to wall wildlife, countless bird species and reptiles (especially cobras), the Serengeti makes for an enthralling safari destination.

Moreover, it sets the stage for the annual Mara Migration where millions of wildebeests and droves of zebras cross over the Grumeti to Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of pasture.

If you have a penchant for drama, this spectacle will surely be the highlight of your Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari.

Nile crocodiles lie in wait on the rivers and pounce on the wildebeests as they try to cross over to the other side.

In spite of the perils that this exodus presents, these wildebeests and zebras are not deterred from reaching their destination.

These and other inspiring life lessons will punctuate your safari in the Serengeti.

Your guide will take you to the Kopjes Circuit – granite outcrops which provide shade and watering pools for animals in dry seasons.


Tarangire National Park

This park is named after the Tarangire River which forms a primary source of fresh water for wildlife.

It is the ideal safari destination for elephant lovers as the number of these giant beasts is approximated at 3,000.

Elephants, zebras, wildebeests and birds flock to Tarangire during the dry months to quench their thirst and feed on the lush pasture.

Guests may enjoy night game drives, camping under the stars and walking safaris to surrounding areas like Empakai, Lake Eyasi, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.

Lake Manyara National Park

This soda ash lake forms a fitting home for flamingos and other wading birds as well as elephants, baboons and tree climbing lions which can often be seen lounging on the acacia trees.

Lake Manyara is a small park and a half day trip is usually enough to explore all that it has to offer.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

For an extensive Big Five experience, most travellers will include Ngorongoro Conservation Area in their itinerary.

Located on the crater floor of an extinct volcano, Ngorongoro provides rich grazing grounds for a high density of big game.

Expect to see wild cats, cheetahs, jackals, gazelles, bat-eared foxes, serval cats and a host of about 400 bird species.

Guests enjoy hiking picnic lunches and mountain biking in addition to game drives while they are at this crater.

It is also home to the Maasai and Hadazbe people.



Accommodation is as indicated in the itinerary below.

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

Rate per person

$ 7,185 $ 6,720 $ 6,495 $ 6,355 $ 6290


Rate includes

  • Accommodation on full board
  • Game drivers in a 4×4 vehicle.
  • Game drive/Game Viewing/Crater Tour as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Experienced, English Speaking driver guide.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled water in the vehicle while on safari
  • Safari starts from and ends within Arusha city.

Rate excludes

  • Tips / gratuities for driver / hotel staff
  • Any extras that are not mentioned above.
  • Airport Departure Tax for International Flights
  • Items of personal nature i.e. laundry , souvenirs etc
  • Travel insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury


Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari itinerary


  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro airport (JRO), your guide will transfer you to Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha which is situated in Tanzania’s capital.

Here, you will spend the first night of your Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari.

Relax at the fitness centre, jacuzzi, spa or golf course or enjoy a delicious cocktail at Bustani Bar against the backdrop of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton

Meals: Breakfast only. Drinks not included


Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Shortly after breakfast, an office representative will brief you on the second day of your Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari.

You will then depart for Tarangire National Park, a ride that will last about 2 hours.

Estimated arrival time is 11:00 am. A picnic lunch will be served in the park and an evening game drive will ensue.

As night falls, you will head back to Tarangire Sopa Lodge where you will have dinner and sleep over.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drinks not included


Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

If you are up to it, wake up for an early morning gaming drive before leaving for Lake Manyara.

Alternatively, you may sleep in, wake up in time for breakfast and leave the lodge at 8:00 am.

Once you get to the lake, your guide will take you for thrilling game drives until it’s time for your picnic lunch.

This will be followed by evening game drives and dinner thereafter.

Your weary body will enjoy the hospitality and grandeur at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge all night long.

Meals: All meals included. Drinks not included


Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti

Leave the highlands behind you as you head to the Serengeti on the 4th morning of your Tanzania northern circuit luxury safari.

Descend into the rolling plains of the Serengeti. Your guide will take you to the Seronera area, a rich wildlife habitat.

Watch the wild animals as they flock to the Seronera River to quench their parched throats and take in the soul-stirring views of the African bush.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight stay at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drinks not included.


Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Once breakfast is done, go for a game viewing along the Sogore River Circuit, which usually delivers sightings of lions, Thomson gazelles, topis, ostriches and cheetahs.

Head to the Kopjes Circuit in the afternoon for possible sightings of cobras, predators and preys who come to refresh themselves from the rock pools.

Head back to Serengeti Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drinks not included


Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation area

Depart for Ngorongoro Conservation area after breakfast and stop over at Olduvai Gorge.

On this gorge, anthropologists Dr Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the Nutcracker Man and Handy Man which have become significant links in the human evolution chain.

Arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge just in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon as you please.

Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay thereafter.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drinks not included.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation area

Wake up to breakfast before descending 600m into the magnificent crater that is Ngorongoro. A full day game drive will be in full swing at this densely populated African wildlife area.

The endangered black rhino, elephants, elands, wildebeests, buffaloes and over 30,000 animals call this crater home thanks to the year-round water supply and fodder.

Settle down for a picnic lunch on the picturesque crater floor and head back for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Drinks not included.


Day 8: Ngorongoro to Arusha

Have an optional early morning game drive then enjoy some breakfast before departure.You will then be transferred back to the airport for your flight to Arusha.

Meals: Breakfast only. Drinks not included


End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).


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