Northern Circuit Safari with Zanzibar Extension

Arusha National park, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara National Park.

This program is the mix of Wildlife viewing on the car and Balloon safaris flying over the Serengeti National park, including sightseeing of Serengeti great wildebeest migration, depend on the season we can adjust this program to suit your travel season for Migrat0ion tracking.

Also includes Cultures visit at Lake Eyasi Valley, here you will visit Hadzabe (hunters) and Datoga tribe (Pastoralist and Farmers). Zanzibar beach holiday is included on the itinerary but we can separate it and become special for safaris only.

Tour Highlights

  • Arrival
  • Game drive at Arusha National Park
  • Lake Eyasi 
  • Visit Dagota black Smith
  • Serengeti
  • Game drive at Ngorongoro crater
  • Lake Manyara
  • Spice island visit
  • Stone town
  • Depature

Tour Details

DAY 01: ARRIVAL KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JRO)

Arrival to Kilimanjaro airport JRO where you will be welcomed by an Orogu Tours and Travel representative pickup and transfer to Arusha.

Stay overnight at Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa or Karama Lodge (FB)

DAY 02: ARUSHA TO ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Arusha National park. After early breakfast, we drive through the park up to the starting point of the walking safari, meet with an armed ranger, for a short briefing.

You will learn about the flora and fauna of this natural habitat of Africa, enjoy the views of both Mount Meru and the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The walk is about 3-4 hrs.

After the walking safari we continue with the game-drive, to see a lot of wildlife such as black and white Colobus monkey, buffalo, giraffe, warthog, waterbuck and olive baboons, flamingos and other aquatic birds.

Stay overnight at Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa or Karama Lodge (FB)

DAY 03: ARUSHA TO LAKE EYASI

Drive to Lake Eyasi. We drive across the Iraqw-tribe farmland to Lake Eyasi, home to some traditional living tribes. Today we visit the Datoga, Black-smith and Hadzabe. Datoga are representatives of the earliest people who came into east Africa from south east Ethiopia. Traditionally the young men of this tribe would prove themselves to be a man by killing a person other than Datoga, or an elephant, lion or buffalo, which might be used as the base of a Ceremonial headdress along with pelts of other animals they had killed. We will learn here about the Datoga culture and they will show us their dance. Black smith tribe: The Black-smith are related to the Datoga tribe but are a different division. They will show us how they melt metal to make their decoration stuff such as neck coils. Hadzabe or Bushmen are the last people in East Africa living traditionally by hunting and gathering wild fruits and roots. They use bow and (sometimes poisoned) arrows for hunting, wandering in the bushes, like they did in prehistoric times.

Stay overnight at Lake Eyasi safari lodge (FB)

DAY 04: LAKE EYASI TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Serengeti National park. After breakfast we herd to the Serengeti National park, via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stop at the rim of the crater for a great view of the crater, we make our drive around the crater rim to Serengeti Park.

Geographically Serengeti is divided into two zones: Eastern-Southern, which is covered with a vast plain made of volcanic ash which was emitted from Ngorongoro highlands, hence the name “Siringet “, a Maasai word for endless plain. The second zone, Western-Northern, is woodland and small hills.

Stay overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Thorn Tree Tented Lodge (FB)

DAY 05: FULL DAY SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park (Optional Balloon safari with Extra cost) After breakfast leave the camp for game drive.

The Serengeti National park is part of the Serengeti ecosystem which boasts the greatest wildlife concentrations of ungulates: more than 1 million wildebeests and nearly half a million zebras annually follow the rains around this eco system, from the plains to the savannah woodlands, to the Maasai Mara and back to the plains again.

This big migration has been described as the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. We will see lions, leopards, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, gazelle and if lucky migration of wildebeest and zebra and a lot of birdlife. The Serengeti is not only famous for the big game roaming over the plains, but also for its great ornithological spectacle.

The highlights include: the endemic grey breasted spur fowl and the true Fischer’s lovebirds, Tanzanian red-billed hornbill, silver bird, magpie shrike and ostrich.

