8 days tanzania northern corridor experience

8 Days Tanzania Northern Corridor Experience

Arusha | Manyara | Ngorongoro | Serengeti | Depart

8 Days Tanzania Northern Corridor Experience: Highlights

The well-established ‘Northern Circuit' safari of northern Tanzania offers some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences, consisting of National Parks, game reserves, conservation areas and private concessions. Among these are the world-famous and iconic Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and of course their less well-known neighbours, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.

Day 1: Arrival, Transfer Arusha Coffee Lodge

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a member of our team who will transfer you by road to Arusha Coffee Lodge . Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Visit the extraordinary social enterprise Shanga that employs disabled people from the community to create export quality recycled glass products Go on the exciting and informative ‘Coffee Tour’, weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee trees, the coffee guide explains how the bean is nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce a myriad of different blends that sate the taste of the most ardent of coffee connoisseurs Stay: Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Days 2-3: Lake Manyara

You will be met by your guide for your 2-3 hour drive in your 4 x 4 safari vehicle to Lake Manyara National Park. Once checked in at the gate, you will continue on a leisurely game drive to the lodge On route stop in at some of the local villages, especially Mto Wa Mbu, to get an understanding for the agricultural practises and various tribes that have settled here. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon game drive, followed by sundowners on the picturesque lakeshore, where you can admire seasonal pink flocks of flamingos. Stay: 3 nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater

Take a game drive through Manyara Park and up the escarpment towards the misty Crater highlands. Enjoy the productive farming area you drive through and stop at a local vegetable farm if you would like to on route to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Discover breath-taking wildlife on the spectacular Crater floor game drive, the game viewing on the Crater floor is sensational, as this unique eco system supports an abundance of game – look out for the Big Five!

If you would like to stretch your legs or get in touch with the surrounds, there are a number of hikes and walks – Empakai walk is a full day, but startlingly beautiful and well worth it. An area of vast natural beauty, on clear days the Crater offers views of Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most recently active volcano. If you prefer a gentler stroll, wander along the crater rim to take in the spectacular views. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 6-7: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will safari landcruisers enroute to the famous Serengeti National Park on arrival you will check in at the Namiri Plains. The Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the world's most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, film makers and photographers. Tanzania's oldest game reserve, it is renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated two million antelope migrate to Kenya's Maasai Mara. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience.

Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park is the crown jewel of African safari. Not only is it home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in the world, but it’s also an arena for one of nature’s grandest spectacles – the Great Wildebeest Migration.

The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. All the major safari animals occur in great numbers. Cheetah and four of the Big 5 are easily seen, but rhino sightings are rare, and only black rhino are present. Aside from the big cats, many other predators can be spotted including spotted hyena (especially in the morning), jackal and bat-eared fox.

Day 8: Departure, Transfer Arusha

After breakfast go for a morning game viewing drive in Seengeti National Park. Return to lodge for lunch before you depart for Arusha..

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Meet on arrival at point of entry/exit, Transfer to/ from the hotel
  • Accommodation as stipulated in respective itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Transport in a 4x4 Safari Cruisers / Safari-mini-vans with pop-up-roof
  • Park Entry fees to the National Parks & National Game Reserves
  • Professional safari guide
  • All the game drives as per the safari programme above
  • Bottled drinking-mineral water throughout the safari
  • Flying Doctor service -Africa Air Rescue for emergencies

Tour Exclusions

  • All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
  • Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended)
  • Premium Drinks
  • Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
  • Any excursions not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities

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