Stay overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or Thorn Tree Tented Lodge (FB)

DAY 06: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER

Early morning drive from Serengeti National park to Ngorongoro crater descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game drive. Ngorongoro is a huge caldera, a collapsed volcano, 265 Sq. Km in size and 610 m deep.

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens in the World. It is a real animal kingdom; here some of Africa’s last black rhinos are still well protected. The black mine lions stalk through the grass, flamingo’s crowd the Magadi Lake and the giant-tusked elephants are mostly seen along the permanent swamps.

Open grass land covers most of the crater floor, turning yellow with wildflowers in June. The Makat soda lake is a great attraction for flamingos and other water birds, while predators hide in the mash to ambush animals that come to drink from the river which feeds the lake.

Also, on the crater floor are swamps, providing water and habitat for elephant and hippo as well as numerous smaller creatures such as frogs and snakes.

Lunch in the crater, late afternoon drive to Mto wa Mbu area.

Stay overnight at The Retreat at Ngorongoro or Country lodge Karatu

DAY 07: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK TO ARUSHA

Drive to Lake Manyara after breakfast, we will drive across the Great Rift Valley, one of the most dramatic features on earth, extending from the Dead Sea in Jordan to Mozambique in the South.

Lake Manyara National park is renamed after the plant Euphorbia tirucallii, ‘Emanyar’ in maasai language, and ‘ladies fingers’ in English. The park was registered in 1960 and covers an area of 330 Sq. km, of which 220 Sq. km is covered by lake and the rest by woodland.

There is an enormous amount of wildlife such as tree climbing lion, leopard, cheetah, hippopotamus, buffalo, elephant, zebra, wildebeest, baboon, other monkeys, pink flamingo and over 350 bird species.

Stay overnight at Arusha Serena Hotel Resort & Spa or Karama Lodge (HB)

DAY 08: FLY TO ZANZIBAR ‘SPICE ISLAND’

After breakfast at leisure; afterwards transfer to Arusha Airport. Fly to Zanzibar. Upon arrival met and transfer to Stone Town. 

Overnight at Zanzibar Serena Hotel or Tembo Hotel (BB)

DAY 09: STONE TOWN TOUR THEN TRANSFER TO THE BEACH HOTEL

After breakfast set off for Stone Town Tour accompanied by a guide. This day you will explore the Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A visit at 19th – century House of Wonders and Sultan’s Palace, Zanzibar’s former Bazaars at Darajani Market, National Museum and a time to shop for souvenirs. Afterward you will have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch transfer to Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel or Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa (HB)

DAY 10: AT LEISURE BEACH HOTEL

After breakfast; at leisure relaxing at the beach.

Dinner and overnight at Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel or Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa (HB)

DAY 11: AT LEISURE BEACH HOTEL

After breakfast; at leisure relaxing at the beach.

Dinner and overnight at Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel or Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa (HB)

DAY 12: AT LEISURE BEACH HOTEL

After breakfast; at leisure relaxing at the beach.

Dinner and overnight at Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel or Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa (HB)

DAY 13: AT LEISURE BEACH HOTEL

After breakfast; at leisure relaxing at the beach.

Dinner and overnight at Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel or Ocean Paradise Resort & Spa (HB)

DAY 14: FLY TO DAR ES SALAAM

Afternoon FLY to Julius Nyerere international airport in Dar, connecting a flight to Home.

Price Inclusive

  • 4WD Toyota safari Land cruiser special made for safari
  • Professional driver/guide, all meals while on safari.
  • All the park and transit fees, 2-way airport transfers
  • Meals and accommodation in Zanzibar as per itinerary, transfers from and to Airport
  • 2-night accommodation in Arusha.
  • All government taxes.
  • Mineral water in the car.

Price Exclusive

  • International flight and domestic flight.
  • Balloon Safari costs
  • Health insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Laundry service
  • Telephone calls
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tipping and anything not mentioned above.